January 27, 2023
Information in this Update:
- Upcoming Dates
- Connecting with Teachers
- Junior College Night Info
- HROA Staff Highlight: Judy Miller, HROA HS Social Studies Teacher
- Family Engagement Resources: Affirmation Cards
- ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - See Info & Photos Below
- Elementary Enrichment Photos
- Middle School Enrichment Photos
- HROA Community Enrichment - Makers Space
- 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)
Monday, January 30th: No School - Teacher Inservice 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
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!
Judy Miller, High School Social Studies
HROA High School Social Studies
2022-23 is Ms. Miller's third year at the HROA and her 43rd year as a teacher. Ms. Miller started and spent the first 19 years of her teaching career on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona; she has worked for the Hood River District since 1999. Ms. Miller strongly believes the common thread through all the success stories is the idea of persistence and being willing to work for what you want. Ms. Miller feels that by choosing HROA, students have advantage of many resources and people to help make amazing things possible. Her goal is to help students take advantage of the support at HROA in order for students to achieve their goals. Stop by HROA on Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays to work with Ms. Miller or just say 'Hi'. Thanks Ms. Miller for working so hard to make the HROA social studies program the best it can be for high school students!
HROA Family Engagement Specialist, Jovita Robledo - Connecting HROA Families
This week - Family Activity Idea: Affirmation Cards for Kids
Click on the link to find a set of Affirmation Cards as a resource for our HROA students and their families.
Interested in seeing all the cards? Check out the resource on this site childhood 101
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: Wednesdays, Feb 1st, 8th and 15th.
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.
Elementary Students at Work
Middle School Working on Panels
High School Adding to the Panels
Middle Schoolers - We would LOVE to see you at HROA Enrichment Group
Space Camp - Mission to the Moon!
This will be at least an 8 week Enrichment with Ms. A. (6th-8th graders) beginning on Thursday, January 13, 2023 from 9-10 AM. Each week we will work on one of 8 mission activities that will explore NASA, the moon, what it's like to be an astronaut, and other activities. It will focus on teamwork, learning about careers, learning science and engineering, and communication. It should be lots of fun! Please let Ms. A. know if your 6th-8th grader would like to participate.
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 3, 10, 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