May 28, 2021

Dear HRMS Families and Panthers,

This newsletter has information on Spirit Week, End of Year Activities, Promotion, Family Information Nights, and this week’s Principal’s Chat.

Spirit Week

We are excited to have Spirit Week! Please dress up to show your Panther Pride! Here are the dress up days!

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End of Year Activities

Each grade level is planning for special events. 6th Grade will be focused on their annual Community Scavenger Hunt where kids learn about Hood River and the resources available to them this summer, our 7th Graders will have a 3 day off-site day Outdoor School program, and our 8th Graders will have a Promotion Field Day in preparation for the Promotion Ceremony.


The Promotion Planning Committee has been busy planning for the 8th grade promotion field day on June 15! Promotion of the High School Graduating Class of 2025 will be held at HRVHS at 6:00 PM on June 15, 2021. Appropriate Dress for the evening will be “nice casual”. Formal wear such as tuxedos and evening gowns are not appropriate.

We are asking families to limit attendance for the promotion ceremony to 5 guests per student to allow for safe distancing. The new guidelines allow the general public to go maskless if they are fully vaccinated at outdoor events on school grounds. I am requesting that our public wear a mask at this event to be on the safe side. I am getting excited to celebrate our 8th Graders as they transition to HRVHS!

Family Information Nights

We will hold family information nights focused on families of our incoming 5th grade families and 6th Grade Families who are currently attending HROA on Tuesday, June 8. The presentation in English will start at 6:30 PM and our Spanish presentation will begin at 7:00 PM. This event will be virtual. A link will be shared with our elementary families.

Principal’s Chat

Principal's Chat - Week 33

Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or words of praise for the people or programs of Hood River Middle School. Thank you and have a great day.


Excellence. Every student. Every day.

1602 May Street, Hood River, Oregon 97031 • 541.386.2114 Fax 541.387.5070

Brent Emmons- Principal