Over 135 families attended the free Family Fun Night held at SHS on September 28th. Attendees were able to choose from 18 activities, games, information booths and educational opportunities as they celebrated the beginning of an amazing school year.
SCSD staff and administrators ran activities that included a bean bag toss, human Hungry, Hungry, Hippos, bowling, relay races, juggling lessons and swing dance lessons - just to name a few. The SHS fall cheerleaders and football players also helped, running stations where younger students could learn cheers, how to throw a spiral, kick a field goal or play a game a game of 500.
“I saw so many kids of all ages running from one game to another. Laughter and fun was all over the high school,” said Cheryl Wright in a Facebook post following the event.
The Stevenson-Carson School District Board of Directors approved Resolution 14-15/13 requesting voter approval of a replacement levy of $800,000. Passage of Proposition No. 1 (on the November 3rd ballot) would allow the levy of property taxes over a two-year period to support educational programs and school operations costs not being adequately funded by the State. The total amount to be collected for each year will be $800,000 and estimated levy rates each year per $1,000 of assessed value will be $1.08 for both 2016 and 2017 collections. This would replace the higher 2012 three-year $1,500,000 levy currently in place. Levy taxes would decrease for 2016-2017.
Please see the links below for levy information. Expect a levy fact sheet in your mailbox soon! If you have questions, please contact the District office at (509) 427-5674 or Superintendent Karen Douglass.
Over the next couple weeks, Superintendent Karen Douglass will be presenting levy facts around the community at Levy Information Sessions. Please plan on attending one of the sessions to get answers to your questions and learn valuable information about the replacement levy.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. - Little Church in the Valley in Stabler
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. - Fort Vancouver Regional Library in Stevenson
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 12:00-1:00 p.m. - Levy Lunch Hour at Wind River Education Center in Carson (Bring your own lunch, if you wish)
Monday, October 12, 2015 - 4:00 p.m. - Rock Cove Assisted Living Center in Stevenson
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 8:30-9:30 a.m. - District Administration Office in Stevenson
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. - Skamania County PUD in Carson
Call the District Office (427-5674) with any questions.
Notice to parents and community members regarding students within the Stevenson-Carson School District: The District’s Highly Capable referral procedures are currently underway for students who are now in grades K-12. The Highly Capable program serves students in grades K-12. Nominations may be made by teachers, parents, students, or any other interested party. Referral packets are available at the District Office and all schools and are due by September 18, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. This notice is in accordance with WAC 392-170-042 and Chapter 28A.185.
Aviso a los padres y miembros de la comunidad con respecto a los estudiantes que están dentro del Distrito Escolar de Stevenson-Carson. Los procedimientos de recomendación están en curso para los estudiantes que actualmente están en los grados K-12. El programa Highly Capable (altamente capacitados) sirve a todos los grados desde K hasta 12. Los estudiantes pueden ser seleccionados a través de los maestros, padres de familia, estudiantes o cualquier otra parte interesada. Los paquetes de recomendación están disponibles en la oficina del distrito y en todas las escuelas; se vence el 18 de septiembre de 2015 a las 4:00 de la tarde. El presente aviso está en conformidad con WAC 392-170-042 y el Capítulo 28A.185.
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.
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.
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.
Starting July 6th, SCSD 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.