Call for Entries: Student Film Festival
Yeah, having your schoolwork posted on the fridge at home is cool. But having a video you made posted on the Camas School District website and screened at the Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas? We think that’s pretty cool, too. That’s why we’re excited to announce the fourth annual Camas School District Student Film Festival: a video contest created just for our K-12 students, and whose finalists will have their short films shown at the Liberty Theatre. Finalist videos may also be featured on the District website, YouTube channel, and social media pages.
The theme for this year’s festival is “Carpe Diem, Seize the Day,” and the deadline for entries is April 30. Click here to enter the film festival here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSeMozZ7VWVVbM5pnT…/viewform
This is a great opportunity for students to share their voice through filmmaking!
Winners will have their films screened at the Liberty Theatre of Camas-Washougal on Thursday, May 10, at 6 PM.
– The film can be no longer than 6 minutes in length.
– It should be something you’d be comfortable showing your parents (PG-13 Max for students 13 and older; screening at the Liberty Theatre will be K12 appropriate, so some editing of films may be required).
– The film shouldn’t include copyrighted materials (e.g. licensed music, or images).
– In order to enter, you must be a student in the Camas School District.
There will be a winner each category for three different grade levels: k-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
If you have any questions, you can contact Ty Gouveia, who is running the festival as his senior project, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Doreen McKercher at email@example.com
*Invitation to Participate: Safety Listening Posts*
Recently there have been events which have brought school safety to the forefront of our minds and into many conversations with families and staff members. Working to improve our processes and systems* related to the safety is a comprehensive, ongoing commitment.
To that end, we’re inviting you to participate in a process our Citizens Advisory Committee is facilitating. If you are able, please join us for one of two scheduled listening posts to provide feedback about school safety. We will also be asking our students and staff for the feedback. We are hoping to understand better our community concerns and also ideas for improvement. If you are unable to attend, but would like to provide feedback, you can do so through our feedback form.
> Listening Post #1 on March 20 (6:00-7:30 p.m. at Liberty Middle School)
> Listening Post #2 on March 27 (6:00-7:30 p.m. at Skyridge Middle School)
> Online Parent Feedback Form (open through March 29): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftqINyn6xzZiOMOviG7HztvgNlqfqJ8McjhjNqqgbl_LdJvQ/viewform
In the coming weeks and months, our Citizens Advisory Committee will be combing through our collected data, researching solutions, engaging law enforcement and safety professionals, and, ultimately, making recommendations to our School Board.
An effective safety program is reliant upon participation from our entire community. Thank you so much for joining us on our journey.
*For more on our processes and systems, see http://www.camas.wednet.edu/about-csd/csd-at-a-glance/student-staff-safety/
It’s time for the annual National School Bus Safety Poster Contest! The 2018 theme is “My School Bus, The Safest Form of Student Transportation!” In previous years, one of our students won at State and moved on to compete at the national level for designing a winning poster.
Although there are specific district and state deadlines, the national poster contest deadline is October 1, 2018. Here are a few important notes for your poster entry:
> The mail courier will pick up posters from each school’s office on the morning of May 4.
> Secure your entry form to the back of the poster.
> Submit your poster flat, not folded.
There are 4 contest divisions: Division #1 – Grades K-2; Division #2 – Grades 3-5; Division #3 – Grade 6-8; and Division #4 – Special Education (K-12).
Winning posters at the district level will advance to the regional competition. The regional division winners will receive $50 and advance to compete at state. The state division winners will receive $50 and will be entered into the national competition for an opportunity to win $50 – $500 and have their poster represent 2019 National School Bus Safety Week.
We are looking forward to seeing all of our students’ wonderful and creative posters! *Artwork that does not meet guidelines will be disqualified; please take note and follow all rules.*
See full details and the entry form here: http://www.camas.wednet.edu/Camas2016/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/SchoolBusSafety_2018PosterRules.pdf
Did you know that Hayes Freedom High School is an innovative school of choice for ninth-twelfth grade students?
Hayes Freedom High School was founded on the principle that not all students thrive in a large, comprehensive high school environment. If your student may benefit from any of the following hallmarks of HFHS, she or he might want to get to know us!
Hayes Freedom High School offers:
- Small class sizes; usually about 20 students per class.
- Longer, intensely focused classes; students take three 1:40 core classes with a 30 minute advisory each day. This allows students more time with teachers, time to work on projects in class, and a deeper understanding of material.
- Intentional, project-based learning; Hayes students are encouraged by teachers to approach assignments and projects in creative ways focusing on the learning styles of individual students.
- Strong relationships; with only a maximum of 200 students and eight teachers, students will have the same teachers for several subjects over time. This cultivates a tight-knit community where students know teachers and teachers know students. Attending Hayes is like joining a family “where everybody knows your name.”
Students and parents are invited to come to Hayes Freedom High School to find out about our program on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:30pm. Please call Kristi Thomas at 360-833-5600 if you have any questions.