HRVHS artists, writers win awards

‘Keys to Talent:’ students excel in creative works

Hood River Valley High School honored artists and writers on Friday with an all-school Fine Arts assembly.

First Book grants announced

On January 29, the Hood River First Book Advisory Board awarded the following grants to these literacy programs:

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HRVHS sophomore gives inside look at art competitions

Hood River Valley High School sophomore Brynn Searcy is an artist. And a state and nationally recognized artist at that.

HRV grad rates among top in Oregon

For the fourth year in a row, Hood River Valley High School’s four-year graduation rate ranked amongst the state’s best.

GTA hosts Feb. 25 forum on technology, community

Many social theorists agree that community life has been transformed by communications technologies. Is community disappearing or strengthening as we gaze at smartphones, video games, online movies, and web pages? How do these technologies both connect and disconnect us? Where online do we engage deeply with friends, family, and neighbors alike?

‘Species Art Making’ series starts Feb. 25

Join Peace Village and the Art of Community, Feb. 26 at the Design Studio of local artist, CJ Rench (1457 Barker Road) for the first of four free workshops to create large-scale paper maiche puppets and costumes for a Procession of Species celebration on Earth Day, April 25.

Class Notes, Feb. 21

Nina Barone; Terry Norton

Crop Talks return Feb. 23 at Rockford Grange

Crop Talks starts up again on Monday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at Rockford Community Grange.

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AVID learners need tutors

Hood River County School District middle and high school students are AVID for college.

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HRVHS AP History students enjoy Progressive-era dinner

History came alive last Friday in the AP U.S. History class at the Hood River Valley High School. Students participated in a Progressive Era dinner party with interactive roles as historical figures.

Elks Lodge names Bell, McLean January students of the month

Joy Bell and Lucy McLean have been selected as January Students of the Month by the Hood River Elks Lodge and were presented $100 checks at a recent Lodge meeting. Both are seniors at Hood River Valley High School. They, along with the other monthly winners, will be honored at a banquet on May 31 of this year.

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‘Pass the Pig’ happens Tuesday

High school FFA chapter raises funds

National FFA week is Feb. 15-22 this year and the Hood River Valley FFA Chapter has several activities planned at the local level. The first activity in the community is the “Pass The Pig” fundraiser, which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17 beginning at 9 a.m.

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Updated: Schools face grim budget projection

‘Disappointed’ Supt. Goldman heads to Salem

A cold million. That’s how much less the Hood River County School District can expect to receive in State School funding in the next biennium, based on current spending projections out of the Oregon Legislature.

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Sebastian Barajas ‘super dedicated’ in school, sports

To say Hood River Valley High School junior Sebastian Barajas, 17, is busy would be an understatement.

Community Ed: Survival Spanish for farmers and orchardists

Instructor Paul Kuiper offers a class to help farmers and orchardists communicate with their Spanish-speaking employees.