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Columbian Staff Writer

A collection of teddy bears greets visitors like Jan Kerr of Portland at Two Rivers Heritage Museum in Washougal, which opened up for the season in March. The new main exhibit this year is all about teddy bears.

Two Rivers museum’s teddy bear exhibit has something to offer all ages

A collection of teddy bears greets visitors like Jan Kerr of Portland at Two Rivers Heritage Museum in Washougal, which opened up for the season in March. The new main exhibit this year is all about teddy bears.

April 19, 2019, 6:06am Clark County News

When volunteers at Two Rivers Heritage Museum were thinking about new displays for this year, they wanted something that would make guests smile. Read story

The class schedule for the fourth and fifth grade class is posted on the board at Mount Pleasant Elementary School in Novmber. The K-8 district with 63 students uses split classes, as the school has four full-time teachers.

Mount Pleasant running a three-year replacement levy

The class schedule for the fourth and fifth grade class is posted on the board at Mount Pleasant Elementary School in Novmber. The K-8 district with 63 students uses split classes, as the school has four full-time teachers.

April 8, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

School district officials are generally hopeful when they run a levy, but perhaps no local school district officials are as hopeful as those in the Mount Pleasant School District, a K-8 district at the entrance of the Columbia River Gorge near Washougal with about 55 students. Read story

Camas eyes bond for building a center

April 7, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

Camas residents have talked for decades about wanting a community center. At a Monday workshop, city councilors discussed putting the fate of funding a center in the hands of those residents. Read story

Kindergartner Piper Caseday runs down the ramp for recess at Green Mountain School, a K-8 school district outside of Woodland, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.

Clark County school districts are in the red

Kindergartner Piper Caseday runs down the ramp for recess at Green Mountain School, a K-8 school district outside of Woodland, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.

April 7, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

It’s been nearly a year since the Washington Supreme Court accepted the state’s new school funding plan, which injected billions of dollars into public education. Read story

Ridgefield, Woodland school districts receive clean audit reports

March 25, 2019, 6:03am Clark County News

School districts in Ridgefield and Woodland both received clean audits from the Washington State Auditor’s office recently. Read story

Lacamas Lake Elementary School second-grader Owen Query, left, and Mason Krause, right, run along the natural play elements outside of the first-year school, which was opened to deal with increasing enrollment and more development moving north of Lacamas Lake. The district passed a 2016 bond to build the school, but changes in the state education funding model have created difficulties for schools in Washington. Camas is facing an $8.2 million shortfall for the upcoming school year and might have to make reductions to even out the budget.

Camas schools committee created to find solutions for $8.2 million shortfall

Lacamas Lake Elementary School second-grader Owen Query, left, and Mason Krause, right, run along the natural play elements outside of the first-year school, which was opened to deal with increasing enrollment and more development moving north of Lacamas Lake. The district passed a 2016 bond to build the school, but changes in the state education funding model have created difficulties for schools in Washington. Camas is facing an $8.2 million shortfall for the upcoming school year and might have to make reductions to even out the budget.

March 18, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

The Camas School District is looking at an $8.2 million shortfall in the upcoming school year, and Superintendent Jeff Snell has created a budget committee to look at potential solutions, including reductions. Read story

Michael Gonser, 18, Washougal Superintendent Mary Templeton and Joselyn Guajardo talk about a dish that Guajardo prepared for the Washougal Future Chefs competition at Washougal High School. Templeton’s first years as superintendent started late due to teacher strikes, which followed a rough patch between Washougal’s administration and teachers union in the year prior. She taking over, she has been a big hit in the district by improving communication and embracing her role as face of the district.

Washougal superintendent’s arts background, accessibility unique

Michael Gonser, 18, Washougal Superintendent Mary Templeton and Joselyn Guajardo talk about a dish that Guajardo prepared for the Washougal Future Chefs competition at Washougal High School. Templeton’s first years as superintendent started late due to teacher strikes, which followed a rough patch between Washougal’s administration and teachers union in the year prior. She taking over, she has been a big hit in the district by improving communication and embracing her role as face of the district.

March 11, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

Whether it’s living in Germany as an exchange student, or taking over a school district heading into a summer of intense negotiations and a teacher strike, Mary Templeton takes the same approach. Read story

Hockinson School District announced that the school board has selected Steve Marshall, currently the director of educational resources at Camas School District, will take over as superintendent after this current school year.

New superintendent chosen for Hockinson School District

Hockinson School District announced that the school board has selected Steve Marshall, currently the director of educational resources at Camas School District, will take over as superintendent after this current school year.

March 10, 2019, 4:38pm Clark County News

Steve Marshall will be the next superintendent of Hockinson School District. Read story

Rob Henrikson

Battle Ground school board fills District 2 director position

Rob Henrikson

March 10, 2019, 4:32pm Clark County News

The Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors selected Rob Henrikson to fill the District 2 director position left vacant after Ken Root’s resignation in February. Read story

A box containing the measles vaccine is displayed at the Kaiser Permanente Cascade Park office Monday morning, Feb. 4, 2019.

Clark County measles outbreak remains at 65 confirmed cases

A box containing the measles vaccine is displayed at the Kaiser Permanente Cascade Park office Monday morning, Feb. 4, 2019.

February 25, 2019, 11:43am Clark County Health

There were no new confirmed measles cases announced today. Read story