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)


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