May 15 Parent Newsletter

Hello Highlanders!

SBAC testing for Juniors starts this week in Language Arts classes. It will continue next week (May 23-27) in Math classes and the following week, May 31-June, in science classes.

1Pass Lets Youth Ride Transit All Summer for $50
The 1Pass, a partnership between Lane Transit District (LTD), Willamalane Parks and Recreation District and the City of Eugene, gives youth summer travel and recreation options.  The 1PASS will help get youth to parks, ballgames or even a summer job. For $50, youth ages 18 and younger can get a 1PASS good for travel on all LTD routes May 30 - Sept. 5. It also grants the pass holder free entry to the following places in the Eugene-Springfield metro area:
  • Amazon Pool
  • Camp Putt Adventure Golf Park
  • Cascades Raptor Center
  • Echo Hollow Pool
  • River Road Pool
  • Science Factory
  • Sheldon Pool
  • Splash! at Lively Park
  • Willamalane Center for Sports and Recreation
  • Willamalane Park Swim Center
Additionally, the 1Pass provides a buy one, get the second free ticket deal to select games of:
  • Eugene Emeralds
  • Lane United Football Club
To buy a 1PASS, head to one of these locations:
  • LTD Customer Service Center
  • Willamalane Center
  • Eugene Recreation Pools
The Willamalane Park Foundation will give out a limited number of passes based on financial need. To be eligible for financial assistance recipients must be 18 and younger, reside within district boundaries and submit an application by May 22. Visit to learn more about the 1Pass perks and to apply for the scholarship.
We’re starting our search for volunteers for the 2016-2017 school year!  Studies show that parental involvement in a child’s education is one of the most important factors in raising student self-esteem and academic achievement. We realize that each of our families is unique – with its own priorities, needs, talents, and time constraints — and so we try to provide as many different kinds of opportunities for parental involvement as possible. Some examples of volunteer opportunities would be helping with clerical tasks, monitoring the halls, tutoring, helping in the library, etc.  Call the Front Office at 541-790-4500 with questions or more information. You can fill out the application to become a volunteer at
Here’s a free, family event that benefits a great cause –you. When accidents or injuries occur, the entire family feels the pain. Learn to prevent accidents before they happen by understanding the hidden hazards around you and your kids – from bicycles to big screens.
            *Free safety checks
            *Safety item giveaways
            *Emergency vehicles on display
Sat., May 21 • 10am -2pm ………Willamalane Center for Sports and Recreation…..250 South 32nd St., Springfield

How well does our school communicate, engage and partner with you as parents? We would like to hear from you about your experiences and preferences, to help us improve in the future. 

Please take a few minutes between now and Tuesday, May 31 to complete our school’s annual Parent & Family Engagement and Partnership Survey. The survey is online at If you would prefer to complete the survey on paper, you can pick up a copy in the school office. 

This survey asks questions about our specific school and is different from the 4J Vision 20/20 district survey which was focused on strategic district visioning and planning. If you have questions or input about this survey, please call the 4J Instruction Department at 541-790-7550.  
Thank you for your time and input. Your feedback will be used to inform our efforts to continually improve our school and our partnership with parents to help students succeed.

Invitamos a los padres a dar su opinión por medio de una encuesta 
¿Qué tan bien se comunica, participa y colabora con los padres nuestra escuela?  Nos gustaría saber sus experiencias y preferencias para ayudarnos a mejorar en el futuro.
Favor de tomarse unos minutos entre el día de hoy y el 31 de mayo para completar la encuesta anual sobre la participación y colaboración de la escuela con los padres. La encuesta está disponible en la página web Si prefiere completar la encuesta en papel, puede recoger una copia en la oficina de la escuela. 
Esta encuesta tiene preguntas específicas acerca de nuestra escuela. Es diferente de la reciente encuesta del proceso 4J Visión 20/20, que se centró en la visión estratégica y la planificación del distrito. Si tiene alguna pregunta o comentario con respecto a esta encuesta, por favor llame al departamento de instrucción del distrito escolar al 541- 790-7550.
Gracias por compartir su tiempo y sus opiniones. Sus opiniones y sugerencias se utilizarán para enfocar nuestros esfuerzos y mejorar de manera continua la escuela y nuestra interacción con los padres para ayudar a todos los estudiantes a tener éxito. 
C J Huston, Devin Cook and Andie Johnson

Are you good in math and reading?  Would you like to earn money for tutoring a middle school student this summer?  If you said yes to both of these questions, please see Liz or Debbie in the Career College Center in room 209 for more information.
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.  We believe 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 our site or contact Lara Fernandez, Executive Director for SAIL, at 541-346-8378 or

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:
*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
Not sure what you are doing after graduation? Or need a summer job before leaving for college? Contact SELECTEMP Employment Services...
Selectemp Employment Services can help keep you busy during the summer until you head off to college or many of their jobs are temp-hire, meaning you start out as a temporary employee working at the client's job site. After 90 days of working full-time at that job, if you like the job and the company, and they like you, they can hire you!
What kinds of jobs???  Many jobs in the metal fabrication industry who need welders/fabricators.
Companies that need skilled construction laborers. ALL SKILLED TRADES!  Variety of local businesses staffing for accounting personnel, bookkeepers, HR Specialists, Admin Assistants, Front Desk/Receptionists, etc.  Reach out to the local branch in Springfield at 541-746-6200

July 18 - August 12
The Architecture Summer Immersion program at the Portland State University School of Architecture offers those interested in architecture as a potential career and/or field of study the opportunity to explore the subject in this intensive 4-week experience. Open to those eighteen years of age or older with a high school degree, this program is ideal for anyone considering architecture as a major, has an undergraduate degree in another field and is thinking of applying to a Master of Architecture program, or would just like to learn the foundational skills of architecture and have a unique and enlightening experience. Participants will:
  • Gain valuable insight into architectural education and practice
  • Learn foundational design, drawing, and making
  • Receive workshops in skills such as model-making, sketching, and drafting
  • Earn academic credit 
  • Create work that is ideal for a portfolio required by most architecture programs 
  • Interact with design professionals and receive feedback on their work 
  • Be exposed to a broad range of architecture
  • Learn about strategies in the emerging field of public interest design
  • Attend lectures and events at the PSU School of Architecture
  • Visit architecture firms and have a chance to speak with professionals in the field 
  • Explore the fascinating urban environment of Portland for the first time or in a whole new way!
The Summer Immersion offers an intensive course that mirrors a real studio experience, similar to that of early graduate school studios. The program centers around several short but intensive design projects. Students will have project reviews at the end of each project, presenting work and getting feedback from faculty, graduate students, and professionals.
Application Deadlines
May 15: Early Action Application Deadline (required for those who will need on-campus housing)
June 1: Regular Deadline
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 from 10pm-3am 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  or attend our next meeting!

This event will be held June 11th directly after graduation at International Fitness on Commerce St. Seniors will enjoy many prizes including CASH!! Activities include:  Casino games, swimming, cash cube, henna, a segway course, bubble soccer, chair massage, Dutch Bros., inflatable wreckingball and photo bus. Students can enjoy a brief social time and photo op with friends and family after graduation. Buses will begin loading in the parking lot at NE at 10pm.  Buses will return back to NE by 3am. And the best part of this year’s event.....IT’S FREE! Fill out your waiver/intent to attend form by May 26th and the event is absolutely free!!! Forms will be available starting April 18th and need to be returned by May 26th to receive the free offer.  Forms received after May 26th will require a $5 fee.  Forms can be picked up and turned in to the main office.

Dates to remember...
5/9-23.....Sign up for walking partners
5/16-6/3....Request final NEHS transcripts (your college needs this)
6/7.....Final deadline for senior projects to ensure walking at graduation
6/11..... Graduation at Swede 7pm

School Calendar
May 16-21
5/17              U of O Tutors Library/Math Lab 2:45-3:45pm
                       Baseball @ Home vs. Sheldon 5pm
5/19               U of O Tutors Library/Math Lab 2:45-3:45pm          
5/20             State Track Meet at Hayward Field all day
                      OSU Engineering Expo Field Trip  8:35am - 2:45pm
                      Baseball play in game at Corvallis 4:30pm              
5/21              State Track Meet at Hayward Field all day
                      Highlanders Heroes Pageant 7pm in the Auditorium
                      Pink Prom at the Hilton 7-10pm
                      Baseball vs. Crater @home 12pm                                    _______________________________________________________________________

Upcoming Dates to Remember
May 24.....Site Council Meeting 3:45-5:15pm in the Library
May 26.....MEChA Grad Celebration Glass Lounge 6:30–9pm
May 30.....No School- Memorial Day

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
Did you know shopping online at retailers such as Amazon, Apple Store, Gift Card Mall, Target,, 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!|North%20Eugene%20High%20School/ref=g
Dedicated to creating a children's museum in the Eugene/Springfield area.  Summer of Adventure! is a whistle-stop tour of ten local fairs, festivals, and events between May and September. Volunteers are needed to help construct temporary exhibits and displays, read stories, sew, paint, etc. for these events. Maybe you'd like to teach a class, provide a service, or help build exhibits!  Just email them at with "Volunteer" in the subject line and let them know who you are and what you'd like to help with.
Volunteers must be able to pass a background check as they will be working directly with children. Adventure! Children's Museum will gladly keep a time sheet for any student wishing to volunteer for the purpose of class credit or to fulfill any graduation requirement. For more information, pick up a flyer in the College & Career Center or visit
Spring Creek Elementary School is looking for volunteers for their Carnival! Thursday, June 9th from 2:30-9pm.  There is no limit on volunteers, the more help the better....
Jobs include...
  • 2:30-6pm Set up
  • 6-8pm Working in booths
  • 8-9pm Clean up
If interested, please contact Keri Brown at or call the school at 541-790-4870
GET INVOLVED during the 2016 OLYMPIC TRIALS with F.A.S.T... First Aid Service Team!
WHAT: the 2016 Track & Field Olympic Trials
WHEN: July 1st through July 10th
WHERE: Hayward Field - Eugene
TIME: Average shifts are 4-6 hours long
SUMMARY: F.A.S.T. will work alongside Emergency Medical Services
to provide first aid medical response during the ten-day event.
How to get involved:
Sign up for a Red Cross volunteer account at:
Youth volunteers are partnered with adult volunteers, and the majority of F.A.S.T. members are between 14 and 21 years old
For questions about FAST, contact the recruitment officer, Samantha Shall at
Benefits to you:
  • Receive FREE CPR/first aid/AED and Blood born pathogen training as a Red Cross Volunteer
  • Receive volunteer hours through the Red Cross for high school and college requirements
  • Gain access to the Olympic Trials venue for a unique experience in Eugene
  • Get hands-on experience treating patients with minor health conditions
  • Be a part of a really fun group of people
  • Get a FREE Red Cross T-shirt
See posted flyers or pick up a flyer in the College & Career Center Rm 209
CMS (Crowd Management Services)
CMS are looking for friendly, outgoing, energetic, and team-oriented individuals to work as Customer Service Ambassadors over the summer at large scale events throughout the Northwest. Employees will be trained to make decisions quickly, and will need to remain calm while involved in stressful situations. Customer Service Ambassadors must be willing to work outdoors in a variety of conditions and must be able to meet the physical requirements associated with the position. All employees must pass a federal background check and be at least 18 years old.
Pay scale: $9.25-$15.00/hr.  To apply:  Flyers posted or available in the College & Career Center
The local Cintas Corporation has two immediate job openings for students 18 and older.   The Loader/Unloader positions offer the following benefits after 30 days:
401K/Profit sharing
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Package
Disability and Life Insurance Package
Paid vacation and holidays
Beginning Wage:  $11.75 an hour
Work Days:  Monday through Friday
Hours a day: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Hours a week:  40
If you want more information, please contact Tim Kidd, Branch Manager at 541-607-0988.  Here is the link to the Loader/Unloader job posting and online job application: 97401/332557200/?feedId=32300&utm_source=Indeed&utm_campaign=Cintas_PaidMediaCompany: Cintas
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.

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

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.

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
DEADLINE: Emailed essay must be submitted no later than MIDNIGHT, JUNE 1, 2016.

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
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
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 and click on the SCHOLARSHIP link.
DEADLINE: 5:30 P.M., FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
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 (click on the BALANCED MAN link)  Criteria: leadership, activities and achievements; honors, awards or scholarships; extracurricular activities; community involvement; work experience
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.
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
DEADLINE: JUNE 17, 2016.

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:  For more information, visit the AES website at  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.

Contacts and Links
North Eugene: 200 Silver Lane; Eugene, OR 97404; 541-790-4500 (main office)
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