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September 17, 2019 A Letter from Superintendent Dave Holmes:
September 17, 2019
Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members,
Since the resignation of our long-time Community Education Director, the district is reorganizing and streamlining the Community Education Program. Our school district will continue to provide opportunities for our students outside the regular school day and school year in the most impactful and financially responsible way.
Programs that were previously provided for students will continue. These programs include, but are not limited to, youth basketball, wrestling, cheer camps, track and field and challenge course opportunities to mention a few. Going forward, these programs will be facilitated through the district ASB structure and overseen by our district athletic director. Registration will continue with forms provided via links we will put on the LCSD home page.
Community members wishing to teach activities and classes still have the option to access district facilities when they are not being used for district-coordinated programs. Reservations can be coordinated through Tammy Lichliter at the District Office. Feel free to contact her at (360) 263-2131 or email@example.com if you have an interest in accessing district facilities. Going forward, our community providers will simply be responsible for the coordination of their own classes. Our ultimate goal is to create a more fiscally self-supporting program for students, parents and community members.
Dave Holmes, Superintendent
La Center School District
Congratulations to the 2019 La Center Real Hero Honorees
Congratulations to Rebecca Morris and Eric Stenberg for being recognized by the Land Here, Live Here, Learn Here Organization as a 2019 Real Hero!
Imagine a school where cafeteria workers serve produce and perennial herbs grown in a student-created and cultivated garden on district land. Imagine a course where classmates work in their local watershed at least six times a month to learn about water quality testing and to be active environmental stewards. Or even a class that leads students in salmon restoration along the East Fork of the Lewis River. Imagine a curriculum where high school students learn by teaching younger peers in their district’s elementary school. Making these imaginings reality is La Center High School teacher Rebecca Morris. Rebecca comes from a long lineage of area educators – her grandparents both taught in Yacolt, her father in Evergreen schools. Rebecca now carries that family pride combining it with a passion for environmental studies. Recently, Rebecca led her high school to become the first public school in Washington to be a double-platinum Washington Green School – indicating success in six environmental categories through the statewide program. Last spring, she earned the 2019 Clark County Green Apple Award for her work engaging learners in their natural environment. Thank you, Rebecca, for sharing your passion with the community and cultivating the next generation of environmentally conscious students.
Eric Stenberg is the kind of volunteer every drama director dreams of. He’s kind, skilled, thoughtful and flexible, and he’s become an invaluable part of the theater department at La Center High School. Eric designs, builds, scavenges, hauls and troubleshoots as the school’s students and staff navigate their way through new productions. He devotes countless hours and late nights to ensure La Center students have the best theater experience possible. His ability to work through a problem and handle all curveballs is what sets him apart as a valued member of their team. Building an entire thrust stage wasn’t a problem and making a twelve-foot crocodile come to life didn’t stump him either so at this point, La Center leadership are convinced there’s nothing he can’t do. Eric, thank you for setting the stage for La Center students to thrive.
The Learn Here Project showcases our quality educational system and honors exemplary staff and volunteers, with cooperation from area educational institutions. The project is supported by Real Living, The Real Estate Group, Northwest Capital Mortgage and the Port of Vancouver USA. It is part of the Land Here, Live Here business growth initiative created and coordinated by the non-profit business leaders’ group Identity Clark County. More information is available from Identity Clark County at www.iccbusiness.org.