Walla Walla Public Schools
Week in Review - July 12, 2013

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District Stories
 School board work session and meeting: Tuesday, July 16
- 3 p.m.: Work Session (review and discuss Wa-Hi facilities survey results and 2013-14 budget)

- 4 p.m.: Regularly scheduled meeting

- Location: District Office - 364 S. Park St.

- Both meetings open to the public

 School board plans public work session to review Walla Walla High School facilities survey results
Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors is planning a public work session Tuesday, July 16 at 3 p.m. at the district office (364 S. Park St.) to review and discuss results from recent surveys regarding facility improvement needs at Walla Walla High School. Survey results will be posted on the school district web site Wednesday, July 17 – www.wwps.org.

Walla Walla Public Schools partnered with Washington State University Social and Economic Sciences Research Center to conduct a telephone survey to determine opinions about facility improvement priorities for Walla Walla High School. WSU representatives made calls in June and connected with 308 community members as part of this scientific survey process.

The district also conducted an online survey in June to get further input. These results will also be discussed and posted on the district web site.

The February 12, 2013 bond proposal to modernize Walla Walla High School failed garnering a 53.30 percent YES vote. The proposal required a 60 percent "Supermajority" for approval. The bond proposal was for $48 million. The total project cost was $69.6 million.

"School board members and district administrators appreciate the survey input regarding this important community issue," said Superintendent Mick Miller. "The district will use this survey data to help determine next steps for future facility improvement plans for Walla Walla High School."

The school board will also discuss the 2013-2014 budget during the work session.

For more information about the Walla Walla High School facilities survey results, contact Communications Director Mark Higgins at 509.526.6716 or by e-mail at: mhiggins@wwps.org.

 District Office Summer Hours
- 8 a.m. to 12 noon & 1 to 4 p.m. p.m.

- WWPS District Office: 364 S. Park St.

School Stories
 Yard Sale supports Books for Babes program
Books for Babes program coordinator and retired teacher Kay Barga is planning a yard sale to raise funds for the Books for Babes program.

- Saturday, July 13

- 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

- Location: 810 Clay Street

- Proceeds support Books for Babes (program provides a book for all area newborns)

 Wa-Hi Football Camps
Camp #1
- For all incoming 7-12 grade students
- Dates: July 24-26
- Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
- Place: Wa-Hi practice football fields
- Cost: Free
- It is a NON-CONTACT camp

Camp #2
- For all incoming 3-6 grade students
- Dates: July 24-26
- Time: 10:30 to Noon
- Place: Wa-Hi practice football fields
- Cost: $30 per athlete
- This is a NON-CONTACT camp

Please contact Eric Hisaw with questions:


 Blue Devil Athletic Development (BDAD) Summer Program
Dates: Continues through August 7

Incoming 9-12 grades: 8-9 a.m. or 10-11 a.m.

Incoming 5-8 grades: 9-10 a.m.


Eric Hisaw: ehisaw@wwps.org / Amy Hisaw: ahisaw@wwps.org

Community Stories
 Camp Fire hiring for After School Camps
Camp Fire is accepting applications for the following positions in our after school program. After School Camp operates on-site at five elementary schools in Walla Walla throughout the school year. Every weekday after school's dismissal until 5:30 p.m., elementary age children can participate in: sports and games, math and science projects, arts and crafts, reading and homework time, life skills development and much more. We are seeking responsible, positive, caring, thoughtful, and organized individuals who are excited to actively engage elementary-aged youth. For application and more information visit the Camp Fire Website or call (509) 525-3180.

Site Director: Leads school site, implements activities and oversees other site staff. Must be 21+, starting pay is $11 per hour.

After School Counselor: Assists in implementation of activities, works with staff team to create a positive afterschool environment. Starting pay is $9.19 per hour


Joshua Gonzales, Executive Director

Camp Fire Walla Walla

Office [509] 525-3180



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