Horizon hires Nellermoe, Marble

Horizon Christian School announces that Miriam (Mim) Nellermoe has been hired to teach for the 2017-18 academic year.

New teachers join Hood River County School District

Not pictured but also joining the HRCSD staff this school year are:

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‘The absolutely necessary teaching of empathy and humanity’

This is an edited version of Dan Goldman’s prepared speech at the Aug. 30 all-staff back-to-school assembly, in which he stressed both the need to embrace technology in learning and for teachers and other staff to engage in true relationships with each other and students, to make sure all students feel accepted where they are welcome to fully experience their learning environments. Included is a link to video featuring Hood River Middle School students expressing “I believe”:

‘Citizen Activism 101’ workshop Sept. 16

Want to improve life for yourself and your neighbors or have a concern about local, state or federal laws? Learn about strategies for change and more during Donna Cohen’s workshop, “Citizen Activism 101.”

Three HR students head to Oregon Statewide Spelling Championships

Sean Counihan, Rhys Newton, and Lillian Ontiveros, all of Hood River, will be representing Hood River County this year at the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship.

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Last dance: Sandy Salazar retires after 32 years

Sandy Salazar, instructional assistant and Folklorico dance group instructor at Mid Valley Elementary, was honored Aug. 30 during the Hood River County School District’s teacher back-to-school assembly.

CGCC Nursing to join State consortium

Beginning next fall, the nursing program at Columbia Gorge Community College will begin using a statewide curriculum developed through the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE). This is in use by several OCNE partner schools as well as the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing.

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2017-18 school year starts on Tuesday

What’s old is new in some schools as the 2017-18 year starts up.

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School registration starts

Students registered at Hood River Middle School Thursday.

Genealogical Society meets Sept. 9 in TD

The next Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society meeting will be held Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, The Dalles, in the Basalt Café.

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School Construction

Construction continues at both middle schools in the Hood River County School District as Kirby Naglehout Construction crews and sub-contractors work to prepare the heavily remodeled buildings for school reopening Sept. 5.

‘Walk with Ease’ starts in September

The Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease program will be offered starting Sept. 11 at Wilson Park, Second and May streets, Hood River.

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Eating the Rainbow: Colorful fruits and vegetables form a healthy food palate


As the new nutrition services director for the Hood River County School District, I have often heard people say over this last year, “It’s not nutrition unless you eat it.”

Gastroparesis: A misunderstood, troublesome stomach ailment

For this awareness month, I’d like to go back to the basics of awareness. Forget about the commercials, the fundraising, the treatments. I simply want to introduce you to a condition that often goes undiagnosed for many years, despite its debilitating and life-altering symptoms — a condition that remains undiscussed and unmentioned, despite the over 5 million Americans that have it: gastroparesis.


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