Hearing the bell ring to signify the start of the school day was a time honored tradition in local schools.
Before the days of cell phones with alarms and inexpensive wristwatches, it was the way children were summoned to begin the day.
Now, a local man and his family are giving back a piece of that history to the Camas School District.
Lonie and Cynthia Lougheed are donating the bells once used in Forest Home Elementary and Central Elementary schools.
Forest Home Elementary is now the home of Vancouver Elite Gymnastics Academy on Northwest 10th Avenue, and Central was located on the site of what is now Prestige Care and Rehabilitation on Northeast Dallas Street.