Schools

Seton Catholic High seeks permanent home

6 a.m. June 30
New building would allow move out of leased space

Seton Catholic College Preparatory High School plans to break ground on a new school this fall. The new building is scheduled to open fall 2016.

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Bits 'n' Pieces: Union High senior project leaves behind pair of aquariums

6 a.m. June 27

Students at Union High School will be able to daydream by a miniature ocean, thanks to graduating senior April Fisher. For her independent study, she pitched the idea of creating and installing two 180-gallon saltwater aquariums in the school's environmental science and engineering building. One tank features a variety of colorful saltwater fish, and the other features living coral.

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Trades offer opportunities in Clark County

6 a.m. June 28
Schools, parents, students should look at the building industry with new eyes

At a time when countless college graduates find that they are underemployed and saddled with crushing student debt, it is time for educators and policymakers to re-examine the widely held belief that a college degree represents the only road to success.

Public invited to see Union High fish tank

By The Columbian June 13, 2015 6 a.m.

CAMAS — The community is invited to see Union High School's new 180-gallon fish tank during an open house from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. It is in the 200 building at the high school campus, 6201 N.W. Friberg-Strunk St.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Students' film looks at MLK

By Adam Littman June 12, 2015 6 a.m.

Pleasant Valley Middle School sixth-graders Courtney Beyer and Stephanie Higgins knew of Martin Luther King Jr., but both said they didn't know how his impact on the world is still being felt today until they made a film about him.

House passes graduation requirements bill

By Associated Press June 11, 2015 5:49 p.m.

OLYMPIA — The state House of Representatives on Thursday passed an updated version of a bill that would temporarily eliminate the need to pass a science test for graduation, but as previously, it is likely to stall in the Senate.

UO takes part in meningococcal vaccine study

By CHRISTIAN HILL, The Register-Guard June 11, 2015 6 a.m.

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is participating in a federal study examining whether two vaccines now being administered to thousands of students can reduce the population carrying the contagious bacteria at the center of the campus outbreak of meningococcal disease.

Clark College looks to attract new Penguins

By Nathaniel Taylor, The Independent June 11, 2015 6 a.m.

An ounce of defiance and a play off the old saying "when pigs fly" are among the tools Clark College officials are looking at to deal with a $3.6 million budget shortfall that threatens the existence of some academic programs.

Goodbye to classes, hello to summer fun

By Susan Parrish June 10, 2015 8:09 p.m.

GREEN MOUNTAIN — Clutching a snake in its talons, a red-tailed hawk rose above the Lewis River. Tall spikes of deep pink foxglove grew along the road, where a four-wheeler and an orange tractor pulling farm equipment were the lone vehicles. Two horses nibbled grass in a field. Farther down the road, another hawk lifted from its hunting perch on an enormous, round bale of hay.

Prairie High teacher facing cancer fight gets support from Team Kristie

By Marissa Harshman June 10, 2015 7:34 p.m.

Kristie Vinyard is a warrior. The proof plasters the walls of the art teacher's classroom.

WSU Vancouver math prof dies a week after being hit by auto

By Associated Press, The Columbian June 10, 2015 4:54 p.m.

A WSU Vancouver mathematics instructor was to be taken off life support today, a week after he was struck by a vehicle while jogging.

Boundary to change for popular Vancouver elementary school

By Susan Parrish June 10, 2015 10 a.m.

The Vancouver Public Schools board approved a boundary adjustment Tuesday night that effectively will send 37 students from Benjamin Franklin Elementary School to the Fruit Valley Community Learning Center.

Battle Ground starts food pantry for students

By Adam Littman June 10, 2015 6 a.m.

The Battle Ground High School security guards spent years opening their office to students, especially those with empty stomachs.

New chapter begins for young amputee

By Emily Gillespie June 10, 2015 6 a.m.

June 10 is a date that Justin Carey will never forget. On that date, two years ago, he laid bloodied and broken, hidden by brush alongside a road, fighting for his life.

Feds plan to erase debt for Corinthian students

June 9, 2015 6 a.m.

The federal government will erase much of the debt of students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, officials announced Monday, as part of a new plan that could cost taxpayers as much as $3.6 billion.

Clark College computer students to make presentations

By The Columbian June 9, 2015 6 a.m.

The public is invited to attend presentations on Thursday by students in Clark College instructor Bruce Elgort's Computer Technology programming class.

LSW Architects hosts student exhibition

June 9, 2015 6 a.m.

Science, technology, engineering and math are prominent at Vancouver iTech Preparatory, but its students also pursue the arts.

WSU president has fourth-highest pay at U.S. public colleges

By Associated Press June 8, 2015 9:52 a.m.

SEATTLE — Washington State University President Elson Floyd is one of the highest-paid public-college presidents in the country. Members of the WSU Board of regents say he's worth it.

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