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First-graders Arashi Buell, left, and Temour Pashigorev enjoy playtime at Gardner School of Arts &amp; Sciences in Mount Vista during recess on Monday afternoon. Gardner is a local nonprofit school based in experiential learning. School leaders announced Wednesday they are acquiring Country Friends Child Care Center in Hockinson, which will double their total enrollment.

Mount Vista’s Gardner School of Arts & Sciences to acquire Hockinson day care

First-graders Arashi Buell, left, and Temour Pashigorev enjoy playtime at Gardner School of Arts &amp; Sciences in Mount Vista during recess on Monday afternoon. Gardner is a local nonprofit school based in experiential learning. School leaders announced Wednesday they are acquiring Country Friends Child Care Center in Hockinson, which will double their total enrollment.

May 3, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

An elementary school recess on a sunny day is total euphoria, perhaps with a bit of chaos tossed in for good measure. Read story

Washougal School District appoints interim superintendent

May 2, 2024, 5:56am Clark County News

The Washougal School District’s board of directors named Aaron Hansen the district’s interim superintendent for the 2024-2025 school year. Read story

Fort Vancouver High School counselor Jennifer Pongracz, from left, the governor&rsquo;s senior education and college access policy advisor Maddy Thompson, Washington State University Vancouver representative Edward Esparza, Washington Student Achievement Council&rsquo;s Sam Washington, and Gov. Jay Inslee sit on a panel Wednesday about the federal application for college aid at Fort Vancouver High School.

FAFSA delays put Clark County students in a bind; without financial aid amounts, school choices delayed

Fort Vancouver High School counselor Jennifer Pongracz, from left, the governor&rsquo;s senior education and college access policy advisor Maddy Thompson, Washington State University Vancouver representative Edward Esparza, Washington Student Achievement Council&rsquo;s Sam Washington, and Gov. Jay Inslee sit on a panel Wednesday about the federal application for college aid at Fort Vancouver High School.

May 1, 2024, 6:19pm Clark County News

May 1 each year is National College Decision Day — an unofficial holiday when high school seniors announce or celebrate what university or technical college they plan to attend in the fall. Read story

Sophomore Charles Paulin, 15, from left in white helmet, joins junior Aileene Villegas, 17, pink hat, senior Carl Steele, 18, and senior Maxx Van Hoomissen, 18, during the groundbreaking on a new building to support construction trades and maritime pathways for Vancouver students at Hudson&rsquo;s Bay High School on Tuesday morning.

Vancouver schools celebrate future of trades education with new building at Hudson’s Bay

Sophomore Charles Paulin, 15, from left in white helmet, joins junior Aileene Villegas, 17, pink hat, senior Carl Steele, 18, and senior Maxx Van Hoomissen, 18, during the groundbreaking on a new building to support construction trades and maritime pathways for Vancouver students at Hudson&rsquo;s Bay High School on Tuesday morning.

April 30, 2024, 2:58pm Clark County News

Vancouver dignitaries, school staff and students weathered relentless showers to celebrate Southwest Washington’s newest investment in trades education at Hudson’s Bay High School on Tuesday morning. Read story

Final special election ballots counted with no change to ballot measures in Ridgefield, Camas

April 30, 2024, 6:00am Clark County News

Monday’s count of the remaining 200 votes in last week’s special election yielded no change to ballot measures in Ridgefield and Camas. The Ridgefield School District’s two bond measures are still failing. The Camas emergency services levy renewal is still passing. Read story

Vancouver Public Schools superintendent Jeff Snell, center, talks to Fort Vancouver High School students on Tuesday during the students&rsquo; walk-out to protest the district&rsquo;s cuts to 262 staff positions next year.

Budget cuts looming over Vancouver Public Schools create stress, uncertainty

Vancouver Public Schools superintendent Jeff Snell, center, talks to Fort Vancouver High School students on Tuesday during the students&rsquo; walk-out to protest the district&rsquo;s cuts to 262 staff positions next year.

April 27, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

Iliana Gerianos admits she used to think her Mandarin Chinese teacher disliked her. As the years went by, however, Gerianos, a junior at Columbia River High School, said she realized she had it all wrong. Read story

WSU Vancouver graduation ceremony planned for May 4

April 27, 2024, 5:55am Clark County News

Washington State University Vancouver will host its commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. May 4 at the RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater, 17200 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield. Read story

A vehicle forthe Ridgefield School District.

Ridgefield school bond still failing to get supermajority in second round of election results

A vehicle forthe Ridgefield School District.

April 24, 2024, 3:07pm Clark County News

Wednesday’s second round of ballots counted in Tuesday’s special election yielded no change to the results of measures in Camas and Ridgefield. With just 200 ballots left to count across the county, it appears certain that both Ridgefield schools measures will fail, while Camas’ emergency medical services levy will pass. Read story

Evergreen Public Schools board of directors president Rob Perkins, from left, member Gary Wilson and Superintendent John Boyd listen to public comment Tuesday evening at an Evergreen Public Schools board of directors meeting at district headquarters in Vancouver. The board voted to approve $18.7 million budget cuts to the district next year.

Evergreen Public Schools takes step to seek new superintendent after Boyd’s retirement

Evergreen Public Schools board of directors president Rob Perkins, from left, member Gary Wilson and Superintendent John Boyd listen to public comment Tuesday evening at an Evergreen Public Schools board of directors meeting at district headquarters in Vancouver. The board voted to approve $18.7 million budget cuts to the district next year.

April 24, 2024, 6:09am Clark County News

With Evergreen Public Schools Superintendent John Boyd announcing his retirement last week, Clark County’s largest school district will again begin the process of identifying a new head honcho. Read story

Land off Northeast 29th Avenue would be a site of a new school if Ridgefield bond measures pass.

Ridgefield school bonds failing, Camas EMS levy passing in Tuesday’s special election

Land off Northeast 29th Avenue would be a site of a new school if Ridgefield bond measures pass.

April 23, 2024, 8:34pm Clark County News

Tuesday’s special election in Clark County yielded mixed results. Both Ridgefield schools measures are failing, while Camas’ emergency medical services levy is passing. Read story