One new school and numerous new, more secure, front entrances will greet students and families as the 2019-20 School year begins on Tuesday.
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Providence Hood River Foundation’s latest project, Basecamp, focuses on caring for your heart. With prevention and wellness at the forefront, the program also includes the goal of providing life-saving AED’s (automatic external defibrillators) to the community through other non-profits. AEDs…
In just over a week, local kids go back to school.Yes, Sept. 3 is the big day, but that doesn’t mean summer is completely over. Here’s a few ideas, just before the school year starts and one shortly after, to pursue some summer fun in Hood River County:Late summer music:Aug. 24 — Music Festi…
Well, kids, we still have a good month to go before school starts again — plenty of time to explore classes and camps offered in Hood River County, from swimming to STEAM.
There are many Hood River service organizations that provide great benefit back to the local community such as the Lions, Elks, Kiwanis, and Rotary, but one such group is rarely noticed. It is the Philanthropic Educational Organization, or P.E.O. as it is known, which is a women’s only group…
The annual MR. HRV competition at Hood River Valley High School was held on May 30 and featured five seniors displaying a variety of talents, humor and pizazz in hopes of taking home the crown. The five contestants were Ben Ahrens, Stephen Bustamante, Xoah Mariscal, Jose Rivera and Zane Ying…
Kyle Brown and Marena Decker, seniors at Horizon Christian School, have been chosen as the Elks Students of the Month for March 2019.
On April 6, the Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team hosted the OSAA District 9 State Qualifier tournament. Teams from Cove Charter School, Pine Eagle Charter School and Pendleton High School competed with HRVHS to represent District 9 at the State Tournament, which will be h…
Experience the power of empathy with “Walk in the Shoes of a Dyslexic: Simulation and Student Panel,” a hands-on event designed to increase awareness of the difficulties and frustrations that people with dyslexia encounter daily, on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at Little Oak Monte…
May Street Parent Teacher Organization hosts the Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction Thursday, April 11 from 4:30-7 p.m.
The HRVHS Duo Interpretation Team of Maggie Bertrand (at right) and Jacob Kaplan (at left) won third place at the Diana Vazquez Duque Invitational at Oregon City High School on March 2. Audrey Schlemmer (middle) took fourth Place in Dramatic Interpretation. The team will now compete to quali…
Whether or not you’re a Jane Austen fan in general, and of “Sense and Sensibility” in particular, this is a play you won’t want to miss.
Enrique Garcia, a student at Mid Valley Elementary School, is being featured this week as part of a statewide public education support campaign known as “The Promise of Oregon.”
Hood River Middle School presents “The Big Bad Musical: A Howling Courtroom Comedy,” the trial of The Big Bad Wolf set to music, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Hood River Middle School auditorium.
Students from Westside, May Street, Parkdale and Mosier elementary schools gathered recently at Hood River Middle School for the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) Gorge Invitational 2018.
The Hydro Automatons from Hood River won the overall fourth place Championship Award in the Oregon State First Lego League Championship Tournament last month and has been invited to compete at the First Lego League North American Open Championship on May 18 at Legoland in California.
At May Street School, crews with Kirby Nagelhout Construction are working throughout winter break to prepare new playground areas on the east side of the campus in time for resumption of school on Monday.
Julie Adams of “Hello Gorgeous” beauty and barber shop in Odell writes, “I would like to give a big thank you to the Odell Garden Club. At the beginning of the Christmas holidays, a lovely handmade swag adorns all the businesses in Odell. Thank you to all who make these swags and deliver them. They have been adding beauty and joy to my piece of heaven for the past 10 years.”
The Hood River Valley High School exchange students arrived this past summer, and call various countries home. Francesca Mela, Javier Pico Escudero, Julia Carmen Van den Broek, Nadja Essing, and Stefan Salmar are among these students, and had a lot to say about their experience and what they have enjoyed about their exchange so far.
The Wy’east High School Class of 1967 held a 50-year reunion Aug. 18-19. Former teachers Joan Fowler, Roy Nellermoe and Mary Neville attended. On Friday, 62 gathered at the private campground of Mike and Sue Faulkender in Parkdale.
LAST YEAR’S fifth graders, in Kim Martin’s Mid Valley Elementary classroom, worked on a community service project during the school year, said Mid Valley Principal Kim Yasui.
Lately, the Seven Deadly Sins have been rearing their ugly heads far too often. Evil and excess seem to be in charge. In the same week that good Samaritans were murdered on a Portland MAX train defending two innocent girls, I paid $30 to take a voyeuristic tour through William Randolph Hearst’s monument to excess, the Hearst Castle.
Talk about the tree of knowledge: Jared Nagreen, third grade teacher at Horizon Christian School (and an alumni himself) holds a fallen cherry branch, gleaned from the school grounds, to help in his math instruction.
Kids and families will find plenty of things to do this weekend and in the next week. Here’s a short list of fun events happening right away and a few more to plan for as summer approaches:
Hood River Valley High School senior Nathan Daniel, of Cascade Locks, is one of three finalists for a $5,000 scholarship from Hollywood Lights – Portland. His essay earned him a video spot on the group’s Facebook page, and the scholarship will be given based on how many “likes” each video receives.
Hood River Middle School sixth graders Allie Doss and Thea Brevard made “comfort kits” for warming shelter and other community members as part of the “Make a Difference” class offered at the school.
Each year, students at Parkdale Elementary are challenged by Principal Gus Hedberg to sell a certain number of raffle tickets for the annual school carnival, thus earning a “grand prize.”
The White Salmon Valley K-8 Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) will hold its 25th Annual Silent Auction on Friday, April 28 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Whitson Elementary School in White Salmon.
May Street students created a number of artworks in class that will be sold to benefit the school’s Artists in Residence program, including bowls and tiled mirrors, at the annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Thursday, April 13.
Hood River Valley High School art students installed blue jeans with anti-sexual assault messages along Oak Street on Wednesday as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week. The art was inspired by Denim Day protests, which began in Italy when a rape conviction was overturned because judges deemed wearing tight jeans as implying consent to sex.
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