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In an effort to tackle unfinished learning, many Clark County school districts are preparing for large summer school offerings in an effort to reconnect with students and make up for lost instructional time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Expanded summer programs are part of several districts' Academic and Student Well-Being Plans meant to address student needs as a result of COVID-19.

Summer school will be hot this year in some Clark County districts

In an effort to tackle unfinished learning, many Clark County school districts are preparing for large summer school offerings in an effort to reconnect with students and make up for lost instructional time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Expanded summer programs are part of several districts' Academic and Student Well-Being Plans meant to address student needs as a result of COVID-19.

June 14, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

After a school year of virtual lessons, hybrid instruction, various pickup and drop-off schedules for her children in Evergreen Public Schools, Justine King is just as ready for summer vacation as her children. Read story

A couple finds some space to themselves while slow dancing during the Fort Vancouver High School prom on May 22. Due to COVID-19, participants had to wear masks and have their temperature checked upon arrival as well as fill out a health screening form.

Masked gala: Pandemic proms mark milestone for Class of ’21

A couple finds some space to themselves while slow dancing during the Fort Vancouver High School prom on May 22. Due to COVID-19, participants had to wear masks and have their temperature checked upon arrival as well as fill out a health screening form.

June 13, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Prom has been a high school tradition for decades, a rite of passage as seniors prepare to graduate and enter adulthood. Girls purchase fancy dresses and have their hair done. Boys rent tuxedos. Couples try to match dresses to ties. This year, however, some of the couples stayed in sync… Read story

Brianna Sparks

More high-achieving Clark County students

Brianna Sparks

June 13, 2021, 5:55am Clark County News

Hockinson High School Read story

Evergreen High School graduates walk along the track during their graduation ceremony Saturday at McKenzie Stadium.

Evergreen High School celebrates graduating seniors

Evergreen High School graduates walk along the track during their graduation ceremony Saturday at McKenzie Stadium.

June 12, 2021, 5:34pm Clark County News

The sounds of cheers from families and friends filled McKenzie Stadium once again as the graduating seniors of Evergreen High School walked across the stage Saturday to claim their diplomas. Read story

WASHOUGAL: Alex Yost and Shannon Brennan chat at a table used to sort recyclables and food waste at Washougal High School.

Washougal High School recognized for sustainability efforts

WASHOUGAL: Alex Yost and Shannon Brennan chat at a table used to sort recyclables and food waste at Washougal High School.

June 12, 2021, 6:05am Community

WASHOUGAL — Washougal High School recently received a Bronze Level certification through the EarthGen program, which provides a framework for schools to become more sustainable. Read story

BATTLE GROUND: Battle Ground High School drama students Avarie Rhyasen and Maria Wetzbarger perform in John R.

Battle Ground High School drama students eagerly return to stage

BATTLE GROUND: Battle Ground High School drama students Avarie Rhyasen and Maria Wetzbarger perform in John R.

June 12, 2021, 6:03am Community

BATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground High School’s Drama Club recently returned to the stage for the first time in more than a year. It performed a sketch written by senior Andrew Ovall and junior Lorelei Hunsaker called “A Radio Play,” a murder mystery. Read story

BATTLE GROUND: Prairie High School sophomore Soledad Ahumada peeks out from a door holding a heart with an inspirational message.

Prairie High School students use Inspire Week to uplift staff

BATTLE GROUND: Prairie High School sophomore Soledad Ahumada peeks out from a door holding a heart with an inspirational message.

June 12, 2021, 6:01am Community

BRUSH PRAIRIE — Started in 2019, the popular Inspire Week at Prairie High School is now part of the curriculum — a new class called applied psychology led by social studies teacher Dawn Rowe. Read story

WASHOUGAL: Justus Taylor and Owen Wilkerson make food for the food fair at Washougal High School.

Washougal High School culinary students serve up meals at food fair

WASHOUGAL: Justus Taylor and Owen Wilkerson make food for the food fair at Washougal High School.

June 12, 2021, 5:04am Community

WASHOUGAL — Washougal High School culinary students nearly had the experience of a real high-end restaurant kitchen at an outdoor food fair on May 27. Read story

CLARK COUNTY: Marty Erickson and Linda Bannon from Southwest Washington School Retirees' Association presented Nada Wheelock from the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools a check for $1,000.

Clark County school district foundations receive funding from retiree association

CLARK COUNTY: Marty Erickson and Linda Bannon from Southwest Washington School Retirees' Association presented Nada Wheelock from the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools a check for $1,000.

June 12, 2021, 5:04am Community

CLARK COUNTY — Three area school districts recently received funding from the Southwest Washington School Retirees’ Association. Marty Erickson and Linda Bannon of the Southwest Washington School Retirees’ Association presented Nada Wheelock of the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools, Jeff Angelo of the Evergreen School District Foundation, and Kristina Bauska… Read story

BATTLE GROUND: Pleasant Valley Middle School students Kristina Goldinov (left) and Abby Dubinskiy pose with their National History Day exhibit on the march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.

Battle Ground Public Schools students advance in state history contest

BATTLE GROUND: Pleasant Valley Middle School students Kristina Goldinov (left) and Abby Dubinskiy pose with their National History Day exhibit on the march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.

June 12, 2021, 5:02am Community

BATTLE GROUND — Twenty-one students from Pleasant Valley and Chief Umtuch middle schools, and River HomeLink, moved on from the Southwest Washington regional National History Day competition to the statewide round on May 1. The top two finishers in each category go on to the National History Day competition in… Read story