Back Issues: December 4, 2017

Ridgefield fourth grader submits winning design in school district’s Holiday Greeting Card Art Contest

Monday, December 4, 2017

Ella Wood, a fourth grader from South Ridge Elementary School, is the first-place winner in this year’s Superintendent’s Holiday Greeting Card Art Contest for the Ridgefield School District. Her artwork was selected by judges as the entry that best exemplifies “Together for the Holidays,” this year’s contest theme. Wood’s winning design will grace the cover of the district’s holiday greeting card, which will be mailed out to school districts, public entities and private businesses on Ridgefield School District’s holiday mailing list. As the first-place winner, she receives a $50 cash award. Three artwork entries were also selected for Runners-Up honors. All four students will be recognized at the district’s regular school board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

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Barnes & Noble book drive for Share on now

Monday, December 4, 2017

Barnes & Noble Vancouver is hosting a book drive now through Dec. 31 for children on behalf of Share. Recommended titles are at the cash registers for purchase, but any appropriate children’s book, sale or bargain titles throughout the store, are all greatly appreciated. Donated books will be added to the libraries at family shelters, plus books will be given to children through ASPIRE and Backpack programs. Those interested in donating gently-used books can drop them off at the Share Fromhold Service Center, 2306 NE Andresen Rd., Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Preview Day Dec. 9 at WSU Vancouver

Monday, December 4, 2017

Prospective Cougs are invited to Washington State University Vancouver‘s Preview Day at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Guests will learn about WSU Vancouver’s academic programs, the application process, financial aid and scholarships, campus life and more. An optional campus tour is available at noon. starting at the Firstenburg Family Fountain.This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to vancouver.wsu.edu/preview. Registered guests will receive a parking permit via email valid in any Orange lot. To learn more, click here.

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ESD 112 offers new certification program, information nights Dec. 6 and 7

Monday, December 4, 2017

ESD-U, a certification program offered through Educational Service District 112 (ESD 112), is seeking applications for its first offering since being approved to certify teachers in Washington State. Current teachers wanting to earn an additional endorsement in the harder-to-fill areas of Special Education (SPED) and English Language Learners (ELL), as well as in Reading, can apply.

This offering is for those currently employed as teachers at a Washington K-12 school or at the district/ESD level (substitutes included). Informational sessions are being held at ESD 112 in the Conference & Institute Center from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 and Dec. 7.

Scholarships for this program are available through PESB. ESD 112 is the only entity approved to offer teaching certifications in Washington that isn’t a college or university. Applications and more information can be found online at https://web3.esd112.org/esd-u/about.

ESD-U will also be offering teacher certification for people who hold a bachelor’s degree and want to continue working while getting certified. Visit https://web3.esd112.org/esd-u to learn more.

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