Local Schools

Local woman will help lead changes at Clark

In anticipation of upcoming statewide changes to the community and technical college system, Clark College recently hired Camas resident Jane Beatty to help guide the college through the new transition. Beatty has been hired to oversee changes occurring across campus, including the college’s adaptation of ctcLink, a new, standardized system of online functions that will replace the current 30-year-old computer system used by Washington state’s 34 community and technical colleges. It is a single, centralized system of online functions that will give students, faculty and staff 24/7 access to information. In this position, which is expected to run for about five years, she will identify organizational changes required to make ctcLink successful at the college, represent Clark in statewide discussions and ensure that it adheres to its schedule for ctcLink implementation.

School notes for Oct. 22, 2013

Mount Pleasant sets fall carnival Mount Pleasant Elementary School will host its annual fall carnival Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. It will include games and activities for the whole family. Tickets are four for $1. Mount Pleasant is located at 152 Marble Road, Washougal. For more information, contact 835-3371.

CHS musician to perform at nationals

Isaac Hodapp is making quite a name for himself in the arts. The Camas High School sophomore was recently selected as a member of the 2013 All-National Symphonic Band by the National Association for Music Education. As a freshman, he made all-state symphony orchestra, and won the district solo and ensemble contest in the trumpet solo category. Hodapp, 15, will travel to Nashville, Tenn. and join more than 670 of the most musically talented high school students in the country Oct. 27 to 30.

School notes for Oct. 15, 2013

Great ShakeOut set Thursday at schools At 10:17 a.m. on Thursday, students at Camas and Washougal schools will participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drills.

Community Foundation awards $415,000 in scholarships

With school back in session, The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington recently concluded its annual scholarship cycle for 2013.

School notes for Oct. 15, 2013

Childfind screening set There will be free screenings for all children ages 3 to 5 years old who live within the Camas School District boundary.

Local teens team up to stop diabetes

This time of year, most 14-year-olds are busy playing sports, participating in activities and getting back into the routine of school. Two Camas residents and friends Ka’iulani Warren and Luke Bruno, are doing all of that and raising money for diabetes research. Warren and Bruno, both 14, organized a team for the recent Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Vancouver Landing. Although the weather was stormy throughout the walk, it did little to dampen their spirits.

Sport-a-Thon raises more than $6,000

Cape Horn-Skye Elementary students were jumping, running, tossing and throwing to earn money for their school recently as a part of the Booster Club’s annual Sport-a-Thon fund raiser.

School notes for Oct. 1, 2013

Letters about Literature begins Now in its ninth year in Washington, the Letters About Literature competition encourages young readers to write letters to their favorite authors, living or dead. The contest, co-sponsored by the Washington State Library, is for children in fourth- through 12th grade.

Elevating the arts

Over the past 15 years, the Camas Educational Foundation has given more than $1 million to local schools.The organization is hoping to continue that tradition with its annual auction on Saturday, Oct. 19. “CEF on Broadway” is a celebration of the arts in any form, whether written, performed, drawn or otherwise experienced, said Mandy Huth, auction chair. “Our special appeal this year, in line with the theme, is to ‘Elevate the Arts,’ giving voice to our students’ stories,” she said. “The arts are a crucial aspect of children’s education that we want to support this year. We will have some very special performers from our very own Camas High School. It is a show you don’t want to miss.” Registration for the auction is available online at www.cefcamas.org or by calling 335-3000, Ext. 79915. Information and registration fees can also be mailed to CEF at 841 N.E. 22nd Ave, Camas, WA 98607.