Back to School 2019-20

The beginning of the 2019-20 school year is quickly approaching! I hope everyone has been enjoying the summer. Our school staff is looking forward to a new school year filled with opportunities to learn, grow, and have fun. Last year we said good-bye to Mrs. Miller...

Garden brings life lessons, fun and funds to school

“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” —British horticulturist, Gertrude Jekyll Now in its second year, the Skamania School garden—a joint project with the PTO—has...

Miller retires after 36 years at Skamania School

For 36 years, Barbara Miller commuted from Portland to teach at Skamania School. “It’s 35 miles, door to door,” she says. “Forty minutes.” Certainly there were closer schools, but Skamania is special. “I like the community, the small school, the feeling of family,”...

Blue Bird arrives in Skamania

Spring brought a Blue Bird to Skamania—a brand-new 48-passenger Blue Bird bus, that is! The new bus replaced the district’s 35-year-old bus, which had 203,000 miles on its odometer. It was partially funded with a $35,000 grant from the state Department of Ecology....