School notes for Dec. 22, 2016

Library celebrates 50 years of ‘Star Trek’

There will be a 50th anniversary celebration of “Star Trek” at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave.

It will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14.

For more information, call the library at 834-4692.

Students named to dean’s list at Biola University

Several Camas students were among 1,575 named to the fall 2016 Dean’s List at Biola University. To be named to the list, students must earn at least a 3.6 GPA and take at least 12 graded credits.

The students are Josie Harris, Brianne Irons, Kelsey Robertson and Tatum Schroeder.

Biola University is located in Southern California.

Library presents New Year’s event

The Camas Public Library will host a “Noon Year’s Eve,” party from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for toddlers and preschoolers on Saturday, Dec. 31.

It will include a dance party, crafts and snacks.

The library is located at 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. For more information, call 834-4692.

‘The BFG’ will be shown Friday

The Camas Public Library will show “The BFG,” on Friday, Dec. 23. Popcorn will be provided.

The movie, based on the book by Roald Dahl, tells the story of a young girl crosses paths with a mysterious giant, and is launched on an adventure filled with magic and wonder.

The movie is approximately two hours long.

The library is located at 625 N.E. Fourth Ave.

For more information, call 834-4692.

Gause students commit to safety

Nearly 50 Gause Elementary School fourth- and fifth-grade students gathered last month to pledge their commitment to the safety of their classmates as a member of the School Safety Patrol.

“The patrol students go through a week or more of training before taking on this important duty at our school crosswalk,” said Marvina Bugajski, patrol supervisor.

Students watch safety videos and observe current patrol members as a part of the training. They are also supervised on patrol for two days before being approved for a shift. The group continues their training with monthly meetings for lessons, to discuss safety issues, and listen to guest speakers.

Each student who works on patrol receives a Safety Patrol ID badge from the Boosters, and at the end of the year, they go on a field trip to Oaks Park in Portland to join safety patrol students from throughout Clark County.

Clark College automotive students receive gift

Dick Hannah Dealerships presented toolboxes to students from Clark College’s automotive technology program on Dec. 15. The donation will save each student an estimated $4,000 in equipment costs, according to a press release.

“Dick Hannah Dealerships has been an amazing partner with our program, and this donation shows their commitment to the success of our students,” said Clark College automotive instructor Brian Tracy. “It also shows the confidence they have in our students.”

The donation is not an outright gift. Students will be able to use the tools, free of charge, to complete their two-year degrees, and will receive ownership of them after successfully graduating from the program and working at a Dick Hannah Dealership for six months.

Earlier this year, Clark College began partnering with Dick Hannah Dealerships to create a program in which students complete their coursework while also working at paid internships in Dick Hannah Dealerships facilities.

“We are so excited to partner with Clark College in the development of the HiTECC program,” said Jennifer Hannah, vice president of Dick Hannah Dealerships. “HiTECC is a fantastic example of the ways in which local businesses can partner with community institutions to the benefit of everyone.”

Gingerbread Adventures runs through Jan. 2

This winter break Gingerbread Adventures at OMSI will include sculptures, science demonstrations, and build-it-yourself workshops,

The exhibit highlights the innovation, engineering and food science aspects of assembling elaborate gingerbread sculptures. Programmatic elements intertwine biology, technology, engineering, architecture, physics, and food science.

“Our guests have been mesmerized with the artistry on display, and at OMSI we appreciate how marrying food science with a beloved holiday tradition carries out our mission in such a festive way,” said Andrea Edgecombe, OMSI events director. “It has been so exciting to see our vision come to life through the creativity of the baking and architectural communities, and to watch our guests participate in the fun activities.”

Activities include gingerbread building workshops, cookie lab experiments and the opportunity to vote for the “People’s Choice Award.”

The exhibit is on view through Jan. 2, 2017. OMSI opens daily at 9:30 a.m., and extended winter hours will vary. Visit www.omsi.edu for details.

Gingerbread Adventures is included with museum admission, which is $14 for adults, $10.75 for seniors and $9.75 for youth ages 3 to 13.

OMSI is located at 1945 S.E. Water Ave., Portland.

Contraptions and Concoctions winter camp set

Brickzone Kids is offering a Winter Contraptions and Concoctions Camp during the upcoming holiday break.

The camp will be held Tuesday through Friday, Dec. 27-30, at 2213 “E” St., in Washougal.

Cost is $75 for all four days, or $20 per day drop-in.

Participants will conduct experiments and build inventions. Each day, students will learn science concepts and then design, create and build their own contraptions and concoctions.

For more information or to register, visit www.washougal.k12.wa.us/wcer.