PORTLAND, Ore., August 30, 2022 -- Back-to-school season means a new class of fourth graders will soon be eligible to enroll in Every Kid Outdoors, a federal program which provides up to a year of free access to National Forests, National Parks, and other public lands for fourth-grade students and their families.
Beginning Sept. 1, fourth graders, parents, and educators can visit the Every Kid Outdoors website at www.everykidoutdoors.gov and learn more about how to obtain free entry to all federal lands, for fourth graders and their accompanying family members.
Students can obtain passes individually by completing a brief online activity. Educators who work with fourth graders can visit the site to download an educational activity guide, after which they'll be able to obtain vouchers for their students. Once printed, students and their families can also redeem the paper voucher for a durable, plastic pass at any Forest Service office where passes are sold. Passes and vouchers are valid for the entire school year, through Aug. 31, 2023.
Winlock High School hired a new shop/agriculture teacher and his name is Matt Montoya. Montoya has taught at other schools and he is still learning the ropes in Winlock. He will be the teacher who helps your child learn a trade and trades are just as important as college degrees. It's those trades that keep America going, from plumbers to welders and so much more.
A Toledo educator, Jim Echtle, won the Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction Award. This award is given by The National Society of High School Scholars.
He was nominated by a student and received the news that he was recently selected to win the award. Jim Echtle is the teacher and sitting with him a few minutes, it is easy to see why. This is not the first time he has won the award, he won it 10 years ago as well.
Young but talented Raymond continued its fine play in volleyball under first-year head coach Julie Jewell with two wins to stay undefeated at 6-0, and in winning its own eight-team tournament Saturday at Seagull gym.
In their own invitational, the Lady Seagulls were perfect in pool play with a 7-0 record, defeating fourth-seeded North Beach in the semifinals, 25-20, 25-16 ,and then took down second-seeded Ocosta in the championship match 27-25 and 26-21.
"In the championship game, the serving of Caton Swogger (4 aces), Presley McVey, Ava Baugher, and Andrea Delgado were key to keeping momentum on our side," Coach Staats told the Herald. "Kassie Koski (5 kills) and Karsyn Freeman (10 kills) were offensive standouts. Defensive standouts were Jolie Dunn (11 digs) and Kyndal Koski (14 digs)."
On Saturday, October 1, the Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society will be celebrating its 53rd Annual Oktoberfest at the Swiss Hall located in beautiful Frances, Washington.
Throughout the day, patrons can compete in bowling, horseshoe, and pinochle tournaments and enjoy Bratwurst and Kielbasa from the Grill and the Beer Garden will be open featuring hard cider and craft beer. The evening will bring music and dancing and the coronation of the 2022-2023 Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society Swiss Miss.
Featured at this annual event is an outdoor traditional Swiss Style 9-pin Bowling Tournament starting at 10:00 a.m. with cash prizes and trophies for the top bowlers.
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