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Butler Acres Honors Veterans
imgJV Cheerleaders Show Spirit
JV Cheerleaders Show Spirit
imgCoweeman Ribbon Cutting
Coweeman Ribbon Cutting
imgHilander Band
Hilander Band
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Catlin: A School of Distinction
Welcome to Our New Website

We have updated the software so that it will display better on Internet Explorer and mobile devices. We have also taken this opportunity to reorganize our site. The "Quicklinks" are now in the menu at the top of the page. There you'll find some of our most popular pages. Departments and School Board are now found under the "District" menu. Our Schools links now take you directly to the newly designed school homepages. The "Teaching and Learning" section houses the pages related to student instruction. We hope you like our new site and come back often!

Our Mission
The mission of Kelso Public Schools is to prepare every student for living, learning and achieving success as a citizen of our changing world.
Event List
Monday, December 22, 2014 12:00 AM

Monday, January 5, 2015 12:00 AM

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 7:00 PM

Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM

Monday, January 26, 2015 12:00 AM

Monday, January 26, 2015 7:00 PM

Monday, January 26, 2015 7:00 PM

Monday, February 9, 2015 7:00 PM

Our Strategic Plan
Connect With Us

District Announcements
In the Event of Weather Related Closures

We are approaching the season of weather related school closures, late starts, and adjusted bus routes.You can learn more by reading our KSD Plan for Inclement Weather, or you can call our information hotline at 501-1990. Snow routes can be found on the Transportation webpage. We encourage you to sign up for Flash Alert announcements so you can receive messages and updates regarding schedule changes.

Welcome to Kelso School District

    Through our website, our community and our staff have access to information about the people and programs that make our schools great! Ouemployees are dedicated to serving the educational needs of our community’s children. From award winning schools to Hilanders’ pride, “We are Kelso!”

    As I enter my first year as a member of the Kelso School District team, I look forward to observing and supporting the specific ways in which we help students pursue their learning and form their dreams. We are here to inspire, encourage, teach and nurture our student’s growth into citizens of our community – locally and around the world. Wherever they serve and lead, they will take with them the pride of our community.

    It’s going to be a great year!
    Superintendent Glenn Gelbrich

    Congratulations Catlin! 2014 School of Distinction

    Catlin Elementary was recently notified that they are the recipient of a 2014 School of Distinction award. The school won this prestigious recognition for being one of the 5% highest improving schools in the State of Washington for increased Reading and Math achievment over the past 5 years.
    School of Distinction awards are given by The Center for Educational Effectiveness. Recipients will be honored at an Awards Ceremony on November 5.

    Child Screening

    KSD Child Screening will be offered on January 21, 2015 at Catlin Elementary. For children 3-5 years old who reside in the Kelso School District and have not yet entered Kindergarten. An appointment is required and all screening srevices are provided free of charge. For screening and appointment, please call 360.501.1904.

    Human Growth & Development and HIV/STD Prevention Curriculum Parent Night

    Students in grades 4 through 12 will receive Human Growth & Development or HIV/STD Prevention this school year, depending on grade level. By law parent/guardian is required to physically review their child's Human Growth & Development and/or HIV/STD Prevention Curriculum prior to excusing them from instruction. Teachers will be available to answer school-specific questions, so you do need to attend your school's session as listed. All of the preview sessions are listed in the following table. Remember--although your attendance is OPTIONAL, it is REQUIRED if you wish to excuse your child from this instruction.

    Grades School Curriculum Date & Time Viewing Location



    Barnes, Carrolls,
    Rose Valley, & Wallace
    Grade 4: Human Growth
    Grade 5: HIV/STD Prevention
    Sept 23, 2014
    Rose Valley
    School Library
    4-5 Beacon Hill, Butler Acres,
    Grade 4: Human Growth
    Grade 5: HIV/STD Prevention
    March 10, 2015
    Beacon Hill
    6-8 Coweeman& Huntington HIV/STD Prevention Oct 7, 2014
    Huntington Middle
    9-12 KHS HIV/STD Prevention Oct 28, 2014
    KHS Career

    Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Letters : Catlin, Barnes, Wallace

    Click below for the appropriate school Letters:
    Catlin Elementary English/Spanish
    Barnes Elementary English/Spanish
    Wallace Elementary English/Spanish 

    Supplemental Education Services: Catlin, Barnes, Wallace
    Student/Parent Handbook
    SES Provider Information

    Take A Common Core Math Quiz!

    As the CCSS are being implemented in most states and the District, new aligned tests are being designed for students to start taking next year. Right now millions of students are taking field tests on these exams, and by many accounts, the questions are a lot more difficult than those on previous standardized tests. How much more difficult? Try and take this quick Math Quiz and find out.