Hundreds fill downtown North Bend: peacefully protest racial inequality, stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement

Amidst some community concern that Saturday's Stand in Solidarity Snoqualmie Valley anti-racism protest could lead to violence and property damage by opportunists, the event went off as organizers planned: a … [Read more...]

Class of 2020: a look back at the history and events that Shaped the Journey

This is the 9th installment of our annual trip down memory lane for high school seniors and their parents who can't believe 18 years went so quickly It's also the the most emotional for me to write, as my … [Read more...]

Summer Camps look a bit different this year, but Snoqualmie Valley company – Robot U – is up to the challenge

This year has brought unique challenges to parents as they adapt to the new Covid-19 reality.  And now summer is almost here - a time when many local kids enjoy summer camps, learn new skills, make new friends … [Read more...]

Reunited: Opstad Elementary Teachers, Students pull off special reverse Car Parade on North Bend campus

After 2 1/2 months of not seeing each other in person, Opstad Elementary teachers and students reunited for lots of socially distanced happy 'Hi's' and waves. Oh, and lots of signs and balloons, too. Opstad … [Read more...]

100 Women Who Care donate BIG to Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation; funds will support remote learning needs

At the May 18th meeting of 100 Women Who Care Greater Snoqualmie Valley chose the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation (SVSF) to receive this quarter's large donation. While the final donation number isn't … [Read more...]

District awarded grant to add electric school bus to fleet

Earlier this month the Snoqualmie Valley School District announced it had applied for and was awarded a grant to purchase a new, electric school bus and charging station. This is one of the 40 new zero-emission … [Read more...]

Working to Honor the Mount Si High School Class of 2020: Babies of 9/11, Graduates of the Pandemic

Mount Si High School administrators, staff and parents have been working for weeks on graduation plans to honor the Class of 2020, which had the last months of its senior year upended by the COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley owned business releases new book inspired by daughters and dedicated to the Class of 2020

In this an effort to empathize with high school and college seniors everywhere, a locally-owned business, Papersalt, just released a new book called, A Letter to the 2020 Senior Class, No Challenge is Too Big … [Read more...]

Trail Youth Coffee Home back open for to-go, mobile orders AND fundraising for new coffee trailer to serve community

It's time to start making those coffee drinks again! Starting Tuesday May 5th, the Trail Youth Coffee Home in North Bend reopened for to-go and mobile orders. The small nonprofit coffee house had been closed … [Read more...]

Mount Si High School student dies of fentanyl-laced drug overdose

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, Mount Si High School Principal John Belcher wrote and hit send on a heartbreaking schoolwide email no principal ever wants to draft - one announcing the tragic loss of a … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School District announces new grading practices during COVID-19 closure

Last week, Washington State OSPI released new school guidance and rules for grading after the COVID-19 crisis forced the closure of schools statewide. Taking key points from OSPI, the Snoqualmie Valley … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School board unanimously approves boundary change for Cascade View, Timber Ridge Elementary

On April 23, 2020 the Snoqualmie Valley School Board unanimously approved a district committee recommendation to change the attendance boundaries for Timber Ridge (TRES) and Cascade View (CVES) Elementary … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley History: nearly 90 years ago local schools, some businesses closed, children quarantined

According to the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum, the current closure of the Snoqualmie Valley School District due to the novel coronavirus is not the first time a potentially deadly virus has closed local … [Read more...]

District considers school boundary change; potentially impacting one Snoqualmie neighborhood 3rd time in 10 years

The Snoqualmie Valley School District is currently considering an elementary school boundary change to deal with growth and crowding at Timber Ridge Elementary School, the district's newest and largest … [Read more...]

Governor: schools closed rest of year; online learning will become new normal

In a special afternoon press conference on Monday, April 6, 2020, Washington State Governor Inslee announced that schools across the state would be closed for in-person learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 … [Read more...]

First playgrounds, now Snoqualmie adds sports courts, skatepark to lists of closures over social distancing issues

UPDATE | MARCH 23RD, 3PM Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson ordered closure of the Snoqualmie Skatepark and sport courts throughout the city to prevent large groups from congregating at those locations. This … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Schools Superintendent: Letter to the Community

Dear Snoqualmie Valley Community, I wanted to share some thoughts and my gratitude for the students, staff, parents and community members throughout our valley. I know many things are up in the air – not … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital tests over 300 coronavirus samples; SVSD launches survey to provide food, childcare during closure; mayors sign ER proclamations; libraries close

After the first week of offering a COVID-19 testing center, when asked if there were any positive results, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Chief Medical Officer Kim Witkop said, "We have processed well over 300 … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Schools closed for 6 weeks to combat spread of COVID-19; Mt Si Senior Center also closed

UPDATE | MARCH 12, 2020 This afternoon the Snoqualmie Valley School District announced it was officially closing schools starting Friday, March 13th until April 24th in response to spreading cases of … [Read more...]

2020 Snoqualmie Valley Educators of the Year announced, surprised at school

Last week the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation announced the winners of its annual Educators of the Year award.  This year's winners are: Elementary School: Colleen Myers, Fall City … [Read more...]