Camas High School is hosting an informational session at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the north commons for a new program beginning in the 2014-15 school year. Integrated arts and academics is a new program starting with ninth-grade students in the fall. The purpose is to meet the academic needs of students whose learning style is best served by an arts-integrated curriculum centered on standards and arts based projects, and to provide students with varied experiences. For more information, visit www.integratedartsandacademics.blogspot.com.
When Camas High School won $10,000 in a Cash for Schools contest, the students could have easily held onto the money.Instead, they decided to share some of it with Rosa Parks Elementary in Portland. The school is starting up an orchestra program, and was in need of funds. It also has one of the highest free- and reduced-price lunch rates in the area. Cash for Schools is a contest sponsored by McLoughlin Jeep in partnership with KATU News. The contest asked schools to bring the most Facebook “Likes” to McLoughlin Jeep in a given week. CHS was the first school to win, and the students were given the check by anchors Carl Click and Natali Marmion.