Stevenson-Carson School District will be hosting two early Kindergarten Registration events for the 2015-16 school year at Stevenson Elementary, Tuesday, April 14 at 6:00 pm and Monday, April 20 at 5:30 pm.
Parents and guardians of children who are currently five or going to be five before August 31, 2015 will be able to begin the process of registering their child for the upcoming school year. Parents are asked to bring their child's birth certificate and immunization records to the event.
Stevenson Elementary School principal Karen Douglass said, “This required enrollment process helps us plan for the next year. We use this registration window to establish class sizes and decide how many teachers we need.”
“Last year over 55 students were registered during this event and another 16 students registered before school started in August. This year we would like to see the number of students enrolling in April increase and the number of students waiting to enroll in August decrease. If you have a child to register or know some who does now is a great time to do it,” continued Douglass.
The event will also provide parents with information about the all day kindergarten program, schedule of important dates, and information about summer school. Parents and guardians are asked to call Kali Stump at 427-5672 for more information or if they have any questions.
Parents and guardians of students with special needs are invited to attend the following events:
“IEP 101: An Introductory Workshop for Parents of Children with Special Needs” is a free workshop scheduled for Saturday, March 21st. The workshop will be held in the SES library from 10 am – noon.
Presenters include Ingrid Warden, Parent Resource Coordinator, of PAVE PTI and Dr. Benton Dorman, Special Education Administrator, of ESD 112. Childcare will be provided courtesy of the Washington Reading Corps.
Please let Kali Stump at SES know if you plan on attending. She can be reached at 509-427-5672.
The event is sponsored by the Partnership for Action, Voices for Empowerment, Parent Training and Information (PAVE PTI), ESD 112, and SCSD.
On Wednesday, March 25th at the Hegewald Center in Stevenson, the Human Services Advisory Board is sponsoring a presentations titled “Developmental Disabilities: How to Achieve Excellent Employment Outcomes.” The free event starts at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided.
Presenter Cesilee Coulson, Executive Director for Washington Initiative for Supported Employment, will cover topics such as qualifying for services, transitioning from school to employment, and others during her presentation.
For more information please call: 509-427-3850.
The Stevenson-Carson School District Math Curriculum Adoption Committee is planning a Math Open House for Thursday, March 5th.
“Over the last five months we’ve visited schools, talked with educators, observed lessons, and reviewed materials with the goal of selecting curriculum that we believe will be effective for our students and aligns with Common Core State Standards,” said committee leader and SHS Principal Sarah Marino.
For the second year in a row, the Stevenson High School Knowledge Bowl team has won the SW Washington Regional tournament.
"At the end of the regular season, SHS was the top seed of the 10 1-A schools in the SW division, and they lived up to all expectations," said coach Bob Rogers.
"Not only did the Bulldogs accumulate the highest point total in the qualifying rounds, but they dominated in the championship round beating out White Salmon and La Center by a score of 21-10-8," continuted Rogers.
Congratulations K-Bowl Dogs! Good luck at State!
Varsity Knowledge Bowl: Mark Striby, Kourtney Davis, Marina Levy, Jace Hogg, Audriane Shipman-Kardinal, Kelly Langeslay, Less Yoder, Kelly McSherry, Leilani Miller, Alexa Wilde-Garcia, Paul Striby, and Jesse Aguiara
During Winter Break and the month of January, schools and buildings throughout Stevenson-Carson School District were outfitted with security cameras. The video surveillance system is part of an ongoing initiative to provide safe learning environments for students and staff.
The goal of the existing and new cameras is to provide additional safety and security for our students, staff, and buildings. The security cameras were installed at entryways, hallways, and exterior locations throughout the district. This is one of the latest steps taken by SCSD to bring the district inline with the 2013 safety audit conducted by Construction Services Group in a cooperative with Educational Service District 112 in Vancouver.
The cameras installed in the schools are video only and recordings are only accessible by building administrators and authorized staff. The new camera systems allow for real-time monitoring and are able to be accessed remotely.
Funding for the cameras was made possible through capital project funds established and earmarked in the past for facility, grounds, technology and security updates.
The Poetry Out Loud contest at Stevenson High School was “tougher than ever this year,” said Sophomore English teacher Becky Harmening.
The contest saw four freshman, eight sophomores, four juniors, and six seniors compete for the opportunity to represent SHS at Regionals. Participants were selected based on their classroom presentations; which was a culmination of the Poetry out Loud units done at all grade levels.
Stevenson-Carson School District is exploring options for how we can open the swimming pool on a limited basis through a student-led business education program at the high school.
The purpose of the survey is to gather input from students, parents and the community on desired use, student participation in high school business courses, and to establish whether opening the pool is financially feasible. We appreciate your support and input as we strive to continue providing our students with unique and effective learning opportunities.
A note about the survey: If you are a parent, guardian, or community member please skip to the second page of the survey. The first page is for students. We want to make sure we are getting accurate information from students about their interest on course offerings and work opportunities. Thank you.
Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pool-survey
The District is beginning to look at the District calendars for the next two years and would like your input. Please complete the short survey (see link below). We will be compiling responses and then forming a committee in January to create the calendars by February. Please contact Brian Howe at email@example.com or (509) 427-5939 with any questions.