"Excellence. Every student. Every day." Located in the beautiful Hood River Valley, our experienced and outstanding educators deliver exceptional scholastic and extracurricular experiences to over 4000 students each day. Strong community partnerships and support, expert instruction, engaged students and high levels of volunteerism are the hallmarks of our schools.
Across the Hood River County Schools, we have one overarching goal: Every student graduates with the knowledge and courage to learn, serve and pursue their dreams. Our professional educators are preparing the leaders, thinkers and problem solvers of tomorrow - people who can make a difference in our community and our world. We invite you to be a part of our students' growth and successes!
11-11-15 - Hood River School Violence Task Force Drill Successful
On Saturday, November 7, roughly 65 local first responders including Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS, Hood River County School District, hospitals, emergency management and 911 staffs, gathered at Hood River Valley High School for a closed campus safety drill, simulating a four-hour active shooter event. The purpose of the tr aining was to test responders and communication systems as part of ongoing, multiagency collaboration that has worked together for many years to coordinate and refine emergency response. Read full article. (Article reprinted from the Hood River County Sheriff's Office via FlashAlert)
10-29-15 - Music Festival of the Gorge Founders Recognized
Music Festival of the Gorge (MFoG) is a fundraiser event for the Matt Klee Memorial Fund, benefitting music programs in local Hood River area schools. The first annual event took place on September 19, 2015 at the Waterfront Park and featured 6 local performing groups: Mollly's Music, Kleevage, Kitchen Table, Feed the Dogg, Cripple Hop, and Tony Smiley. Artist Allison Bell Fox also worked with local kids to refresh and update the murals at the waterfront park during the event. There was truly something for everyone. The free event raised $7,580 in donations to benefit local school music programs. Read more...
10-15-15 - Parent Volunteer Recognized for Cascade Locks Elementary School
Sarah Bustamante, parent to four boys, has contributed greatly to the school and the community. She regularly volunteers at the book fair and has helped chaperone kids during bike/walk to school week. Sarah goes on field trips to support both her own students and the entire school community. She is someone that the staff and school can rely on, even in last minute situations. When teriyaki chicken is on the menu, you will find Sarah eating lunch with the kids, helping at recess, and then volunteering for the rest of the day. Sarah's contributions help make Cascade Locks a positive school community.
August 26, 2015
Greetings Hood River County School District families and welcome to a new school year!
As I write to you, many of your children are practicing on sports fields with their coaches, participating in one or more of our varied and comprehensive Community Education programs, or learning in a district summer school session; and, hopefully everyone is taking advantage of all that there is to enjoy throughout beautiful Hood River County.
The first day of school is just around the corner (on September 8) and your children will soon be stepping onto school buses, walking through our school doors and into our classrooms, gyms, auditoriums and cafeterias. Here in the school district, support staff have been working hard to get our curriculum organized, buses tuned up, and our schools and classrooms cleaned and ready for students.
As I reflect on the 2014-15 school year, I feel so proud of the work accomplished between educators and students. Last year,