December 6 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.  

North Eugene High School
Winter Break Office Hours:
Closed December 21stDecember 25th
Open December 28th, 29th and 30th from 9:00 a.m. -Noon
Closed December 31stJanuary 4th
 
FINANCE OFFICE NEWS
The NEHS Finance Office will be closed the afternoon of 12/16 and all day 12/17 &18.

NORTH EUGENE AIKIDO CLUB
North Eugene Aikido Club, under the direction of Steve Frankel Sensei, is off to a good start this year. Four students are training this Japanese martial art/personal growth path. They are becoming accomplished in rolling and performing a series of throws, and are training to be able to keep a calm mind when challenges arise. The club meets Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm and Fridays 3:00-4:00pm in the auxiliary gym, and always welcomes new members. For more information on Ki-Aikido, visit www.oregonki.org
 
NORTH EUGENE ROBOTICS DIVISION  AKA  N.E.R.D.
We're the North Eugene Robotics Division (N.E.R.D.) and we meet on Mondays and Wednesdays after school. Our blog is at www.nerd-robots.org which contains some important info about upcoming meetings and events. We are currently building and programming a robot to compete the FIRST FTC competition.
 
SIGN UP TO RECEIVE TEXTS ALERTS REGARDING EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
The 4J School District has a rapid notification system that can be used to notify parents and guardians by email, phone and text message about emergency and high-priority situations as well as general school event notifications.  It is critical that parents provide complete and accurate information to the school.  Be sure to update any changes in contact information.
To receive these messages by text:
  1.  Parents must opt in before you will receive a text.
  2. Using a phone associated with your students school record, send a text that says JOIN to short code 56360.  Text STOP to short code 56360 to opt out
Emergency Situations
Schools or the district may use the rapid notification system to communicate to parents and emergency contact persons during urgent situations. Messages are not automatic, nor are they instantaneous, as the school must have time to send a message with clear and confirmed information. However, once sent, messages will reach recipients very quickly.
Emergency-related information may also be posted on the district’s website, www.4j.lane.edu, or on social media.

WINTER WEATHER
When winter weather makes conditions hazardous, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes.  How to find out if there's a change:
• Text-message alerts — to subscribe, text FOLLOW 4JWEATHER to 40404
• 4J website, www.4j.lane.edu
• KRVM 91.9 FM
• Other radio and television news stations
Learn more: www.4j.lane.edu/weather

NEHS BOOSTER CLUB NEEDS YOU
We need your help in running the concession stand during home basketball games and wrestling meets.  The work is easy and fun!  You do NOT need to be a member of the Booster Club to volunteer, however, it is encouraged.  ALL of the money raised goes back into the sports programs at North.  Please be aware that the concession stand may not be open if we do not have enough volunteers.  Please contact the Booster Club at NEHSboosterclb@gmail.com to volunteer.
                                                                                       
BARISTA BASICS CLASS AVAILABLE 
Learn how:
-to make delicious espresso drinks like the pros
-about customer service, taking orders and cashiering
-ideas for searching/applying for barista jobs
-and much more!
                                                                                                  
All classes are taught in a relaxed, fun environment by Sue Harnly, Voted Eugene Weekly's Best of Eugene Best Barista 2011, 2013 and 2012 Runner Up.
Winter Term Barista Basics Classes
$150 per class (2 days)

 To register or for more information:
Email Sue at eugenebaristaschool@gmail.com or
call/text 541-954-5345.
 
LCC Financial Aid Event
Please attend a free financial aid and scholarship event on Saturday, January 16, 2016 8:30am-2:30pm at Lane community College in the Center for Meeting and Learning, Building 19, Room 100 Main Campus.
 
This is a FREE event to obtain FREE money for college!
 
Topics include: "College Goal Oregon", "Be A Competitive Applicant”, "Finding Funds for Oregon Students", and "Is the Oregon Promise For You?"
 
Financial aid professionals will help you complete the online FAFSA will be available, bring your 2014/2015 and 2015 tax records.

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Seniors..........
Senior portraits are due January 1st, on a CD (or 2 inch by 3 inch print) in the front office. Please put your student's name on the CD. JPEGs are fine as long as they are 300 dpi. Senior portrait specifications sheets are available in the front office.
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SAT Dates
1/23/2016                Sign up deadline 12/28/2015
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
Dec 7- Dec 13 
Monday                    No school due to Professional Development Day                                                                           
Tuesday                    Second trimester begins
                                   Boys Basketball 5:30 & 7pm vs Putnam in the NEHS gym
                                   Girls Basketball @ Wilsonville HS 5:45 & 7:15pm                                            
Wednesday             Girls Basketball vs South Albany 5:30 & 7pm in the NEHS gym
                                  Boys Basketball @ South Albany High School 5:30 & 7pm
Thursday                 Latino Parent Advisory Meeting in the NEHS Library 6pm
                                  North Eugene vs. Sheldon Dual Wrestling Meet @Sheldon time is TBD
Friday                       Project Give Dance
                                   Willamette vs. North Eugene Dual Swim Meet @River Road Pool 4:15pm                                 
                                   Boys Basketball 5:30 & 7pm vs Thurston HS in the NEHS gym
                                  Girls Basketball @ Thurston HS 5:30 & 7pm             
Saturday               
Sunday                                              

*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
Dec 14.....Last day for schedule corrections
Dec 14.....Highlander Angels Dinner & Dessert Auction 6pm
Dec 15.....Winter sports photos by Lifetouch Photography
                    Wrestling 3:45pm
                    Cheer 4pm
                    Boys Basketball 4:15pm
                    Girls Basketball 5pm
Jan 16.....LCC Financial Aid Event 8:30-2:30

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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
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!
https://shopping.escrip.com/ref/pghome/s1a8565190|North%20Eugene%20High%20School/ref=g

Highlander Angels Dinner & Dessert Auction
Monday, December 14 at 6pm.  The NEHS Girls Soccer Team will serve you a yummy Italian Dinner and then sell you amazing DESSERTS! All proceeds will go to support two young Highlanders fans that are fighting for their own health. Tables of 8 are $60 or tickets are $10 per person.  Contact a member of the soccer team to purchase tickets.

GILT & GOSSAMER WILL DONATE TO NEHS
Gilt & Gossamer, a boutique located in downtown Eugene, is hosting a high school appreciation week the week of December 14-18.  Students, parents, alumni, and staff (really any supporter of NEHS) who shop at Gilt & Gossamer need only mention North Eugene High School and the school will receive 10% of your purchase.
 


Scholarships, Internships and Job Opportunities

 
LEDA SCHOLARS PROGRAM (Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America)  Open to high school juniors, Class of 2017, US citizen or permanent legal resident of the US, excellent academic record, strong reading and writing skills. Apply online at  www.ledascholars.org/application 
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 11, 2015

BURGER KING SCHOLARSHIP
Multiple awards up to $1,000
Open to high school seniors, resident of the US, Canada or Puerto Rico; GPA at least 2.5
Student does NOT have to be employed at a Burger King to be eligible for this scholarship
Apply online at http://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/burger-king-scholars-program/
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2015

AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP: 52 $10,000 Scholarships will be awarded
Open to high school seniors, planning to enroll full time in accredited two- or four-year college or university in the US; US citizen or legal resident; must have ambition, drive and determination  Apply online at https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html  DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2015 – Only the first 10,000 applications submitted (nationwide) will be considered, so don’t delay!

NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD $2,500 - $25,000

Open to high school seniors, must own and operate their own business; must be entering 2- or 4-year college or university in the fall of 2016; entrepreneurial spirit and initiative will be heavily considered; financial need is NOT a factor
Apply online at http://www.nfib.com/foundations/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards/
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 18, 2015

OREGON CHEERLEADING COACHES ASSOCIATION ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP    $1,000 Open to high school seniors, cheerleaders, minimum GPA 3.5 as of the end of junior year; cheerleading coach must be a member of OCCA Application is available in the College/Career Center, Room 209. Complete the application including: Essay; letter of recommendation from coach; letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor; official high school transcript; senior schedule of classes 
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 18, 2015

PROFILE IN COURAGE ESSAY CONTEST                                              $500 - $10,000 
Open to high school students, grades 9-12; essay of less than 1,000 words that is original, creative and demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.  Essay can either be submitted online or mailed; must be original work of the student.  Contest website is:  http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx
DEADLINE: JANUARY 6, 2016

ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND (APIASF) SCHOLARSHIP                                                                         $2,500 - $15,000
Open to high school seniors, Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity: Asian; Polynesian; Melanesian; Micronesian; other Pacific Islander – see information packet for list of national origins that meet eligibility.  US Citizen, US National, permanent resident, or citizen of the Freely Associated States.  Enrolling in college for the first time in the fall of 2016; enrolling full time in a two- or four-year degree program at a US accredited college or university.  Minimum GPA 2.7 for all high school classes completed. Must apply for federal financial aid using the FAFSA by mid-February.  Criteria: academic record; community service, financial need; leadership.  Apply online at http://www.apiasf.org/
DEADLINE: JANUARY 8, 2016  

GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP                 $10,000, renewable up to $40,000
Open to high school seniors, US citizen; demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship; academic excellence (GPA 3.0 minimum)
Apply online at http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx
DEADLINE: MIDNIGHT, CENTRAL STANDARD TIME, JANUARY 7, 2016

PRIDE FOUNDATION/GSBA SCHOLARSHIPS Multiple Scholarships, awards range from $500 to $10,000
Open to high school seniors; preference given to students who are self-identified LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender), members of LGBT families, or allies (straight and supportive of the LGBT community); most of the scholarships are open to all persons regardless of sexual orientation
Apply online at http://www.pridefoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/
DEADLINE: JANUARY 11, 2016, 5:00 P.M. PACIFIC STANDARD TIME

INTERTRIBAL TIMBER COUNCIL TRUMAN D. PICARD SCHOLARSHIP               $2,000
High school seniors, seeking an education in the natural resources field.  To apply for this scholarship, provide the following: a letter of application, including your name, mailing address, email address, phone number; a résumé, letters of reference; transcripts and documented proof of acceptance to an institution of high education.  Complete information available at www.itcnet.org DEADLINE: Letter and other related information must be RECEIVED no later than 5:00 p.m. on JANUARY 11, 2016.

KAISER PERMANENTE HEALTH + CARE CAREER SCHOLARSHIP         $2,000 - $10,000
OPEN TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS who will be pursuing a career in a human medical or dental health care field  Minimum GPA 2.5  Proof of US citizenship or legal permanent residency is NOT required
Criteria: academic achievement, activities, commitment to a health care career, character, diversity, economic and/or social disadvantage  Must apply online at kp.org/communitybenefit/scholarship/nw
DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016, 5:00 P.M. PACIFIC TIME

GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIP  The amount of the scholarship (up to full scholarship) is based upon full-time enrollment each term, unmet need as determined by the financial aid office, and the amount of self-help aid that appears on the student financial aid award letter.  OPEN TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, CLASS OF 2106, who are African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native (must include certificate or tribal enrollment as proof), Asian-Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American. US citizen or legal permanent resident of the US; current GPA at least 3.3 (unweighted); demonstrated leadership abilities; MUST MEET FEDERAL PELL GRANT ELIGIBILITY. You will need the North Eugene High School CEEB Code: 380328.  Must apply online at http://www.gmsp.org Complete information and application available at http://www.gmsp.org  DEADLINE: 11:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016

MENSA EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION (MERF) SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST $300 - $1,000
Open to high school seniors, intending to enroll in an accredited US institution of post-secondary education for the 2016 -2017 academic year; Awards are made on the basis of an essay of no more than 550 words, describing your career, vocational or academic goals.
Apply online at http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2016

POINT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP                                         (AWARD AMOUNTS VARY)

Open to high school seniors, intending to enroll in college in fall 2016; must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community; criteria: leadership, community involvement, academic achievement, working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community, financial need.  Apply online at https://www.pointfoundation.org  DEADLINE: JANURY 19, 2016

C-SPAN’s STUDENTCAM Awards range from                               $250 to $5,000
Open to high school students, grades 9-12
This year’s theme: “ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE” – What’s the issue YOU most want candidates to discuss during the 2016 presidential campaign? Students are to create a short (between 5 and 7 minutes) documentary video that explores this year’s topic, and includes C-SPAN video.  Each entry must be a video documentary that addresses the topic; must be the original work of the student (individual entry) or the students (teams of up to three students); C-SPAN programming must be used to enhance the video documentary; must include more than one point of view; must be submitted online but a backup DVD copy must also be made. Information and application form at http://www.studentcam.org
DEADLINE: JANUARY 20, 2016  

SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS, WILLAMETTE VALLEY SECTION GEORGIA PACIFIC SCHOLARSHIP, HEWLETT PACKARD PRINTING AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP, WVS-SWE ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP                     $1,000 - $1,250
Open to high school senior females only, intending to study engineering at a four- or five-year ABET accredited engineering program for a Bachelor of Science Degree Application is available in the College/Career Center, Room 209.  DEADLINE: Application and all additional materials must be POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016.
 
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  

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.

“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

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
 
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  

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  

AMERICAN COLLEGE FOUNDATION (ACF) VISIONARY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Open to high school students grades 9-12; US citizen or eligible non-citizen; Financial need is NOT a consideration.For complete guidelines and application, visit the website: www.AmericanCollegeFoundation.org   DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2016

AMERICAN FIRE SPRINKLER ASSOCIATION (AFSA) SCHOLARSHIP

10 $2,000 SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED
Open to high school seniors; not based on financial need. Must be US citizen or legal resident to enter this contest. Apply online at http://www.afsascholarship.org/hsinformation.html
DEADLINE: Essay contest ends on APRIL 6, 2016, 12:00 noon Central Daylight Time.  
 

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

¡BUEN DIA PADRES!
Necesitamos un padre que puede traducir del Inglés al Español para este boletín de noticias para el resto de este año. Puedo entrenar a usted! Por favor, póngase en contacto con northeugeneparents@gmail.com.



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