February 10, 2023
Information in this Update:
- Upcoming Important Dates
- Families First - Draw a Love Bug
- Attention Seniors/12th Graders - Time to Order Graduation Cap & Gown
- Cross Country Skiing Adventure - See Information Below
- ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - See Info & Photos Below
- Middle School Enrichment Photos - Space Camp
- HROA Community Enrichment - Makers Space
- April 16th - College & Career Fair at CGCC - See Below
- Are you BILINGUAL? You can earn high school credit!
- State Testing Opt Out Forms
- Resources (check out the yellow buttons near the bottom of the page)
February 20th: No School - President's Day
March 16th: END OF TRIMESTER 2
March 17th: No School - Teacher Grading Day
March 20th: - March 24th: Spring Break
March 27th: START OF TRIMESTER 3
April 10th - April 28th: State Testing 3rd - 8th Graders
May 1st - May 25th: State Testing 11th Graders
High School Students
Standardized tests for College and Career Prep.
Click the test name to learn more about each test and why you should consider taking it
- ASVAB (career exploration, free test, can be used for military enlistment if you choose): February 16 & May 18. 1:00-3:00 pm @ HRV
- ACT April 15 8:00am @ HRV (F hall)
- SAT May 6 8:00am @ HRV (Fhall)
- PreACT March 30 (10th grade only) 8:00-12 @ CGCC
Contact Sarah Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or with questions.
Interested in Talking to Your Student's Teachers?
We don't have parent conferences because you can make an appointment ANY time during the year by checking out our teacher's schedules on their webpage.
Click the HROA Staff button below!
Seniors - Have you ordered your Cap & Gown for Graduation?
Have you ordered your Cap & Gown for Graduation?
If you have placed your cap and gown order THANK YOU. Cap and Gown delivery date is April 26th at school during lunch .
If you have not placed your cap and gown order, NOW is the time to order to make sure your cap and gown is available at the April 26th delivery event.
Deadline to order is February 17th
Cross Country Skiing
March 3, 2023
Mount Hood Meadows Nordic Center
Free and Open to All Ages.
Kindergarten-2nd grade students should be accompanied by their parents.
We will make groups based on age and skill level.
Need a ride? Ride in a district Van
9:00 Meet at the HROA building
9:15 Meet at the Mid Valley Market
9:30: Meet at Mt. Hood Town Hall
If you want to drive yourself: meet at 10 am at the Mt Hood Meadows Nordic Center
If you would like to help carpool, please email email@example.com
To drive other students you will need to complete the school district volunteer form. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What to wear:
Wear clothes that aren’t made of cotton. Wear long thick socks. Bring gloves and a hat. Wear snow pants and a warm jacket. Bring sunglasses and wear sunscreen. Wear snow boots if you have them. Bring a water bottle and lunch. We have plenty of extra clothing in all sizes, so just email email@example.com if you need snow pants, a warm jacket, or gloves.
All ski gear is provided for free
Sign up for a school lunch on our sign-up form.
Parents or Guardians must sign the forms below. You can sign them electronically and email them to me. You can print them out, sign and send them with your student.You can sign them when you drop your student off.
If you haven’t signed this waiver earlier in the year, please sign this one too
Artist in Residence at HROA
Calling all HROA students!
We invite you to work with an acclaimed artist and art teacher, Allison Bell Fox.
Dates: Last Wednesday, February 15th!!!
Come Be a Part of This Amazing Experience!
Elementary students: 9am-10am
Middle School students 10am-12pm
High school students: 12pm-2pm
We will be creating a collaborative art piece that will be installed in the building.
Students can also create their own individual painted silk piece.
Middle School Space Camp
This week Space Campers learned about the astronaut’s space suit. Did you know there are 13 layers? And the suit weighs 280 pounds?!
Next week - Plants in Space!
College & Career Expo - April 2023
Friday, April 21, 2023
9 am-1 pm
Columbia Gorge Community College in The Dalles
For High School Juniors and Seniors
- Attend Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades info sessions
- Learn Job Search Strategies
- Tour CGCC programs in Construction, Manufacturing, Technology, Health, and more
- Speak with Representatives from local companies that are actively hiring at our Micro Hiring Fair!
Contact Ms. Kohner or Ms. Phillips with questions
We will provide van transport to the Expo
YOGA - FRIDAYs 10:00AM @ HROA
Have fun and be creative! Learn skills used by engineers and designers!
Students in High School Science, College and Career Readiness, Investigating Careers: Earn Credit in your class for participating!
February 17 & 24 - See Times Below
3rd through 6th Grader: 11:30-1 pm at the HROA Building
7th-12th graders: 1:15 to 2:45 at the HROA Building
Are you Bilingual?
Hello Bilingual or Multilingual High School Students!
If you speak a language other than English fluently, did you know that you can receive up to 2 high school credits by taking a test and showing your knowledge of your second language?
Please sign up for a meeting with Ms. Amanda to take the test in order to receive credit. You will need to be proctored in person, so plan to be in the building for anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour. When you sign up for a meeting with Amanda, put down that you are scheduling to take the "BYU FLATS Test".
Here is the link to schedule: https://calendly.com/amanda-phillips-hroa/hour-meeting-mon-tue-thurs-fri
2023 STATE TESTING Opting Out INFORMATION
3rd - 8th Graders: April
11th Graders: May
Districts and public charter schools must provide parents with the ODE-developed annual notice at the beginning of each school year. School districts and public charter schools must use the 30-day notice and opt-out form provided by ODE to communicate with all parents about state testing requirements and their right to opt-out for high school students by December 4, 2022 and for students in Grades 3-8 by February 4, 2023.
Forms for opting out of the state testing:
HROA Building Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 3:00pm