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SW Washington Job Fair features numerous school districts seeking candidates for variety of positions - 03/14/17

Those interested in starting or growing a career in education are encouraged to attend the Southwest Washington Education Job Fair March 20, 2017 at Educational Service District 112, 2500 NE 65th Ave., Vancouver. The fair is open from 3:00-6:30 p.m. Career fair attendees will have the chance to visit face-to-face with school district recruiters from nine school districts as well as ESD 112 and Children Northwest.

Positions they will be seeking to fill for the 2017-18 school year include teachers and substitute teachers, paraeducators, bus drivers, food service workers, school nurses, special education professionals, occupational therapists, speech & language pathologists and more.

Participating districts include:
* BATTLE GROUND PUBLIC SCHOOLS
* CASTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT
* CHILDREN NORTHWEST
* EDUCATIONAL SERVICE DISTRICT 112
* EVERGREEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
* KELSO SCHOOL DISTRICT
* LA CENTER SCHOOL DISTRICT
* LONGVIEW PUBLIC SCHOOLS
* NASELLE-GRAYS RIVER VALLEY SCHOOLS
* RIDGEFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT
* VANCOUVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

This is a chance for job-seekers to ask questions and collect specific information about individual districts, their programs and communities and provides an easy opportunity to begin the application process. Certification services and fingerprinting also available on-site!

For more information, call the ESD 112 Human Resources team at (360) 750-7503

Attached Media Files: Job Fair Flyer
ESD 112 receives $1.6 million grant to serve local families in center-based Early Head Start program - 03/13/17

Educational Service District 112 has been notified that it is the recipient of a $1.6 million federal grant to fund child care center-based Early Head Start (EHS) services for families in the Vancouver, Evergreen, Ridgefield and Kalama school districts.

In partnership with the four school districts, the "Early Head Start Child Care Partnership" grant is funded by the Administration for Children and Families. It provides a total of 84 new slots designed to expand high quality early learning in Southwest Washington. 48 new slots at Vancouver Public Schools will enhance services at existing centers and serve 24 infants/toddlers through the district's teen parent program at Hudson Bay High School. Evergreen will receive 12 slots at the Park Crest Early Learning Center; Ridgefield School District will receive 16 slots at South Ridge Early Learning Center and Kalama School District in Cowlitz County was awarded eight slots to develop a new program. Districts will help with outreach and recruitment to identify eligible families and help meet enrollment numbers in all locations. An additional allotment will pay for staff training and program development.

According to Jodi Wall, ESD 112 Executive Director for Early Care and Education, those involved in the grant partnership are deeply committed to ensuring high quality early learning experiences and family access to support programs. "This provides a tremendous opportunity and we are so excited to work with our partners to bring these valuable supports and resources to our most vulnerable families," said Wall. ESD 112's EHS program already provides home-based services to 60 families. The center-based approach is designed to support working parents with the goal that all enrolled children will be eligible for child care subsidies.

Both Clark County school districts and the Kalama School District in neighboring Cowlitz County are showing increasing rates of poverty and drastically increased involvement with child welfare, teen parenting, and opioid use (up 246% in Clark County and 113% in Cowlitz County since 2002). At the same time, the cost of family child care has risen 10% between 2014 and 2015. "While there is much more work to do to help families in poverty, these new services will help expand our reach to meet an urgent community need," said Wall.

These new center-based services will become part of the ESD 112's network of early learning services, including EHS home-based services, licensed child care at 29 centers, and the ECEAP preschool program, which serves over 400 3-5 year olds.

Connecting STEM Professionals With Students, nConnect Seeks Volunteers - 03/13/17

The Southwest Washington STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Network is powered by nConnect, which recruits and mobilizes STEM professionals as classroom volunteers. These nConnect volunteers help students connect classroom learning with real world experiences. Their term of service can be one afternoon or a school-year mentorship. Right now, the program is recruiting as many as 75 people to visit classrooms, speak on panels or participate in mock interviews in Vancouver and Evergreen Public Schools.

"The greatest thing about this program is that it not only exposes students to actual jobs and employers in our community," said nConnect Program Coordinator Matthew Goosen, "but it also teaches them important life skills such as professional communication while allowing them to understand how the knowledge and skills they are gaining in school are used after graduation."

In particular, Goosen is seeking professionals in the environmental science, architecture and urban planning, and materials science/manufacturing industries. He's also looking for volunteers with any background interested in helping students in mock job interview and resume review sessions.

"I always get something out of it because I feel like it's really impacting a young life," says John LeMarte of Columbia Machine, Inc. who participated in mock interviews at Fort Vancouver High School last year. "I think about my days in high school and how I always wished that we had professionals from the community to share some of their experiences; I think that's invaluable for young people."

Those interested in volunteering for nConnect can email or call Goosen at matthew.goosen@esd112.org or 360.952.3609.

High school art show celebrates exceptional student artwork - 03/06/17

Student artists from throughout Southwest Washington will be recognized for their outstanding
artwork at the 2017 Southwest Washington Regional High School Art Show, hosted by
Educational Service District 112.

Now it its 44th year, the art show is one of the few opportunities for area art students to
receive recognition and exposure for their work. The art show received 278 entries this year
from high school students from throughout the six-county region of Southwest Washington.

The artwork is on display through April 7 at ESD 112, 2500 NE 65th Avenue in Vancouver.
The opening reception and ceremony presentation will take place Tuesday, March 14, 5-7 p.m.,
at ESD 112. The Gallery will open at 5 p.m. and the awards program begins at 6 p.m.

Twenty pieces will receive Regional Awards and will compete against entries from around
Washington state in the Annual State Superintendent of Public Instruction Art Show in Olympia
in April.

Several student artists received scholarship awards from Central Washington University and the
Oregon College of Art and Craft.

The following student artists received awards:

Regional Awards --

Regional Winners were selected based on a score considering four categories (originality,
composition, emotion and technique) awarded by the judges participating this year.

* Zoie Bryant, Hockinson High School, Hockinson School District, "B"
* Juana Ladunskiy, Hockinson High School, Hockinson School District, "Best Friend Love"
* Ivan Fedorov, Heritage High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Desk of a Craftsman"
* Nina Englund, Union High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Dragon/Saxophone
Transformation Drawing"
* Kaylee Lauber, Mountain View High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Bird House"
* Anna Mironyuk, Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield School District, "Kitty and Eye"
* Natasha Stout, Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield School District, "Criminal"
* Jacquelyn Stapper, Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield School District, "From the Forest"
* Lydia Hicks, Evergreen High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "This Garden Sucks"
* Keeton McMahon, Union High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Imagination"
* Cheyenne Sarmiento, Mark Morris High School, Longview Public Schools, "Aware"
* Gillian Kandoll, Battle Ground High School, Battle Ground Public Schools, "Red Oni"
* Isaac Davisson, Battle Ground High School, Battle Ground Public Schools, "Into the Void"
* Dixie Anderson, Battle Ground High School, Battle Ground Public Schools, "Weaved Pot"
* Kylie Smithline, Battle Ground High School, Battle Ground Public Schools, "Untitled 1"
* Lilian Niles, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Red Riding Hood's Revenge"
* Keaton Bruce, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "In These Reflections"
* Keaton Bruce, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "I Think I'm Thinking"
* Hailee Parman, Camas High School, Camas School District, "Looking in the Mirror"
* Hannah Brown, Henrietta Lacks High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "In Flux"

ESD 112 Awards --

* Corey Brooks, Hockinson High School, Hockinson School District, "Draco"
* Nina Englund, Union High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Trust Actions Not Words"
* Nina Englund, Union High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Mind Full of Unsaid Thoughts"
* Laney Wilks, Mountain View High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Pacifying Bedlam"
* Estrella Cisneros, Woodland High School, Woodland Public Schools, "Foreshortened Me"
* Joelle Griffin, Hudson's Bay High School, Vancouver Public Schools, "Family"
* Rangel Jhony, Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield School District, "Grave"
* Johnny Peterman, Heritage High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Glory Before the Storm"
* Shelby Chae, Heritage High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Against the Flow"
* Matthew Harmon, Battle Ground High School, Battle Ground Public Schools, "Face Mug"
* Kyle Smithline, Battle Ground High School, Battle Ground Public Schools, "Untitled 2"
* Keaton Bruce, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "About Past or Future"
* Ryan Bittner, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Vancouver Public Schools, "Future
City"
* Devon MacGregor, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Vancouver Public Schools,
"Nostalgia"
* Amelia Clairmont, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Vancouver Public Schools,
"Fever Dream"
* Timothy Mood, Union High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Untitled"
* Nicole Siff, Camas High School, Camas School District, "Self Portrait"
* Isa Hernandez, Henrietta Lacks High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Broken Record"
* Carson Carruthers, Henrietta Lacks High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Two Faced"
ESD 112 Merry Cammack Staff Choice Award --
* Kirstin Mury, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Mayfair"
ESD 112 Small School Award --
* Jeremiah King, Trout Lake High School, Trout Lake School District, "Untitled"

Honorable Mention Awards --

* Kyle Brabec, Hockinson High School, Hockinson School District, "Chinese River Garden"
* Raudel Elizalde-Avila, Heritage High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Remixed Shape"
* Veronica Flores, Mountain View High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Cover the River"
* Isaiah Johnson, Mountain View High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Funky Gear Box"
* Katie Boardman and Elly Pfenning , Mountain View High School, Evergreen Public Schools,
"Twin Skulls"
* Liam McAllister, Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield School District, "Arachnophobia"
* Justin Ongley, Union High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Forest Line"
* Madison Larson, R.A. Long High School, Longview Public Schools, "Hello World"
* Peter Nava, Mark Morris High School, Longview Public Schools, "Taken With the Tide"
* Lena Carleton, R.A. Long High School, Longview Public Schools, "Aquatic Dragon"
* Zackery Hegwine, Mark Morris High School, Longview Public Schools, "Old One-Eye"
* Katilyn Bourland, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Backwoods Shack"
* Lilian Niles, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Suck It Up Buttercup"
* Brande Mann, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Family History"
* Lilian Niles, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Two Confused"
* Alexus Pucci, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Paper Dolls"
* Seth Bradshaw, Camas High School, Camas School District, "The Mayan"
* Maya Sevy, Evergreen High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Focus"

Central Washington University Scholarship Awards --

* Zoie Bryant, Hockinson High School, Hockinson School District, "B"
* Ben Tilkin, Hockinson High School, Hockinson School District, "Tilk"
* Anna Mironyuk, Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield School District, "Kitty and Eye"
* Lilian Niles, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Red Riding Hood's Revenge"
* Keaton Bruce, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "I Think I'm Thinking"
* Nicole Siff, Camas High School, Camas School District, "Self Portrait"
* Carson Carruthers, Henrietta Lacks High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Two Faced"

Oregon College of Art and Craft Scholarship Awards --

* Allison Wilks, Mountain View High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Pacifying Bedlam"
* Jacquelyn Stapper, Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield School District, "From the Forest"
* Keeton McMahon, Union High School, Evergreen Public Schools, "Imagination"
* Lilian Niles, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Red Riding Hood's Revenge"
* Kirstin Mury, Kelso High School, Kelso School District, "Mayfair"

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Attached Media Files: Posters.pdf