Estacada HS Newsletter
January 26, 2020
- 2015: 70%
- 2016: 71%
- 2017: 76%
- 2018: 81%
- 2019: 85%
The class of 2019 had a graduation rate of 84.55%. The state report cards issued by ODE use whole numbers, so I will just call at 85%. For the second year in a row, our graduation rates outpace the state of Oregon average (80%).
Many of our subgroups have made some fantastic gains:
- Hispanic 79% to 82%
- Economically Disadvantaged 75% to 82%
- Disabled 38% to 68%
- Career Technical Education Concentrators 89% to 91%
This data is the result of the hard work that is done each and every day by our staff, students, parents, and volunteers. I would like to thank everyone for their efforts. Our goal is to ensure that all of our students walk across the stage at the conclusion of their senior year and receive their diploma. We still have work to do to get to that point, but we are on the right track.
How We Treat One Another
Nationally, there are too many reports of harassment based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and sexual orientation. Our school needs to be a safe and welcoming place where everyone can attend without feeling picked on or harassed for who they are or what they believe. When a student is the target of such behavior, it can have a drastic impact both emotionally and academically. I encourage any student who is witness to such behavior to speak up to stop it and report it - to not be a passive bystander. I am also encouraging parents and guardians to discuss at home the expectations they have for their students regarding how they treat their peers. I have seen how this community comes together for the good of its citizens. Let's continue to make this a great place to live for everyone.
First Day of Second Semester - NOT an Early Release Wednesday, 2nd Semester Schedules, and Report Cards
EHS has just concluded the first semester of the 2019-20 school year. Students will not have school next Monday and Tuesday (Jan 27 & 28) as teachers will have a day to grade and another for professional development.
Students resume school on Wednesday, January 29. This will NOT be an early release day. Students will be released at 3:10 on that day. While students' second semester schedules may be found online, counselors will be in the commons handing out schedules for students.
Report cards will go out on Friday, January 31 by email. If you do not have an email on file with the school they will be mailed to you. This may be a good time to update the school with any new contact information.
Parents of Senior Students - The FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Currently, we have 20 students out of 103 who have completed their FAFSA form. completed. That is 20% and I am confident more students than 20 are planning to pursue some sort of post-secondary education.
Completing FAFSA is the only avenue for students to receive Oregon Promise, Oregon Opportunity, and federal grants. Additionally, schools and vocational programs use the FAFSA information to design financial aid offers for students.
Below is a resource about why should the FAFSA application be completed, and a link to the Federal Student Aid ID website===> https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
SAT Opportunity at EHS
There is another opportunity to take the SAT in school. It will be on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, starting promptly at 8:15am and ending at approximately 11:45am. The fee for this test is $49.50. There is a sign up in the front office. The last day to sign up is January 29th. Please see Mrs. Babikoff if you have any questions.
The next in-school SAT opportunity will be on October 14, 2020.
The school will also be offering free SAT test prep after school to prepare for the March SAT test. Please contact the counseling office for more information.
Did you know...
- Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation.
- Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully or facing some other potentially serious difficulty.
- By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th-grade test scores.
- Missing 10 percent, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s academic success.
- Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.
- Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job.
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Jan 10 ACT sign up deadline for Feb 8 test
Jan 15 Univ of Oregon Admission and scholarship deadline
Jan 24 Deadline for students to register for in-school SAT on March 4
Feb 1 Scholarship deadlines (SOU, EOU, OSU, PSU)
Application deadlines (SOU, WOU(priority))
Feb14 SAT registration for March 14 test
Mar 1 OSAC deadline
Scholarship deadlines (OIT, WOU)
Mar 14 In school SAT
Apr 12 CCC Scholarship deadline
May 1 National Decision Day
May 28 & 29 Finals for Seniors
June 1 Oregon Promise Deadline
Suggest to students over winter break:
- FAFSA/ORSAA Completion
- Admissions applications
- Campus visits
Night to Shine - February 7, 2020
On Friday, February 7, 2020, Estacada First Baptist Church will host Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. Now in its sixth year, this event has annually celebrated thousands of people with special needs all over the world on the Friday before Valentine’s Day!
Every guest of Night to Shine enters this complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including limousine rides, professional photography, hair and makeup stations, corsages and boutonnieres, shoe shines, a catered dinner, karaoke room, Sensory Room, a Respite Room for parents and caretakers, and, of course, a dance floor… all leading up to the moment when each guest is crowned a king or queen of the prom. We want to make this night as incredible as possible for these unbelievably deserving individuals.
February 7, 2020
6pm - 9pm
Register as a guest:
Register as a volunteer:
Our website link:
Need Homework Help?
Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30
Math w/ Ms. Patino
English w/ Ms. Treanor
General help w/ Ms. Jones
Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:30
General help w/ Ms. Jones
Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30
Math w/ Ms. Patino
Science w/ Mr. Kirchoffer
Class of 2020
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Senior Final Exams Day 1
Friday, May 29, 2020
Senior Final Exams Day 2
Last Day for senior students :)
Monday, June 1st - Wednesday, June 3rd
No school for seniors
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
6:30pm - Baccalaureate (Estacada First Baptist Church)
Thursday, June 4, 2020
12:30pm - Mandatory Graduation Practice
Followed by - Microphone check for salutatorian and valedictorian
Friday, June 5, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am Senior Breakfast sponsored by the booster club
9:30am - 10:00am Graduation caps and gowns handed out
10:00am - 11:00am Senior Awards Assembly
11:15am - Graduation walk through district buildings (CRE, CO, EMS, RME)
Saturday, June 6, 2020
6:00pm - Graduates meet in EHS main gym
6:45pm - Graduates depart main gym to stadium
7:00pm - Commencement Ceremony
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