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About Our School
John Gummel

2018 Washington High School
Principal of the Year 

School Report Card


You can now pay your school fees online by clicking on the image below.

For records request, please fax 360-501-1422 

or use our online form.

Hilander Happenings

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Sign up for KHS alerts and announcements using the KHS Remind account. Alerts will be sent as text messages to your cell phone.

For students
Text to:  81010 
Text:  @8kcbe   

For parents 
Text to:  81010
Text:  @mrgumme

Upcoming Events

Click here to see the Career Center Page which is full of events for career and college preparation.

Check our school events calendar for all events.

Kelso is an AVID School.
Click here to learn more.

Stay Informed


Check out our Daily Bulletin for the latest information and announcements. If you need something announced, fill out this Online Intercom Announcement Form. 

Read our January Newsletter for all of our llatest information.

Find the latest Kelso High Lunch menu on the Food Services page if you want to know "What's for Lunch?"

For a full listing of events at Kelso High School, go to our Facilities Use Calendar and select "Kelso High School" in the locations drop-down menu.

For information regarding upcoming KHS Theatre productions, check out their website 


Check out our Sports Schedules at the GSHL Website. Click here for instructions on how you can sign up to receive schedule updates.

 Thank you to INVESTED for investing in our students. To learn more about their programs and how you can help, go to www.invested.org

Kelso High School
1904 Allen St • Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: (360) 501-1800 Fax: (360) 501-1843
Attendance Office: (360) 501-1854
For Records Request, please fax 360-501-1422

School Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Directions to Kelso High School

If you have difficulty accessing content on this site, please contact khs.webmaster@kelsosd.org or call (360) 501-1925.

KHS Announcements

Spring Testing: May 8th, 15th, 17th, 22nd &24th

We will be administering state tests in May. Not all students will be testing. Students who will be testing will receive a letter prior to the testing date. Click here for more information.

Students who are testing: Should attend school as usual on testing dates. AM bus runs will be on their normal schedule.

Students who are not testing: May arrive at 11:00 for classes but must find own transportation as buses will be on a normal schedule. There will be non-testing activities for those students who need to ride the bus.

Testing Schedule
May 8th –  WCAS – ALL Juniors are required to participate.
May 15th – Math SBA- ALL Sophomores, except those who tested in trimester 2. Math EOC – ALL Seniors who have not met the math standard graduation requirement.
May 17th – Math SBA – ALL Juniors who have not taken or met the math standard graduation requirement.
May 22nd – ELA SBA Part I – ALL Sophomores (except those who took the assessment in trimester 2), Juniors and Seniors who have not met the ELA standard for graduation.
May 24th – ELA SBA Part II – ALL Sophomores (except those who took the assessment in trimester 2), Juniors and Seniors who have not met the ELA standard for graduation.

We will be using the following schedule during testing dates. 

May 8th – Periods 3-2-1
May 15th -  Periods 3-4-5
May 17th – Periods 3-2-1
May 22nd – Periods 3-4-5
May 24th – Periods 3-2-1


Computer Programmer Volunteers Wanted

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 brenda.sargent@kelsosd.org 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 https://www.tealsk12.org/volunteers/.


Important Dates for Seniors


May 24  Audition for Graduation Speakers
May 30  Senior Reception
May 31  National Honor Society Cords Inductee Ceremony
June 5   Last Senior Final Exams
June 6   All Senior Grades Submitted
Senior Last Day of School
Final Day to be Included to Walk at Graduation 
Scholarship Night
June 7   Department Awards
Baccalaureate Practice
Alternative Schools Graduation
June 8   Graduation Practice                                                   
Graduation Parade/ Senior Lunch                                                                  
June 9   Graduation Ceremony for Class of 2018


Our Award Winning Principal

Congratulations to Mr. Gummel, who recently was named Washington’s High School Principal of the Year. Listen to his inspiring recent podcast on TDN.com to hear his discussion with TDN reporter Jaime Archer.


Changes to Senior Project Requirements

In order to earn a diploma and participate in graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2018 and beyond, students MUST fulfill all coursework and complete a community service project. Kelso High will no longer require a FORMAL presentation component of the Senior Project.

For more information on the changes to the Senior Project, please read Principal Gummel's letter to senior class parents.


January Newsletter

Read our January Newsletter for all of our latest information.



17-18 Student Calendar

Career Center and Counseling Family Nights

Parents of Juniors and Seniors don't miss out on our Family Information Nights. Our Career Center staff and Counselors will help you navigate the post high school opportunities. For more information, check out the calendar of events on the Career Center Page..


School Supply List

Here is the School Supply List.

KHS Theater Rehearsal
Start Date/Time: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1:00 PM
End Date/Time: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Low Priority Low Priority


Owned by Melissa Nelson On Friday, February 3, 2017


Bell Schedules


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.