Education



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..


D21 Foundation nets $5K in donations

The first-ever appeal letter sent out by the D21 Education Foundation has so far yielded nearly $5,000 in donations from 39 people. The funds will help in a variety of areas, and similar donations previously have done things like buy specialized ovens to dry chemical samples in high school chemistry classes, or pay for computer-based programs that boost reading skills.

June 30, 2017 1:14 p.m. read more..


Poll: 48% back school bond

A poll of 400 likely voters found not quite enough support to pass a $235 million bond to replace nearly all schools in the district, the school board learned Thursday. The pollster advised hiring a consultant to run an education campaign.

June 21, 2017 1:26 p.m. read more..


Shull named to state board

Chenowith Elementary School Principal Anne Shull was named to a statewide education advisory council for a two-year term beginning in the fall.

June 7, 2017 1:21 p.m. read more..


So. Wasco honors its students

Ty Herlocker had a memorable sendoff at the South Wasco County Spring Awards ceremony Thursday, May 25 in Maupin. The senior was awarded scholarships, earned a full ride to the University of Oregon, was awarded his National Honor Society cords, named class valedictorian and had his name called as Student of the Year, along with junior Allie Noland.

June 3, 2017 1:01 p.m. read more..


College prepares budget for upcoming year

Columbia Gorge Community College will soon vote on its budget for the upcoming fiscal year, and the new blueprint includes hiring four more faculty members. “Our budget is very similar in size to last year's budget,” said Rick Leibowitz, regional director of CGCC’s Small Business Development Center.

June 2, 2017 12:24 p.m. read more..


Education foundation appeals for funding

In a first, District 21’s education foundation has sent out a fundraising appeal letter to all households in the school district, hoping to drum up not only donations, but a database of district supporters.

June 2, 2017 12:23 p.m. read more..

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