Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The 2010-11 school year is about to turn the corner and head into the final lap, with the end of spring break and students' return to class on Monday.
Final projects, exams and other important items of the business of education will fill our young people's schedules for the next 12 weeks.
(Of course, kids in our neighboring school districts in Washington get their break next week.)
Things get busy between the academics and a full sports schedule, including Horizon Christian School's return to baseball after a six-year hiatus.
For Hood River Valley High School, two other big events deserve the community's attention.
The 14th annual Community Work Day is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 20. Students hire on for the day with a business, organization or individual. The students give their time to do work the business or individual needs done. The money raised will be given to a nonprofit organization.
This is a worthwhile opportunity for students to gain experience while working for the good of the community. Contact Wendy Herman in the Summit Career Center at 541-387-5034, ext. 1, or email@example.com to arrange to hire a student for the day.
HRVHS students from all four grades can get involved. Meanwhile, members of the Class of 2011 will stay busy this spring fulfilling final requirements before their commencement ceremonies in the second week of June. Their reward, beyond the diploma itself, will be the annual all-night party at Hood River Elks Lodge.
The community can also help with Project Graduation, a community effort organized by volunteer parents to provide a safe place for kids to celebrate.
It takes substantial community support to fund the entertainment, prizes and food. If you can make a monetary or in-kind donation, contact Melissa Ing at 541-308-6694.
Project Graduation and Community Work Day are two proud traditions deserving extensive support. The folks organizing them are planning now. Let them know how you can help. The final lap will be finished before we know it.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge