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We Love Our Volunteers

The Kelso Public School District is pleased to welcome you as a volunteer. We hope that your experience in our schools will be satisfying and rewarding. The District recognizes that volunteering is often a demanding job. Please be assured that your services are recognized as essential to the ongoing educational program of Kelso Schools.

Currently, the District serves nearly 5,000 students in kindergarten through Grade 12. We have seven elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and one small alternative high school. Our students benefit from a dynamic curriculum that emphasizes basic skills, high standards and continued learning improvement.

It is the policy of the Kelso School District board of directors to encourage and support family involvement in education at home, in our schools and communities, and in school governance. The board recognizes the diversity of family structures, circumstances, and cultural backgrounds and respects families as important decision makers for their children’s education. The board is committed to the creation and implementation of culturally inclusive and effective school-family partnerships throughout the school district and in each school, and believes these partnerships to be critical to the success of every student.

The District’s family involvement efforts will have six overarching goals. These include, but are not limited to, the following research-based National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement in schools:

  • Communicating: Effective two-way communication between all parents and schools regarding district policies and procedures, local school operating procedures, and an individual child’s progress.
  • Parenting: Information and programs for parents on how to establish a home environment to support learning.
  • Student Learning: Information and programs for parents about how they can assist their own children to learn and meet the student’s short-term and long-term educational goals.
  • Volunteering: Activities to encourage a variety of parental volunteer opportunities in schools both in the classroom and in other areas of the school including attendance at local school programs and events.
  • School Decision-Making and Advocacy: Assistance to develop parental involvement in educational advocacy, including school district task forces and site-based advisory committees.
  • Collaborating with Community: Identification and utilization of community resources to strengthen school and family partnerships and student learning.
Apply to be a volunteer today!
All volunteers need to complete the appropriate paperwork available in the office of each school building. Please check with the offices of the individual schools for volunteering opportunities.

Information about volunteer conduct, the volunteer clearance process, and how to be successful as a volunteer can be found in the Volunteer Packet.
Parent Organizations

For more information about parent organizations, check out the following pages:

Barnes Elementary: 
Barnes Bears
Beacon Hill Elementary: Beacon Hill Boosters
Carrolls Elementary: Carrolls PTO
Catlin Elementary: Catlin PTO
Rose Valley Elementary: Rose Valley PTO
Huntington Middle School: Husky Helpers
Kelso High School: KHS Parent Booster Club

Contact Us



Kelso School District • 601 Crawford Street • Kelso, WA 98626 • Phone: (360) 501-1900

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Kelso School District #458 complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Tim Peterson, Director of Human Resources, the school district's Title VII Officer and ADA Coordinator. People of disability may request reasonable accommodation in the hiring process by contacting, Tim Peterson, Director of Human Resources, 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626 or (360) 501-1924.

Inquiries regarding compliance procedures regarding students may be directed to Don Iverson, Director of Student Services, the school district’s Title IX Coordinator or Denise Freund, Director of Special Programs, the school district’s Section 504 Coordinator, 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626 (360) 501-1900.



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Kelso School District • 601 Crawford Street • Kelso, WA 98626 • Phone: (360) 501-1900