April 10 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
 
MEET 4J SUPERINTENDENT GUSTAVO BALDERAS
Our next parent meeting is on April 18th at 6:30pm in the NEHS Library. Superintendent Gustavo Balderas will be joining us for the evening.   All North region families are invited.

PRIDE BUCK WINNERS
4/8/16:  Charlie Leon, Kory Bowden and Theanna Allen

BE PART OF THE 2017 GRAD PARTY COMMITTEE TEAM
Junior Parents- Do you want your student to have a fabulous grad party? It's time to form your Grad Committee! Yes, you read that correctly, it's time!! Over $5,000 was raised from running an Autzen concession stand last year. The Spring Game on April 30th is your first fundraiser! Senior parents and "graduated parents" are on hand to assist this transition to you. All you have to do is show up and work. We are looking for about 15-20 adults and students for the game on April 30th, And as many parents who are able and willing to form your committee! The best place to receive info on this is to attend our next meeting on April 11th at 6pm in the library. If you are unable to attend this meeting but are able to help contact Liz Garner 541-953-0358 or email nehsgrad2016@gmail.com

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. oregonadventure@icloud.com  541-285-3778
http://oregonadventure.weebly.com
 
CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATE EMPLOYERS IN LANE COUNTY
Construction Aggregate Employers in Lane County are very interested in making meaning connections with educators. They are inviting those interested to attend the Construction Aggregate Employers Meeting on Thursday, April 14 from 4-6pm at Lane ESD. Your input is very important!!   If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please contact Peter Lauf, CTE Outreach Coordinator at Lane ESD at plauf@lesd.k12.or.us

2016 PORTLAND SPRING COLLEGE FAIR
Sunday, April 24, 2016
12-3pm at the University of Portland Chiles Center
Over 100 colleges represented, the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) invites students, parents, family members and counselors to attend. For more information visit www.pnacac.org
 
KEY CLUB TO SPONSOR BOOKFAIR
The North Eugene Key Club is sponsoring a bookfair to support Howard Elementary School.  Join us at Barnes and Noble (or online) April 15-17 for a bookfair!  20% of all sales (including the cafe) will be donated to Howard Elementary School, you just have to show the attached flyer.  Want to help even more? Or don't know what book to buy? The librarian and teachers at Howard have prepared wish lists. You can buy a book from the wishlists and donate it to the school. Howard not only receives the book, but 20% of the purchase price in addition!  See you in April at Barnes and Noble!

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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Seniors........
JUNIOR/SENIOR PARENTS NEEDED FOR THE 2016 GRAD PARTY
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 nehsgrad2016@gmail.com  or attend our next meeting April 11th at 6pm in the library!
 
Dates to remember...
4/18....Applications for 4j Honors Diplomas (including community service log) due
4/26.....Senior panoramic photo to be taken during Connections
5/9.....Deadline to submit Community Service Hours for Higlander Service Award
5/12.....Pick up cap & gown
 


School Calendar
April 11-16
                                                                         
4/11                Grad Party meeting in the NEHS Library at 6pm
4/12               Olive Garden Fundraiser 4pm-closing
                        Connections Schedule (25 minutes)
                        U of O Tutors Library/Math Lab 2:45-3:45pm
                       Girls Tennis vs Marist @home 4pm
                       Boys Tennis @Marist 4pm
                        Softball & Baseball @ Ashland 5pm
4/13              LCC Meetings 3-4pm
                        Baseball @Bend 4pm
                       Track vs. Marist @home 3:30pm
4/14                U of O Tutors Library/Math Lab 2:45-3:45pm
                        Latino Parent Advisory- Library 6pm
                        Girls Tennis vs. Junction City @home 4pm
                        Softball @ South Eugene at 5pm                
4/15                Baseball vs. Springfield @ home 5pm
                        Softball vs. Marist @ home 5pm
                        Track relays @ UO  time TBA                     
4/16                 Softball vs. Marist @ home  1pm
                        Baseball vs. Springfield @ 1pm
                        Track relays @ UO time TBA                
 
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
April 18.....Parent Meeting in the NEHS Library at 6:30pm-- meet the 4J Superintendent
April 20..... Army National Guard visit, Cpl. Roberts, 11:40-12:15
April 23.....4J Arts Festival
April 26.....Site Council 3:45pm
May 6.....No School-- Progress Reports
May 14.....Prom
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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
 
OLIVE GARDEN SPIRIT NIGHT FUNDRAISER- APRIL 12
Our athletic dept. has a chance to raise $1000 at the Olive Garden.  Join us and Olive Garden will make a donation to NEHS.  All we have to do is show up and eat.  You do not need to take the flyer with you.  Fundraiser night is April 12th from 4pm-closing.  We did this in Nov. and made our first $1000.
Don’t forget to use #SpiritNight and tag @olivegarden for your chance to win prizes from Olive Garden.
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SUMMER CAMP VOLUNTEER COUNSELORS NEEDED at the SCIENCE FACTORY
Want to get kids EXCITED about science this summer?
There are nine weeks of camp from June 27 to August 26.

Volunteers may sign up for one week at a time for either a half day (20 hours a week) OR a full day (40 hours a week ).

Students who cannot commit to a full week can volunteer as an Exhibit Guide, a three hour shift in the morning or afternoon working directly with visitors or apart of the Outreach Team by helping to run activities at libraries and community cites around Lane County. These shifts are available all summer long on both weekdays and weekends. See posted flyers or pick one up in the Career College Center.  Apply online at: http://tinyurl.com/sfvolunteers    Questions? E-mail : volunteers@sciencefactory.org
 
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL'S CAMP CHAVERIM IS LOOKING FOR DAY CAMP COUNSELORS
Counselors do not have to be Jewish to apply!  Earn both Community Service Hours and $100.00 a week!!
Two Week Program. They can do both weeks or just one.  July 18-22 and/or July 25-29.  8:30am-4pm.
 Please contact Aura Solomon for an application or to answer any questions!
 
COUNSELORS IN TRAINING NEEDED FOR YMCA SUMMER CAMPS
The Eugene Family YMCA needs Counselors in Training (CIT's). Take part in amazing activities with Y camp kids!  CIT's must be between the ages of 14-17.  Summer camps run from June 20th - September 1st.  Each camp session is one week long.  Campers range in age from 2 1/2 - entering 8th grade.

This program gives participants the opportunity to learn valuable leadership skills assisting staff and leading campers in having fun in their summer camp programs, all the while earning volunteer hours for school. If you are interested in being a CIT (Counselor in Training) stop by the College Career Center in Room 209 to pick up an application. Training Day for CIT's: Friday, June 17th!

TEEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR EUGENE SAFETY TOWN
Teen volunteers are needed to assist in Eugene Safety Town this summer.  Safety Town, a Child Accident Prevention Program, is a two week program for children entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2016.  It is held half days from July 18-29.  Safety Town is a hands-on program designed to introduce young children to safety awareness and accident prevention.  
 
Teen volunteers are used as the camp counselors for the campers.  The teens will help the campers have fun and be safe.  A mandatory training will be held for volunteers on Friday, July 15 from 1-4pm.
 
If you are between the ages of 13 and 19 and are looking for a fun and valuable community service activity please download the flyer and application by going to www.eugene-or.gov/safetytown or stop in the Career College Center for an application.
 
Applications accepted on a first come first serve basis and are due by May 1, 2016.

 
JOB/ APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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.
 
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
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Apprenticeship Program with Southern Willamette Valley Limited Energy Electrical
A professional and well-paying future is in store for those who complete the program and earn their certification. This announcement is being made available to students in order to have current information regarding apprenticeship opportunities and what students need to do during their high school years to qualify.  Open announcement period April 11-April 22, 2016   Any interested person is encouraged to call with any questions 541-636-3592 or stop by the Career College Center for a flyer.
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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.

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SUMMER CAMPS FOR STUDENTS
There are many summer camps, and other opportunities available to students throughout the summer. Additional information is available in the Career College Center, or if you have any questions, please feel free to stop by.
 
OAK HILL SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS
  • Summer on the Hill. Kinders through Seniors; diverse classes offered weekly, providing enriching, personal, and fun environment for students.
  • Summer Enrichment Program (SEP). High achieving students in 6th through 12th grade. Formerly run by the UofO, this residential program offers students a college preview by providing high-level academics, social activities, and new friendships.
All summer camp class registrations can be found at their website Oakhillschool.com under Summer Camps.
 
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YOUNG ARTISTS INSTITUTE OFFERED BY SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
  • Open to grades 9-12 in June 2016
  • Demonstrate one or more of the following: Measured intelligence above average; proven leadership ability; a special talent; ability in the visual, theatrical and literacy arts; unusual creative or productive thinking ability.
Application brochures are available in the Career College Center, or online at www.sou.edu/youth Click on YOUNG ARTISTS INSTITUTE
 
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READING SKILLS & SPEED READING PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS
Offered by Oregon State University
  • Phonics, Comprehension, Vocabulary, Study Skills, Speed Reading, and Love of Reading.
  • Classes and programs available for children as young as 4 years old, available through Adults, entering 12th grade, and college students.
Classes begin late July, and run through August; held at Prairie Mountain School. Flyers are in the Front Office, or Call 1-800-978-9596.
 

SCHOLARSHIPS

STACEY AXLING SCHOLARSHIP $1,000
In memory of Stacey Axling, NEHS Class of 2002; UO Class of 2006
Open to high school seniors; essay on the topic: What is your quotation? Using a phrase, saying or philosophy that inspires you or describes you. It can be something amusing; it can be your own words or the words from somebody famous; one page maximum.  Include a letter of recommendation from a North Eugene teacher or staff member.
DEADLINE: Essay and letter of recommendation must be submitted to Liz Rommel, College/Career Center, Room 209, NO LATER THAN 3:00 P.M. on THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016

EPUD EMPOWERING SCHOLARSHIPS $1,250
Graduating high school senior, currently residing in EPUD’s service territory; minimum GPA 2.0, interested in pursuing a career in the utility industry.
Application is available in the College/Career Center, Room 209.    DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2016

GENEVA SCHOLARSHIP $1,000, renewable for up to 5 years.
Open to high school senior, Class of 2016, from North Eugene High school; must have attended NEHS for their junior and senior year; GPA minimum 3.0; demonstrated financial need; activities, must attend a college in the state of Oregon.
Application is available in the College/Career Center, Room 209.
DEADLINE: FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016

EARL HULSTROM SCHOLARSHIP $1,500
Open to high school seniors, applicant must have GPA 3.0 MINIMUM, must be a good student, prompt with assigned tasks and should show promise of future success; Application is available in the College/Career Center, Room 209.     DEADLINE: FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016

OREGON JAYCEE FOUNDATION. $1,500
Open to high school senior; minimum GPA 3.5, unweighted; Read the Jaycee Creed and prepare an essay of approximately 350 words or less on a line, lines, or the entire Creed. Application is available in the College/Career Center, Room 209.   DEADLINE: MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016. SCHOLARSHIPS, ESSAY CONTESTS AND OTHER FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES SORTED BY DEADLINE, UPDATED MARCH 8, 2016
 
AYN RAND INSTITUTE ESSAY CONTEST ON AYN RAND’S NOVEL THE FOUNTAINHEAD
FOR 11TH AND 12TH GRADERS $50 - $10,000
After reading the novel, The Fountainhead, select one of the available topics and write essay.  Essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, must be original work.
Complete information and entry process at  https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#thefountainhead-1 DEADLINE: APRIL 29, 2016

PFLAG NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS         Up to $5,000
Open to high school senior, US and non-US citizen. Must attend an accredited institution in the US; self-identified as either gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender person, or as a supporter of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people; demonstrate interest in service to the LGBT community; application and information are available at the website http://community.pflag.org/scholarship
DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2016

EUGENE EMERALD VALLEY ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP      $1,000
(formerly MidValley Rotary)  Open to high school seniors, can be used for four-year, two-year, or trade school after high school graduation; application is available in the College and Career Center, Room 209.
DEADLINE: 2:00 P.M., THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016
 
GENE HAAS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP      $2,850
Open to high school seniors who are enrolling in Lane Community College’s Manufacturing Program Application is available in the College and Career Center, Room 209 
DEADLINE: THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016
 
NAWIC – National Association of Women in Construction, Eugene Chapter Scholarship Award amounts vary.  Open to high school seniors, male or female.  One scholarship is aimed at students attending university or college with a focus in a construction-related field like architecture, project management, etc.; the second scholarship is aimed at students entering an apprentice program and attending a trade school or program in the construction field.  Application is available online at http://www.nawiceugene.com/education.shtml
DEADLINE: Application and related materials must be postmarked NO LATER THAN APRIL 30, 2016.
 
ACACIA FRATERNITY MEN’S LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP            Up to $1,500
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 http://groups.oregonstate.edu/acacia/
DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2016
 
HORATIO ALGER CAREER AND TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP        Up to $2,500
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 http://application.horatioalger.org/
DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2016
 
LANECO FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP   $500
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 http://www.laneco.org/ and click on the SCHOLARSHIP link.
DEADLINE: 5:30 P.M., FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
 
SIGMA PHI EPSILON BALANCED MAN SCHOLARSHIP                 $500 - $1,000
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 http:osuspe.chapterspot.com (click on the BALANCED MAN link)  Criteria: leadership, activities and achievements; honors, awards or scholarships; extracurricular activities; community involvement; work experience
DEADLINE: JUNE 10, 2016
 
ABBOTT AND FENNER SCHOLARSHIP $1,000
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.
DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2016
 
BIG SUN SCHOLARSHIP $500
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 athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com
DEADLINE: JUNE 17, 2016.


 **** Please note:  Due to space limitations all of the available scholarships may not be 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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