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School Closed Wednesday, April 24

school closed April 24

The devastating loss of Deputy Justin DeRosier is sharply felt in the Kelso community. In honor of his service being held in Portland, Oregon, at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 24; Kelso schools will be closed that day to allow teachers, staff and students the opportunity to attend. The district administrative office will remain open.

The missed school day will be made up by every school in the district, with the exception of Wallace Elementary, on Friday, June 14; making that the last day of school for 2018-19.  Wallace Elementary will make up the day on Monday, June 3; keeping the last day of school for Wallace Friday, June 21.

Kelso High School parent/teacher conferences that were scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, will be rescheduled for Wednesday, May 8, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Conferences that are scheduled for Tuesday, April 23 will remain from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Early Dismissal for Parent/Teacher Conferences: April 23rd & May 8th*

We will be having our last round of Parent Teacher Conferences this month. Parents can choose between afternoon or evening sessions. School will be let out at 1:00 on both of these days.

April 23: 1:00 PM Dismissal
Conference 1:00-3:00 PM

May 8th*:  1:00 PM Dismissal
Conference 6:00-8:00 PM

*This date is a change from the original schedule.

Summer Job Opportunity for Seniors

Mount St. Helens Visitor Center
Are you a student or recent graduate? Do you like talking to people? Do you have a passion for the natural world? Do you enjoy working outside?
This is a great opportunity for those interested in learning about the field of interpretation through hands-on experience. This is your chance to explore the role of an Assistant Parks Interpreter while volunteering with Washington State Parks and the United States Forest Service at two busy visitor Centers situated at Mount St. Helens. If you dream of a career as an Educational Park Ranger or Naturalist, we want to hear from you!

• Position is part time, 24-32 hours/week. Must be available on weekends
-16-24 hours/week at the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center & 8 hours/week at the Johnston Ridge Observatory
• Internship starts in June, end date is flexible
• Shared-housing available. Course Credit can be earned
To apply please email a detailed resume and cover letter describing your interest in this internship opportunity  to no later than Saturday May 4th.

Mount St. Helens Visitor Center• 3029 Spirit Lake Highway, Castle Rock WA 98611• 360-274-0962

For more information, click here: internship

Parents of Seniors

Senior year is a busy time with lots of opportunities for your students to make the last month of their school year special. Please read our Senior Letter for more information.

Wanted: Computer Science Volunteers

Kelso High School is participating in a great program called TEALS that pairs computer science volunteers with teachers who are introducing computer science classes at the high school. We are looking for volunteers for next year’s classes. If you have a degree in computer science or experience in computer programming and can dedicate about 1-2 hours a week (you’ll be done by 9:00 AM) please contact for more information. We’d love to have you join our team as we prepare Kelso students for 21st century jobs. For more information, check out

2019-2020 Course Catalog Available

Check out our new 2019-2020 Course Catalog.  It’s never too early to start planning for the future.

Yearbook Information for Seniors

Seniors, check out the documents below for more information on senior pictures and ads for the yearbook.

School Picture Information
Senior Pictures
Senior Advertisements

Bell Schedule

18-19 Bell Schedule

Hilander Happenings

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Christine McDaniel
Office Hours: 7:00-3:45
ASB Office Hours: 7:30-1:15; 2:15-3:15
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