Columbia River Weekly Newsletter

May 20, 2022

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Columbia River High School

800 NW 99th Street

Vancouver WA 98665


Principal :

Alex Otoupal -

Associate Principals:

Rob Duncan -

Ken Roberts -

Nick Davies -

WA State Report Card:

CRTV - Friday 5/20/22

Friday May 20


National German Exam Award Winners

Sixteen German students opted to participate in the National German Exam, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German. Over 11,900 students nationwide participated in the program. All students performed very well, and seven received special awards for their nationwide and state ranking.

Level 2 Exam

Brenden Prothe - Silver Award, Ranked 4th in the state

Wren Brunzell - Bronze Award, Ranked 7th in the state

Ava Barnes - Bronze Award, Ranked 8th in the state

Shaylin Murphy - Bronze Award, Ranked 10th in the state

Rainy Ramberg - Achievement Award, Ranked 12th in the state

Momoka Young - Achievement Award, Ranked 14th in the state

Level 3 Exam

Patience Fauvelle - Achievement Award, Ranked 8th in the state

We are so proud of all the students who chose to participate in this opportunity, and the honor their involvement brought to our school and German program!

Students are pictured below.

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Chromebook Check Ins Start June 7

River students will begin checking in devices on June 7 in their English classes. Students who do not take English at River can check devices in any time on their grade level check in date. Students being served in some of our special programs and Leiser branch campus will check in on a schedule determined by their teachers. If a student is enrolled in our summer school program, they can renew their device on the check in day for summer check out.

  • Seniors: June 7

  • Freshmen: June 9

  • Sophomores: June 10

  • Juniors: June 13

  • Running Start: can arrange a later check in to accommodate Clark finals

To avoid fines, make sure you remove all stickers/personal decorations, include the stylus ($13) and bring both parts of the charging cords ($18). Seniors who do not check in their device and clear all school fines will not be able to pick up their diplomas.

Students have been sent a list of their current check outs and fines to start getting everything turned in. We can help get materials over to other schools if you weren’t able to turn them in. Just bring any check ins to the library during regular school hours.

If you have any questions about your library, textbook or technology fees and check outs, feel free to reach out to or

Senior Calendar

We have added some dates and times to this year’s senior calendar. Click here to access the calendar.

Class of 2022 Graduation Photos

Please click on this link to receive information regarding graduation photos and advance purchase of photos.

Class of 2022 Senior Class Panoramic Group Photo

Please click on this link to order the Class of 2022 Senior Class Panoramic Group Photo.

Class of 2022 Caps and Gowns Distribution

Distribution of caps and gowns was today 5/13/2022. Graduation Announcements will come soon.

CLASS OF 2022 Senior Boosters


May 24th Senior Sweatshirt and T-shirt Orders DUE (Senior Names on Back)

May 27th Senior Scholarship Applications DUE

May 31st Senior Yard Sign Orders DUE

May 31st $60 Grad Party Tickets DUE

June 1st RSVP for Grad Party and Baccalaureate (Open to ALL Seniors)

FINAL Senior Boosters Meeting of the year

Join us for the FINAL Senior Boosters Meeting of the year

LOCATION: Student Pathways Center/Lower Commons

Wednesday, June 8th, 7:00pm


Please join us for the FINAL Boosters Meeting of the year:

LOCATION: Student Pathways Center/Lower Commons

Wednesday, June 8th, 6:00pm

Many parents are moving on, so we really need some new volunteers/leaders to help us continue to support 19 teams/15 clubs, approve grants/scholarships, kick off our new concessions this coming Fall, and more! PLEASE reach out to us if interested:

Class of 2023 2nd Informational Meeting

Class of 2023 2nd Informational Meeting - Monday, June 6th 7pm at Round Table Pizza in Hazel Dell. Please join us and SIGN UP here to chair/volunteer for fundraisers and events for 2022-2023:

Class of 2023 Senior Shirt Order Form

Due by May 27th, 2022 for delivery in June! Drop off orders in the purple/gold box in the school office. ORDER FORM available on Class of 2022 website (no online ordering at this time):

Summer School

Summer school is currently only for credit recovery. It is not for students to get ahead and earn initial credit for classes.

We will send out the first round of Summer School Registrations next week. We will send emails to the families of students who failed a course during first semester or those who are behind in credits.

Session 1: Tuesday 21 June - Thursday 30 June

Session 2: Tuesday 2 August - Friday 12 August


Would your family like to host a student from Spain or France this summer? There are several teens who would love to come and stay with you for 3-4 weeks this summer and experience the American way of life and the beautiful Pacific Northwest. You would just need to provide room/board. If you’re interested, please email Ms. Ramey at

Final Transcripts

End of year transcripts will be available in late June. If you would like a final, official transcript sent to a college, yourself, or other organization, please fill out a form (located on the wall by the Business Office) and return to Kris in the Pathways Center.

Final Clark Visit

Thursday, June 2nd 10:00-11:00am, will be the last visit of the year from the Admissions Representative at Clark College. If you have questions, need help applying, or just need more information, email Kris ( or Morgan ( to schedule your visit. We will send a pass to your class.

Additionally, here is a link to schedule a virtual or in-person meeting with a Clark Representative to get questions answered.

Job and Volunteer Opportunities

If you are looking for a summer job, or a volunteer opportunity, check the billboard outside of the Student Pathways Center. We post new things as they come in!

CR Boosters Scholarship

This scholarship is available to CRHS Seniors only. Due date 5/27/22.

Applications can be found here.

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Still Accepting Applications

Here is a web page that shows which college and universities are still accepting applications.

Upcoming Virtual and In-person Events at Clark College

Admitted Students Day

Dates: Saturday, May 21, 9am-1:30pm
Location: Gaiser Hall, Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Description: Come, explore Clark’s programs, meet faculty and students, ask questions, tour campus, and more. There will be an opportunity to register for classes with a staff member at the end of the event if you choose to. Lunch is provided.

Launch Pad to College: New Student Onboarding Event

  • Wednesday June 1 at 6pm
  • Thursday, June 9 at 6pm
  • Thursday, June 23 at 6pm

Location: Gaiser Hall, Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Description: High school seniors and first-time college students can join Clark College staff for the Launch Pad to College event designed to guide them through the Summer and/or Fall 2022 enrollment process from start to finish.

This program is not sponsored by Vancouver Public Schools. Approval to distribute flyers/postings is a community service and does not imply endorsement.

Featured Scholarships

Speaking Up About Mental Health! This Is My Story

How can society reduce mental health stigma and foster resilience among young people?

The challenge is soliciting essays to raise the awareness of mental health and provide students an opportunity for self-expression about mental health concerns. Due by 8:59PM on 5/24/22. Total cash prizes available: $15,000. Apply here.

The 2022 Terry Bryant college scholarship

To apply for the Terry Bryant College Scholarship, a student must submit a short video in response to the following prompt:

  • If you had up to one minute with your younger self at the time you started high school, what advice would you give on how to stay safe on city streets – whether as a driver, passenger, cyclist, or pedestrian?

Each year, too many innocent people are killed or seriously injured on our nation’s roadways. In addition to fighting for injury victims through our legal system, there are other ways we can help make our streets safer. We hope that our scholarship leads to a plethora of compelling messages from our nation’s youth that will resonate with their peers. The winning applicant will receive a $2,500 scholarship for their efforts. Due by June 1, 2022.

For eligibility and submission instructions, use this link.

This program is not sponsored by Vancouver Public Schools. Approval to distribute flyers/postings is a community service and does not imply endorsement.

Scholarship Hot List

Click this link to see available scholarships. Bookmark this link to keep updated on current opportunities.

Schedule Appointment with the Student Pathways Center

If you want to talk individually about your plans for after high school or need support with any planning, please schedule an appointment! We're here to help.


The Vancouver School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, age, families with children, honorably discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America, and other designated groups. You may also contact any of the following people by writing to them at Vancouver School District, PO Box 8937, Vancouver, WA 98668-8937, or by calling 360-313-1000: 504 – Steve Vance; Civil Rights and Affirmative Action – Janell Ephraim; ADA and Title IX – Kathy Everidge; Title IX Elementary Schools – Kristie Lindholm; Title IX Secondary Schools – Jim Gray.