School notes for March 29, 2016

Mount Pleasant seeks school board candidate

The Mount Pleasant School District is seeking candidates to serve on the School Board in position one.

Those interested must live within district boundaries.

Meetings are generally held once a month, on the third Tuesday of every month at 9 a.m.

For more information, call 835-3371.

JMS seeking vendors for spring plant fair

The Jemtegaard Middle School Future Business Leaders of America is seeking vendors for its spring bazaar/plant fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

Handcrafted, name-brand vendor products, small businesses and local businesses will be accepted.

JMS is located at 35300 S.E. Evergreen Highway.

Vendor contracts and payment must be returned before April 1.

For more information, send an email to or call 954-3400.

Local student will compete in state Geo Bee

Thomas Hull, an eighth-grader at Skyridge Middle School, will compete in the state Geography Bee on Saturday at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.

The state champion will receive $100, a National Geographic book, and will travel to Washington, D.C., to represent Washington state.

For more information, visit

Camas Public Library offers spring break movies

The Camas Public Library is offering spring break movies from Monday, April 4 to Friday, April 8. All films will be shown at 2 p.m. on the library big screen. Popcorn will be served.

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

Movies showing will be Wall-E (PJ) Monday, Goosebumps (PG) Tuesday, The Good Dinosaur (PG) Wednesday, Mockingjay Part 2 (PG-13) Thursday, and The Peanuts Movie (G) Friday.

Elementary school names narrowed to 3

Three potential names for the new Washougal elementary school were recommended to the Washougal School Board on March 22.

The School Facilities Naming Recommendation Committee conducted a community search via an online survey for suggestions during a two month period.

The naming committee was comprised of Rhea Bohlin, Rene Carroll, David Cooke, Joyce Lindsay, Blaine Peterson and Rick Thomas.

The suggested names are Columbia Gorge Elementary, Nch’i Wana Elementary and Gibbons Creek Elementary.

During its April 12 meeting, the board will select the name from the recommended three based on the best fit with the criteria set in the school naming procedure and which best represents the Washougal community.

WSD libraries granted STEM books

Several Washougal school libraries recently increased their collections of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math related books, thanks to a grant from the Washington State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

District library assistants applied for the grants, titled “The future STEMS from reading.”

Libraries at Cape Horn-Skye Elementary, Hathaway Elementary, Canyon Creek Middle School and Washougal High School each received 50 age-appropriate, award-winning STEM hardback, non-fiction books and three professional collection titles. In addition, Jemtegaard Middle School received a grant for $1,000 worth of unlimited Science eBooks.