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Helen Baller Elementary School is a member of the District’s Energy Star family. Baller 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.

Monthly Archives: March 2012

2012 Boundary Review

We are completing our final projects from the 2007 capital facility bond, and, in the fall of 2013, Woodburn Elementary School will open its doors to students. Learn about the boundary review by clicking the link below.

Highly Capable Testing

Camas School District offers an elementary program for highly capable students in grades three through five. This model involves identifying students who would benefit from specialized instruction and support at their grade level. Qualifying students have the option of being in a “cluster group” of similar students within a classroom at their grade level.

The Cognitive Abilities Test is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2012. If you are interested in program placement, please click the links below for more information.

Highly Capable Brochure

Parent Informational Letter

Parent Checklist and Permission to Test Form


  • April 13: Application Deadline
  • April 21:  Cognitive Abilities Test
  • June 4: Placement Notification Mailed
  • June 8: Appeal Deadline
  • June 19: Final Appeal Results Mailed

Please note: students currently placed in the Highly Capable program do not need to re-apply. For students entering middle school next year, information will be forthcoming regarding Pre-AP and Advanced Math opportunities after spring break.

Kindergarten Orientation May 16

Helen Baller Elementary wants to extend an invitation to our Kindergarten Orientation. This is for incoming students that will be five years of age on or before August 31, 2012. If your student is going to be a kindergartener in the 2012/13 school year please join us on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 9:30 AM-11:00 AM. Parents will meet in our library and have the chance to hear from our kindergarten teachers, school nursing staff, central registrar, Mr. Parman-our principal, and more!

During the parent presentation your future kindergartener will go to our current kindergarten rooms and “shadow” a current kindergartener and participate in a class activity. They will even get to ride on a real school bus; the highlight of most children’s first school experience!

If you have any questions regarding which school boundary you reside in, feel free to call the Transportation Office at 833-5585 or the Helen Baller office at 833-5720. This is a wonderful time for our incoming kindergarteners to visit Helen Baller in anticipation of their first day of school. If you have any friends or neighbors who have kindergarten age children, please share this information with them! So, plan to join us for orientation on May 16, 2012. Hope to see you there!