Private college professor now seated on local school board

The newest D21 board member brings a wealth of professional knowledge about education and boards, but her main motivation in seeking the position is that she’s a mom with kids in local schools. Bethani Studebaker, Ph.D., was named by the North Wasco County School District 21 board to fill the vacancy created by the resignation in October of longtime board member Carol Roderick.

January 25, 2018 1:22 p.m. read more..

CGCC hosts ‘transfer day’

It makes financial sense for many students to start at community colleges and transfer to four-year institutions to finish their Bachelor’s degrees, as tuition at Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) currently costs $118 per credit course while Oregon State University, for example, charges $288 a credit. CGCC will help students navigate the transfer process at their annual Transfer Days event, which will be held in The Dalles on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Class Act Café, located in Building One of CGCC.

January 23, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..

CGCC seeks input on housing study

Current and prospective students at Columbia Gorge Community College, as well as parents and community members, are invited to participate in a “housing feasibility study.” “Responses will have an important role in helping the college decide whether to proceed with campus housing,” said Dan Spatz, community outreach manager for the college.

January 6, 2018 11:47 a.m. read more..

Shull resigns as principal

Chenowith Elementary School Principal Anne Shull resigned effective Dec. 31 in a settlement with the school district following bullying complaints filed against her last June by three current and former teachers. In the settlement, she will receive six months of pay, plus the district will pay her an amount equivalent to the district’s current monthly insurance contribution through June 2018.

January 5, 2018 1:32 p.m. read more..

Workaround sought for school traffic

Dry Hollow Elementary has the school district’s most congested drop-off/pick-up situation, and a proposal was made to the school board last week that could help lighten the load in several ways.

November 29, 2017 3 p.m. read more..

CGCC begins search for new president

The search for the next president of Columbia Gorge Community College entered a key phase this week with selection of a 17-member search committee by the board of education. The volunteer committee represents various public sectors as well as college students, faculty and staff. CORRECTION: The board voted unanimously to appoint the 17-member committee.

October 13, 2017 1:23 p.m. read more..

CGCC seeks public input on new president

What are the leadership qualities the next president of Columbia Gorge Community College should possess to best reflect the needs of our region? In the wake of the Sept. 29 resignation of Dr. Frank Toda, who served as CGCC’s president since 2001, the public is being invited to join college faculty, staff and students next week in helping answer that question through a series of community forums.

October 7, 2017 11:54 a.m. read more..

CGCC begins search

Lori Ufford, chief academic officer at Columbia Gorge Community College, will serve as interim president while the search for a permanent replacement for Dr. Frank Toda is conducted.

September 14, 2017 2:02 p.m. read more..

Smoke closes D21 schools

North Wasco County schools closed Thursday because of poor air quality, which reached hazardous levels Wednesday night before lowering this morning to “unhealthy” levels.

September 7, 2017 1:10 p.m. read more..

D21 hires PR firm for facilities effort

District 21 has hired Wright Public Affairs, which has managed winning campaigns for school bonds and levies in the Portland Metro area, to guide its facilities bond campaign. The hiring was announced at the North Wasco County School District 21 meeting last Thursday.

August 30, 2017 1:23 p.m. read more..

‘Back to School Bash’ Saturday

Youth and children from throughout the region are invited to a “Back to School Bash” starting at noon Saturday at the Wahtonka Campus of The Dalles High School, 220 E. 10th Street. The event is free, and backpacks with school supplies will be available, along with free haircuts, games and clothing.

August 25, 2017 12:59 p.m. read more..

CGCC, Toda part ways

The Columbia Gorge Community College Board of directors and president Dr. Frank Toda signed a “mutually acceptable separation agreement” effective Sept. 29 in a special board session Tuesday evening at The Dalles campus.

August 16, 2017 1:21 p.m. read more..

Wahtonka students tackle calculus

While calculus might be viewed as a daunting level of high school math, a group of students at Wahtonka Community School are approaching it in the form of an exercise challenge.

August 11, 2017 1:26 p.m. read more..

Superintendent lauded as contract negotiated

After a former school board member criticized Superintendent Wes Owens at a Sherman County school board meeting July 6, a crowd came to the next meeting, on July 10, to laud Owens. Owens was not at the July 10 meeting, where some two dozen people, including a student, parents, teachers, support staff and board members, voiced their support of him.

July 18, 2017 1:34 p.m. read more..


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