Hood River Valley High School

October 2016

October and November Dates (For up-to-date information go to columbiariverconference.org

October 2 - 8: Homecoming Week (See below for more information)

October 5: Bon Fire 6:00-9pm HRVHS students and staff only.

October 6: Air Guitar 10:40 am - 12:00 pm HRVHS students and staff only.

October 7: Tailgate Party and Football Game 5:00 - 9:00 pm

October 8: Homecoming Dance 8:00 - 11:00 pm

October 14: No School - State In-service Day

October 21: Picture Retakes

October 24: Hispanic Parent Night

October 28 - 30: Musical, "Catch Me If You Can"

November 3: End of First Quarter

November 4: No School - Teacher Work Day

November 4 - 6, 11-12: Musical, "Catch Me If You Can"

November 11: No School - Veterans Day

November 16 - 17: Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 8:00

November 19: Ski Swap

November 21-25: Thanksgiving Break

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PSAT Day at HRVHS - October 19

Juniors and Sophomores will be taking the PSAT test in the morning. Test locations will be posted Monday, October 17th around the school. If a student is late, they will not be able to take the test and will be in study hall for the morning.

Freshman will have a special morning schedule. They will pick up a special schedule in the foyer when they come to school.

Seniors: is a non-school day. Seniors can work on college or financial aid applications or work on their essential skills to meet graduation requirements.

Afternoon schedule:

12:00 - 12:33 Lunch

12:40 - 1:12 1st period

1:19 - 1:51 2nd period

1:58 - 2:30 3rd period

2:37 - 3:10 4th period

The SAT is November 5th, students have until Oct 7 to register.

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Peer Tutoring


Need help in a class? We are here to help you!!

Request a peer tutor through A+ Peer Tutoring

on the HRVHS website –Site Shortcuts.

It is easy. It is free. Get the help you need today!!

Photo Retakes - October 21 - 7:30 to Noon

In the Theatre Hall

Have your student pick up a retake order envelope in the main office before October 21. If your student did not get an ASB card, please make sure to have them get their picture taken even if you are not purchasing photos.

Summit News: Field Trips to Colleges

Field Trips – Available Sign-Up Sheets on the yellow filing cabinets in the breeze way.

Oct 24th - NACAC Portland College Fair - Portland Convention Center

Nov 18th - Portland State Univ – Bridges Program

Summit News: Colleges visiting HRVHS

Students are welcome to visit with representatives by obtaining a permission slip in the SUMMIT Career Center or signing up on Naviance prior to the time of the college visitation.

Other college visitation dates will be announced as they are scheduled. Look for updates on your students Naviance Family Connection Account.

Sept 26th - Pacific Univ 12:00 noon – 12:30pm

Oct 5th - Oregon State CAMP Program 11:30am

Oct 24th - Westminster – 1:30pm

Oct 26th - Univ of Utah 11:30am

Oct 27th - Montana State 1:15pm

Oct 31st - Gonzaga - 1:30pm

Summit News: College Fair - Wednesday, November 2, 6:00 – 8:00pm

This evening is designed to help parents and students navigate the college admission process. It will start with a college fair in HRV Commons. The following colleges will have admission representatives and information available from 6:00 – 6:30: Eastern Oregon University, George Fox University, Oregon State University, Pacific University, Portland State University, University of Oregon, University of Portland, Western Oregon University, Columbia Gorge Community College, Central Oregon Community College,, , Linfield, Lewis and Clark, and Mt. Hood Community College.

At 6:30, admission representatives will be presenting specific information about their campus and programs, HRV Counselors and ASPIRE Coordinator will be presenting workshops dealing with the specific application process at all types of post-secondary schools along with information about scholarships and the financial aid process. This information will be presented in Spanish as well. This evening is directed primarily at juniors and seniors but all are welcome. Hope you will join us.

Summit News: FAFSA Workshops

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA start date has changed from January 1 to October 1st. This is the first time in its history to have this early of a start date. College Goal Oregon and ASPIRE will be offering 3 different workshops that will be open to all students and parents of all seniors or other college students in the Gorge who need help in completing their FAFSA. The dates and time will be as follows:

Saturday, Oct 1 -- 9:00am – noon - HRVHS Computer Lab

Wednesday, Oct 12 - 6:30pm – 9:00pm - HRVHS Computer Lab

Wednesday, Oct 19 - 10:00am – 2:30pm - Summit Career Center

Please bring the following information:

Social Security Number for student and parents

2015 Tax Return with all W -2’s for student and parents

Birthday of student and parents

Date of parents’ marriage or divorce or separation – (mo/year)

Balance for checking and saving accounts – student and parents

List of colleges you (student) may want to attend – up to 10 colleges may be listed

Spanish speakers will be available. If you have any questions, please give Lisa Roberts a call at 541-387-5034 x 3.

Library News

LIBRARY HOURS: Mon – Fri 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m

HRVHS -LIBRARY – check the student resource links

We’re part of a library consortium with 77 libraries –

Books delivered twice a week –

Stop in and check out our resources

The library is here for all of you and your education

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AVID Field Trip to OSU

Senior Photos - Due November 3rd

ALL senior photos must be submitted to the yearbook ONLINE.

The process is simple. There are two ways to submit your photo:

1)Go to www.hrvhs.com. On the left, click the link that says "Submit Senior Photos". Follow the directions. You will need an email address. The school code is hrvhs. PLEASE upload only ONE photo.


2) Go to www.HJeShare.com. Use this school code to log-in: hrvhs. Follow the directions. You will need an email address.

Senior photos for the HRVHS yearbook are due by Thursday, November 3, 2016. We cannot guarantee that late photos will be printed in the yearbook.

Seniors should schedule appointments with photographers no later than September 1, 2016. We strongly encourage students to get a photo taken during the summer months when photographers are not overbooked. If students get photos taken locally, the photographer should forward their photos to the yearbook staff. If photos are taken out of town, it is the responsibility of the student to get a photo taken that meets our yearbook specifications. Also, students using out of town photographers must hand-deliver their portraits to the yearbook adviser by the deadline.

Here are the specifications for the 2016-17 school year: A color or black and white, upper body shot; "head and shoulders" looks best A vertical photo Fashion hats only, no messages Background may be any color, indoor or outdoor Digital images must be at least 300 dpi at 1.5" x 2" (when you submit online, you will be told if your photo's resolution is not correct).

DEADLINE: Thursday, November 3, 2016 Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please call Nan Noteboom, at 386-4500. Baby ad information will be mailed to parents of seniors in November. Baby ads are due in mid-December. Students are to submit "flashback photos," not parents. The senior class photo will be taken in May, 2017.