November 1 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.   

FOUND RING
A ring was found at the end of a JV football game in September.  If you lost a ring, call Beverly at 541-689-1679.  Be prepared to describe the ring in detail.

LOW COST INTERNET AVAILABLE
Comcast Internet Essentials program offers internet service for $9.95 per month for those who qualify. You are eligible if :
  • Have at least one child who qualifies for the National School Lunch Program.
  • Do not have outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old.
    Families with outstanding debt more than one year old may still be eligible.
  • Live in an area where Comcast Internet Service is available but have not subscribed to it within the last 90 days.
Check out this link to apply:  https://partner.internetessentials.com/

Free Learning Tools and SAT/ACT Test Prep Tools
The Career & College Center is happy to provide our students and families with the following free learning tools and SAT and ACT Test Prep Tools.  Please check out the links below:
http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests
http://www.varsitytutors.com/classroom-assessment
 
NEHS ranks 4th in the state in Smarter Balance Assessment
Recent test results in a new assessment show North Eugene High School is excelling in English Language arts. The test ranked them the fourth highest in the state.   200 students at North Eugene High School participated in the Smarter Balance Assessment in spring 2015 and the results recently came back to school officials.  Check out the KMTR article:  http://www.kmtr.com/news/local/North-Eugene-ranks-4th-in-the-state-in-English-Language-Arts-342154781.html

NEHS Girls Soccer
Great job North Eugene Girls Soccer!  They finished in 2nd place for Academic All State in Oregon with an average GPA of 3.78!  They are putting the STUDENT, in student-athlete.  Keep up the good work girls!

Is your student interested in bowling?
NEHS students interested in bowling should go to Firs Bowl on Tues/Thurs from 4-5:30pm..... "just show up".

Nike NEHS Spirit Gear Available
Looking for some new Nike gear for our upcoming winter sports season?! Check out some sweet new stuff at http://team-shop.lidsteamsports.com/fo…/show/NEHSGENERAL2015
Orders must be placed by November 18 and will ship and deliver within 3-4 weeks of END DATE pending product availability.
 
WINTER SPORTS ATHLETIC REGISTRATION
Tuesday, November 10, 9am-6pm. Pay fees in the Finance Office first, then register in the athletic office.
To register for a sport, everyone must have the following:
1. Completed physical form.  (OSAA requires a physical every 2 years.)
2. Insurance/Annual interval history form.
3. Training rules (signed by parent & student.)
4. Paid participation fee and $30 ASB card fee
*Academic Eligibility will be checked at registration by the AD
Forms are available on the wall outside the Finance Office. For additional information call 541-790-4507.
 
"Meet the Superintendent"
Our school district's new superintendent, Dr. Gustavo Balderas, is inviting parents and the public to stop in to get to know him and share your thoughts and questions about Eugene's schools.  The session nearest NEHS is Thursday, Nov. 12, 5:30-6:30 (English language) & 6:30-7:30 (Spanish language) at Kelly Middle School, 850 Howard Ave., in the library.  Please join the conversation!

"Miracle Worker" to be performed in the NEHS Library
The performances of The Miracle Worker will be in the NEHS library, admission is $5.00 at the door. The cast is presenting the play as a staged reading. ASL interpreters will be signing at the afternoon performances.

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Yearbook
Order your NEHS yearbook soon.  The price rises the longer you wait, so order now!  Also, parents, staff and students alike are encouraged to create a ReplayIt account so you can share photos with the yearbook staff. The free account can be created at www.replayit.com/r/
 
Parents of seniors are encouraged to place a baby ad or congratulatory announcement in the yearbook. The deadline is Feb. 14th. Fliers are available in the front office.
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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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Senior projects should be underway.  Check with your student to ensure they are on track for completion.   Want more information on Senior Projects?   Check out the Senior Project guide:  http://nehs.4j.lane.edu/...nior-Project-2015-16.pdfDownload (PDF, 150KB)
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The next Senior Project meeting is Monday, Nov 16 during OAT in the auditorium. 
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The Senior Class Grad Night Party Committee NEEDS YOU! They’re looking for volunteers for the Autzen Stadium concession booth.  This booth has raised over $3,000 to go towards the Sober Grad Party in June.

This booth is one of the best ways to earn money for our event because all you have to give is your time.  There's only two more games left (Sat., Nov 21 & Fri., Nov 27 )and if you VOLUNTEER FOR JUST ONE, it would make a HUGE IMPACT on our fundraising efforts.  Invite a friend to join you and it's even more fun.  :)    Contact Mary Riggs at riggsmary5@comcast.net if you're interested in volunteering
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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
Nov 9- 15
Monday              Grad Party Meeting 6pm in the NEHS Library 
                              Japanese students visit this week           
Tuesday              Winter Sports Registration 9am-6pm
                              School Connections schedule* (45 min)                    
Wednesday        No school in honor of Veteran's Day        
Thursday            Meet the 4J Superintendent @ Kelly Middle School 5:30 in English & 6:30 in Spanish
                              Latino Parent Advisory meeting @ 6pm in the NEHS Library           
Friday                  Theater production of  "Miracle Worker" at 7pm in the NEHS Library
                              Japanese field trip to UO (all day event)         
Saturday             Theater production of  "Miracle Worker" at 1pm &  7pm in the NEHS Library           
Sunday                Theater production of  "Miracle Worker" at 1pm in the NEHS Library

*School Connections is a class that meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month for either 25 or 45 minutes depending on the curriculum.

***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
Monday, Nov 16...... Parent Meeting at 6:30 in the NEHS Library
Monday, Nov 16...... Winter sports practices begin
Friday, Nov 20........ Band Fundraiser at Chipotle Mexican Grill  11am-10pm
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Community Service/ Volunteer Opportunities
 
Whiteaker Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Volunteers Needed for these days:
Sunday, Nov. 15…..11am-2pm Donation Drop Off-Whiteaker School
Saturday, Nov. 21….. 9am-2pm Donation Sort - Whiteaker School
Saturday, Nov. 21…..10am-1pm, 1-4pm  Food Prep & Clean Up - LCC
Sunday, Nov. 22…..10am-1pm, 1-4pm Clean Up - LCC
Wednesday, Nov. 25…..3-5pm, 5-7pm  Dinner Prep and Setup
Thursday, Nov. 26…..Many shifts from 8:30 am- 6:30 pm
Friday, Nov. 27….. Final Cleanup at LCC 8:30-11a.m, 11am-2pm
Friday, Nov. 27…..Final Cleanup at Whiteaker 9am-noon
 
If interested in volunteering, please see Liz Rommel
in the College & Career Center in room 209 for a volunteer form.
The form and information may also be found at www.wcdinner.org

Volunteers Needed for Festival of Trees
Week of November 23, 2015 through November 30, 2015
See Liz in room 209- College/Career Center for a volunteer applicarion packet by Thurs., Nov. 5th 
Need more information?  Call 541.228.3007 or 541.228.3040

Volunteers are needed for these tasks: 
Help Set-Up at Valley River Inn
Information/Greeters
Ticket Takers/Programs & many other fun tasks
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Fundraisers
Simple ways to earn money for our school.  Please do the following:
Sign up for escrip
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!

NEHS Cheer fundraiser
NE Cheer is selling gift certificates for mini photo sessions with the very talented Lemonberry Moon! Just $25 for one 15-minute mini session. (You can buy more than one if you want a larger session.) You can choose from two different dates for your mini session, 1/17/16 & 4/9/16. Please e-mail Katie at brushett_k@4j.lane.edu or call 541-790-4500 with questions. Thanks for your support!

NEHS Band fundraiser
Help the NEHS Band and enjoy a delicious meal at Chipotle Mexican Grill!  Mark your calendars for Friday, November 20th from 11am-10pm.  This is a simple fundraiser, just bring the attached flyer, show the flyer on your smart phone or tell the cashier that you are three for the North Eugene Band Fundraiser and the band will receive 50% of your total purchase. The money earned from this will help with band operating costs which increase as the band gets larger.  flyer 112015.pdf
 
Clothes for a Cause Fundraiser to support Boys Basketball and Cheer
The North Eugene High School Cheerleaders and Boys Basketball Team are joining forces to host an amazing clothing and textile drive fundraiser!  They will be collecting bags from now through Dec 5th, 2015 with the final collection event happening on Dec 5th, 2015 from 10am-noon at 200 Silver Lane, Eugene, OR, 97404.

*Accepted Items: CLOTHING (new/gently used ); PAIRED SHOES (new/gently used); TOWELS (bath, kitchen, rags); SHEETS/BLANKETS/QUILTS; STUFFED ANIMALS; CURTAINS/DRAPERY; PURSES/BAGS/LUGGAGE, BELTS (synthetic/leather); TABLECLOTHS; PLACEMATS; SMALL RUGS

We cannot take: glass, breakables, electronics, pet beds, bed pillows, carpeting, uniforms, hotel linens or items previously for sale at a thrift store.

Contact with questions about pick up and drop off:
Jill Jensen, Cheerleading Coach 541-968-3619
Justin Pluid, Boys Basketball Coach 541-232-9934

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

Tues, Nov. 10         11:40 to 12:15         Northwest Christian University                   Kassie
Wed., Nov. 18        11:40 to 12:15         Army National Guard Career Talk               Samantha
Tues., Nov. 24        11:40 to 12:15         Titan Court LCC                                              Amanda Barth
 
 


Scholarships, Internships and Job Opportunities
 
NRA CIVIL RIGHTS DEFENSE FUND ESSAY CONTEST                                             $100 - $1,000
Open to high school students, grades 9-12.
Topic: What does the Second Amendment Mean to You?
Essay should be about 1,000 words, neat and legible. Essays will be judged on originality, scholarship and presentation. For complete rules and an official entry form, visit the website: https://www.nradefensefund.org/contests-scholarships.aspx
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2015.

ELKS MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
Awards range from $500 - $1,000 locally; to $50,000 nationally
Open to high school seniors, Class of 2016; US citizen. Criteria: academic achievement, leadership, financial need
Student must register and download the application at www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm
Completed application and all related materials may be mailed to Eugene Elks Lodge No. 357, PO Box 2475, Eugene OR 97402; or may be delivered in person to the Eugene Elks Lodge, 2470 West 11th Ave, Eugene, Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
DEADLINE:  MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 3:00 P.M. on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2015.

STEPHEN J. BRADY STOP HUNGER SCHOLARSHIP
                                                            $5,000
Open to students ages 5 – 25 (kindergarten through grad school); must have demonstrated ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the US at least within the past 12 months; added consideration is given to students working to fight childhood hunger; must be US citizen or permanent legal resident of the US
Apply online at http://www.sodexofoundation.org/hunger_us/scholarships/scholarships.asp
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 5, 2015
 
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

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

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

“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
 
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

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
 

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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