Schooling Briefly: Toledo Internet hosting Focus Group for Renaming of Faculty Mascot; Chehalis Providing Paid CDL to New Workers; Extra

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By Eric Rosane / [email protected]

Editor’s note: Education Briefly is a new weekly feature from The Chronicle. Every Tuesday reporter Eric Rosane will summarize news from the local education scene. He can be reached at [email protected].

Oakville District is home to the upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students ages 16 and older

Any student 16 and older with parental or guardian permission can get the COVID-19 vaccine at an upcoming clinic in the Oakville School District.

District administrator Scott Hyder said in a video posted on the district’s Facebook page that the high school is planning to hold prize draws to motivate students to get the vaccine.

Hyder did not set an appointment for the clinic, but noted that more information would be posted to the district’s social media accounts at a later date.

Chehalis Tribal Clinic is offering vaccines to Rochester students May 10-15

The Chehalis Tribe wellness center is offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to all Rochester School District students 16 and older who wish to do so from May 10-15.

According to the district’s Facebook page, students can call 360-273-5504 to schedule an appointment.

“Riverhawks”, “Knights” among the leaders in Toledo who are renaming the elementary school

The “Riverhawks,” “Knights,” “Eagles” and “Dark Knights” are the four mascots that lead the community-run elementary school of the Toledo School District to rename their mascot.

According to a post on the district’s Facebook page, Riverhawks ranks first with 184 votes, Knights second with 118, Eagles third with 59, and Dark Knights fourth with 58.

The district has narrowed the long list to 20 mascots that the community has voted on and that will replace the nickname “Indians” under a new law that stipulates this. “Spirit of the Cowlitz”, “Redhawks”, “Grizzlies” and “Sasquatches” are also on the list.

All indigenous peoples are invited to the district’s first focus group meeting on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the meetinghouse. Other community stakeholders are allowed to attend the currently scheduled meetings.

Napavine High Auction Raises $ 16,000 in Senior Scholarships

The Napavine Scholarship Foundation raised more than $ 16,000 during its annual scholarship auction to raise scholarships and funds to educate seniors after high school graduation.

According to the foundation’s Facebook page, this year’s auction broke a record for a single auction item and picked up a large amount for the class of 2021 overall. The bid closed on April 25th and it was picked up on May 1st.

This year’s auction was carried out on Facebook. This year, among other things, services, collector’s sports cards and grills were auctioned.

Chehalis District offers paid training and free CDL for employees

Chehalis School District will now cover training and commercial driver license (CDL) fees for its employees to fill bus driver positions in a major regional shortage, said communications coordinator Andy Lynch.

If drivers are hired by the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year at the latest, workers are entitled to benefits such as medical, dental and sick leave. Employees must work at least 3.5 hours for 180 days to qualify.

The district is also working to create a hybrid position that includes custodian and bus driver duties to give interested applicants an eight-hour working day. Please visit the district’s Facebook page for more information.