Schools

Crestline rises from the ashes

7:42 p.m. August 14
School destroyed in 2013 fire ready to welcome students in September

Although crews are putting finishing touches on the new Crestline Elementary, teachers and staff are moving into the new school only 18 months after it was destroyed by arson.

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Young app-writers get with the programming, win

11 p.m. August 12
Congresswoman joins in award ceremony for House-backed contest

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, recognized four high school seniors Tuesday afternoon who likely are headed for careers in cutting-edge fields.

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Evergreen schools director state Administrator of Year

5:59 a.m. August 13

Landover-Sharmel — Susan Dixon, college, career and technical education director for Evergreen Public Schools, was picked as Administrator of the Year on Aug. 5 at the annual Washington Association for Career and Technical Education Conference in Yakima. Dixon considers herself a "servant leader," according to a press release. She has worked for the school district for 14 years. The College, Career and Technical Education Program helps high schoolers explore career paths and develop marketable skills.

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More School News

B.G. school board members introduced to administrators

By The Columbian August 20, 2014 6 a.m.

Battle Ground — Four Battle Ground Public Schools administrators were recently introduced to school board members. They are: Pleasant Valley Middle School Principal Tamarah Grigg, Daybreak Middle School Principal Kevin Palena, Chief Umtuch Middle School Principal Matt Kesler and River HomeLink Principal Darlene Wilgus.

Donate school supplies to Vancouver schools

By The Columbian August 20, 2014 6 a.m.

The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools is accepting new school supplies 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at Columbia Credit Union's downtown branch, 703 Broadway.

Student starts charitable closet at Liberty Middle School

By The Columbian August 20, 2014 6 a.m.

Camas — Liberty Middle School student Gared Skorick, 13, got a taste of need — and generosity — when family troubles landed her in Anacortes with next to no possessions for a couple months. "It was a very rough time," she said, but the school staff there was incredibly nice and helpful. Once things settled down and she got back to Camas, Skorick said, she started noticing how needy some of her own peers are. So she launched the Liberty Community Closet — a clearinghouse of clothes, shoes and personal hygiene products such as soap, toothbrushes and shampoo for students who "need help like I needed help," she said. Donations of clothes, supplies and cash are always welcome at Liberty Middle School, 1612 N.E. Garfield St.; call 360-833-5850.

Vancouver schools set school readiness event

By The Columbian August 20, 2014 6 a.m.

Vancouver Public Schools will host its inaugural "Go Ready! Back-to-School-Readiness Festival" from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Washington, 4040 Plomondon Road.

North County School Readiness Day is Friday

By The Columbian August 20, 2014 6 a.m.

More than 900 north county students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches are preregistered to participate in North County School Readiness Day on Friday inside the cafeteria at Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground.

Washougal School District seeks to fill two board vacancies

By The Columbian August 20, 2014 6 a.m.

The Washougal School District Board of Directors is looking to fill two vacancies following recent resignations.

Failing-schools letters to go out

By The Seattle Times August 19, 2014 9:40 p.m.

Because most Washington school districts don't have 100 percent of their students passing state math and reading tests, the federal No Child Left Behind law says the districts must send letters to families explaining why.

Police: 2 California boys planned school shooting

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press August 19, 2014 12:35 p.m.

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. — Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a massacre at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting a pair of students who planned to target three school staffers and kill as many people as possible, police said Tuesday.

Washington high court to hear charter school case

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press August 15, 2014 6:17 p.m.

SEATTLE — The Washington Supreme Court announced Friday it will consider whether a voter-approved charter school law violates the state constitution.

Crestline rises from the ashes

By Susan Parrish August 14, 2014 7:42 p.m.

Although crews are putting finishing touches on the new Crestline Elementary, teachers and staff are moving into the new school only 18 months after it was destroyed by arson.

Children read to dog at Vancouver Community Library

By Susan Parrish August 14, 2014 6 a.m.

On Wednesday, one of the dog days of summer, young readers waited their turn to read a book to Crunch, a golden retriever therapy dog at Vancouver Community Library.

Corinthian gets federal grand jury subpoena

By Chris Kirkham, Los Angeles Times August 13, 2014 3:39 p.m.

LOS ANGELES — Corinthian Colleges Inc., the beleaguered for-profit college firm, told investors Wednesday that it received a grand jury subpoena from the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.

Evergreen schools director state Administrator of Year

By The Columbian August 13, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Landover-Sharmel — Susan Dixon, college, career and technical education director for Evergreen Public Schools, was picked as Administrator of the Year on Aug. 5 at the annual Washington Association for Career and Technical Education Conference in Yakima. Dixon considers herself a "servant leader," according to a press release. She has worked for the school district for 14 years. The College, Career and Technical Education Program helps high schoolers explore career paths and develop marketable skills.

Italian exchange student will attend Prairie High School

By The Columbian August 13, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Brush Prairie — An Italian teenager arrived in Clark County last week to spent a year attending Prairie High School and learning about the community and the country. Sara Cernuschi flew into the area on Aug. 6 and was greeted by the Willson family, which will be hosting the exchange student. Cernuschi's stay is sponsored by the nonprofit Aspect Foundation. In her application letter, Cernuschi said she loves science and is pondering a future in sports medicine. "For the moment I know only Italian customs and traditions, but there is so much more to discover."

Young app-writers get with the programming, win

By Susan Parrish August 12, 2014 11 p.m.

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, recognized four high school seniors Tuesday afternoon who likely are headed for careers in cutting-edge fields.

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