School notes for Jan. 26, 2017

Open house events set for school boundaries

Washougal School District patrons will have the opportunity to hear from the parent/staff committee working to create new elementary and middle school boundaries necessary for the opening of Columbia River Gorge Elementary in the fall.

An open house will be held Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Washougal High School, 1201 39th St. Attendees will learn about the process involved in this work, and review and comment on the most recent draft boundary maps. A second open house will be held March 1.

The Washougal School District will open the new elementary school in September, as well as a new Jemtegaard Middle School, and will revise the elementary and middle school boundaries beginning wit the 2017-18 school year.

The district hired FLO analytics, to support and facilitate the boundary review process.

The committee will produce a final recommendation to the school board by March 28.

For more information, contact boundary.review@washougalsd.org, or call 954-3000.

CWU announces honor roll

Several local students have been named to the honor roll at Central Washington University.

Camas students are: Taylor Lee Boteilho, Courtney Marie Clay, Elizabeth Cook, Amanda Gayle Felipe, Jessica Heald, Olivia Marie Heiser, Amber Lynn Hogan, Bethany Rose Johnson, Lindsey Jane McCormick, Kaitlyn Nichole Pellens, Danielle Rae Przedwojewski, Rachel Irene Retchless, Travis Joseph Schmid, Savannah Lee Vercruysse, Courtney Williams, Delaney E. Wilson and Grayson James Windle.

Washougal students are: Jordan Bethune, Alicia Kay Huegli, Alex Kane and Tenley Stedman.

Barnes & Noble hosts ‘My Favorite Teacher,’ contest

Barnes & Noble Vancouver is sponsoring the “My Favorite Teacher,” contest, where middle and high school students will have the opportunity to tell Southwest Washington how much they appreciate their teachers. The entry deadline is Wednesday, March 1.

Students can nominate a teacher by writing essays, poems or “thank you” letters, in English or Spanish, that share how the teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire them. Participating schools collect the essays and submit them to Barnes & Noble Vancouver for consideration.

Entries are judged by community members on the compelling nature of the teachers’ inspiring qualities, the sincerity of the students’ appreciation, and the quality of expression and writing.

The local winning teacher will be recognized and awarded in the spring. Awards for winning teachers, schools and students include cash prizes, NOOK devices and more.

Details on the contest rules can be found at www.bn.com/myfavoriteteacher. Additional details are also available at www.bn.com/events or by emailing Shawn Sorensen at crm2679@bn.com.

Library hosts ‘Coding Academy’

Youth ages 9 to 18 are invited to attend a “Coding Academy” offered by the Washougal Community Library.

The event will be held Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The class is for youth who have ever wanted to design their own video game, or are curious about how computer programs work.

Participants will try their hands at coding. No prior experience is necessary.

The library is located at 1661 “C” St.

For more information, call 906-4860.