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2 4 The Arlington Times www.arlingtontimes.com Wednesday, October 7, 2009 i RIDERSHIP Continued from page I District sheets and at every stop for five consecutive days they keep track of "how many students get on at each stop," said Cheryl Power, supervisor of transportation for the Arlington School District. "For that week, there's some extra work on the drivers' part." Bus driver Dave Chapman said he's used to the yearly count, but said keeping track of students can be difficult. Chapman uses a clicker -- provided by the state -- to count individual students as they board his bus during his two morning routes. "It does slow you down a little bit," Chapman said. "It's only a few seconds each stop, but that adds up as you go." Approximately 50 students ride Chapman's middle and high school .bus route in the morning. About 40 students also rely on the sixth-year driver's elementary school route each morning, he said. Most stops are not a problem for Chapman. He simply marks his daily ridership sheet for each student that boards the bus. But larger stops in the Glenea- gle neighborhood can be tricky, Chapman said, because more than a dozen students get on and off the bus each day. Despite some hurdles for the district bus drivers, the count tends ADAM RUDNICK The Arlington Times A student waits for bus driver Dave Chapman to waive her across the road Oct. 1. The Arlington School District counted its school bus riders during the week of Sept. 28. to be fairly routine, Power said. best to notify parents of the week- Most parents understand the long count. importance of having their stu- "Most of the parents are aware dents ride the bus during the of it," Power said. "We can't do count, she said. anything like bribery or give (stu- Power said the district does its dents) candy." by Adam Rudnick The Arlington Times SILVANA -- Jessica and Jennifer Frable were close, even for twins. The two shared every- thing --a love of sports, a major at Washington State University, even a voice. "I couldn't tell them apart on the phone," Jes- sie's father Glenn Frable said. "When they were younger, even I had a hard time telling them apart." Jessica Frable, known affectionately throughout the Arlington and Silvana areas as Jessie, passed away Sept. 24 at the age of 22. More than 300 people attended Frable's memo- rial service Oct. 3 at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center at Arlington High School. Glenn Frable said the service was originally going to take place at Immaculate Conception Church. "There were too many folks who wanted to be there," Jessie's mother Joan Frable said. "We can't tell you how much that meant." Jessie Frable was per- haps best known in the Arlington a#ea for being Arlington High School's co-valedictorian with her Courtesy photo Jessica Frable, former Arlington High School co-vale- dictorian was remembered by the community Oct. 3. sister, Jenny, in 2005 when with her sister. the twins graduated. "We tried playing dou- "That was a great bles together and it just moment when the two didn't work out," Jenny were giving their speech Frable said with a smile. at graduation," Joan Glenn Jessie Frable also took said. "It was amazing to part in cross country, and have two daughters being completed a half mara- named co-valedictorian." thon while she was in Growing up in the fam-high school. fly's home in Silvana, Jes- Jessie and Jenny Frable sie Frable was known as decided to stay together "the quiet one" of the two after high school and girls, Jenny Frable said. chose to attend WSU. "We would always The Frable sisters finish each others' sen- both received bachelor of tences," Jenny Frable arts degrees in business said. administration in 2008. Jessie took part in a Jessie Frable gradu- number of activities in ated Summa Cum Laude high school and college, and carried the College's She took up the clarinet in flag at her commence- the fifth grade and played ment ceremony. in school bands until high "Jessie touched so school, many lives in her 22 She also played tennisyears," Joan Frable said. on the high school team 7:30 P.M., OCT. 9 - 15 Musical "-Wher- Drama The Wild Things Are ESTIMATES Continued from page 1 Lower enrollment on par with school district estimates report, Borgens said. how many students attend their cuts and conservative enrollment enrollment to Continue to increase Student head counts are con-schools, estimates last school year andat the elementary and middle ducted multiple times each month Borgens said because the dis- before the 2009-10 school year. schools and decrease at the high within district schools, trict saw such an enrollment drop School districts receive fund-schools as the year goes on. The Arlington School Dis- the pastcouple of years, like most ' ing each year based on the previ- "That's been a traditional trict, as well as other state dis- other state school districts, it was ous year's enrollment numbers,trend," Borgens said. tricts, receive funding based on forced to make drastic personnel Borgens said she expects SHERER Continued froin page 1 S some of the parents of the players." Sherer has also worked for The Lynden Tribune as a sports editor, so he has experience covering mul- of tiple schools for a weekly newspaper. A Western Washing- ton University graduate, Sherer served on a number of editorial and reporter The Arl gton Times positions within The team and worked for The Western Front student-run Bellingham Herald as a newspaper, sports clerk. He's also interned forSherer can be reached the Bellingham Bells at360-659-1300ortsherer@ semi-professional baseball marysvilleglobe.corn. These community mem bers DO support Jeff ! Cartwnght. 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