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Mar 21, 2023

Building success in school AND in life

2023-03-21T13:43:53-07:00March 21st, 2023|Chehalis Middle School, Chehalis School District|

“Why do we have to learn this?” is the question posed to teachers several times a year. Students who lack the trust or patience to engage during some lessons might allow this question to roll through their minds.  However, when Chehalis Middle School teachers Josie Peterson and Kevin Dickson face their AVID students, there is [...]

Mar 14, 2023

W. F. West will train its own baristas and open shop March 15

2023-03-14T12:46:08-07:00March 14th, 2023|Chehalis School District, CTE, CTE, W.F. West High School|

Educational options for career pathways have recently increased at W. F. West thanks to new Business and Marketing teacher Kristin Ciolli. Students in Ms. Ciolli’s class have been abuzz with energy and excitement (and maybe a little caffeine) in preparation for the grand opening of The Crimson & Gray Powered by Lewis County Coffee, a [...]

Mar 10, 2023

Building thinking classrooms

2023-03-10T09:58:40-08:00March 10th, 2023|Chehalis Middle School, Chehalis School District|

Thinking happens mostly in our heads, invisible to others and even to ourselves. However, in math classrooms at Chehalis Middle School, students make their thinking visible - to everyone.  CMS math teachers are bringing out some of the best in student thinking using a new way of teaching math. The research-based strategies are called “Building [...]

Mar 2, 2023

Two-tiered transportation schedule likely to continue

2023-03-02T13:54:50-08:00March 2nd, 2023|Chehalis Middle School, Chehalis School District, James W. Lintott Elementary, Orin C. Smith Elementary, W.F. West High School|

Nearly three years have passed since schools across the country sent students and staff home and closed their doors. The pandemic caused a major disruption in the educational system, and thankfully, classrooms are looking more “normal” than they have in years.  But a closer look at the entire system reveals a lingering disruption. The Chehalis [...]

Feb 21, 2023

Using discourse to remember math concepts

2023-02-23T13:59:02-08:00February 21st, 2023|Chehalis School District, SAI, STEM, Uncategorized, W.F. West High School|

If called upon to create a graph of a linear function such as y=2x, how many adults would successfully recall instruction in their high school mathematics class?  Investigating long-term memory of knowledge learned in school is challenging and fascinating. Some researchers have determined that remembering math concepts you learn in high school strongly depends on [...]

Feb 7, 2023

Your Voice Matters: Common thoughts among parents and staff

2023-02-09T15:40:26-08:00February 7th, 2023|Chehalis Middle School, Chehalis School District, James W. Lintott Elementary, Orin C. Smith Elementary, W.F. West High School|

What’s working well in the Chehalis School District and what can we improve? These questions were asked of parents in the fall. In fact, anyone could respond to these questions. They were posed in an online conversation using the engagement tool called Thoughtexchange. Nearly eleven thousand ratings were made of the 212 comments shared by [...]

Feb 2, 2023

Local businesses are valuable partners in education

2023-02-02T13:26:53-08:00February 2nd, 2023|Uncategorized|

Chehalis students in the VISIONS Program work and engage in the local community, in partnership with many local businesses. Many of us are less familiar with this kind of program - a special education program in the Chehalis School District designed to support 18-21 year old students with significant disabilities, preparing them for post-secondary life: [...]

Jan 23, 2023

New Facility Advisory Committee is formed

2023-01-23T13:38:20-08:00January 23rd, 2023|Uncategorized|

A team of parents, community members, and educators has been formed to serve as an advisory to the school board after they examine and evaluate facilities throughout the district. The Capital Facilities Needs Advisory Committee (CFNAC) was commissioned by the Superintendent, Dr. Christine Moloney, to provide the Chehalis School Board a thoughtfully crafted list of [...]

Jan 17, 2023

Annual school district food drive was a huge success

2023-01-17T11:17:09-08:00January 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Elementary students scored big in their annual food drive, gathering over 8,000 pounds of food. The district-sponsored food drive will help provide food to families in need through the Greater Chehalis Food Bank, which is part of the Lewis County Food Bank Coalition, a local non-profit organization. Their mission is to alleviate hunger in Lewis [...]

Dec 19, 2022

Chehalis School District wins regional challenge grant award

2023-02-10T15:51:50-08:00December 19th, 2022|Chehalis School District, SAI|

With a commitment to increasing educational opportunities for students after they graduate from high school, the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has awarded Chehalis School District $1,050,000 over the next 18 months to implement parent and family engagement and dual generation strategies in the Chehalis community. District leaders learned about this incredible financial award December [...]