Hood River Valley High School

March 2019

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HRVHS Community Work and Campus Pride Day May 22, 2019

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 are calling 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.

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. Students will vote to decide which and how much money the organization(s) receives. Announcements of how the students voted will be announced after April 12th.

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
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Speech and Debate #1

The HRVHS Speech and Debate team took 17 competitors to the 84th Singletary Tournament at Linfield College on Feb. 1-2. Students from 18 schools in 2 states competed at the long running tournament. HRV sent seven speakers into the final rounds of competition. Earning top awards in their events were: freshmen Kaelen Kenna, 1st Place Novice Radio, Fiona Larsen-Teskey, 1st Place Novice Poetry, and Jazmin Contreras, 3rd Place Novice Poetry and 4th Place Novice Prose. Sophomore Jacob Kaplan took 4th Place in Poetry and 5thPlace in Radio. Juniors earning top spots included Lillie Tomlinson, 6th Place Radio, Camille Buschauer, 6th Place Novice Prose, and Nazareth Chavarria, 6th Place in Senior Prose.

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Speech and Debate #2

The HRVHS Duo Interpretation Team of Maggie Bertrand and Jacob Kaplan won 3rd Place at the Diana Vazquez Duque Invitational at Oregon City High School on March 2nd. Audrey Schlemmer took 4th Place in Dramatic Interpretation. The team will now compete to qualify for State and National tournaments.

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Congratulations to the HRVHS January Student-Athletes of the Month!

We are so glad to have these students in our school and our education-based, co-curricular, transformative athletic programs. Winners were voted on by coaches, administrators, media, etc.

Keep up the good work!

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 April 3, 2019, in room C08 and will start at 10:00. Students need to sign up in the SUMMIT Career Center by April 2, 2019. 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.