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College offering brush up classes

Oct 08, 2015 8:00am

Classes at Grays Harbor College have started for the fall quarter and, although some classes are full, there still is an opportunity to enroll in classes to brush-up on math, reading and English...

Stadium support

Oct 08, 2015 8:00am

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Simpson School upgrades tech, strengthens strategy

Oct 01, 2015 8:00am

As we begin the 2015-16 school year at Simpson School, we always start by welcoming new faces.

New staff this year include sixth-grade teacher Leann Plato, fifth-grade teacher Candy Hollatz...

Writing competition opening for Washington students

Oct 01, 2015 8:00am

An annual national competition encouraging students to write about a favorite or influential book is underway, and Washington is again taking part.

The Letters About Literature contest...

(Corey Morris | The Vidette) Montesano High School junior and Associated Student Body business manager Carlee Cavanaugh (left) and ASB president Kasie Kloempken, a senior at MHS, both show off a pair of dresses that had been available during the MHS Dress Drive at the school’s gym on Saturday, Sept. 12. The Dress Drive offered second-hand dresses for rent, sale, or free just in time for homecoming (Oct. 10).

MHS Dress Drive has students donning the best for homecoming

Updated: Sep 17, 2015 8:35am

In real life, the pumpkin won’t turn into a carriage, the mice won’t become stylish horses and no wand can be waved to make the torn rags a sparkling blue fashionable number.

But luckily,...

(Photo by Randy Beerbower) Elma all school reunion planners, from left: Lou Roberson, Marcia Lambert, Marcella Rattie, Terry Combes, Kathy Elofson, Donna Clark; front, Cliff Roberson, Doris Eaton, Avis Sund, Karen Beerbower and Nadeen Martin.

Guest opinion: Elma all school reunion well attended

Sep 10, 2015 8:00am

I had been planning to do an all school reunion for five years.

I talked to Marcella Rattie about it and she invited me to talk with the Elma alumni group the next time they gathered for...

Montesano schools report mostly favorable assessment results

Sep 03, 2015 8:00am

The Montesano School Board reviewed the results of the Common Core state standard’s Smarter Balanced Assessments, which were taken by students in the Montesano School District in 2015.


Elma School Board approves stadium maintenance fund

Sep 03, 2015 8:00am

The Elma School Board unanimously voted in favor of a motion to assign revenue generated by leasing a small parcel of land to Verizon Wireless to a “stadium maintenance fund,” on Aug. 27.


Elma Academic Booster Club seeks new leadership

Sep 03, 2015 8:00am

The Elma Academic Booster Club (Elma ABC) is reorganizing and looking for motivated individuals for its Board of Directors and general membership.

Organizers tout the club as an opportunity...

Montesano students Macey Wecker, Ashley Laney and Samantha Stanfield recently earned awards at the Family Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference, July 3-9, in Washington D.C.

Local students earn awards at leadership conference in D.C.

Sep 03, 2015 8:00am

Three students from Montesano High School participated in the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference, July 3-9, in Washington D.C.


Summer’s just about over for kids, school resuming

Aug 27, 2015 8:00am

Focus is shifting from sunshine and beaches to football and school supplies in East County this week.

All Montesano and Elma schools are scheduled to start their fall programs on Wednesday,...

(Mark Neary)  McKenzie Neary is sworn in as a student representative by Elma School Board member Teresa Boling at a school board meeting on Aug. 12 at the school district office.

Williams, Neary provide student voice for Elma School Board

Aug 27, 2015 8:00am

The Elma School District values its students’ voice in the decision making processes, as evidenced through its school board’s student representative program, and for the past year, Emma Williams...