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Clark County Skills Center unveils new Salon (Photo) - 09/19/14
The new Clark County Skills Center Cosmetology Salon will be open for business starting Monday, September 22nd from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The Cosmetology program and Salon recently moved from an off-campus location on Fourth Plain, to the Skills Center campus, 12200 NE 28th Street, as its new building was completed this fall.

The Salon provides a work-experience site for area high school students enrolled in the Skills Center's Cosmetology program who are on track to obtain a Washington state beauty operator's license. Services are offered to the public at very reasonable prices, ranging from basic haircuts ($5.50) to hair color services ($15-$50+) to manicures ($6-$7) and pedicures ($10-$11), as well as special occasion packages ($18.50-$31). All services are performed by students under their instructor's supervision.

The new Salon offers a spa-like experience with new, state-of-the art equipment. Regular hours of operation are Mondays through Thursdays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM. To make an appointment, call 360-604-1080. Walk-ins are welcome during Salon hours. The Salon does follow the Evergreen School District calendar so hours are subject to change.

The Clark County Skills Center began in 1983 as a cooperative educational venture between eight Southwest Washington School Districts. The vision of those districts was to create a school, in partnership with business, "to prepare students for the work force" by offering students the opportunity to be trained in technical career areas too expensive for a single district to fund. Today, there are over 1,000 students enrolled in 16 programs of study.
Attached Media Files: 2014-09/22/78008/CCSC_Salon.jpg
Evergreen Public Schools to welcome nearly 27,000 students to school on September 3 - 08/29/14
Vancouver, WA: When students start the 2014-15 school year at Evergreen Public Schools on Wednesday, September 3, they will see plenty of new additions including:

* A new Crestline Elementary School, rebuilt from the ground up after a February 2013 fire;
* Four new Family and Community Resource Centers at Burton, Crestline, Marrion and Orchards Elementary Schools, joining the one year old center at Silver Star;
* Expanded Pre-Kindergarten to 5th grade programs at Crestline, Hearthwood and Orchards Elementary Schools; and
* Two new buildings at the Clark County Skills Center for the Aviation, Homeland Security and Cosmetology programs.

In addition, many schools have received lighting and heating/cooling upgrades and retrofits for increased energy efficiency; and several schools have had substantial improvements in play and sports fields.

Staff also spent the summer in various professional development endeavors including preparing new courses that include the first-ever Epidemiology program at HeLa Health and Bioscience High School (which will also have three grade levels this year freshman-junior); preparing proposals for a 1:1 student/device pilot program; and ramping up for the new computerized state-mandated Smarter Balanced tests.

The Transportation Department has spent the summer doing routine maintenance on the entire bus fleet, which passed, with 100 percent, Washington State Patrol safety inspections. School lunch prices remain the same, with increased healthy choices in lunch offerings as well as in the high school student stores. Lunch menus are posted on the district web site (www.evergreenps.org) and on the school web sites.

Established in 1945, Evergreen Public Schools (Evergreen School District 114) is the fourth largest school district in the state of Washington. The district is home to 37 schools, serving the educational needs of nearly 27,000 students. With 3,200 employees, Evergreen Public Schools is the third largest employer in Southwest Washington.
Crestline Elementary ribbon-cutting on August 27; Governor Jay Inslee to speak - 08/22/14
Vancouver, WA: Evergreen Public Schools will hold the official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly rebuilt Crestline Elementary at 11:00 on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Governor Jay Inslee and City of Vancouver Mayor Timothy Leavitt will join Evergreen School Board members, staff, students and community members in opening the school at 13003 SE 7th Street in Vancouver.

The original elementary, opened in 1973, burned to the ground in February of 2013. Students were moved to five different elementary schools in Evergreen to finish the 2012-13 school year. Donations poured in from around the country to help get students and staff needed supplies. Shortly after that event, Governor Jay Inslee visited the site and talked with students, staff and community members.

In the fall of 2013, students and staff reunited at the former Hewlett-Packard site, owned by SEH American, for the 2013-14 school year.

Meanwhile, Evergreen district officials, with the help of other agencies, were able to fast-track the rebuilding of a new, larger, modern school on the original site, shaving 7 months off the "normal" school construction process. This was accomplished through streamlined permitting, using a similar design to other schools recently opened in the district, and a condensed bidding process to obtain a contractor familiar with school buildings. The school will be ready to go on the first day of school, September 3.

The school reopens with nearly 20,000 more square feet than the original building, incorporating classrooms previously housed in portables, providing additional space for Early Childhood classrooms for at-risk pre-Kindergarten students, and a Community and Family Resource Center.

Community members are invited to attend the ribbon-cutting and dedication, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on August 27. Tours will be given immediately after the ceremony.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Please arrive by 10:45 a.m. Media parking and access to the gym/commons areas will be on the west side of the building (adjacent to the gym). Both the parking area, as well as space inside the gym/commons area, will be marked off for Media only.