Schools

Washougal grads reflect on facing, defeating challenges

Earlier this year, Washougal High School Principal Sheree Clark asked Ethan Mills, the school’s Associated Student Body president, to deliver some “inspiring life advice” to his fellow seniors at the school’s graduation ceremony. Recognizing the challenge in front of him Mills laced his reply with a hint of good-natured sarcasm.

Washougal High student body president called ‘right leader at right time’

Kyla Ritchey was a bit surprised when Ethan Mills expressed an interest in running for Washougal High School’s Associated Student Body (ASB) president position in February 2020.

WSD officials: Critical Race Theory not part of proposed policy

On May 10, Washougal School Board member Jim Cooper watched a livestream of the Camas School Board’s meeting, during which several parents discussed their concerns about critical race theory (CRT), an academic movement that examines social, cultural and legal issues as they relate to race and racism.

Camas-Washougal students, community members honored

A Washougal high school senior, the chair of the Camas School District’s Citizens Advisory Committee and a group that dedicated itself to passing school levies for Camas students are among those the Washington Association of School Administrators recently honored with its 2021 awards recognizing educational administrators and community members who have made extraordinary contributions to K-12 education in their communities.

Washougal School Board temporarily discontinues in-person meetings

The Washougal School District has reverted back to remote-only school board meetings following a disruption by audience members that resulted in police action during a May 11 meeting.

Camas school board OKs recovery strategy

The Camas School Board unanimously approved the school district’s proposed Academic and Student Well-Being Plan, meant to address student needs that resulted from the closure of school buildings and the move to remote-learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Washougal students to perform ‘That’s Emma!’ this weekend

While watching “Emma,” the 2020 film production of the famous Jane Austen novel, last August, Hayley Courtney started picturing some of her Washougal High School theater colleagues in the different roles. She envisioned Emma Free rather than Anya Taylor-Joy as Emma Woodhouse, and saw herself as Augusta Elton instead of Tanya Reynolds.

Camas teens tackle toxic algae

Intent on competing in a science competition that could win their team up to $9,000 in savings bonds, the two Camas middle school students were looking for a local problem in need of a solution.

Camas seniors to have in-person graduations

The Camas School District said this week it will celebrate its 2021 high school graduates with in-person commencement ceremonies in early June.

Washougal OKs in-person graduation ceremony for class of 2021

Mary Templeton’s main concern about the Washougal School District’s plans for its upcoming in-person graduation ceremony doesn’t have anything to do with the COVID-19 pandemic.