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Battle Ground Public Schools seeks volunteers for sexual health education committee

December 3, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Health

Battle Ground Public Schools is assembling a committee of parents, teachers and community members to provide input on proposed curricula on comprehensive sexual health education in grades 5-12. Read story

Vancouver Public Schools COVID test sites to open later than planned

December 2, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Health

Plans to launch COVID-19 testing sites next week at a handful of locations in Vancouver Public Schools have been put on hold, according to a Wednesday press release from the school district. Read story

Hockinson school board approves operations levy for February ballot

December 2, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

The Hockinson school board unanimously voted Monday to approve an operations levy to be placed on the Feb. 8 special election ballot. Read story

Discovery Middle School is seen in the snow as winter weather closes Vancouver area schools Wednesday morning, Feb. 21, 2018.

Vancouver schools COVID-19 test sites plan on hold

Discovery Middle School is seen in the snow as winter weather closes Vancouver area schools Wednesday morning, Feb. 21, 2018.

December 1, 2021, 6:06am Clark County Health

Editor's Note: Vancouver Public Schools said Wednesday morning that a press release about testing sites was sent prematurely and plans for COVID-19 testing sites are on hold for now. Until a vetted partnership is established, the district will continue offering free optional testing at the Jim Parsley Center for current… Read story

Eisenhower Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lisa Nazareno leads students as they practice their letters and numbers  (Photos by Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Clark County school districts dip into federal funds to offset pandemic costs

Eisenhower Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lisa Nazareno leads students as they practice their letters and numbers  (Photos by Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

November 30, 2021, 6:33pm Clark County News

Clark County’s three largest school districts received the third batch of federal relief money to alleviate financial and staffing pressure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Julio Riscajche and his son Julian, 3, take a selfie on Saturday with Jojo the Deinonychus, with minder Brendon Grimes of Jurassic Quest at right. Families and dinosaur fans of all ages converged on the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds to see a variety of life-size animatronic dinosaurs this weekend.

Animatronic dinosaur exhibit continues at Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds

Julio Riscajche and his son Julian, 3, take a selfie on Saturday with Jojo the Deinonychus, with minder Brendon Grimes of Jurassic Quest at right. Families and dinosaur fans of all ages converged on the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds to see a variety of life-size animatronic dinosaurs this weekend.

November 27, 2021, 7:25pm Clark County News

On display this weekend at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds is a glimpse at what your Thanksgiving turkeys may have looked like in the distant past — 65 million years ago, to be exact. Read story

The Traveling Day Society plays a song Tuesday at Lincoln Elementary School. The intertribal Native American group performed as part of a virtual assembly for Lincoln students in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Vancouver students learn about Native American cultures during drum-circle assembly

The Traveling Day Society plays a song Tuesday at Lincoln Elementary School. The intertribal Native American group performed as part of a virtual assembly for Lincoln students in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 24, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

and then louder and louder — the rumbling beat of animal skin drums began to reverberate through the halls of Lincoln Elementary School on Tuesday. Read story

Fourth-grader Maria Bella, left, tries on warm winter coats with the help of Capt. Marc Patchin at Marshall Elementary School on Friday morning. The Vancouver Firefighters Union (I.A.F.F. Local 452) in cooperation with the City of Vancouver Fire Department, private donors and local businesses donated coats to local children.

Firefighters, businesses, donors team up to give coats to Clark County children

Fourth-grader Maria Bella, left, tries on warm winter coats with the help of Capt. Marc Patchin at Marshall Elementary School on Friday morning. The Vancouver Firefighters Union (I.A.F.F. Local 452) in cooperation with the City of Vancouver Fire Department, private donors and local businesses donated coats to local children.

November 19, 2021, 3:24pm Clark County News

In cooperation with the Vancouver Fire Department and a handful of private donors and local businesses, members of the Local 452 branch of the International Association of Fire Fighters distributed winter coats to children at Marshall Elementary School on Friday morning. Read story

Roben White, at podium, a member of the Washington State University Vancouver's Native American Community Advisory Board, gives a blessing during the ground breaking ceremony Thursday morning. White is a descendant of the Cheyenne and Lakota tribes.

WSUV breaks ground on science building

Roben White, at podium, a member of the Washington State University Vancouver's Native American Community Advisory Board, gives a blessing during the ground breaking ceremony Thursday morning. White is a descendant of the Cheyenne and Lakota tribes.

November 18, 2021, 6:54pm Clark County News

Leaders of Washington State University Vancouver ceremoniously broke ground on their Sciences Building on Thursday morning. Read story

Substitute teacher Alison Davies, left, holds the door while leading second-graders back to their classroom at Union Ridge Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon. A rapid increase in the student population has forced schools in Ridgefield to create additional classroom spaces, like the one seen above.

Ridgefield schools face critical substitute shortage

Substitute teacher Alison Davies, left, holds the door while leading second-graders back to their classroom at Union Ridge Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon. A rapid increase in the student population has forced schools in Ridgefield to create additional classroom spaces, like the one seen above.

November 18, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

Ridgefield School District has authorized the hiring of emergency substitutes to combat a significant shortage of available positions in the district. Read story