February 21 Parent Newsletter
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NORTH EUGENE  PARENTS
 

Hello Highlanders!


NEWSLETTER INFO
This newsletter is written for parents by parents.  We’d love to include information on ALL events that include NEHS students so please share your information by e-mailing it to northeugeneparents@gmail.com.

NEHS PARENT MEETING FOR FEBRUARY POSTPONED
The parent meeting scheduled for Monday, February 22 has been postponed to a later date.  The superintendent was planning on joining us to share his vision for our region, but due to conflicting calendar events, must reschedule.  We'll have another date out to you soon!

4J SCHOOL DISTRICT SEEKS PARENT INPUT ON TRIMESTER SCHEDULE
The district is seeking input on the high school trimester schedule.  We are looking for a group of involved and committed parents to provide perspective and feedback to an independent research group.  We're holding a meeting at school on Thursday, February 25 from 4:30-5:30pm for parents to share their thoughts and ideas.  Contact Courtney Leonard at leonard@4j.lane.edu if you are interested in attending.
 
SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION
Calendar Change: Spring Athletic Registration is Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 9am-6pm.  Please pay fees in the Finance Office first, then register in the athletic office!  Questions?  Call Corey Nicholsen, 541-790-4507 or e-mail nicholsen@4j.lane.edu

WISE Symposium 2016
Thursday, Feb. 25, 3:30-7:30pm at Churchill High School.  Registration is now open for this fourth annual event at Churchill hosted by the WISE – Women In Science & Engineering club. Check the Churchill home page for the WISE Symposium 2016 link. This event is open to all area high school students. Join us and keynote speaker, nationally recognized engineering educator Celeste Baine. Attend hands-on workshops in biology, neuroscience, forensic science (crime scene), engineering, and astronomy. Workshops taught by local area professionals, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers. Students must register to attend and bring their school ID. Food, fun, and prizes! Check-in begins at 3:30pm, opening activities begin at 4:15pm.
 
THE SUMMER ACADEMY TO INSPIRE LEARNING (SAIL) 
SAIL is the University of Oregon's largest pipeline program led by volunteer faculty aimed at increasing students' enrollment and success in college through early exposure and exploration.  SAIL hosts FREE summer camps for students 8th through 12th grade.  Other features of SAIL:
  • Camps are free
  • Food is free
  • Assortment of interactive camps to choose from
  • Chance to meet new people
  • Great for resumes, college, and scholarship applications
  • No homework 
  • SAIL scholarship opportunities
Priority is given to students who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch programs.  SAIL believes that higher education is a right, not a privilege.  SAIL is also the ASPIRE mentoring site for the University of Oregon.  For more information, visit this site or contact Lara Fernandez, Executive Director for SAIL, at 541-346-8378 or laraf@uoregon.edu.
 
BECOME FLUENT IN SPANISH!  CHILE EXCHANGE PROGRAM 2016-17
Short-term, “reciprocal” exchange: You will host a student from Chile during winter term 2016, and you study in Chile during spring term or summer of 2017, and live with the student that you hosted. Personal care: We are a local and small organization and work with 4-5 students at a time to ensure each student is given personal attention and care. We select our students and families carefully. Would you like to find out more? Please contact Sachi at oregonadventure@icloud.com, 541-285-3778  http://oregonadventure.weebly.com
 
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

OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL TO SOUTH KOREA AS THE CITY OF EUGENE’S AMBASSADORIAL STUDENT
Many students hope for a chance to travel and experience the world. Each summer since 2002, area high school students have travelled to Jinju, South Korea as Youth Ambassadors to Eugene’s Sister City.  Korea combines ultramodern bustle with ancient traditions of great beauty and peace. It is one of the most wired countries in the world, home of K-Pop music, and Oregon’s 5th largest trading partner. Youth Ambassadors enjoy two weeks in Korea where they develop strong bonds with their host brothers and sisters, represent Mayor Kitty Piercy to Jinju’s city officials, have fun day and night in Jinju’s vibrant city life, learn traditional dance and martial arts moves, visit castles and temples, and swim in the Pacific Ocean. After returning home, they unpack and get ready to welcome Jinju’s Youth Ambassadors for their activities in Eugene.
 
Come to Hilyard Community Center (2580 Hilyard Street) on Saturday February 27 from 5-8pm to hear last summer’s Ambassadors enthusiastically tell about their experiences and enjoy a free and delicious Korean meal.
 
Dates of the exchange: Approximately July 17-31, 2016 Eugene students in Jinju and August 3-15, 2016 Jinju students in Eugene.  Please view attached files or link for information and application forms: http://eugene--chinju.org
 
Cost: Airfare, hostess gifts, and spending money.
Perk: Community Service credits
 
Application Deadline: April 30, 2016.
 
Hosting: Parents will want to return the fabulous hospitality their children experienced in Korea. Ideally, Eugene’s Youth Ambassadors host Jinju’s Youth Ambassadors for 1.5 weeks.
 
The Eugene-Jinju (Chinju) Sister City Committee, Inc. is a totally volunteer organization with not-for-profit 501(c) organization. Volunteers have  run Eugene’s Korean Sister City program under service contract with the City of Eugene since 1961.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS NEED HOST FAMILIES FOR THE 2016/17 SCHOOL YEAR
There are several high school spots open for exchange students and I am hoping you may consider opening your home to one. All kinds of families are accepted, children, no children, empty nesters, single parents, and so on.  The main requirement is love, kindness and the willingness to learn about your student’s culture while sharing your own.
 
We have a great group of students arriving in Oregon for the 2016-2017 school year. Our students are age 15-18 and have the appropriate visa, medical insurance and their own spending money. We have students from over 60 countries with a variety of interests, talents, and hobbies. We often find students who share some of the same interests as their host families. Hosting an exchange student proves to be a great promoter of diversity and diplomacy for our local communities. It is also an incredible opportunity to make the lifelong dream of an international teen come true, enrich the lives of your family and those in your community, and contribute in a significant way to global peace and understanding
 
We have detailed information on each student and many additional students waiting to hear about their American families. If there is a certain type of student you think would be a good match for your family please let me know. (interests, gender, language spoken, etc.) 

Please contact Kristin Babby at 360-213-5132 for additional information or with any questions you may have. You may also visit our website for more information and to begin the host family application at https://www.cci-exchange.com/host-families/long-term-hosting/
                                                      
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Yearbook News..........

~All students, staff and parents can create a replayit account or continue to post school related photos directly at www.replayit.com/r/

~Yearbook Editors are seeking extreme sports photos: Snowboarding, skiing, Motocross, ATVs, fishing, roller derby, etc.
 
~The yearbook will cost $65 until the end of February--Jostens extended the deadline. YAY! Order in the student finance office or online at www.jostens.com.

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Seniors..........

Oregon Promise Scholarship applicat-ions are DUE March 1st.  Your FAFSA must list LCC or another Oregon community college to be eligible for the Oregon Promise AND must also be completed by March 1st.  Oregon :Promise will notify students in June about their eligibility and funding. See Aura Solomon or Debbie/Liz in the Career College Center in room 209 if you have any questions.
 
SAT Dates
3/5/2016                  Sign up deadline 2/4/2016
5/7/2016                  Sign up deadline 4/8/2016
6/4/2016                  Sign up deadline 5/6/2016  


School Calendar
Feb 21-27
                                                                          
2/22            
2/23               NEHS Blood Drive-- call school for more information
                        School Connections Schedule (45 min)
                        School Choice Visitation 12-2pm
                        Site Council in the NEHS Library 3:45pm
                        IB Information Night in the NEHS Library 6:30-7pm
                      Girls Basketball v. Marist HS in the NEHS gym at 5:30 & 7pm
                       Boys Basketball @ Marist HS at 5:30 & 7pm
2/24             Spring Sports Registration 9am-6pm
2/25            WISE Symposium at Churchill 3:30-7:30pm
2/26             School Choice Visitation 9-10:30am
                       Girls Basketball v. Crater HS in the NEHS gym at 5:30 & 7pm
                       Boys Basketball @ Crater HS at 5:15 & 7pm     
2/27                  
           
Don't see an event on the calendar that you think needs to be shared?  Please e-mail your info to northeugeneparents@gmail.com and we can share your event!             
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Upcoming Dates to Remember
March 2.....Booster Club meeting
March 10.....Spring music concert
March 17.....No school-- grading day
March 18.....No School-- professional development day
March 21-25.....Spring Break
March 28.....Third trimester begins
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Fundraisers
Simple ways to earn money for our school.  Please do the following:
Register your Fred Meyer card.
Donate to EEF
Target 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
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https://shopping.escrip.com/ref/pghome/s1a8565190|North%20Eugene%20High%20School/ref=g
 
BAND FUNDRAISER
Support the NEHS Band and enjoy lunch, dinner and dessert at Dickie Jo’s and Dickie Yo’s on February 24 & 25.  A flyer is needed, please mention the fundraiser if you cannot get a flyer, and 25% of your purchase goes to support the band retreat.
 

COLLEGE ADMISSION COUNSELOR & MILITARY RECRUITER VISITS
NEHS CAREER COLLEGE CENTER
2015 – 2016 SCHOOL YEAR


Thurs 2/25       11:40-12:15     Air Force Career Talk with Sgt. Petersen
Mon 2/29         11:40-12:15     Navy Career Talk with Recruiter Hendrickson
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Volunteer Opportunities

ARBOR DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Saturday, April 9, 2016, Arbor Day - the City of Eugene Parks Department needs volunteers to help plant trees along the bike path in the River Road area.  Tools, gloves and snacks will be provided.  Students will receive credit and a great opportunity to meet others in the community and employees with the City of Eugene.  If interested, please e-mail molly2003@msn.com or lorna.j.baldwin@ci.eugene.or.us
 
THE SALVATION ARMY FAMILY STORE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
The Salvation Army Family Store urgently requires volunteers to perform the following tasks:
*Sort clothing
*Price clothing
*Hang clothing
*Assist Customers
*Learn Customer Service skills
*Learn how to stock and display merchandise
 
Hours Open:  Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm
 
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Diana Watts, Manager of the Salvation Army Family Store located at 2065 W. 7th Avenue in Eugene, at 541-343-3341 or e-mail: diana.watts@usw.salvationarmy.org

5 W. 7th Avenue in Eugene, at 541-343-3341 or e-mail: diana.watts@usw.salvationarmy.org
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Job Opportunities, Scholarships and Internships

Cafe Yumm! is Hiring

Cafe Yumm! is hiring Restaurant Crew Members and Leads in all of their four Eugene area restaurants.  Crew Member base wages and tips average $11.00 or more per hour
 
If you are a person who:
*Is a student 16 or older
*Has a passion for excellence
*Has a positive attitude
*Is available to work any shift, including days, evenings and weekends
*Has a Food Handler's Card
 
To apply for a job:
Submit application, resume and cover letter at any of the four Eugene area restaurants.  Submit an application by e-mail at hr@cafeyumm.com  or by mail to Cafe Yumm@, ATTN: Human Resources, 456 Charnelton St., Eugene 97401.  Applications are available at: www.cafeyumm.com/employment

Scholarships
EVERGREEN AVIATION AND SPACE MUSEUM CAPTAIN KEVIN KYLE MOSLEY PRIVATE PILOT SCHOLARSHIP $2,500
High school junior or senior, age 16 – 18 years of age, with a passion for aviation.  Scholarship is to be used towards obtaining your pilot’s license
Application is available online at http://www.evergreenmuseum.org/scholarships  DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2016
 
EVERGREEN AVIATION AND SPACE MUSEUM THOMAS E. “TOM” PITZER AVIATION MAINTENANCE SCHOLARSHIP $1,000   High school senior, GPA at least 3.0, US citizen, planning to attend an accredited and FAA approved school within Oregon, such as Lane or Portland Community College, starting in the fall term.  Must commit to working three years within the aviation maintenance industry.  Application is available online at http://www.evergreenmuseum.org/scholarships   DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 29, 2016
 
BUICK ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP     Up to $25,000 per year for FOUR years
Open to high school seniors planning to enroll in full-time undergrad study at accredited US 4-year college or university for 2016-2017 academic year; must be a US citizen; criteria academics, financial need, leadership, activities.  Specific majors: Accounting * Automotive Design * Automotive Technology * Business Administration * Chemical Engineering * Computer Engineering * Computer Information Systems * Computer Science * Controls Engineering * Economics * Electrical Engineering * Energy Engineering * Engineering Technology * Environmental Engineering * Ergonomics * Finance * Fine Arts Design – Sculpting * Graphic Design * Human Resources * Industrial Design * Industrial Relations * Industrial Hygiene * Information Technology * Labor and Industrial Relations * Management Information Systems * Manufacturing Engineering * Mechanical Engineering * Mechatronics * Occupational Health and Safety * Plastic/Polymers Engineering * Product Design * Production Management * Software Engineering * Statistics * Supply Chain/Logistics * Transportation Design  Apply online at www.buickachievers.com            
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 29, 2016

OREGON SCHOOL FACILITIES MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (OSFMA) DOUG LEMLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP $1,000   Open to high school seniors, minimum GPA 2.75; demonstrated leadership, achievements, volunteering, school or civic club membership, work experience.  Applicant must be furthering their education in Facilities Management, Maintenance or Support Operations (Maintenance, Custodial, Grounds, or related fields), Engineering or Technology   Application is available online at www.osfma.org  DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2016
 
COSA (Confederation of Oregon School Administrators) SCHOLARSHIP, $1,000
Open to high school seniors currently enrolled in an Oregon public high school; must identify an Oregon college or university you plan to attend and what field of study; GPA 3.5 or higher   Paper application is available in the College/Community Center, Room 209, or online at www.cosa.k12.or.us   DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2016
 
OFFICE OF STUDENT ACCESS AND COMPLETION (OSAC) SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Open to high school seniors; US citizen or eligible non-citizen in the US intending to become a permanent resident is required for most, BUT NOT ALL, scholarships.  See Liz Rommel in the College/Career Center for details.  File FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov as soon after January 1, 2016 as possible.  Look for the scholarships that are specifically for NORTH EUGENE SENIORS.  Apply online at www.OregonStudentAid.gov  DEADLINE:   EARLY BIRD DEADLINE FEBRUARY 15, 2016  FINAL DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2016
 
OREGON SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIAL (OSEA) GUY DAVIS AND PAST PRESIDENTS SCHOLARSHIPS $1,250 - $1,500
Open to high school seniors.  Must have at least one parent (including stepparent), grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle or legal guardian as sponsor.  Minimum GPA 3.0 through the first semester of the 12th grade.  Paper application is available in the College/Career Center, Room 209, or online at https://www.osea.org/scholarships-awards/scholarships/  DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2016
 
OREGON PROMISE SCHOLARSHIPS     AWARD AMOUNTS VARY 
Open to high school students graduating from an Oregon high school or completing their GED in Spring/Summer 2016, GPA 2.5 minimum, Oregon resident for at least 12 months prior to enrolling in a community college in Oregon. Apply online at www.OregonPromise.org   DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2016

OFFICE OF STUDENT ACCESS AND COMPLETION (OSAC) SCHOLARSHIPS
More than 400 scholarships; Award amounts vary Open to high school seniors; US citizen or eligible non-citizen in the US intending to become a permanent resident required for most, but not all, scholarships. See Liz Rommel in the College/Career Center for details.  Apply online at http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016.  FINAL DEADLINE: TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016

OREGON STUDENT ACCESS COMMISSION (OSAC) SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Open to high school seniors; US citizen or eligible non-citizen in the US intending to become a permanent resident is required for most, BUT NOT ALL, scholarships. See Liz Rommel in the College/Career Center for details. File FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov as soon after January 1, 2016 as possible. Look for the scholarships that are specifically for NORTH EUGENE SENIORS. Apply online at www.OregonStudentAid.gov  DEADLINE: EARLY BIRD DEADLINE FEBRUARY 15, 2016      FINAL DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2016  
 
OREGON COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION HASSON-NEWMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND ESSAY CONTEST: CREDIT IN THE 21ST CENTURY      $3,500 - $4,000   Open to high school seniors in the state of Oregon  Essay topic: “Credit in the 21st Century”
Essay must be typed, double-spaced, 1,000 – 1,500 words, must be able to be read in three to five minutes.  Include applicant’s full name, address, telephone numbers, full name of his or her parents, and the name and phone number of his or her high school.  Entries may be submitted by mail or may be submitted electronically.  www.orcascholarshipfund.com  DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2016
 
LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS, Award Amounts Vary      Open to high school seniors planning to attend Lane Community College in the fall of 2016;  Multiple scholarships in one application; apply online at https://www.lanecc.edu/foundation/scholarships   Submit FAFSA for most but not all scholarships; short essay questions  DEADLINE: MARCH 3, 2016
 
COMMUNITY ALLIANCE OF LANE COUNTY AND TRUTH IN RECRUITING PEACE SCHOLARSHIP       $500
Open to high school seniors, demonstrated interest and activity as a person of peace and social justice.  Application packet is available in the College/Career Center, Room 209
Essay topic:   Both warfare and climate change are rendering large areas of the world uninhabitable. Some examples are Syria and Iraq. Lack of access to resources, including land, food, water and rule of law, has caused an enormous refugee problem in the Middle East. Already in the US there is early evidence of similar problems, such as forest fires, hurricanes, water wells drying up, etc. Tell what you are inspired to do to help resolve these crises, to decrease warfare and promote positive solutions to climate change. Does that include, or not, enlisting in the military?
DEADLINE: application and all related materials must be postmarked NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
 
TZU CHI FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP      $1,000
Open to high school seniors; financial need, academic achievement and community involvement; GPA minimum 3.0   Application is available in the College/Career Center, Room 209, or online at www.tcnw.org
DEADLINE: MARCH 11, 2016
 
HARRINGTON FAMILY FOUNDATION OREGON COMMUNITY QUARTERBACK SCHOLARSHIP, $2,500, RENEWABLE FOR 3 ADDITIONAL YEARS;
Open to high school seniors with financial need; committed to attending an Oregon university or trade school; application is available at http://harringtonfamilyfoundation.org/ or pick up an application packet in the College/Career Center, Room 209.
DEADLINE: MARCH 14, 2016
 
OREGON PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY GREENFIELD PEACE ESSAY CONTEST $500 - $1,000
Open to high school juniors and seniors. Must be in good academic standing. Essay, poem, or narrative must be student’s original work, maximum 600 words
Topic: “How would a successful movement to confront climate change help create a more just and peaceful world?”
Submit entries by email as a .doc or .docx file (no PDFs) or by US mail
Essay must be accompanied by official entry form
Visit web site http://www.psr.org/chapters/oregon/events/2016-greenfield-peace-writing.html
DEADLINE: 5:00 P.M. Monday, MARCH 14, 2016
 
ARMED SERVICES YMCA ESSAY CONTEST     First prize is an iPad
High school students, grades 9-12, must be the child of active duty or retired military
Essay contest topic: “My Military Hero”
Submit an essay about your military hero. No less than 300 words, no more than 500 words
Complete information and official entry form available at
http://www.asymca.org/assets/2016-Art-Essay-Contest-Entry-Form-and-Guidelines.pdf
DEADLINE: MARCH 18, 2016
 
AYN RAND INSTITUTE ESSAY CONTEST ON AYN RAND’S NOVELETTE ANTHEM
FOR 9TH AND 10TH GRADERS $30 - $2,000
After reading the novelette, Anthem, select one of the available topics and write essay. Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, must be original work
Complete information and entry process at https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests
DEADLINE: MARCH 25, 2016
 
OREGON PTA TEACHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP $500
High school senior, class of 2016, Oregon resident; criteria: academics, character, knowledge of PTA
Attend an OREGON public college or university that trains teachers or transfers education credits
Major in education with the goal of becoming a primary or secondary teacher at an Oregon school.
Application packet is available in the College/Career Center, Room 209, or online at
http://oregonpta.org/wordpress/wp-content/files/2016_Application_info.pdf
DEADLINE: MARCH 30, 2016
 

 **** Please note:  Due to space limitations not all of the available scholarships are listed.  For a more complete list please see Liz Rommel in room 209.

Contacts and Links
North Eugene: 200 Silver Lane; Eugene, OR 97404; 541-790-4500 (main office)
School Website: http://nehs.4j.lane.edu/
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