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In its first year as a class at Kelso High, Fashion II's first class project is getting lots of attention. The students paired up to design and create beautiful dresses made from past issues of our local newspaper. Now moved to be part of the 2024 Celebration of the Arts, the dresses were on display in KHS commons and students and staff have been voting on their favorite. The Daily News is running an article in the same media format the dresses are made of, and inviting our wider community to join in the voting.

Fasion Design II
Project: Newspaper Dresses


Hilander Auto Surplus Sale-CLOSED

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Kelso School District No. 458 is confirming the availability of several used automobiles:

  • 1996 Honda, Accord VIN#: 1HGCD5633TA060080, KBB value of $1,300.00, Mileage 193,359.

  • 2000 Chevrolet, Blazer VIN#:1GNDT13W4YK136315, KBB value of $1,700.00, Mileage 171,428.

  • 2002 Pontiac, GPG VIN#:1G2WP52K42F202250, KBB value of $2,300.00, Mileage 129,842.

  • 2003 Ford, F150 VIN#:1FTRW08L23KD28839, missing catalytic converter, KBB value of $3,700.00, Mileage 303,000.

  • 2005 Toyota, Rav4 VIN#:JTEGD20V350063347, KBB value of $2,600.00, Mileage 192,710.

All vehicle are sold as-is with no warranty.  The District will accept cash or cashier’s checks only. The bidding window opens October 17, 2022 and runs through November 16, 2022. Bids must be submitted on the approved Surplus Bid Form

(available at Kelso High School Main Office located at 1904 Allen Street, Kelso, WA 98626). Send completed bid forms to Attention: Scott Westlund, Kelso School District Office, 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626 on or before November 16, 2022 @ 3:00p.m. Minimum bid between $500 and $1000 depending on vehicle. Please see approved Surplus Bid Form for exact amounts. Other Inquiries related to the surplus sale, please call Melissa Boudreau at 360.501.1839.

Fire Science, First Responder Course 

Firefighters are often the first responders to an emergency and serve as EMTs and paramedics on scene. People's lives often depend on their quick reactions and competent care. Fire Science First Responder This course is offered to juniors or seniors interested in exploring potential career paths available as a Firefighter and/or First Responder. This course is fast-paced and focuses on the basic skills needed to become an entry-level firefighter in the State of Washington. Concepts covered include: Incident Command Systems, Fire Service History, Equipment Safety, Rescue and Extrication, Forcible entry, Pre-hospital emergency care and more.

Kelso High School Unveils
                    $2 Million In Upgrades

Kelso freshman removes a metal "K" keychain she made with the welding program's new plasma laser during an open house on Friday. The new machine is just a piece of the school's $2 million upgrade to its career and technical education (CTE) programs which serve more than 600 students each semester. The vocational upgrades, paid for by the Kelso school bond and CTE funds, are essential to the school's mission of preparing students for career success following graduation, according to CTE director Melissa Boudreau. "We have to be industry aligned. We want students work ready or ready to step into advanced training and education."


Kelso School District #458 complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Holly Budge, Director of Human Resources, the school district’s Title VII Officer and ADA Coordinator. People of disability may request reasonable accommodation in the hiring process by contacting, Holly Budge, Director of Human Resources, (360) 501-1924. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures regarding students may be directed to Gunnar Guttormsen, Director of Student Services, Title IX and 504 Coordinator, 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626 (360) 501-1900. Kelso School District is a drug and tobacco-free workplace.


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