Entries by Ernest Geigenmiller

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Common Myths, Misconceptions About Discovery High School + PBL

Discovery High School Principal, Aaron Smith, addresses Common Themes and Myths: Discovery High School does not have AP courses. Myth buster alert! While Discovery may not offer as many AP courses as a large, comprehensive high school, we have selected a handful of AP courses which all students will experience. Our AP courses are less about […]

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Local Teacher’s Union Responds to Camas School District Layoffs

Shelley Houle, President of the Camas Education Association (CEA) answered several questions about the upcoming Camas School District (CSD) layoffs. 22 FTE positions are being eliminated. Have all 22 teachers been notified? As Superintendent Jeff Snell said it looks like most of those layoffs will be taken care of through attrition. Nobody has been contacted […]

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CSD Eliminates 34 Positions to Help Balance $8.2 Million Budget Deficit

These are questions that Lacamas Magazine asked Camas School District (CSD) Superintendent Jeff Snell regarding the considerations from the special volunteer budget committee, which was organized to analyze how to best resolve the district’s $8.2 million budget deficit. Here are his answers. What steps are being taken based on budget committee considerations? First, we looked […]

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Washougal’s Jemtegaard Middle School Wins 2019 Whole Child Award

Washougal, WA — Jemtegaard Middle School (JMS) is the recipient of the 2019 Whole Child Award chosen by the Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. The Whole Child Award acknowledges and honors a school that makes significant contributions to student learning by creating a school culture with programs that exemplify two or more […]

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Weekly Food + Dining Guide: Los Potrillos Serving Mexican Comfort Food

Welcome to our Weekly Food + Dining Guide! This week, our cover is Los Potrillos Mexican Restaurant and Bar. They’re a favorite destination for families and lovers of quality Mexican cuisine. We’re featuring this week their Tacos al Carbon plate with skirt steak flame broiled — sliced and folded into soft corn tortillas with special […]

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Camas City Council To Revive Ward Meetings With Residents

CAMAS, WA — After several years, Camas City Council is bringing back ward meetings to encourage residents to share ideas, concerns, and questions with the elected officials who represent their geographic area. “As community and regional growth continues, the City of Camas wants to make sure that all residents keep having a voice in the […]

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Vick, Hoff Condemn Billions In Tax Increases Approved by House Committee

Olympia, WA — Earlier today (April 19) in the House Finance Committee, the 9-4 Democrat majority voted to increase taxes on Washingtonians by more than $4 billion over the next four years. The new taxes approved by the committee include: ·         A capital gains income tax; ·         A Business and Occupation tax surcharge on services; ·         A graduated […]