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Goldendale GED Testing Services to End in 2013: GED testing services will end in April, as it moves from a paper based format to a computer based format. The reason the service is ending is due to the Goldendale testing center not being in compliance with the new testing requirments. Nearby testing centers include The Dalles, Hood River, Yakima and Pasco. GED testing in Goldendale is currently offered most Fridays at 1PM at 116 East Main Street (WorkSource). Call 509-773-5817 for more info.

Learn About The Area: Learn the history of Wasco County through 5 different DVD's: Early Wasco County, Farewell to Celilo, To See & Do in The Dalles, Raising Wheat With Horse Power and Craft of Wheel Wrighting. Where: The Original Wasco County Courthouse, 410 West 2nd Street, The Dalles. For more information, call 541-296-4796 or email

Top Gear Driving School: Classes begin Monday, August 6th! Classes are held Monday and Wednesday from 4-6PM with a parent/student orientation meeting on Saturday, August 4th at 10AM. Cost: $350 per student. Contact Dan Black at 360-975-2799 to reserve your spot! Top Gear is located at 155 SW 1st St. in Stevenson, WA. For more information, check out - 8/6

Government Affairs Breakfast Meeting: Daniel Garcia (Restorative Justice School Specialist) from Parkrose K-12 will provide us an overview of Restorative Justice and how is it applied. When: Thursday, July 26th at 7AM. Where: The BBQ Restaurant (West 6th). - 7/26

TDW Class of 2012 Baccalaureate Service 7:00 p.m. in the TDW Auditorium. Courtney Kiser will be the speaker. - 6/7

INSITU Summer Camp: (For high school juniors/seniors) Students will learn to assemble, program and fly a drone. Four students from TDWHS will be chosen to attend. Contact Mrs. Froemming for more info!

Scholarship Opportunity: Friends of NRA Scholarship 2012 is for $1,000. Pick up an application in the Career Center Scholarship Box at TDWHS. Deadline is April 15, 2012.

If I Were Mayor Contest: (TDWHS) The theme this year is "If I were Mayor After school would be..." where students share their creative ideas about what after-school opportunities they would like to see in their city and what else they would do as mayor. The High school age criteria is to make a video to express their ideas. There will be a $25.00 gift certificate presented to the winner at a city council meeting. Submissions must be entered by April 12th. Turn them in to the main office and Mayor Wilcox will pick them up personally. - 4/12

Wasco County Farm Bureau Scholarship: WCFB will be awarding up to $1,800 in scholarships to high school seniors in Wasco County. Anyone may apply but priority consideration will be given to those with an agricultural background, such as 4-H, a family farming background, a family that is a member of Farm Bureau, involvement in FFA, or a major in a field related to agriculture. Deadline is April 4, 2012. Pick up applications in the Scholarship box at TDWHS Career Center. See Mrs. Nelson for more information. - 4/4

Scholarship Offer: Oregon Nurseries Foundation is offering scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,500 for students interested in pursuing a horticulture career. Access the application online at Deadline is April 1, 2012.

Basic Disaster Life Support Course: When: Saturday, March 31st from 1PM-5PM. Where: Mid Columbia Fire and Rescue (1400 West 8th St, The Dalles). This event is FREE to attend! Call 541-296-9445 for more information. - 3/31

Spring Break: March 26th-30th.

CGCC Bound Seniors: There are two weeks left before the application deadline for full year scholarships. You can apply at or contact an advisor at the college if you've got questions. - 3/20

SAT Testing: The next opportunity for students at TDW is Saturday, March 10th, 2012. Get signed up if you haven't already! - 3/10

TDWHS 2012 Senior Class Spaghetti Feed: Time: 4-8PM at The Dalles Middle School. Get Senior hours for your trip by working at the Feed, by selling tickets in advance, by bringing desserts and by performing at the feed. - 3/10

16th Annual Student Poetry Contest: The winner is awarded a $500 U.S. Savings Bond! Grade levels 8-9 and 10-12. Go to the TDW library for more info. - 3/7

Attention TDW Seniors! Do you have a 3.5 or higher GPA? Have you had 6 Honors, AP or upper division classes? (ie: Span 4, Music Theory, Engineering 2, Yearbook, Medical Terminology, etc) You may qualify for an Honors Diploma!!! Go see Sharlene in Counseling or Kristal in the Main Office. - 3/2

Health Careers Discovery Day: (TDWHS) Learn about current and future career options in nursing, medical assisting, emergency medical technicians, diagnostic imaging and more. When: Wednesday, March 7th. Where: CGCC Time: 9AM-12:30PM. See Mrs. Nelson or Mrs. Carpenter for more info. - 3/2

TDWHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: The local AFS Chapter is still looking for one or two high school students interested in applying to study abroad. Many countries have an application closing date on March 15, for an Aug. or Sept. departure. Check out the website:, click on "Study Abroad", then go to the program of interest: High School, Gap Year, or Summer. If you want a year program click "high school", and highlight the country in which you are interested for deadlines and further information. There are AFS scholarships as well as local chapter scholarships available. Due dates are fast approaching. Call Rymmel Lovell, 541-296-6546 if you're interested! - 3/2

16th Annual Student Poetry Contest: (TDWHS) Win a $500 savings bond. For grade levels 8-9 and 10-12. Get more info in TDW library. 3/2

Attention TDWHS Students: If you're a senior and the FIRST person in your family to graduate from High School, please come and see Ms. Evans in the office. We are wanting to celebrate your accomplishments and we need to know who you are! - 2/27

Southern Oregon University advisors will be visting TDW Career Center to speak to students interested in attending their college. Time: 8:30AM on 11/17

George Fox University advisors will be on hand in the TDW Career Center at 10AM to speak to students interested in attenting their college. - 11/9

SAT Testing: (TDW) The Next SAT test date at The Dalles Wahtonka High School is Saturday. Call the school for more info. - 11/5

TDW - The college advisor from Central Washington University will be in the Career Center this Friday at 10:30 a.m. to meet with interested students. - 10/28

College Planning Session: (TDW Students) Lunch college planning session with CGCC advisor Michal Kawka on Thursday (10/27) at TDWHS Career Center, 11:25 - 11:55 a.m. Pizza will be served to the first (10) students who RSVP to: During this session, we will be looking at various Oregon and Washington universities offering engineering programs in a variety of fields. We will focus on resources available at Columbia Gorge Community College for students interested in starting on an engineering path.RSVP today and join us during the lunch break on Thursday in the Career Center. - 10/27

OMSI Exhibit "Everybody Eats" Where: Discovery High School (3216 W. 10th, The Dalles). Groups call 541-400-0930. - 4/1 through 4/30