Dear Students, Parents and Community Members,
We are just a couple weeks away from the beginning of a new school year. On Wednesday, September 2, we will open our doors to nearly 6,700 students. Whether you are new or have been with us for a while, on behalf of the Camas School Board and the entire Camas School District staff, it is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to the 2015-16 school year.
As I begin my 20th year in the Camas School District, I can proudly and with great confidence say that our mission stands the test of time. The Camas School District is strong because of an embedded culture of hard work and the drive to keep getting better. The CSD has a long tradition of focusing on “Caring, Quality and Growth.” As a result, we have experienced a strong and long track record of exemplary academic and extra-curricular performance. Test scores, college acceptance rates, school awards, and athletic/activity achievement don’t tell the entire story of a district. However, we know that parents and families look at this type of data and we are proud that these metrics have been strong and consistent over time.
Part of our identified mission “is to create a learning community where staff, students and citizens are involved jointly in the advancement of knowledge and personal growth.” Throughout our district, it is obvious that one of the main reasons our students and schools excel is the strong community belief that education is a shared responsibility. Even as our district has grown, we have worked hard to retain a sense of community that extends into the schools. The results in the Camas School District certainly support the fact that the best education occurs when schools, parents and the community all work together to provide a rich and rewarding educational experience for all students. Your active participation and support are essential components of providing a quality education.
Please know your thoughts and suggestions are important to us. We value your input and look forward to continuing a partnership with you. We will do our best and are committed to providing consistent and effective communication. Visit our web-site at www.camas.wednet.edu for school updates, district information, and important announcements. Families in the district will regularly receive news and information via email. Additionally, we utilize Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to connect with families where they are online. Consider following us—links to our
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Camas is a unique and very special school district. I am honored and privileged to serve as your Superintendent and take great pride in what the Camas School District represents. I truly believe education is a joint venture and I know that by working together we will continue to accomplish great things. I look forward to another outstanding school year.
Mike Nerland, Superintendent