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FRED MEYER REWARDS PROGRAM
Have you enrolled in the Fred Meyer Rewards Program? Did you know that only 59 North Eugene families have enrolled? We can earn hundreds (even thousands) of dollars a year for our school simply by selecting NEHS as the the non profit group associated with your rewards card. It’s simple!!!
YOU CAN HELP NORTH EUGENE HIGH SCHOOL EARN DONATIONS
JUST BY SHOPPING WITH YOUR FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD!
Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:
* Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to North Eugene High School at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number (#86681).
* Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping (NEHS) earn a donation!
* You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
* If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
* For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.
OPEN CHEER PRACTICE
Time to get ready for CHEER TRYOUTS! Open practice every Wednesday from 4-6pm in the indoor/outdoor playroom (by the metal shop). Come perfect your skills or learn new skills before tryouts! Everyone who is interested in trying out for the 2016-17 season is welcome to attend! Please share with your friends!
NEHS CHEER TRYOUTS!
Cheer tryouts are May 3, 4, & 5, from 4-6pm in the indoor/outdoor playroom. Must attend all 3 days. No experience necessary. Wear athletic clothing & bring water!
NORTH NIGHT AT THE SWEDE!
Calling all North Eugene, Kelly, Madison, Howard, Yujin Gakuen, Corridor, Spring Creek, Awbrey Park, and River Road families! Come join the fun at North Eugene High School for a night of baseball, snacks and fun! Wear your school shirt/colors, enter a free raffle to throw out the first pitch, free popcorn, free ice cream, inflatables, run the bases at the end of the game, photos on the pitcher’s mound and food concessions. Tuesday, May 3. Game time is 5pm with raffle beginning at 4:45.
DRIVER ED SUMMER 2016
Classes are Mon-Wed June 20 - July 13 (no class 7/4) 9am-noon. Registration begins May 16-- call 541-342-4339 or go online: www.oregondrivertraining.com
*6 hours driving (scheduled outside of classroom time)
*6 hours observing
*ODOT & DMV Approved Course
*Instructors are ODOT & DMV certified
*Students 15-17 who pass the course will receive certificate that waives the driving portion of the licensing test
*The first class session is a MANDATORY TEEN/PARENT MEETING in Library at NEHS
*All other classes in room 110
*Students who can provide proof of free/reduced lunch are eligible to receive a $75 scholarship
DREAM BIG FOR OUR SCHOOLS. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD.
What do we want Oregon schools to be for our children and grandchildren? Join us for a local Oregon Rising
community meeting, an important statewide public outreach effort to answer this fundamental question. Oregon Rising
is a statewide public outreach effort hosted by Oregon educators, teachers, leaders, superintendents, and school boards. All the information gathered will be presented to state legislators to tell the story of what we want our state’s education system to look like.
Join us for Oregon Rising:
Wed., April 27, 7–8 p.m.
Sheldon High School, 2455 Willakenzie Road
Those who cannot take part in the community conversations are encouraged to respond online at oregon-rising.org
LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S DIESEL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM PRESENTS...DIESEL DAYS!!
Friday & Saturday May 13 & 14th
, 9am-3pm. Enjoy a tour of the Diesel Technology Program and experience the power of highway trucks and heavy equipment. Put your hands on the heart of a diesel engine, transmission and brake system. Find out how to join the LCC Diesel Program and start a career as a Diesel Technician. This is a FREE
event, no registration required!
LCC ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF SPARK
Lane Community College's Continuing Education announces the launch of their new educational summer program for grades 4-8. SPARK Academy!!
Find out more about summer classes by going to their website http://ittybittyurl.com/1oeG
SMARTER BALANCED/OAKS TESTING FOR JUNIORS
ln February, our juniors who are enrolled in the second half of science and math classes will be working on the Smarter Balanced/OAKS assessments in their classes. In May , our juniors who are enrolled in science, math and English Language Arts classes will work on the Smarter Balanced /OAKS Assessments. Students not enrolled in Science, Math and/or Language Arts during second or third trimester will be brought in for testing with other classes in May. See below for our testing schedule:
Science: March 7-11, May 30-June 3
Math: Feb 29-March 4, May 23-27
Language Arts: May 16-20
OREGON PRIVATE COLLEGES WEEK
Oregon Private Colleges Week takes place Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29, 2016
, from 9-11:30am
and 2-4:30pm. each day. If your student registers in advance and visits 4+ campuses during this week, your student will have NO application fee if your student decides to apply for admissions to any of these participating schools! Go to this link to learn more and to register: http://oregonprivatecolleges.com/
WOMEN IN TRADES CAREER FAIR
Meet employers, learn about training opportunities, attend hands on workshops, and explore a career in the trades. Free admission and parking, fess shuttle from the Gateway Transit Center, free on-site childcare. Saturday, May 14th
9am-3pm. For more info: tradeswomen.net
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Quantum Recruiters, a Preferred Staffing Partner for the City of Eugene, would like to invite North Seniors to explore the many summer job opportunities in the Public Works Department. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license. For more information, email email@example.com
JUNIOR/SENIOR PARENTS NEEDED FOR THE 2016 GRAD PARTY
Can you be a chaperone at the grad party? We are looking for parents who are willing to be involved with the senior party after graduation June 11th
at International Fitness. This is a parent sponsored event and we do not receive any help from the school. Adults needed for: casino dealers, pool/locker room attendants, kitchen help, door monitors, bag check/prize monitors etc. If you can help even for a portion of the time it would be a big help! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
or attend our next meeting in May!
Dates to remember...
4/26.....Senior panoramic photo to be taken during Connections
5/9.....Deadline to submit Community Service Hours for Higlander Service Award
5/12.....Pick up cap & gown
4/26 School Connections Schedule 25 min)
Site Council Meeting in the Library 3:45pm
U of O Tutors Library/Math Lab 2:45-3:45pm
Girls Tennis @ Springfield 4pm
Boys Tennis vs. Springfield @ home 4pm
Softball vs. Springfield @ home 5pm
Baseball @ Churchill 5pm
4/27 Track @ Springfield 3:30pm
Open Cheer practice 4-6pm in the indoor/outdoor playroom
4/28 U of O Tutors Library/Math Lab 2:45-3:45pm
Girls Tennis vs. N. Marion @ home 4pm
Boys Tennis @ N. Marion 4pm
4/29 Baseball vs. Churchill @ home 5pm
4/30 Baseball vs. Churchill @ home 1pm
Upcoming Dates to Remember
April 26.....Site Council 3:45pm
May 3.....North Night at the Swede
May 3,4 &5.....Cheer tryouts
May 6.....No School-- Progress Reports
Simple ways to earn money for our school. Please do the following:
Register your Fred Meyer card.
Donate to EEF
purchases can be credited to NEHS.
Contribute your ideas for fundraisers. We could do so much more with NEHS than we do, if all parents pitched in!
Sign up for escrip
Did you know shopping online at retailers such as Amazon, Apple Store, Gift Card Mall, Target, DisneyStore.com
, and hundreds more, will earn up to 16% of every purchase you make for North Eugene High School? It's Easy! All you have to do is click on the link below to access the eScrip Online Mall and shop as you normally would. That's it! No card registration, coupons or special downloads required. Thanks for your support!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT RIVER ROAD ELEMENTARY
Camino del Rio/River Road Elementary School is looking for volunteers for their Fiesta!
Friday, May 6th from 5pm-8:45pm. 50 volunteers are needed! Jobs include...
SUMMER CAMP VOLUNTEER COUNSELORS NEEDED at the SCIENCE FACTORY
- Work in the Booths such as the Fishing, the bouncy house, etc..
- Working in the kitchen
- Clean up 8pm-8:45pm
- If interested, please contact the school at 541-790-7200
Want to get kids EXCITED about science this summer? There are nine weeks of camp from June 27 to August 26.
Volunteers may sign up for one week at a time for either a half day (20 hours a week) OR a full day (40 hours a week ).
Students who cannot commit to a full week can volunteer as an Exhibit Guide, a three hour shift in the morning or afternoon working directly with visitors or apart of the Outreach Team by helping to run activities at libraries and community cites around Lane County. These shifts are available all summer long on both weekdays and weekends. See posted flyers or pick one up in the Career College Center. Apply online at: http://tinyurl.com/sfvolunteers
Questions? E-mail : email@example.com
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL'S CAMP CHAVERIM IS LOOKING FOR DAY CAMP COUNSELORS
Counselors do not have to be Jewish to apply! Earn both Community Service Hours and $100.00 a week!!
Two Week Program. They can do both weeks or just one. July 18-22 and/or July 25-29. 8:30am-4pm.
Please contact Aura Solomon for an application or to answer any questions!
COUNSELORS IN TRAINING NEEDED FOR YMCA SUMMER CAMPS
The Eugene Family YMCA needs Counselors in Training (CIT's). Take part in amazing activities with Y camp kids! CIT's must be between the ages of 14-17. Summer camps run from June 20th - September 1st. Each camp session is one week long. Campers range in age from 2 1/2 - entering 8th grade.
This program gives participants the opportunity to learn valuable leadership skills assisting staff and leading campers in having fun in their summer camp programs, all the while earning volunteer hours for school. If you are interested in being a CIT (Counselor in Training) stop by the College Career Center in Room 209 to pick up an application. Training Day for CIT's: Friday, June 17th!
TEEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR EUGENE SAFETY TOWN
Teen volunteers are needed to assist in Eugene Safety Town this summer. Safety Town, a Child Accident Prevention Program, is a two week program for children entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2016.
It is held half days from July 18-29. Safety Town is a hands-on program designed to introduce young children to safety awareness and accident prevention.
Teen volunteers are used as the camp counselors for the campers. The teens will help the campers have fun and be safe. A mandatory training will be held for volunteers on Friday, July 15 from 1-4pm.
If you are between the ages of 13 and 19 and are looking for a fun and valuable community service activity please download the flyer and application by going to www.eugene-or.gov/safetytown
or stop in the Career College Center for an application.
Applications accepted on a first come first serve basis and are due by May 1, 2016.
JOB/ APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES
JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE EUGENE EMERALDS
The Eugene Emeralds are looking for fun, energetic, hardworking individuals to join the Emeralds for the 2016 Season! Positions available in food and beverage, ticketing, ushers, and more. Applications are available in the Career College Center Room 209. Completed applications can be....
COOPERATIVE WORK STUDY JOB OPENINGS
These are the Cooperative Work Study Student job openings for students 16 and older in the upcoming 2016/2017 school year:
- Kelly Middle School – 1 position @ 1.75 hours a day
- Madison Middle School – 1 position @ 1.75 hours a day
- Awbrey Park Elementary – 1 position @ 1.75 hours a day
- Corridor Elementary School – 1 position @ 1.75 hours a day
- Spring Creek Elementary School – 1 position @ 1.75 hours a day
- North Eugene High School Main Office – 1 position @ 1.75 hours a day
- 4J Library Services – 1 position @ 2 hours a day
In order to apply for any of these positions, students should bring their resume and the position(s) they wish to apply for to either Debbie or Liz in the Career College Center in room 209. After students turn in their resume, then Debbie and Liz will fax the resumes to the positions that the student wishes to apply for. The school or 4J department supervisor will contact the student to set up an interview and once the interviews are completed, the supervisor will notify the student(s) whom was selected to fill the position. Cooperative Work Study students earn $9.25 an hour, .5 elective credits each trimester and a P grade each trimester. Please see Debbie or Liz if you have any questions about this process.
YOUTH FARMER POSITIONS AT FOOD FOR LANE COUNTY
The Youth Farm offers its participants:
- Educational activities, field trips, and guest speakers on gardening, nutrition, personal finance, life skills, and career development
- Training in marketing, customer service, leadership, and team work
- Access to fresh, organic fruits and vegetables
- The opportunity to serve their community by growing produce for families with emergency food needs
- Healthy physical activity, adult mentoring and supervision
- 15 hours of work per week at minimum wage
Participating in the Youth Farm is fun, fulfilling, and challenging! Our expectations of participants are high; crew members make a commitment to show-up on time on their scheduled days ready to participate productively and in all kinds of weather. The position also involves some heavy lifting, bending-over for extended periods, and doing repetitive physical activities.
Food for Lane County has 12 youth positions open this year. If you are between the ages of 15-19, who live in households that have incomes equal to or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Households are automatically eligible if they have received SNAP benefits (Oregon Trail Card), TANF, SSI, or state general assistance in the past six months. Also, youth who are on an IEP, in foster care, homeless, pregnant, or parenting are eligible, regardless of income. Applications accepted until May 2nd.
If you are interested in applying, pick up an application in the College Career Center-Room 209 or online at http://www.foodforlanecounty.org/en/about_us/employment/
Exciting Outdoor Summer Job... Fighting Wildfires...
Forest Firefighting Training Provided
Training Classes Start Soon, apply at 1322 N. 30th St. in Springfield
See Flyer Posted near the Career College Center Room 209
Lane County Manufacturing Industry Jobs and Apprenticeships
Advanced manufacturing businesses need good workers!! Types of Positions: Industrial Machinery Mechanics; Machinists; Electronic Technologists; Welders, Cutters, Solders, and Braziers; Computer-Controlled Machine Operators; and Tool and Process Control Programmers. Those interested should stop in the Career College Center and ask for a flyer.
SUMMER CAMPS FOR STUDENTS
There are many summer camps, and other opportunities available to students throughout the summer. Additional information is available in the Career College Center, or if you have any questions, please feel free to stop by.
YOUNG WOMEN’S FIRE CAMP ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Are you a young woman interested in gaining confidence and leadership skills? Would you like to learn what firefighting is all about? Eugene Springfield Fire is hosting a FREE
fire camp for high school aged young women. July 11-15, 2016.
The goals of the Young Women's Fire Camp are to build leadership and team skills, instill confidence in young women and providean opportunity to try firefighting through hands-on training. Pick up an application from Liz or Debbie in the College Career Center in room 209 and submit it to:
Eugene Springfield Fire
Young Women's Fire Camp
1705 W. 2nd Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402
Deadline: June 10, 2016
OAK HILL SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS
- Summer on the Hill. Kinders through Seniors; diverse classes offered weekly, providing enriching, personal, and fun environment for students.
- Summer Enrichment Program (SEP). High achieving students in 6th through 12th grade. Formerly run by the UofO, this residential program offers students a college preview by providing high-level academics, social activities, and new friendships.
All summer camp class registrations can be found at their website Oakhillschool.com under Summer Camps.
YOUNG ARTISTS INSTITUTE OFFERED BY SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
- Open to grades 9-12 in June 2016
- Demonstrate one or more of the following: Measured intelligence above average; proven leadership ability; a special talent; ability in the visual, theatrical and literacy arts; unusual creative or productive thinking ability.
Application brochures are available in the Career College Center, or online at www.sou.edu/youth
Click on YOUNG ARTISTS INSTITUTE
READING SKILLS & SPEED READING PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS
Offered by Oregon State University
- Phonics, Comprehension, Vocabulary, Study Skills, Speed Reading, and Love of Reading.
- Classes and programs available for children as young as 4 years old, available through Adults, entering 12th grade, and college students.
Classes begin late July, and run through August; held at Prairie Mountain School. Flyers are in the Front Office, or Call 1-800-978-9596
AYN RAND INSTITUTE ESSAY CONTEST ON AYN RAND’S NOVEL THE FOUNTAINHEAD
FOR 11TH AND 12TH GRADERS $50 - $10,000
After reading the novel, The Fountainhead, select one of the available topics and write essay. Essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, must be original work.
Complete information and entry process at https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#thefountainhead-1 DEADLINE: APRIL 29, 2016
PFLAG NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS Up to $5,000
Open to high school senior,
US and non-US citizen. Must attend an accredited institution in the US; self-identified as either gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender person, or as a supporter of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people; demonstrate interest in service to the LGBT community; application and information are available at the website http://community.pflag.org/scholarship
DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2016
EUGENE EMERALD VALLEY ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP $1,000
(formerly MidValley Rotary) Open to high school seniors, can be used for four-year, two-year, or trade school after high school graduation; application is available in the College and Career Center, Room 209.
DEADLINE: 2:00 P.M., THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016
GENE HAAS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP $2,850
Open to high school seniors who are enrolling in Lane Community College’s Manufacturing Program Application is available in the College and Career Center, Room 209
DEADLINE: THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016
NAWIC – National Association of Women in Construction, Eugene Chapter Scholarship Award amounts vary.
Open to high school seniors, male or female. One scholarship is aimed at students attending university or college with a focus in a construction-related field like architecture, project management, etc.; the second scholarship is aimed at students entering an apprentice program and attending a trade school or program in the construction field. Application is available online at http://www.nawiceugene.com/education.shtml
DEADLINE: Application and related materials must be postmarked NO LATER THAN APRIL 30, 2016.
NORTH EUGENE HIGH SCHOOL BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP $500
Open to high school seniors; parent or guardian must be a member of NEHS Booster Club in good standing as of JANUARY 1, 2016.
Eligible seniors submit the following: essay, 300 – 550 words, covering the topics: how extracurricular activities have made my high school career more rewarding; my goals in college; and how this scholarship will help me achieve those goals. Do not include any specific identifying information. No name or other identification within the essay or on the essay page. Do not name the sport or activity in which you have been involved. Two letter of recommendation are required from NEHS faculty members who are familiar with you, but the letters of recommendation must be addressed To Whom It May Concern, without naming the student or the activity. Staple a Cover Page to your essay. On the cover page put your name, email address and a telephone number where you can be reached. DO NOT PUT ANY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ON THE ESSAY PAGE. Cover sheet, letters of recommendation and essay must be submitted to Liz Rommel, in the North Eugene College and Career Center, Room 209, no later than 3:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016
MARK A. FORESTER SCHOLARSHIP $1,000
Open to any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited American university or college, or will be enrolled in the fall/summer of 2016
. Senior Airman Mark A. Forester was killed September 29, 2010, in Afghanistan while risking his life to save a fallen comrade. This scholarship is being awarded to honor his memory. Write a 300-500 word essay explaining how you go about honoring America’s military heroes. Send the essay as part of the body of your email, no attachments please, with your full name, school you will be attending, and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: Emailed essay must be submitted no later than MIDNIGHT, JUNE 1, 2016.
ACACIA FRATERNITY MEN’S LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP Up to $1,500
Open to high school seniors, males only, who will be attending OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY in the fall of 2016. Applicants are not obligated to join Acacia Fraternity or any other fraternity. Application is available online at http://groups.oregonstate.edu/acacia/
DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2016
HORATIO ALGER CAREER AND TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP Up to $2,500
Open to high school seniors, must be US citizen, planning to enroll at a community college for the first time by fall 2016; strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit community college in the US; demonstrated financial need; perseverance in overcoming adversity; involvement in community service activities; must be under 30 years of age. Application is online at http://application.horatioalger.org/
DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2016
LANECO FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP $500
Open to high school seniors who are members in good standing of Laneco Federal Credit Union or have an immediate family member (parent or grandparent) who is a member in good standing; must have at least a 3.0 GPA Apply online at http://www.laneco.org/ and click on the SCHOLARSHIP link.
DEADLINE: 5:30 P.M., FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
SIGMA PHI EPSILON BALANCED MAN SCHOLARSHIP $500 - $1,000
Open to high school seniors, males only, who will be attending OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY in the fall of 2016; applicants are not obligated to join Sigma Phi Epsilon or any other fraternity. Application is available online at http:osuspe.chapterspot.com (click on the BALANCED MAN link) Criteria: leadership, activities and achievements; honors, awards or scholarships; extracurricular activities; community involvement; work experience
DEADLINE: JUNE 10, 2016
ABBOTT AND FENNER SCHOLARSHIP $1,000
Open to high school juniors and seniors who will be enrolled in postsecondary institution (college, university, community college, vocational/technical school); must be at least 16 years of age. To apply for this scholarship, you will need to write an essay on the topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.
DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2016
BIG SUN SCHOLARSHIP $500
Open to high school seniors, student athlete, attending college in the fall of 2016 Submit an essay on the topic: How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you? Has your participation influenced your career goals? Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family? Essays must be submitted online at email@example.com
DEADLINE: JUNE 17, 2016.
AES ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP $500
Open to high school seniors and juniors
. Does not require the applicant to take engineering courses to be eligible. Submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words on the topic: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? Submit your essay to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit the AES website at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
There is no application packet for this award. Please do not submit a résumé. Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are currently attending in 2015-2016, and your plans for 2016-2017. DEADLINE: OCTOBER 6, 2016.
**** Please note: Due to space limitations all of the available scholarships may not be listed. For a more complete list please see Liz Rommel in room 209.