School notes for Jan. 18, 2011

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Local student makes honor roll at OSU

Brittney N. Oljar of Camas has made the fall term honor roll at Oregon State University.

To make the honor roll, students must take at least 12 graded credits and earn at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA.

Dinner, auction to benefit weekend backpack program

There will be a dinner and silent auction to benefit the local Weekend Backpack Program from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5.

The cost is $25 per person and it includes dinner, dessert and a special drawing.

It will take place at the Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh Ave.,

The backpack program provides food for children and families in need on the weekends, and is provided by the East County Family Resource Center and the Children’s Home Society of Washington.

The event is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Camas-Washougal.

The group is also looking for table sponsors, event sponsors and silent auction items.

For more information, contact Janis Rink at

‘Winter Faire’ comes to the Skills Center

“Winter Faire” comes to the Clark County Skills Center on Friday, when the students of the skills center restaurant management and culinary arts program host their first gourmet dinner of 2011.

It will be a five-course feast planned, prepared, hosted and served by the students.

The Skills Center is located at 12200 N.E. 28th St., Vancouver. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The menu includes chicken chasseur, twice-baked potatoes and glazed vegetables followed by a dessert of lemon torte, vanilla ice cream and white chocolate mousse.

Tickets are $25 per person, and $12.50 is tax deductible. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling Robbin McColley at 604-1054.

For directions and more information, log on to

LMS staff to discuss social networking

There will be “Perk with Boerke” events at 7:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday at Liberty Middle School. The event is an opportunity for parents to meet with Principal Marilyn Boerke and school staff members.

This month, the topic will be social networking, and staff will discuss texting, Facebook and cyber bullying; and provide a forum for discussion.

Parents are asked to RSVP by calling 833-5850 or sending an e-mail to

Camas students named to dean’s list at Eastern

Several local residents have earned dean’s list honors at Eastern Washington University for the fall 2010 quarter.

They are Kristina Griffee, Patrick McHugh, Kevin Pinch and Keele Roberts.

Mount Pleasant seeking board member

The Mount Pleasant Board of Directors is seeking a new board member to fill a vacant position. Qualified residents who live within the boundaries of the district are asked to provide a letter of interest by Friday.

Letters can be dropped off or mailed to the Mount Pleasant school office, 152 Marble Road, Washougal, 98671.

For more information, call 835-3371.

CEF needs phone-a-thon volunteers

The ninth annual Camas Education Foundation Phone-A-Thon will be held Tuesday through Thursday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 1 to 3.

Student and adult volunteers are needed to call households in the Camas School District and ask for financial support.

The non-profit organization has raised more than $163,000 in the event’s first eight years.

The goal for 2011 is to raise $25,000, organizers said in a press release. Funds go toward the schools for curriculum enhancements in the areas of basic reading, math, science, writing and literature, foreign languages, arts, social studies and history.

To volunteer, contact Marybeth Johnson at 334-0726. For more information about CEF, visit