Howard Buck covered education.
Honors cell research pioneer
There’s an amazing, never-ending story behind the newly chosen name for the Health and Bioscience high school that Evergreen Public Schools will soon construct near PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Exactly like its namesake: Henrietta Lacks.
Two years after the tragic death of beloved Hudson’s Bay High School teacher Gordon Patterson, a second memorial bike ride on Saturday will climax with the groundbreaking of a new memorial garden on campus. Cyclists will depart at 9 a.m. from the school’s front door (reached via the driveway at 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd.). A four-mile loop will lead to and from Patterson’s former church on North St. Johns Road, in the Minnehaha neighborhood. A longer 10-mile circuit is also available.
They chose not to disrupt classes Monday over contract disrupt
School secretaries, clerical and technology assistants and paraeducator workers mired in a labor contract dispute with Vancouver Public Schools chose not to disrupt school operations on Monday.
Frustrated Vancouver school district support employees won’t hint at what might occur, or not, Monday at schools.
Start times and one location will change
Patrons, employees and other followers of the Vancouver and Battle Ground schools will find new school board meeting times and one major change of venue, starting next week. The shifts coincide with the onset of the 2011-12 school year.
Vancouver, Battle Ground classes resume
With each step along tree-shaded Northeast Sixth Avenue early Wednesday, the last moments of summer vacation for 10-year-old Alex Beltran-Villa faded nearer to oblivion. Young Alex didn’t mind.
But labor conflict won’t disrupt first day
About 50 Vancouver Public Schools support employees rallied again outside district headquarters late Tuesday afternoon, drawing supportive honks and shouts. The first day of the school year promises to be less chaotic.
Slots for Wednesday sessions fill up fast
For a second autumn, Washington State University Vancouver digital communications instructors are hosting free workshops on a first-come, first-served basis for any local resident, small business owner or nonprofit group employee.
41 new vehicles hit the road; older ones head to Panama
Starting on Tuesday, north county drivers may notice dozens of brand-new school buses plying Battle Ground and Hockinson district routes. And, soon, Panama residents will see a similar fleet upgrade.
Pickets could reappear at school opening
Vancouver school students and parents — and teachers — might encounter picketing school secretaries and support workers next Wednesday, on the first day of class. It’s possible some teachers will honor, or even join, picket lines.