Hood River Valley High School

April 2017

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April 2017 - Important Dates

April 5 : Blood Drive

April 13 : Special Assembly Schedule

April 14 : End of 3rd Quarter

April 15 : Sadies Dance

April 19 : Class of 2021 Open House

April 21 : Spectrum Concert

April 26 and 27 : Parent Conferences

May 2017 - Important Dates

May 6 : FFA Steak Feed & Silent Auction

May 13 : Prom

May 17 : Campus Pride Day

May 18 : Spring Concert

May 25 : Senior Scholarship Night

May 26 : Class Election Assembly

May 29 : No School - Holiday

May 30 : Academic Awards Night

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Speech and Debate

Hood River Valley High School Junior, Ruby Patterson, won 1st place in Original Oratory at the March 4th Oregon City High School Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament. Other top HRV competitors included Senior Nathan Johnston, 3rd place in Expository, the Dual Interpretation team of Patterson and Amy Webber, 3rd place, and Sophomore Emily Mitchell who competed in the final round of Humorous Interpretation. The team took 15 competitors to the event, which was the last in the regular season. Upcoming tournaments include the State and National Qualifiers.

Two Hood River Valley High School juniors will compete at the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama in June. Ruby Patterson qualified to compete in Original Oratory and Mason Leavitt won a spot on a Worlds Debate team representing the South Oregon Speech District.

Hood River sent 9 competitors to the district qualifying tournament held at the University of Oregon on March 17-18. Junior Soren Rajani placed 3rd in Lincoln-Douglas debate, the Public Forum debate team of Leavitt and freshman Erick Lizama placed 3rd and Leavitt placed 4th in Program Oral Interpretation.

More Speech and Debate News

The Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate Team had an incredibly successful District Tournament this last weekend. They traveled to Halfway, Oregon for the State Qualifier tournament, competing against teams from Pendleton, Monument, and the Pine Eagle Charter School.

Congratulations to:

Mason Leavitt for 1st Place in both Radio Commentary and Extemporaneous Speaking, Ruby Patterson for 1st Place in both Poetry and Original Oratory,

Soren Rajani for 1st Place in Lincoln-Douglas Debate,

Amy Webber for 1st Place in Humorous Interpretation,

Erick Lizama for 1st Place in Impromptu,

Lillian Ontiveros for 1st Place in After Dinner Speaking,

Lillie Tomlinson for 1st Place in Dramatic Interpretation,

Audrey Schlemmer for 2nd Place in both Humorous Interpretation and Impromptu, Douglas Asai for 2nd Place in Extemporaneous Speaking and Lincoln-Douglas Debate,

Grace Skakel for 2nd Place in Original Oratory,

Sarah Wang for 2nd Place in Expository Speaking,

Sofie Larsen-Teskey for 2nd Place in Prose,

CJ Thorp for 3rd Place in Original Oratory,

Diego Murphy-Mendez for 3rd Place in Expository Speaking,

Emily Mitchell for 3rd Place in Humorous Interpretation,

Isabella Brennan for 3rd Place in Poetry, and

Sam Bertrand for 4th Place in Radio Commentary.

Mason Leavitt and Erick Lizama for 1st Place in Public Forum Debate,

Diego Murphy-Mendez and Lauren Hegemann for 1st Place in Duo Interpretation,

Grace Skakel and Megan Church for 2nd in Public Forum Debate,

Sarah Wang and Lauren Hegemann for 3rd Place in Parliamentary Debate.

The team will send 18 competitors in 22 events to the State Championships on April 20-22 to be held at Western Oregon University.

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2017 HRVHS HOSA just received the following state awards Daniella Valle 2nd in state for Biomedical Laboratory Science Elle Chamberlain 2nd in State for Nursing Assisting!!

Morgan Totten 2nd in State for Extemporaneous Writing!!!!

Go Eagles! we are Eagle Proud!

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Just wanted to share the good news! Three students, Emily Liri, Allison Thompson, and Emma Vega, have earned Gold Medals at the national level of the Scholastic Art Awards competition! These are the first gold medals that HRV students have won for art! This means they are invited to Carnegie Hall in New York for an awards ceremony, there work will be featured in a gallery exhibit in Manhattan and are eligible for some awesome scholarships once they are seniors! Woot woot! You can view their art here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/hrvhsfinearts/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1770793823238512

Please congratulate them if you see them!

HRCSD Bond Information

Please help us keep you informed about our 2016 Bond Projects progress on Facebook! Click on the following link and like and follow @HRCSD2016BondProject to see project photos, get schedule updates and event notifications https://www.facebook.com/HRCSD2016BondProject/

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April is School Library Month, We will be celebrating by holding events on Wednesdays during lunch all month long. These are great events to highlight student achievements and to view what classes and clubs have to offer here at HRVHS

Wednesday April 6th Zine Fair

Wednesday April 13th Chamber Choir

Wednesday April 20 Poetry Slam

Wednesday April 27th Student Video Showcase

College Advisors to Visit HRVHS

Central Oregon Community College: April 7th - 11:30am – 12:30pm

Mt Hood Community College: April 11th - 9:30am – 1:00pm

Columbia Gorge Community College: April 20th 9:00 – 12:00 noon.

Consejeros de la universidad para visitar HRVHS

Tres consejeros universitarios están programados para ayudar a los estudiantes en sus opciones universitarias durante el mes de abril. Los estudiantes deben inscribirse previamente para estas sesiones en el centro de la carrera de SUMMIT y obtener un pase de invitado. Los padres son siempre bienvenidos.

Columbia Gorge Community College: 7 de Abril y 25 de abril de 9:00-12:00 al mediodía.

Mt Hood Community Colegio: 13 de abril - Presentación de Taller de reparación 12:30-3:10.

19 de abril de - 9:30 am - 1:00 pm


Oregon State University College Tour is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27th. The bus will be leaving HRVHS at 7:30am and will return approximately 5:00pm. Lunch will not be provided, students should either bring a sack lunch or they may eat in OSU’s cafeteria ($10.00). Permission slips are available in the Summit Office and are due back by April 21st.

Programa de Visita a Colegio:

Colegio Universitario de Información del Estado de Oregon está programado para el miércoles, 20 de abril. El autobús se ira de HRVHS a las 6:00 a.m. y volverá aproximadamente a las 5:00 pm. El almuerzo no será proporcionado, los estudiantes deben traer su propio almuerzo o pueden comer en la cafetería de la OSU ($ 10.00). Las hojas de permiso están disponibles en la Oficina de Summit y se deben volver por el 14 de abril.

Wrestling News

Congrats to the 2017 OSAA state qualifiers for HRV Wrestling and a special shout out to the OSAA State Championship placers for the HRVHS Wreagles! Hood River Valley HS Wrestling All-State athletes include Grace Miller 2nd, Christine Marquez 4th, Monique Verduzco 2nd, Chad Muenzer 6th, Jason Shaner 1st- State Champion at 5a 126lbs!!! Jason is the 9th boys wrestling state champion in the history of school! Also, congratulations to the team for placing 3rd in the state academically for OSAA 5A wrestling with the accum. GPA of 3.39!!! #GoBlueBeGold #OOOSSS


PARENTS: Watch Out for 2nd Semester “SENIORITIS”

Seniors should be receiving acceptance letters from colleges any day now, which will outline subsequent steps for final acceptance. One of the steps includes a request from the college asking for the student’s final transcripts. The College Freshmen Admissions Advisors are alerted to keep an eye out for students who do not meet the second semester requirements (i.e. needed course work dropped and poor grades--C-/D grades are not accepted anymore). Translation: colleges can rescind offers of acceptance if your grades take a nosedive. If you have dropped academic courses for 2nd semester, be sure to notify your colleges or universities. Do not wait for them to discover it on your eight semester transcript which must be sent in June 2017.


Los “seniors” deben estar recibiendo cartas de aceptación de colegios cualquier día de estos, que indicara los pasos posteriores para la aceptación final. Una de las medidas incluye una solicitud de la universidad pidiendo expedientes finales del estudiante. Los admisión a la universidad de primer año asesores alerta para mantener un ojo para los estudiantes que no cumplan los requisitos semestre segundo (por ejemplo necesita trabajo curso caído y grados pobres - c- / d esos grados no son aceptables). Traducción: colegios pueden rescindir ofertas de aceptación si sus grados caen. Si han discontinuado cursos académicos de 2do semestre, asegúrese de notificar sus colegios o universidades. No espere que lo descubren en su expediente del octavo semestre lo cual debe ser enviado en junio de 2016.

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Although the local scholarships' deadline is Wed, March 22nd @ 3:30pm, other scholarships are available throughout the year in the Scholarship Drawer in the SUMMIT Career Center. We have numerous resources that a student can use to find scholarships that fit their profile. Come check them out!


Aunque plazo de las becas de locales es el lunes 4 de abril a las 3:30 pm, otras becas están disponibles todo el año en el Cajón de Becas en el Centro de Carreras de Summit. Tenemos recursos numerosos que un estudiante puede usar para encontrar becas que se ajusten su perfil. ¡Ven échales un vistazo

French Class News

Bread making Field Trip

This past Wednesday April 5th French students in level 3 and 4 rolled up their sleeves, dusted tables with flour and rolled out traditional French baguettes under the instruction of Jennifer Peterson and Megan Davis co-owners of Pine Street Kitchen and master bakers! Students were first given an overview of bread making and specifically how the French style baguette differs from other styles of bread. Then the students got to work. Each student received raw dough to work with and spent time working the dough with their hands before finally placing their dough to rest one final time before baking the next morning. The interactive demo was followed by a French baguette sandwich lunch. The next day Madame Goode picked up the fresh, right out of the over, still warm baguettes and distributed to the students. The students were incredibly excited to see their very own shaped bread and didn’t waste any time eating it!! A great field trip overall. Thanks to Pine St. Bakery and Pine St. Kitchen for welcoming us and introducing us to the world of French bread!

EA Volunteer Judges


Volunteers are needed to judge our 2nd semester (EA) Presentations on Monday, June 5th from 6:20 to 8:45. Packets and refreshments will be handed out in the foyer beginning at 5:45. From 6:00-6:10 staff will be available to answer questions for those who have not volunteered before and/or reviewed the information at our website and still want further guidance. Information to help you understand what is involved in preparing an EA, and what we ask of our volunteers when judging is located at our website www.hrvhs.com. In the menu bar click on “Academics” and then click on “Extended Application” there you will have access to all the information needed. 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.

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AVID students from Wy’East 7th grade and High School went to watch the Timbers2 team on Saturday evening in Portland. Chaperones included Mike Glane, Melissa Bentley, Shayla Moline, and myself.