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

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

Vancouver schools COVID-19 test sites plan on hold

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… 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

Clark County Public Health seeks nominees for Green Awards

December 2, 2021, 6:03am Business

Clark County Public Health is accepting nominations for the 2022 Green Awards, an annual celebration and awards program recognizing leaders in environmental sustainability. 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

Giving Tuesday campaign spurs bump in charitable donations across Clark County

December 1, 2021, 6:55pm Clark County News

Many nonprofits across Clark County saw increased donations during the nationwide Giving Tuesday campaign, an event that promotes charitable giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Read story

Tumwater Middle School in the Beaverton (Ore.) School District (Courtesy photo)

As Oregon outfits its schools for seismic safety, many in Washington remain highly vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis

Tumwater Middle School in the Beaverton (Ore.) School District (Courtesy photo)

November 28, 2021, 12:44pm Latest News

ON THE SURFACE, there’s not much to distinguish Tumwater Middle School from any other modern campus. The two-story building is boxy, with a faux-brick facade in shades of ocher and tan. Blond wood brightens the corridors, and concrete floors are polished to a shine. Read story

Hazel Dell Elementary principal Lisa Reed helps incoming kindergartener Raylynn Collins off of the jungle gym during recess at Jump Start, Vancouver Public Schools' program for incoming kindergartners, on Wednesday. All of Clark County school districts saw enrollment declines in 2020-21 because of COVID-19 concerns and are hoping for enrollment rebounds when school begins Aug. 31. Reed said about 20 percent of kindergartners get registered for enrollment by their families the final week of summer.

Enrollment drop could cost Washington schools $500M in state funding

Hazel Dell Elementary principal Lisa Reed helps incoming kindergartener Raylynn Collins off of the jungle gym during recess at Jump Start, Vancouver Public Schools' program for incoming kindergartners, on Wednesday. All of Clark County school districts saw enrollment declines in 2020-21 because of COVID-19 concerns and are hoping for enrollment rebounds when school begins Aug. 31. Reed said about 20 percent of kindergartners get registered for enrollment by their families the final week of summer.

November 26, 2021, 9:16am Latest News

SEATTLE — New state data shows school systems in Washington still have not recovered their enrollment losses from pandemic. 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

Slowly — 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

From left: Firefighter-paramedic Tucker Reynolds, chef Earl Frederick, Hope Bereavement Hospice Outreach Supervisor Colleen Storey, Fire Capt. Tom Schell and firefighter Andrey Yelizavetskiy pose for a photo Monday outside of Clark College shortly after cooking meals for 17 hospice families.

Volunteers prepare Thanksgiving meals for hospice families in Clark, Cowlitz counties

From left: Firefighter-paramedic Tucker Reynolds, chef Earl Frederick, Hope Bereavement Hospice Outreach Supervisor Colleen Storey, Fire Capt. Tom Schell and firefighter Andrey Yelizavetskiy pose for a photo Monday outside of Clark College shortly after cooking meals for 17 hospice families.

November 23, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Health

On Monday morning, firefighters, students and volunteers bustled about in the Clark College cafeteria and kitchen. The smell of home cooking and fresh coffee hung in the air. Read story