Youth



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..


Senior Walk

Maria Keilman, a salutatorian of the Class of 2018 at The Dalles High School, participated in the Senior Walk at her grade school, St. Mary’s Academy, on Wednesday morning. The group of seniors at St. Mary’s then visited classrooms. In the kindergarten, a boy announced he could tie his shoes, and a teacher’s aide reminded the seniors that that was something they would’ve once said.

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


New TDHS program shows early success

A new program at The Dalles High School aimed at helping struggling ninth graders has shown early promise, with improved grades and attendance among a small starting group of students.

May 29, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Jumpstart hoops camp opens signups

Starting at 9 a.m. and running until 3 p.m. starting on Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29, the Jumpstart Basketball Camp will start its 25th season of giving youths from grades 2-9 the opportunity to hone in on their hoops attributes in a five-day event at Dufur High School.

May 29, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Hourglass speech marks time

Philip Dunagan of Mosier finishes high school this week — he is homeschooled — and looks forward to a future that includes motivational speaking and “meeting extreme needs” around the world. His plan to inspire others with words seems to have great potential given that Dunagan, 17, recently wrote a speech that won first place in a state competition and second place at the national level, netting him $19,275 in scholarships.

May 25, 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..


Evans named TDHS principal

With the retirement of The Dalles High School Principal Nick Nelson, current Vice Principal Kurt Evans will move into the top slot on July 1. Evans, a native of Mosier who was a high school and college track athlete, began his teaching career in Portland and worked his way east, teaching in Cascade Locks for a few years before coming to the then-newly formed North Wasco County School District 21.

May 17, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Students prepare to visit Miyoshi City, Japan

The Dalles Sister Cities Association is preparing to send a new delegation of 12 students and four adult chaperones to The Dalles’ sister city — Miyoshi City, Japan — in early July. To raise money, the association is hosting a “Jubilee for Japan” at the Sunshine Mill on Saturday, May 19, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

May 15, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Final high school design proposal unveiled

A compactly designed proposed high school, centered around a courtyard allowing natural light into classrooms, was unveiled to the final meeting of a master planning committee May 3. Architects were also able to fit all the requested sports fields on the 29-acre property at West 10th and Chenowith Loop.

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


Big Sky stars settle the score at districts

MORO – Through the time and dedication put in during the regular season, several standouts from the Big Sky Conference had to settle the score at Saturday’s Special District 3 Meet in Moro, where new champions were crowned, and others maintained their stranglehold on the top spots.

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


Back in time with ‘Xanadu, Jr.’

It’s not often that modern-day middle-schoolers are willing to embrace ‘80s fashion choices like crimped hair and legwarmers, but The Dalles Middle School’s student cast and crew dive straight in with their performance of the ‘80s pop-rock musical comedy “Xanadu, Jr.”

May 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


A Gift of Music

The Dalles Middle School music department, which includes band, choir and musical theater, received a $1,000 grant from Northwest Honda Dealers and a matching donation from Griffith Honda, totaling $2,000 for the department. The two checks were formally presented to principal Sandy Harris, music director Leslie Sullivan, and all 300 students involved in the TDMS music department after a brief performance by the seventh and eighth grade marching band and the color guard on the school field April 25.

May 1, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Dufur school opens pantry

In a first, a food pantry will be available at Dufur School, stocked with free, healthy food. Its grand opening is this Friday, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the home economics room of the school. The pantry is open to any student that attends Dufur School and their family.

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


Kindergarten preregistration begins May 7

Registration for children planning to attend kindergarten next fall in The Dalles public schools will take place May 7-11, during school hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at all three elementary schools.

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

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