Feb 12

CHS/MST jr. Monica Chang wins the local Knight Essay contest!

CHS/MST jr. Monica Chang wins the local Knight Essay contest!
Here’s the message we received today: “It’s with great pleasure to announce that Monica Chang, a junior at Camas High School, is the local winner of the Knight Essay competition for the Sons of The American Legion, Ft. Vancouver Chapter.
Monica wrote an essay discussing Freedom of the Press: A Pillar of Modern Democracy. The Knight Essay is a national program that’s open to all high school students– with the topic of the essay addressing an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence or the framing of the United States Constitution.
Competition is held at the local, state and national levels, and by winning the Ft. Vancouver Chapter award she now competes at the Washington state level. Monica will be presented her Ft. Vancouver award at our chapter meeting this coming Saturday, February 17th. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the Mill Creek Pub, 1710 SW 9th Ave., in Battleground.” https://goo.gl/JJDFUK
Congrats, Monica!

Feb 07

Magnet Shirt 2018

Hey Magnetos,

We are ordering shirts for MST Magnet! Please let us know on this survey if you will be buying one – you have the option between a t-shirt, long sleeve, and hoodie. The design below was created by our wonderful Justine P!

If you are interested in buying one, please complete the survey – the more people interested, the lower the cost will be. We will send out the official order form sometime next week so you can pay online.


Feb 07

MST Jr. Kaitlin Beel Honored by VFW

We mentioned back in December how Magnet sophomore Jaden Kim was honored by the local VFW (Jaden Kim VFW) through an extra credit assignment in Mr. Greene’s class, but little did we know until recently that Magnet junior Kaitlin Beel was also honored as a winner by the Vancouver VFW post!  Kaitlin’s winning essay was selected from a wide field of essays based on the following prompt: “American History: Our Hope for the Future”.  Belated congratulations to you, Kaitlin!  Well done!  Read her essay here: VFW

Feb 07

Magnet “Night of Service” at CCFB, 2/27/18


Magnetos, join us in a couple of weeks for a night of service on Tuesday, February 27th, from 5:30-7:30 PM, at the Clark County Food Bank. We need about 50 volunteers to work with teams of other Magnetos and staff to sort and/or repackage bulk donations for distribution to local families.

If you’d like to do this, sign up here: Magnet Night of Service at CCFB Sign Up  To be clear, you’ll need to provide your own transportation, and you’ll also need to have your parent/guardian fill out the Volunteer Registration form that I’ll collect from you before the event. Please deliver those to me in 710. Come on, Magnetos, let’s do this!  See below for more info:

Arriving at CCFB

For travel options and directions to the facility, click here. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your shift. Check in at the front desk when you arrive. If you are arriving after hours, please ring the doorbell at the main entrance. The volunteer orientation begins promptly at the scheduled start time. If you arrive late, please check in with a Volunteer Shift Leader for directions.

Safety Guidelines

  • You will be turned away if you are wearing improper footwear as you will be working in the warehouse. Shoes must have closed toes and heels (no sandals, clogs, slippers or high heels).
  • All new volunteers are required to complete a Volunteer Registration form.
  • All volunteers are required to sign in and out on the Volunteer Service Log as a way to track volunteer hours.
  • Parents and/or guardians are required to sign Volunteer Waiver forms for first-time volunteers under the age of 18 years.
  • If you have cold symptoms or open wounds, please do not show up to volunteer.
  • Temperatures in the volunteer areas can vary. Layers are recommended.

Check out the video of last year’s service night:

Feb 06

Senior Alaya Mays Statebound in POL!

Camas High School recently held its school contest for Poetry Out Loud during finals week.  Some 40 students from the individual classroom competitions met that morning to recite poems they had selected and interpreted. Eight of those 40 advanced to the finals, and three of those eight were MST Magnet students. Sophomores Chloe Higgins, Thomas Hull, and senior Alaya Mays all performed admirably in the final round, but Alaya Mays came out on top, winning the school competition for the third year in a row!

Alaya competed in the regional round at ESD 112 the next week and took top honors, winning a trip to the state competition. Congratulations, Alaya! We wish you the best of luck in the upcoming state competition. Read all about her journey in this recent Camasonian article: Poetry Out Loud Statebound Champion 

Jan 17

Admissions Timeline for 2018 Published

All programs at CHS are shifting back their timelines for info/admission by about a month this year. See below for the newly adopted admissions timeline for the MST Magnet. Email sam.greene@camas.wednet.edu with questions.


2/13/18 12:15-1:30 Skyridge students visit CHS and have opportunity to select into MST Magnet Program Info Session in North Commons CHS Theater and North Commons
2/20/18 12:15-1:30 Liberty students visit CHS and have opportunity to select into MST Magnet Program Info Session in North Commons CHS Theater and North Commons
2/22/18 6:30-7:30 PM Parent & Student MST Magnet Info Night CHS North Commons
3/2/18 NLT 3:00 PM MST Magnet Admissions Applications DUE Via online forms
3/7/18 12:45-5:30 PM MST Admissions Testing CHS North Commons
3/9/18 5:00 PM Teacher Recommendations Due Via online forms
3/12/18 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Make-up Session — MST Admissions Testing CHS Career Center
3/28/18 Admissions decisions letters sent home via email

Jan 10

Magnet Grad Meghal Sheth Published!

CHS/MST Magnet grad Meghal Sheth, class of 2015, was published this week in the journal of Future Microbiology, receiving a co-author credit for her recent work exploring the Zika virus and human pregnancy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Read the online article via the link here: To Zika and destroy: an antimalarial drug protects fetuses from Zika infection

Congratulations, Meghal!

Dec 12

Senior Symposium 2017

On December 11th, 2017, the entire Magnet senior class presented their summer internship work and projects to the Camas School District school board and community at the Zellerbach Administration Center. After the poster fair, staff, students, and community convened for the regular school board meeting to hear formal presentations of internships by seniors Ashley Miles and Gabe Mukobi.

Ms. Miles conducted her internship over the summer at Portland State University. In her words, “Global climate change is widely accepted among the scientific community, yet society has not made the necessary reductions in fossil fuel usage. Models for the implications of climate change are crucial for convincing the public of the need for increased environmental protection. Due to their importance in freshwater ecosystems and measurable stress responses with the p53 stress protein, Nile tilapia serve as a good model for the effects of climate change. The goal of this experiment was to determine specificity in the p53 antibody, and allow  for further research on p53 responses to exposure to environmental stress in Nile tilapia. We used the Western Blot protocol to verify antibody specificity to the p53 protein in tilapia tissue samples. Our results did not provide complete verification of specificity of the p53 antibody, but suggested potential for future verification of specificity.” The Impact of Environmental Stressors on the Production of Stress Protein P53 in Nile Tilapia

Mr. Mukobi worked on a team to develop the hardware and software for a newly designed localized positioning system called Pozyx that communicates over the Ultra-Wideband (UWB) radio spectrum. Prototyped by a team in Ghent, Belgium, Pozyx devices are equipped with UWB positioning capabilities as well as a variety of motion sensors onboard, including accelerometers, gyroscopes, and magnetometers. These sensors allow for the collecting of various useful motion data on a moving device while concurrently collecting data on its position. The utilization of the UWB spectrum for communication by Pozyx enables it to achieve high data rates of up to 100 Hz, positioning accuracy within 10 centimeters, and at a relatively small cost and setup (Pozyx, 2017). He and his team successfully implemented and tested this Pozyx positioning system with applications as a learning tool for hands-on college-level physics courses, as an advanced position and motion data collection device for professional athletes, and as a solution for other high precision localized positioning applications. Implementing a High Precision Ultra-Wideband Positioning System for Kinematic Education

Congratulations, seniors, on your successful internships and projects!

Dec 07

Magnet Sophomore Jaden Kim Honored by Local VFW Post

Magnet sophomore Jaden Kim debated the effort to reward ratio when he considered the extra credit writing assignment Mr. Greene offered in early November via the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) essay contest.  In the end, Mr. Kim decided it was worth it. Little did he know when he submitted his essay that (besides getting the opportunity to reflect deeply on the role of our veterans past and future) his efforts would also earn him a $250 dollar honorarium for his 3rd place essay based on the following prompt: “American History: Our Hope for the Future”.  Based on his placing in this contest, he now advances to the district level of competition. A special thanks to all of the VFW members at post 4278 for this opportunity. And thank you for your service.

Dec 01

Girls Represent TED Talk Night

Camas Girls Represent hosts TED Talk Night in the CHS Library from 6-7:30pm on Thursday, December 7th. All middle school and high school students, parents, and staff are invited to hear five female speakers, including a local politician and a former professional football player, give inspiring talks on their experiences in male-dominated occupations.

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