Hood River Valley High School

May 2019

May 2019

May 6, 13, 20: Late start Mondays

May 2: Spectrum Concert

May 4: SAT

May 22: Community and Campus Pride Work Day

May 23: Scholarship Night

May 27: No School - Holiday

May 29: Evening of Excellence

May 30: Mr. HRV

May 31: Last Chance Dance

June 2019

June 3, 10: Late start Mondays

June 3: EA night

June 6: Last days for seniors

June 6: Farewell Concert

June 7: Graduation

June 17-18: Second semester finals

June 18: Last day of school

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Chamber Singers

Chamber Singers won 3rd in State this year! Congratulations to Dan Kenealy and the Chamber Singers!
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Our robotics Team A05 went to Worlds Competition in Houston, Texas and won the Judges Award. During the course of the competition, the judging panel recognized their unique efforts, performance, or dynamics.

Community Work Day and Campus Pride

HRVHS Community Work and Campus Pride Day

Hood River Valley High School (HRVHS) is supporting our 22nd annual Community Work Day (CWD) and our 4th annual Campus Pride Day (CPD) – combined we call it our Community and Campus Pride Work Day (CCPWD) being held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

CWD is an opportunity for students from HRVHS to partner with local business owners or individuals for five (5) hours to do work for the business/individual. For five (5) hours of a student’s time, the business/individual pledges a $50 donation to HRVHS/CWD. All money raised by the students for CWD is donated to local non-profit organization(s).

CPD – Campus Pride Day happens on May 22nd as well and is offered for students that do not have their own transportation or just want to help clean up our school and outside areas. Students do not need a sponsor to work at the high school, but they still turn in a contract with their parent’s signature. Wendy will fill out the sponsor side.

Local non-profit organizations are presenting to our Student Government class on April 12th during 7th period at 12:05. The purpose is to familiarize the students with the organization and then vote to decide how the proceeds will be donated. Announcements of how the students voted will be announced after April 13th.

If a non-profit organization is interested in presenting, please contact Wendy Herman by April 10th at 541-387-5034 ext.1 or wendy.herman@hoodriver.k12.or.us

If you are interested in sponsoring a student(s) please contact Wendy. Thank you in advance for helping our students learn the importance of giving back to their community and school in a meaningful, positive and fun way!

Contracts will be available in the SUMMIT office starting on April 22nd and due back to Wendy in the SUMMIT office by May 20th. Students will be excused from school on May 22nd if they turn in their filled out and signed contract. All students who turn in a contract will receive a free CCPWD t-shirt.

Payment policy is as follows:

  • Students work five (5) hours.
  • The sponsor will pay a flat fee of $50.00 (checks are preferred and payable to HRVHS/CWD – please be sure to include the student’s name in the memo line)
  • Payment should be given to the student(s) or can be mailed to HRVHS/CWD, 1220 Indian Creek Road, Hood River, OR 97031 if the individual/business prefers.
  • Students are to turn their payment in to the SUMMIT Career Center located at the high school by May 31, 2019. If not turned in by May 31st, students will be contacted.
  • All donations are tax deductible – HRVHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Federal Tax I.D. 93-6000502

EA presentation judges

Extended Application (EA) Volunteers for Judging

It is time for us to prepare for our 2nd semester Extended Application (EA) Presentation Night. For those of you that volunteered and were a judge last semester we thank you and hope you will be able to volunteer again this semester. For those that haven’t been able to volunteer, we hope you will this semester. Students need to complete an EA and present their project to a panel of judges to be able to graduate; we need judges for this 2nd semester presentation night. Students complete this requirement through the Pathways to Career Success, Internship, Cadet Teaching or Cooperative Work Experience classes.

Our 2nd semester EA Presentations will be on Monday, June 3, 2019 from 6:20-9:00. From 5:45-6:10 we will be offering dinner and handing out packets. At 6:00 there will be a brief meeting to answer questions in the classroom next to the foyer. Volunteers will be assigned to groups of three to a room where students will sign up for 20 minute slots to present their EA projects (10 minutes to present and 10 minutes for judges to score). Volunteers are asked to score these presentations with a set guide that is provided in your packet. The scoring process is relatively simple and does not require any special education.

We think this will be a very interesting project to participate in because you will get to see a variety of student projects and watch our students at their best! If you are interested in volunteering please call me at 541-387-5034 ext. 1 or email at wendy.herman@hoodriver.k12.or.us. Please share this email with anyone you think might want to volunteer. Thank you very much for your participation.

Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate had a fun State Tournament - it was a challenging, rebuilding year - but everyone worked hard and competed to the best of their abilities.

Here's the press release I sent to the paper. Attached is a photo of our 4 year award winners, Emily Mitchell and Sarah Wang -- as well as a State team photo.

Thanks for supporting Speech and Debate and for a great 2018-2019 season. DeLona

The Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate took 15 students to the OSAA State Tournament at Western Oregon University in Monmouth on April 19-20. Seniors Emily Mitchell and Sarah Wang were awarded medals as 4-Year State Qualifiers, two of only 25 speakers in the state to achieve this accomplishment.

Finishing as Semi-Finalists in their events were the Duo Interpretation team of Mitchell and junior Audrey Schlemmer, Schlemmer in Dramatic Interpretation, and junior Isabella Brennan in Radio Commentary.

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Graduation Party

Project Graduation All night party forms. Attention Seniors, A car will be raffled off at the graduation all night party again this year. So if you are planning on attending the “All night party” down at the Elks after graduation keep in mind if you turn in your form before Friday, May 17th you will get 2 raffle tickets placed in for the car drawing and 1 ticket will go in for the general raffle. After the 17th date deadline you will receive 1 ticket for the car drawing and 1 ticket for the general raffle. You can turn in your completed forms and money into the main office.

The Grad Party committee needs flashback photos for the memory wall at the all-night graduation party. These are photos of seniors from kindergarten through 8th grade; groups are best! Please email them to nan.noteboom@hoodriver.k12.or.us by May 15.