School notes for Dec. 16, 2014

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UNITE! launches annual community survey

UNITE! Washougal Community Coalition has launched its annual community survey. Those interested can fill it out at

The survey is also available in paper form in English and Spanish at the Washougal School District Office, 4855 Evergreen Way.

The survey gives the coalition information on what is happening in Washougal and guides their work to the most effective way to help our youth make healthy choices.

For more information, e-mail

Camas Public Library will show movies

The Camas Public Library is offering winter break movies at 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The library is located at 625 N.E. Fourth Ave.

The movies will include popcorn and are shown on library big screen. All are welcome. Parents are asked to determine what is appropriate for their child to watch.

Movies will be “Guardians of the Galaxy,” (PG-13) on Monday and “Maleficent” on Tuesday (PG).

CHS band hosts fundraiser

The Camas High School marching band is selling CHS Papermaker blankets as a fundraiser.

The blankets are 61 by 77 inches and can be purchased for $55 at the ASB window, located near the main entrance of the high school, from 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

CHS is located at 26900 S.E. 15th St.

Winter break camps set

Camas Parks and Recreation is offering winter break camps for kids ages 3 to 12.

Activities include making gingerbread houses, having cookies and cocoa, reading Christmas stories, watching movies and playing Bingo.

Campers should bring a sack lunch and a re-usable water bottle with their name on it.

Weather appropriate clothing is required.

Camps will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 22 to 24th. Fees are $60 in-city, and $75 out-of-city.

Registration can be done at

Camp is located at Lacamas Lake Lodge, 227 N.E. Lake Road.

WSU Vancouver students create interactive installation

Students of the Washington State University Vancouver creative media and digital culture program have created a transmedia education project for the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center.

“Life Renewed” can be previewed at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Nouspace Gallery co-located with Angst Gallery, at 1015 Main St., Vancouver.

It includes an interactive installation, two augmented reality banners, a mobile app and an educational activity book with augmented reality capability, all aimed at teaching visitors about the renewal of animal and plant life at Mount St. Helens since its eruption on May 18, 1980.

Twenty-three students in a senior seminar course used the latest new media platforms of augmented reality, virtual reality and 3D animation to complete the project.