Family and Community Education, also known as Home Extension and sponsored by Oregon State University, will kick off its annual program at a meeting on Sept. 5.
Two local churches will be offering a “Our Whole Lives Lifespan Sexuality Education” program starting in September.
Hey kids, grab a parent or older sibling, tune up your bikes and get registered for the second Hood River Rural Rampage on Sept. 8.
The school year got off to an upbeat start — literally — for the staff of Hood River County School District.
Did you know that the Hood River County Library Foundation, one of the two library support groups, gave more than $35,000 to the library district this year? Thanks to the Foundation’s contributions, the library district has been able to offer downloadable e-books and audiobooks, magazines and newspapers, a revitalized Spanish language collection, and soon new teen and magazine reading areas.
County hopes to reopen it by end of the month
The History Museum of Hood River County remains closed as the county examines a preliminary audit report on the museum’s finances and how they may have been mishandled. County Administrator Dave Meriwether reported last week that The History Museum was closed Aug. 9 after the county learned of “administrative and operational anomalies” with the museum’s accounting practices. The museum is currently in the process of applying for a 501(c)(3) federal nonprofit tax designation, and Meriwether said last week that museum funds may have been moved too soon from one account to another “in anticipation of that (nonprofit) formation, which is not yet in place or recognized by the IRS.”
Hood River County School board hears about changes, projects for 2014-15
Schools are preparing for big changes in 2014-15. In a meeting that was part summer wrap-up and part fall preview the Board of Directors of Hood River County School District conducted a wide variety of business Wednesday, including news on how two statewide assessment and reporting programs will affect local schools.
Columbia Gorge Community College has achieved independent accreditation.
Dr. Edward Ray, president of Oregon State University, visited The Dalles and Hood River Thursday to talk about developing partnerships that will create more educational opportunities in rural areas of the state.
Saundra Buchanan previously served at Columbia Gorge CC
On Aug. 2, Hood River County School District Supt. Dan Goldman announced that Saundra Buchanan will be recommended as the district’s next chief financial officer.
Angie Adkins will teach – and learn – in Abu Dhabi
Hood River Middle School teacher Angie Adkins is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, and for the 46-year-old mother of two, the timing “feels just right” to pack up, move to a distant corner of the world and begin a new chapter of her life story.
Local government officials told Gov. John Kitzhaber Wednesday they support his call for a one-day special session of the Oregon Legislature to deal with education funding reform including revisions to the Public Employee Retirement System.
Goldman brings Erin Lolich over from Tigard-Tualatin
Supt. Dan Goldman has announced that he is appointing Erin Lolich as the interim chief academic officer of the Hood River County School District for the upcoming school year.
Public invited to round-table, 11:15 a.m. at HRMS
Gov. John Kitzhaber will visit Hood River today for a meeting he is billing as an “Education Reinvestment Roundtable” at Hood River Middle School.
Horizon Christian School teacher Faith Kempf will start work in the fall in an expanded role: secondary principal at the Hood River private school.