School notes for Jan. 26, 2016

PCA hosts open house

Pacific Crest Academy, a Catholic school, is hosting an open house Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet teachers, learn about the school and schedule a tour.

PCA is located at 324 N.E. Oak St. For more information, visit, or call 834-9913.

Running Start information sessions set

High school sophomores and juniors and their parents interested in learning about the Running Start program for fall 2016 are invited to attend one of two upcoming information sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 and Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Running Start allows eligible juniors and seniors to earn college credit while they fulfill their high school graduation requirements and can significantly reduce the cost of a four-year college degree.

Those who attend the information session will hear from current Running Start students about their experiences in the program, and learn about eligibility criteria, testing procedures, deadlines, and more. Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. To learn more about Running Start, visit

Dental Health Day scheduled

Free Children’s Dental Health Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

Dental hygiene students from Clark College will provide care under the direct supervision of licensed dental hygienists and dentists.

Services will include cleanings, sealants, X-rays, and fluoride for children ages 18 and younger. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 992-2158.

CHS choir to perform at conference

The 50 member Select Vocal Ensemble at Camas High School, directed by Ethan Chessin, has been selected to perform at the Washington Music Educators Association annual conference, in Yakima Feb. 12 to 14.

This opportunity is offered to only two or three high schools in the state every other year and will feature a 25 minute performance for music teachers from all over Washington.

Performed will include: Turn Back O Man (Gustav Holst), Geistliches Lied, Op. 30 (Johannes Brahms), Uniamo In Amore (Kevin Memley) and Stars (Eriks Esenvalds).

EHS selects ‘Student on Fire’

Suzy Gorbatenko is the Excelsior High School “Student on Fire” for the month of December.

According to school officials, she is very dedicated to working hard and doing the best she can to achieve successful results.

“She sets a good example to other students by staying focused and setting goals,” a press release stated. “Suzy is very capable of tackling any assignment she has. She recently passed one the hardest courses our school has to offer.”

WSU hosts Democracy Project

The American Democracy Project at Washington State University Vancouver is holding a discussion, “Climate Change: The Clash of Science and Politics,” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110.

During the free event, Mark Stephan, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, will discuss politicians’ take on climate change. Michael Berger, senior instructor in the College of Arts and Sciences, will cover how scientists talk about climate change. Refreshments will be served.

WSU is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.

Cape H-S names Super Citizens

Cape Horn-Skye has named its Super Citizens for the month of November.

They are:

Kindergarten: Max Lockard, Naomi Lockard, Bristol Cochell, Cale Compher, Parker Forsberg, Jayden Sanders and London Jones.

First grade: Alyssa Jackson, Bryson Leggett, Grady Sharpe, Hans Davis, Maddy Alldrin, Amelia Connolly, Max Moran, Opal Seeds and Gabriel Eaton.

Second grade: Braxton Swanson, Jackson Lockard, Emily Jacobs, Cohen Northam, Hannah Jones, Chloe Cianni and Willa Hill.

Third grade: Kaleb Goodell, Grace Kelley, Alex Petersen, Sam McKee, Jayna Jackson and Jayden Doan.

Fourth grade: Hannah Arnold, Olivia Gola, Xavier Mason, Taytum Partridge, Zach Cannon, Molly Honl, Jordan Perry, Rosie Turner, Tate Northam, Kyler Buck and Justin Leggett.

Fifth grade: Sophie Busschau, Violet Hancock, Lailah Partridge, Riley Harding, Micaiah Carmichael, Paula Guerrero and Izziah Smith.