A Dufur School Bus slid off the road on South Valley Road this afternoon (2/14), thankfully there were no injuries. The bus will remain in the location overnight and will be towed tomorrow (2/15).
Over the past two days, the 6th-8th grade classes have been taking floral arrangement classes with artists in residence. Students learned about native Oregonian flowers, and then put together floral arrangements that were gifted to staff members for Valentine's appreciation. Dufur School thanks Columbia Gorge Arts in Education for this wonderful artist in residence opportunity!
For Valentine's Day, Mrs. Gratiot's 4th grade students did some engineering to build the tallest heart structure! Each group could only use two sheets of paper, one pair of scissors, and one glue stick. Through a lot of trial and error, students came to some conclusions... it takes a larger heart to form a base, thicker hearts go on the bottom, and it's important how the hearts are turned when stacked on top of each other. The winning tower measured 16 inches tall!
Good luck to the Lady Ranger Basketball Team today (2/14), as they play at Spray High School in league crossover action, tipoff is at 6 pm! Go Rangers!
The after school program students crafted Valentine's cards for staff yesterday. Thank you, students!
Parents of students currently in grades 8-11, check your email for important information regarding a trip for DHS students to the 2025 Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C.! Students received packets with details about the trip today. Please contact Mrs. Anderson for more information at email@example.com or 541-467-2509 ext. 261.
In our first season of middle school competitive robotics at Dufur School, we hosted a regional tournament with teams from Dufur, South Wasco, The Dalles, and Hood River. The students showed off their creativity, engineering skills, and teamwork as they worked in pairs with other teams to complete a challenge. Seven teams qualified for the state tournament from this tournament and fun was had by all. A huge thank you to all the volunteers that helped to make this tournament a success!
Congratulations to the Mid-Level Robotics Teams and Coach Jody Weaver, they recently qualified three teams to compete in the State Robotics competition on February 24 at Sandy High School. Great Job!
Due to staffing shortages, the library will close at 3:45 today, February 13th.
After school program students had fun building with 3D legos and Kinex last week.
Due to staffing shortages, the library will be closing today at 3:45.
The Scholastic Book fair will start on Monday February 12th and run through Friday the 16th. Everyone is welcome to shop before and after school and during the regularly scheduled library time. It's Book Fair Week. Come join the fun and shop in the library. Friday February 16th is the last day of the book fair. Don't forget to come in before school or after school to get your shopping done.
The HS boys basketball games against Union will not be rescheduled.
The Rangers will be hosting the Sherman County Huskies on Wednesday night. Concessions will be open and featuring pasta for dinner!
PSA for Mid Columbia Umpires Association: First meeting of the Mid Columbia Umpires Association (MCUA) will be next Monday February 12th at 5:30 PM at The Bargeway Pub on the catering side of the restaurant. This will be the 2024 new rules meeting for both softball and baseball as well as an informational meeting for new and prospective umpires. The MCUA is a OSAA sanctioned association that provides umpire services for local high schools in the Mid Columbia area. The MCUA are continuing to look for new and experienced umpires for the upcoming 2024 season. The high school season starts March 9th for our Washington schools and March 11th for our Oregon schools. Women are extremely encouraged to join. A training program is designed and will be provided for new officials. There is also an assistance program to help with the purchase of gear for brand new officials as well as a program to assist new officials who are veterans with the purchase of equipment. Low numbers of officials continue to plague high school officials in all sports so consider being a solution to a serious problem. So join now and help provide a valuable service to high school softball and baseball. Make some extra cash, get a little exercise and meet new people and gain a camaraderie with folks that is like no other. You can show your interest by going to the following link. http://www.newofficials.org/ Robert Jamack - MCFOA Commissioner
The Dufur School District honored Virginia Albrecht last night for her recent retirement as the district's Business Manager. Virginia graduated from Dufur High School in 1972 and spent the majority of her career serving the district as its Business Manager and volunteering for Ranger Athletics and the Jerri Walker DePriest Endowment Fund. Virginia continues to volunteer in the district and loves her Rangers! Thank you Virginia for your many years of dedication to the Dufur School District and its students and staff! Go Rangers!
Update to HS basketball schedule at Lyle tomorrow 2/3, JV Boys cancelled. Depart: 12:15 pm V Boys: 2:00 pm V Girls: 3:30 pm
Bikes for Books! Attention K-5th grade students, read here how to join the competition to win a new bike!
The High School JV Boys 1/2 game has been cancelled for this evening, Friday 2/2. The schedule for today is now: 4:30 pm: JV Girls 6:00 pm: V Boys - Senior recognition 10 minutes before tipoff 7:30 pm: V Girls - Senior Recognition 10 minutes before tipoff The spaghetti feed runs from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Go Rangers!
Mrs. Mead's 5th grade class did a hands on experiment today in science to investigate what air weighs. This helped solve the question of what plants eat, how they grow, and does air contribute to the growth of plants. They learned plants eat both air and water, not dirt as some hypothesized!