School notes for Feb. 2, 2017

Free children’s dental health services day set

The Clark College Dental Hygiene Program will hold a free children’s dental clinic Saturday, Feb. 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place in the Firstenburg Dental Hygiene Education and Care Center in the Health Sciences Building on Clark’s main campus.

Dental hygiene students will provide care, under the direct supervision of licensed dental hygienist and dentists. Services will include cleanings, sealants, X-rays, doctor’s exams, fluoride and select emergency treatments for children ages 18 and younger.

Appointments can be scheduled by calling 992-2158.

This is the 11th year that Clark’s dental hygiene program has offered a free children’s dental health day. In addition to this event, the college’s dental hygiene students provide low-cost dental hygiene care to the community as part of their clinic practice.

Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

Washougal School District kitchens receive high ratings

The Washougal School District’s kitchens continue to earn top ratings during county health department visits.

“Earlier this year, every Washougal school was randomly audited by the county health department and every school received zero violations,” said Mark Jasper, Sodexo Nutrition Services director.

Additionally, Washougal High School had a surprise inspection on Jan. 23 by EcoSure, a third party company that Sodexo contracts with to review food and safety standards, and received 100 percent on its food safety efforts.

“I truly appreciate the effort of all of our kitchen staff employees to keep standards high day in and day out at all of our facilities.” Jasper added. “These high ratings represent the hard work and continuous improvement to the food and safety systems in place at Washougal.”

‘Building Resiliency’ workshop set

A free workshop, “Building Resiliency,” is being offered for parents of children of all ages from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at Washougal High School, 1201 39th St.

Light refreshments and childcare will be available.

Participants will learn to use connections and relationships to build their kids’ resilience, and learn about creative ways to address misbehavior.

Jody McVittie, a trainer and family physician, will lead the workshop.

To register, visit

Chiropractor to discuss childhood immunizations

Harley Youngblood, a registered nurse and chiropractor, will discuss childhood vaccinations at Family Chiropractic in Vancouver, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15.

The discussion will cover questions about vaccines. For more information, call 696-0582.

Family Chiropractic is located at 11815 N.E. Highway 99, Ste. A.

Student film festival seeks entries

The Camas School District is seeking entries for its annual student film festival. It is a video contest created for kindergarten through 12th grade students. Finalists will have their short films shown at the Liberty Theatre. Finalist videos may also be featured on the District website, YouTube channel, and social media pages.

The contest ends Wednesday, March 15. Video screening for finalists will take place on Thursday, March 23.

For contest rules and entry details, email

Camas student wins $1,000 scholarship

Ashley Teng, a flute player, was one of three students awarded a $1,000 scholarship for her performance at Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s young artists competition, held at Trinity Lutheran Church.

She competed against seven other finalists for the scholarship money and the chance to perform solo with The VSO.

Teng, a gold medal finisher, will be a guest artist with Maestro Salvador Brotons and The VSO at the Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, concerts at Skyview High School.

Shrek Jr. tickets are on sale now

Tickets for Journey Theater Arts Group performances of Shrek the Musical Jr., are on sale.

Performances are scheduled for Feb. 24 through March 2, at Washburn Performing Arts Center in Washougal.

The musical is based on the DreamWorks movie and the book by William Steig.

Tickets start at $9 per person, and can be purchased at, or by calling 750-8550.