School briefs for Nov. 16, 2010

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Student club first to receive WSF grant

The Washougal High School Readers Club and the school library were the recipients of a $1,000 Creative Classroom grant from the Washougal Schools Foundation.

Junior Kristan Poissonnier and a team of Readers Club officers, including seniors Troy McConnaughey, Rickie Ludlow, Stacy Bradley, Andrea Miller and sophomore Cameron Holmes, led the effort.

The students collectively wrote and were awarded the grant, which enabled them to purchase library books.

According to Boyd Hemminger of the grants committee, it is the first time a group of students has submitted a grant application to the Washougal Schools Foundation.

‘Pirates of Penzance’ to show this weekend

Washougal High School drama students will present “Pirates of Penzance,” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19-20, at the Washburn Performing Arts Center, 1201 39th St.

Tickets are $8 for adults, and $6 for students and senior citizens. Call 954-3107 for more information.

School District seeks committee members

The Washougal School District is seeking parents and community members to serve on the 2011 Communications Committee. This group will begin meeting on the third Thursday in January and continue every month through May. This committee replaces the former budget and facilities committees.

The agenda will be designed as a two-way communication opportunity where district issues will be presented followed by committee discussion and feedback, which will be taken into consideration by Superintendent Teresa Baldwin and the School Board.

Committee member selection will be based on a broad selection of individuals who represent Washougal, including senior citizens, business people, city employees, and parents with children in school.

Two introductory meetings have been scheduled to explain the scope of the committee’s work, and interested parents and community members must attend one of these meetings to be considered for the committee.

The next introductory meeting will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, in the Board Room at the District Office, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal.

Stuff the Bus is coming Dec. 10

Get your canned food and hometown pride ready, because Stuff the Bus is coming back to Camas and Washougal high schools from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10.

The event, presented by the Camas-Washougal Business Alliance, benefits the Children’s Home Society of Washington, the Inter-Faith Treasure House and the C.A.R.O.L program.

The community is invited to join students, staff, parents and others at either Camas or Washougal high schools for the third-annual event.

Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food, cash or unopened toys during the event to help carry their hometown to victory.

Last year, Washougal High School was the victor after the buses were weighed at Exterior Wood in Washougal.

The community is also invited to attend this portion of the event as well, which begins at 6 p.m. and will feature music, presentations, refreshments and more.

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WHS math teachers seek volunteers

Washougal High School math teachers are seeking community volunteers to help students who are struggling in math.

Those who are interested are asked to contact Jay Jenkins at or 954-3181.

Volunteers will need to fill out a questionnaire, have a Washington state driver’s license and background check.