River HomeLink gets a new home

first_imgWhen: 1 and 6:30 p.m., Thursday; and 1 p.m. Aug. 22.Where: Maple Grove campus “Longhouse.” Enter via Gardner Center designated spots (near Battle Ground Cinema).Information: River HomeLink office, 360-334-8200, or River HomeLink.Bounced in June from leased space in a Camas church, Battle Ground Public Schools’ popular alternative River HomeLink program has found a new, long-term home.It’s not at the district’s CASEE administrative hub on Northeast 149th Street in Brush Prairie, as announced earlier.Instead, veteran Principal Mark Clements will oversee 10 full-time equivalent teachers and up to 320 students in a large modular classroom annex on the combined Maple Grove primary-middle school campus.Called the “Longhouse,” the five double-classroom modular units will be lightly remodeled and divided to form nine classrooms, and 13 rooms total.For now, parents may park vehicles in designated spots in the neighboring Gardner commercial center (home of the Battle Ground Cinema and other shops), and enter a new gate to a footpath leading straight to the cluster.Next year, a parking lot to serve River HomeLink will be constructed on the west edge of the Maple Grove campus, off Southwest Ninth Avenue. That’s one long block from the corner of state Highway 503 and Southwest Eaton Boulevard (formerly Northeast 199th Street).“The parents are thrilled with having a permanent home, and having the opportunity of finding some ways to interact with the ‘regular’ school” at Maple Grove, said Diana Gilsinger, associate superintendent.last_img read more