The 2013-2014 school year was exciting and productive. We implemented full-day kindergarten, focused on making sure we have the right tools for a new, rigorous curriculum – the Common Core Standards, and began our new teacher/principal evaluation process.
As we approach the 2014-2015 school year, we have much more work to do. We will be adopting new K-12 math and language arts curriculums, preparing for the new Smarter Balanced Assessment, and will continue to focus on analyzing data to inform and improve instruction. Additionally, we will continue to work hard to ensure the District’s financial stability while providing a quality educational program for all students by continuing to explore and implement District-wide cost savings measures and revenue producing initiatives. This will provide the best opportunity for the District to prosper in the future and withstand the challenging economic conditions we are currently experiencing.
SCSD wishes everyone a safe and restful summer. We look forward to seeing you in the fall.
Stevenson High School receives Washington Achievement Award for Overall Excellence.
“We are so excited to be honored with the Overall Excellence award this year,” said SHS principal Sarah Marino. “Staff work hard every day to help students make academic gains and prepare for life beyond high school. Our students at SHS are amazing too; they put a lot of effort into their exams,” continued Marino.
Stevenson High School and Wind River Middle School students age 14-17 are eligible for summer employment with Forest Youth Success.
Applications are available at the SHS / WRMS office and can be downloaded here. Applications are due Friday, May 16th. Late applications will not be accepted.
This employment opportunity is available to all Skamania County residents that meet the age requirements.
The SCSD Highly Capable Program is now accepting nominations for students currently in grades 2-8. Nominations may be made by anyone: Parents, students, or any other interested party. School secretaries have the nomination packets. To be considered for the 2014-2015 school year, completed nomination packets must be received by Friday, May 2, 2014 at 4 p.m.
After winning the SW Washington 1A Knowledge Bowl Regional Tournament in February, varsity SHS K-Bowl team of Blake Langeslay, Audriane Shipman-Kardinal, Lacey Mac-Rhyann, Marina Levy, Jereme Wingert, and Jace Hogg prepared to defend their state championship title.
On March 22nd, the SHS Bowl-Dogs travelled to Arlington for the Washington State tournament. They competed against the top seventeen teams from the state; Stevenson scored consistently in the first five preliminary rounds to finish with 115 points, as the number one seed going into the semifinal rounds.
As the end of the school year draws near, the District would like to recognize Kathy Browning for her dedication and leadership to our students and staff. Kathy will be retiring after twenty-two years of service at Stevenson-Carson.
Kathy grew up in Glenrock, Wyoming, a small town in the middle of oil wells and strip coal mines. She graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1973 and served as teacher and then assistant principal for the Converse County School District #2, in her hometown.
Clark College spring quarter begins April 7, 2014. There are a variety of courses being offered locally at Wind River Education Center (formerly the Wind River Middle School) from three main areas of the college:
1. College-level Instruction
2. College and Career Readiness
3. Corporate and Continuing Education
Click here to view the WREC programming schedule.
To register online: http://cce.clark.edu
To register by phone call 360.992.2939
The week of March, 24th - 28th is District wide conference week. If you have not scheduled a conference with your student's teacher please contact the appropriate school or teacher. During this week schools will be running on an early release schedule to accommodate the conferences.
SHS / WRMS: 24th - 27th
To schedule your student led conference, confirm your scheduled time, or reschedule please contact your students Advocacy teacher at 427-5631.
Carson Elementary staff and students are preparing for a "Book Fair Fiesta!" Students and parents can look forward to the Book Fair (Tuesday - Thursday) in the CES library and Family Literacy Night on Tuesday, March 18th.
Starting Tuesday, March 18th, CES will be hosting a three day Book Fair in the CES library that is open to students and parents alike from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.