State Board of Education adopts new Essential Skills options

Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor released the following statement after the State Board of Education’s vote relating to the Essential Skills requirements on Sept. 17:

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HR Library celebrates Dyslexia Awareness

Together with Hood River County Library, Columbia Gorge Dyslexia Fund and the Columbia Gorge Chapter of Decoding Dyslexia invite all to attend a month of free activities in honor of October’s Dyslexia Awareness Month and in celebration of the newly enacted state law that promises to change the experience of Oregon’s dyslexic students for years to come.

Sexual Health: Our Whole Lives series offered to 7-9th graders

Riverside Community Church, UCC, in conjunction with Bethel United Church of Christ, is again offering Our Whole Lives (OWL), an award-winning sexual health program which helps 7th-9th grade students make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior.

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Louanna Flint ‘keeps on working’ at May Street

You could say Louanna Flint is a bit of an institution at May Street Elementary School. That’s because Flint, 94, has worked for the school in one form or another for the past 60 years.

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Parkdale educator named ‘Unsung Hero’

Voya Financial, Inc., a leading provider of retirement plans for educators, has awarded Odell resident Darla Goe, a librarian and media specialist at Parkdale Elementary School, with a $2,000 grant as part of the company’s 2015 Unsung Heroes awards competition.

’Clean Campus Project’ kicks off at CGCC

The Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Columbia Gorge Community is asking for help in the upkeep of Hood River campus.

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Eagle Honor Court inducts a record 8

On Sept. 18, Boy Scout Troop 282, sponsored by the Hood River Lions Club, will hold a Court of Honor in recognition of eight outstanding young men.

‘Mystery Guests’ highlight 2015 Cemetery Tales program

Here’s who’s who for 6th annual historical tour Sept. 25-27 at Idlewilde

“Cemetery Tales” returns Sept. 25-27 to Idlewild Cemetery in Hood River.

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Hood River 6th grader wins state spelling bee

Sixth-grader Sean Counihan won the elementary division in the 7th annual Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship Sept. 5 at the Oregon State Fair, sponsored by Oregon Spellers.

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Concerning cannabis: HR city, county leaders discuss ‘changing landscape’

Local leaders mulled over marijuana and its effect on youth at a community conversation Thursday at Mid Valley Elementary School in Odell.

Hood River Middle School boiler to be replaced

The century-old steam boiler at Hood River Middle School is now no more than a massive metal relic.

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Cripple Hop playing fundraiser Friday for Education Foundation

School has started but summer fun continues. Hood River Education Foundation hosts a summer party, Sept. 11, 6-10 p.m, in the Ruins at Springhouse Cellar, featuring the band Cripple Hop.

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HR County Library receives new supply of bilingual books

Hood River County Library celebrated the receipt of 501 new bilingual and multilingual children’s books on Aug. 11 with local child care partners.

'Community Conversation on Marijuana' Sept. 10 at Mid Valley

A “Community Conversation on Marijuana” is scheduled at Mid Valley Elementary School cafeteria on Sept.10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Education Foundation announces scholarships

Ten college scholars will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarships this year from the Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF).