Police respond to bomb threat at Grass Valley Elementary School

Students at Grass Valley Elementary School in Camas are back in class this afternoon following a bomb threat this morning.

School notes for June 10, 2014

Norcross graduates from University of Montana Katie Norcross, a 2010 Camas High School graduate, has earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Montana.

Camas fares well at robotics contest

The mission: Design, build and program a robot “dragster” to race down a narrow lane and accurately stop when it “sees” the finish line. That is the challenge which students at Camas High, Hayes Freedom High and Liberty Middle schools accepted.

School notes for June 3, 2014

Art show set at Boys & Girls Club There will be an art show at the Jack, Will & Rob Boys & Girls Club from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 4.

They’re exploring the creative side

Gause Elementary School students have enjoyed the chance to explore their creative side, thanks to the school’s Artist in Residence program. The program, sponsored by the school Boosters, connects kids with visiting artists, who demonostrate their specific genre, be it oils, pastels or charcoal pencils.

Dedicated learners and educators

A special education teacher with a passion for his craft, along with a fifth-grade teacher who supports both students and colleagues, are being recognized for their efforts. Mike Brasch and Marie Klemmer are being recognized as Teachers of the Year by the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce. They will be honored at a banquet on June 4. Brash is a special education teacher at Hayes Freedom High School in Camas, while Klemmer teaches fifth-grade at Gause Elementary School in Washougal.

School notes for May 20, 2014

Student honored by Scholars Recognition Program Inga Opalinska, an 18-year-old exchange student from Poland, was recently honored by the Hudson’s Bay Branch of American Association of University Women for her achievements in technology. She attends Washougal High School.

Remembering Mrs. Champion

Hathaway Elementary School has lost a beloved teacher. Susan Champion, 59, passed away from cancer on Friday, May 9. Principal Laura Bolt describes the third-grade teacher as “vibrant and energetic,” even in her final months. She was in the classroom until winter break.

Jenkins resigns from Washougal School District

Math teacher Jay Jenkins has resigned from Washougal High School. The School Board accepted his resignation, effective at the end of the school year, at a special meeting on Thursday.

School notes for May 13, 2014

Local student studies abroad Maggie Loghry of Camas is among 48 Linfield College students participating this spring in a Linfield study abroad program. Loghry, a junior, is majoring in nursing. She is the daughter of Diane and Jerry Loghry of Camas.