Excelsior High School strives to create a supportive environment where students and staff work positively and respectfully together. At our school you will have unique learning opportunities and a learning plan that is personalized to fit your interests and goals. Our hope is that you will make the most of the opportunities we provide you so that you will acquire the skills, knowledge, and understanding that will contribute to a successful life.

News to Know

  • Forecasting for the 2015-16 School Year
    Students: Please click on the website link below and complete the attached forecasting sheet for the 2015-16 school year.
    Posted Mar 20, 2015, 9:42 AM by Deana Degrande
  • Bond Information
    Washougal voters will be asked to cast ballots in the February 10, 2015 election on a general obligation capital bond.  The bond will be $57,685,000, and would take care of critical facility needs for the school district, helping provide a safe, positive learning environment. 

    The bond would replace Excelsior with a new building designed to support 90 students, and to provide a better learning environment with amenities the portables that we use now don't have.  The new school would be on the same site.  

    The bond would also replace Jemtegaard Middle School with a new, larger, and more secure facility, adding a K-5 school on the Jemtegaard site.   In addition, the bond would fund security upgrades in every school in the district, with redesigned foyers to provide additional security. 

    Please visit our Bond website for additional information, including a list of projects, a video explaining the bond, property tax calculator, and answers to frequently asked questions.  www.washougal.k12.wa.us/bond

    Patrons interested in learning more can anticipate in a Patron Tour of the three facilities that would be most impacted by the bond. The Patron Tour will take place on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 11 AM to 1 PM.
    Please RSVP to Cassie Marshall at 360-954-3005 to reserve a space.

    Posted Jan 8, 2015, 12:50 PM by Deana Degrande
  • School Board Appreciation
    School Board Appreciation:
    January is School Board Appreciation Month in the State of Washington. Please join us in sharing appreciation for the great work that our Board Members Ron Dinius, Elaine Pfeifer, Karen Rubino, Teresa Lees, and Bruce Westfall perform in promoting student learning and guiding our school district. 

    Our board members will be recognized for their dedication and leadership at the January 13, 2015 school board meeting, and presented with a certificate from the Washington State School Directors Association. 

    School Board members are elected volunteers, serving the community through their work governing our educational system.  The school board works with the superintendent to create a vision for high performing schools with a supportive, welcoming environment for student success.  The school board also sets accountability standards and monitors student progress toward district goals, as well as establishing policies and budgets to implement the broader mission of the district.  Thank you board members! 
    Posted Jan 8, 2015, 8:01 AM by Deana Degrande
  • Fundraiser Soup Dinner
    Friends of Excelsior High School, staff and students are hosting a Soup Dinner fundraiser at EHS, 1401 39th Street, Washougal, on January 15, 2015 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

    A $15 donation provides patrons with a bowl to keep and samples of the more than ten varieties of soup to be served. Fresh bread and homemade desserts will complete the meal. Various members of the school district and community will contribute the soup and students from EHS and WHS will help set up and serve.

    Proceeds will support the HUGS (hats, underwear, gloves, socks/scarves) and Re-Fuel Friday programs to help people in need in the Washougal community.  Re-Fuel Fridays is a program offered by local churches that provides dinners each Friday night from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Washougal Senior Center for anyone in need of a hot meal.  The program runs January through the end of March.  HUGS items are available at each dinner to anyone who needs new clothing items to stay warm.  

     “It's important for these students to be involved in something like this so that they understand their responsibility in our community,” said Carol Boyden, EHS Principal and Washougal School District Homeless Liaison.  “And beyond meeting certain physical needs, it is nice to also offer the emotional support to these folks by showing people care.”

    WHS Senior, McKenzie Kitchen is working to collect needed clothing for HUGS as a part of her senior project.  Boxes for donated items will be set out in stores and at churches over the next several months. “It is nice for people to get a little something when they don’t have much,” she said.  “And it feels good to give to the community.”

    “Together we make up Washougal and we should step up to help those people who need a helping hand when we are able to do so,” Boyden said.  “We would like to invite everyone to come and enjoy a hot soup dinner while supporting this very worthwhile endeavor.”
    Posted Jan 7, 2015, 1:10 PM by Deana Degrande
  • Free Lunch and Tour of Washougal Schools
    Free Lunch and Tour

    You’re invited for a free lunch and a Patron Tour of Washougal schools on Friday, December 12.
    The free tour will give participants an inside look at the three facilities most heavily impacted by the February bond election.

    The tour will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the District Office, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal. Tour stops include Jemtegaard Middle School, Excelsior High School and the District’s Bus Garage. Patrons will hear factual information about each of the sites, learn about the needs identified by the Long Range Facility Planning Committee, and have an opportunity to tour and ask questions about the sites. The tour will conclude at the District Office at approximately 12:30 p.m. where guests will be offered boxed lunches that they may take with them or stay to enjoy as they share what they observed during the tour.  

    If you or someone you know would benefit from this tour, please call Cassi Marshall to reserve a spot at 954-3005.  Space is limited. 

    Posted Dec 3, 2014, 9:25 AM by Deana Degrande
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