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 [...]
The Chehalis School District Board of Directors has been named Board of the Year by the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA). The Board of the Year award is given to one Board of Distinction from each of three categories depending on district enrollment size (small, medium, large). Superintendent Ed Rothlin says the award is [...]
Cong. Herrera Beutler visits as students get a science boost from UW Medicine Researchers in Summer STEM Program
More than 40 researchers and UW Medicine volunteers representing 19 labs gave aspiring Lewis County high school students a glimpse into the world of cutting-edge biomedical research in August at a STEM Camp held at W.F. West High School and in UW Medicine labs in Seattle. The camp is funded by the Chehalis Foundation. In [...]
Summertime is a great time to update your child’s immunizations so they’re ready for school in the fall. Parents may want to make appointments with their child’s medical provider for their required vaccines before the back to school rush. Important: Public Health Immunization Clinic closing permanently in August Lewis County Public Health and Social Services [...]
W.F. West Class of 1963 graduate Jerry Spady has made a special contribution to the school and students in the form of an original work of art. Entitled, “Homage to the Sciences,” the large sculpture includes detailed components from Biology, Genetics, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Molecular Genetics, Earth, and Space sciences. Spady was inspired to create [...]
The new James W. Lintott Elementary School serving grades pre-K through two is moving forward on schedule. This school is scheduled to be completed by the end of the 2017-18 school year.
Staff from Lewis County Alternative School / Turning Point relocated to a new building last fall. Their new home is adjacent to their former location, 1265 SW Pacific Ave, Chehalis.
If you enter the Olympic Elementary library, you might not be expecting the highly creative, constructive and not-so-quiet environment you’ll find when the normally hushed space is transformed into a haven for energetic learning. That’s because of the Makerspace movement, which is being incorporated into schools around our state that allows students to turn knowledge [...]
Approximately 200 students visited college campuses on Wednesday October 11. W.F. West juniors and seniors were given the opportunity to attend one of six different college tours: Bates Technical College WSU-Vancouver Central Washington University Univeristy of Puget Sound Western Washington University University of Washington (Seattle Campus) The tours are part of Chehalis School District's efforts [...]