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Battle ground High School (The Columbian files)

Battle Ground High School aims to improve student mental health

Battle ground High School (The Columbian files)

January 27, 2023, 5:17pm Clark County News

In the nearly two years since classes have reopened following the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the state have reported seeing students’ mental and emotional health worsen. Battle Ground High School principal Charbonneau Gourde isn’t shy to admit just how those challenges, at times, left school staff exhausted… Read story

Alki Middle School in Felida is in Vancouver Public Schools.

Lawsuits target Vancouver Public Schools, ex-janitor convicted of 137 counts of voyeurism

Alki Middle School in Felida is in Vancouver Public Schools.

January 26, 2023, 5:05pm Clark County News

Two lawsuits were filed Thursday against Vancouver Public Schools and James Mattson, a former school janitor who was sentenced to 10 years in prison last Friday in the state’s largest-ever voyeurism case. Read story

Battle Ground schools director stepping down

January 26, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

Battle Ground Public Schools board director Rob Henrikson will be resigning effective Feb. 28. The district is seeking candidates to fill Henrikson’s spot serving District 2, which represents much of the eastern side of the school district. Read story

Rooted School Vancouver is planning to open a charter school on Fourth Plain Boulevard in east Vancouver.

Clark County to get 1st charter school

Rooted School Vancouver is planning to open a charter school on Fourth Plain Boulevard in east Vancouver.

January 25, 2023, 6:04am Clark County News

Clark County’s first state-approved public charter school, the Rooted School Vancouver, is set to open its doors to ninth grade students this fall. Read story

Evergreen Public Schools and Vancouver Public Schools to host fentanyl awareness events

January 24, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

Evergreen Public Schools and Vancouver Public Schools will host two fentanyl awareness seminars next month in partnership with Educational Service District 112, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the Vancouver Police Department. Read story

A sign posted by opponents of a replacement levy for Vancouver Public Schools says it was financed by People United for Clark County, a local right-wing political action committee.

Signs against Vancouver Public Schools levy grab attention

A sign posted by opponents of a replacement levy for Vancouver Public Schools says it was financed by People United for Clark County, a local right-wing political action committee.

January 22, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

Though the fog of the November 2022 general election has cleared, some voters in Clark County will return to the polls to decide on a handful of local measures in an upcoming Feb. 14 special election. Among the measures on the upcoming ballot is a replacement education and operations levy… Read story

John Boyd was appointed interim superintendent of Evergreen Public Schools on Dec. 28, following the firing of Mike Merlino earlier that month.

Evergreen’s interim superintendent makes case for permanent job; some question hiring process

John Boyd was appointed interim superintendent of Evergreen Public Schools on Dec. 28, following the firing of Mike Merlino earlier that month.

January 19, 2023, 6:01am Clark County News

It’s been nearly a year since John Boyd began his tenure as the interim superintendent at Evergreen Public Schools, Southwest Washington’s largest school district. Read story

Portland-based Wren the Band performs for a crowd Tuesday at the Firstenburg Student Commons at Washington State University Vancouver. WSUV's Center for Intercultural Learning and Affirmation hosted the group, featuring percussionist Dominic Kukla, left, lead vocalist Chrissy Wood, center, and guitarist Andy Wilhelm, as part of a National Day of Racial Healing event.

WSU Vancouver honors Day of Racial Healing with music, conversation

Portland-based Wren the Band performs for a crowd Tuesday at the Firstenburg Student Commons at Washington State University Vancouver. WSUV's Center for Intercultural Learning and Affirmation hosted the group, featuring percussionist Dominic Kukla, left, lead vocalist Chrissy Wood, center, and guitarist Andy Wilhelm, as part of a National Day of Racial Healing event.

January 18, 2023, 12:55pm Clark County News

Since its inception in 2017, the National Day of Racial Healing has sought to promote productive discussions around race and equity in tandem with the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Read story

Volunteers plant trees along the Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway Trail as part of the annual MLK Day of Service in 2015.

Clark County organizations plan, offer events for MLK Jr. Day

Volunteers plant trees along the Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway Trail as part of the annual MLK Day of Service in 2015.

January 12, 2023, 6:30pm Clark County News

Honoring the legacy of civil rights activist and leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., many organizations offer service opportunities and celebrations during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day that falls on the third Monday in January. Read story

Evergreen Public Schools board ratifies new contract

January 12, 2023, 5:59am Clark County News

The Evergreen Public Schools Board of Directors ratified a recently approved contract with the Public School Employees of Evergreen large group union at its Tuesday evening meeting. Read story