On April 23, students and staff from Horizon Christian School took a fieldtrip to Ken Jernsted Airfield to visit with Hood River Soaring pilots.
The speech and debate team of Hood River Valley High School (HRVHS) won the only 2021 Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) 5A state team championship this year. The OSAA speech and debate state championships were altered by COVID-19 protocols this year. Rather than a live, in-person p…
Hood River County School District’s bus drivers — around 24 of them, not counting the two mechanics who also drive when needed — lost a lot of work in the past year.
Hood River — COVID-19 rates are going up in Hood River County, Hood River County School District Superintendent Rich Polkinghorn told the board at the April 28 public meeting. Moving from Low Risk to Moderate Risk — and again to High Risk — is a reminder that the pandemic is not over, he said.
Hood River — Hood River County School District (HRCSD) and Hood River Education Association (HREA) reached a tentative settlement on a new three-year collective bargaining deal in the early hours of Thursday, April 22, during its third meeting with a state-assigned mediator. The HRCSD Board …
Hood River County School District (HRCSD) and Hood River Education Association (HREA) reached a tentative settlement on a new three-year collective bargaining deal in the early hours of Thursday, April 22, during its third meeting with a state-assigned mediator. The HRCSD Board of Directors …
Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) has announced that April 26 is the application deadline for scholarships for Hood River Valley High graduates who will be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in college (or trade school) in the fall of 2021. Laurie Stephens, HRCEF ex…
Hood River County School Board members and administrators celebrated the return of all students to in-person classes at their April 14 board meeting, held at May Street Elementary as well as broadcast live via Google Meet.
The official window for kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year is open between Monday, April 12, and Friday, April 23. Families with children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1 are eligible to enter kindergarten at a school within Hood River County School District (HRCSD).
Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. each year. No group of children is immune — both boys and girls are likely to experience neglect, sexual and physical abuse. However, girls are four times more likely to experience sexual abuse.
Just in time for Parkdale Elementary School children to return to school, artwork arrived designed to communicate visually about healthful eating.
Staying strong can mean many things — physically, psychologically, emotionally strong. We’ve heard from the experts that exercise is one of the important ways we can maintain fitness, health and vitality. But finding the right program that fits our lifestyle and abilities as we age can be ve…
A contingent of about 60 people, including Hood River County School District teachers and supporters, gather Wednesdays at 4 p.m. at Overlook Memorial Park to present their case to the public over negotiations for a Hood River Education Association contract, which expired a year ago. The dis…
How does a high school performing arts department put on its annual winter play during a pandemic? If you’re Hood River Valley High School Theater Arts Teacher (and Tony Award winner) Rachel Harry, you make it into a film.
For Hood River County School District and the approximately 4,000 students it serves, the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent switch to Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) that began last spring has meant a heavy reliance on technology — both access to devices and internet services — to maint…
Beginning the week of Jan. 25, Hood River County School District plans to offer limited in-person instruction (LIPI) to eligible students within Hood River County.
Hood River — Beginning the week of Jan. 25, Hood River County School District plans to offer limited in-person instruction (LIPI) to eligible students within Hood River County, HRCSD announced in a press release Jan. 22.
Hood River Valley High School teacher Dave Case is up for an award from the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), the premier international honors and scholarship program. Case was named one of 20 Claes Nobel Educators of the Year Award 2020 finalists.
Gorge residents are invited to participate in a celebration of the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — virtually — on Monday, Jan. 18. The theme of this year’s celebration, sponsored by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM), is a paraphrased quote by Dr. King: “We are tied…
A screenshot of Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate member Jacob Kaplan competing in the Wilson Speech and Debate Tournament Nov. 14. All competitions are currently virtual due to COVID. Kaplan took first place in Open Informative Speaking at the Nov. 14 Wilson Speech and Debate …
CORRECTION: A Columbia Gorge News article on Nov. 11 stated little scholarship money would be available. This was incorrect. According to Jim White of the Trout Lake Community Foundation, the organization has built up an endowment to provide for scholarships during uncertain times. “We thus …
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) named Hood River County School District (HRCSD) student Jacob Kaplan a semifinalist in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program on Sept. 9.
Not day-to-day, but week-to-week, comes the timeline on a decision for when elementary kids in Hood River County School District might return to in-person learning.
Donated books and bags of Lego toys are going out to Hood River County children in a partnership between Hood River Library District and Library Foundation and Hood River County School District.
The Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) board approved a $20,000 gift to Hood River County School District (HRCSD) to support distance learning efforts in its Monday, Sept. 14, meeting.
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