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Ms.  Amy  McNeil
Principal/Counselor
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New Stuff/Updates:

  • Please remember to check in at the main office if you are a visitor to the building. If you need to check your student in or out, please report to the student service area.
  • There will be a FAFSA night on Monday October 16th at 6PM in the downstairs
  • All elementary and MS students must have a parent (or adult) with them to enter the HS games. Tonight is the homecoming football game, students that are in elementary or MS must have an adult present with them at the game. If there are any issues that occur during the game than the student must sit with their adult for the rest of the game. In addition, there is a bon fire after the game. This is only for HS students only!
  • Seniors! Lots of info below from the CCRC about college visits, military, and scholarships below. Don’t forget to enter the drawing for scholarship of the week at the CCRC!
  • Seniors! Josten’s will be here during advisory on Monday October 23rd to speak to you about cap and gown for graduation. Parents look for the packet that they are given with all the information to come home that day!

 

Old Stuff/Reminders:

  • Eligibility run will be Monday. We have set up parent vue accounts to be able to provide you with an email from do_not_reply@cascadetech.org showing your child’s grades and missing assignment count on Monday mornings around 7AM. Please check your junk/spam email if you do not receive this. If it’s not there, please contact Beth McDonald bmcdonald@csd.k12.or.us to ensure your email is in the system.
    • Eligibility will be run the first school day of every week. Students will not receive a print out of their grades, unless they specifically ask their advisory teacher. It is the student’s responsibility to check student vue. Students who are failing 2 or more classes will be considered ineligible. The ineligibility will begin the next school day after the eligibility list is run. Students may utilize office hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, however teachers have until Friday afternoon to update their grades. Steps will no longer exist. Students who are in special education, will be expected to show academic effort/progress in the class they are failing to become eligible. Students who are not eligible may not participate in any school function (sports, dances, clubs, field trips, etc). However, students will still be able to attend practices, activities, and athletics, as long as they are not missing any school hours. 

Academic Counseling/College and Career Readiness Center

·         Portland State University will be visiting the CCRC on October 23rd at 11AM. Seniors, make an appointment with Mrs. Froke if you’d like to talk with a PSU representative to hear about PSU’s programs and opportunities.

·         Western Oregon University will be visiting the CCRC on October 24th at 1:30PM. Any student interested in hearing about WOU are encouraged to stop by.

·         The Navy will be visiting during High School lunch on October 28th. If you have a student who would like info about the Navy, they can visit with Petty Officer Grandas in the Commons during lunch.

·         Portland College Fair is October 30th – See Mr. Brewer

  • HS Parents: Western Oregon University has shared a very exciting opportunity with us. Did you know that your student can be earning money for college now by signing up with RaiseMe organization? Once registered, students will be eligible to earn micro-scholarships starting in the 9th grade. The program is aimed at motivating students to excel in high school and improve college readiness. Students can earn up to:

$25 for Perfect Attendance

$30 for each A in a core course

$25 for each extracurricular activity

$30 for visiting a college campus

Sign up for free at https://www.raise.me/join/clatskanie-middle-high-school to earn micro scholarships from Western Oregon University and over 220 other colleges!

 

  • Beginning October 1st, 2017. FASFA will begin accepting applications for the following school year.

What is FASFA and why should I fill it out for my senior? The process can be a little overwhelming. But, we’re here to help you and your student navigate the road to a secondary education. Take a few minutes and watch the videos below for an overview of what the FASFA process includes.

 

Overview of the Financial Aid Process:

https://youtu.be/H_iS7gmQd9o

 

How to Fill Out the FASFA:

https://youtu.be/LK0bbu0y5AM

 

The College and Career Readiness Center will be hosting a hands on FASFA night for parents on October 16th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Troy Henry from Clatsop Community College will be here to walk parents through the Community College admissions process. He’ll also be bringing a colleague from the Financial Aid department for a FASFA filing workshop. Computers will be available for parents to use.

 

  • Parents, if your students is planning to attend any Oregon Community College, they could qualify for the Oregon Promise.

Oregon Promise is a state grant that helps to cover most tuition costs at any Oregon Community College for recent high school graduates and GED recipients. To be eligible students must have a completed FASFA and list at least one Oregon Community College, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and plan to attend at least half-time an Oregon Community College within 6 months of graduation.

 

Please watch this short video for more information:

Oregon Promise

https://youtu.be/7c6qZdipbKc

The Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship is now accepting applications. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required to apply and the applicant must be planning to pursue an education and career in an approved human health care field. Deadline to apply: 12/13/17

·         National Scholarships with checking out:

http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports more than 1,400 exceptional college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.55 million awarded through 3 nationally recognized programs.

Deadline to apply: 10/31/17

 

www.usbank.com/scholarship

Any student can apply and several awards are given. The entire application takes less than 15 minutes.

Deadline to apply: 10/27/17

 

https://www.hscwarranty.com/scholarship

Any student can apply and the application includes attaching a 30-60 second video answering the question: What are you passionate about and why do you want to go to college?

 

Upcoming Events:

 

·         FAFSA Night – October 16th 6 – 7:30PM Downstairs computer lab

·         ASVAB Testing (Juniors) – October 17th

·         Field Trip Byrne – October 18th

·         PSU Here ‘Viking Day’ – October 23rd 11AM

·         Josten’s here to meet with seniors during advisory – October 23rd

·         WOU Here – October 24th 1:30PM

·         MS Dance – October 27th 4-6PM

·         Portland College Fair – October 30th

·         School Board Meeting – October 30th 6:30PM CES Library

·         Romeo and Juliet Play (Nina) – November 3rd

·         Forestry @ Tillamook – November 4th

·         HS Leadership @ OSAC Conference – November 5th & 6th

·         Teacher Work Day No School – November 6th

·         Veteran’s Assembly and Breakfast – starting at 9AM November 9th

·         No School – November 10th

·         Can Food Drive & MS Dress Rehearsal – November 13th – 17th

·         Rock Climb Field Trip – Van Voorst November 14th

·         MS Drama Production – November 17th & 18th 7PM

·         Kiwanis Gala – November 18th

·         Conferences – November 20th & 21st

·         No School – November 22nd – 24th

·         School Board Meeting – November 27th 6:30PM CES Library

 

Enjoy the weekend!
Amy McNeil
Principal
amcneil@csd.k12.or.us
503-728-2146 x 2210