HRCSD hires Don Benefield as operations director

Don Benefield has been appointed as Hood River County School District's new operations director.

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‘Get Outside for Education’ Aug. 27

The Hood River Education Foundation hosts its “Get Outside for Education” fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 1-4 p.m. at Waterfront Park. Family fun includes a Zorb “human hamster ball,” a dry land obstacle course, slack line, raffle and prizes.

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Student delegation returns from Tsuruta

Rice art, museums, shrines, a cat café, a judo demonstration, host families and Pokémon were a few of the highlights for the group of 16 who returned to Hood River Wednesday.

Eat right: Making a healthy box lunch

Although it is summer, kids will be going back to school soon. With that comes the challenge of finding some good lunchbox meals that are healthy and that your child will eat. Not an easy task!

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Superintendent Dan Goldman’s new school year letter

Helping kids thrive, together

Greetings Hood River County School District families and welcome to a new school year!

‘Music Festival of the Gorge’ returns Sept. 17

The Music Festival of the Gorge, now in its second year, happens at the Hood River Waterfront Park Amphitheater on Saturday, Sept. 17.

‘Get Outside for Education’ fundraiser Aug. 27 at Waterfront

The Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) hosts Get Outside for Education at Waterfront Park on Aug. 27 from 1-6 p.m. Admission is $5 per person or $20 for five family members.

Kids invited to learn at Bonneville Dam Aug. 24

Fourth graders to receive “Every Kid in a Park” passes

Summer is winding down, and next year’s passes for fourth graders will soon be available at Bonneville Dam.

Back-to-school tips for parents

Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips.

School District announces Finance Advisory vacancies

To increase communication with the public, staff and the school board, and to provide for greater citizen involvement, the Hood River County School District Board of Directors has established a Finance Advisory Committee.

Coming to the library: Vikki Claflin talk, more at Hood River Library

Local author Vikki Claflin will give a talk on her latest novel at the Hood River Library on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m.

CenterPointe Bank, Leaders for Tomorrow offer teen ‘Financial Literacy 101’

CenterPointe Community Bank and Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT) are teaming up to present a series of classes to help young people understand more about their finances.

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4-H Fair Results: Education Displays and Memory Books

Photos by Kirby Neumann-Rea 4H-er Aiden Sewell, 15, talks with Poultry Chair Julianna Dolan during the fair. Dolan said that turkey entries saw increased participation in 2016 in part due to disease issues with ducks and other small animals in 2015. At left: the cool floor of the Community Building was too much to resist for Rhylan Tama, 4, of Hood River on Thursday during the county fair. Below: Malina Broddie’s photo won the Special Award for Best Animal, from Women for Agriculture.

Schools seek applicants for budget panel

The Hood River County School District is looking for citizens to join its budget committee.


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