May 30 Parent Newsletter

Hello Highlanders!

Please join 4J Superintendent Gustavo Balderas on Thursday, June 2, to talk about the future of 4J schools.
Our school district is engaged in 4J Vision 20/20, a strategic visioning and planning process. 4J Vision 20/20 will lead to a 3- to 5-year guiding plan that reflects what our community wants our school system to look like and where the district’s limited resources should be targeted to best support student success.
All 4J parents, students, staff and community members are invited to get an update on the process and provide feedback at a community meeting on ThursdayJune 2, at 7pm, at Roosevelt Middle School. Spanish interpretation will be provided.
4J Vision 20/20 community meeting
Thursday, June 2, 7pm
Roosevelt Middle School, 680 E. 24th Ave. 
For more information, please visit
Están invitados a una reunión con el superintendente Gustavo Balderas el jueves, 2 de junio para hablar sobre el futuro de nuestras escuelas.
Nuestro distrito escolar está preparándose para el futuro con la Visión 20/20, un proceso estratégico de visión y planificación. La Visión 20/20 de 4J creara un plan con un alcance de 3 a 5 años el cual reflejara lo que nuestra comunidad quiere para nuestro sistema escolar y hacia dónde se deben enfocar los limitados recursos del distrito para ayudar de mejor manera a nuestros alumnos.
Todos los padres, estudiantes, empleados y miembros de la comunidad están invitados a una reunión comunitaria para obtener información actualizada sobre el proceso y proporcionar sus opiniones. La reunión se llevara a cabo el jueves, 2 de junio a las 7 pm en la Escuela Secundaria Roosevelt. Se proveerá interpretación en español.
Reunión comunitaria de la Visión 20/20 de 4J
jueves, 2 de junio, 7 pm
Escuela Secundaria Roosevelt, 680 East 24th Avenue
Usted podrá encontrar información adicional en el sitio web del distrito (en inglés),
The yearbook staff is in need of photographs of the Highlander Heroes Pageant and the Day of Silence.  If you or anyone you know has photos of these events please contact Jesse Sherman at

Hannah Deschamp, Allica Darry, and Nicolas Ribeiro
The NEHS Booster Club is in need of members for next school year.  The Booster Club’s purpose is to raise funds to support the sports programs at NEHS through concession stand sales, sales of NEHS apparel and other fundraisers.  We are in need of fundraising/event planning members as well as concession stand volunteers.  Please consider joining!  Send an email to and we’ll contact you.
City of Eugene Recreation is pleased to partner with TrackTown USA to provide free access to youth K-12 to the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Friday, June 10, and Saturday, June 11.  This includes access to the Olympic Day presentation on June 11!  Registration is required.  High school and K-8 students may register at:
(Students K-8 may bring a chaperone for free as well.)  After registration, students will receive an email describing how to enter the facility, what to bring, and what not to bring.  
SAIL (Summer Academy to Inspire Learning) hosted by the University of Oregon, has openings for current Juniors to attend this FREE camp.  JULY 18-22  (Monday-Friday 9am-3pm)
***BUSINESS camp...AMAZING opportunity to learn about how to create your own business, meet professionals in the field, win money and prizes, experience what Business majors can do.  Sports, marketing, entrepreneur businesses, great job connections, meet NIKE reps, the list goes on!
***ENGLISH world famous comic professor, hip hop writers, complete college essays with professor assistance
***JOURNALISM/FOLKLORE camp... learn about all aspects of journalism, social media,TV, RADIO, broadcasting, storytelling ...all from the professionals. 
Let's not let these FREE opportunities go to waste...please help spread word to current JUNIORS
Applications available in the Career & College Center, Room 209 or visit the SAIL website
LAST CHANCE THIS YEAR:                                                            
Host a 16-17 year old Italian student next fall and your child goes to Italy! 
Join the Ergon cross-cultural exchange program and host Tommaso next fall semester. The Italian family will offer your son or daughter a direct exposure to Italian culture through an all-expenses paid summer vacation in Italy and Ergon sponsors the flight! 
Tommaso is an extroverted, generous, open-minded boy and a creative student. 
He gets along well with everybody and makes friends easily. He is also very sensitive and caring for other people’s feelings. He loves video making, photography and multimedia. He tried almost any sport, but his passions are football and gymnastics. He coaches young gymnasts and plays on a football team.  He enjoys acting and would love to attend a drama class in the US.
Ergon specializes in a rigorous selection process ensuring that students are academically strong, responsible, and proficient in English; we devote great care to matching students with host families. Our Eugene host families are happy to share their experiences with you.  To learn more, visit our website or email our Eugene coordinator, Kim O’Brien, at
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

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.

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

GAIT Foundation is looking for Summer Dorm Cleaners to become part of a Team!
$9.75/hr (criminal background check required)  Must be 18 years of age before 6/11/16. Priority is given to individuals with disabilities and vocational barriers. To get started, submit your resume via email to Subject line: Dorm Cleaning.  Please indicate if you qualify for priority placement.
Two Job Opportunities with RISE Services!!
Must be 18 years of age to apply.
1) Direct Support Professional – DSP.  RISE services will give you the opportunity and the tools necessary to enhance and enrich the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. By providing one-on-one support and mentoring, you will help someone else achieve their goals and reach their full potential. Looking for motivated, kind, energetic, and fun-loving people who have a desire to help others.  Contact Nathan Ford at 503-851-7765 or go to to apply.
2) Mentor/Skills Trainer at RISE, Inc.  Looking for motivated students for Part-time job positions.
In need of active and enthusiastic people to help support individuals with development disabilities.
You could be spending your time in the community playing basketball, going shopping, fishing, and much more.  Apply at
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 received after May 26th will require a $5 fee.  Forms can be picked up and turned in to the main office.

Dates to remember...
5/16-6/3....Request final NEHS transcripts (your college needs this)
6/7.....Final deadline for senior projects to ensure walking at graduation
6/7.....Senior Awards Night 6:30pm
6/11..... Graduation at Swede 7pm

School Calendar
May 30- June 4
5/31               U of O Tutors Library/Math Lab 2:45-3:45pm
6/1                 Choir concert 7pm in the auditorium
6/2                 Goodbye Assembly 10:14am
                        U of O Tutors Library/Math Lab 2:45-3:45pm
                        Band concert 7pm in the auditorium         
6/3                 9th grade service projects field trip (periods 1-4)                                      

Upcoming Dates to Remember
June 8.....Last day of school for seniors
June 14.....ASB elections assembly
June 16.....Last day of school for all others

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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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

We have an elderly couple in our North Eugene community looking for help in and at their home over the summer. They are looking for someone to bring down boxes from their attic, and do some needed yard work. As well as, someone interested in helping with housecleaning. She is not sure exactly how much she would pay, but thought between $9-10/hr.
Another community member is looking to hire someone interested in helping in her garden, which she says will not be glamorous. She is also hoping for this to be a learning opportunity as well.
Please send only serious and hardworking students to the Career and College Center for additional information.
If you are interested in applying for a part-time summer job and are a senior, or are a rising senior, plan on visiting with either Susie or Bob at Bob's Weiner Stand in front of Graffitti Alley on River Road.  The position will pay minimum wage of $9.25 an hour and offers 20 hours a week.  Once you have met with either Susie or Bob, they will give you directions on how to apply for the job.
Kelly Services is hiring for multiple positions; office work to assembly work and more. We offer temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire opportunities; weekly electronic pay, access to more than 3,000 online training courses through the Kelly Learning Group, a service bonus plan, an online application system and never an applicant fee.  Contact today.... 541-687-9558 or  See posted flyers or pick one up in the Career & College Center.
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

GENE HAAS SCHOLARSHIP                  $2860
This is for students attending Lane Community College and studying manufacturing technology.  Please see Liz or Debbie in room 209 for the one page application form which must be turned in to either of them. DEADLINE: Friday, June, 2016

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.


Open to high school students, CLASS OF 2017, who has maintained at least a 3.0 GPA showing effort, improvement or success; has succeeded in spite of hardships such as poverty, disability, homelessness, or personal tragedy; has participated in activities that are helpful to others; has demonstrated financial need; must be accepted into a two- or four-year college program.  Apply online at  DEADLINE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016, AT 11:59PM

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