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HRVHS AP History students enjoy Progressive-era dinner

History came alive last Friday in the AP U.S. History class at the Hood River Valley High School. Students participated in a Progressive Era dinner party with interactive roles as historical figures.

Elks Lodge names Bell, McLean January students of the month

Joy Bell and Lucy McLean have been selected as January Students of the Month by the Hood River Elks Lodge and were presented $100 checks at a recent Lodge meeting. Both are seniors at Hood River Valley High School. They, along with the other monthly winners, will be honored at a banquet on May 31 of this year.

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‘Pass the Pig’ happens Tuesday

High school FFA chapter raises funds

National FFA week is Feb. 15-22 this year and the Hood River Valley FFA Chapter has several activities planned at the local level. The first activity in the community is the “Pass The Pig” fundraiser, which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17 beginning at 9 a.m.

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Updated: Schools face grim budget projection

‘Disappointed’ Supt. Goldman heads to Salem

A cold million. That’s how much less the Hood River County School District can expect to receive in State School funding in the next biennium, based on current spending projections out of the Oregon Legislature.

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Sebastian Barajas ‘super dedicated’ in school, sports

To say Hood River Valley High School junior Sebastian Barajas, 17, is busy would be an understatement.

Community Ed: Survival Spanish for farmers and orchardists

Instructor Paul Kuiper offers a class to help farmers and orchardists communicate with their Spanish-speaking employees.

Education Foundation announces teacher grants

Science, reading, math and ‘realia’:grants help with varied projects

The Hood River County Education Foundation has awarded more than $12,000 in grants to Hood River County School District educators to fund innovative approaches to education. Hood River Valley High School was the big winner with seven grants selected for funding. Those grants will provide microscopes, a ceramics kiln, videography equipment, art supplies, and classroom library books.

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Local kids move on in FTC Robotics

Twenty-three teams of students in grades 7-12 from schools around the Gorge participated in the First Tech Challenge (FTC) Qualifying Tournament at The Dalles Middle School last Saturday, Jan. 31.

Head Start accepting applications for fall

Mid-Columbia Children’s Council’s Head Start program is now accepting applications for fall classes from families with children who will be 3 or 4 before Sept. 1.

Dan Spatz named director of Education Foundation

Dan Spatz was named as the new Executive Director of the Hood River County Education Foundation, the board announced Monday. On Feb. 8 Spatz will step down from his post as Chief Institutional Advancement Officer and Executive Director of the CGCC Foundation at Columbia Gorge Community College. Spatz will begin his new, part-time, HRCEF position on Feb. 9.

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Sticker Shock: students remind beer buyers to adhere to safety

Teenagers spending time in the beer aisle Thursday was behavior somewhat unusual, yet healthful.

‘Incredible Years’ starts Feb. 25

Do you want your child to succeed in school? “Incredible Years” Program starts Feb. 25 in Hood River for parents who have children 2 to 8 years old.

Graham helps lead national 4-H event

Madison Graham, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, is one of eight youth in the nation to be selected for the 2015 National 4-H Congress Design Team.

Class Notes: Carter named to Dean’s List

Collin Carter, 2009 graduate of Hood River Valley High School, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year at Portland State University.

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FTC Robotics teams head to The Dalles for Tournament Saturday

‘Confidence will come’

Eight Robotics teams from Hood River Valley High School — along with two each from Hood River Middle School and Wy’east Middle School — are competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Tournament in The Dalles today, Jan. 31, at The Dalles Middle School.