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Washington teachers rally for education funding

Camas, Washougal educators protest Washington state budget

Employees from the Camas and Washougal school districts joined forces to raise awareness during a teacher walkout day May 13. The demonstration was in protest against the state legislature for failing to fully fund K-12 education and keep class sizes smaller, among other issues.

School wildlife gardens win Envirogorge award

White Salmon — Whitson Elementary ’s Schoolyard Habitat program received Envirogorge’s Nature Space Award last Thursday.

Health group launches ‘Hospital Guide’

The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) announced Tuesday that it launched Oregon Hospital Guide (www.OrHospitalGuide.org), according to a press release. The new website displays hospital data on a user-friendly platform. This is the first phase of a larger hospital transparency effort, OAHHS officials said

Write on: schools offer contest

The Hood River Public Schools writing competition is on.

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‘What you do is heroic’: School District honors retiring educators

Twenty-two educators are leaving full-time service of Hood River County School District this spring. Superintendent Dan Goldman thanked them in Monday’s gathering at the Hood River Valley High School cafeteria.

Reunion concert May 23 at HRMS

Outgoing HRVHS music director Mark Steighner will lead the May 23 reunion choir concert at 7 p.m. at Hood River Middle School auditorium (a previous article contained the wrong location).

HR Elks Lodge honors Barry and Ocheskey

Hannah Barry and Stanley Ocheskey, both students at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Students of the Month for April by the Hood River Elks Lodge No. 1507 and were presented with a check for $100.

Student videos capture awards at new festival

Nine HRVHS students screened their current video productions at the Hood River County Education Foundation First Annual Independent Film Festival. Student videos were produced as an extension of a Video Production class taught by Shawn Meyle. Several films featured action across many local sports — snowboard, skiing, kite boarding, and surfing. The Festival was co-sponsored by Second Wind Sports, who provided prizes as well as a professional film of surfing in the Aleutian Islands.

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Dalbey is new HRCSD human resources director

Catherine Dalbey has been selected as the next Human Resources Director for the Hood River County School District beginning July. Her selection was approved by the School Board on April 22. Dalbey will be replacing Kevin Noreen, who has resigned the position effective June 30 to take a position with Forest Grove School Board.

Local resources for getting fit

Looking to get fit? Here is a list of local resources to get you started.

HAHRC BEATS: Healthy eating is fun at local farmers’ markets

It is farmers’ market season and the fresh foods our bodies crave are back. The local farmers’ market is the best place to find foods grown, raised and produced here in the Gorge.

Meyer Performing Arts: ‘Little Mermaid’ entertains; new musical this summer

Recently, the Meyer Preforming Arts Studio put on a production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Junior,” directed and choreographed by son-and-mother team Teddy Meyer and Rebekah Meyer.

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Kim Yasui named principal at Mid Valley Elementary

When longtime Mid Valley Elementary principal Dennis McCauley retires June 30, his replacement won’t need any introductions.

Security concerns at CGCC highlight board meeting

April 29 incident prompts calls for review of safety policies, procedures

Faculty members and a student voiced strong concerns over safety policies and procedures at Columbia Gorge Community College facilities in Tuesday’s board meeting at Indian Creek campus.

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