Hood River Valley High School

February 2019

February 2019

February 1: No School

February 4: No School - teacher work day

February 11, 25: 1 hour late start

February 18: No School - Presidents Day

February 25: Spring Sports Start

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Speech and Debate

The Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate Team took home several trophies from the Jean Ward Invitational tournament held Jan. 19-20 at Lewis and Clark College. Eleven students competed against 54 other teams from 5 states at the highly competitive annual tournament.

First Place trophies went to junior Zach Marble in Novice Impromptu Speaking and freshman Jazmin Contreras in Novice Poetry Reading. Junior CJ Thorp won 3rd Place in Congressional Debate and made the semi-final round of Radio Commentary. Sophomore Jacob Kaplan made the final round in Poetry and the semi-final round of Radio. Sophomore Max Spears made the final round in Humorous Interpretation.

Art Awards

Congratulations Oregon Scholastic Art Award Winners!

136 Hood River Valley High School Art entries in 2D art, Video, and 3D art received Gold Key, Silver Key or Honorable Mention Scholastic Art Awards at the state level this year!

(State level Gold Key winners will go on to the national Scholastic Art competition to compete for medals and a chance to attend the Medal award ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York if they win a Gold Medal after the second round of judging).

Gold Key winners’ work will be displayed at a special exhibit in the lobby at the Columbia Art Gallery for the month of February.

Students who have won Gold Keys will be honored at an award ceremony at the gallery on First Friday, February 1st, at 6 pm.

Hope to see you there!

Images of award winning works will be available soon on the HRVHS Fine Arts Facebook page.

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Theatre News

HRV Theatre Department is busy building the sets and rehearsing the play, "Sense and Sensibility" a wild and fast paced adaptation of the Jane Austin novel. The play moves so quickly that every set piece is on wheels and at times even the actors are propelled from one scene to the next via wheeled chairs. Performances will begin the first weekend of March and run for three weeks. Tickets may be purchased at the door or Waucoma Bookstore.

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AP Exams

AP Exam Registration will be available starting February 20th. Students taking an AP class this year will receive information in mid-February about how to sign up for a test and will need to submit a registration form and payment to the bookkeeper by March 15th to register. AP Exams will take place May 6-14 at CGCC.

Outdoor School Student Leaders

Become the best leader you can be by joining Outdoor School as a Student Leader! All training is provided and leaders commit to just one week during the spring. It’s a fun way to build skills, be outdoors, work with kids, earn volunteer hours, and even college credit. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want to be new Student Leaders can visit the Counseling Office to sign-up before Tuesday, February 19th.

Mandatory training for all students interested in Outdoor School Counseling is Tuesday, February 19th at 6:00 PM in room E-19.