Hood River Valley High School
Information Bulletin May 2016
Important Dates for May and June
May 7: Spring Fling/Sadies Hawkins Dance, 8:30 to 11:00 pm.
May 10: Expanded Options Night, 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
May 14: FFA Steak Feed and Silent Auction, 6:00 to 10:00 pm.
May 17: Spring Concert, 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
May 18: Evening of Excellence, 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
May 25: Scholarship Night, 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
May 30: No School - Memorial Day
Jun 2: Mr. HRV, 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Jun 3: Luau and Last Chance Dance
Jun 6: EA Presentation Night, 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Jun 7: Three-Sport Athlete Spaghetti Dinner, 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
Jun 7 & 8: Senior Check out during school
Jun 7: Farewell Concert, 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Jun 10: Graduation 7:30 pm.
Jun 16 - 17: Finals - Academic Lock down. (Schedule on hrvhs.com )
Student Government 2016-2017
President: Abby Walker
Vice President: Patricia Orozco
Executive Council: Elizabeth Bailey
President: Sam Hannigan
Vice President: Abby Kinoshita
Executive Council: Morgan Graves
President: LaJames Wilson
Vice President: Sally Evans
Executive Council: Derick Humble
President: Carter Rigert
Vice President: Kelsey Stewart
Executive Council: Fernando Rodriguez
Speech and Debate
Last weekend the Hood River Valley Speech and Debate team tied for 3rd place in the 5A Division of the OSAA State Championship Tournament. Twenty students from Hood River competed at the 3-day event held at Western Oregon University with several making it to the semi-final and final rounds of competition.
Seniors Hannah Hart and Claire Hamada won 4th Place in Dual Interpretation for the second year in a row. Sophomore Ruby Patterson continued her successful season, making it to the final round of Original Oratory. Competing in the Semi-Final rounds were Hannah Hart and Ruby Patterson in Poetry, Darrian Thomas in Extemporaneous, and Nathan Johnston in Expository Speaking. Hart also received an award for being a Four Year State competitor.
COMMUNITY and CAMPUS PRIDE WORK DAY RECAP
Thank you to everyone who sponsored a Hood River Valley High School student to work for them. The change we made this year from our normal Community Work Day to Community and Campus Pride Work Day was incredible. We had 390 students that turned in contracts and 73 of those students signed up to work at our school cleaning, washing, clearing brush, raking, digging, planting, weeding, picking up garbage and making our school look beautiful. Students that didn’t turn in a contract to work at school all day were still able to lend a helping hand when some staff brought their classes out to help. Our students that worked out in the community did an outstanding job too. We are so proud of all our students and hope next year more will be able to participate. This year we are using funds raised to collaborate with our Booster Club to purchase a name/reader board for our building. If you had a student work for you and have not sent in your payment of $50 please either send a check made payable to: HRVHS/CWD with your student or mail it to: HRVHS, ATTN: CWD, 1220 Indian Creek Rd., Hood River, OR 97031. Thank you again for supporting our program.
A Note from the School Nurse
As it is allergy season - just a reminder that for any medication needed during school hours the front office must have a medication administration form on file. If a student is carrying their own medication, the medication administration form must be signed by parents/guardian and a student’s healthcare provider. If a student is going to have the medication in the front office, the form should just be signed by parent/guardian. All medications that will be kept in the front office must be brought into school by a parent/guardian and must have student’s name on the container. All medications must be picked up by parent at the end of the school year – any medication not picked up will be thrown away.
Notice from the Library
Year end is coming and library books will need to be turned in, details below:
Last day to check out books/library materials at HRVHS: May 2nd
All Books/library materials due back: May 16th
Library charges will be held on your account until paid in full.
These charges could delay receipt of your diploma.
Please clean out lockers and closets.
Juniors, Sophomores, Freshmen:
Last day to check out books/library materials at HRVHS: May 13th
All Books/library materials due back: June 3rd
PLEASE come to the library - check your account - clear it out before school year ends.
May 2-6, 9-13
Students who have registered for an AP exam will be informed of their testing location and room number. Students are required to be at the testing site no later than 7:45 am for morning exams and 11:45 am for afternoon exams. Students will be excused from classes during their testing time. Students are asked to provide their own transportation. AP exam scores will be available online on the Collegeboard website in July.
Questions or concerns may be directed to Melissa Bentley: 541-386-2770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expanded Options/Opciones De Expansión
Important Information Meeting
May 10, 2016 ~~ 6:30-7:30 pm
Hood River Valley High School Library
You have expressed an interest in participating in the Expanded Options Program.
· An academic advisor from CGCC will be available to answer questions about course choice, transferability, academic programs, policies, and procedures.
· Students will receive EARLY REGISTRATION forms to assist in enrolling in their course(s) of choice.
Reunión de Información Importante
10 de mayo 2016 a las 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Biblioteca de la escuela Hood River Valley High
Usted ha expresado su interés en participar en el Programa de Opciones de Expansión.
*Un consejero académico de CGCC estará disponible para responder preguntas sobre los cursos disponibles, transferibilidad, programas académicos, las políticas y procedimiento.
*Los estudiantes recibirán los formularios de inscripción anticipada para asistir a inscribirse en su curso (s) de su elección.
Empty Bowls Fundraising Event for FISH Foodbank
May 20 6:30 PM at FISH.
Tickets are $30 and are on sale at Waucoma Bookstore in downtown Hood River.
Students in the HRVHS Introduction to Ceramics class donated handmade bowls for this event to benefit FISH. A ticket buys one student made bowl, soup and bread, and support for our food bank and community! Come have dinner and take home a one of a kind work of art.
May 25 Wednesday 7:00 pm
Recipients of the Local Scholarships will be given their awards at Senior Scholarship Night at 7:00 p.m.. Any student receiving a Local Scholarship will be sent an invite the week prior. Family and friends of the recipient are also invited to join us.
Host an AFS exchange student
Learn about the world without leaving home!!!
Host an AFS exchange student and create a cultural connection that will last a lifetime!
AFS Intercultural programs is looking for host families here in Hood River for the 2016-2017 school year. There are currently two places available at HRVHS for international students coming to the US for an amazing immersion experience. AFS host families come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common- an eagerness to open their hearts and homes to international students. Hosting a student is an excellent way to get an international experience without leaving home and to share your own family’s customs with someone from another culture. Families can host for a semester or a full school year. Learn more about hosting by visiting www.afsusa.org/host or contact French teacher Nicole Goode (Nicole.email@example.com) to hear about her experience hosting an AFS student from Mali in West Africa or to get your questions answered. There are dedicated volunteers in the Gorge who support families with exchange students. They provide wonderful support and will help you make the most of your exchange experience.
EXTENDED APPLICATION (EA) PRESENTATION
EXTENDED APPLICATION (EA) PRESENTATION VOLUNTEER JUDGES NEEDED…
Volunteers are needed to judge our 2nd semester (EA) Presentations on Monday, June 6th from 6:20 to 8:45. Packets and refreshments will be handed out in the foyer beginning at 5:45. From 6:00-6:10 staff will be available to answer questions for those who have not volunteered before and/or reviewed the information at our website and still want further guidance. Information to help you understand what is involved in preparing an EA, and what we ask of our volunteers when judging is located at our website www.hrvhs.com. In the menu bar click on “Academics” and then click on “Extended Application” there you will have access to all the information needed. Volunteers will be assigned in groups of two or three to a room and students will be presenting their projects in 10 minute time slots, with judges having another 10 minutes to score. If you are interested please contact Wendy Herman at 541-387-5034 ext. 1 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, a HUGE THANK YOU to those that continuously volunteer to judge our students’ presentations.
June 2nd 7:00 pm in the Bowe Theatre
A competition of senior boys for the honor of being crowned Mr. HRV.
All funds go toward next years Prom.
Summit Career Center
Summer College Visits
Summer is the perfect time for parents of juniors to help their soon-to-be senior concentrate on what career and college plans their student will pursue after high school by visiting different colleges. The SUMMIT Career Center has a handout on suggested questions to ask when you are visiting a college. If you want some direction in which colleges or technical schools to visit, the SUMMIT office would be glad to schedule an appointment with you and your student. Call Lisa at 387-5034. Students can and should also see their Guidance Counselor with questions.
Want to Learn More about HRVHS
One of the best ways to be involved in your student’s high school education is to volunteer at HRVHS. Volunteers are being sought now for next fall to tutor students, chaperone special events, and mentor students through our ASPIRE program which encourages post-secondary education for all students. Applications can be obtained by downloading the forms under SUMMIT on the HRVHS website or contacting Lisa in the SUMMIT Career Center at 387-5034.