D21 suspends ‘zone waivers’

Ever since School District 21 was formed 12 years ago, it has allowed grade school students to attend a school in the district other than their “resident” school, if they chose.

Sugar drinks banned

Students were crabby for about the first week after The Dalles Middle School eased in a ban on bringing sugary and caffeinated drinks to school. But then they got over it.

School survey seeks dreams

The school district is encouraging citizens to take a new survey — either online or a meeting coming up — to share their hopes for what they want public education to look like in Oregon.

TD juniors aim for Disneyland

Class of 2017 has eyes on Disneyland

D21 scores improve

As Penny Grotting was analyzing winter test results from the local elementary schools, she began to notice something.

Two preschools unite in Moro

In the final educational merger in Sherman County, two non-profit pre-schools, one in Moro, one in Wasco, have agreed to combine into one entity starting in the fall.

College hikes fees and tuition

Students attending Columbia Gorge Community College this fall will see a tuition increase of $6 per credit hour and a new $25 admission fee for registering students as the institution seeks to fill a budget gap of $748,000 for the upcoming year. A number of current fees were also increased.

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Tackling Trauma

Compassion in the classroom is focus of ‘Trauma-informed schooling’

CGCC nursing program alive, well

The nursing program is alive and doing well, with all but one of last year’s 16 Registered Nurse graduates fully employed in the health industry, according to Doris Jepson, director of nursing and health occupations at Columbia Gorge Community College.

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Crosby estate donated

Little is known about Bob Crosby. “He was a very private guy,” his stepson Cory Snively said. “We knew him for 30 years and did I really know him? Not really.” But one thing is certain—Crosby was generous.

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Love for science, teaching combine in inspiring teacher

As an honor-roll freshman at Eastern Oregon University, Eli Holeman, was asked to name an inspirational teacher: He chose Tegner Weiseth, a life science teacher at The Dalles High School.

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A real school drama plays out off stage

Since Monday, a man from Wishram has spent about 90 minutes each afternoon outside The Dalles High School, holding a neon yellow sign protesting a school play he hasn’t seen, but heard is “filthy.”

Two shot on Warm Springs Reservation

WARM SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities say two people were shot multiple times in a home on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation southeast of Maupin.

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D21 to seek facilities survey

The school district will conduct a survey of the community to learn what its appetite is for building — and paying for — new facilities. The North Wasco County School District 21 board voted Thursday to proceed with a survey process, and named board members Kathy Ursprung, Ernie Blatz and Lori McCanna to a subcommittee to help work with a surveying firm to formulate questions for the wide-ranging survey.

Board hears bus complaint

A parent complained to the school board last Thursday saying a scheduled usage of school buses for an April 30 band trip was cancelled so a sports team could use them instead, and the woman said she was told it was district policy to do so. After doing some investigation into the matter, District Superintendent Candy Armstrong said there was a miscommunication and not an “intentional preference of athletics over band.”


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