North Middle School art program ranks number eight in state

North Middle School art program ranks number eight in state

Teacher Cynthia Gaub honored by Artsonia – the world’s largest online kid art museum “Cynthia Gaub … deserves to take a step out of the art room and into the spotlight!” says an award notice from Artsonia in September. “Gaub has been recognized … for outstanding leadership in the area of arts education for student’s… Continue Reading North Middle School art program ranks number eight in state

Tanya Bachman named WAEA middle level educator of the year

Tanya Bachman named WAEA middle level educator of the year

The Washington Art Education Association (WAEA) has awarded Laurin Middle School art specialist Tanya Bachman the “Middle Level Educator of the Year” award for her excellent guidance of visual arts students. WAEA gives the annual award to the middle school or junior high arts teacher or specialist who stands out above and beyond their peers… Continue Reading Tanya Bachman named WAEA middle level educator of the year

Grant presented to help support Japanese Language Program at Jemtegaard Middle School

Grant presented to help support Japanese Language Program at Jemtegaard Middle School

The Washougal School District (WSD) has received a “Salary Assistance Grant for Japanese Language Courses” from the Japan Foundation to help sustain the popular program at Jemtegaard Middle School.  Hiroshi Furusawa, Consul General of Japan in Portland, presented a check for $21,855 to Washougal Superintendent Dawn Tarzian, on October 6, 2014. “Learning the Japanese language… Continue Reading Grant presented to help support Japanese Language Program at Jemtegaard Middle School

North Thurston initiative makes compassion contagious

North Thurston initiative makes compassion contagious

During a recent assembly at South Bay Elementary Principal Kate Cook unveiled some special coins students could receive if they did something compassionate. “These are special and magical coins…the kind we like to receive but not collect. If we recognize others who are compassionate we pass them on,” she said before handing out some compassion… Continue Reading North Thurston initiative makes compassion contagious

St. Clare Hospital donates funds for new Tyee Park Elementary playground equipment

St. Clare Hospital donates funds for new Tyee Park Elementary playground equipment

Tyee Park Elementary students are enjoying a new play structure thanks to donations from St. Clare Hospital employees. In 2012, St. Clare Hospital staff donated $1,000 toward new playground equipment and last year raised more than $5,300. An old monkey bar and horizontal bar were removed to make room for the new “Ozarks Summit Climber.”… Continue Reading St. Clare Hospital donates funds for new Tyee Park Elementary playground equipment