Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Third Annual Stuff the Bus

If you have not had the chance to donate to our third annual Stuff the Bus food drive, it is not too late! Your Papermakers will be stuffing the bus from 10 AM to 6 PM at Camas High School on Friday, December 10. You can bring donations to the school ALL day and any volunteers are more than welcome to help load! The “Weigh-in Party” will start at 6 PM at Exterior Woods in Washougal with the final weigh-in set for 6:30 PM. Come out and support your Papermakers in their effort to beat Washougal High School while helping out your local Camas-Washougal families in need!

Zebras take to the Wildlife Refuge

Our fifth-grade zebras studied the White Oak habitat recently. They discovered it was a managed ecosystem and that Native Americans burned it every year to keep unwanted plants from taking root. They discussed the ways in which the White Oak has been affected by development and population growth, and how it and other dependent species are now becoming fewer.
The entire group then took a trip, sponsored by Columbia Springs, to the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. There the kids rotated through four stations that dealt with the following:

  • how fire affects a prairie ecosystem;
  • how to use GPS devices;
  • how to measure trees; and
  • how Native American cultures depended on the White Oak.

The kids loved it. It was completely funded by a grant written by Columbia Springs.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Hometown Holidays

Don't miss your chance to hear both jazz bands from Skyridge Middle School and Liberty Middle School tonight at Hometown Holidays! The Hawks begin at 6:45 PM and the Lions swing in at 7:15 PM. This annual event is fun for the whole family  and includes tree lighting, local art, hay rides and crafts for kids. Entertainment and activities begin at 6 PM and last until 8:30 PM.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Financial Literacy Week in full swing

Camas High School Delta Epsilon Chi Association (DECA) students Sara Slayton and Evan Klein are spearheading a project dedicated to teaching and informing students on how to budget and plan financially for the next stage of their lives.  With support from the Camas School Board by proclamation this week, November 29-December 3, has officially been declared as Financial Literacy Week.  Throughout the week, there are posters in the hallways of CHS with financial quotes, a book display in the library, and today, December 1, there is a workshop after school in the Career Center from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. about college budgeting and debt.

Last September, Sara and Evan chose this topic as a DECA project for its strong correlation to the state of our society and economy. They thought that in this current recession, it was more than appropriate to spread the word about the importance of financial literacy.

The Camas High School DECA Chapter is a student-run organization with a membership of approximately 100 students. These students are enrolled in marketing classes at various levels, and are also members of the International Organization of DECA. As DECA members, the students compete every January in an ‘area competition’ where they try to qualify for the state competition held in March in Bellevue, WA. Students either compete in role plays, or they submit research or chapter-wide projects.

In addition to the activities of Financial Literacy Week, Sarah and Evan are organizing and implementing several activities that are attracting the attention of our chapter and school. Some of these activities include: