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Energy Star Certified

Grass Valley Elementary School is a member of the District’s Energy Star family. Grass Valley earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

Kindergarten orientations scheduled for May 2016

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It is time for Kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year! Listed below are the dates for registration and orientation events for each school. The purpose of orientation is to meet teachers and staff, learn about the kindergarten curriculum, and take a ride on a real school bus! If you are not sure which school your child will attend, or would like to make a registration appointment, please call 360-833-5410 to speak with Shanna Michelle and Becky Stauffer, district registrars. They will also be onsite at the orientations for your convenience.  You may access registration paperwork online at www.camas.wednet.edu/registration.

Please note: in addition to the registration forms, you will need to submit the following paperwork:

  • State-issued birth certificate
  • Immunization information.  Students must be fully immunized including “kindergarten shots” or an exemption needs to be on file in order for your child to be registered.
  • Proof of residency (2 items), i.e., utility bill, payroll check, signed lease agreement, etc.

Please let us know if you plan to attend the kindergarten orientation.  And if you know of any future Camas kindergarten students in your neighborhood, preschool, etc., please share this information with them.

Grass Valley Elementary
3000 NW Grass Valley Drive
(360) 833-5710
Date:  May 11
Time:  9:15-10:45

Student Film Festival March 24

Join us for the 2nd Annual Student Film Festival! On March 24, 2016, parents, staff, and citizens are invited to view the film entries at Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the films will begin at 6:00 p.m. The program is expected to run for approximately one hour. The event is free, and concessions will be available for purchase inside the lobby.

Student Film Festival

Highly Capable Program: Referral Window Open

Highly Capable Window Open

The referral window for the Camas School District’s Highly Capable Program (HCP) is now open for students in grades 2-6. Parents have an opportunity to refer their children for consideration for the HCP for fall placement. Interested families should review this information to 1) understand the definition and characteristics of students who are highly capable; and 2) learn about the nomination process and actions parents need to take by December 15, 2015, to refer students for this process.

2016 Bond Listening Posts

In early 2015, a Facilities Advisory of Citizens, Teachers, Staff and Students (FACTSS) met to research and study current and future facilities needs in the Camas School District. Based on their findings and community input, the FACTSS team has recommended a Capital Facilities Bond be placed before voters in February 2016.

Come hear about the proposed bond and give us feedback at one of three listening posts!

2016 School Bond Listening Posts

Another math win for Grass Valley

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Left to right: Maddie McArthur, Baden Currie, Vivian Barnard, Joy Young, Tara Hansen, Mia Holman, Claire McOmie, Taylor Redmond, and Andrew deLeon.

Fourth-Grade Math Team Takes Second Place

On April 20, the Math is Cool team from Grass Valley notched an awesome second-place finish at the annual regional competition. Joy Young placed fourth individually overall. Started this year by parent Roger Young, who admired the Evergreen School District’s rendition, the extracurricular Math is Cool program brings together Grass Valley fourth-grade students for a unique months-long learning opportunity that culminates in a team competition as well as individual assessment. Several dedicated parents took part in working with the students each week in preparation for the big event. Next week the team will find out if it has qualified to attend the state-level masters competition. Great job, kids & parents! To get involved, contact Roger Young at rybyoung@gmail.com.

“JAM” Mayoral proclamation

Jazz Appreciation Month is deemed official by a Mayoral proclamation on April 20, 2015. Students: Abby Bradshaw, AJ Bradshaw, Garrett Maul and Garrett Monroe. Adults: Grass Valley Jazz director Natalie Wilson and Camas Mayor Scott Higgins.

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