Radio groups hold emergency exercise at fire hall Oct. 10

‘Quake Ex-II’ open to public

On Saturday, Oct. 10 the Hood River County ARES/RACES team will participate in a State Wide Communications Exercise from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hood River Library to host Death Cafe

Join Hood River County Library District for the third Hood River Death Café, Sunday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Hood River Library. At a Death Café, people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.

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CGCC librarian receives excellence award

Library Director John Schoppert at Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) has been awarded a state library award for leading open source resource development at the college.

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Get some ‘Uptown Funk’ with coronation

Homecoming 2015 – Event details and more

Calling all Hood River Valley High School, as well as Hood River High and Wy’east High grads, and anyone else wanting to see some traditional Friday Night Lights pageantry.

Cole Shepherd named National Merit student

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Hood River Valley High School senior Cole Shepherd as a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of Commendation from the school and NMSC, which conducts the program, has been presented to this scholastically talented senior.

‘Honoring our Rivers’ seeks young writers

As kids say goodbye to summer and return to school, many will have great memories of fishing, swimming, boating, or just being next to a special river.

HR Alert System helps home emergency plans

Barb Ayers, Hood River County Emergency Program manager, added a timely update to her column in the Sept. 26 News on emergency preparedness. In it, she said:

HRCSD board receives positive budget news

“For a change of pace, I actually have positive news about our budget,” Hood River County School District Supt. Dan Goldman said Tuesday evening.

Hood River County School District on the rise

Despite enrollment increases, district sees class sizes shrink

With Hood River County Schools in their second full week of classes, official enrollment numbers are coming in.

HRCSD Facilities Planning presentations next week

Hood River County School District cordially invites staff and community members to attend one of the upcoming Facilities Planning presentations.

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HRV vice principals support students in learning, safety

When you think of a high school vice principal, what comes to mind? For many, “disciplinarian” is probably the first thought. But how about instructional coach? Kyle Rosselle and Nate Parson, vice principals at Hood River Valley High School, say the latter is what most accurately describes the position.

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A History Mystery: Museum digs into schools’ past

A metal box of school district history posed an exciting challenge for volunteers at the History Museum of Hood River County.

Music Festival raises $7K for school programs

Local school music programs will get a boost as a result of the Music Festival of the Gorge, which premiered last week at Waterfront Park. The event raised $7,580.

Volunteers needed for ASPIRE

The ASPIRE Program (Access to Student assistant Programs in Reach for Everyone) at Hood River Valley High School is seeking volunteers to help encourage students to further their education, set goals and achieve career dreams.

State Board of Education adopts new Essential Skills options

Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor released the following statement after the State Board of Education’s vote relating to the Essential Skills requirements on Sept. 17: