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“I Think I’m Thinking” - Regional Award Winner
“I Think I’m Thinking” - Regional Award Winner
Kelso Students Sweep the Awards at Regional Art Show (Photo) - 03/13/17

Kelso High students are some of the brightest stars at this year's Regional High School Art Show, bringing home a slew of awards and scholarships. There are 278 pieces of art in the show, which is hosted by Educational Service District 112. Twenty Regional Award winning pieces are going on to the State High School Art Show, and three of those belong to Kelso students. In all, Kelso students are taking home 10 awards, almost double what the next highest winning school received (Battle Ground has six).

And it's not just awards they're winning, it's scholarships, too. Of the 12 scholarships given out this year; four of them are going to Kelso students, double the recipients of any other school.

What is Kelso High School doing to achieve such a level of success? "We promote a positive learning environment, where mutual respect is valued and risk taking is encouraged," said art teacher T.J. Frey. "Our priority is the growth of our students. We try to focus on the individuality of each student and foster the development of their strengths."

The public is invited to the reception from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 14th, at ESD 112 (2500 NE 65th Avenue in Vancouver). The show remains up through Thursday, March 30th and can be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Regional Awards --
* Lilian Niles, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Red Riding Hood's Revenge"
* Keaton Bruce, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "In These Reflections"
* Keaton Bruce, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "I Think I'm Thinking"

ESD 112 Awards --
* Keaton Bruce, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "About Past or Future"

ESD 112 Merry Cammack Staff Choice Award --
* Kirstin Mury, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Mayfair"

Honorable Mention Awards --
* Katilyn Bourland, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Backwoods Shack"
* Lilian Niles, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Suck It Up Buttercup"
* Brande Mann, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Family History"
* Lilian Niles, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Two Confused"
* Alexus Pucci, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Paper Dolls"

Central Washington University Scholarship Awards --
* Lilian Niles, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Red Riding Hood's Revenge" - $2,000
* Keaton Bruce, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "I Think I'm Thinking" - $3,000

Oregon College of Art and Craft Scholarship Awards --
* Lilian Niles, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Red Riding Hood's Revenge" - $40,000
* Kirstin Mury, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Mayfair - $40,000

Second Phase of Community Input on Kelso School District Facilities Planning Process is Underway - 03/07/17

Initial thoughts on which Kelso school facilities that may need improving has been gathered through an online community engagement platform called Thoughtexchange. Now, the Kelso community is invited to go through a list of possible needs and star those they feel should be priorities.

Those who have taken part in the first part of the process will get an email invitation with a link. Kelso community members who haven't signed up yet, can still be part of the prioritizing part of the process by registering now at signup.thotex.com/kelso/33c.

This part of the facilities improvement process ends March 19th. Reports and results of the community's input will be shared mid-April.

The public is also welcome to email facility.input@kelsosd.org for more information or questions relating to the process.

Community Invited to Preview Kelso School District's Proposed Science Curriculum - 02/28/17

The Kelso School District community is invited to preview the proposed science instructional materials for the 2017 / 2018 school year. The materials are available for viewing at the Ruth E. Clark district office (601 Crawford Street) March 6 through March 17 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
 
The proposed curriculum includes materials from:  Amplify (Middle School Science), Pearson (Biology, Chemistry, and Integrated Science), McGraw Hill (Geology/Astronomy), HMH (Physics), BFW (AP Biology), and Cengage Learning (AP Chemistry).
 
After reviewing the proposed instructional materials, community members have the opportunity to provide their thoughts and feedback.