I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing Helen Baller teachers about what they love about their school community. I put the interviews together and got to present it at their end of year assembly. I am hoping to get young minds thinking about community around them and reminding everyone how important it is to be here for each other. Building community together. Enjoy!
I had the wonderful opportunity to talk with Donna Hargrave, school administrator at the Camas Montessori School. We talked about the Montessori philosophy. Do you know what sensorial education is? There are so many AMAZING ways for little ones to learn at this school! A great option in our community…they are truly teaching a wonderful education, but they are also instilling and teaching beautiful skills for life. Camas Montessori-check it out!
Sheryl and her husband lost their son in August of 2016 to suicide. While processing through their grief, they started a movement called Our City Cares. You may have noticed the signs of hope posted around our community. Don’t Give Up. You Are Not Alone. Your Life Matters. Your Mistakes Don’t Define You. There is Hope. Comparison is the thief of Joy. There are also handouts with crisis hotline information and support locations at the schools for students in need. Please listen to Sheryl’s story and think how YOU can be an ambassador of hope in our community for someone struggling. We are all connected. Thank you.
I had the wonderful honor of getting to chat with the advisors and senior officers of the DECA club at Camas High School. This group of young people are AMAZING. From the moment they walked into the room and came up to shake my hand and make eye contact with me I was impressed. Listen in to hear about their experiences with DECA and what makes this such an amazing program!
Last spring I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Grass Valley Elementary and talk to the students about the teachers in their community and what THEY can do in their community to make it better, brighter and stronger. This was such a fun day! I got to interview two teachers, the principal and have a dance party at the end. Check out the fun at Grass Valley Elementary! Check out this teacher in the photo! Special shout out to one amazing teacher at Grass Valley Elementary, Juli Hanson. You rock! Your love for the kids and top notch teaching amazes me.
Hey there! If you haven’t attended the CEF (Camas Education Foundation) Auction yet, this should be your year. I chatted with Alison Benjamin, the auction chair, about the fun night and all of the great items that are up for bid. I also had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Cathy Sork, the principal at Dorothy Fox Elementary about how the grants through CEF have benefited their school. Listen in to this fun interview with these great ladies. Mark March 18th on your calendar. It’s going to be fun!
Last week I checked in with Camas High School head football coach Jon Eagle and seniors Caleb Eldred and Jack Colletto. So fun following the Camas football team this year as they have a 8-0 record so far. Learn more from the coach and players about this year’s team and how they look at the season one game at a time. Make sure to stay in the loop! There are so many ways to follow Just a Girl in Camas-Twitter @justacamasgirl Instagram-@justagirl98607 Facebook-Just a Girl in Camas or subscribe on YouTube-Just a Girl in Camas. The mission of Just a Girl in Camas is to enrich and share my love for the Camas community by helping to promote and feature local businesses and members of the community making a positive impact. To me, community is about working together to make this city we live in functional and friendly while enriching the lives of each other and respecting our neighbors and the beauty of the land around us.
If you haven’t heard this is the first year for the Camas based middle school, The Gryphons. It opened this fall to 120 students who are learning lessons and meeting state standards in a project based learning environment. I got to check out the campus and sit down with the principal Aaron Smith to talk about how this school is doing and what is on the horizon. What an amazing and wonderful option for our youth here in Camas. Listen in and see what you think!
I’ve heard about this teacher for years and decided it was time to feature this great guy in our community that teaches science and track at Skyridge Middle School. Tune in and listen to my interview with Mr. Condon and hear about his time teaching and about how he cares about the kids he teaches. Very inspirational. It’s teachers like this that make a difference. Thank you for all you do Mr. Condon. Have a great summer everyone!
I’m sure you’ve been hearing about the big CEF auction happening February 27th at the Sheraton Hotel at 5:00pm. Well, if your wondering what kinds of grants get funded from money raised from this auction, tune into my interview with Diane Loghry and hear about this great program funded for our Camas preschoolers. Check it out!
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
— Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa