Jul 6, 2023

STEMCamp at W. F. West: August 7-10, 2023

2023-07-06T10:42:53-07:00July 6th, 2023|Chehalis School District, STEM, W.F. West High School|

The University of Washington partners with the Chehalis School District to provide a four-day summer STEM camp focusing on engineering and medical science. The 2023 camp will be held August 7-10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to all high school students entering grades 9-12. This one-of-a-kind camp offers four days at [...]

Apr 24, 2023

Engaging thinkers at Orin Smith Elementary

2023-04-24T10:48:02-07:00April 24th, 2023|Chehalis School District, News Archives, Orin C. Smith Elementary, STEM|

It’s all about staying focused, and staying engaged. Students in Mrs. Sande’s math class are almost always up and moving. It keeps them thinking. Researcher Peter Liljedahl has found that students sitting at their desks (or tables) and writing in their notebooks is not the best space for student thinking - and many teachers agree. [...]

Mar 14, 2023

W. F. West will train its own baristas and open shop March 15

2023-04-17T11:23:46-07:00March 14th, 2023|Chehalis School District, CTE, CTE, W.F. West High School|

Educational options for career pathways have recently increased at W. F. West thanks to new Business and Marketing teacher Kristin Ciolli. Students in Ms. Ciolli’s class have been abuzz with energy and excitement (and maybe a little caffeine) in preparation for the grand opening of The Crimson & Gray Powered by Lewis County Coffee, a [...]

Feb 21, 2023

Using discourse to remember math concepts

2023-04-17T11:32:15-07:00February 21st, 2023|Chehalis School District, SAI, STEM, Uncategorized, W.F. West High School|

If called upon to create a graph of a linear function such as y=2x, how many adults would successfully recall instruction in their high school mathematics class?  Investigating long-term memory of knowledge learned in school is challenging and fascinating. Some researchers have determined that remembering math concepts you learn in high school strongly depends on [...]

Dec 19, 2022

Chehalis School District wins regional challenge grant award

2023-02-10T15:51:50-08:00December 19th, 2022|Chehalis School District, SAI|

With a commitment to increasing educational opportunities for students after they graduate from high school, the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has awarded Chehalis School District $1,050,000 over the next 18 months to implement parent and family engagement and dual generation strategies in the Chehalis community. District leaders learned about this incredible financial award December [...]

Oct 12, 2022

Freshman Fest

2022-10-12T17:00:18-07:00October 12th, 2022|SAI, Uncategorized, W.F. West High School|

Today ninth-grade students rotated between three areas of activities where they had an opportunity to self-reflect, learn to avoid unhealthy choices, and grow as student learners. Teachers lead Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) workshop-style small groups focusing on [...]

Apr 29, 2022

STEM at WFW: Rapid tests, Alzheimer’s, and Robotics:

2023-02-15T16:55:03-08:00April 29th, 2022|SAI, STEM|

Not every high schooler in Washington state hopes to develop a rapid test for detecting the Nipah virus, but that’s exactly what W. F. West senior, Claire Kuykendal reported last week during the annual meeting of the Ingwersen Trust Committee. In her Advanced Molecular Genetics class, her research is allowing her to work towards creating [...]

Jan 28, 2022

Celebrating Staff: Josh Petersen

2022-01-28T10:31:26-08:00January 28th, 2022|Chehalis School District, CTE, CTE, SAI, W.F. West High School|

Josh Petersen M.Ed, LAT, ATC Head Athletic Trainer & CTE Instructor Chehalis School District Back in College, Josh Petersen broke his pinky finger playing football. To his dismay, an x-ray revealed that he had a transverse fracture. This break resulted in a cast that went all the way up to his forearm. He soon learned [...]