Thursday, August 30, 2012

CW Rotary Donates Backpacks for Students!

Backpacks filled with school supplies will be delivered to designated elementary school students in Camas and Washougal school districts.

This year the Camas-Washougal Rotary Club’s backpack program donated 200 backpacks to families in need. 100 backpacks were given to Camas schools and 100 to Washougal, making the start of the school year a little easier for recipients and their parents.

Washougal School District Superintendent Dawn Tarzian and Camas School District Superintendent Mike Nerland, presented the backpacks to school administrators who will make sure that selected students in need receive them.

This year contributions to the Backpack Project from the Rotary Foundation and club members totaled nearly $3,000. The 200 backpacks were purchased at a discount from Columbia and JanSport and filled with school supplies by Rotary volunteers.

“Eight years ago this program donated only 25 backpacks to students in need, today that number has risen to 200 thanks to support from the community and other Rotarians," said Rotarian Jim Curry, Backpack Program Chair. "We’re hoping next year to include some high-school appropriate backpacks and supplies to continue to grow the program.”

Rotary International is a service organization with over 1.2 million members in more than 160 countries. The Camas-Washougal Rotary meets at 7 a.m. on Thursdays at the Fairgate Inn, 2213 NW 23rd Ave., Camas. For more club information visit

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

WHS Graduation Program 2012

Graduates and their families who did not get a copy of the WHS Graduation Program from the June 2012 graduation ceremony can download it here.

Washougal Students Score Above State and National Average on ACT Test

Scores for the ACT college readiness test were released August 22 and the news is good for students in our state, but even better for students in Washougal. Washougal students exceeded state and national average scores in all subject areas. WHS students had a composite score of 26.3, above the state average of 22.9 and the national average of 21.1. Fifteen WHS students took the test, representing about ten percent of students in Grade 12. "Though just 10 percent of Washougal High School students took the test, those that took it did very well and we are very pleased to see this progress," said David Tudor, Curriculum Director. "We plan to increase the number of students participating in these college readiness tests. A larger sample size of data will help to inform our instructional system and our goal of students leaving our district college and career ready."

Monday, August 20, 2012

Equestrian Drill team featured on KPTV

Members of the Equestrian Drill Team were featured on KPTV Channel 12's Sports Spotlight on Friday August 17.  You can watch the video here: