Students at Salmon Creek Elementary School have the opportunity to participate in after-school enrichment activities thanks to a partnership with the Clark County YMCA and the Travis Hays Literacy Fund. The Literacy Fund, established in memory of a former student, provides funding and support for the Travis Hays 21st-Century Learning Center, a multimedia hub at Salmon Creek.
The center offers after-school programs from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration and programs are very flexible to meet the needs of families. Class offerings have included chess, newspaper, Spanish, Lego engineering, a theater workshop and a variety of recreational activities.
Students have 30 minutes of supervised time during which they can do homework or read before the start of after-school classes.
Classes do not meet when students have a two-hour early release or when school is closed.
The YMCA provides a light snack, or students may bring their own snack. Students at Salmon Creek have priority for enrollment, but the program is open to all students in the school district. Space is limited and financial assistance is available.
Information on class offerings and schedules is sent home with Salmon Creek students on a regular basis. The YMCA handles all registrations. For additional information, please contact the Clark County YMCA at 360-885-YMCA (9622). Anthony Hall, the YMCA after-school program director, may be contacted at 360-885-9622 or AHall@ymca-portland.org.
100 Mile Club
Our 100 Mile Club encourages students to stay fit and healthy. Students walk the track during recesses and log laps toward walking 100 miles in one school year. Students may earn awards and prizes for exercising.
Athletics are a fun way for students to learn sportsmanship and get exercise. Girls and boys in fourth and fifth grades can participate in volleyball, basketball and track at Salmon Creek.
Salmon Creek fifth-graders have an opportunity to show their responsibility and leadership as members of the school safety patrol. Working with adults, the safety patrol helps students and parents safely cross nearby streets before and after school. Interested students may apply in the office.
Salmon Creek fifth-graders can apply for the student leadership team. The team of motivated girls and boys is responsible for daily school announcements and school spirit activities. The team, which meets daily at lunch, rotates three times each year to give more students an opportunity to serve their school community.