Camas — Pacific Crest Academy Catholic School teacher Angela Dasso took it all off — all of her hair, that is — to cap off a fundraising event for St. Baldrick's Foundation to Conquer Childhood Cancer.
Camas and Evergreen school districts are among 16 in the state chosen to take part in a Centers for Disease Control project to improve sexual health education. The districts were selected by the state's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Washougal — A bilingual leadership conference for Latino middle school students called "La Chispa!" drew 18 participants from Jemtegaard and Canyon Creek middle schools. "La Chispa!" means "The Spark!", and the point of the conference was to "ignite a spark and create a flame of focused energy," said Canyon Creek school counselor Michele Mederos. Developing their bilingual speaking, reading and writing skills and meeting college-going Latino role models at a conference like this helps students build confidence, connections, cultural identity and academic success, she added. "La Chispa!" was held on Jan. 23 at Liberty High School in Camas.