Hood River Valley High School

Monthly Information Bulletin - February 2017

Important Notice Regarding School Calendar Changes

School District Announces Plan to Make-Up

Lost Instructional Time for Students

January 31, 2017

Greetings HRCSD families,

Last night, the District and the teacher’s union came to an agreement on changes to the 2016-17 School Year Calendar as a result of the many hours of lost instructional time due to weather. To date, eight (8) full school days had been cancelled in addition to multiple delayed starts.

The following provisions will allow students to recoup 8 days of missed instructional time, while ending the school year at a reasonable date.

Please be sure to update your family calendars with the following important changes:

1. The last student instructional day will be Friday, June 16.

· This date will hold firm barring an additional surge of multiple emergency closure days.

· The following instructional days were added to the calendar: January 27, June 14, June 15, & June 16.

2. February 27 and April 10 will be student instructional days.

· These dates were originally calendared as non-instructional days.

3. The last Monday late-start will be on February 27.

· Beginning in March, all remaining Monday-morning late-start times will be cancelled and changed to student instructional time.

· If your children ride the bus, Monday morning times will adjust to the regular Tuesday-Friday schedule.

The District will be posting a revised school calendar reflecting these changes soon at www.hoodriver.k12.or.us/Domain/13.

While no solution is absolutely perfect for every party involved, I believe that under the circumstances we were able to move forward with students’ best interest at heart.



El Distrito Escolar Anuncia Plan Para Reponer

El Tiempo de Instrucción Perdido para los Estudiantes

31 de enero del 2017

Saludos Familias de HRCSD,

Anoche, el Distrito y el sindicato de maestros llegaron a un acuerdo sobre los cambios en el Calendario Escolar 2016-17 como resultado de las muchas horas de tiempo de instrucción perdido debido al clima. Hasta la fecha, se han cancelado ocho (8) días escolares completos, además de múltiples retrasos de comienzo.

Las siguientes provisiones permitirán que los estudiantes recuperen 8 días de tiempo de instrucción faltado, mientras que terminan el año escolar en una fecha razonable.

Asegúrese de actualizar los calendarios de su familia con los siguientes cambios importantes:

1. El último día de instrucción estudiantil será el viernes 16 de junio.

· Esta fecha se mantendrá firme excepto en un aumento adicional de varios días de cierre de emergencia.

· Los siguientes días de instrucción se agregaron al calendario: 27 de enero, 14 de junio, 15 de junio y 16 de junio.

2. El 27 de febrero y el 10 de abril serán días de instrucción estudiantil.

· Estas fechas fueron originalmente calendarizadas como días no instructivos.

3. El último lunes de comienzo tarde será el 27 de febrero.

· A partir de marzo, todas las horas restantes de los comienzos tardes los lunes serán canceladas y cambiadas al tiempo de instrucción de los estudiantes.

· Si sus hijos toman el autobús, los horarios de la mañana del lunes se ajustarán al horario regular de martes a viernes.

El Distrito publicará un calendario escolar revisado que refleje estos cambios pronto en www.hoodriver.k12.or.us/Domain/13.

Aunque ninguna solución es absolutamente perfecta para todas las partes involucradas, creo que bajo las circunstancias pudimos avanzar con los mejores intereses para los estudiantes.



February Dates

February 1: EA Night

February 2 - 3: Finals. Regular bell schedules

February 4: Baseball Fundraiser

February 6 & 13: late start Mondays

February 8: POSTPONED to MARCH College/Trade/Military Fair

February 11: Valentine Dance

February 20: Holiday - No School

February 25: FFA farmers breakfast

February 27: 1st day of Spring Sports

Forecasting for the 2017-2018 school year!

February 27 - March 3

Forecasting is how students select the classes they want to take next year. It is extremely important that your child show you their forecast sheet and to discuss what classes they want to enroll. Your child’s current transcript will also be printed on the back of the forecast sheet. Please take a look at it!

All 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will receive their forecast form during 1st period on February 27th. Students will have five days to complete their forecast form including teacher and parent signature. All forecasting sheets will be due on Friday, March 3 at 3:30 pm. Starting March 6th, the School Counselors will begin to meet with Juniors, followed by Sophomores, and then Freshman to discuss their forecast sheets and to make any needed changes at that time.

Questions? Please call the Guidance Office at 541-386-2770.

AP Exam Registration

AP Exam Registration will begin in mid-February and the deadline to register for an AP exam is Friday, March 17th. Students will receive registration forms in their AP course and can register in the main office by submitting their completed registration form and payment in the form of check or cash. Exams are FREE for students who qualify for free or reduced price lunch and $72 per exam for all other students. AP exams will take place May 1-12, 2016. The full AP exam schedule is available on the HRVHS website. For more information, please see the HRV website or contact Melissa Bentley at melissa.bentley@hoodriver.k12.or.us.

Baseball Fundraiser

Saturday, February 4th, we would like to invite you to attend a benefit featuring our baseball program at the ELKS lodge. Our players are working hard selling tickets to get people there and we appreciate a diverse group of people at the event. We have collected over 100 items to be bid on and there will be live entertainment by Hood River’s own Tony Smiley. Don Schmidt is cooking tri-tip and Divots is doing sides.

A $25 ticket gets you dinner and all of the fun that night! Thank you and have a great day!

Contact erich.harjo@hoodriver.k12.or.us

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Music News

This is Jasper Krehbiel, Lucy Fine, and Sean Gray (from left to right) after their performance at the Oregon Music Education Association 2017 All State Band and Choir Festival. The three students submitted a recorded audition and were chosen from hundreds of auditions for their respective ensembles. Jasper and Sean were selected for the Tenor and Bass Choir, and Lucy was selected for the Symphonic Band. After rehearsing with other students chosen from across the state, they gave a concert which took place on January 15th at the Hult Center in Eugene, OR. Being selected for an All State Ensemble is one of the highest honors for high school musicians in the state of Oregon. I was very proud to have these three sleeted this year to represent HRVHS.

A+ Peer Tutoring

Select Peer Tutors and National Honor Society Members are providing peer tutoring to HRVHS students in the library throughout the day and afterschool. Students can request a tutor by going to the A+ Peer Tutoring link on the HRVHS Website under shortcuts. Tutoring is available in all subject areas.

Library - Biblioteca

OPEN: Monday – Friday 7am – 5:30pm

Stop in the library – We’re open early and late and here to help - Ann & Patsy

Resources available on site or delivered from other libraries
Writing Lab available before school: Tuesday – Friday

Tutoring available after school: Monday - Friday


The 3rd Annual HRCSD Writing contest is underway, this years theme is Illustrated Poetry, Submissions are due February 22nd. and there are a number of prizes for all grade levels. If you are interested in Participating, the contest is open to Both Students and their parents, More information can be found http://hrcsdlib.weebly.com or in your local school library.

National Honor Society - Sociedad Nacional de Honor

Applications for membership will be given to eligible sophomores and juniors Wednesday, February 22nd. Initial eligibility is determined by grade point average (GPA). Sophomores must have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher. Juniors must have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher. Completed applications are due back to Mrs. Schlosser in Guidance by Monday, February 27th, at 3:45 p.m.

Sociedad Nacional de Honor

Se les dará las solicitudes de ingreso a los estudiantes elegibles de los grados 10 y 11 el viernes, 17 de febrero. La elegibilidad inicial se determina por el promedio de calificaciones (GPA). Estudiantes de segundo año deben tener un promedio acumulado de 3.7 o superior. “Juniors” deben tener un promedio acumulado de 3.6 o superior. Las solicitudes completas la deben devolver a la Sra. Schlosser en la oficina Orientación para el viernes, 24 de febrero a 3:45

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French Class

Students in Madame Goode's French 1 classes enjoyed making and eating crepes to celebrate the French holiday -La Chandeleur. It is celebrated on February 2nd, the same day that we observe Groundhogs Day! Emily Heredia-Martinez is shown using the classroom crepe maker. The number one topping was clearly Nutella in all three French 1 classes!

There are many superstitions surrounding La Chandeleur that are similar to Groundhogs day! For instance, some believe that a cloudy day on Chandeleur means another 40 days of winter. "Chandeleur couverte, quarante jours de pert." And guess what folks- February 2nd was indeed cloudy here in Hood River!

The date actually marks when Jesus was presented at the temple in Jerusalem, but before becoming a religious holiday, Chandeleur stemmed from several pagan traditions celebrating the fertility of the earth and the beginning of the end of winter. In the past it was a good way to use up the extra wheat ahead of the new harvest. Symbolically, a crepe looks like a sun, so it was a reason to rejoice as the days started to get longer.

In our case, while there is more daylight here in Hood River, there also seems to be more snow in our future! Time to make some crepes! Happy Chandeleur!

College - Trades - Military Fair -POSTPONED to MARCH 7

In the Commons on Wednesday, March 7, 2017

· All students will be attending the fair in shifts from 1:35 - 3:30 p.m.; there will be a variety of college/trade/military representatives to share information with students. Representatives will be in the commons until 3:30 for students (and parents if they want to come after school) wanting to gain more information after school.

The purpose of the fair is to:

· Learn what education levels are needed for certain careers.

· Learn college information provided about programs, the application process etc.

· Learn about the 'Trades' industry including apprenticeship programs.

· Learn information from the different military branches about enlisting, requirements, education opportunities and career options.

The following are representatives are scheduled to be here:

Air Force…Army…Coast Guard…U.S. Naval Academy...

Columbia Gorge Community College…Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University…Hood River Fire Department…International Union of Operating Engineers Local 701 Apprenticeship…Job Corps…Linfield…Linn Benton Community College…Marines…Mt. Hood Community College…Northwest Carpenters Apprenticeship…Roofers & Waterproofers Apprenticeship…Oregon Army National Guard…Oregon State University…Oregon State University – Cascade Campus…Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon…Warner Pacific…Washington State Patrol

For more information contact Wendy Herman at 541-387-5034 ext. 1 or wendy.herman@hoodriver.k12.or.us.

Class of 2018 College Night - Clase de 2018 Noche sobre Colegios - Please notice this change!

Please notice this change!

Counselors discuss preparing for college, specifically discussing what students can do now and this summer to get ready for the transition to senior year and post-secondary education. Juniors and their parents are encouraged to attend, March 9 at 6:00 pm. There will be a presentation in English and Spanish. It is not too early to start thinking about senior year and the steps for getting ready for college.

Clase de 2017 Noche sobre Colegios

Los consejeros hablarán sobre la preparación para la universidad, hablando específicamente de lo que los estudiantes pueden hacer ahora y este verano para prepararse para la transición del año último y la educación post-secundaria. Se anima a los “Juniors” y sus padres para asistir, el 9 de marzo a las 6:00 pm. Habrá una presentación en inglés y español. No es demasiado pronto para empezar a pensar en el último año y los pasos para estar listo para ir a la universidad.


FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

If you or your student is still struggling with this application, there is still time to complete this form. Lisa in SUMMIT (541-387-5034 or lisa.roberts@hoodriver.k12.or.us) can help you complete this application and get financial aid for college. Note: Many academic scholarships, including OSAC (Office of Student Access and Completion - scholarships), still require that a FAFSA be on file, so don’t miss out.

FAFSA (Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes) Si usted o su hijo todavía está teniendo dificultad con esta aplicación, aún hay tiempo para completar este formulario. Lisa en SUMMIT(541-387-5034 o lisa.roberts@hoodriver.k12.or.us) puede ayudarle a completar esta solicitud y obtener la ayuda financiera para la universidad. Nota: Muchas becas académicas, incluyendo OSAC (Oficina de Acceso del Estudiante y de finalización - becas), todavía requieren que un FAFSA sea archivada, no pierda la oportunidad.

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FFA Paint Night Fundraiser

The Hood River Valley FFA Alumni is hosting PaintNite Friday, March 3rd 2017, 7:00pm at the Hood River Elks Lodge.

Please share this with other PaintNite enthusiasts! We need 35 attendees to make this possible!

The FFA Alumni supports and provides funds scholarships, event and activities for the HRVHS FFA chapter.

Click on the following link for more information:


Thank you for your continued support!

Nita Bozarth

Theatre News

The theatre department is busy with not one, but three productions! She Kills Monsters, written by Qui Nguyen and directed by Rachel Harry, is a fast paced comedy/drama about a young teacher who lost her little sister in a car accident. She discovers a Dungeons and Dragons module that her sister wrote, and has a high school student help her learn how to play the game to connect and learn more about her sibling. The play moves rapidly between reality and the fantasy game where the characters come to life. An extremely popular play at the college level currently and is rated PG -13.

She Kills Monsters opens March 3, 4,10,11,12 (m)17,18 All performances begin at 7pm and the matinee at 2pm. Tickets are Adults 10$ Senior/Students 8$ HRV Bowe Theatre

Almost, Maine by John Cariani and directed by Rachel Harry is a delightful and witty comedy about relationships. Set in the fictional town of Almost, Maine, we watch the townspeople discuss, relate and attempt to understand each other in a way both heart warming and hilarious. Rated PG Almost, Maine opens April 7,8,9(m),14,15. All performances begin at 7pm and matinee at 2pm. This play will run at the Columbia Center for the Arts in downtown Hood River. Tickets are Adults 20$ and Seniors/Students 15$.

The third theatre department production is the annual Student Directed One Acts Festival April 28,29 at 7pm in the HRV Bowe. Donations accepted.

Yearbook - Baby Ads

If you would like to buy a baby ad in the 2016-17 yearbook for your graduating senior, please send the following:

*A baby photo, ages 0-5. You must submit a color photocopy or a JPEG digital file of the photo you want printed. We will not return any hard copies, so please do not submit originals.

*A message to be printed alongside the baby photo.

*A check for $50.00, payable to HRVHS Yearbook.

* Baby Ads are due by Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

Send the photo, message, and payment to:

HRVHS Yearbook Staff

1220 Indian Creek Road

Hood River, OR 97031

You can email the photo and message to nan.noteboom@hoodriver.k12.or.us, and mail the check to the above address.

Include a personal message (30 word maximum), to be printed exactly as it appears. Please include a salutation that identifies your student in some way.

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Art Department - Departamento de arte

We are looking for donations of sewing machines, and fabric for design projects. Students will be making their own clothing and accessories this spring, and then applying surface design techniques from screen printing to batik on top of them. If you have a working machine out there you no longer use, the students would like to get their hands on it. Contact Matt Gerlick at matthew.gerlick@hoodriver.k12.or.us

Estamos buscando donaciones de máquinas de coser, herramientas de mano y tela para proyectos de diseño. Los estudiantes harán su propia ropa y accesorios de esta primavera, y luego aplicar técnicas de diseño de la superficie de impresión de pantalla de batik en la parte superior de ellos. Si usted tiene una máquina que trabaja por ahí que ya no usa, los estudiantes les gustarían tenerlas en sus manos. Póngase en contacto con matthew.gerlick@hoodriver.k12.or.us