Ella Enchanted Field Trip: Thank you PTA!

Due to a generous grant provided by the Jason Lee PTA, Mrs. Peterson's English classes had an amazing opportunity to attend a performance of Ella Enchanted presented by the Oregon Children's Theater.  Prior to the field trip, Mrs. Peterson's students read the book by Gail Carson Levine on which the play was based.  Watching a [...]

2018-11-17T12:01:53+00:00November 17th, 2018|JL librarian blog|

High School Credit Opportunity for Bilingual students

Can your child speak, read and write in a language other than English?  This spring there will be an opportunity for 8th graders who are fluent in another language to take an on-line test called the Avant Assessment.  Students who demonstrate on this test that they can speak, read and write in another language can [...]

2018-11-01T16:17:37+00:00November 1st, 2018|School news|

Battle of the Books

It is time for students to sign-up to participate in the Battle of the Books!  The Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program in which teams of students work together to read a list of specific books.  Then, the teams compete against each other to answer trivia questions about the books.  Student [...]

2018-11-17T12:04:08+00:00October 30th, 2018|JL librarian blog, School news|

Summer and fall 2018 construction and upgrades

Groundbreakings kick off construction Over the past four months, groundbreaking ceremonies for Marshall and Ogden elementaries, McLoughlin Middle School and Vancouver iTech Preparatory kicked off construction work to rebuild those schools from the ground up. Pending unforeseen delays, Marshall and Ogden are projected to open in fall 2019, with iTech following in [...]

2018-10-17T12:01:22+00:00October 17th, 2018|School news|

Battle of the Books creates powerful readers

by Eric Bindewald | Teacher Librarian | Sacajawea Elementary School Marshall accidentally “buzzed in” due to the adrenaline rush that took control of his pointer finger. Teammates turned to Marshall with bated breath while he stared at the emcee as though he was just caught peeing in the library.  The five seconds of silence seemed [...]

2018-10-31T16:47:09+00:00September 13th, 2018|Librarian blog, School news|