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  • Dan Goldman

    May 2014 - Someone asked me on Friday what final thoughts I was having on my first year in our school district. Clearly, this person was not an educator... Final thoughts!?!? This time of year, we educators are used to packing in as many culminating activities as possible before students and staff alike get a summer breather: finals, prom, student-led conferencing, luaus, field days, performance evaluations, Outdoor School, extended application projects, AP tests, carnivals, "Mr. HRV," fair-well concerts, OAKS testing, rocket launching and electric car racing, spring sports playoffs, forecasting, an "Evening of Excellence," interviews for open positions, Scholarship Night, retirement recognitions, Promotion and Graduation ceremonies and countless other special events dominate our last days before summer break. Read more...

     

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    April 2014 - Just yesterday afternoon I shared lunch with new friends and family in the middle of a pear orchard. If there's a more beautiful place on a clear day in April than a blossoming fruit orchard in the mid Hood River Valley, then we should all move there… immediately. After lunch I crossed the river and rode the Syncline Trail where wildflowers are just starting to bloom across the green expanse - the wipeouts more cushioned than my last ride there some five months earlier. Springtime. Read more...

    March 2014 - It's March! I really can't believe how quickly it feels we're moving through the school year. Let me be the first to wish you the best during the upcoming break. I'll be heading back east with my family to visit with my side of the family. Unfortunately, my brother-in-law is gravely ill; so it'll be good for us to be with him and his family for the week, to get all the kids together, to support my sister - and just take a little breather. I hope you also take the week to reboot and enjoy time with loved ones. Read more...

    February 2014 - Today our first full snow-day is in full effect after a harried day of early releases across the district as the weather continued to deteriorate throughout the mid-morning hours on Thursday. Read more...

    January 2014 - Today is a day of reflection and service; when public institutions across the nation are set to idle to honor the profound leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Read more...

    December 2013 - While I realize we've been back with students for a week now, I hope each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday... Read more...

    November 2013 - For the past few weeks, we have engaged parents and community members in listening sessions across the District. Read more...

    September 2013 - Over these first weeks of the new school year, I've had the opportunity to spend time in each of our schools. Read more...

    August 2013 - As I complete my first month as your new superintendent, I want to say what an honor it is for me to lead the Hood River County School District. Read more...

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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!

Current News
7-28-2014 - Annual Group Substitute In-Service                                                                                                                                                                                

The Hood River County School District is inviting the public to attend only one of our two annual group in-services for new and returning substitutes.  The first one is scheduled for Monday, August 11th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. and the second one is for Wednesday, August 20th at 5:00 p.m.  Both in-services are scheduled at Hood River Middle School auditorium at 1602 May Street, Hood River, OR 97031. Pre-registration not required.

 

6-11-14 - 2014-2015 NEW School Bus Route Information/FAQs

Starting in Fall 2014, the start and end times at every school in HRCSD will be changing. Our goal is to make this transition as smooth as possible for parents, students, and the District. Click here to read full article.

06-11-14 - Información Sobre la NUEVA Ruta de Autobuses 2014-2015
Los horarios de todas las escuelas del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Hood River cambiaran, comenzando este otoño 2014. Nuestra meta es hacer de esta transición lo más fácil posible para todos. Haga clic aquí para leer el artículo completo.

06-06-14 - School District Awarded ODE District Implementation Grant
The Hood River County School District was recently notified by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) that it was awarded an ODE District Implementation Grant. The exact grant amount has yet to be determined and is expected to be approximately $400,000. Read more...

05-30-14 - New Vice Principal at Hood River Valley High School
Nathanael "Nate" Parson has been selected as vice principal of Hood River Valley High School. He will be replacing Columba Jones, who has taken a job in the White Salmon Valley School District. Mr. Parson will be joining the administrative team of Rich Polkinghorn, principal of HRVHS and Kyle Roselle, vice principal of HRVHS, beginning in the 2014-15 school year. Read more...

Nathanael Parson

 

05-23-14 - Gus Hedberg Selected as Next Principal at Parkdale Elementary
With the retirement of Kim Vogel, principal at both Parkdale Elementary and Cascade Locks Elementary, Superintendent Dan Goldman has developed a plan to provide needed, continuous leadership at both schools. Read more...

Gus Hedberg

 

04-11-14 - School Board Approves New Staggered School Start/End Times for 2014/2015 School Year
The Hood River County School Board approved new staggered school start and end times for the 2014-2015 school year. The Administration studied the efficiencies that could be gained by staggering the start times of elementary and secondary schools. Under the new start and end times, the District projects that the Transportation Department will need seven fewer bus routes and will save approximately $142,000 annually. The cost savings will come from maintenance and parts, employee salary and benefits and the avoidance of purchasing an additional replacement bus each year. Read more...

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