Rethinking student-rep selection process

Washougal High School leaders were supposed to begin the process of selecting the school’s student representatives to the Washougal School District board of directors for the 2020-21 school year in March 2020.

Washougal welcoming middle-schoolers back to classrooms

Jemtegaard Middle School has made significant gains in student achievement during the past few years, posting results that have been noticed and honored by several state educational organizations.

Washougal begins hybrid model; elementary students head back to class

As Washougal School District Superintendent Mary Templeton walked from the parking lot to the front entrance of Gause Elementary School shortly before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, a small group of children lined up in front of a physical education teacher near the playground at the back of the building.

Athletic directors, coaches mixed on new rules

A litany of logistical questions pop into Washougal High School boys basketball coach AJ LaBree’s mind whenever he thinks about the feasibility of high school sports teams engaging in competitive events during a deadly pandemic.

Teachers unions: safety is top concern

Teachers union leaders in Camas and Washougal say local educators’ reactions to recent news that both school district plan to bring many students back to the classroom soon after the winter break — despite the fact that Clark County COVID-19 infections remain on an upward trajectory — run the gamut, from apprehensive to exuberant.

Washougal greenlights school reopenings

Several dozen parents and students gathered in front of the Washougal School District office on Dec. 17 for an informal rally, waving signs in front of honking automobiles and calling for the district to reopen its buildings for in-person instruction.

WSD enrollment drops, parents push for schools to reopen

The Washougal School District estimates it is 200 students short of the 3,010 students expected to attend school in the district during the 2020-21 school year.

Students say they’re struggling

The Washougal School Board recently heard from several students who say the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the school district’s remote-learning situation is taking a toll on their social-emotional wellbeing.

Local kindergarteners head back to school

Hundreds of Camas-Washougal kindergarten students experienced their classrooms for the first time this week, after leaders in both school districts OK’d the reopening of school buildings for their youngest learners.

Riverside Christian reopens after COVID-19 outbreak

Administrators at the Washougal-based Riverside Christian School say the private school is “reinventing itself” after a small COVID-19 outbreak in mid-October.