Schools

Sharing their love of music

Two Washougal High School seniors had the opportunity to perform with professional musicians in a benefit show for children recently. T. Walker Anderson and Mikayla Harris participated in the Ten Grands for Kids event at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland on Friday, April 18. It is a free, 75 minute matinee created by Michael Allen Harrison, a well-known professional pianist who lives in Portland. The goal of the event is to have a show that inspires students to follow their dreams and exposes them to music “at a very high level of proficiency.”

School notes for April 29, 2014

Garden Club offering scholarships The Community Garden Club of Camas-Washougal is awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the local community. The club supports furthering education in earth sciences and envirnomental stewardship, according to a press release.

CHS students perform at state solo contest

On Saturday, April 25, five musicians from Camas High School competed in this year’s state instrumental and vocal music solo contest, held at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. Each student earned the right to compete by winning their category at the Lower Columbia River Music Educators regional competition at Union High School on Feb. 22.

WHS student files tort claim against district

A Washougal High School sophomore has filed a tort claim against the school district, seeking $50,000 in damages, for allegedly failing to protect her and other students from inappropriate touching by math teacher Jay Jenkins.

School notes for April 22, 2014

Be the Match potential donor event set On Thursday, potential bone marrow donors will have the opportunity to register at Camas Fire Department Station 42, 4321 N.W. Parker St. The event is being organized by Camas High School senior Zane Sharif as part of his senior project.

Community connections

Nearly every Thursday, volunteers from Columbia Ridge Senior Living board a van and make a quick trip to Woodburn Elementary School, a mile away. There, they spend the next hour or so reading with second-grade students. It’s a partnership that works well for all involved. “It’s a real benefit for both the students and the volunteers,” said Melissa Dolan, school counselor. “The kids love the one-on-one attention and the volunteers feel appreciated.”

CHS Science Olympiad wins state

Winning state once? Awesome. Twice? Fantastic. Three times? Almost never. But Camas High School’s Science Olympiad teams hit a new record April 12, taking first-place at the State Science Olympiad Tournament for the fourth year in a row. This comes on the heels of third- and fourth-place state-level wins earlier in March for Liberty Middle School and Skyridge Middle School, respectively.

Science Olympiad top in state

Winning state once? Awesome. Twice? Fantastic. Three times? Almost never. But Camas High School’s Science Olympiad teams hit a new record Saturday, taking first-place at the State Science Olympiad Tournament for the fourth year in a row.

Advocating for a cure

Paige Maas may only be 10 years old, but the petite fourth-grader is making a big impact in the fight against diabetes. Paige, a Washougal resident, has Type 1 diabetes, which requires that she check her blood sugar several times a day and carefully monitor her food and fluid intake. She was diagnosed three years ago.

School notes for April 15, 2014

WSD sets town hall facilities review meeting Local residents are invited to help shape the future of the Washougal School District. There will be a town-hall style meeting to discuss the district’s long range facilities plans. The meeting is set for Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Washougal High School Commons, 1201 39th St.