Spotlight – Q & A
Where did you grow up? I was born in Fullerton, CA while my Dad attended optometry school. At the age of 8 years old, we moved to a small town called Logandale, NV, near the Utah border.
What schools did you attend? I graduated from Moapa Valley High School; I was a part of the first graduating class of over 100 students.
Mr. Jensen, Cascade Middle School
What did you do after high school? Right after high school, I worked for 2 years to save money. I was an assistant cook at the senior center, worked construction and cleaned up in a machine shop.
After working for 2 years what did you do? I went to the airport, looked at the flight departure board and randomly picked Marseille, France as my destination. I left from McCarron Airport in Las Vegas headed for France.
What was your plan once you arrived in France? I didn’t have a plan.
Did you make this trip with someone? No, all by myself.
What is the first thing you did upon arriving in France? I arrived at Charles de Gaulle airport and missed my connecting flight. A German man […]
Spotlight – Q & A
Where did you grow up? I was born in Longview and raised in Toutle. My family on my father’s side lived in Toutle since the 1860’s. Some of the original homesteaders in the Toutle Valley are the Tippery’s, who are in my family tree. My grandmother on my Dad’s side was a Tippery. While my parents still live in Toutle, my family lives in Castle Rock now.
What high school did you attend? I graduated from Toutle High School – class of 1993. The Fighting Ducks!
Where did you go to college? From Toutle High School I enrolled at Lower Columbia College (LCC) then transferred and graduated from Central Washington University in Ellensburg. Ellensburg is great, but it’s not “here”.
How is school different now from when you grew up? The transient nature of students is significantly different from when I grew up. The Toutle High School class I graduated with had about 40 kids, most of whom went through K-12 together. You just don’t see that anymore.
Why the transient nature? It’s socioeconomics. People living in poverty, having difficulty finding steady work or a stable place to live.
Where were […]
- Elementary schools – two hours earlier than regular release time
- Cascade – 11:45am release
- Monticello – 11:50am release
- Mt. Solo – 11:55am release
- High schools – 11:50am release
Students return back to school on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Students will be released one hour early on that day.
Broadway Learning Center has no school on Friday, Dec. 21. School resumes for Broadway students on Thursday, January 3, 2019.