Liberty Middle School trimester one honor roll

Liberty Middle School trimester one honor roll

Firefighters provide warmth to local kids

The last day of school before winter break is always a festive one, but it was especially so for some local kids. On Friday, Dec. 13, student body officers at Hathaway Elementary, in Washougal, accepted a donation of 36 coats for fellow students in need.

School notes

Registration is now open for Journey Theater Arts Group acting classes and the production of Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” for kids ages 6 to 18.

Abby Mihaiuc is leading by example

The daughter of Romanian immigrants is demonstrating her talent as a violinist with the Junior Symphony of Vancouver. Abby Mihaiuc, 15, of Washougal, is in her third year with the JSV. She enjoys the variety of music that can be played on a violin.

Design process begins for Jemtegaard pedestrian trail

A path designed primarily for children to get to and from Jemtegaard Middle School safely is a step closer to reality. The Washougal City Council has approved a local agency agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation, to proceed with the design process beyond its current conceptual phase.

School notes for Dec. 17, 2013

Excelsior names ‘Phoenix on Fire’ Matthew Quist is the December student of the month at Excelsior High, Washougal’s alternative school. The “Phoenix on Fire,” award goes to a student who is, “inspiring, responsible, respectful, has great attendance, an excellent work ethic and positive attitude.”

Stuff the Bus helps local charities

Every first Friday in December since 2008, students in the Camas and Washougal school districts have worked feverishly to see which among them could amass the most food for local charities during the annual Stuff the Bus food drive. With the win came a trophy and a year’s worth of bragging rights for their school. But this year, things were noticeably different in two regards. For the first time ever, Stuff the Bus was postponed due to inclement weather. Also, students from the high schools worked as a team instead of a competition. The only winners were the local charitable organizations, that received large quantities of food.

Winter break options abound

Looking for something the kids can do during winter break?If so, the local area offers several camps on most days school is closed. The Camas Community Center is hosting two holiday-themed camps on Dec. 23 and 24 and Jan. 30 and 31. “There are always so many last minute things for parents to get done before Christmas so our first session of camp is great for that,” said Tammy Connolly, recreation coordinator. “Get the rest of your shopping and wrapping done, clean house or just enjoy some quiet time. And then you always need a few days to clean up afterward, so the second session comes in handy there.”

School notes for Dec. 10, 2013

Connell graduates from pilot training Kristen Connell, 2008 graduate of Camas High School, and 2012 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, graduated from pilot training at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Okla., on Nov. 15.

Local resident participates in study abroad program

Erin Carson of Camas is among 55 Linfield College students participating this fall in a study abroad program in China. Carson is studying at the China Studies Institute at Peking University in Beijing and living in student residence halls.