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New Stuff/Updates:

  • Senior project presentations are Wednesday April 18th from 5-8PM and Thursday April 19th from 8AM-Noon. We are looking for volunteers to help score their presentations/projects. If you are interested please contact Mary Sizemore at or Amy McNeil at Also, Juniors are encouraged to attend the presentations to have a feel for what it will be like next year.
  • There is no school on Thursday April 19th and Friday April 20th.
  • Wauna Credit Union Financial Reality Fair for Juniors and Seniors: Our financial reality fair is an event where youth are provided a hypothetical career, credit score, income, student debt, and savings and sent to fair-style “booths” where they’re challenged to make decisions about how to spend and save their money. It’s an engaging and fun experience that really gives students a taste of what the post-high school world might look like. Monday April 16th 8:30AM-11AM in CMHS Commons & Gym.
  • Safe and Sober Grad Night Parents will be meeting with the seniors on Monday April 16th during advisory in Mrs. Brewer’s classroom. 10:15-10:35AM
  • College and Career Readiness Center (CCRC) is hosting Oregon Decision Day on April 30th for any seniors who would like to participate. We’d like to celebrate the plans students have made for furthering their education next fall. (Photos breakfast provided). *More information to come.
  • Scholarship information below.
  • Clatskanie Elementary School presents Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope. Tuesday April 17th @ 6:30PM @ Birkenfeld Theatre 75 S Nehalem St, Clatskanie Oregon. Free Admission.
  • It’s Testing Time!


April 24: SAT with Essay; Juniors; opt out by email -

Why take the SAT with Essay?

·         Pass Essential Skills Required by the State of Oregon for graduation

·         Have a College Application ready usable SAT score!

·         The SAT tests junior-level content.

·         Senior Year is already going to be a whirlwind of activity--do you really want to throw the SAT on top of everything else?

·         If you take the SAT your junior year, you still have a chance to retake it (if you need or want to) your senior year.


April 25: PSAT 8/9; 8/9th graders; opt out by email –

Here are the three key benefits of the PSAT 8/9:

1.      It’s the best way to start exploring their child’s path to college.

2.      It provides a personalized report of strengths and areas for growth.

3.      It helps them and their child select the best courses to take in high school.


What Does the PSAT 8/9 Measure?

The PSAT 8/9 measures reading, writing and language, and math skills learned both in and out of school. You won’t be asked to recall facts from literature, history, or science, or to complete math formulas, because this test measures your reasoning and critical thinking skills.


What will students need to take the PSAT 8/9 & SAT?

No. 2 pencils with erasers (mechanical pencils are not allowed)


Acceptable calculator

The following graphing calculators are permitted:



May 22nd-25th: Smarter Balanced (SBAC) Testing; 7th & 8th graders; opt out with OPTOUT form see Mrs. Boothe in the library


Old Stuff/Reminders:

  • Host a Greenheart Exchange student for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year!  There are students from Brazil, Japan, Netherlands, Italy, France, Spain (60 different countries) ready to come to Clatskanie and become part of your family.  Ages 16-18, they play sports, musical instruments, enjoy reading, cooking and photography. You can choose a student who matches your family’s hobbies/interests.  Bring the world to your home!  Families who host foreign exchange students say that the experience has changed their lives forever. Monica Rush, the local coordinator is here to answer all your questions and help you along this amazing journey.  Find out more at  Monica Rush can be reached at 971-225-8259 or


Scholarship Information

  • O.S.E.A.

Oregon School Employees Association, Chapter #53

Scholarship is open to any students who are related to an OSEA member.

***Applications are due May 14th, 2018 and available in the CCRC***



  • The Clatskanie Garden Club

Will be awarding a $1000.00 scholarship to a member of the 2018 graduating class of CMHS. A GPA of 2.0 or higher is required to apply.

***Applications are due by April 30th, and available in the CCRC and on the school website***


  • Quincy Grange #321

Is offering a scholarship of $500.00 to a qualified Clatskanie High School graduate for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applicants may attend a trade school, community college or university of their choice but preference will be given to studies based in agricultural or animal sciences engineering, education or forestry.

***Applications are due by May 15th and can be obtained in the College and Career Readiness Center***


·         Clatskanie Order of Eastern Star

Will be awarding a $500.00 scholarship to CMHS graduating senior who will be attending a college or university full time for the 2018-2019.

***Applications are due by April 30th and can be obtained in the College and Career Readiness Center***


Senior/Graduation Information

  • All fees must be paid in order to receive your child’s diploma at graduation.
  • Safe and Sober fees are due – for questions please talk to your assigned senior mom
  • Senior Finals – May 31st & June 1st
  • All scholarship information due to CCRC (Anngie Froke) in order to be put in the graduation program – June 1st 4PM
  • Must have all graduation requirements met in order to have name in the ceremony program – June 1st 4PM
  • Senior check out day/last day of school – June 4th
  • Senior Scholarship/Awards and Dinner – June 4th 6PM
  • Senior Make Up Finals – June 5th & 6th
  • All graduation requirements met in order to participate in the graduation ceremony – June 7th 4PM
  • Graduation practice and panoramic picture – June 8th 8:30AM – seniors must be in attendance to be able to participate in the ceremony
  • Graduation – June 9th 2:30PM – seniors must be here by 1:30PM



Upcoming Events:


·         Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope – 6:30PM April 17th @ Birkenfeld Theatre

·         HS Band @ Forest Grove – April 17th

·         Senior Projects – April 18th 5-8PM & April 19th 8AM-Noon

·         No School – April 19th & 20th

·         Band to Seattle – April 20th-22nd

·         School Board Meeting – April 23rd 6:30PM CES Library

·         SAT Testing (Juniors) – April 24th Upper Gym

·         PSAT 8/9 Testing – April 25th Upper Gym

·         Administrative Professional’s Day – April 25th

·         Prom Assembly – April 26th

·         State Forestry – April 27th & 28th

·         Prom – April 28th Red Building Astoria 7-10PM

·         State Solo Comp – April 28th

·         Field Trip – Primate Center – April 30th – Dines


Have a great weekend!
Amy McNeil
503-728-2146 x 2210