Botany students show off their green thumbs

W.F. West students are showing off their green thumbs as part of the school’s Botany class, where they are learning the various aspects of planting, growing and caring for a crop of spring flowers and plants as well as how these skills may translate into [...]

April 30th, 2019|Chehalis School District, W.F. West High School|

Marine biology students visit Point Grenville tide pools

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 [...]

April 24th, 2019|Chehalis School District, W.F. West High School|

Career and Technical courses help students gain employment skills

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 [...]

April 24th, 2019|Chehalis School District, W.F. West High School|

Medical terminology class helps prepare students for healthcare careers

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 [...]

March 13th, 2019|Chehalis School District, W.F. West High School|

Middle school students learn critical skills while creating art

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 [...]

March 13th, 2019|Chehalis Middle School, Chehalis School District|

Entrepreneurship class gives students skills to be successful business owners

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 [...]

February 27th, 2019|Chehalis School District|