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Highly Capable Program Referrals Currently Underway

Stevenson-Carson School District Highly Capable Program LEGAL NOTICE


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-11. The Highly Capable program serves students in grades K-12. Referrals 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 April 29, 2016 at 4:00. This notice is in accordance with WAC 392-170-042 and Chapter 28A.185.


Publish weeks of April 11, 18, and 25, 2016


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-11. 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 29 de abril de 2016 a las 4:00 de la tarde. El presente aviso está en conformidad con WAC 392-170-042 y el Capítulo 28A.185

Stevenson-Carson School District Kindergarten Registration


Tuesday, March 29th at 5:15 p.m.
Monday, April 18th at 6:00 p.m
Stevenson Elementary School

If your child is five or will be five before August 31st, please plan to attend. If you know
someone who has a child this age, please tell them about registration!

Please bring:
Child’s birth certificate
• Child’s immunization records

This registration is to deal with the paperwork of enrolling your child. Your child does not need to attend…and would probably prefer doing something more fun!

If you have any question, please call Kali Stump at 427-5672.

Learn and Play on Thursdays

Every third Thursday of the month from 5:30 to 7:00 pm you'll find families in the Stevenson Elementary library dancing, singing, doing crafts, and listening as books are read out loud. The monthly event is known as "Learn and Play" and is put on by volunteers from the Gorge Early Learning Coalition, Washington Reading Corps., the Stevenson branch of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library, and Stevenson Elementary.

"Learn and Play is a great time for kids to do fun crafts, dance, read, and learn with other kids and their parents," said Stevenson Elementary Washington Reading Corps. member Marie Wells.

“While we (Washington Reading Corps.) spend most of our time working with school age children on reading and writing skills we also organize and promote events that promote early childhood literacy. Learn and Play is a great way of bringing families together and promoting literacy in the community," added Wells.

Board Member Dan Mitchell Elected to WSSDA Legislative Committee

Stevenson-Carson School Board member Dan Mitchell was elected to serve on the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) Legislative Committee during the annual WSSDA conference in Bellevue.

“I’m looking forward to working with WSSDA members as well as our elected officials in Olympia to address the challenges facing Stevenson-Carson and other small communities,” said Dan Mitchell.

The Legislative Committee helps establish the annual WSSDA Legislative Agenda by voting on proposals submitted by school boards and school directors. The Agenda outlines the positions and priorities for WSSDA members, leadership and staff as they work with elected officials on education issues.

School Board Members Attend Annual WSSDA Conference on Creating "Boundless Potential"

Stevenson-Carson School Board members recently attended the annual Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) conference in Bellevue. The theme of this year’s conference was “boundless potential.”

The annual conference brings together education policy makers from across the state and is the largest gathering of its kind. Representing SCSD were Superintendent Karen Douglass, Board members Brad Liedtke, Callae Van Pelt, Dan Mitchell, Sandy Vigil, and student representative Ari Morris.

“The conference provides us with a time to get to know each other and learn how to work together,” said Board member Dan Mitchell.

“It also provides us with the opportunity to learn how to be better at our jobs and learn how other districts are solving some of the challenges we are facing here in Stevenson-Carson. During the conference we are brought up to speed on methods and innovations in education which helps us provide the right type of education services for the kids,” continued Mitchell.

Scheduled Activities and Weather Closure Information

If school has a late start – there will be no events or practices before school. This includes clubs that may have had a meeting scheduled before school and zero period Band. ALL before school activities will be canceled.

If school has an early out – there will be no events or practices after school.

Rep. Johnson Visits SCSD

Earlier this week Superintendent Karen Douglass and School Board Member Dan Mitchell met with Representative Norm Johnson at the District office.

“Representative Johnson started the meeting with the ‘simple’ question ‘how are your schools doing?’” recalled Douglass.

After providing Rep. Johnson with some demographic information about the district and sharing some of her experience as a first time superintendent, Douglass shifted her focus to the importance of funding education at the state level.

“A priority for me and the district is making sure that our elected officials are complying with their paramount duty of funding education,” said Douglass.

“I encouraged him to advocate for the immediate implementation of McCleary and that now is the time to provide comprehensive and sustainable funding for K-12 public education,” continued Douglass.

Letter Regarding Inclement Weather

November 17, 2015

Dear Guardians:

Growing up in the Columbia Gorge, I am accustomed to inclement weather, especially during the winter. I’ve seen the Stevenson area receive 6’ of snow in early 1980 and have seen years when we just hoped for snow. Winter four years ago gave us a good reminder of how ice can impact our ability to conduct school (and other activities) as planned.

Thank You Veterans

From kindergarten to 12th grade, students have been learning about the importance of Veterans Day and how today isn’t just a day off of school, but a day to honor and thank the men and women who are serving and have served in the military.

At Stevenson Elementary, students learned poems, patriotic songs, and did art work to say thank you to our veterans. Mrs. Acker’s 1st grade class learned about honor and how our service men and women help keep us safe. They created a bulletin board with the poem “Poppy Poppy” to honor veterans. Mrs. Stump’s 2nd grade class learned and recited a poem by long time SES teacher Patty Neely on Tuesday, before doing a Veterans Day word search.

SHS and WRMS Partner with Sheriff Department and One Prevention Alliance on Drug Prevention Efforts

In cooperation with the Skamania County Sheriff department and One Prevention Alliance (OPA), WRMS will be implementing the LifeSkills Training prevention program this school year. In addition to prevention efforts the use of a detection K9 has also been approved in an effort to provide students with a safe and drug free education environment.

Earlier this year, following a presentation by Deputy Lyle and WRMS principal Brian Morris, the SCSD school board approved the incorporation of the LifeSkills Training substance abuse prevention program beginning with WRMS this year and rolling up into the SHS curriculum in the 17-18 school year.

Employment Opportunities


Bus Mechanic

Building, Grounds & Maintenance Supervisor

Middle/High School Counselor

Life Guard

Substitute Teachers

Substitute Bus Drivers

Substitute Para Educators

Substitute Office Staff

Substitute Bus Mechanic

Substitute Kitchen Staff


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