Central Howell Cougars on the Prowl

Good things are happening at Central Howell School. Enrollment is up this year with approximately 170 students in attendance. In addition, the Parent Teacher Club recently raised $13,000 at the Mount Angel Oktoberfest to help pay for field trip buses, classroom supplies, and the Artist in Residence and music programs.

IMG_4608The Central Howell team is also working hard to improve student access to technology. The goal is to soon have an ipad or chrome book for each student.

According to Principal Dustin Hoehne, students and staff thrive in the school’s family-like atmosphere.

Out on the playground during a recent visit to Central Howell, Superintendent Andy Bellando was spotted shooting hoops with some of the older boys.

“I’ve always had the good fortune to work in rural schools,” said Hoehne. “I love the family feel and a setting where you get to know the staff and students really well. Often the kids who go to small schools like Central Howell become life-long friends.”

“I like that we go to a small school where we have lots of close friends,” added seventh-grader Charlie Bevans.