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New plasma cutter promises creative opportunities

Sparks fly when it cuts through metal, but students aren’t fazed by the sudden glints as they watch through their safety glasses. A new beast of machinery has been added to Columbia High School’s Metal-working Tech Department.

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GTA offering new college scholarships for students

The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) is pleased to announce the opening of a new scholarship to support Gorge students attending college for science, technology, engineering or math degrees.

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White Salmon schools feeling teacher shortage

In the next few years public schools in the state of Washington may find themselves in a bind.

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Fourteen Gorge teams advance to state robotics tournament

Over 300 kids aged 9 to 14 from schools all around the Gorge showed off their robotic talents the last two weekends as part of the international robotics competition known as FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL).

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Clark College in Bingen hosting an open house highlighting offerings, tuition

Clark College will host an open house on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at its Bingen campus, 310 S. Larch St., in the Zepher Building.

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Fifth-graders taking part in White Salmon River restoration

Outdoor education and stewardship opportunities along the White Salmon River increased for fifth-grade students at Wallace and Priscilla Stevenson Intermediate School.

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School District applies for rebates to pay for new buses

The White Salmon Valley School District applied for a Clean Diesels rebate program Thursday, Oct. 29, through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to potentially replace three buses in the district’s bus fleet. The grant is lottery-based and provides a $25,000 rebate for each newly purchased bus.

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School Board follows up on suggestions for CHS campus to fight drug use

Members of the White Salmon Valley School Board followed up on suggestions made during their last meeting regarding drug use on Columbia High School’s campus.

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Building a new community foundation for Mill A School

Mill A School District #31 will be seeing changes in the coming years. Most recently the school has acquired all new staff including superintendent and principal Dr. Benton Dorman, and teachers Anastasia Gavenas and Bob Rogers.

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Education foundation event raises $113,000+ for schools

Some 200 people turned out at Skyline Hospital for the White Salmon Valley Education Foundation’s 9th annual Gorge Grape Escape event, and they dug deep into their pockets, raising over $113,000 to benefit White Salmon Schools.

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School Board approves sale of surplus property on NE Spring Street

The White Salmon Valley School Board (WSVSB) held a special meeting Friday morning, Oct. 9, at the district office to vote on the sale of a surplus property located on NE Spring Street in White Salmon.

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Community members rally in support of after-school program for young students

Community members involved in local businesses, chambers, and organizations gathered Tuesday, May 12, for the Children and Community Connections Summit held at the Columbia High School library.

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Details still being worked out for Whitson afterschool care program

Whitson Elementary is looking into starting an afterschool program outside of its current Community Learning Centers program (CLC). The new afterschool care program is projected to start as early as this fall with about 20 students in the first year.

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History comes to life, sort of, at WSV School Board meeting

History came to life in the form of a wax museum presented by Mrs. Dennis and Mrs. Eddy’s fifth-grade class during last Thursday’s White Salmon Valley School District board of directors meeting...

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Interest in early childhood education sought for Lyle, Dallesport communities

Three entities are exploring the possibility of bringing an Early Childhood and Education Assist-ance Program (ECEAP) back to serve the Lyle and Dallesport area, but are in need of qualifying parents to express interest first.



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