Chehalis School District

Apr 24, 2019

Marine biology students visit Point Grenville tide pools

2019-07-16T10:06:12-07:00April 24th, 2019|Chehalis School District, W.F. West High School|

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 [...]

Apr 24, 2019

Career and Technical courses help students gain employment skills

2019-07-16T10:08:06-07:00April 24th, 2019|Chehalis School District, W.F. West High School|

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 [...]

Mar 13, 2019

Medical terminology class helps prepare students for healthcare careers

2019-07-16T10:09:01-07:00March 13th, 2019|Chehalis School District, W.F. West High School|

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 [...]

Mar 13, 2019

Middle school students learn critical skills while creating art

2019-04-16T13:13:49-07:00March 13th, 2019|Chehalis Middle School, Chehalis School District|

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 [...]

Feb 27, 2019

Entrepreneurship class gives students skills to be successful business owners

2019-04-16T13:09:51-07:00February 27th, 2019|Chehalis School District|

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 [...]

Feb 6, 2019

W.F. West student serves as page in the House of Representatives

2019-02-07T12:33:39-08:00February 6th, 2019|Chehalis School District, W.F. West High School|

Curtice Gordon, a junior from W.F. West High School, traveled to Olympia recently to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 19th District Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen. “I learned a lot,” said Curtice. “It’s really eye-opening to see the legislative process and watch proposed laws being debated. [...]

Jan 30, 2019

Caroline Austin, Class of 2009, qualifies for 2020 Marathon Olympic Trials

2019-02-07T12:30:01-08:00January 30th, 2019|Chehalis School District|

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 [...]

Jan 30, 2019

Students enjoy visit from Officer Ayers and Tiesto

2019-02-07T12:28:13-08:00January 30th, 2019|Chehalis School District, Orin C. Smith Elementary|

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 [...]

Dec 13, 2018

Chehalis School Board named Board of the Year

2018-12-13T14:11:25-08:00December 13th, 2018|Chehalis School District|

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 [...]

Aug 14, 2018

Cong. Herrera Beutler visits as students get a science boost from UW Medicine Researchers in Summer STEM Program

2019-01-24T13:46:25-08:00August 14th, 2018|Chehalis School District, W.F. West High School|

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 [...]