Located in the beautiful Hood River Valley, the Hood River County School District provides exceptional opportunities for students. Thanks to strong community support, our schools offer full-day kindergarten, experienced and expert staff, extracurricular programs at middle and high schools, and a wide range of college-credit and advanced-placement courses. More than 80 percent of our graduates pursue education beyond high school. We have recently invested $25 million to increase energy efficiency, add classrooms and upgrade key components of our school buildings. Come check us out!
05-23-13 - Upcoming Budget Committee Meeting
The next Budget Committee Meeting will be held Tuesday, May 28th at 6:30pm in the Hood River Valley High School Library.
05-11-13 - High School Principal Qualities Survey
The Hood River County School District is in the process to select the next principal for Hood River Valley High School. The District collected input from students, staff and community members regarding the qualities and qualifications they would like to see in the next HRVHS Principal. Your answers to the questions on the survey will provide the screening committee with information about what our community is looking for in our next high school principal. The survey deadline was May 10th and is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
Director, Human Resource
05-09-13 - Last Day of School
The last day of this school year for students will be Wednesday, June 12th. There will be a two hour early release on that day. End of school year information has been sent out to principals to share with staff and parents. Please contact your school principal for further questions.
04-29-13 - School Board's Decision on School Boundaries
The School Board recently approved the following school boundaries for the 2013-2014 school year. It was moved by Director Bob Danko and seconded by Director James Sims to approve the following changes effective the 2013/2014 school year. Motion approved unanimously.
For additional information, please contact the School District at 541-387-2511.
04-23-13 - Hood River Valley High School Principal Announces Resignation
Hood River Valley High School's Principal, Karen Neitzel, announced last week that she will be leaving her position as principal at the end of the school year. She has accepted a position as Dean of Studies at the 'Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawaii for the 2013-14 school year. "I have loved my time at Hood River Valley High School and am proud of the work I have done with the teachers and students in our district," said Neitzel. "Although I am very excited about this new opportunity, I will miss my HRVHS family dearly."
The District will be meeting with staff at the high school to gather input on the recruitment for a new high school principal. "We will immediately begin a rigorous recruitment progress involving students, staff and community members," Superintendent Charlie Beck stated. "Our recruitment process will target the strongest and most qualified candidates to come lead Hood River Valley High School. We are confident we will find our next high school principal before the end of the school year."
04-05-13 - 2013-14 School Calendar Now Available
The 2013-14 School Calendar was approved and adopted at the February 27, 2013 School Board meeting and is now available for download (PDF). The link to next year's calendar is also located at left side under Site Shortcuts.
03-14-13 - District Selects New Superintendent
The Hood River County School Board concluded their search for a new Superintendent last evening. The Board is pleased to announce they have offered the position to Dan Goldman, current Director of Instruction and Elementary Education with the Tigard-Tualatin School District.
In a late night conversation with Board Chair, Jan Veldhuisen Virk, Dan Goldman accepted the position which will include a three year contract commencing July 1, 2013.
The School Board, working with the recruiting firm of Ray and Associates, started the process in November with a field of forty-five applicants. The Board narrowed the field through initial interviews down to the two finalists, Dr. Steven Skalka and Dan Goldman. Both candidates spent Wednesday in the District, touring buildings and meeting staff, followed by an extensive interview with the School Board that afternoon.
It has been a thorough process which included staff input, multiple interviews, and an extensive background review. The Board's selection was based on Dan Goldman's breadth of knowledge about education, experience in leading educational reform, and his enthusiasm about student achievement.
Dan Goldman was attracted to Hood River because of the quality of education the schools provide their students, the size of the district, and the opportunities found in the area. Dan and his wife Nicole, along with their two children, are excited about coming to Hood River and being part of the community.
The Board would like to thank our current Superintendent, Charlie Beck, for his three years of service to our District and for and the contributions he has made in making learning a priority for our students and school community.