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YouTube pulls coverage of Vancouver Public Schools board

July 22, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

Video of last week’s Vancouver Public Schools board meeting was pulled by YouTube for violating its community standards by spreading misinformation on COVID-19. Read story

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Medina Jasarevic delivered Fort Vancouver High School's graduation speech June 14 at the Clark County Fairgrounds. The speech has gained international attention and drawn more than 300,000 views on social media and Bosnian media outlets. "My emotions are all over the place," the 18-year-old said. "I never expected this." (Contributed photo)

Fort Vancouver grad’s speech focusing on refugees hailed around globevideo icon

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Medina Jasarevic delivered Fort Vancouver High School's graduation speech June 14 at the Clark County Fairgrounds. The speech has gained international attention and drawn more than 300,000 views on social media and Bosnian media outlets. "My emotions are all over the place," the 18-year-old said. "I never expected this." (Contributed photo)

June 23, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

The aftermath from Medina Jasarevic’s words at Fort Vancouver High School’s graduation ceremony last week has the recent high school graduate, well, speechless. Read story

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

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

Sen. Ann Rivers, center, takes a question from the crowd as she discusses children and COVID-19 masks at Felida Park on Thursday. Rivers, R-La Center, met with constituents to talk about masks, social distancing and virus testing in schools.

Sen. Ann Rivers Q&A turns into anti-mask rally at Felida Park

Sen. Ann Rivers, center, takes a question from the crowd as she discusses children and COVID-19 masks at Felida Park on Thursday. Rivers, R-La Center, met with constituents to talk about masks, social distancing and virus testing in schools.

June 10, 2021, 7:06pm Clark County News

A plan to hold a low-key Q&A session with state Sen. Ann Rivers at Felida Park escalated into a rally Thursday afternoon, with around 200 people gathering to protest against mask mandates and vaccine guidelines in Washington’s schools. Read story

Fort Vancouver senior Kristi Khaopraseuth, 18, left, and junior Ryley Nelsen, 17, pause to have their prom picture taken by photo teacher Dean Dickinson before hitting the dance floor May 22 for the school's "Dreaming of a Fairytale" prom. Photos cost $1.

Prom with virus protocols still sweet for Clark County students

Fort Vancouver senior Kristi Khaopraseuth, 18, left, and junior Ryley Nelsen, 17, pause to have their prom picture taken by photo teacher Dean Dickinson before hitting the dance floor May 22 for the school's "Dreaming of a Fairytale" prom. Photos cost $1.

May 28, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

Jamie Ueda wasn’t about to miss a time-honored high school tradition of prom — even if a mask concealed her carefully applied makeup and no high heels were allowed on Fort Vancouver High School’s gymnasium floor. Read story

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2021, file photo, hand sanitizer, wipes, and surgical masks rest on a desk in a fourth-grade classroom at Elk Ridge Elementary School in Buckley. Washington State authorities said Thursday, May 13, 2021, all schools in the state must provide full-time, in-person education for students for the 2021-22 school year and that students and staff will still be required to wear masks as a COVID-19 mitigation effort. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Anti-mask protesters cause disturbance outside Vancouver elementary school

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2021, file photo, hand sanitizer, wipes, and surgical masks rest on a desk in a fourth-grade classroom at Elk Ridge Elementary School in Buckley. Washington State authorities said Thursday, May 13, 2021, all schools in the state must provide full-time, in-person education for students for the 2021-22 school year and that students and staff will still be required to wear masks as a COVID-19 mitigation effort. (AP Photo/Ted S.

May 21, 2021, 12:57pm Clark County Health

A group of anti-mask protesters caused a disturbance outside Harney Elementary School on Friday morning, harassing students and staff as they arrived at the school, according to Vancouver Public Schools.  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

First-graders Jared Perez Bello, 7, from left, and Amelia Perkins, 6, take part in a lesson as classmates at home join remotely with teacher Tiffany Martinson at Washington Elementary School in Vancouver. When Clark County school districts transitioned to hybrid instruction in January, for many teachers, it included teaching simultaneously to two sets of students: in-person and virtually through Zoom. Now, Clark County districts are making another change after new state guidance allows for more spacing in classrooms between students.

Clark County schools ready for the next hurdle

First-graders Jared Perez Bello, 7, from left, and Amelia Perkins, 6, take part in a lesson as classmates at home join remotely with teacher Tiffany Martinson at Washington Elementary School in Vancouver. When Clark County school districts transitioned to hybrid instruction in January, for many teachers, it included teaching simultaneously to two sets of students: in-person and virtually through Zoom. Now, Clark County districts are making another change after new state guidance allows for more spacing in classrooms between students.

April 18, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Just prior to spring break in a pandemic school year when nothing in education has been perfect, Tiffany Martinson asked her class of first-graders at Washington Elementary an elementary kind of question to kick off a math lesson on value number charts: “Who can tell Ms. Martinson what number this… Read story