W.F. West students are showing off their green thumbs as part of the school’s Botany class, where they are learning the various aspects of planting, growing and caring for a crop of spring flowers and plants as well as how these skills may translate into a future job. Taught by Kyla Bailey, the class is [...]
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Juniors and seniors in Gena Dalan’s Marine Biology class participated in a special learning experience with a field trip to explore tide pools at Point Grenville. The field trip was led by Scott Mazzone, marine fish and shellfish biologist who works through the Quinault Indian Nation. For the past six years, Scott has presented to [...]
W.F. West high school students are gaining employability skills that can help them transition to the next step after high school, whether that is a job or further education and training. One example of this is the school’s welding program, which allows students to try several types of welding and even earn college credit or [...]
W.F. West High School students are gaining skills that will lead them to a career in the medical field thanks to a medical terminology class taught by Josh Petersen. Petersen, who is also the school’s athletic trainer, is teaching the new class which enables students to earn dual credit. This means that students earn credit [...]
Students in Melissa Gilbertsen’s art classes at Chehalis Middle School (a.k.a. Studio Gee) learn a lot about art and even more about responsibility and critical thinking. “I really want to teach them to think,” Gilbertsen says. “They’re going to be living independently before you know it and critical thinking skills are so important.” One of [...]
Students in Alison Clinton’s Entrepreneurship class at W.F. West High School are learning skills to create and run their own business and be their own boss. The relatively new program (this is the second year) gives business-minded students an opportunity to be creative and roll up their sleeves to run a business. Last year nine [...]
Twenty-seven students from Chehalis Middle School participated in the school-level competition of the National Geographic GeoBee, with the final competition on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Parker Eiswald, a seventh-grade student, won first place, with William Cummings, a sixth-grade student, winning second place and Brody Stidham, a seventh-grade student, finishing third place. The school-level competition is [...]
Curtice Gordon, a junior from W.F. West High School, traveled to Olympia recently to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 19th District Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen. “I learned a lot,” said Curtice. “It’s really eye-opening to see the legislative process and watch proposed laws being debated. [...]
Caroline Austin, Bearcat graduate (W.F. West class of 2009) and WSU graduate, qualified for the 2020 Marathon Olympic Trials by running a 2:44:55 in the Houston Marathon on January 20. "The morning of the race I was excited and terrified,” said Caroline. “The real test began after I passed the halfway point. Each mile became a small victory. The [...]
Third graders at Orin C. Smith Elementary recently enjoyed a visit by two special guests. After reading the story Aero and Officer Mike about a police officer and his K-9 companion, students were pleasantly surprised to welcome Chehalis Police Department Officer Ayers and his K-9 partner Tiesto. Officer Ayers and Tiesto impressed students during an [...]