School notes for April 15, 2014

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WSD sets town hall facilities review meeting

Local residents are invited to help shape the future of the Washougal School District.

There will be a town-hall style meeting to discuss the district’s long range facilities plans. The meeting is set for Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Washougal High School Commons, 1201 39th St.

The Long Range Facility Planning Committee, consisting of community members and staff with expertise in school facilities, will be sharing data they’ve collected about school buildings and other facilities.

Participants will hear the findings of the six-month review process, and be able to provide input and feedback to the facilities planning group before recommendations are made to the school board in June.

During the review process, committee members surveyed all school buildings, grounds and supporting infrastructure. They also developed criteria for ranking facility project needs.

Woodburn seeks donations for Fun Run prizes

Woodburn Elementary, the newest school in the Camas School District, is hosting its first Fun Run on May 15.

Students will run laps around the track for a flat donation from family members and friends. Proceeds benefit school programs. The Parent Association of Woodburn Students (PAWS) is seeking financial donations from local businesses to purchase water bottles for each participant.

Donations are tax-deductible and contributions will be mentioned in the school newsletter and Facebook page, as well as on the day of the event.

For more information, contact Geri Rubano at

Locals named to honor roll at OSU

Two Camas students have been named to the winter term honor roll at Oregon State University.

To be named to the honor roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work and earn at least a 3.5 GPA.

Students include Brittney N. Oljar and Kelsey J. Stulbarg.

WSU Vancouver to host author

The Washington State University Vancouver Center for Social and Environmental Justice and the Gifford Pinchot Task Force will host author Bill Carter who will talk about a proposed copper mine near Mount St. Helens.

The lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110. The event is free and open to the public.

Carter wrote “Boom, Bust, Boom – A Story About Copper, the Metal that Runs the World.” WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.