Hood River Valley High School

March 2016 Information Bulletin

Last Day of School has changed to June 17th.

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March Important Dates

March 7, 14, 28 - One hour late starts

March 4, 5, 11, 12 - Winter Play: Taming of the Shrew

March 5 - Track: Learn by Doing Clinic

March 8 - National Honor Society Induction

March 11-12 - Lock In

March 21 - 25 - Spring Break

April Important Dates

April 4, 18, 25 - One hour late start

April 3, 4 - Local Scholarship turn in

April 6 - Blood Drive

April 8 - End of 3rd Quarter

April 11 - No School - Teacher Work Day

April 13 - 8th Grade Orientation

April 16 - Prom

April 20-21 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

April 27 - Community Work Day and Campus Pride Day

Library News

Stop in to see what’s going on in your library the next two months:

March 3 = World Book Day

March 2 – 6= National Book Week

April =- School Library month

April = National Poetry month

April 10 -16 = National Library Week

April 21 – poem in your pocket

READ something NEW

DOWNLOAD an "E" book

SHARE a book


Prom season is upon us!

~Into The Night~

HRVHS Prom 2016 will take place April 16th 2016 from 7:30-11:00 pm at

The Dalles Readiness Center, 402 East Scenic dr, The Dalles Or.

Tickets go on sale April 4th – April 15th in the HRV Commons during lunch

$50 per couple, $27 single

· Guest request forms must be in by Monday, April 11th

· Any person not attending HRVHS is a guest.

· Picture ID & purchased prom ticket are required to attend prom

· Tickets will not be sold at the door.

· No admittance after 9:00pm

We need your help! In order to make this a successful evening for all, please consider helping by being a Chaperon or with clean up after. This is a wonderful event that needs the help of many parents to make it a special time for all the students attending. Donating a couple of hours of your time will make this prom a huge success.

Please contact; Melanie Finstad at mfinstad@gorge.net or by calling, 541-399-4959

Speech and Debate

The Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate Team is very excited to once again host our District Speech and Debate Tournament.

When? Saturday, April 2nd (8:30-4:00)

Where? Hood River Valley High School

What? Volunteer for the day (or half the day) as a judge for the tournament

If you haven't done this before, don't worry, our students appreciate community judges and that is what makes a District tournament unique.

Hood River will be joined by students from Pine Eagle school in Halfway, Hermiston High School, Pendleton High School and Monument, Oregon.

We will offer judges training the morning of the tournament and share judging tips and information prior to the event. We will also feed you during the day.

Please let me know now if you are interested and available.

Thank you for considering and for supporting Speech and Debate,

DeLona Campos-Davis

Coach, HRV Speech and Debate Team


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National Honor Society

New National Honor Society Members will be inducted Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30pm in the Bowe Theater. This is a record breaking year for the number of members inducted in one year. Congratulations!

Elizabeth Bailey

Audrey Becker

Abigail Bergemann

Sam Bertrand

Cale Brown

Allison Burke

Sophie Caldwell

Reese Carroll

Courtney Castaneda

Janessa Castaneda

Saul Chavarria Barrera

Yahaira Chavarria-Mondragon

Lauren Church

Chloe Clark

Claire Davies

Rosie Dillon

Leticia Martinez

Katherine McElderry

Muir Emmons

Sally Evans

Rose Finstad

Matthew Frost

Maria Lachino Sonato

Lily Galvez

Levi Geller

Alden Gendreau

Ann Marie Goodman

Paris Green

Lauren Greenleaf

Kyla Guertin

Sarah Hall

Sara Hamada

Adam Harter

Luke Harter

Marissa Hernesman

Hannah Hill

Kiki Hosaka

Rebecca Johnston

Daven Kuder

Natalie Lapierre

Pauline Le

Alec Matthews

Ella Mudry

Natasha Muenzer

Alex Munoz

Melissa Nardone

Sam Newton

Carson Orr

Lauren Orr

Ruby Patterson

Leia Paul

Finn Peterson

Wade Pickering

Soren Rajani

Ella Rand

Savannah Rogan

Briseida Sanchez

Amairani Santillan

Grace Schlemmer

Luke Serra

Erik Siekkinen

Peiyton Slatt

Onar Smith

McKenzie Snyder

Lillian Ontiveros

Josephine Summersett

Erin Sutherland

Nicolette Paulus

Areli Tostado Padilla

Connor Truax

Lauren Trumbull

Ella Van Cott

Avrie Van Tilburg

Casey Ward

Alina Watt

Amy Webber

Grace Whitmore

Madison Wofford

Carly Wyatt

Colson Zack

Sara Zeman

Makena Zorza

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A+ Peer Tutoring

We have a new space in the library dedicated to tutoring so students can get help in many different subjects. Look for the bright yellow wall!!

National Honor Society Members will be providing peer tutoring to HRVHS students in the library throughout the day and afterschool. Students can request a peer tutor by clicking on A+ Peer Tutoring on the HRVHS Website under site shortcuts. After the request is made the student will be contacted to set up a tutor. We hope you find this a valuable resource for your student!

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Seniors - Local Scholarships

HRVHS Local Scholarships are available to all seniors at Hood River Valley High School. Seniors can access over 75 scholarships, directions, and all needed forms in their Naviance account. If parents or students have any questions, please contact Tammy Hosaka in the guidance office. Scholarships are due April 4 and 5, 2016.

Senior All Night Party…Parent Volunteers Needed…Pictures Needed:

Parent Volunteers Needed:

Senior parents, we need your help to make the Graduation All Night Party at the Elks a success for our students. We need a lot of volunteers to make the night a fun and lasting memory for our kids. Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 7, 5 PM, in Room A07 at HRV. If you are interested in volunteering and/or getting on our e-mail list, please contact Susan Sorensen at sq@gorge.net or Lori Duffy at loriduffy5@gmail.com. Spoiler alert: we have a car to give away!

Photos Needed:

We need photos of seniors to add to othememory wall at the graduation party. It is especially fun if you have any photos of groups as they grew up. Please send in color copies of your photos, (we can’t be responsible for originals and pictures will not be returned). Photos can be dropped off to Nan Noteboom at HRV, or emailed to Eileen Reffett at eileen.reffett@hoodriver.k12.or.us

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Scotland and England and Paris 2017

There is still room to enroll your student on the tour to Scotland, England, and Paris for the summer of 2017. There is a $100 early enrollment discount good until spring break. There are additional discounts available if your student has ever traveled with an EF tour. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please visit our website: http://www.eftours.com/tour-website/1776351ew. If you have any questions, please contact the tour leader, Ann Zuehlke or the club adviser, Kathryn Yasui at ann.zuehlke@hoodriver.k12.or.us and kathryn.yasui@hoodriver.k12.or.us respectfully. Thank you!

Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District and Hood River Valley Residents Committee

The Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District and Hood River Valley Residents Committee are considering creating a new community park at the corner of Fairview and Belmont Drive. This 20-acre site has the potential to be a park with a diverse mix of features and uses. It's up to the Hood River community to determine what it will look like. The planning committee is in the process of seeking community input and would like to know what you want to see in a new park! The planning committee is asking the community at large to take a survey to help shape the future of this potential space. Please take this opportunity to share your thoughts on this important topic!

Please follow the link to the survey: Westside Community Park survey

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College Advisors to Visit HRVHS

These college advisors are scheduled to aid students in their college choices during the month of March. Students must sign up in advance for these sessions in the SUMMIT Career Center and get a Guest Pass. Parents are always welcomed.

Columbia Gorge Community College March 14th & 31st 9:30am – 12:30pm.

Mt. Hood Community College March 16st 9:45 – 1:00pm.

Central Oregon Community College: March 29th – 11:30am – 12:30pm

Financial Aid Award Letters

Many parents and students want to know how much they are getting for their financial aid after they have filed their FAFSA. Financial Aid Award Letters usually are sent to the student towards the end of March and in April from the colleges of their choice. “How do you know the award is the best you can get from the school?” The answer is simple. You have to ASK the college’s financial aid department. If you need help understanding what the letters are offering your students, call Lisa Roberts in SUMMIT. We have a comparison chart that may help you. 541-387-5034 x 3.

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Incomplete FAFSA

Several seniors still need to complete their FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid). For most students, time has not run out. Please have your student come to SUMMIT to schedule an appointment. An ASPIRE volunteer or a SUMMIT staff will be glad to make sure this application is completed. For those students that have filled out their FAFSA already, remember to update the FAFSA as soon as their 2015 taxes and their parent’s 2015 taxes are complete. If you need help, please see Lisa Roberts in SUMMIT.