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New Stuff/Updates:

  • My heart goes out to the families, students, staff, and community in Parkland, Florida. It saddens me that we are living in a society where school violence continues to increase. CMHS staff began a dialog about what can we do to help keep our students safe in case of an emergency. We are reviewing the districts protocol from the “i love you guys” foundation. In addition, we have routine lock down and lock out drills. We continue to provide support and resources to staff and students. A superintendent of Marietta City Schools wrote a letter to families about what parents can do to help support their children. You can read it here. He provides information from the American Psychological Association that might help parents have conversations with their children (young and teens). He ends by reminding everyone to “Hug our kids extra tight this morning.”
  • No School on Monday February 19th – President’s Day
  • Mental Health Resources: Below are a few different resources available to students who are in a mental health crisis. In addition, there is a mental health counselor available in the school based health center. Please contact Amy McNeil at for more information.
  • Senior class meeting about important graduation dates will be during advisory on Monday February 26th 10:15-10:35AM in the library. The meeting will go over end of year schedule, verify spelling of names for their diplomas, senior dinner and scholarship date and time, when finals are, graduation practice times, graduation gown hand out date, fees, etc. Please help ensure your senior will be here for the important meeting! They will also be given a handout with all the information on it.
  • Students that received honor roll were notified yesterday and have a letter to bring home. The Masonic Lunch will be on Thursday February 22nd at 11:45AM. If you do not want your child to attend, please notify the main office. Students are recognized for honor roll with a 3.25 GPA or higher, taking 6 or more classes, and have a letter grade in 5 or more classes. Students may not have an incomplete or a D.
  • Online forecasting or the 2018-2019 school year will begin on Tuesday February 20th. I will be meeting with all English classes throughout the week to walk them through the course requests online. Parents will have access through their parent vue to see the courses your child has requested (you can also change courses too J). One of the biggest changes for next year that will affect juniors and seniors is the mandatory instructional hours in Oregon. Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, at least 92% of all students in the district and at least 80% of all students at each school operated by the district must be scheduled to receive the minimum hours of instructional time set forth by the Oregon Department of Education. What does that mean for CMHS? All students in grades 7-12 must be enrolled in a full 8 classes. Seniors (grade 12) must petition to be able to have late arrival or early release due to only X amount of students in the district may have a shortened day. With our current enrollment, only 57 students in K-12 may have a shortened day. *This is a state requirement for school funding.


Old Stuff/Reminders:

  • Please be advised about parking your vehicle overnight in the rear parking lot. We have had a couple incidents of gas being siphoned from cars. If you have any information about this happening, please contact Amy McNeil at
  • Senior parents: please check your senior’s grades. If you have any questions or concerns about being on track to graduate please contact Amy McNeil at
  • Currently our automatic system to make phone calls home for a negative lunch account balance is not working properly. Please contact Roxane Wilcoxen at or 503-728-2146 x 2004 to find out how much is owed, or send a check/money with your student to school or sign up online to pay online.


Academic Counseling/College and Career Readiness Center

Oh so many scholarship opportunities for our CMHS seniors. Please read through our list of scholarships open for application and encourage your senior to apply.


Local Scholarship Opportunities

(List will be updated as additional scholarship(s) information is received)


The Clatskanie Foundation

Administers 11 local scholarships. Only ONE application is to be considered for any or all of the scholarships listed. Each of these scholarships has its own requirements and students are encouraged to apply for as many of the scholarships for which they are qualified.

The Clatskanie Foundation Scholarship Application can be accessed here:


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.

The Clatskanie Garden Club application can be accessed here:



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 can be obtained in the College and Career Readiness Center.


Wauna Credit Union

Annually awards scholarships to as many student members as they can, and they spread the scholarships all over our service area.

The Wauna Credit Union Scholarship Application can be accessed here:



Fibre Federal Credit Union/TLC

Is awarding 7 local scholarships ranging from $1500.00 - $2000.00 to members of Fibre Federal Credit Union/TLC whom are graduating high school in the class of 2018.

Access the Fibre Federal Credit Union/TLC Scholarship Application here:



St. Helens Community Credit Union

This year, we’re offering a $3,000 college scholarship to a graduating high school senior who creates a video to entice other young adults to join credit unions.

Access more information and the SHCU Scholarship Application Here:



Red Canoe Credit Union

W.C. (Wally) Ohlfs Scholarship is available to graduating High School seniors who will be enrolling full-time in an accredited college or university. Eligible applicants must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and be members in good standing of the credit union with their own accounts. 

Access the 2018 Wally Ohlfs scholarship application here:



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 can be obtained in the College and Career Readiness Center.



The Seneca Scholarship

The Seneca Family of Companies will award a $10,000 scholarship for one Oregon student who submits an outstanding essay that shows a true understanding of our State’s timberlands.

Applications can be obtained in the College and Career Readiness Center.




Friends of St. John Scholarship

This scholarship is available to persons who have maintained the minimum of a 2.8 grade point average and intend to pursue a health care career or profession.

Applications can be obtained in the College and Career Readiness Center.


Thomas S. Colvin

The Selection Committee annually awards scholarships to several students of Clatskanie High School.

The scholarship is applicable at any university, college or trade school. In selecting recipients, the financial need of the student shall be considered, but the student will be expected to contribute to financing his or her education. Selection shall be based upon the quality of the student’s achievements in high school as well as his or her demonstrated ability to be self-sufficient, goal driven and career driven.

Applications can be obtained in the College and Career Readiness Center.


Upcoming Events:


·         Honor Roll Lunch @ Masonic Lodge – February 22nd 11:45AM

·         HS Solo Comp @ Tillamook – February 24th

·         School Board Meeting – February 26th 6:30PM CES Library

·         Senior graduation meeting – February 26th during advisory

·         HS Band @ St Helens – February 27th

·         Jesuit Play – Nina after school March 2nd

·         Forestry @ Knappa – March 3rd

·         Missoula Theatre – March 3rd

·         Classified Appreciation Week – March 5th -9th

·         Forestry @ Sweet Home - March 10th

·         Choir @ St. Helens – March 13th

·         MS Drama Production – March 16th & 17th 7PM

·         Forestry @ Philomath – March 17th

·         CES Auction – March 17th

·         School Board Meeting – March 19th 6:30PM CES Library

·         Talent Show – March 23rd

·         Spring Break – March 26th-30th


Have a great 3-Day weekend!
Amy McNeil
503-728-2146 x 2210