School notes for Aug. 27, 2013

Page Turner book discussion group returns Sept. 10

Students in fourth-grade and up, and their parents may participate in the Page Turner book discussion group at the Camas Public Library.

Participants borrow a special copy of the book from the library, read it, attend the Tuesday, Sept. 10 meeting, and then keep the book for free.

Advance sign-up is required at the library. There will be snacks and an activity, too.

The next book is “A Wrinkle in Time,” by Madeline L’Engle, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m.

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

Nicholson earns dean’s list honors

Lisa Nicholson of Camas has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Washington.

She is a student at the University’s Foster School of Business Administration.

Teen Read Cafe to meet Sept. 17

Students in seventh- through 12th grade are invited to participate in the Teen Read Cafe discussion group at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Camas Public Library.

Participants borrow a special copy of the book from the library, read it, come to the meeting, and keep the book.

Advance sign-up is required at the library. Snacks will be provided. September’s book is “The Scorpio Races” by Maggie Stiefvater.

Washougal School District sets preschool open house

The Washougal School District/Community Education preschools will be having an open house Thursday at each of their school locations: Cape Horn-Skye Elementary, 9731 Washougal River Road; Gause Elementary, 1100 34th St.; and Hathaway Elementary, 630 24th St.

This is an opportunity to learn about the programs and meet the teachers. Open house times are: Cape Horn-Skye (5:30 to 7 p.m.), Gause (4 to 4:45 p.m. for AM students, 5 to 5:30 p.m. for PM students), and Hathaway (5 to 6 p.m.).

For more information, contact Lisa Young at 954-3895 or lisa.young@washougalsd.org.

WSU Vancouver hosts ‘Connections’ diversity event

Washington State University Vancouver will host “Connections” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 in the Firstenburg Student Commons.

It is organized by the Office of Student Diversity. The event will promote an environment where everyone feels “welcomed and valued.”

“Advancing diversity is a part of our strategic plan and Connections is a great way to reflect the importance of diversity to our campus,” said Bola Majekobaje, assistant director of student diversity at WSU Vancouver.

Connections is free and open to the public. The event will feature multicultural food, music and artwork. Guests will have an opportunity to learn about diversity-related student organizations at WSU Vancouver and non-profit organizations in the community.

Connections will be the debut for the traveling photo-text exhibit “In Our Family.” The exhibit focuses on 20 families representing a breadth of diversity and family configurations. WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.