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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
Please join us on Monday, January 25 for our monthly parent meeting!  We have a special guest in attendance; Sergeant Carl Stubbs from the Eugene Police Department will present on harassment, cyber-bullying, and social media.  His presentation is timely and informative and we encourage all parents and students to attend.

HIGHLANDER HEROES PAGEANT UPDATE
North Eugene's version of the "Kids Helping Kids" pageant program that benefits the Children's Miracle Network fundraiser is at a crossroads. We currently do not have enough contestants or support students to adequately run a pageant in the style to which our community has been accustomed.  The final deadline for applications will be Thursday, January 28, however, if the needed numbers for both contestants and support students is not met we will not have a Highlander Heroes Pageant this year and will revisit the event next year.

SCHOOL CHOICE NIGHT Wednesday, January 27
Come learn more about North Eugene High School!  Meet students and staff, and tour the school!  Presentations by teachers on the following topics:
            * Course offerings over four years
            * College prep options including International Baccalaureate
            * Supports for all students
6:00pm: Information about clubs, sports, and other extra-curricular activities will be available in the main hallway.
6:30pm: Join us in the cafeteria for a brief overview at 6:30pm followed by information sessions for Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, World Languages, and our many electives.

FINANCIAL AID WORK SESSION FOR SENIORS AND PARENTS
This Thursday, January 28 from 4-6:30pm in the North Eugene High School's Library Computer Lab.  All seniors and their parents who need assistance with completing the FAFSA, OSAC and Oregon Promise are encouraged to attend this session.  North Counselors, North Career College Coordinator, and other Financial Aid Specialists will be available to assist and answer questions from parents and students.
 
FORECASTING FOR 2016-17 CLASSES DURING SCHOOL CONNECTIONS
On February 23 in School Connections we will begin forecasting for the 2016-17 school year. All students in grades 9-11 will review their transcripts and make decisions about which courses they are interested in taking next school year. As they did last year, students will be able to access StudentVue in Synergy to make course requests.  On March 8, in School Connections, teachers will work with students to insure they completed the online course request process accurately.

NEHS THEATRE
Mr. Gorelick needs bodies to fill out the amazing ensemble of this spring's production of Bye Bye Birdie! See him in room 319 for more details! Or, if you enjoy singing but don't want to perform onstage, you can be a part of our singing ensemble and sing the wonderful score by Charles Strause and Lee Adams from the wings! We are also looking for dancers to dance in large group numbers. This show is shaping up already, and rehearsals have just begun! Don't miss your chance to become a member of the National Conrad Birdie Fan Club! See Mr. Gorelick ASAP!

PC COMPUTERS NEEDED FOR THE DIGITAL ARTS & MEDIA CLASSES
The NEHS Career Technical Program in Digital Arts Media is seeking donations of fast PC computers so that we can run our 3D body scanning station. The software is too much for our PC.   Please contact Jesse Sherman at Sherman_j@4j.lane.edu if you are able to help.

SENIOR GRAD PARTY UPDATE
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION

Your Senior Parent Grad Committee will be holding the last fundraiser for your students’ grad party in a couple of weeks. We are holding a Murder Mystery Dinner in conjunction with Rotary International on Saturday Jan. 30th at 5pm in the North Eugene Cafeteria. We have about 30 tickets left for purchase. The event will start with a silent auction & raffle featuring dinners out, nights away and includes a beautiful autographed picture and ball from NEHS alumni, Andrew Moore.  Be sure to come and check out our fabulous baskets and auction items.  We were the fortunate recipients of approximately $3,000-$4,000 worth of donations. We will then serve a three course meal with entertainment of a Murder Mystery "who done it".  Please contact Liz Garner to purchase tickets at lnlgarner@comcast.net or 541-953-0358.
 
BECOME FLUET 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
 
 NEHS DANCE TEAM KIDS’ CLINIC
Come dance with your North Eugene Dance Team! Our winter kid's clinic is Friday, Jan 29! Learn the routine from 5-7pm and dance at the boy's basketball halftime following the clinic! Info and registration form is the link below! GO HIGHLANDERS! http://northeugenedanceteam.weebly.com/…/dance_bball_clinic…

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
                                                              
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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..........

YEARBOOK UPDATES FOR SENIORS ONLY
Graduation messages in the yearbook are a great way for parents to show pride in your graduating student! Sizes and prices vary and begin at 1/8 page at $45.  This space can include a short message and/or a photo(s) of your senior.  Space is limited, so reserve a place for your graduating senior today by emailing sherman_j@4j.lane.edu  The deadline is February 14.
 
SENIOR PROJECT MEETING DURING OAT on January 25th
Be sure to be ready for those presentations next week.

SENIOR PROJECT PRESENTATIONS
On February 5 seniors are expected to present the work they have completed on their senior projects. Times will be available from 8am- lpm.  lf you have a senior, please check in with them on their progress towards completion of their project. Projects were due in December; even if a student hasn't completed a project, we expect them to present on February 5.  You can access the senior projects packet on our website. ln School Connections next week, students will receive additional information about the presentation and sign up for a time.

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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
Jan 24-31
                                                                          
1/25              Parent meeting in the NEHS Library at 6:30pm
1/26              School Connections Schedule (25 min)
                      Site Council 3:45pm in the library
                      Boys Basketball 5:30 & 7pm vs Marist HS in the NEHS gym
                       Girls Basketball @ Marist HS 5:30 & 7pm
1/27               School Choice Night 6-8:30pm
1/28               9th grade career presentations in the classrooms 5:30-8pm (look for info to come home)
                        Latino Parent Advisory in the library at 5:30pm
                        Financial Aid Workshop 4-6:30pm in the NEHS Library's computer lab          
1/29               Boys Basketball 5:30 & 7pm vs Crater in the NEHS gym
                       Girls Basketball @ Crater HS 5:15 & 7pm         
1/30               Murder Mystery Dinner fundraising event in the NEHS cafeteria (supports senior grad party)
                        Wrestling Tourney @ Ilwaco, Washington 9am         
           
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

Feb 3.....Booster Club Meeting at 7pm in the Library
Feb 5.....Progress Reports..... No School
                Senior Project Presentations (am)
Feb 6.....West Linn Jazz Festival
Feb 14.....Last day to submit senior ads to the yearbook
Feb 15.....No school in honor of Presidents' Day
Feb 23.....Spring Sports Registration
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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

GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM SELLING COSMOS POPCORN
Like Cosmos?  The girls basketball team is selling bags for $4 each….. caramel apple, coconut crunch and salted caramel flavors are available  All money raised goes towards  uniforms and fees associated with the season.
 

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

 
Thurs 1/28       11:40-12:15     IBS School of Cosmetology presentation with Autumn Loverin
Tues 2/2           11:40-12:15     Oregon Tech presentation with Remington
Thurs 2/4         11:40-12:15     New Hope Christian College presentation with Tony Joyner
Thurs 2/18       11:40-12:15     Navy Career Talk with Recruiter Hendrickson
Fri 2/19             11:40-12:15     LCC Titan Court Residential Hall presentation with LCC Representative
Thurs 2/25       11:40-12:15     Air Force Career Talk with Sgt. Petersen
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Job Opportunities, Scholarships and Internships

BABE RUTH UMPIRES NEEDED
Willamette Valley Babe Ruth, Inc. is recruiting umpires for the 2016 season.  Experience is desired, but     not necessary. Candidates should be at least 16 years old and have a reliable form of transportation to travel to games throughout Lane County.  Pay is based on game assignments, availability and experience. Umpires will receive weekly training in preparation for the upcoming season.  Training for the 2016 season begins January 24th, 2016 and will be conducted at Thurston High School in the Main Gym.  For more information on how to become an umpire, please call 541 741-2417, or via email at umpire@oregonbaberuth.com.  Don't miss out on this fantastic way for former players/fans of the game to get involved in youth baseball, as well as a great way to make some extra money!

YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS. HIRING FOR SUMMER 2016 JOBS
 
The McKenzie and the Middle Fork Ranger Districts are looking for students 15 to 18 years of age for their summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) group.  The program begins on June 20, 2016 and ends August 12, 2016.  Enrollees will be paid bi-weekly at a minimum wage of $9.25 an hour.  
 
Jobs to be performed:
*Assisting Forest Service employees in campground maintenance
*Hiking trail rehabilitation
*General Forest rehabilitation/improvement projects

McKenzie River Ranger District intends to hire up to 15 youth for 5-8 week sessions.  The Middle Fork Ranger District may hire up to 20 youth
 for up to 8 weeks.  Applications for the Middle Fork Ranger District are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016.   Applications for the McKenzie River Ranger District are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2016.

If interested, see Liz Rommel in Room 209 to obtain the YCC Application Packet TODAY!
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DUPONT CHALLENGE SCIENCE ESSAY CONTEST US Savings Bond awards from $200 - $5,000
Open to high school students grades 9-12   Write an essay for the Dupont Challenge Science Essay Competition: four different subject categories: FOOD, ENERGY, PROTECTION AND INNOVATION. Complete details at  http://thechallenge.dupont.com   DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2016  

UNION PLUS EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP     $500 - $4,000
Open to high school seniors.  Eligibility: union members, spouses and dependent children of union members. List of participating unions can be found at http://www.unionplus.org/login
Criteria: academic achievement and potential, character, leadership, social awareness, career goals and financial need.  GPA at least 3.0 recommended.  Apply online at http://www.unionplus.org/college-education-financiang/union-plus-scholarship
DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2016  

HISPANIC METROPOLITANCHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIP     $1,000 - $5,000
Open to high school seniors, Hispanic ancestry; permanently residing in Oregon or Clark County, Washington; US citizen or legal resident, minimum 3.0 GPA, enrolling in September 2016 in college, university, or community college.  Application available online at http://www.hmccoregon.com/scholarship.html  
DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2016

OREGON WHEAT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP    
$1,000
Open to high school seniors; son or daughter of Oregon Wheat Growers League member; child of employees of OWGL member; also open to students who have worked during the summer for OWGL growers/members.  Application is available in the College/Career Center, Room 209. 
DEADLINE: Must be received NO LATER THAN MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016.


AL FORTHAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR OREGON STUDENTS FROM HOMES/FAMILIES IMPACTED BY ADDICTION Sponsored by Volunteers of America, Oregon $10,000 ($2,500 FOR 4 YEARS) Open to high school seniors, class of 2016, affected by addiction.  Awards based on student response to five questions, and financial need
Must include letter of support from a teacher, coach, school counselor, adult mentor, pastor, etc., describing student’s character and why they are recommending student for this scholarship. Essays should be typed and double-spaced. Essays must be emailed as an attachment to kyates@yoaor.org, along with letter of reference. 
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2016

 
ENGINEER GIRL! ESSAY CONTEST     $100 - $500     
Open to girls and boys, ages 8 – 18, grades 3 – 12 Write an essay, 1,000 – 1,500 words, on the following: Engineers often make challenging decisions that can sometimes affect thousands of people. To help them make good decisions, many engineering organizations have created guidelines for professional behavior or codes of ethics. Most engineering codes of ethics state that engineers must consider the safety, health and general well-being of the people. They also state the engineers must work to sustainably protect the environment. This means that public safety, health and well-being, and environmental sustainability are primary concerns for engineers. Imagine yourself as an engineer working on a promising new technology. You may want to consider some of the technologies currently being developed to address one of Engineering’s Grand Challenges. Write an essay briefly describing the technology and what improvements you think it can provide in at least one of the four main areas of engineering responsibility: (1) safety; (2) health; (3) well-being; (4) environmental sustainability. Discuss any challenges to safety, health, well being and sustainability that this technology might present and describe what you, as an engineer, would do or consider to be sure that your responsibilities are full address. Essays judged on the basis of content, research, expression and originality. No more than 1,500 words. Must be original work. Only one entry per contestant.  Must be submitted online.  For complete details visit http://www.engineergirl.org/ and click on the link to the Essay contest. 
DEADLINE: 6:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, FEBRUARY 1, 2016.


“SPEAK UP. WORK SAFE.” VIDEO CONTEST     $300 - $500
Open to students grades 9-12; designed to increase awareness about safety on the job for young people. Students must create a 90-second or less video with the overall theme of “Speak Up. Work Safe.”
Complete rules, guidelines and official entry form are available at www.youngemployeesafety.org/contest 
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2016

 
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU STUDENTS OF INTEGRITY SCHOLARSHIP     $10,000
Open to high school seniors, attending college after high school graduation, Oregon, Alaska or Western Washington resident, GPA 3.5 or better.  Create a 90-second video explaining how the Better Business Bureau helps people become smart consumers. For complete information visit the website: http://www.bbb.org/globalassets/local-bbbs/dupont-wa-114/media/content_page_images/scholarship/2016/bbb_sois_2016_rulesregulations.pdf
DEADLINE: 11:59 PM, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2016

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN     $2,000

Open to high school seniors, unmarried child of active duty personnel, reserve/guard and retired military members, or survivor of individuals who died while receiving retired pay from the military may apply for this scholarship.  Minimum GPA 3.0  Apply at http://www.militaryscholar.org/ CLICK on the SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN link, then CLICK on the WHERE TO APPLY link.
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 12, 2016.\\
 
ACPE NW SCHOLARSHIP     up to $2,500
OPEN TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, minimum GPA C+ Demonstrating high interest and innovative use of technology during high school,Community/School involvement, planning to pursue studies in a technology-related field for a minimum of a two-year degree.  Apply at http://www.acpenw.org/scholarhsips      
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 14, 2016
 
JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP     Up to $28,000 disbursed over 4 years
Open to high school seniors who are minority students; US citizen, Financial need, academic achievement.  Apply online at http://www.jackierobinson.org                                                DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2016
 
MOODY’S MEGA MATH CHALLENGE (M3)     $1,000 - $2,000
High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to register for the Moody’s Mega Math Challenge, taking place February 27 and February 28, 2016. The competition requires students to solve an open-ended, realistic, math-modeling program in just 14 hours. Maximum of two (2) teams per school, each consisting of three (3) to five (5) students and one (1) teacher-coach. Each team is required to have a teacher/coach who serves as the team contact and oversees registration, but who is not required to be with or near the team on Challenge Day.  Complete information and registration online at M3challenge.siam.org                                   REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 19, 2016
 
VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP SCHOLARSHIP     $5,000 - $10,000
Open to high school senior, someone who has promoted vegetarianism in school and/or community;
Apply online at http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 20, 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 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  
 
**** 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/
Facebook NEHS page:https://www.facebook.com/NorthEugeneHighSchool
Facebook parent page:https://www.facebook.com/northeugenehighlanders?ref=hl


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