School briefs for Aug. 21, 2012

Two locals graduate from SPU

Two students from Camas recently graduated from Seattle Pacific University.

Leslie Anne Simpson graduated with a master of education degree in school counseling.

William Gale VanCuren graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration.

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a Christian university. Its academic program serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Clark College needs volunteers

The Clark College Foundation has two volunteer positions available for the fall term beginning in November.

The volunteer coordinator and volunteer student-talent coordinator will be in charge of organizing the Savoring Excellence dinner/program. The annual event honors top Clark College donors.

For full descriptions of the non-paid volunteer opportunities, visit

To apply, contact Rhonda Morin, director of communications, at 992-2705 or e-mail

Immunizations can prevent childhood illnesses

Back-to-school immunization shots are currently available to prevent dangerous illness, including pertussis, or whooping cough, at several locations in the area.

Parents should contact their health care provider for an appointment and bring the child’s record. Records can also be obtained through the CHILD Profile Immunization Registry.

Washington’s Childhood Vaccine Program buys vaccines for children under 19, but some providers may charge to have shots given or for office visits. People who can’t afford those fees may ask providers to waive the charges.

Children and teens without medical insurance may obtain shots at little or no cost from the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, 313-1390, and Sea Mar Community Health Center, 852-9070.

To exempt a child from statewide requirements, a parent or legal guardian must obtain a certificate of exemption or letter from a licensed Washington health care provider.

For more information and to see a complete list of vaccines required for public school or child care, visit

Washougal offers ‘safe SPACE’ before and after school

SPACE (Safe Place Activities CEnter), the Washougal Community Education before and after school care program, is located at Gause Elementary School and serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Busing is available to and from school for Cape Horn-Skye and Hathaway elementary school students. SPACE is open on school days from 6:30 a.m. until school starts and after school until 6 p.m.

Programs offered include enriching activities, homework help, Wednesday Spanish classes, recreation opportunities and nutritious meals and snacks.

For registration and fee information, contact Lisa Young at 954-3895 or

Washougal district pre-schools are enrolling students

Washougal School District elementary schools — Cape Horn-Skye, Gause and Hathaway — offer preschool.

Children ages 3 to 5 who are fully potty-trained can attend two or four days a week in morning or afternoon sessions. The goal of the program is to have every student “kindergarten ready.”

For registration and fee information, contact Lisa Young at 954-3895 or

Kids can experience aviation

Pearson Air Museum will hold Open Cockpit Day at the Fort Vancouver National Site Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience planes from a pilot’s perspective.

Weather permitting, the pilots of Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 105 from Hillsboro, Ore. and Chapter 782 from Grove Field Airport from Camas will give free airplane rides to children ages 8 to 17 on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, call 694-7026 or visit