Skamania School District News

Re-piping results in safe water samples

Dear Families, I am writing to share good news about our water samples at Skamania School. We were fortunate to receive a $200,000 competitive Urgent Repair grant from Washington State to resolve issues related to lead pipes. This summer all pipes were replaced and...

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Emergency preparedness briefing for western Skamania County

Do you remember the eruption of Mount St Helens? Well, I bet you definitely remember the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire that tore through OUR gorge. Have you wondered how you can prepare for any significant disaster? Do you live in the western part of Skamania County? If so,...

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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...

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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...

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Outdoor classroom extends to the Coast

Skamania’s motto is “The Gorge is our classroom,” but this spring the fifth and sixth graders ventured all the way to the Coast for a three-day “outdoor school.” OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) and Skamania School staff, and parent volunteers accompanied...

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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,”...

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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....

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Science learning planned for 38-acre parcel

Community well will be maintained A $20,000 STEM Lighthouse grant awarded to Skamania School District for the 2018-19 school year will support outdoor learning and teaching plans for its long-held 38-acre piece of property. “Our idea is to develop it into an outdoor...

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