Senior Showcase

On December 9th, 2013, 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 and listened to formal presentations of internships by seniors Carly Marshall, Xinyang Chen, Zach Hein, and Matt Palodichuck.

Marshall worked over the summer at CID Bioscience in Camas, WA., where she conducted an investigation designed to test the filtration feature of a portable ethylene gas analyzer and to display the functionality of the CI-900 in a real world application of monitoring the ethylene production of fruit. Fruit Tests with the CI-900 Portable Ethylene Gas Analyzer.

Chen, Hein, and Palodichuck conducted their internships at Underwriters Laboratories in Camas, WA. They sought to design a tool in Microsoft InfoPath to standardize the process of estimating the hours needed to certify products. Designing an InfoPath Product Scoping Tool for UL

Congratulations, seniors, on your successful internships and projects!

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Important FASFA Information

Seniors planning on attending college and applying for scholarships and financial aid for the fall of 2014 must submit the FAFSA form. In order to fill out the FAFSA, students and one parent/guardian must each request individual pin numbers that will serve as an electronic tracking system and signature. A  pin request can be made at  It takes approximately 24-48 hours to receive a confirmation of your pin request. Then between January 1-31, even if family taxes have not been submitted, the FAFSA form can be completed at Once taxes are submitted to the IRS, then a FAFSA correction must be made at the same website.

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Geometry Turkey Constructions!

Here are our freshmen working on their turkey constructions in geometry.  Most turkeys have an ominous fate over Thanksgiving break, but hopefully these turkeys will be coming to life with some creative coloring and design.

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Caesar Videos!

Sophomore Magnet students worked to interpret scenes from Julius Caesar and update it with a new theme while retaining basic plot and tone.  In the process they learned about storyboarding, screen play writing, and working with a team to make/edit a video:  Bill and Ted’s Gotham Problem / Inception Caesar , High School Musical Caesar, and Hunger Games Caesar.

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The Financial Aid Handbook

An invaluable read for all grade levels, written by two former college admission deans:

The Financial Aid Handbook: Getting the Education You Want for the Price You Can Afford

From the Amazon description: “In today’s tough economy, a college degree is more important–and more expensive–than ever before. The Financial Aid Handbook is the definitive, one-stop guide to the college selection and payment process, covering everything from basic timelines and tuition costs to predicting your scholarship award from colleges and taking ownership of student debt after graduation.”


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Water Resource Center Field Trip

Students in Mrs. Dean’s AP Environmental Science class toured the Vancouver Water Resource Center on 11/21/13 and had a blast!

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Magnet Overnighter 2013

Many think that the typical Magnet student keeps his/her nose in the books and does not know how to let loose…think again! Click on the link above to see the other side of a Magnet student during our overnighter last weekend.

The Other Side of a Magnet Student

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Senior Symposium December 9th

Mark your calendars for our annual senior symposium held at Zeller Auditorium on Monday, December 9th from 4:30-5:30 PM. Our seniors worked hard during their internships over the summer and want to share their research with you.

Don’t Kyle and Austin look spiffy in their hard hats during their internship at the City of Camas?

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“Table Reading” of Julius Caesar Video Project Script!

Sophomore magnet students use Chromebooks to do a table reading of a draft of a shared screenplay they’ve written together for the Julius Caesar video assignment.  As they read through the document, they digitally dialogue and make edits via the shared Drive document they’ve created.

JC Table Read.

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About every other year we take MST magnet students to Ashland to see plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. It serves as a community builder, but it also supports and nurtures the connection between the English course work students do and the work they do in MST.

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