Everett St. Project will Impact CHS Traffic

Northshore Sewer Transmission System:
Construction Begins Monday, May 8

Construction of the Northshore Sewer Transmission System Project will begin on Monday, May 8, in the area of 19th Avenue and Franklin Street. Construction activities will include bypass pumping and sewer installation starting at 19th between Franklin and Everett, proceeding north on Everett between 19th and 23rd, and west on 23rd Ave between Everett and Birch.

During construction, 19th Ave will be closed (local access only) from May 8 through May 17. No pedestrian access will be allowed on NE 19th between Everett St and Franklin St during this time.

  • The Elementary school crossing guard will continue to assist students crossing Everett St at 19th Ave. Elementary students will then proceed north on Everett St until they reach NE 22nd Ave, where they will turn right and continue on NE 22nd Ave to Helen Baller Elementary School.
  • Middle and high school students may continue to cross at all three available pedestrian crossings on  Everett St, unless otherwise directed by construction personnel.

Work will continue in the area along Everett St and 23rd Avenue through May 31st at which time construction will continue north along Everett towards Leadbetter Road and 43rd Ave. Work will  take place from 7AM to 7 PM.

For more information, visit www.cityofcamas.us/projects or contact Sam Adams, City Utilities Manager, at 360.817.7377 or northshore@cityofcamas.us

PlaySmart Heart Screening Event

A big thank you to every teacher, office secretary, admin, and nurse for helping to facilitate the PlaySmart heart screening event this week. It truly was a team effort that couldn’t have taken place without cooperation from everyone. From printing off flyers, to setting aside class time to spread the word, to coordinating with other staff, to preparing messages to be sent home, everyone in this building had some sort of role in making this the most successful 2 days of heart screenings that PlaySmart has EVER conducted! So thank you, everyone!

PlaySmart, who has screened over 15,000 students over the past four years at over 130 high and middle schools in the Portland Metro area, has never had a day where they have screened more than 200 students… until they came to Camas. Today we screened 229 students in 6.5 hours, shattering Union’s record of 201 in 8 hours set last month. In all, we screened 423 students over 2 days, another record for a 2 day event.

Jake Howell, ATC/L
CHS Head Athletic Trainer, Sports Medicine Instructor


DECA Makes History at Internationals

Anaheim, CA — The Camas High School DECA team had its best showing in history at this past week’s International Career Development Conference, which concluded on April 29.

CHS took 25 students to meet up with 19,000 other students internationally. These 25 students competed in the preliminary round going against 120 students in their category. From this round Camas DECA advanced six students in four events to finals where we had all four events making it to the stage being “Top 10” and three events made “Top 3” Internationally!!!

1st Place – Elizabeth Schwarzkopf – Automotive Services Role Play
1st Place – Ashley Miles – Restaurant Food Service Management
2nd Place – K. Chen, C. Kirby, K. Horvath – Creative Marketing Proj.
Top Ten – Skylar Becerra, Xiansheng Yan – Business Research Project
Role Play Medalist – J. McPhun – Restaurant Food Service Mgmt.

Though these students did not qualify for finals, they did an excellent job competing against some of the best student from the U.S., Canada and around the world… Mackenzie Spady, Hayden Hunsaker, Tanner Fogle, Haruki Takada, Erik Johnson, Kelly Johnson, Monica Chang, Jack Kelly, Jordan Slotto, Colton Lessard, Dareena Stepanyuk, Bella Swanson, Wes Colvin, Sophie Eagle, Ben Cooke, Will Schultz, Nathan Loucks. We are so proud of their accomplishments! Read more at Lacamas Magazine

Team 2471 Worlds Competition

The video above is a recap leading up to the Worlds competition.

Recap of Worlds in Huston, TX
In their seventh year of competing at the First Robotics
Worlds International competition Team 2471
ranked 26 out of 500 teams, competing in
what was said to be the hardest
division in this years competition.

The team won the following awards:
Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi

Team Machine on another successful season!
To view a brief video overview of the game, click here.

Shola Places 1st at State Competition

Tsering Shola earned a trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles after qualifying at the Washington State Regional Science Fair on March 11. She also won first place in the biomedical and health sciences division at the state fair on April 1.

Tsering Shola is making waves with her hearing research.

In March, she won honors at two science fairs, which included an $80,000 scholarship and a spot at the prestigious Intel Science and Engineering Fair, known as ISEF, which runs from Sunday, May 14 to Friday, May 19.

Shola, a sophomore at Camas High School, won the Washington Regional Science Fair in early March, and then took first place in biomedical and health sciences at the state fair on April 1.

Shola, 16, became intrigued by hearing loss research after being diagnosed with sensoral neural hearing loss as a young child. Read more at the CW Post Record

CHS Student Art Gallery Exhibit

Camas Public Library’s Second Story Gallery is featuring “Our Point of View,” a collection of works by the Advanced Photography students at Camas High School, through April 29. These 42 photographs, taken by nine students, were selected through a juried style selection process involving teachers from the CHS Arts Department.  “Our teachers had a difficult job wading through more than 200 submissions,” said photography teacher Doug Huegli.

The photos were unveiled at the April 7th “First Friday Art Walk” in Downtown Camas.  Four students [pictured above] made it back early from spring break early for the event: Sophomores Kelsey Lawrence, Allyssa Heilbrun, Hunter Wade, and Senior Alexis Royal.  The display will be open to the public through April 29 at which time students will submit their images for an AP portfolio review.

The Second Story Gallery is open from 10 AM – 8 PM Mon – Wed, 10 AM – 6 PM Thurs – Sat, and is closed on Sunday.