Friday, September 27, 2013

Washougal students raise funds with Sport a thon

Cape Horn-Skye Elementary (CH-S) students earn money for their school through the Booster’s annual Sport-a-thon fund raiser September 25-27 . Students had friends and family sponsor them to reach their goal for completing a number of activities including football tosses, basketball shots, and Frisbee throws.
 The kindergarten event was a carnival style format with fifth grade students as escorts.  "We depend on the kindness and support of our older students to ensure the kindy children enjoy the event," explained Kim Daniels, Physical Education Teacher.

All of the money raised goes to the school and this year funds will be spent to purchase a new portable sound system that can be used in music class and for events.  Also, ten percent of the money raised will be donated directly to the CH-S physical education program. The sport-a-thon is the CH-S Boosters largest fund raiser and brings in between $6,000-$7,000 annually.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

EHS Students Learn Environmental Science through Gardening

Excelsior High School students learn environmental science lessons through the planting and cultivating of gardens outside their classrooms.  Students prepare the soil each spring, help with planting and then community members take on the gardening in the summer.  Their outdoor lab is complete with worm bin, compost container and rainwater barrel.

Pictured Front left to right: Emily Head, Qyuressa Zehner
Standing left to right: Kayla Head, Randee Schneider,  Matt McIntosh, and Tere Gustafson