Hope & Joy: June 19, 2017

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

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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Hope & Joy: May 22, 2017

Posted: May 22, 2017

Alisa Wise and Rod Raunig have been coaching track at Camas High for a combined 38 years. Next weekend, as the state meet wraps up, they will be saying goodbye. Being a coach is a lot of work – lots of time away from family, braving the elements, long bus rides, and trying to recruit…
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Hope & Joy: May 15, 2017

Posted: May 15, 2017

This week’s HOPE & JOY comes courtesy of Andrea McCarty and Melissa Hutton. Thank you for sharing this special story about student growth! Have a great week! Jeff Jett came to first grade new to Camas and with a packet in hand from his former teacher from out of state. The packet contained several work…
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Letter from Superintendent Jeff Snell

Posted: May 10, 2017

Dear Camas Families, There is increasing concern from health professionals and counselors about a popular Netflix series called 13 Reasons Why. While it’s possible you’ve never heard of the drama, it’s highly likely that your student has heard about it or may have read the book. The series is centered on a 17-year-old girl who…
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Hope & Joy: May 8

Posted: May 8, 2017

“One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” –Malala Yousafzai Tuesday we celebrate National Teacher Day. The power of a teacher, through the experiences they help create and the words they use to inspire, cannot be overstated. To add to Ms. Yousafzai’s quote, one moment can change the world as…
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Hope & Joy: May 1

Posted: May 2, 2017

It’s exciting to talk to students and teachers about learning. Whether it’s a lesson about the earth’s crust, student writing, or a project about energy transfer, students and teachers who are engaged all have a twinkle in their eyes when they talk about learning. There’s a personal connection to the learning that comes out when…
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Hope & Joy: April 24

Posted: April 24, 2017

We’ve been doing the HOPE & JOY project for a couple of years now. It’s amazing to me how each week I’m not really sure what we will be sharing and then there it is – the HOPE & JOY presents itself. It’s one of the things I enjoy most about the week. This has…
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