ASPIRE seeks volunteers

The ASPIRE Program at Hood River Valley High School is seeking volunteers to help encourage all students to further their education, set goals and achieve career dreams.

‘Parenting’ photo contest winners shown at library

Eight photos have been selected as winners of the fourth annual Columbia Gorge Parenting Together photo contest. Winning photographers are Blanca Flores, Elisa Cartwright, Jessica Hoffman, Karen Harding, Karin Tauscher, Lauren Kramer, Melanie Kelly and Paloma Ayala.

‘Boost Your Child’s Brain Potential’ Sept. 15

Join us as we use Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline topics to explore the Brain State model and how to literally “wire” the child’s brain for self-control.

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First Windermere golf tournament raises $6,000 for Stevenson Program

Windermere Glenn Taylor Real Estate hosted its first golf tournament at Skamania Golf Course in Stevenson, Wash., last month.

New teachers and licensed staff join Hood River County Schools

New teachers and licensed staff have joined the Hood River County School District.

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County schools start classes on Tuesday

School is back. What’s different this year?

HRCSD hires Don Benefield as operations director

Don Benefield has been appointed as Hood River County School District's new operations director.

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‘Get Outside for Education’ Aug. 27

The Hood River Education Foundation hosts its “Get Outside for Education” fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 1-4 p.m. at Waterfront Park. Family fun includes a Zorb “human hamster ball,” a dry land obstacle course, slack line, raffle and prizes.

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Student delegation returns from Tsuruta

Rice art, museums, shrines, a cat café, a judo demonstration, host families and Pokémon were a few of the highlights for the group of 16 who returned to Hood River Wednesday.

Eat right: Making a healthy box lunch

Although it is summer, kids will be going back to school soon. With that comes the challenge of finding some good lunchbox meals that are healthy and that your child will eat. Not an easy task!

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Superintendent Dan Goldman’s new school year letter

Helping kids thrive, together

Greetings Hood River County School District families and welcome to a new school year!

‘Music Festival of the Gorge’ returns Sept. 17

The Music Festival of the Gorge, now in its second year, happens at the Hood River Waterfront Park Amphitheater on Saturday, Sept. 17.

‘Get Outside for Education’ fundraiser Aug. 27 at Waterfront

The Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) hosts Get Outside for Education at Waterfront Park on Aug. 27 from 1-6 p.m. Admission is $5 per person or $20 for five family members.

Kids invited to learn at Bonneville Dam Aug. 24

Fourth graders to receive “Every Kid in a Park” passes

Summer is winding down, and next year’s passes for fourth graders will soon be available at Bonneville Dam.

Back-to-school tips for parents

Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips.