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KHS Unified Basketball Team
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Butler Acres Honors Veterans
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JV Cheerleaders Show Spirit
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Coweeman Ribbon Cutting
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Hilander Band
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Catlin: A School of Distinction
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Carrolls' Winter Program
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    Board Approves 2015-2016 Academic Calendar

    The KSD Board of Directors approved the 2015-2016 calendar for both Wallace and the rest of the district on February 9, 2015. In the district's efforts to keep the public informed of important decisions, listed below are some key dates to aid families as they make travel and other arrangements ahead of time. If you have any questions please contact Beth Grambo in the Superintendent's office at 360-501-1927.


    Student Led Conferences :: March 30, 31 and April 1, 2

    Kelso Middle and High School student led conferences will take place on March 30, 31 and April 1, 2. Both middle schools will release at 1pm each day.


    Highly Capable Parent Night on February 26th 

    Kelso's Highly Capable program is hosting a FREE parent information and support night focusing on SENG (social emotional needs of the gifted), presented by Northwest Gifted Child Association's board member, David Berg. This is an opportunity for networking, gathering resources and increasing knowledge/awareness. CLICK HERE AND REGISTER TODAY!

    DATE: Thursday, February 26, 2015
    TIME: 6:00-7:30pm
    LOCATION: Kelso High School
    QUESTIONS: J'aime Graff (grades 6-12) 501-1940 or Misa Reardon (grades K-5) 501-1949


    Now is the time to apply for a Boundary Exception (Choice) for the 2015-2016 School Year

    March is the month to apply for your child to attend a school other than your neighborhood school. If you want to guarantee consideration before the start of the 2015-2016 school year you must have your application returned to the Student Services Office at Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626 by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

    Please click HERE for more information on the process.
    Please click HERE for an electronic copy of the In-District Boundary Exception Form. For an Out-of-District Boundary Exception Form please call 501-1905 to request a copy.


    Thank You Kelso Schools Foundation!

    Fifth grade students and Music Department of the Kelso School District would like to thank the Kelso Public Schools Foundation for their generous grant which allowed students to attend the SW WA Children’s Symphony Concert in October. Additional generous contributions from our Foundation include:
    Spring 2014 Grants totaling $6,839
    Fall 2014 Grants totaling $7,025
    Scholarships totaling $82,500
    National History Day Contest - $1,100
    SW WA Children’s Symphony Concert - $1,300
    Without the Foundation’s overwhelming generosity most, if not all, of the activities their grants funded would not have been possible.


    Calling all Best Works!

    All Kelso High School students are required to turn in one Best Works per year. A BW is selected by the individual student and must be school related: an academic achievement, a sports achievement, or a club achievement all are acceptable options.  Once selected, BW are saved into student e-portfolio accounts and later presented as part of their senior presentation. Have you turned in a BEST WORK yet? The BW process is a component of the High School and Beyond Plan which is a Graduation Requirement. Don’t procrastinate turn in a Best Work today!!!

    Congratulations Catlin! 2014 School of Distinction

    Catlin Elementary was recently notified that they are the recipient of a 2014 School of Distinction award. The school won this prestigious recognition for being one of the 5% highest improving schools in the State of Washington for increased Reading and Math achievment over the past 5 years.
    School of Distinction awards are given by The Center for Educational Effectiveness. Recipients will be honored at an Awards Ceremony on November 5.

    Take A Common Core Math Quiz!

    As the CCSS are being implemented in most states and the District, new aligned tests are being designed for students to start taking next year. Right now millions of students are taking field tests on these exams, and by many accounts, the questions are a lot more difficult than those on previous standardized tests. How much more difficult? Try and take this quick Math Quiz and find out.


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The mission of Kelso Public Schools is to prepare every student for living, learning and achieving success as a citizen of our changing world.
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