Hood River Valley High School

November 2018

November 2018

November 2nd: Senior pictures due

November 2, 3, 4, 8, 9: Musical- The Addams Family

November 8th: End of 1st Quarter

November 9th: No School - Teacher work day

November 12th: No School - Veterans day

November 12th: 1st day of Winter Sports

November 15th and 19th: Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 17th: Ski Swap

November 21-23: Thanksgiving Break

November 30: Short Assembly for Canned Food Drive

Habla HRV

Listen to Habla HRV on 95.1 Radio Tierra, 4-4:30 every Wednesday.

Podcasts are posted on our website in the site shortcuts.

Student ASB cards

If a student is going to an after school dance/activity they need to have their ASB card. Replacements can be made for $10 in the main office.

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AVID students visit Western Oregon University

27 students were accepted to Western Oregon University during their instant application day.


SUMMIT Career Center has 2 buses taking juniors and seniors to the college/trades/military fair at the Readiness Center at Columbia Gorge Community College in The Dalles on November 8th.

Students will miss their 5th and 6th period classes. Students need to sign up in the SUMMIT and get a permission slip; the filled out and signed permission slip is due back to Wendy by November 2nd.

Email Wendy at wendy.herman@hoodriver.k12.or.us or call 541-387-5034 ext. 1 if you have any questions.


Volunteers are needed to judge our 1st semester (EA) Presentations on Monday, January 28th, from 6:20 to 9:00 p.m. Judging packets and tamale dinner will be available in the foyer beginning at 5:45. A brief informational meeting will start at 6:00; questions will be answered during that time for those that have not volunteered before and/or reviewed the information at our website and still want further guidance. Volunteers will be assigned in groups of two or three to a room and students will be presenting their projects in 10 minute time slots, with judges having another 10 minutes to score. If you are interested please contact Wendy Herman at 541-387-5034 ext. 1 or e-mail at wendy.herman@hoodriver.k12.or.us. As always, a HUGE THANK YOU to those that continuously volunteer to judge our students’ presentations.

ASVAB Test/Career Choices

Does your student know what career he/she wants to pursue after high school? The ASVAB test can help students decide their future goals. The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is a multi-aptitude test, consisting of 8 short individual tests covering Work Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, General Science, Mechanical Comprehension, Electronics Information, Numerical Operations, and Coding Speed. There is no passing/failing the test; it is for informational use only.

Deciding which college, trade school or military branch to pursue are key career decisions. The ASVAB results can help in making that decision. The results provide information on their readiness for advanced academic education and what careers they might want to pursue.

The ASVAB test is free and this year it will be done in our computer lab and will not take as long. The results are sent back to the school. The military DOES NOT receive any test results for students whose parents opted them out at the beginning of the year. A follow-up using an Exploring Careers Workbook can help students figure out what careers might best suit that individual.

The on-line test (available to sophomores, juniors and seniors) will be given December 12, 2018, and will start at 10:00; the test will take place in the computer lab. Students need to sign up in the SUMMIT Career Center by December 10, 2018. If you have any questions or would like to sign your student up, please call Wendy Herman in the SUMMIT Career Center at 541-387-5034 ext. 1, or e-mail wendy.herman@hoodriver.k12.or.us.

From the Health and PE Department: Dealing with Stress

As a department we want to encourage families to have health talks with their students at home. Practicing open communication with a loving support system is so important, especially during adolescence. Balancing school, work, family and friends can be stressful. Stress is something that we cannot escape, but we can develop healthy stress management techniques. Let’s help build a strong foundation for our young people by asking good questions, sharing life experiences, and encouraging healthy habits to deal with stress. Thanks for taking the time to connect with your student! Cheers to Fall and learning how to deal with stress in healthy ways! Please see the attached resource for talking points and tips to use with your student.