January 17 Parent Newsletter

Hello Highlanders!

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.

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. 

Want to lend your voice in improving your child's education? Come to Corridor/Yujin Gakuen Elementary School's cafeteria on Tuesday January 19th from 7:35-8:35pm to hear from Joy Marshall, Lane County Director of Stand for Children. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more about how funding affects your child's school. Come and give 4J's North Region a voice! All parents of school aged (K-12) are invited! Childcare is provided. Please email Carrie Copeland if you need childcare so we can have an accurate count. copeland_carrie@hotmail.com https://www.facebook.com/events/540423926124663/


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.
Thursday, January 21, from 7am-3pm, the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon will be presenting a day of demonstrations and hands-on activities for high school students who enjoy math, science, and the outdoors.  Students can learn more about the land surveying profession and have opportunities to talk with surveyors and students in college surveying programs.  There will be free lunch and equipment exhibits.  The conference is at the Hilton in Eugene and is free to students.  For more information see Liz Rommel in room 209.
The New Generations Film Festival is a film-making competition for middle and high school students in Eugene and Creswell.  The Festival values the contribution that students can make to the ongoing conversation about the communities in which they live, and indeed this year's theme is "Love Where You Live."  Submissions should highlight a person, object, location, activity, group, problem, project, or issue that students want to solve or bring to people's attention, within the context of a neighborhood or community.  Deadline for entries is Monday, April 27.  Group entries as well as individual films will be accepted.  For more information, please  email newgenerationsff@gmail.com.
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…

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
An upload site for parents, staff and portrait studios has been set up.  This site enables the upload of senior portrait photos directly to our yearbook editors' semi-private (Jostens) database:
https://images.jostens.com/404243590. Images posted here become available for the yearbook staff but are not directly published to replayit.com. This is useful for parents who would like to run congratulatory announcements for their graduating seniors in the yearbook as a surprise. To ensure every student has a photo in the yearbook, senior portraits should still be turned in directly to the front office on CD or print 2x3 inch
All students, staff and parents can create a replayit account or continue to post directly at www.replayit.com/r/

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
Jan 17-23
1/18              No school in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/19               Girls Basketball 5:30 & 7pm vs Churchill HS in the NEHS gym
                       Boys Basketball @ Churchill HS 4,5:30 & 7pm
                        JV Wrestlers @ Oakridge
                        Stand for Children meeting at Corridor/YG at 7:35pm
1/20              Varsity Wrestlers v. Springfield 6:30pm at NEHS
1/21               Swim Team @ Cottage Grove 4:30pm
                        Latino Parent Advisory in the library at 5:30pm           
1/22                Swim meet at 4:15pm v. Marshfield at River Road Pool
                        Girls Basketball 5:30 & 7pm vs Ashland in the NEHS gym
                       Boys Basketball @ Ashland HS 5:30 & 7pm          
1/23               Wrestlers at Junction City HS at 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!             

Upcoming Dates to Remember
Jan 25.....Parent Group meeting in the library at 6:30pm
Jan 26.....Site Council 3:45pm in the library
Jan 27.....School Choice Night 6-8:30pm
Jan 28....9th grade career presentations in the classrooms 5:30-8pm (look for info to come home)
Jan 30..... Murder Mystery Dinner fundraising event in the NEHS cafeteria (supports senior grad party)


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!

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. 

Help your Highlander Dance Team raise funds for their State Championship and Disneyland adventures! We have a Bottle/Can Drive on Saturday, Jan 23! Contact any dancer for pickup or plan to drop to NEHS between 9am-noon!https://www.facebook.com/events/1668705793418490/

2015 – 2016 SCHOOL YEAR

Thurs 1/21       11:40-12:15     Army Career Talk with Staff Sgt. Constant
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

Job Opportunities, Scholarships and Internships

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!

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!

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  

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  

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                               
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

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

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 

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

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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