• ExCEL Extended Community Enriched LearningExCEL


    ExCEL, Extended Community Enriched Learning, is a HRCSD program that is funded through a five-year grant administered by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). ExCEL is an academic enrichment program that offers activities for students before and after school. 

    The ExCEL program is offering activities that surround various subjects this school year, including art, drama, reading, writing, and science. HRCSD is partnering with the Hood River County Prevention Department, Arts in Education of the Gorge, Gorge Ecology Institute, SMART Reading, and Columbia Gorge STEM Hub, to offer and enhance these opportunities for students. 

    In addition to offering academic enrichment, ExCEL offers snacks/meals to students who participate in the program. 

    Students whose neighborhood school is one of the following may participate in ExCEL: Cascade Locks Elementary School, Mid-Valley Elementary School, Parkdale Elementary School, and Wy’east Middle School.  

    To register your student for ExCEL, please complete this Google Form (to be posted in August 2021). The ExCEL school site coordinator will contact you regarding program details.

    For more information on ExCEL, please contact the ExCEL program coordinator, Susan Arechaga, at susan.arechaga@hoodriver.k12.or.us or one of the school office staff who serves as an ExCEL school site coordinator. 

    Cascade Locks Elementary School: sheri.holloway@hoodriver.k12.or.us

    Mid-Valley Elementary School: Dyani.moore@hoodriver.k12.or.us

    Parkdale Elementary School: kristi.meyers@hoodriver.k12.or.us

    Wy’east Middle School: pauline.koll@hoodriver.k12.or.us