Jeff Yalden Visit

On June 8, the Camas High School ASB sponsored a full-day visit by Jeff Yalden, who addressed a variety of topics relating to mental health, mindfulness, and motivation. This link features video of all three sessions facilitated by Mr. Yalden, including:
Morning motivational assembly with our students;
Lunchtime Mindfulness Mastery session (affirmations, breathing, exercise, focusing activities…); and
Evening presentation to our parents that covered how to recognize unhealthy warning signs and strategies to supporting adolescent mental health and a balanced lifestyle at home.
All three sessions appear in order on a single video. So viewers will need to scroll to whatever session they want to watch.

CHS Summer School Starts June 27!

Credit Recovery Summer School
The CHS Summer School may be just what you need if your student did not pass a class during the first or second semesters of the current school year. If your student hasn’t already made plans for Summer School, you may be interested in helping them do so now. Most required core courses will be available except for Algebra I and Geometry which are separate summer school programs.

CHS Summer School starts June 27th at 9:00 am sharp. The following days’ classes will start at 8:00 am, end at Noon and be held June 28, 29, 30, and July 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14.
More details are located here.

Algebra 1 or Geometry Summer School
Is your student interested in recovering Algebra I or Geometry credit? Is he/she interested in getting a better grade in Algebra I or Geometry? Or….has he/she not yet taken Algebra I or Geometry but really strong in math and feel confident that they could pass an accelerated-pace course?

In this summer class, your student will have the opportunity to learn all of the most important material from Algebra 1 or Geometry and increase his/her chance of succeeding in future math courses and passing the state End of Course Exam or Smarter Balanced Math Exam. More details located here.

The Summer School Application can downloaded here.

CSD Names High School Principal

Liza Sejkora will take over as Camas High School principal starting this fall. She is currently the assistant principal at Coronado High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., and has 14 years of experience as a middle, high school and college English Language Arts instructor.

“What stands out to me is what we learned when we visited Liza’s current high school: the way staff and students talked about her leadership, how she elevates those around her, how she supports people while holding them accountable,” Superintendent Jeff Snell said in a release from the district. “Teachers remarked on ways she’s helped them grow, her availability and her great sense of humor.”

She is replacing Steve Marshall, who will become the director of educational resources in district administration this summer.

Spring Sports Shine at State

Daniel Maton crosses the finish line first for Camas in the 800-meter state championship race Saturday, at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma. Cade Greseth follows in fourth place for the Papermakers.  Camas and Washougal high school athletes had a state championship weekend to remember in Richland, Spokane, Seattle and Tacoma.  Here are the highlights.

Daniel Maton captured two state championship track medals for the Papermakers. On Thursday, the sophomore won the 1,600-meter title with a school record time of 4 minute, 11.24 seconds. On Saturday, Maton kicked to first place at the finish line in the 800 with a time of 1:53.46. CHS senior Cade Greseth followed in fourth place with a time of 1:54.4.

Madison Peffers broke her school record with a high jump of 5 feet, 6 inches. She also secured the state championship with that leap, before closing out a “dream season” with three attempts at 5-8. Peffers is a junior, which gives her another year to soar even higher for the Papermakers.
Read more at CW Post-Record.

Cox, Camas Sparkle At Districts

Emma Cox sinks a 40-foot putt for birdie on the 11th green at the Tri-Mountain Golf Course Tuesday. The Camas High School sophomore captured the 4A district championship with two rounds of 76 for a 152.

Emma Cox paired her best round of high school golf with another 76-stroke finish to win the 4A district championship Tuesday, on the Tri-Mountain Golf Course in Ridgefield.

“It’s awesome being able to play two great days in a row,” Cox said. “I finished strong (Monday) and had a four-stroke lead. It all depended on how I played (Tuesday). I stayed zen, I stayed focused on each shot, trusted myself and was able to accomplish my goal of becoming district champion.” Read more at the CW Post-Record /Dan Trujillo)