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April 12, 2019

Washougal School District to host budget conversations

The Washougal School District will host two conversations to present information on the district’s budget, help patrons learn about budget development and answer questions about school finances. The conversations will…

March 28, 2019
Washougal Community Library's Rachael Ries works with Columbia River Gorge Elementary School students Lauren Byrne, Aubrey Timmons and Bailey Wright during a coding club session last month. (Contributed photo courtesy of Rene Carroll)

STEM lessons expanding in Washougal

Earlier this month, fourth-grade students at Gause Elementary School participated in an activity in which they were asked to build ‘scribble bots.’

September 6, 2018

Washougal reaches agreement

The strike is over in Washougal as the teachers union ratified a new two-year contract with 100 percent of members in attendance voting yes, Thursday, Sept. 6.

June 15, 2018
Dr. Patricia Boles will retire from her role as assistant superintendent in the Washougal School District at the end of the month, a role she has held since 2015. 
Contributed photo courtesy of Jodi Thomas, educational service district 112

Washougal assistant superintendent set to retire

Dr. Patricia Boles will retire from her role as assistant superintendent in the Washougal School District (WSD) after a cumulative 44 years in education, serving as an elementary…

May 17, 2018
Nearly 70 members of the Washougal Association of Educators attended a Washougal board of directors meeting Tuesday, May 8, to present a petition asking the district to make teacher salaries competitive with those in neighboring school districts. Above, Washougal High School band teacher Kelly Ritter addresses the board during the meeting.

Washougal teachers say pay falls short

National Teacher Appreciation Day fell on May 8 this year, the same day as a regularly scheduled Washougal School Board meeting, and dozens of Washougal teachers showed up with an idea for how district leaders could really show their appreciation — increasing teacher salaries to match compensation packages offered by surrounding school districts.

May 1, 2018
Paige Maas, an eighth-grader at Jemtegaard Middle School, during an advocacy trip with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in Washington D.C., March of 2018. Maas was diagnosed with type one diabetes when she was seven years old and was selected by the ADA to be an advocate for people with diabetes. She has gone to D.C. three times as an advocate and has called on members of congress for funding to find a cure, technology and transparency with insulin prices. (Contributed photos courtesy of Brad Maas)

Washougal teen fights for diabetes research

The thought of juggling dance, soccer, track and cross country may sound like a lot of work for a 14 year old, but Jemtegaard Middle School student Paige Maas makes it work.

April 26, 2018
(Tori Benavente/Post-Record) 
 Jared Hoadley, assistant superintendent of the Mead School District, speaks to community members during one of four interview sessions for the next Washougal School District superintendent, Wednesday, April 25, in the Columbia River Gorge Elementary/Jemtegaard Middle School commons, in Washougal. Hoadley is one of four final candidates for the superintendent position.

Washougal superintendent decision approaches

The Washougal School District board of directors will likely hire the district’s next superintendent Friday, after four final candidates were interviewed, Wednesday, April 25, in Columbia River Gorge Elementary and Jemtegaard Middle School commons, in Washougal.

April 19, 2018
Washougal High School students, left to right, Bridgette McCarthy, Jared Johnson, Katie Boon and Lauren Bennett hold fliers for the Washougal Drug Take-Back, an event the students helped organize through Unite! Washougal Community Coalition. The take-back event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at Silver Star Search and Rescue, 1220 "A" St., Washougal. (Tori Benavente/Post-Record)

Washougal students organize drug take-back

A group of about 10 Washougal High School students is helping to organize a drug take-back event in Washougal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at Silver Star Search and Rescue, 1220 “A” St., Washougal.