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Forest Youth Success Completes 2015 Season

This summer 24 Skamania County youth, 21 of whom will be attending Stevenson High School next year, participated in the Forest Youth Success program.

Over that last six weeks, the Trail Busters, Timber Tigers, Baller Bobcats, and Daisy Chain Gang have been hard at work completing projects throughout Skamania County. Some of the projects that have been completed are the installation of turnpikes (raised sections of trail) on the Pacific Crest Trail, installation of culverts, clearing and widening of trails, as well as pruning over 100 acres of white pine trees.

The final week of projects took the crews to Cougar, WA where they camped for three nights and four days. Crews were dispatched to projects on the northern Gifford Pinchot forest as well as the Mount St. Helens National Monument. They also picked up trash while exploring the Ape Cave.

Smarter Balanced Assessment Results Released

Dear Parents, Staff and Community Members,

Today’s release of Washington State’s academic test scores marks the end of the first Smarter Balanced Assessment season, during which we completed state-mandated testing of students in grades 3-8, 10 and 11.

This Assessment system was created with input from thousands of educators and community members across the country and is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The underlying goal is to help our graduates become competitive with graduates across the state, the United States and the world.

Back to School: 2015-16 Supply Lists

Stevenson Elementary School

Carson Elementary School

Wind River Middle and Stevenson High Schools

Stevenson-Carson School District Hires Karen Schreiber as the Stevenson Elementary Principal and District Special Programs Director

Stevenson-Carson School District has selected Karen Schreiber as its new SES Principal and the District Special Programs Director. Schreiber replaces Karen Douglass who started as the District’s new Superintendent July 1, 2015.

A 30-year education veteran, Schreiber has worked for the Edmonds School District since 2005. She currently serves as their Early Learning Manager implementing early learning programs for ten elementary schools. Ms. Schreiber has also served as Dean of Students, Title I/LAP Specialist and Principal Intern. Schreiber completed the Danforth Educational Leadership Program at University of Washington, from which she also holds a Master of Education Degree.

As a WaKIDS State Trainer since 2010 and with an educational belief that all children can learn, Karen is enthusiastic about working collaboratively with the Stevenson-Carson early learning programs to create a rich environment for learning that is focused on the whole child. “Being principal and district special programs director provides a unique opportunity to combine my skills and early childhood education in a meaningful way, to focus on children first,” she said. “I thoroughly believe in early learning as the foundation for student success,” she added.

Ms. Schreiber will work closely with Karen Douglass to ensure a smooth transition and will be moving to the Skamania County area this summer. Schreiber will begin her new position in August.
 

Free Summer Snack for Kids and Teens

Starting July 6thSCSD will be offering a summer snack to children 18 and younger at Stevenson Elementary from 10:00 - 10:30 am. Snacks will be served in the cafeteria and are available to all children free of charge and with no requirement to enroll.

For more information you can call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or go to www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks.

 

Stevenson-Carson School District Announces Karen Douglass as Next Leader

Press Release from ESD 112 - 06/04/15

The Stevenson-Carson School District Board of Directors has selected Karen Douglass, Principal of Stevenson Elementary, as its new Superintendent of schools. The Board chose the current Stevenson Elementary School Principal to succeed outgoing Superintendent Dan Read who leaves the District on June 30.

Douglass has worked in the Stevenson-Carson School District for over 25 years, spending the last 10 years as Principal of Stevenson Elementary. As a long-time area resident, Douglass is extremely knowledgeable about the District, its staff and the community. She also currently serves as the District's federal programs supervisor, Title I LAP director, homeless liaison, and professional development coordinator. She holds a bachelor's degree from Warner Pacific College and a Master's degree from Portland State University.

"The reason I chose to apply for this position is because I'm passionate about our school district, our community and the families who live here," she said. "This is my home and I have no plans of going anywhere else!" she added. "As superintendent, I will listen to people individually so we can learn and grow together," she said.

As an active member of the Gorge Early Learning Commission, she is also passionate about early learning and plans to work closely with the entire early learning community. Thanks to a Community Foundation grant, she's been involved in a school readiness program in partnership with ESD 112 and several early learning partners in the Stevenson community.

Douglass was especially impressed with the involvement of the community during the Board interviews with the three finalists. "It was wonderful seeing the room full of people. It is evident people here are interested in what's going on," she said.

While Douglass is excited about taking the next step in her professional and personal journey, she said leaving the elementary staff with whom she's worked for many years will be tough. "It will definitely be a day of tears," she said.

Douglass will begin her new position on July 1.

Contact Info:
For more information, contact:
Melissa Kreuder, 360.750.7500
Educational Service District 112
2500 NE 65th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661
www.esd112.org
 

STEVENSON-CARSON SCHOOL BOARD NARROWS SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH TO THREE FINALISTS

News Release from ESD 112
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2015 11:30 AM
May 29, 2015

The Stevenson-Carson School District Board of Directors has selected three finalists to interview for the position of superintendent of schools. The selected candidate will succeed Dan Read who is leaving the district in June. The finalists are:

School Board Work Session Replaced with Special Meeting

The Thursday, May 28, 2015 regularly scheduled Stevenson-Carson School Board of Directors work session has been canceled and replaced with a Special Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the District Administration Office. Agenda items include an overview of the superintendent search process and schedule and an executive session “to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment.”

Reference:     RCW     42.30.080     Special Meeting
                    RCW     42.30.110      Executive Session

Superintendent Interviews Scheduled for Wednesday, June 3rd

On Wednesday, June 3rd the candidates for superintendent of Stevenson-Carson School District will be participating in the following events:

Morning – Candidates will tour the schools.

Afternoon – The administration team, operations team, and students will interview candidates.

3:45 – 4:30 pm – Staff and community interview at WREC in Carson. Questions will be selected from community and staff submissions. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide written input. If you would like to submit a question for consideration please email CES Principal Brian Howe (howeb@scsd.k12.wa.us).

5:30 – 8:30 pm – Special School Board meeting at the District Administration Office in Stevenson. During this special meeting the Board will interview the candidates. Attendees will have the opportunity to observe and provide written input. An Executive Session will follow to review the qualifications of the candidates.

The new superintendent will begin on July 1, 2015.

SHS Students Tour Silver Star Industries

On Wednesday, April 22nd SHS teachers Bill LaCombe and Scott Midland took five shop students to North Bonneville for a tour of Silver Star Industries.

Company founder and President Matt Califf provided students with a personal tour and history of the company. He also took time at the end of the tour to answer questions about the industry and how students can be successful in the work world.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 1st

SES Welcome Back Night 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, September 1st

CES Welcome Back Night 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Wednesday, September 2nd

1st Day of School!

Monday, September 7th

Labor Day - No School

Thursday, September 10th

School Board Meeting - 6:00 pm

Thursday, September 17th

SES Learn and Play 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 24th

SES Curriculum Nigh 6:30 - 7:30 pm