Hermiston School District will offer online kindergarten registration this year.

Online registration is available from April 8 through April 22, for the 2019-2020 school year. Students must be five years old by Sept. 1 2019 to register. If parents do not have a computer at home, they can go to the district office on Thursday, April 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. to register. Parents must bring children’s birth records, proof of residence, and immunization records. Spanish translation services will be available. For more information, visit https://www.hermiston.k12.or.us/apps/pages/enrollment.

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Next week the Hermiston Herald will be tackling the topic of suicide prevention as part of a statewide effort to break the silence that often surrounds the issue. If you would like to share about resources that have helped you or a loved one, please email us at editor@hermistonherald.com.

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Incoming high schoolers will get a preview of what the next year will be like, at ”Girls Night In.” The event, sponsored by Altrusa, invites eighth-grade girls from Armand Larive and Sandstone middle schools to come to the high school from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 10, for a tour of the school, fun activities, food, gift bags and prizes.

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A fourth grade student from North Carolina is seeking information about the state of Oregon for a research project. Tiffany Shontz is hoping Hermiston Herald readers will send items such as postcards, maps, pictures, general information or any other item that might be useful.

“Most of the information I get will be from books and websites. However, the best information comes from the people who live in and love their state,” Shontz wrote

She asked that people mail items by April 30 so she can finish her project report prior to May 17. Send information and/or items to Tiffany Shontz c/o Mrs. Smith’s Class, Charlotte Latin School, 9502 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28277.

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Students at Stanfield Secondary School received a runner-up award during the Google Wind Challenge, held March 16 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles.

Under the category of “Best Electrical,” the Stanfield project was “Gone with the Wind.” Providing hands-on learning, more than 160 students representing 35 high school and middle school teams competed to build the competition’s top wind turbines.

Sponsored by Google and produced in partnership with Gorge Technology Alliance and Columbia Gorge Community College, the event hopes to inspire the next generation of leaders. For more information, visit www.windchallenge.org.

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The menu at the Harkenrider Senior Activity Center for Thursday is a baked fish filet, rice pilaf, coleslaw and dessert. The menu for next Tuesday is beef stroganoff, vegetable, salad and dessert. See A4 for more information about changes coming to the senior meal program.

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