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GTA’s first STEAM Career Day succeeds

The Gorge Technology Alliance held its first-ever STEAM Career Day for students in the region April 25 in The Dalles.

Tour Portland gardens with study groups May 22

OSU Home Extension Services invites the community to join the Mid-Columbia Family and Community Education Study Groups on their annual Spring Tour, set for May 22.

Students experience science and adventure at Cascade Mtn. School

Climbing volcanic trails. Making fresh mozzarella cheese. Bicycling through alfalfa fields. Hunting for salmon. Cascade Mountain School isn’t your typical summer camp. It takes a roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty approach to outdoor education, attracting budding scientists, aspiring farmers and everything in-between.

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Nutrition Within Reach: Mealtime in the Schools

In school cafeterias, it’s food for thought

You could say the classrooms move each weekday to the warm, aromatic basement of Parkdale Elementary School, starting at about 11 a.m. Kitchen staff are there to help with the learning.

CGCC Student Wind Challenge is May 3

Columbia Gorge Community College and Google are proud to announce the 2014 Student Wind Challenge, which will be held at The Dalles Civic Auditorium May 3.

Honor Roll

Hood River Middle School has released its list of students on the honor roll for second quarter:

Cohn and Dolan chosen as Elks ‘Students of the Month’ for February

Delia Dolan and Tony Cohn, both seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were recognized for their academic excellence and community service at a recent Hood River Elks Lodge meeting. Both students received a check for $100 and are among the 18 students who are in the running for the “Student of the Year” Awards which will be presented on Sunday, June 1.

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District hires Kirwan as curriculum director

Neely Kirwan will be the next director of curriculum and instruction for Hood River County School District.

Schools face yet another year of reductions

Hood River County School District is facing its ninth straight year of financial reductions.

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Dave Fults: At HRV, ‘Your kids will be taken care of’

Dave Fults has a dual perspective of Hood River Valley High School: He teaches government, advanced government and “economics as needed” to seniors, but he’s also a parent; three of his four boys have graduated from HRVHS (Ritchie, Seth and Eli), and his youngest (Sam) is a sophomore.

Japanese Studies at CGCC teaches more than just language

Columbia Gorge Community College’s foreign language program fosters cross-cultural collaboration, problem solving and character development for both students and the community at large.

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Stan Ocheskey, Jenny Packer take ag leadership roles

Meet them at Saturday’s FFA steak feed, auction

The FFA chapter at Hood River Valley High School is an active bunch, as you will learn Saturday if you attend the fifth-annual Steak Feed and Silent Auction, 6 p.m. at HRVHS.

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SMART supporters read with kids, learn about literacy program

The Start Making A Reader Today “Reading Matters” tour visited Westside Elementary School on April 18.

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Sen. Wyden hosts town hall at HRVHS

When Ron Wyden told an auditorium full of students, “Let’s focus on the big issues and just have some fun,” he went first.

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Schools go to staggered start this fall

The Hood River County School Board recently approved new staggered school start and end times for the 2014-15 school year.