Friday, November 19, 2010

Internship Presentations

This coming Monday evening before the school board meeting, all of our Math Science and Technology Magnet seniors will present their summer projects, answer questions about their internships,  and talk about their four years in the MST Magnet program here at CHS.  A month ago the board heard presentations from a few and asked to hear from them all. This will be in an arena-style setting so guests may move freely among the exhibits and converse with the students informally.

Where: Camas High School Commons and Library
26500 SE 15th Street Camas WA 98607

When: Monday November 22, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Who is invited: Parents, interested community members, district staff, mentors and sponsors.  MST Magnet 9th, 10th, 11th grade students. 

Why: to allow the community to learn about the incredible experiences each of these students have had in real world settings in our community; to allow future internship students to find what appeals to them.

For further information contact: 
Ron Wright, MST WBL Coordinator

State Football

The Camas High School Football Team defeated Juanita in the first round of the state football playoffs Saturday night and will host Lakes High School in a quarterfinal game at Doc Harris at 7:30 PM tonight.

• Ticket Booths and Gates will open at 6:00 PM.
• Ticket prices are $8.00 for adults and students without an ASB card and $6.00 for students with an ASB card, elementary children ages 5-11 and seniors 62 and older. No passes are accepted for this game. Please note that CHS receives no proceeds from ticket sales for playoff games.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Inclement Weather

Today Livingston Mountain snow routes are in effect due to inclement weather and classes are on time. Students should plan to arrive at bus stops at their regularly scheduled time, but please allow for delays.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Veterans' Day

Lacamas students and staff welcomed local veterans in for a wonderful, song-filled assembly. These honored guests were also invited to a reception in the library following the presentation. Our leopards did a great job showing their appreciation for those who have served our country!

Gearing up for Stuff the Bus

This is the third year for the Stuff the Bus program which is a large food drive competition between Camas and Washougal High Schools to see which school can raise the most amount of food by weight. Last year CHS raised over 35,000 lbs of food for the local community and this year we are hoping to collect even more! But we can’t do it alone.

Our own Camas Burgerville has been very generous this year by offering CHS numerous fundraising opportunities. Our first is today, Friday the 12th. If you eat at Camas Burgerville tonight from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., 10% to 20% (depending on how many people come out!) of the proceeds will be given to the CHS Stuff the Bus program. 100% of the funds raised will be used to purchase food to "Stuff the Bus!"

We look forward to seeing you so please come out and support your Papermakers in their effort to feed the local community this holiday season.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fall Sports Update from CHS

Student athletes at CHS are no slackers! These amazing students have proven to be not only top in their game, but also top scholars. Take a moment to check out their latest accomplishments and the team grade point averages. 

Volleyball (3.59 Varsity GPA)
Last night, the Papermaker Volleyball team won their third straight District IV Championship by defeating Prairie in three straight games.  This district title is the team’s latest accomplishment.  Last week, the girls made school history by finishing the regular season as undefeated league champions.  Coach Nidick will be taking team to the District III-IV Volleyball Tournament this Friday and Saturday at Auburn-Mountain View High School (the girls’ first game will be at 6:00 PM Friday). Ticket prices are $7.00 for adults and students without ASB, $5.00 for students with ASB and $4.00 for elementary students. For more information, visit

Girls Swimming (3.59 Varsity GPA)
The girls finished second in League and have qualified 26 swimmers for the District Meet Friday and Saturday at Kelso High School.  

CEF’s 12th annual raises $65K for innovation

After the last bids were tallied and the bills were paid, CEF’s 12th annual auction raised nearly $65,000 that will be applied towards educational innovation across the Camas School District. Teachers will soon be able to apply for mini and major grants to try out new and scale up proven ideas.

“Even during a deep recession, the Camas community showed their support for education,” said Ron Gompertz, CEF President. “Nearly 200 generous patrons and sponsors turned out to have some fun and invest in a strong school district."

Marshall Earns Principal of the Year Award

Camas High School principal Steve Marshall was recently named by the Washington Library Media Association (WMLA) as the High School Level Principal of the Year. Steve was nominated by CHS Teacher-Librarian, Rosemary Knapp. He was honored at the WLMA annual conference at a banquet on Friday, October 15, held at the SeaTac DoubleTree Hotel. The banquet featured author Sherman Alexie as the keynote speaker.

WLMA Awards are given to professionals or paraprofessionals who have provided outstanding service and support to the Library Media program, in order to achieve a school's instructional goals.

According to Knapp, the list of Marshall’s library merits includes several hands-on participation activities. When he had been principal for just over a month, Marshall willingly took part in the 2008 Teen Read Week Theme “Books with Bite” by dressing up as a vampire and greeting students in the Library. Not many new high school principals are willing to put themselves forward like that. This school year he came in twice during Teen Read Week and joined students in activities for “Read Beyond Reality.” One activity included his eating canned oysters!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

CHS Drama Dept. presents “Rumors”

The CHS Drama Dept. presents the play “Rumors” by Neil Simon this Friday and Saturday and next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the CHS Theatre. At its start, four couples gather in the posh suburban residence of a deputy New York City Mayor for a dinner party. When they arrive, they discover there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the host – the deputy mayor – has shot himself through the earlobe! Comic complications arise when, given everyone's upper class status, they decide they need to do everything possible to conceal the evening's events from the local police and the media.

Cost for the play is $5 for adults and students w/out an ASB and $3 for students.