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Kindergartner Emily Christel, foreground, joins classmates during in-person learning at Eisenhower Elementary School on Monday, the first day of expanded in-person instruction at Clark County's second-largest district.

State asks K-12 schools to plan for return to full-time, in-person in the fall

Kindergartner Emily Christel, foreground, joins classmates during in-person learning at Eisenhower Elementary School on Monday, the first day of expanded in-person instruction at Clark County's second-largest district.

May 12, 2021, 2:09pm Latest News

The Washington State Department of Health is asking public and private K-12 schools in the state to plan for a full-time return to in-person learning for the next school year, public health officials said during a COVID-19 briefing Wednesday. Read story

Matt Johnson has announced his resignation as principal of Mountain View High School.

Matt Johnson resigns as Mountain View principal, will resign from district in 2022

Matt Johnson has announced his resignation as principal of Mountain View High School.

May 12, 2021, 1:55pm Clark County News

Matt Johnson, the high school principal placed on paid administrative leave twice by Evergreen Public Schools since March 16, has resigned from his job at Mountain View High School and will resign from the district effective June 30, 2022, as a result of a settlement agreement with the district. Read story

Vancouver Public Schools will start construction on a school at 8614 N.E. 25th Ave. in Hazel Dell.

Vancouver district elementary to be named for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Vancouver Public Schools will start construction on a school at 8614 N.E. 25th Ave. in Hazel Dell.

May 11, 2021, 7:05pm Clark County News

In 2022, elementary students in Hazel Dell will attend a new school named for a legal pioneer who charted a historic path in law and spent a career advocating for women’s rights and gender equity. Read story

A pharmacist prepares an injection of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Seattle.

Washington not yet weighing school COVID vaccine mandate

A pharmacist prepares an injection of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Seattle.

May 11, 2021, 2:46pm Health

SEATTLE — Authorities say schools in Washington state won’t consider a requirement to mandate COVID-19 vaccines in schoolchildren until a vaccine is fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read story

Public Meetings

May 9, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

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In the back of a limo with a sparkling drink in hand, Kylie Dombrowsky celebrates receiving her bachelor's degree in business administration Saturday during the drive-through graduation ceremony for Washington State University Vancouver. "If we're going to celebrate during COVID, we're going to celebrate right," an elated Dombrowsky said.

Washington State University Vancouver celebrates students in drive-thru graduation ceremony

In the back of a limo with a sparkling drink in hand, Kylie Dombrowsky celebrates receiving her bachelor's degree in business administration Saturday during the drive-through graduation ceremony for Washington State University Vancouver. "If we're going to celebrate during COVID, we're going to celebrate right," an elated Dombrowsky said.

May 8, 2021, 8:13pm Clark County News

Washington State University Vancouver held a drive-thru graduation ceremony Saturday afternoon, transforming the campus access roads and parking lots into a mile-long procession route for graduates from the fall 2020 and spring 2021 terms. Read story

Peter Schafer

Ridgefield students score at Thespian Excellence Awards

Peter Schafer

May 8, 2021, 6:05am Community

RIDGEFIELD — Nine Ridgefield High School students have been recognized for their excellence in theater with Washington State Thespian Excellence Awards. Read story

WOODLAND: From left is senior Ruby Heidgerken, junior Bella Mattison, junior Casey Logan via Google Meets, and teacher Elizabeth Talvitie.

Woodland High School students selected to help develop mission to Mars

WOODLAND: From left is senior Ruby Heidgerken, junior Bella Mattison, junior Casey Logan via Google Meets, and teacher Elizabeth Talvitie.

May 8, 2021, 6:03am Community

WOODLAND — Two juniors from Woodland High School were selected by Seattle’s Museum of Flight to attend the summer phase of its Western Aerospace Scholars program. Casey Logan and Bella Mattison will attend the program with other student teams from across the Pacific Northwest to cooperate and plan a mission… Read story

Vancouver Public Schools’ Stromme to lead Lynden school district

May 8, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Mike Stromme, the deputy superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools, has been named interim superintendent of the Lynden School District in Whatcom County. Read story

Herrera Beutler announces congressional art contest winners

May 8, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler announced the winners of her annual student art contest Friday, with the top prize awarded to a Vancouver student. Read story