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Mar 19, 2021

Student Leaders Making a Difference

2021-03-19T12:31:53-07:00March 19th, 2021|Chehalis Middle School, Chehalis School District, SAI|

ASB Elections didn’t start until the end of October.  If you remember, back then, students were not in a face-to-face learning environment.  Candidates submitted forms and created campaign videos that were shown over Zoom for the elections.  First-time elected  ASB Vice President Skylie Voie, and seventh-grader at Chehalis Middle School, remembers the process as a [...]

Mar 12, 2021

W.F. West Students in the lab!

2021-03-17T10:09:28-07:00March 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|

"We did a couple of at-home labs via zoom, but it wasn't anything like this," Calli Warren shares as she paused to think about science labs back in the Fall before we were face-to-face in the science lab.  In the STEM program, Calli and her peers participated in the flame test lab, a favorite in [...]

Mar 5, 2021

Celebrating Our Staff: Casey Schmidt

2021-03-05T13:21:49-08:00March 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|

We have come to rely on technology in ways we never imagined.  From cloud storage, email, zoom, live streaming, wireless connectivity, and so much more - each and every day in the Chehalis School District, technology shapes how we teach, learn and collaborate.  It wasn't always a robust technological culture here, and Casey Schmidt, CSD [...]

Feb 19, 2021

Thoughts from School Board Director J Vander Stoep

2021-03-19T12:04:41-07:00February 19th, 2021|Chehalis Middle School, Chehalis School District, CTE, Green Hill Academy, James W. Lintott Elementary|

I used to think that vocational education, now called CTE, was a separate pathway for Chehalis students who were not going to college. Growing up I heard adults, including sometimes teachers and counselors, say that certain students were not "college material." Over the past few years I've listened to experts in CTE, read studies and [...]

Feb 8, 2021

It’s just how we do it!

2021-02-19T12:46:38-08:00February 8th, 2021|Chehalis Middle School, Chehalis School District, Green Hill Academy, James W. Lintott Elementary, Sports, W.F. West High School|

Fall Athletics is in Full Swing! The sound of running shoes on a track, football pads colliding against each other, a tennis ball spiked by a racquet, or the squeak of shoes on a gym floor - all sounds that are happening this week in the Chehalis School District.   Fall sports began on February 1 [...]

Feb 1, 2021

Celebrating Our Staff: Kerri Chaput

2021-02-01T09:43:02-08:00February 1st, 2021|W.F. West High School|

"It's all about individual conversations," college prep advisor Kerri Chaput reflects while discussing her work with W.F. West seniors. "All we want is for them to be happy, to have a job where they can support themselves and a family." Kerri is in the business of success. When you hear her talk about what it [...]

Oct 2, 2020

Celebrating Our Staff: Caty Lieske

2021-02-01T11:22:28-08:00October 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Looking at a map covered wall in Caty Lieske's class at W.F. West, one might think she teaches geography or civics. You wouldn't assume that she is a math teacher. She reflected on her first time teaching before she began student teaching back in college. It was in a village in Tanzania. The language spoken [...]

Sep 25, 2020

Preparing for life after high school

2021-03-19T12:19:10-07:00September 25th, 2020|Chehalis Middle School, Chehalis School District, CTE, Green Hill Academy, James W. Lintott Elementary, Orin C. Smith Elementary, SAI, Uncategorized, W.F. West High School|

Every single graduate applied to a college or military. No student was left behind. In June of 2020, when 195 students graduated from W. F. West High School, they were poised and ready for a career, college, or both. This has been the vision, and students in Chehalis rose to the expectation. But they [...]