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  • Dan Goldman Winter 2015
    Welcome to 2015! I hope you all enjoyed the holiday break and rang in the New Year with the people you love. The start of a new calendar year is a great time to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future. Personally, I feel blessed to be in Hood River, to have health and friendships, and to have my own children in a great neighborhood school a few blocks from our home. Professionally, I'm ready for 2015 - ready to push hard at the legislative level for adequate funding and to work with you all in making HRCSD the absolute best place for students to learn and grow in the country. Click here to read full article (PDF)


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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!

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01-28-15 - Teachers and Students share their feedback on new Wonders reading curriculum

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01-27-15 - Upcoming School Board Meeting
The next School Board meeting will be held on January 28th, at 6:30pm following the Executive Session. The Board meeting will be held at the District Office. Topics include:
  • Quarterly Report from FAC
  • Wonders Reading Curriculum Implementation Update
  • Response to Intervention

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1-26-15 - District to Hold Community Listening Sessions Regarding 2015-16 Budget

Superintendent, Dan Goldman will be holding two community listening sessions with the public in the month of February. At these meetings he will be sharing information regarding the District's budget for the 2015-16 school year and district programs and he will be collecting feedback from parents, staff and community members regarding the information shared.
The first listening session will be held on Thursday, February 12th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hood River Valley High School Media Center. The second listening session will be held on Tuesday, February 17th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Wy'east Middle School Auditorium. Spanish translation will be provided at each forum.

Convocación del Distrito a Sesiones de Conversación con la Comunidad sobre el Presupuesto para el 2015-16 

En el mes de febrero el Superintendente escolar, Dan Goldman llevara a cabo dos sesiones con la comunidad para conversar con el público sobre el presupuesto del Distrito para los programas escolares del año 2015-16 y también estará recolectando comentarios de los padres, personal escolar y miembros de la comunidad respecto a la información obtenida.
La primera sesión se llevara a cabo el jueves, 12 de febrero en la librería de la Preparatoria de Hood River de 6:00 p.m. a las 7:30 p.m. y el martes, 17 de febrero de 6:00 p.m. a las 7:30 p.m. en el Auditorio de la Escuela Secundaria Wy’east. En ambas sesiones habrá intérprete en español.
1-15-15 - Mark Steighner Honored as Oregon Music Educator of the Year

 Music Educator of the Year

The Oregon Music Educators Association has selected Mark Steighner as Oregon's Outstanding Music Educator of the Year.  He will be formally recognized this coming weekend at the Oregon Music Educator Association’s annual conference.  Read More...

01-12-15 - Dennis McCauley Announces Retirement

Dennis McCauley, principal at Mid Valley Elementary, announced last week that he will be retiring from the Hood River County School District at the end of the school year.  Mr. McCauley began his career in education in 1971 as an elementary teacher for grades 3, 4 and 5 at Davis Elementary in the Reynolds School District, where he taught 17 years.  In 1988, Dennis moved to Reynolds Middle School where he taught until 1996.  He then went back to teaching elementary at Woodland Elementary in the Reynolds School District until 1998, when he became principal of Davis Elementary School.  Mr. McCauley came to the Hood River County School District in August 2004, serving as the principal of Mid Valley Elementary.  The District wishes Mr. McCauley all the best as he moves into retirement at the end of the school year.  Read More... 

01-08-15 - HRVHS Student of the Month Recognition Program
In an effort to highlight and recognize our outstanding students, Hood River Valley High School recently instituted a student of the month program. Students are honored for their outstanding performance within the different departments at HRVHS. Teachers in the different department areas nominate students, whereupon the Department Chair makes a recommendation to the school administration for that month's outstanding student. Read more...

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