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Bioscience school gets official name

By Howard Buck September 15, 2011 6 a.m.

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.

Patterson memorial bike ride, tribute groundbreaking set for Saturday

By Howard Buck September 14, 2011 6 a.m.

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.

Nonteachers to pack Vancouver schools board meeting

By Howard Buck September 12, 2011 6:45 p.m.

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.

Vancouver school workers file labor complaint

By Howard Buck September 10, 2011 6 a.m.

Frustrated Vancouver school district support employees won’t hint at what might occur, or not, Monday at schools.

B.G., Vancouver school boards shift meetings

By Howard Buck September 10, 2011 6 a.m.

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.

September treat: Back to school

By Howard Buck September 8, 2011 6 a.m.

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.

Vancouver school support staff pickets district HQ

By Howard Buck September 7, 2011 6 a.m.

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.

WSU Vancouver again offering free digital workshops

By Howard Buck September 6, 2011 4:43 p.m.

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.

New buses carry B.G., Hockinson students

By Howard Buck September 6, 2011 6 a.m.

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.

Vancouver school employees, district at odds

By Howard Buck September 2, 2011 11:31 a.m.

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.

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