HOPY & JOY: Getting To Know You – Afton Dixon, Odyssey Middle School

Posted: January 31, 2021

Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had a nice weekend. For this week’s HOPE & JOY in addition to sharing a Getting to Know You video featuring Afton Dixon from Odyssey, I wanted to share my appreciation for the local support we have historically received from our community. For over forty years, our schools have benefited…
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HOPE & JOY: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Posted: January 15, 2021

As we approach Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day I wanted to push this HOPE & JOY out a little early. We welcome MLK day during this chaotic time of transition in our democracy. It provides a moment to pause and reflect on Dr. King’s leadership. Dr. King helped create benchmarks in progress for equality…
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HOPE & JOY: The Importance of Public Education; Getting To Know You – Michael Redlin, Helen Baller Elem. and Jenni Fennerl, Lacamas Lake Elem.

Posted: January 10, 2021

Staff, I hope you have had a nice weekend.  We have a board meeting Monday night and then the community town hall Tuesday night so lots of opportunities to engage with our community with most of the energy being around our district reopening plans. It was of course a historic week watching the transition of…
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HOPE & JOY: Life After The Pandemic and 2021

Posted: December 13, 2020

I had a chance to listen to one of our students, Isaac Leybovich, a sixth grader at CCA, present about ideas for improving online school.  You can check out some of Isaac’s ideas HERE.  I was so appreciative of him and how he’s thinking forward.  It made me think about our current situation and the…
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HOPE & JOY: Getting To Know You – Charles Hines, Liberty Middle School

Posted: December 6, 2020

Staff, We’re continuing our Getting To Know You series this week featuring Charles Hines from Liberty Middle School.  Charles is in his second year of teaching in Camas.  This year his wife, Gina, also joined our team teaching Special Education at Hayes Freedom High School.  Their two daughters are in 9th grade at Camas High…
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