Category: Education

‘Little sprouts everywhere’

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

Cynthia Mason has been teaching in Sandpoint for more than two decades, and teaching in general since the ‘70s. After this coming school year, she’ll …

Alternative: Part 4

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

Colby Wilson is a 20-year-old mother to 7-month-old Luca, and as of last Thursday, she is also a high school graduate.

Wilson’s path has been …

Alternative: Part 3

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

Ninety kids. Ninety stories.

Geoff Penrose, principal of Lake Pend Oreille Alternative High School, takes that philosophy to heart, and it’s something proven in just …

Alternative: Part 2

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

At Lake Pend Oreille High School, there’s no homework. Students call teachers by their first names. In most every case of late or incomplete work, …

Alternative: Part 1

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

Tucked in an unassuming brick building on Boyer, Lake Pend Oreille High School is the Lake Pend Oreille School District’s premier alternative school. What “alternative”

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