Battle Ground — More than 50 Battle Ground students from preschool and kindergarten through high school were honored during a school board meeting on May 11 for their submissions to the 56th annual Student Art Show. Best of Show went to Nadesda Gushtyuk, a Prairie High School 12th-grader, Pleasant Valley Middle School eighth-grader Blake Davison and Amelia Nelson, who's in third grade at Captain Strong Primary. The Grand Prize Winner was Mackenzie Alamillo, a Battle Ground High School 12th-grader. River HomeLink ninth-grader Kristen Bivens was given the Superintendent's Award. For the full list of honorees, go to www.battlegroundps.org/blog.
Battle Ground teachers will do informational picketing before and after school Wednesday to protest the Washington Legislature's failure to fully fund basic education, reduce K-12 class sizes, and provide increased pay and benefits for teachers and school employees.
Battle Ground — The Battle Ground High School welding team won regional and state competitions in welding fabrication, and qualified for the SkillsUSA National Championships, scheduled for June 23-26 in Louisville, Ky.
Vancouver teachers won't join a one-day walkout planned for Wednesday, the Vancouver Education Association announced Friday. Evergreen, Camas, Washougal and Hockinson teachers are planning to picket that day to pressure legislators for more education funding and smaller class sizes, as ordered by courts and approved by voters.