School notes for May 17, 2011

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Yeager accepted in National Society of HS scholars

Breanna Yeager, a Washougal High School sophomore, has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars.

Membership in the group entitles qualified students to enjoy a varity of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, member-only resources, publications and more. Yeager participates in dance, cheerleading, and the yearbook. She will be the promotions manager for the Associated Student Body next year, as well as a varsity cheerleader.

Prune Hill sets carnival June 3

Prune Hill Elementary will host an end-of-the-year carnival Friday, June 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will include games, activities, prizes and food. Prune Hill is located at 1601 N.W. Tidland St. Each child attending must have a wristband to participate in the activities. These can be purchased for $10 each. There will also be raffle tickets for $1. For more information, e-mail

WHS student selected for teen Idol semifinals

Washougal High School freshman Mikayla Harris has been named as a semifinalist in the Portland Teen Idol contest.

She competed against students from 68 schools at the Mt. Scott Community Center in Portland on May 1. She was named one of three alternates, but recently was informed she’d been selected for the semi-final round.

The contest will be held Sunday, May 29 at the Tiffany Center.

Tickets can be purchased at, A portion of the proceeds are given to charity.

Student Stride set Saturday

The annual Student Stride for Education will kick off at 8 a.m. Saturday with a 5k run and walk, which is open to the community.

It will be followed by a variety of races for children who attend Washougal elementary schools.

Advance registration has closed, but participants may register the day of the event at Washougal High School’s Fishback Stadium,1201 39th St. Registration is $10 per person.

For more information, visit

The race is a fundraiser for the Washougal Schools Foundation, which supports classroom learning with grants and other assistance.

Students receive CEF grant

Fifth-grade students at Dorothy Fox Elementary and fourth-graders at Grass Valley Elementary have received a Camas Educational Foundation grant of $1,500 for a science enrichment program.

The program will be delivered by Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors, a local, nonprofit organization founded in 2005 for the purpose of connecting students to the world around them.

River HomeLink hosting book fair

There will be a Scholastic Book Fair at River HomeLink school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the foyer of the Church of the Nazerene, 2204 N.E. Birch St. The fair is open to the public. Proceeds will benefit school activities.

Parent needed for Instructional Materials Committee

The Washougal School District is seeking a parent to serve on the district’s Instructional Materials Committee.

This committee is responsible for reviewing instructional materials and making adoption recommendations to the School Board.

Meetings are held every other month during the school year, with a three-year term beginning the 2011-12 school year.

For more information, call Cassi Marshall at 954-3005.