School notes for April 5, 2011

CHS student collecting used musical instruments

Camas High School student Garrett Wilgus is collecting gently used musical instruments for his senior project.

Contributions will be donated to the Liberty Middle School instrumental music program.

“As a trombone player throughout middle and high school, I know the opportunities and experiences I have had richly added to my experiences as a student,” he said. “I want more students who might not be able to buy an instrument or even afford the monthly rental fees to be able to have music enrich their lives.”

Donations may be dropped off at the Liberty Middle School front office, 1612 N.E. Garfield St., between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday during regular school days.

Those who donate will be given a tax receipt.

For more information, contact Wilgus at project-83@hotmail.com.

Children’s author coming to library

Award-winning children’s author Kelly Milner Halls will be visiting the Camas Public Library at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13.

She will discuss how she researches ideas, what it’s like working as a professional author, and more.

There will be book signings afterward.

Milner writes stories for children ages 8 to 14, but all ages are welcome to attend.

The library is located at 625 N.E. Fourth Ave.

Clark College to host career days

With the economy slowly recovering but many people searching for jobs, Clark College will host Career Days 2011 from Monday to Wednesday, April 11 to 13, at the college’s main campus.

The three‑day event is designed to assist job seekers with resources for career planning, tools and strategies for an effective job search and techniques to sharpen networking skills.

Participants can attend workshops and meet with trained professionals to prepare for networking opportunities with regional employers.

All events are free to students and members of the community.

No registration is required.

Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.

Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps.

Complete information about the event, including all the regional employers available, can be viewed at www.clark.edu/cc/careerdays.

‘Perk with Boerke’ will be April 21

Liberty Middle School Principal Marilyn Boerke will host her monthly “Perk with Boerke” event in the staff lounge at the school, 1612 N.E. Garfield St., from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. Thursday, April 21.

All parents are invited to this monthly event to visit with the principal and staff.

Third annual blood drive set

The third annual blood drive in honor of Tiffani Pekkala will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 at Liberty Middle School, 1612 N.E. Garfield St., Camas.

Pekkala suffers from a rare disorder that requires regular immunoglobulin injections.

Donors need to sign up in advance by going to www.redcrossblood.org, sponsor code Libertyschool or call Bette Jo Poser at 844-5532.