February 1, 2016
Dear Key Communicators,
My last Key Communicator was written before the holidays. While it seems like a long time ago, between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s we are just now entering the 2nd semester of the school year. I hope you had an excellent holiday season and that you and your family are enjoying all that winter brings in the Gorge.
The focus of the last Key Communicator was the District’s Long-Range Facility and Bond Planning and our progress toward fulfilling the promises made in our “20/20 Vision;” specifically the strategies aligned to Commitment #7: Targeting Human And Fiscal Resources Toward Achieving [the 20/20 Vision]. Since that message much has occurred in these two important areas.
02-04-16 - Upcoming School Board Meeting
The next School Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 10th at 6:30pm at the District Admin Office. Topics include:
01-28-16 - Westside SMART Volunteers Recognized
The Hood River County School Board of Directors and Superintendent Dan Goldman recognized the dedication and positive impact of the Westside Elementary SMART volunteers. The Westside SMART volunteers support the students with their reading. SMART is a volunteer based reading program that is coordinated by Teresa Earle, who has recruited community volunteers to read twice a week with kindergarten and first grade students in need of additional reading support.
The program serves 42 students and has 18 volunteers, including our coordinator and the following volunteer readers: Cindy Yoshimura, Bonnie Wright, Debbie Dorich, Laurel Roof, Susan Hand, Marilyn Avolio, Beth Anderson, Kirby Neumann-Rae, Louise McCulloch, Susan Forhman-Mead, Leslie Pennington, Jennifer Bush, Mary Jane Heppe, Sandra Kirkland, Sharon Nippolt, D’Ann Workman, Gary McFarlen and Chris Reitz. A sincere thank you goes out to these volunteers for dedicating their mornings during the week to read with our kindergarten and first grade students.
01-14-16 - Local Foundations Recognized for Donations
Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation, Hood River Education Foundation, and Hood River Lions Foundation were recognized for raising funds and building awareness for equity in access to middle school extra-curricular programs
"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!