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 [...]
Twenty-seven students from Chehalis Middle School participated in the school-level competition of the National Geographic GeoBee, with the final competition on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Parker Eiswald, a seventh-grade student, won first place, with William Cummings, a sixth-grade student, winning second place and Brody Stidham, a seventh-grade student, finishing third place. The school-level competition is [...]
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.
Chehalis Middle School student Tizzie Zylstra has been named “Give Me Five” Star Student of the Month by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. Tizzie is an eighth grader and a three sport athlete, participating in soccer, basketball and volleyball. Born in Ethiopia and raised by her grandmother, Tizzie came to the states when she was [...]
The Chehalis School Board has selected names for two new schools, which will open in the fall of 2018. The new primary school will be named after James Lintott, and will serve grades PK-2. The new intermediate school will be named after Orin Smith and serve students in grades 3-5. The campus, which will house [...]
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"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 [...]