Schools

Friendship blossoms at Clark College

7:19 p.m. April 17
Annual Sakura Festival celebrates the blooming of 100 cherry trees on campus and the relationship between Vancouver and its sister city in Japan

Rainy weather moved Clark College's ninth annual Sakura Festival inside to Gaiser Hall on Thursday afternoon.

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Woodland trap shooters giving it their best shot

6 a.m. April 17
Trap Club popular at high school

Trap shooting is the third largest sport at Woodland High School, behind football and track, said volunteer coach Ben Musgrove, a La Center resident whose son attends Woodland.

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Skills center seeks homeland security teacher

5:58 p.m. April 15
Program set to open this fall and prepare students for a spectrum of safety work

With increased security measures affecting airline passengers, computer users and many facets of daily life, the demand for trained security personnel is growing.

Union High School grad spends spring break rebuilding New Orleans

By The Columbian April 2, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Union High School — Union High School graduate Breanna Ongley of Vancouver didn't spend spring break getting crazy in Miami.

Gause students collect donations for Weekend Backpack Program

By The Columbian April 2, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Washougal — Gause Elementary School social worker Julie Bristol told students that she had a single birthday wish: Collect enough food donations to carry the school's Weekend Backpack Program for hungry families through the rest of the school year.

Alki Career Day gives students taste of variety of professions

By The Columbian April 2, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Salmon Creek – Alki Middle School students heard from nearly 30 local professionals — including a psychologist, a dentist and an airline captain — Wednesday morning at the school's Career Day event. Each of the guests gave four 20-minute presentations about their careers, followed by a few minutes for questions. The format allowed Alki students to choose four career talks, based on each student's interests. School officials said the event helps middle-school students learn about a variety of professions, better preparing them to select a potential career path by their first year of high school.

Credit union donates $500 to school's booster club

By The Columbian April 2, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Washougal — A $500 donation from Lacamas Community Credit Union will support booster club activities at Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School. Lacamas Community Credit Union Consumer Loan Manager Leann Wilkins presented the money to Booster Club President Jean Collins at a March 20 school assembly.

College narrows in on new site for campus

By Cami Joner April 1, 2014 8:21 p.m.

Clark College has zeroed in on a Ridgefield site for its future north-county campus, but does not expect to reveal the location for another month or two.

New Crestline elementary taking shape

By Susan Parrish April 1, 2014 7:27 p.m.

The construction site of the new Crestline Elementary School was a hub of activity Monday as heavy equipment and dozens of workers swarmed the property.

Skyview students arrested for alleged burglary

By Patty Hastings March 31, 2014 5:24 p.m.

Two Skyview High School students were arrested for allegedly burglarizing their classmate's home Monday afternoon in Salmon Creek.

Prosecutor: Boy searched for "how to commit mass murder" on Internet

By Paris Achen March 31, 2014 10:22 a.m.

A prosecutor says a 15-year-old boy accused of threatening to kill students at Skyview High School may face additional charges after new information over the weekend revealed the boy searched for "how to commit mass murder" on the Internet.

Local leaders: 'Children Can't Wait'

By Scott Hewitt March 31, 2014 6 a.m.

Is Clark County child-friendly?

WSU Vancouver screens films about minorities

By The Columbian March 30, 2014 6 a.m.

The Washington State University Vancouver History Club will show a series of films that focuses on the history of minorities. The film series, titled "Unheard Voices," will be shown from 7 to 9 p.m. April 9-11 in the Dengerink Administration Building, Rooms 129/130, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.

Old Federal Reserve building up for grabs in Seattle

By Linda Shaw, The Seattle Times March 29, 2014 9:59 p.m.

After years in limbo, the former Federal Reserve building in downtown Seattle soon may be given away for free.

Yakima-area girl pushes legislature to eliminate state graduation requirement

By Jordan Schrader, The News Tribune March 29, 2014 6:57 p.m.

Tiffany Stewart is probably not the first high-school student to think it would be funny to do her senior project on getting rid of the senior project. She is, however, the first to persuade the Legislature to go along.

Spring break arrives at some Clark County schools

By The Columbian March 29, 2014 6 a.m.

Schools in Clark County are preparing for spring break.

Female veterans topic of film, talk at WSUV

By The Columbian March 29, 2014 6 a.m.

A free film screening and discussion by female veterans will address those veterans wrestling with prosthetic devices, homelessness, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Military Sexual Disorder.

Ex-WSUV faculty member files suit

By Paris Achen March 28, 2014 5:44 p.m.

A former faculty member of Washington State University Vancouver has sued the university alleging that he was discriminated against, harassed and retaliated against because of his Iranian background and Muslim faith.