Tuesday, November 30, 2010

WHS Choirs Performing at Grotto Festival of Lights Dec. 3, 2010

The Washougal HS Chamber Choir, the WHS X-Tet, and the WHS Jolly Brass Sextet will be performing at The Grotto Christmas Festival of Lights this Friday Dec. 3 at 7:00pm. We hope you can join us for a magical night of music in the acoustically spectacular chapel! Plus over a million lights, puppet shows, skits, hot cocoa and more! The Grotto is located at 8840 NE Skidmore St. in Portland, OR. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 3-12, free for children 2 and under. For more information, please visit the WHS Choir webpage.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pirates of Penzance in Washburn PAC November 11th through 20th

Please join us in the Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School for their presentation of Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance. Shows are at 7 PM on November 11, 13, 19 & 20th. For more information, please visit the PAC webpage.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Rotary Scholar of the Month - Joseph Harris III

Joseph Harris III was selected as the Camas Washougal Rotary Scholar of the Month for November 2010. Joseph's Band Teacher, Kelly Ritter, said that "Joe is in Symphonic Band and Pep band. He plays the French horn in Symphonic, and piccolo in Pep. " He plays a different instrument in each, which shows how talented and hard-working he is. Anthony has a 3.6 GPA, and is active in Student Leadership, cheer squad, and is taking Advanced Placement courses as a Sophomore. According to WHS Counselor Christina Mackey, Joe takes his academics very seriously, and has chosen rigorous courses for his 10th grade year. Congratulations, Joseph Harris III!

WHS Students Win Grant to Buy Books for School Library

Congratulations to the WHS Readers Club and the WHS Library who are the recipients of a $1,000 Creative Classroom grant from the Washougal Schools Foundation due to the initiative of Junior Kristan Poissonnier and a team of Readers Club Officers, including Seniors Troy McConnaughey, Rickie Ludlow, Stacy Bradley, Andrea Miller, and Sophomore Cameron Holmes. The students initiated the proposal independently and collectively wrote the Books ‘R’ Us Washougal High grant, enabling students to help select and purchase library books.

In August, Kristan and her Readers Club peers were excited about seeing each other and were looking forward to a year of new books to read, but when she found out that the budget restrictions in the school district impacted the library, she took matters into her own hands, investigating alternate ways to raise money for library resources.

“I talked to principals and staff and found out about the Washougal Schools Foundation grants,” said Kristan. “I was in the library talking about the grant and library volunteer Boyd Hemminger was listening. It turned out that he was on the grant committee. He got me an application to fill out, and he got me all the rules and regulations I had to abide by. Then I took off from there.”

To demonstrate the need for the grant, Kristan and her team talked about budget cuts which have reduced the library's budget for adding books, saying “There is no money to support adding new literature to the library.” The grant writers further addressed how the grant would actively involve students while on their annual field trip to Powell’s City of Books in Portland, where the Reader Club members typically select new and gently used books for the school library, with the approval of Washougal High School Teacher/Librarian Kim Dillon.

The grant stated:
“We plan on purchasing a variety of genres - biographies, manga, and fiction. Selecting different genres such as biographies and autobiographies will allow the students to see and experience other people’s lives. Fiction will let the reader relax and enjoy a good book about a mythological being and make them use their imagination to picture these stories. Manga is designed to encourage children to talk about something such as the art of anime. The artwork didn’t come out of thin air someone had to draw the pictures. So even in the smallest of things, that we can’t possibly imagine, there is an educational benefit.”

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Girls Soccer Semifinal tonight at WHS

Our fabulous Girls Soccer Team will host Mark Morris tonight in a consolation round semifinal at 6:00, at Fishback Stadium. The winner of tonight's match will play Saturday to determine the 3rd and final District IV representative in the Sate Tournament Bracket.

Our girls are playing well, and have never before advanced this far into the post season.
Please come and support their efforts to reach the State Soccer Tournament for the first time in school history.

Admission is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for students with an ASB.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rotary Scholar of the Month - Anthony Valdez

Anthony Valdez was selected as the Camas Washougal Rotary Scholar of the Month for October 2010. Anthony's biology teacher, Pauline Rule says that, "Anthony always has a positive attitude, is intelligent, a self-starter and a natural leader. He influences others around him in a positive way and I wish we had a hundred more students like him." Other teachers noted that Anthony assists other students and always joins students who need partners, ensuring that no one is left out. He is well-liked by his peers and teachers. His intrinsic discipline to work hard in the classroom serves as an example for others. Anthony is a member of the symphonic band, has a 3.9 GPA, is president of the Sophomore class and past president of the Freshman class. Congratulations, Anthony Valdez!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

WHS Wrestling Information for Parents, Participants, Boosters and Coaches

The Wrestling Season Parent/Participant Packet and Entire Season Schedule which includes Post Season, Awards Banquet, and Summer Camp has all been placed on the Washougal Wrestling Website.

Take a look to see all of the information for this year 2010-2011! This year we are going completely digital, and we are looking forward to a great season! Our first team meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 2, 2010. Our High School Athletic Trainer, Lisa Bennett, has already arranged two dates for athletic hydration testing(Nov. 10 th and Nov. 18th). Bring on the Winter Sports Season!

Washougal Wrestling is ready to keep our tradition of excellence thriving!

Monday, November 1, 2010

WHS Sports Update

Our Girls Soccer team advanced to Round 2 of the District Soccer Tournament with a 2-1 victory over Centralia on Saturday. Next up is Black Hills at 6:00pm tomorrow here at home at Fishback Stadium.

A win tomorrow will earn the girls an automatic berth into the State Tournament Bracket. We hope to see many fans there to support the team.

Also on Saturday, our boys and girls Cross Country teams competed well at the District Meet. Kendall Utter advanced to the State Meet in Pasco for the girls, while the entire boys team will compete as they finished 3rd in the team standings. Dylan Croeni won the district crown and set a new course record with his time. Sean Eustis placed 7th individually. The State Meet will be in Pasco this Saturday 11/6/10.