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Barnes & Carrolls Receive Washington Achievement Awards

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education have granted Barnes and Carrolls Elementary Schools each Washington Achievement Awards. The Washington Achievement Award is a part of the State Board’s accountability program adopted in 2009, established to celebrate the state’s top-performing schools and to recognize achievement in multiple categories.  The award is highly selective and based on a school’s performance according to the Washington Achievement Index. Download the full press release here.

Kelso Superintendent Search Timeline

The Kelso School District Board of Directors would like to thank the community and staff input regarding the hiring of a new superintendent to lead our district. 

For a complete timeline on the Superintendent Search Process for the Kelso School District please visit the Superintendent Search page here.

Assessment for High Capability

KSD is beginning the process of determining eligibility for the District's Highly Capable Program for the 2014/15 school year. Over the next few weeks, all 2nd grade students will be given the CogAT 7 Test to gauge initial eligibility to be served in the program. For additional information please click here.

Kelso/Longview Celebration of the Arts
Showcasing artwork by local secondary students 

Showcasing performances and demonstrations by foreign languages, music and drama departments. 

Opening Reception: Monday, April 21st, 6-8pm
Tuesday, April 22 & Wednesday, April 23, 8am-8pm
Thursday, April 24, 8am-2pm

Location:  Cowlitz County Expo Center, 1900 - 7th Ave, Longview

29th Annual POWWOW :: Saturday, May 17

Dancing, Drumming, Adult & Children's Raffles, Vendors
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Kelso High School
12:00 noon - 9:00pm; Grand Entries (1pm-6:30pm)

Child Screening :: April 16, 2014

Child screening will take place on April 24, at Catlin Elementary School for children 3-5 years old who reside in the Kelso School District and who have not yet entered Kindergarten.


For screening information please click here or call 360.501.1586 to make an appointment.



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Smarter Balanced Practice

Have you taken the Smarter Balanced Assessment Practice Test with your student yet? Here is the link:   Good Luck!
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Upcoming Events
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4/21/2014 6:00 PM 4/24/2014 2:00 PM
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5/17/2014 12:00 PM
5/19/2014 7:00 PM
6/2/2014 5:00 PM
6/5/2014 6:30 PM
6/9/2014 5:00 PM
6/11/2014 6:30 PM

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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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