Friday, February 27, 2009

Parenting Course Offered by Camas SD Counselors

Our very own elementary school counselors are offering a free parenting class for families with children ages 2-12. Topics include: Controlling Obnoxious Behavior; Encouraging Good Behavior; and Strengthening Relationships. The class will take place on Saturday, March 7, from 9 AM-12 PM at the Joyce Garver Theater.

Free child care will be offered by Camas High School Key Club. If you need childcare while taking the class or have question about the program, please contact Edie Hagstrom, School Counselor, by email: or by phone:(360) 833-5720 ext. 2352.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Budget Committee Minutes Posted

In an effort keep all stakeholders abreast of the budget development process, a new web page has been created in the business section of the Camas School District site. Click the link below to view minutes, presentations, and updates as our 2009-10 budget develops.



Good Stuff: Free Online Resources From the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the world's largest library, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library's primary site ( has made these resources available online for years. And now, the Library has launched two new sites: a personalized site ( that presents items in compelling online exhibitions and a specific site for teachers ( with lesson plans, interactive projects, and links to primary resources.

The Hills Are Alive...

Drama Director Rob Kankelberg and his students are excited to present this year’s Spring Musical, The Sound of Music. The musical will start at 7:00 PM in the CHS Theatre on March 13 & 14 and the following week on March 19, 20, & 21.

Tickets are: $6 for CHS students with ASB, senior citizens and children under the age of 12. $8 for adults and CHS students without ASB.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Camas Roots Garden Seeks LINKS/Americorps Volunteer Garden Coordinator

The Camas Roots Garden is seeking a LINKS/Americorps volunteer to serve as Garden Coordinator. This is a part-time, unpaid position with an education stipend of up to $1,800 upon completion of service. This dynamic grass roots school garden project needs your organizing skills, interest and knowledge of sustainable gardening practices, and enthusiasm to help it fulfill its mission to provide a living learning experience that involves students and community members in environmental stewardship, service learning, healthy eating and building community connections. The Garden Coordinator will help the Camas Roots Garden Committee organize work parties and other volunteer activities, help teachers integrate garden activities with learning objectives, and work directly with a range of students while promoting sustainable growing practices and service learning.

The Garden Coordinator’s job includes working along side of and mentoring alternative high school students and working with at-risk teens through the Clark County Juvenile County Restorative Community Service program. Working with elementary students as they watch the garden grow in their own backyard and building community connections are other large parts of the job. This position is a great chance for a motivated individual to develop relationships within the Camas School District and with community organizations and service providers in Clark County. The hours average up to 15 per week, and include school year and summer service. Applications are due March 15, 2009.

For more information, please contact Elisa Wells at 833-0925. A position description is posted at