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Weekend getaways can provide great bonding opportunities for families. During the week, families may be too preoccupied with hectic schedules packed with sports practices, extracurricular activities … more
Battle Ground Public Schools gathered thousands of pounds of food and other items during student-led donation drives. The donation drives gathered food for local food banks, provided gifts to … more
Officials from the Ridgefield School District honored the December employee and students of the month at a school board meeting on Dec. 14.  Justin Nelson, from View Ridge Middle School, was … more
The Battle Ground Prevention Alliance and Chief Umtuch Middle School’s DREAM Team planted red tulips in honor of Red Ribbon Week during the last week of October. Red Ribbon Week is meant to … more
The Ridgefield School District recently unveiled a new community service program, which will be used as an award for graduating students who qualify. Joseph Vance, the Ridgefield School Board … more
Officials from the Ridgefield School District recognized the November employee and students of the month at a school board meeting on Nov. 9. James Ruiz, the Connection Center mentor at South … more
Three Battle Ground High School students have been awarded the Air Force Chief of Staff Flight Academy Private Pilot Scholarship after completing an eight week summer course.  The recipients … more
For the past four years, Columbia Elementary School in Woodland has included a dual language program, which this year was expanded to teach English and Spanish to students in kindergarten through … more
The Board of Directors of the Washington Art Education Association (WAEA) announced that Becky Broyles, a teacher in Battle Ground, has been awarded the 2021 Secondary Art Education of the Year … more
Ridgefield High School has opened two outdoor pickleball areas that are accessible to experienced players and novices alike. The pickleball courts have been painted onto the school’s tennis … more
The Cowlitz Indian Tribe has awarded a $50,000 grant to Woodland Child Care (WCC), the childcare program provided by Woodland Public Schools for before and after school care. The WCC program … more
Woodland Public Schools’ elementary schools use social-emotional learning (SEL) to guide students through the development of a variety of life skills to help them at home, at school, and … more
Attendees braved the hot weather for the 2021 Ridgefield Sausage Festival this weekend at Abrams Park. The festival, which was presented by ilani and the Ridgefield Lions Club, featured live … more
After Bob Lute announced his retirement at the end of the school year, Woodland Public Schools wanted to recognize his 42 years of service as the shop supervisor and head mechanic for the KWRL … more
Starting this year, the Ridgefield School District Early Learning Center will offer more preschool options. The learning center partnered with Educational Opportunities for Children and Families … more
Woodland High School students recently looked into a topic affecting students all over the country: suicide and depression. Students learned about the topics through research, then brainstormed … more
Woodland Public Schools delegated COVID-19 funds to provide three weeks of summer school for students of all grades. Some students struggled with remote learning during the pandemic, so the summer … more
Four league champions, one district champ and multiple players and coaches of the year marked just some of the awards Ridgefield athletics racked up during a wild 2021 sports year. High school … more
Dan Nehnevaj’s journey with racewalking only started a few years before he stepped onto the U.S. Olympic Trial stage last month for the 20-kilometer racewalk. Nehnevaj, a Columbia River High … more
Woodland Public Schools recognized five employees for their continual efforts to create a positive and productive school environment despite challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. This … more
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