Elks announce May ‘Students of the Month’

Madison Graham and Jessie Karr, both students at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Students of the Month for May by the Hood River Elks Lodge No. 1507 and were each presented with a check for $100. They joined 16 other winning students in the running for the annual Student of the Year Awards, held May 31.

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Moreland will serve as principal at Cascade Locks Elementary School

Amy Moreland has been selected as the next principal of Cascade Locks Elementary School beginning in the 2015-16 school year. Her selection was approved by the School Board at its May 27 meeting. Moreland will be replacing Kim Vogel who is retiring at the end of the school year.

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Sarah Braman-Smith selected as Principal at Wy’east Middle School

Sarah Braman-Smith of Madras has been selected as the next principal of Wy’east Middle School beginning in the 2015-16 school year. Her selection was approved by the School Board at its May 13 meeting. Braman-Smith will be replacing Catherine Dalbey who will begin serving as the district’s Director of Human Resources July 1.

Workshops set for bird and pollinator habitats

Learn to create habitat around your home at the Hood River Watershed Group’s upcoming Backyard Habitat Workshop on Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

HR Education Foundation offers scholarships

Scholarships for students currently enrolled in college are offered through the Hood River County Education Foundation, with applications due July 1, 2015.

Performing arts director nominated for Tony award

Mosier Schools’ Performing Arts Director Betsy Oslund Harmon has been nominated for a Tony award. Community members and current and former students nominated Harmon for the national award, “Excellence in Theatre Education,” on Sunday, March 31, 2015 with letters of reference and a three-minute video tribute.

Teen arrested in Washougal High bomb threat

Washougal — Police arrested a teenager Thursday in connection with a bomb threat made earlier last week at Washougal High School.

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Odell celebration honors school, community leaders

A diverse cast of leaders was honored at Mid Valley Elementary School in Odell Thursday night.

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So long and ‘See You Again’

The time is nearly here: commencement events for the Class of 2015.

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HRV Engineering Fair highlights long list of First Friday events

A unique “pizza” party is planned for downtown Hood River on Friday.

Washington teachers rally for education funding

Camas, Washougal educators protest Washington state budget

Employees from the Camas and Washougal school districts joined forces to raise awareness during a teacher walkout day May 13. The demonstration was in protest against the state legislature for failing to fully fund K-12 education and keep class sizes smaller, among other issues.

School wildlife gardens win Envirogorge award

White Salmon — Whitson Elementary ’s Schoolyard Habitat program received Envirogorge’s Nature Space Award last Thursday.

Health group launches ‘Hospital Guide’

The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) announced Tuesday that it launched Oregon Hospital Guide (, according to a press release. The new website displays hospital data on a user-friendly platform. This is the first phase of a larger hospital transparency effort, OAHHS officials said

Write on: schools offer contest

The Hood River Public Schools writing competition is on.