Columbia River Weekly Newsletter

March 18, 2022

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Columbia River High School

800 NW 99th Street

Vancouver WA 98665


Principal :

Alex Otoupal -

Assistant Principals:

Rob Duncan -

Ken Roberts -

Nick Davies -

WA State Report Card:

CRTV - Friday, March 18th

CRTV Friday March 18, 2022

Columbia River Ukrainian Refugee Fund Drive

Athletics Update

Celebrating our accomplishments –

On Monday March 21 at 1:35 PM in Hoover Gymnasium, we will have a celebration to recognize many of the athletic and academic successes from this school year. During this event we will recognize all teams and athletes who placed in the top 5 at state, including presenting the Volleyball State Title Trophy to the district.

Here is our list of teams/students to be recognized:


Volleyball (2021 State Champs!)

Bowling (2nd in State)

Girls Soccer (3rd in State)


Jude Helmes (State Champion - DECA)

Daniel Barna (2nd Place - Boys Cross Country)

Liam Noftsker (3rd Place - 100m Free & 100m Backstroke - Boys Swim)

KyleeJo Wisinski (4th Place - Bowling)

Tennyson Kurtz (4th Place - Boys Wrestling at 138 lbs)

Adam Deeney (5th Place - Boys Wrestling at 145 lbs)

Signing Day:

Robert Boanca-Vlad - Diving - California State Bakersfield

Sam Boyle - Baseball - University of Washington

Alex Brown - Soccer - Seattle Pacific University

Caroline Hansen - Volleyball - Western Washington University

Sydney Johnson - Soccer - Southern Oregon University

Dylan Kier - Football - College of the Siskiyous

Taylor McRae - Softball - University of British Columbia

Rylie Reeves - Volleyball - University of San Francisco

Sophia Reyes - Softball - Clackamas Community College

News from our Music Program

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The Advanced Strings - Madzag Zenekar performed as prelude music before the Oregon Symphony Concert at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

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The jazz band Andy Rocket Limbo Party Band performed at the Clackamas Jazz Festival, where they took second place in the 5A division.

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What: Prom Dress Giveaway - Over 7,000 Free Prom Dresses

Date: March 12th & 13th

Where: Oregon Convention Center/Portland Oregon

More Information: or scan the QR code to the right

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IB Art Show Week and Opening Night

The Columbia River Senior IB Art Show will make its return to the Black Box during the week of March 21st through 25th. The Opening Night Celebration will occur on Tuesday March 22nd from 6:00-8pm. On view will be creative displays of 7 or more artworks made over 2 years of study. While there, you will be able to meet the artists and get a tour of their exhibition. If you can't make the opening night, the works will be available for viewing during school hours. If you have any questions contact Mr.Phelps at or Ms. Keiser at




The Yearbook needs candid photos of any school appropriate activities you have done this year. You can use the link below to upload them for us to use.


The Yearbook Staff

Forecasting for 2021-2022 School Year

March means Forecasting

During the month of March, counselors will be meeting with our 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students to forecast for next year’s classes. This important process helps us build the master class schedule for the 2022-2023 school year. Teachers in Math, English, World Language, and some Science classes will make recommendations for student placements as well. If students or families have questions about forecasting, please contact your grade level counselor.

Clark College Application Workshop

Abby Thompson from Clark College will be here Monday, April 18th, from 8:15-9:45am to help students submit applications to Clark, and answer any enrollment questions. If you would like to come in an chat with Abby, please stop by the Pathways Center and let us know so we can send you a pass during that time.

WSU has extended the deadline for application

All WSU campuses have extended the admission application priority deadline (for first-year students) to March 31, 2022. The transfer student admission application priority date has been extended to July 15, 2022. We continue to find that many of our prospective students simply need more time. This change is also in recognition of the need to allow students who qualify for the Washington Guaranteed Admission Pilot have ample time to complete their application.

Students will continue to be eligible for the automatic admission based awards, if they submit a complete application by March 31, 2022. WSU will also accept updated transcripts through March 31 for students who may be just below the award criteria.

Please note, the scholarship application deadline has not been extended and students will still need to submit by January 31 to be eligible for department based scholarships.

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

Are you interested in a career in Real Estate?

Clark County Association of Realtors (CCAR) is offering a job shadow experience for high school students 16 and older who are interested in a career in real estate!

If you’re interested in a career that offers professional and lifestyle flexibility and doesn’t require a college degree, consider becoming a real estate agent! The field offers strong earning potential and the ability to run your own business without taking on college debt. Realtors can also create their own schedules and attend college while working. The possibilities are endless! To learn more, click here.

Sports Internship

The Vancouver Volcanoes professional basketball team, is looking for interns for their organization. All games are at Clark College beginning now until the end of May.

Here are some of the components of a typical game:

  • For those interested in video broadcasting, all games are live streamed with pre-recorded segments also added in.
  • For those interested in sound production, there is a DJ for all game sound effects and entertainment.
  • For those interested in broadcasting/journalism there are announcers and sideline reporters.
  • We do not currently have fans, but we are predicting we will be able to open the doors after spring break. In that case, there is a crew responsible for games and entertainment during timeouts/ breaks.
  • And of course, anyone interested in basketball or cheer/dance can learn more about that aspect!

You can fill out this interest form.

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

Featured Scholarship

If you are interested in the scholarship below, and need help applying, or more information, please stop by the Pathways Center.

Nurse Practitioner

Norwich University just released this resource guide titled, Nurse Practitioner Scholarships: A Guide for MSN Students

This guide provides detailed insights and resources on the following topics:
- Look at the Types of Scholarships for Nursing Students
- How To Apply for Scholarships
- Financial Aid for Nursing Students
- How to Avoid Scams
- Scholarships for Veterans Pursuing a Nursing Education
- Additional Scholarship Resources for Veterans
- Help Fund Your Nursing Education
- And much more!

Feel free to check out all the other online resources the guide provides here:

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.