Chieftains grow into local leaders

6 a.m. January 22
Three of county's six elected executives are Columbia River grads

When Chuck Atkins was sworn in as sheriff, a curious commonality emerged among three of Clark County's six elected executives. Atkins, Auditor Greg Kimsey and Treasurer Doug Lasher are Columbia River High School graduates.

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Vancouver chosen for school technology summit

10 a.m. January 21
Vancouver district's efforts lead to selection

The U.S. Department of Education has chosen Vancouver to host one of 12 Future Ready Regional Summits scheduled across the nation in the coming months. The purpose of the summit is to help school district leaders use technology to improve teaching and student learning.

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Program helps students hit the books in Yacolt

6 a.m. January 21
it gives families access to learning tools

YACOLT — Carrying a bag bulging with kids' books, Karen Homola, 31, and six of her children entered the library at Yacolt Primary School ready to choose more books.

Diversity in action at Fort Vancouver High School

By Susan Parrish January 8, 2015 6 a.m.

A family trip to Saipan helped Jonah Benavente appreciate the differences between his father's birthplace in the Northern Mariana Islands and the family's home in Vancouver.

Student artwork on display at New Seasons

By The Columbian January 8, 2015 6 a.m.

Works of art created by students from Battle Ground Public Schools' Chief Umtuch Middle School are on display until Feb. 3 at the Vancouver New Seasons Market, Fishers Landing Marketplace, 2100B S.E. 164th Ave.

Clark College Taste of Scotland set for Jan. 15

By The Columbian January 7, 2015 6 a.m.

Vancouver — A January tradition in Scotland is a Burns Night honoring 18th-century Scottish poet Robert Burns with song, food and cheer.

Knight to present State of Clark College speech

By The Columbian January 7, 2015 6 a.m.

Vancouver — Clark College President Robert Knight will present the annual State of the College address at 11 a.m. Jan. 15 in Gaiser Student Center on the main campus, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

Middle school Giving Tree helps 17 families during holidays

By The Columbian January 7, 2015 5:59 a.m.

North Salmon Creek — Alki Middle School's Giving Tree helped 17 Vancouver families during the holiday season by providing them with donated gifts, clothes and other necessities. The annual Sharing and Caring project brought in more than 300 gifts and filled 56 stockings to be given to families in need living in the Vancouver district. "When they first mentioned the Sharing and Caring program, I decided right then and there I'm going to do jobs for people to go and get money to do it," said Alki sixth-grader Tess Raz in a post on the Vancouver Public Schools' website.

Holiday movie poll raises money for Vancouver schools foundation

By The Columbian January 7, 2015 5:59 a.m.

Esther Short — The calamity-prone Griswold family's holiday high jinks in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" are a hit with Clark County film fans who voted in this year's Best Xmas Ever: Movie Edition fundraising competition.

Ridgefield school board recognizes top card design participants

By The Columbian January 7, 2015 5:59 a.m.

Ridgefield — With a simple but sweet drawing and the message of "Happy Holidays," Union Ridge Elementary School student Olivia Fenton won the district's Holiday Greeting Card Design Competition.

Rotary elves give students Christmas presents

By The Columbian January 7, 2015 5:59 a.m.

Vancouver — Members of the Rotary Club of Vancouver spread holiday cheer to around 500 children at local elementary schools last month by dressing as elves and giving them presents. The Rotary elves visited Roosevelt, Washington and King elementary schools on Dec. 19 for the charitable campaign, organized by "elf foreman" and Rotary member Al Bernstein.

Poll: Voters say education top issue for Legislature

By Associated Press January 6, 2015 1:58 p.m.

Poll: Voters say education top issue for Legislature

Magnet school programs' application period to begin

By Susan Parrish January 6, 2015 6 a.m.

The application period for career-specific and college-readiness programs in Vancouver Public Schools will open at 4 p.m. Jan. 12 for the 2015-16 school year.

Students say parking still big problem at Clark College

By Susan Parrish January 5, 2015 10:43 p.m.

Monday was a typical first day of the quarter at Clark College. As a car vacated a parking space, a waiting car zipped into the space before another driver could grab it. Motorists lined up for precious parking spots in the popular two green lots north of Gaiser Hall.

Special election deadline is Jan. 12

By Justin Runquist January 2, 2015 6 a.m.

The voter registration deadline is fast approaching for a special election on two Clark County school bond measures.

Blind-deaf drummer beats physical hurdles  

By Susan Parrish January 1, 2015 7:41 p.m.

Some people achieve so much, despite the odds, that they inspire those around them. Vaughn Brown, a deaf-blind percussionist and music educator, is one of those inspiring people.

Clark College explores idea of hiring campus police officers

By Emily Gillespie January 1, 2015 6 a.m.

When school shootings in the Pacific Northwest dominated the headlines earlier this year, alarms were going off for those who work at Clark College.

Official to visit Fort Vancouver High School

By The Columbian December 31, 2014 6 a.m.

Students and staff at Fort Vancouver High School will welcome Anthony Jackson, vice president for education for Asia Society, on Jan. 7.