Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Longtime board members honored

Retiring Board members Orlan Gessford and Tom Huffman were recognized at the January 25 Board Meeting, which coincided with National School Board Month. Staff and community showed their appreciation for the retiring board members with a reception before the regular board meeting began. Former superintendents Brent Garrett and Bob Donaldson and former assistant superintendent Phil Rohn were all in attendance to pay tribute to the hard work and dedication of the board.

Orlan has served on the board since 1984 and Tom has served since 1991. Fellow Board Members expressed their appreciation and respect for the two "board historians" who served countless hours for Washougal School District. "There is no training for school board members," said Board President Blaine Peterson. "These two gentlemen have been an invaluable resource to me and to others on the board. They will be missed."

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rotary Scholar of the Month for January: Kari Johnson

Kari Johnson was selected as the Camas Washougal Rotary Scholar of the Month for January 2011. Kari's Honors Chemistry teacher, Bruce Stanton, says that she is "a consistently great student." Kelly Ritter, Kari's Band teacher, notes that "she was the only Freshman in Jazz Band 1 last year," and describes her as "pleasant, always respectful, hardworking, and involved in lots of other activities." Other teachers describe Kari as the picture of quiet diligence, and able to demonstrate her understanding of concepts when called on in class. Kari has a 3.97 GPA. Congratulations, Kari Johnson!

Friday, January 14, 2011

WHS Blue Note Cafe 1/21/2011

WHS brings back the coffeehouse
of the '50s and '60s with the
Blue Note Cafe concert series.
Students, faculty, alumni, and
community members perform acoustic folk,
blues, jazz, and rock tunes in a casual, cafe atmosphere.

It's way gone, daddy-o!

Concerts begin at 7:00pm
Free coffee & tea at intermission!

$5.00 adult
$3.00 student/child/senior
FREE with WHS Arts Pass