May eNews

May eNewsletter
Posted on 05/24/2023

Around Finley Schools

May 2023

school house graphic. Around Finley Schools

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Outstanding Educator, Amanda Anderson

Congratulations to River View High School special education teacher, Amanda Anderson, who received an "Outstanding Educator" award from the Benton-Franklin Counties Special Education PTA (BFCSEPTA)! Read more about Ms. Anderson and this award here.

Seeking to Improve: CEE Survey

The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) is working with our school district to find ways to improve. We are seeking stakeholder perceptions and feedback through a 10-15 minute survey that is available now through Friday, May 31st. All parents/guardians with students attending Finley schools are asked to complete the CEE Family Survey.

Athletics Update


The baseball team won the EWAC East league championship with an overall record of 18-2 and a league record of 9-1. This is the first time since 2009 they have been league champions. They also made it to the District 5 championship last Saturday, May 13th. They lost 6-8 to Tri-Cities Prep, but punched their ticket to the WIAA state tournament. They played Tonasket on May 20th in the first round at Davis HS in Yakima.

The boys and girls track team won the EWAC East league championship on May 9th. This is the third year in a row both boys and girls have won the east league championship. We had 30 athletes competing at Districts on May 16th.

The softball team ended the regular season with an overall record of 8-10 and a league record of 3-5. They earned the #4 seed in the district tournament and played Kittitas on May 17th.

We had the Senior Athlete Signing Night on May 4th. We had seven senior athletes sign to play sports at the collegiate level.


  • The baseball team finishes its season this week. They currently have a record of 6-1.
  • The softball team finishes its season this week. They currently have a record of 5-2.

Finley Elementary School

Finley School Board members dropped off Spudnuts for Teacher Appreciation Week and took time to enjoy our awesome kindergarten kids.

Finley Middle School

8th Grade Science Classes working STEM Like Me Activities with local engineers

Our teachers are rock stars! FMS celebrated our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week

Finley FFA Builds Bunkbeds

Finley FFA is again stepping up to assist their community by constructing bunkbeds to donate to local nonprofit Mo’s Place. This is the third year they have partnered with Mo’s Place to provide bunkbeds in an effort to keep foster siblings together, thanks to funding from a National FFA Living to Serve Grant. Read more here.

Important District Dates:

  • May 26 – NO SCHOOL, 2nd Snow Day
  • May 29 – NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day
  • June 1 – Senior Signing Day and Student Recognition Assembly, 11:30 AM
  • June 1 – 5th Grade Students Middle School Orientation, 12:30 - 2 PM
  • June 1 – 8th Grade Orientation,12:30 - 2:20 PM, RVHS
  • June 5 – Finley School Carnival, 5:30-7:30 PM, FMS Gym
  • June 6 – Paint Night, 5:30 PM
  • June 6 – Retirement Celebration for Mr. Hahn, 3 PM, RVHS Cafeteria
  • June 8 – Migrant Program Field Trip
  • June 9 – RVHS Graduates Elementary Walk-Through
  • June 9 – High School Graduation, 7 PM, RVHS
  • June 12 – Field Day
  • June 13 – Last Day of School, Early Release
  • June 15 – Finley Food Pantry, Finley Community Center, 10:30 AM - until supplies last