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Hope & Joy: October 2, 2017

Poem by Olivia Veley

Posted: October 2, 2017

Where I’m From We all have a desire to be known, and yet it can sometimes be more comfortable to just blend in. Being known means that who we are is revealed a layer at a time to the outside world. That’s risky. This kind of dynamic plays out every day in middle school, where…
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Hope & Joy: September 25, 2017

Photos of scholar-athletes at Lacamas Lake Lodge to talk about servant leadership

Posted: September 25, 2017

JOY and HOPE are intimately connected and are powerful gifts we can give our students, perhaps the most powerful! One of the very best parts of being involved in public education is the JOY and HOPE students give us each and every day! The past few years we’ve featured stories that highlight the HOPE and…
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Hope & Joy: September 18, 2017

Woodburn Elementary Playscape Volunteers

Posted: September 19, 2017

JOY and HOPE are intimately connected and are powerful gifts we can give our students, perhaps the most powerful! One of the very best parts of being involved in public education is the JOY and HOPE students give us each and every day! The past few years we’ve featured stories that highlight the HOPE and…
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Hope & Joy: September 11, 2017

Students Give a Thumbs-Up for Outdoor Recess

Posted: September 12, 2017

JOY and HOPE are intimately connected and are powerful gifts we can give our students, perhaps the most powerful! One of the very best parts of being involved in public education is the JOY and HOPE students give us each and every day! The past few years we’ve featured stories that highlight the HOPE and…
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Hope & Joy: September 5, 2017

Posted: September 5, 2017

JOY and HOPE are intimately connected and are powerful gifts we can give our students, perhaps the most powerful! One of the very best parts of being involved in public education is the JOY and HOPE students give us each and every day! The past few years we’ve featured stories that highlight the HOPE and…
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Hope & Joy: June 26, 2017

Posted: June 26, 2017

Good morning everyone, I wanted to thank you for a fantastic school year. Serving 7,000 students requires everyone’s best every day to make it all happen. It takes all of us… · making sure our buildings and grounds are ready; · getting our students to and from school safely; · feeding our students; · providing…
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Hope & Joy: June 19, 2017

Collage of graduation images from Camas High School and Hayes Freedom High School

Posted: June 19, 2017

It was an amazing graduation weekend starting with Grad Walk at our elementary schools and Liberty and Skyridge. This tradition gives graduates a chance to visit their elementary and middle schools in cap and gown and be celebrated! There were a few tears from teachers seeing these students again ready to head out as graduates….
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Hope & Joy: June 12, 2017

Posted: June 12, 2017

Getting the chance to talk with seniors on the eve of their graduation is a truly JOYful and HOPEful experience. You may recall that way back in August at our back to school welcome, I shared about interviewing seniors.  The experience was so amazing I wanted to interview each of our seniors and I wanted more…
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Hope & Joy: June 5, 2017

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Posted: June 6, 2017

This week’s HOPE/JOY is a story about one of our families who has struggled with housing. In October, they lost their housing again and since then, they have been staying in various shelters, with friends, or in hotels throughout Vancouver. I sat down with the oldest student in the family and talked to him about…
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Hope & Joy: May 30, 2017

Posted: May 30, 2017

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. It’s hard to believe we only have four weeks of the 2016-17 school year left. Our seniors graduate in three weeks! We’ll begin our senior exit interviews this week at Hayes Freedom and then next week at Camas High School. Our goal is to try…
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