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Longview School Board recognized as a “Board of Distinction”

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Longview School Board recognized as a “Board of Distinction”

The Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) announced the Longview School Board has been recognized as a “Board of Distinction”.

When asked about the award district Superintendent Dan Zorn said, “This is an incredible honor for our school board members. The board is a group of dedicated people who are focused on making the school district the best it can be and it’s great to see them recognized for it.”

The Board of Distinction Award is for school boards who voluntarily follow proven standards of good governance and effective board leadership. School boards play a key role in student success and this award affirms that board actions directly support positive student outcomes. The award also recognizes the school board for its leadership creating positive conditions for student and staff success, system accountability and community engagement.

About the award, Board President CJ Nickerson said, ”Being named a Board of Distinction is truly an honor. The award recognizes our school board’s commitment to giving kids the best education possible.” Nickerson went on to say, “While this award recognizes the entire board, both board Vice President Jennifer Leach (24 years), and Barb Westrick (16 years), should be recognized for their tenure on the board and commitment to our students. Also, this award would not have been possible without the support of Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors, Holly Pfenniger, who does an amazing job.”

The current school board members include President CJ Nickerson, Vice President Jennifer Leach, Barb Westrick, Phil Jurmu and Don Wiitala. School board members are elected by the people and receive no compensation.

2019-11-12T16:01:08-08:00November 12th, 2019|

Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Counties Career Expo

Local businesses will be informing our 8th – 10th graders on what kind of careers are available in the Cowlitz & Wahkiakum area. They will also learn about what education and experience they will need in order to be hired into those jobs.

This fantastic opportunity will be held at the Cowlitz County Conference Center in Longview, Washington on Thursday, November 14th from 9:30am – 1:30pm.
Don’t miss out on this exciting event!

2019-10-11T16:10:44-08:00November 11th, 2019|

Cascade Middle School Snowflake Bazaar

Come by Cascade Middle School for the Snowflake Bazaar!

Music will be provided by students and a raffle will be held at the event.
Proceeds from table rentals and raffle will go to Cascade’s Children’s Fund.
This fund is used by teachers to help students in need or to help pay for group activities.

The Event will be Saturday, November 16th from 9am – 3pm
Don’t miss out!

2019-10-08T13:08:35-08:00November 11th, 2019|

Veterans Day

Monday November 11th is Veterans Day! School will not be in session that day to honor our country’s veterans.

2019-11-12T13:13:15-08:00November 8th, 2019|

Table Rentals for Cascade Snowflake Bazaar

Don’t miss out on renting a table for the Cascade Middle School Snowflake Bazaar!

Table cost ranges from $20 to $30 plus a donated item for our raffle.
If you’re interested in renting a table please leave a message for Dena at 360-577-2701, or pickup a rental form at the Cascade front office.

Deadline to turn in table rental paperwork is November 13th.


The Snowflake Bazaar will be Saturday November 16th, 2019 from 9am to 3pm.

2019-10-03T13:07:22-08:00November 4th, 2019|

Secondary Conferences Nov. 7th & 8th

Secondary conferences will be held November 7th and November 8th.
Secondary schools will have a 3 hour early release on both days. Elementary schools will run a normal schedule.

Here is the schedule for secondary conferences:
Cascade middle School – 10:45am

Monticello Middle School – 10:50am

Mt. Solo Middle School – 10:55am

All High Schools – 10:50am


If you have any questions please contact your student’s school.

2019-10-22T15:39:40-08:00November 3rd, 2019|