On Thursday, November 7, W.F. West High School hosted the 11th annual Career and College Fair. The event featured 48 representatives from community colleges, technical colleges, universities and vocational/trade programs. W.F. West High School students were joined by students from Adna High School, with approximately 972 students attending the event to learn more about opportunities available to them after high [...]
Author, poet and song writer Eric Ode visited both James W. Lintott Elementary and Orin C. Smith Elementary this fall. He shared songs and inspiration at a school assembly and then worked in classrooms with students, helping to focus on improving their writing, using music and reading for inspiration. Ode challenges students as writers and [...]
A great turnout for the Gail Shaw Learning Campus ribbon cutting on August 28, 2019 in the Chehalis School District.
It's an exciting time for Chehalis School District. The new Orin C. Smith Elementary School welcomed students back to school this fall. A special grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting was held August 28, 2019.
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 [...]
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 [...]