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Former Fort Vancouver High School band director Ray B. Johnson plays a trumpet in his home music studio. Johnson is trying to find members of his 1977 stage band to share a CD made on their last day of class with all sorts of classic big band tunes.

Former Fort Vancouver High jazz band director shares CD of session from last day of class in 1977

Former Fort Vancouver High School band director Ray B. Johnson plays a trumpet in his home music studio. Johnson is trying to find members of his 1977 stage band to share a CD made on their last day of class with all sorts of classic big band tunes.

December 27, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Retired music teacher Ray Johnson has a goal he’d like to meet by the new year. Read story

School districts in Clark County are revising plans to bring students back to classrooms in the wake of new guidance from the state.

Clark County schools adjust to new state guidelines

School districts in Clark County are revising plans to bring students back to classrooms in the wake of new guidance from the state.

December 18, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Health

How quickly will Clark County school districts adapt to new state guidelines for schools and get more students back into the classrooms? Read story

Gaiser Middle School first-year teacher Cameron Chilcote speaks to his second-period eighth-grade U.S. history class. Chilcote is one of 16 first-year teachers across Vancouver Public Schools navigating their new careers in the midst of the pandemic.

New teachers in Clark County get lesson in pandemic

Gaiser Middle School first-year teacher Cameron Chilcote speaks to his second-period eighth-grade U.S. history class. Chilcote is one of 16 first-year teachers across Vancouver Public Schools navigating their new careers in the midst of the pandemic.

December 10, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Cameron Chilcote’s eighth-grade U.S. history classroom at Gaiser Middle School — the same room where he studied seventh-grade English 18 years ago as a student — is flooded with rows of empty desks, historical artifacts and personal memorabilia. Read story

Next Vancouver Public Schools superintendent could be named by March

December 6, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Vancouver Public Schools is expected to announce its new superintendent as soon as March, according to a timeline laid out by the search firm hired to recruit candidates to replace Dr. Steve Webb, who retires in 2022. Read story

Families in Orchards gather to celebrate the Class of 2020 with a neighborhood graduation ceremony June 5.

Vancouver, Evergreen districts say graduation rates on rise

Families in Orchards gather to celebrate the Class of 2020 with a neighborhood graduation ceremony June 5.

November 8, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

Clark County’s two largest school districts say their graduation rates are on the rise, with 90 percent of the class of 2020 graduating on time at Vancouver Public Schools and 94 percent at Evergreen Public Schools. Read story

NASA astronaut Dr. Michael Barratt talks with students from Vancouver iTech Preparatory and Odyssey Middle School in Camas during an online session Thursday. organized by U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground.

Astronaut from Camas engages students in Q&A session on Artemis program, STEM

NASA astronaut Dr. Michael Barratt talks with students from Vancouver iTech Preparatory and Odyssey Middle School in Camas during an online session Thursday. organized by U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground.

October 15, 2020, 7:32pm Clark County News

What does zero gravity do to the human body? How much debris is floating in outer space? What does it smell like out there? Read story

Mavric Martin, 5, from left, Hendric Martin, 3, and their cousin Oliver Emerick, 6, listen to Chelsey Martin as she starts an outer space science lesson. The boys pretended the outdoor fort was the spaceship while they collected different materials and supplies to take with them into space.

Do-it-yourself kindergarten gains traction in Clark County

Mavric Martin, 5, from left, Hendric Martin, 3, and their cousin Oliver Emerick, 6, listen to Chelsey Martin as she starts an outer space science lesson. The boys pretended the outdoor fort was the spaceship while they collected different materials and supplies to take with them into space.

September 20, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

BATTLE GROUND -- For the Emerick and Martin boys, kindergarten is looking a lot more like a kitchen table than a classroom. Read story

Clark County Food Bank (The Columbian files)

Clark County Food Bank, partners plan to help hungry kids

Clark County Food Bank (The Columbian files)

September 13, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

The Clark County Food Bank and its partner agencies are gearing up to support hungry kids during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

Vancouver Public Schools furloughs, reduces hours for hundreds of employees

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

September 8, 2020, 8:20pm Clark County News

Vancouver Public Schools will furlough hundreds of classified employees and reduce hours for others due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

The Vancouver Public Schools Board has decided to retire the Chieftain mascot at Columbia River High school.

Vancouver Public Schools retires chieftain from Columbia River, Minnehaha schools

The Vancouver Public Schools Board has decided to retire the Chieftain mascot at Columbia River High school.

September 8, 2020, 7:51pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors unanimously voted Tuesday to retire the chieftain name and mascot at Columbia River High School and Minnehaha Elementary School. Read story