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English classes offered this summer

English classes for speakers of other languages are being offered this summer by Columbia Gorge Community College. Classes are scheduled in the college’s Hood River – Indian Creek Campus for all levels on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 8 p.m.

July 17, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..


Fall registration begins at community college

Fall registration at Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) began July 9 for returning students and July 11 for new students. Classes start Monday, Sept. 24, and the college encourages prospective students to register as early as possible.

July 13, 2018 1:43 p.m. read more..


District 21 seeks better scheduling

Coaches met with the D21 school board in late June in hopes of creating a better system for using school and community sports facilities. They left with a goal of better communication, a plan to explore scheduling software that is more user friendly for both coaches and building administrators, and possibly centralized scheduling.

July 13, 2018 1:39 p.m. read more..


D21 to seek $235M bond

The D21 school board voted Thursday to seek a $235 million bond authority in November to build four schools after hearing polling of likely voters found support for it at 53 percent. After more information and messaging was given to those surveyed, support increased to 61 percent.

July 13, 2018 1:38 p.m. read more..


CGCC partners in workforce training

Columbia Gorge Community College has assumed operations of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult/Dislocated Worker program, joining the WIOA Youth program CGCC began managing in 2017. These programs were previously administered by Mid-Columbia Council of Governments and are contracted through the East Cascades Workforce Investment Board.

July 6, 2018 2:16 p.m. read more..


D21 ponders new split for Google cash

The D21 school board will consider a resolution in July to back Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue in seeking a more equitable distribution of payments from Google to local tax entities. MCF&R Chief Bob Palmer told the North Wasco County School District 21 board June 14 that other entities had already signed on to the concept.

July 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Community school charter approved

The D21 school board voted unanimously last Thursday to sponsor Wahtonka Community School as a charter school. Now comes the delicate work of the budgetary hand-over from the district to the new school.

June 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


‘Learning communities’ aid students

Attending college can be a challenge. Personal finance, time management, language barriers and life’s everyday stresses sometimes lead students to drop classes or quit college entirely. That’s where “learning communities” help make a crucial difference — students discover they don’t have to face these challenges alone

June 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


CGCC students may get tuition discount

Full-time students at Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) may soon get a discount on tuition. The college proposes to incentivize full-time enrollment with the “15th Credit and Above Free” concept, under which the school would only charge a student tuition for their first 14 credit hours per term and any additional credits, up to 20 per term, would be tuition-free.

June 7, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Parents praise charter school plan for WCS

Shirley Harris could never get through to her academically struggling granddaughter, but the teachers at Wahtonka Community School could, she said in emotional testimony to the D21 school board last week. Now, her granddaughter is at the top of her class, and “she’s thinking about going to college.”

June 6, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Rutledge region’s Teacher of Year

Matt Rutledge, a fourth/fifth grade teacher at Mosier Community School, was named 2019 Regional Teacher of the Year for the North Central region, receiving a $500 cash prize and a candidacy for Oregon’s 2019 Teacher of the Year.

June 4, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Students sing for hospitalized kids

Gillian Wolf, who lives in The Dalles and is a junior at Hood River Valley High School, recently donned a Disney princess costume, and, with two fellow students also in costume, sang for kids at hospitals in Portland. The effort was part of Wolf’s extended application project, a requirement for each junior at Hood River Valley.

May 30, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


STEM hub wins $50K

The local Columbia Gorge STEM Hub won a $50,000 grant after being named a top-eight finalist in a nationwide competition aimed at improving technology access for students. It was the only candidate from Oregon to be named a finalist.

May 28, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD Game developers win big in competition

4-H students from The Dalles beat out middle school teams from across the state this month to take top awards in Game Design and Theme and Story at the 11th annual Oregon Game Project Challenge (OGPC) Main Event. The event hosted 59 middle and high school teams.

May 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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