Katie Gillespie, The Columbian

Katie Gillespie

The Columbian

Vancouver, WA, United States

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Past articles by Katie:

Vancouver Parks and Recreation after-school program popular

When Vancouver Parks and Recreation staff announced they were opening their doors for after-school activities, they knew families would jump at the chance. They didn’t know quite how high demand would be. → Read More

North Clark Historical Museum reopens to visitors after seven months

AMBOY — Life has returned to the North Clark Historical Museum. After seven months of closures, the small church turned museum is open for business. → Read More

Mascot name nominees sought for Columbia River High School

Vancouver Public Schools is soliciting suggestions for new mascots for Columbia River High School. → Read More

WSU Vancouver to offer in-state tuition for PDX

Washington State University Vancouver will offer in-state tuition for spring and fall 2021 to Portland-area students. → Read More

Clark College will continue with remote learning for winter quarter

Remote learning will continue at Clark College through March, the community college announced Tuesday. → Read More

Vancouver Parks and Recreation creates new after-school program

Vancouver Parks and Recreation on Monday will launch a new free after-school program serving children ages 6 through 12. → Read More

Clark College student diagnosed with COVID-19

A Clark College student was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, leading to the cancellation of culinary classes Friday. Clark College announced the positive case of a student in its culinary departm → Read More

2 Prairie High School staffers test positive for coronavirus

Two staff members at Prairie High School were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. No students were exposed. → Read More

New director sought for Hockinson schools

The Hockinson School District Board of Directors is seeking interested residents to apply for an unexpired term on the board through 2021. → Read More

Clark College continues remote learning

Summer is over for Clark College students, but the campus was nearly deserted Monday as the community college continued its third quarter of remote learning. → Read More

Battle Ground schools announces furloughs for 152

Battle Ground Public Schools announced furloughs and reductions in hours affecting 152 employees in the district. → Read More

8 virus cases linked to Clark County schools

Clark County Public Health confirmed eight cases of the novel coronavirus connected to area schools, but officials say there’s no evidence of transmission within the affected campuses. → Read More

Vancouver Public Schools furloughs, reduces hours for hundreds of employees

Vancouver Public Schools will furlough hundreds of classified employees and reduce hours for others due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The school board unanimously approved temporary layof → Read More

Vancouver Public Schools retires Chieftain from Columbia River, Minnehaha

The Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors unanimously voted Tuesday to retire the chieftain name and mascot at Columbia River High School and Minnehaha Elementary School. It was a vote that seem → Read More

Hudson’s Bay seniors keep sunrise tradition alive in Vancouver

Local high school students may see an unusual cap to their school careers, but a few dozen Hudson’s Bay High School students weren’t going to let one tradition squander. → Read More

Educational Service District 112 board to meet Thursday for session on meetings

The Educational Service District 112 Board of Directors will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday for a work session on the Open Public Meetings Act. → Read More

Battle Ground school officials to vote on cutting 107 classified employees today

The Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors will vote on 107 furloughs of classified employees at a special meeting this afternoon. → Read More

Battle Ground schools to discuss staff cuts

The Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors will meet at 4:30 p.m. today to discuss staff reduction among classified employees in light of a remote start to the school year. → Read More

Evergreen, union reach deal on remote teaching

Evergreen Public Schools and its teachers union reached a deal Thursday allowing teachers to continue working from home so long as there are no students in their classroom to teach. → Read More

Evergreen district to cut 475 classified positions due to budget cuts

Evergreen Public Schools will furlough 475 classified staff due to anticipated hits to the district's budget and the district's decision to open remotely for the fall. → Read More