TDHS students travel abroad

Students from The Dalles High School spread out over the globe during spring break, some heading to Guatemala to help the poor and others getting firsthand glimpses of Roman ruins.

April 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Housing, skill center considered for CGCC

A 72-unit student housing complex and a skill center are proposed for the Columbia Gorge Community College campus in The Dalles and must be built by 2022, the condition set by a state grant of $7.3 million. The proposed Treaty Oak Skills Center and campus housing project includes a skill center with attached structure and two main housing buildings, costing $14.6 million.

April 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

District 21 Town Hall is Tuesday, April 24

SCHOOL TOWN HALL: Learn about North Wasco County School District 21's plan to replace and improve schools throughout the district at a town hall meeting Tuesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. Ninth St. in The Dalles. In addition to a presentation, there will be time for questions, comments and written feedback.

April 23, 2018 4:05 p.m. read more..

Charter school app nixed and changes made

A resubmitted application to turn Wahtonka Community School into a charter school was declined a second time last Wednesday, but the changes needed were so minor they were done the next day.

April 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Wahtonka potential high school site

A citizen committee has unanimously selected a location for a potential new high school: the corner of West 10th and Chenowith Loop, where Wahtonka Community School now stands. Discarded was the idea of building a new high school on the hillside above Wahtonka, with an architect saying it would be much more expensive to build there.

April 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Dufur school district seeks bond

Dufur School District received a bond fund-matching commitment of $4 million last month under the Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching (OSCIM) program, the district announced last week.

April 12, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Insitu summer internships open to area students

Insitu – it’s not just for engineers. That’s the message the Bingen-based tech company, which makes unmanned aerial vehicles, is sending with this year’s round of high school summer internships. For the first time, students from The Dalles High School are invited to apply through their high school counselors, for the internship.

April 11, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Student safety steps outlined by board

Over years of effort, officials have developed fine-tuned plans for responding to an emergency at any school in Wasco County. Emergency planning has been a longstanding endeavor in the county, but it took on a particular urgency and more of a school focus after a pair of tragedies in December 2012, Superintendent Candy Armstrong told the North Wasco County School District 21 board last week.

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

Yera-Cronin named next CGCC president

Florida educator Dr. Marta Yera-Cronin will be the next president of Columbia Gorge Community College. Yera-Cronin is currently vice president of academic affairs at Indian River State College, Port St. Lucie, Fla. She received her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Sarasota, Fla.

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

Civil rights probe worries officials

A state civil rights investigation of The Dalles High School, triggered by a gender imbalance in students enrolled in career classes, has the superintendent worried about costs to fix problems found. The two-day on-site investigation, which also included Wahtonka Community School, was comprehensive, including looking at handicapped accessibility issues, which are extensive at the aging high school.

March 27, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

High school concepts unveiled

Citizens came up with three concepts for locating a new high school on the Wahtonka property last week, two placing it on the site of the current Wahtonka school and one going on the hillside across the street.

March 26, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Students explore hands-on technology

STEM classes at The Dalles Middle School allow students to design and build working roller-coasters, bridges — even civil-war era technology. More than that, students learn how to see failure as an opportunity.

March 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Gorge powers Google Wind Challenge

Students from around the Gorge took part in the fifth annual Google Wind Challenge on Saturday, March 17 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles. This year, more than 190 students from 16 local high schools and middle schools competed to build the competition’s top turbines.

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

Students create ‘Ruination’

As school projects go, it’s perhaps on the unusual side, but “Ruination,” a new strategy game created by Wahtonka Community School students, has kept nine students busy for four months now. Freshman Brandon Pentz, 14, said he’s been so absorbed by the project that he’s even working on it after school, something he normally doesn’t do.

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

Committee meets to consider new high school plan

A new high school could have the same square footage as the current one, but with more efficient usage of space, would accommodate 25 percent more students, a consultant said last Thursday. At the first of four meetings of the high school master planning committee, architect and consultant Richard Higgins with BLRB Architects said better use of space would mean a new high school could accommodate 1,035 students, up from the 800 housed at the current high school.

March 13, 2018 3 p.m. read more..



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