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 [...]
The Chehalis Foundation asked a few W.F. West seniors and science teachers to share their thoughts and experiences having worked with the STEM programs and equipment made available by the Chehalis Foundation. In their words, you will hear the impact that the Beyond K-12 Student Achievement Initiative has made.
"It was inspired thinking that created the Chehalis Foundation. It’s brought leaders from all different parts of the community together, and they have been planning and setting priorities and accomplishing a great deal. It gives me the confidence that I can invest in this community and that there will be concrete results." —Orin Smith Former [...]
W.F. West students hauling in box after box of donated school supplies and other items for our homeless and in-need students and students filling donated backpacks with the donated items. A huge THANK YOU to Sue and Mike Austin for heading up this wonderful activity. (Mrs. Austin is a retired librarian from Chehalis Middle School.) [...]
Over three days this spring, almost 200 Cascade Elementary School 1st graders visited the Children’s Hands-on-Museum in Olympia for their end-of-the-year field trip.
This past May, a luncheon was held at Cascade Elementary School to say thank you to our volunteers. The Chehalis School District has over 1,300 volunteers who have served almost 3,000 hours in our three elementary schools. THANK YOU!
Cascade students participated in a Young Author’s Workshop and shared their writing with their classmates this spring.