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Battle Ground Public Schools

Police suspend investigation of implied threat at Battle Ground High School

December 5, 2022, 6:04pm Clark County News

Police heightened security Monday at Battle Ground High School after officers were unable to determine the credibility of an implied threat of gun violence at the school. Read story

Student enrollment a roller coaster in Clark County

October 23, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Newly released annual school enrollment data shows that school districts in Clark County are still struggling to recoup from losses experienced since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

ESD 112 director of 25 years to step down

October 21, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Former ESD 112 board chair Dr. Richard Graham resigned from his seat as a board member after 25 years of service, the district announced in a press release Thursday morning. Read story

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Washington schools chief proposes signing bonuses for educators

Chris Reykdal (Associated Press files)

October 20, 2022, 6:20pm Clark County News

State superintendent of schools Chris Reykdal announced in a press conference Thursday morning a proposal to the Legislature to provide additional funding for teachers and special educators to help retain staff and alleviate the state’s educator shortage. Read story

Teacher Patty Alway, right, talks with journalism students during a lesson on ethics at Prairie High School. The school's newspaper, which is among the few student-run newspapers in Clark County, is beginning a new year with a new staff. At top, a print edition of the Falcon Flyer, published in May, served as a testament to the year's senior class and the many trials and tribulations they faced during high school.

Prairie High School teacher looks to rebuild student newspaper

Teacher Patty Alway, right, talks with journalism students during a lesson on ethics at Prairie High School. The school's newspaper, which is among the few student-run newspapers in Clark County, is beginning a new year with a new staff. At top, a print edition of the Falcon Flyer, published in May, served as a testament to the year's senior class and the many trials and tribulations they faced during high school.

September 27, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

High school newspapers have long served as training grounds for journalists, including many at The Columbian. Now these publications — known best for their coverage of the Friday night football game or student activism — are becoming a rarity in Clark County. Read story

Battle Ground adds middle school sports

August 7, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Middle school students in Battle Ground Public Schools will have a handful of new sports to participate in this upcoming school year, including girls volleyball and co-ed track. Read story

Students will have access to more options this year as Battle Ground Public Schools continues its rollout of middle school sports.

Middle school sports options expanding for Battle Ground students

Students will have access to more options this year as Battle Ground Public Schools continues its rollout of middle school sports.

August 6, 2022, 5:59am Community

Middle school students will have access to more sports options this coming year in Battle Ground Public Schools. The district is adding girls volleyball and co-ed track in 2022-23, in addition to longer seasons of basketball, soccer and cross country. Except for soccer, sports will be open to all students.… Read story

Bridget Burke of Central Kitsap Middle School drops a store-bought bath bomb into water while taking part in an instructional seminar as part of the state's new OpenSciEd initiative, which engages in project-based learning in science, at Evergreen Public Schools' headquarters in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon. The teachers were learning more about the chemical reactions in the bath bomb.

OpenSciEd teacher training at Evergreen Public Schools’ headquarters promotes new perspectives

Bridget Burke of Central Kitsap Middle School drops a store-bought bath bomb into water while taking part in an instructional seminar as part of the state's new OpenSciEd initiative, which engages in project-based learning in science, at Evergreen Public Schools' headquarters in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon. The teachers were learning more about the chemical reactions in the bath bomb.

July 27, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

Every once in a while, it’s healthy for teachers to step into the shoes of their students. Read story

Fifth-grader Connor Clark marks the end of the school year by taking part in the traditional bell-ringing at Hazel Dell Elementary School on Thursday morning.

Clark County schools ring out the year

Fifth-grader Connor Clark marks the end of the school year by taking part in the traditional bell-ringing at Hazel Dell Elementary School on Thursday morning.

June 16, 2022, 4:14pm Clark County News

School bells are ringing for the last time this year in local school districts. Read story

COVID-19 cases in Clark County schools on the decline

June 2, 2022, 5:59am Clark County Health

Clark County schools have reported 448 new cases of COVID-19 since last week, a decrease from 631 cases reported the week prior. The month of May saw a notable increase in virus cases, with levels not seen locally since the end of the omicron wave in February. Read story