Hope & Joy: March 27

Posted: March 27, 2017

The Camas Educational Foundation (CEF) was established with a vision of empowering students and teachers to innovate, extend and inspire.  They’ve worked toward this vision through a mission of funding extraordinary learning for every student student every day.    Since 2001, they’ve funded nearly 500 grants that have created opportunities for students and staff to…
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Hope & Joy: March 20

Posted: March 21, 2017

This past week our classified employees celebrated their 50th year as a part of the Public School Employees of Washington with a celebration Tuesday evening at Hayes Freedom High.    Our classified employees provide essential services in all aspects of our district.  Some of those services have changed over the years.  President Susan Wambolt shared…
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Hope & Joy: March 13

Posted: March 13, 2017

Thanks to Dr. Sork for guest authoring our HOPE & JOY project this week.  Have a fantastic Monday!  Jeff “Spread Kindness Like Confetti!” This is the motto of the Dorothy Fox Elementary Kindness Team.  This is a group of 3rd graders who took the initiative to make their school a better place by promoting kindness around the…
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Hope & Joy: March 6

Posted: March 6, 2017

Happy Monday! What is this picture you ask?  A community art project, created by almost 170 students. Read about this amazing project for your dose of HOPE & JOY this week! Thanks to Sarah Widdop for guest authoring!!! We have all interacted with public art at one time or another. Perhaps the flower on the…
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HOPE & JOY: February 27

Posted: February 28, 2017

For those of you who have had the privilege of meeting Josiah, you know the HOPE & JOY, that flows from him every day.  This picture from Unify Soccer clearly shows it!  Each of our students have that HOPE & JOY in them.  We know that sometimes it takes a little more to bring it…
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Hope & Joy: February 21

Posted: February 22, 2017

I have the privilege of working with our School Board and get to see day in and day out their volunteer service for our district and community.  What does a school board member do?    ·         Spend 10–20 hours a month visiting schools, preparing for meetings, attending meetings, and advocating for public schools ·         Represent community voice…
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Hope & Joy: February 15

Posted: February 15, 2017

It’s an interesting time to be in public education. With the transition at the federal level, there’s a great deal of uncertainty. At the state level, our legislature is wrestling with how to comply with a Supreme Court decision to fully fund education. Predicting what the future holds on either of those levels is challenging…
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Hope & Joy: February 13

Posted: February 14, 2017

This week’s HOPE & JOY is about student leadership and fittingly comes to us via 8th grade Liberty student, Mark Harimoto (with some assistance from Mr. David Volke).  Thanks for sharing, Mark and David!  Here’s to a great week of letting each of our 7,000 students know they can be a leader!   On Thursday, February…
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Hope & Joy: February 6

Posted: February 6, 2017

Jake Hansel, senior at CHS, is truly an amazing young man.  Jake has been a varsity basketball player since he was a freshman. He is an outstanding student who embodies the selflessness, compassion, and work ethic that we HOPE for in all of our students. Last spring, before Jake’s senior season, he was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy,…
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Hope & Joy: February 4

Posted: February 4, 2017

I’m not sure why, but we often initially organize the world by what can’t be done instead of what can.  Maybe it’s a part of that survival instinct that helps keep us safe, which I appreciate, but I think often gets in the way of can. We are in the business of can, but we sometimes jump to “fixing” instead…
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