When Charlotte Lartey was 4 years old, she discovered her sister standing in a bathtub, screaming in pain after pouring bleach on her skin so that the other girls at school would stop calling her “ugly” and “evil.”
The Washougal School District and Washougal Association of Educators teachers’ union have made significant progress toward finalizing a new teachers’ contract, but have yet to reach agreement on several key issues, including pandemic-related safety concerns.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, many families with school-age children are starting to come to grips with the fact that distance-learning will likely play a role in their family’s future.
Washougal School District students and educators will soon have access to a successful, nationwide youth suicide-prevention program known as “Sources of Strength,” thanks to a Washington State Department of Health grant awarded to the Unite! Washougal Community Coalition.
Washougal High School’s Class of 2020 graduates celebrated their achievements in social-distancing style last weekend, with events that included a virtual graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 6, as well as a “senior car parade” through Washougal’s main streets and a sunset viewing event in the Washougal High parking lot on Friday, June 5.
A former Washougal School District teacher and administrator has been selected to become the next principal at Canyon Creek Middle School.
Washougal High School’s class of 2020 graduates will get two graduation ceremonies this year, including an in-person event scheduled to take place Aug. 8 at Fishback Stadium.