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WeAreKelso – At Coweeman, AVID feels like family

The first AVID cohort at Coweeman Middle School started this year with 23 8th grade students. To be considered for the elective class, students had to fill out an application, write an essay, and participate in an interview. Although the class has been in session just under four months, counselor and AVID site coordinator [...]

2018-12-19T16:11:55+00:00December 19th, 2018|

WeAreKelso – HMS AVID team sees far-reaching benefits

The AVID team at Huntington Middle School meets a couple times a month to discuss ongoing goals, strategies they’ve used in the class, and get some additional professional development. The work they do both in and out of class for their AVID students has far-reaching benefits. “AVID has made a tremendous difference in how [...]

2018-12-19T16:08:06+00:00December 19th, 2018|

Public Hearing, Open Houses Invite Community Input

Kelso School District is holding a public hearing and two open houses to invite the community to share their thoughts on a proposed change in construction plans for replacing aging elementary schools. We are considering combining two of the three new elementary schools planned from the voter-approved bond in February into one larger school at [...]

2018-12-11T10:04:09+00:00December 11th, 2018|

We Are Kelso: Yearbook Class Turns Moments Into Memories

The KHS yearbook class is already hard at work capturing all the moments that make up a year of being a Hilander. The smaller-than-usual crew of 19 is out and about documenting everything from athletic games, spirit days, dances and assemblies to classroom work and more. With students from all four grades on the [...]

2018-12-19T16:14:52+00:00November 9th, 2018|

We Are Kelso: Career Center Staff At Work

With just five people, our Career Center staff have a big job to do. In both middle and high school, they facilitate career exploration, give skills and personality assessments, assist with course selection, and help with post-secondary planning. On any given day, you’ll find them helping a student (or an entire class) fill out [...]

2018-11-09T11:03:57+00:00November 9th, 2018|

A Number of Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Kelso School District

Greek philosopher and mathematician, Pythagoras, said, “Number rules the universe.” Numbers are, seemingly, at the heart of everything. We can’t be reached, or even identified, without them (think phone number, address, social security number). Numbers can also tell us stories to help us understand things in ways only numbers can do. With that in [...]

2018-11-09T10:28:19+00:00October 26th, 2018|

We Are Kelso: ASB Leads With Spirit

Elected by the student body last spring, the 23 students on the Kelso High School Associated Student Body (ASB) have big plans for uplifting and energizing the school’s atmosphere. In addition to working with all school clubs to support their activities, the leadership team will also be promoting better attendance through rewarding students each [...]

2018-10-25T11:28:10+00:00October 9th, 2018|

We Are Kelso: Food Service Team Serves Up Smiles

Every day, a crew of 43 ladies working in 10 schools serve up two full meals for the students in Kelso School District. Some of them arrive as early as 5:15 to prepare breakfast and get ready to greet “their kids,” as they affectionately refer to the students they serve. More than calories on [...]

2018-11-21T14:10:04+00:00October 9th, 2018|