May 7th, 2021

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Columbia River High School

800 NW 99th ST.

Vancouver WA 98665


Principal/ Head of School - Alex Otoupal

Associate Principal/Curriculum - Rob Duncan

Associate Principal/Activities - Ken Roberts

Associate Principal/Athletic Director - Nick Davies

Report Card

CRTV May 7

More on the Mascot...

Student art work representing the Rapids is being accepted. Mr. Phelps and his art students have been working on ideas and all students are welcome to enter their rendition May 10- May 14.

Submit your idea here:

The Mascot Transition Team will preview and share a virtual curated gallery May 17- May 21.

A timeline for the mascot change has been created and can be found here.

Class of 2021 Information

Senior Exit Survey

Seniors! We want to hear about your experience in schools. Please fill out this survey to let us know about your plans after high school and what things were important to you in your high school career.

Senior Awards: June 4th

Join us for the virtual Senior Awards event on Friday, June 4th. We will provide the link to attend as the date gets closer. For now, please tell us about any scholarships or awards you have received and what your plans are for after high school so we can highlight you and your accomplishments! Click this link to let us know.

Submit Info for Senior Spotlights

This month we will begin highlighting our seniors on our Instagram and Facebook pages -- if you would like to be a part of the Senior Spotlight, please email a picture and your post high school plans to Morgan Parker:

Teacher Appreciation Week

Click here to check out what our students are saying about our teachers.

ReModel Updates - Ye Olde 500 Wing & Columbia River Stadium

We are down to just a few piles of bricks in the west parking where Ye Olde 500 Wing stood for decades. The New 500 is looking majestic as the warm weather is allowing for some terrific signs of progress.

The Stadium Crow’s Nest has been demolished and our concrete footings have been poured for the much-needed safety upgrades in supporting the cover of our stadium grandstands. We will see some significant progress over the next several weeks on the stadium as materials arrive and we wrap up spring sports on our track and field.

Please Complete the Technology Survey

Thank you to all 283 students who completed the survey yesterday. You do not need to do it again and we will be reaching out ASAP for any of you who have repair issues.

We do need to get info from EVERY student who has a school device to help us plan end of year check in, renewal and repair. If you missed it yesterday, please complete it today before the weekend! Have a great Friday and feel free to reach out to us if you need anything else or if you have questions.

Link to survey

Instrumental Music Concert

Instrumental Music Concert will be held on Tuesday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m. (Covid restrictions allowing).

Care Closet

Care Closet is open and assistance with food items is available. Contact Gina Gasser in the Counseling Center. You can also contact your counselor.

Upcoming Virtual Visits

Click the links below to pre-register to attend.

May 12th @ 12:10p.m. - Lineworkers, Trade Tuesday (Now on Wednesday!)

June 2nd @ 10:30a.m. - Military

June 2nd @ 11:30a.m. - Washington State University Vancouver

June 2nd @ 1:30p.m. - Clark College

  • Seniors! You can join us and apply to Clark College during this visit if you want!

Launch Pad to College for High School Seniors

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the college enrollment process? Clark College can help! Get college enrollment help and start exploring your future campus at Launch Pad to College!

High school seniors can join Clark College staff for the Launch Pad to College event designed to guide them through the Summer and/or Fall 2021 enrollment process from start to finish. By the end of the event, students will have everything they need to register for first-term classes, understand the financial aid process, and prepare for their first term at Clark College.

All students in attendance will have the opportunity to schedule a campus tour the Saturday after each session date. Tour registration will be sent to students after attending their registered Launch Pad date. Choose from 5/20, 6/13 or 6/24.

We highly encourage students to apply to Clark College prior to their registered Launch Pad event date. The application is free and takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Apply at If you need help with the application, contact us at

Register here!

Get a Construction Job this Summer!

If you will be 18+ by this summer, follow these simple steps to get introduced to hiring managers in the trades!

1. Watch videos (before 5/13 panel)

2. Have students fill out the form

3. Register and Attend Zoom, Thursday, 5/13/21 from 9-11 (or at least from 9-10)

Check out this document for more details.

Paid Summer Internships Available!

Would you like to get your foot in the door with a paid internship this summer? Sign up for at least one Job Ready Boot Camp class and you will be considered! Click on the flyer below to register, or let Morgan Parker in the Student Pathways Center know that you are interested.

Space is limited, so apply early!

Job Readiness Bootcamp

Partners in Careers is offering a virtual job readiness bootcamp this month! If you are interested in any of these, connect directly with Partners in Careers by texting 360-453-7442 with your first and last name and email address or email with our first/last name and phone number.

May 13th @ 3p.m. - Resumes

May 20th @ 3p.m. - Finding a Job

May 27th @ 3p.m. - Interviewing

June 3rd @ 3p.m. - Mock Interviews

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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.


Vancouver Public Schools is an equal opportunity district in education programs, activities, services, and employment. The 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. The district provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. The district complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Older Worker Protection Act, and all other state, federal, and local equal opportunity laws. You may contact any of the following people at 2901 Falk Rd., Vancouver, WA, 98661, or by writing to them at VPS, PO Box 8937, Vancouver, WA 98668-8937 or by calling 360-313-1000: ADA & Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator––; Title VII, 504–; IDEA–; Title IX Elementary–; Athletic Equity & Title IX Secondary– This notification can be provided in the appropriate language for communities of national origin and minority persons with limited English language skills by contacting 360-313-1250.