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8 Clark County school districts push for online classes in fall

July 29, 2020, 4:04pm Clark County News

Eight Clark County school districts have collectively recommended a remote start to the 2020-2021 school year as cases of the novel coronavirus continue to spread. Read story

Clark County high school graduations to come in several forms

May 17, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Clark County school districts are setting their plans for high school graduation, preparing for some semblance of ceremony in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Grants to combat youth substance abuse in Southwest Washington

September 4, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced $500,000 in federal funds for Southwest Washington youth organizations to help prevent substance abuse. Read story

At-home project teaches students about ecosystem

June 20, 2020, 6:00am Community

WASHOUGAL — Teachers Patrick Rice and Ryan Hooser created a hands-on science project for seventh-grade students at Canyon Creek Middle School. Read story

Election results were released Tuesday.

Battle Ground, FD 3 annexation winning; school measures mixed

Election results were released Tuesday.

February 11, 2020, 8:15pm Election

A proposal to annex the city of Battle Ground to Clark County Fire District 3 was leading by an overwhelming amount in Tuesday's special election. School levies were passing in Vancouver Public Schools and in the Washougal School District, but a levy was failing in Woodland. A bond measure in the Ridgefield School District was falling short of a required supermajority. Read story

Students line up outside the cafeteria before going into lunch during the weeklong outdoor program at the Cispus Learning Center in Randle on Oct. 8.

Clark County school districts have own approach to outdoors

Students line up outside the cafeteria before going into lunch during the weeklong outdoor program at the Cispus Learning Center in Randle on Oct. 8.

November 3, 2019, 6:05am Clark County Life

Ridgefield students are some of the few in Clark County who still get to go on an overnight trip to learn about the outdoors. Many of the larger school districts go on field trips to different agencies working locally to preserve nature. Students in Ridgefield, La Center and Green Mountain still go on weeklong trips to the woods. Read story

Green Mountain School kindergartners Lana Schmeusser, left, and Cara Morgan, right, play on merry-go-round in 2018. The one-school district saw a 12. 4 percent enrollment increase over 5 years.

Clark County school districts see ups and downs in enrollment

Green Mountain School kindergartners Lana Schmeusser, left, and Cara Morgan, right, play on merry-go-round in 2018. The one-school district saw a 12. 4 percent enrollment increase over 5 years.

September 22, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

As Clark County’s largest school districts grappled with budget cuts this summer, most faced a somewhat surprising culprit: declining enrollment. Read story

Washougal High School (Samuel Wilson for the Columbian)

Washougal school board looks at 2019-2020 budget priorities

Washougal High School (Samuel Wilson for the Columbian)

August 15, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

WASHOUGAL — While this summer hasn’t been filled with contract negotiations and labor strikes for school districts around Clark County, district officials are still working to navigate the post-McCleary world, the court decision which has altered how school funding works. Read story

WASHOUGAL: Jemtegaard Middle School students learn from paramedic Andrew Cherry at their annual career fair.

Career fair gives Jemtegaard Middle School students glimpse into possible futures

WASHOUGAL: Jemtegaard Middle School students learn from paramedic Andrew Cherry at their annual career fair.

August 10, 2019, 5:57am Community

WASHOUGAL — Jemtegaard Middle School students had the opportunity to interact with people from various professions at their annual career fair. A new addition this year was representation from Washougal High School’s Career and Technical Education program. Students offered information to eighth-graders about classes in culinary arts, welding and American Sign Language. “Our eighth-graders have attended the career fair when they were in sixth and seventh grades and have seen… Read story