Camas school board approves bond for ballot

Nov 26, 2015

CAMAS — The Camas school board has written the check, and now it’s up to voters to sign it. The five-member board voted unanimously Monday…

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Vancouver schools chief named superintendent of the year

Nov 26, 2015

Steven Webb, superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools, has been named 2016 Superintendent of the Year by the Washington Association of School Administrators.

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New Evergreen High drama teacher gets raves

Nov 26, 2015

For the students and parents of the Evergreen High School theater department, Margaret Gorman was exactly what they needed in a drama teacher.

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EWU to name campus center for Native American activist

November 26, 2015, 11:53 AM

SPOKANE -- Without Lucy Covington, there would probably be no Colville Confederated Tribes today, and no Eastern Washington reservation for the 12 bands that make up the confederation. Some other reservations in the United States might be gone, too, and their tribal members scattered.

Students say Washington college unsafe for women of color

November 25, 2015, 11:30 AM

SEATTLE — A group of students from Western Washington University say the campus is not safe for women of color.

Hockinson school board OKs $14 million levy

November 25, 2015, 11:19 AM

HOCKINSON — Voters in February will get to decide on a nearly $14 million levy to support Hockinson schools after the school board voted to put it on the ballot Monday night.

Washougal sends three students to national substance abuse prevention conference

November 24, 2015, 9:49 PM

Washougal -- Washougal High School's Bridgette McCarthy, Michael Stevens and Carson Connors presented at the National Prevention Network Conference in Seattle on Nov. 19. There were part of 200-plus students invited to attend National Youth Leadership Initiative Training, which aims to provide a framework for solving any community problem. The training uses a public health approach to substance abuse prevention, building on science-based community problem-solving processes researched and documented by the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre Workgroup for Community Health and Development at University of Kansas, according to a release from the conference.

River HomeLink students send care package to French class

November 24, 2015, 9:45 PM

Battle Ground -- The Monday following the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris, River HomeLink art teacher Traci Donahue switched up her lesson plan. She opted to speak with her Exploring Arts and Culture students -- ranging from fourth- to eighth-graders -- about the attacks, and asked them to create tiny French flags to show their support. A student's parent reached out to a school in Paris and formed a connection with a class of 9-year-olds at ?cole Forest in Paris, so Donahue's class sent over a care package to the school full of French flags, letters to the students and paintings of French landmarks. In an email, Donahue wrote that she hopes her students and the French students will keep in touch throughout the school year.

Firefighters bring new coats to local kids

November 24, 2015, 9:43 PM

Hazel Dell -- Clark County Fire District 6's Local 1805 union is participating in Operation Warm for another year. The local donated 30 coats to kids from low-income families on Nov. 18 at Hazel Dell Elementary. The firefighters also sized students from Sarah J Anderson Elementary for coats and have plans to size and deliver jackets to kids at Eisenhower Elementary School and Salmon Creek Elementary School. Benjamin Thomas, of Clark County Fire District 6, wrote in an email that the goal is to deliver 100 coats, which would match their total from last year. "A new coat allows families to stretch limited financial resources to other basic necessities like food and shelter," Brandon Franck, Local 1805 firefighter, said in a release. "Our children and schools benefit from this program in more ways than one."

Battle Ground pub pulls $1,000 from water for charity

November 24, 2015, 9:42 PM

Battle Ground -- Each year, all the coins from Mill Creek Pub's water wheel are pulled out and donated to charity to celebrate the restaurant's anniversary. This year, $1,089.61 was pulled from the water wheel.

Washougal musicians selected for honor bands

November 24, 2015, 9:40 PM

Washougal -- Numerous Washougal students were accepted in honors bands. Five Washougal High School students were selected for the Pacific Lutheran University Northwest High School Honor Band, which is made up of students from throughout Washington and Oregon: Ryan Anderson, Nick Torres, Madelyn Ault, Melina Hernandez and Jalen Watts. Canyon Creek Middle School and Jemtegaard Middle School both had multiple students picked for the North County Middle School Honor Band. From Canyon Creek: Maddie Wakefield, Maliyah Veale, Kelly Langston, Jennie Mariscal, Kyle Hendrickson and William Weihl were picked. Amber Rose Walker, Emily Van Orden, Elyssa Swainston, Grace Jacobsen, Clara Harris, Rachel Lyall and Serena Morrill-Jenkins made it from Jemtegaard.

Battle Ground teachers strike vote falls short

November 24, 2015, 12:16 PM

Negotiations between Battle Ground Public Schools and the teachers union are continuing today after a strike vote fell 16 votes short Monday night.

WWU cancels classes as hate speech is investigated

November 24, 2015, 11:04 AM

SEATTLE — Western Washington University canceled classes on Tuesday because of threats over the weekend against minorities posted on YikYak, an anonymous social media platform populated by college students.

Groups driven to keep children warm

November 24, 2015, 6:05 AM

Nine-year-old Tony Diaz knew he found a stylin' coat, and proudly flaunted his new black-with-dark-gray pinstripe threads in the Washington Elementary School auditorium.

Camas school board approves bond for ballot

November 23, 2015, 9:17 PM

CAMAS — The Camas school board has written the check, and now it’s up to voters to sign it. The five-member board voted unanimously Monday night to put a $120 million bond measure before voters in February.

Community puts the giving in Thanksgiving

November 23, 2015, 8:01 PM

Cody Turner, 13, hoisted a hefty box of turkeys into the bed of a pickup truck Monday morning in the parking lot of Vancouver Church of Christ. Just behind him, Kenneth Bass set another box into the truck.

Vancouver schools chief named superintendent of the year

November 23, 2015, 1:32 PM

Steven Webb, superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools, has been named 2016 Superintendent of the Year by the Washington Association of School Administrators.

Sen. Murray: Revisions to No Child Left Behind law will be ‘great step forward’

November 23, 2015, 9:03 AM

Congressional negotiators reached an agreement last week to revise the No Child Left Behind education law, which has long been criticized for its "one-size-fits-all" policies and emphasis on high-stakes testing.