The Washougal School Board resumed in-person meetings this month for the first time since a May 25 school board meeting ended in disruption and police citations against three community members.
As they head into a third school year impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, students and staff will need to mask up and continue to follow other COVID safety precautions this fall.
Its student body down 7%, Washougal School District working to recruit new families, re-attract former students
The Washougal School District lost about 250 students — roughly 7 percent of its student body — during the course of the 2020-21 school year, when COVID-19 regulations forced a blend of remote and limited in-person learning, but school officials are optimistic the district will be able to attract a portion of those students back this fall.
Brenda Hitchins challenges her Washougal High School culinary students to succeed, but also to not fear failure. If they accidentally crack an egg and break a yoke, for example, she’ll remind them that eggs are cheap and easily accessible, and encourage them to try again.
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.