MHS Counseling

April - 2021


End of Term

Final semester grades will be posted for your student's current classes on April 9. In the coming week students should be completing work & communicating with their teachers to ensure they pass & earn credit.

SUN Tutoring

Students who want to access FREE virtual tutoring should submit the Tutoring Request Form. Tutoring hours are between 3 and 6 PM, Monday - Thursday.

They will be matched with a tutor or connected with a study group for a one-time appointment but they can request as many appointments as needed.

For the month of April students who attend 2 or more session will win a PRIZE: a custom reusable McDaniel water bottle filled with snacks!


Introducing **NEW** Full-Time College Coordinator

My name is Jeffrey McGee and I was born and raised in NE Portland. As a youth I attended Meek elementary, Ockley Green Middle School, and Jefferson High School before leaving to pursue higher education at Fresno State University.

The highlight of my college career was the year I spent at Shaw University, the 2nd oldest HBCU in the south. I returned to Portland in 2005 with my BA in Public Relations and a passion to serve my community. My career at PPS began in 2010, since then I have worked at Franklin, Roosevelt, and most recently at Reconnection Services. Working with “At Promise” youth-of-color gives me the fulfillment of teaching and learning from next generation of leaders. I look forward to becoming a part of the McDaniel community and will strive to serve all students and families through an equity lens.

Students & families can connect with Mr. McGee through email or call 503-522-6177.

PPS Virtual College & Career Night

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Portland Public Schools is excited to introduce our first district-wide, virtual college & career info night for students and families grades 9-12.

Students and families will have an opportunity to attend workshop sessions as well as hear from local and national experts on a variety of college and career topics.


Register by Friday, April 9, 2021 and be entered to win dinner and/or prizes for the family.

Junior SAT Reminder

Reminder for Juniors to attend & take the SAT on their assigned day (unless they opted out):

Tuesday, April 13 OR Tuesday April 27

Questions about test-day details can be directed to Trinh Ngo

Students who are weighing the pros/cons of testing & want to discuss it further should contact their school counselor directly.

McDaniel Scholarship Program

The ECMC Scholars application is now open. The ECMC Scholars Program supports & mentors a cohort of students through their Junior & Senior years in preparation for college. Following their 2 years of participation, students may earn a $6,000 scholarship to continue their education.

To be eligible students must have:

  • Demonstrated financial need
Students must meet 1 or more of the following criteria:
  • Dependent of military personnel
  • 1st generation to earn Bachelor's Degree
  • Minority
  • Qualify for free/reduced lunch
  • Have a disability

Priority will go to students with a GPA between 2.0-3.0 but is no longer a requirement.

Interested student should review this letter & complete the online application.

Completed applications are due May 31.

Questions? Please email Erin Hale.

Oregon Public University Virtual Tour

The 8 Oregon public universities are teaming up to bring the Oregon Public University Tour to the virtual world! During this virtual program, students will hear a brief introduction presentation & have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions to get more details about the schools that interest them. Event registration is now available.

3 Opportunities (each date's registration is linked):

April 6 @ 4pm

April 7 @ 1pm

April 7 @ 6pm

Students that pre-register will be entered into a random drawing for swag from one of the universities!

PCC Virtual Admissions

Although their campuses are closed for tours & visits, PCC admissions would love to hear from prospective students & families. They have set up a virtual admissions page. On this page, students are able to:

  • sign up for 1:1 virtual admissions appointments
  • sign up for a virtual info session & learn more about PCC
  • watch a pre-recorded admissions presentation


Humanist Essay Contest - $5000, due April 9

Delta Sigma Theta - due April 12, recognizing African-American seniors attending a 4-year college

Abby's Closet Dreams - $2500, due April 16, recognizing female senior

Graybar Construction Trade - $1000, due April 15

Pointe Pest Control Good Deed - $750, due April 29

Mattress Lot - $8000, due April 30

Student-View - $500-$5000, due April 30

AAYLC National Art Contest - $100-$500, due April 30

OnPoint Community Credit Union - recognizing senior athletes & activity scholars

EAGLE Caddie Program - Freshman Applicants

Portland Parks EAGLE (Early Adventures in Golf for a Lifetime of Enjoyment) Caddie program offers summer employment and is a unique internship – one which could result in a full college scholarship to the University of Oregon. The requirements for an Evans Scholar are based on financial need, good citizenship, and being a top student and caddie.

The deadline for the program application is Friday, May 7.

Learn more and ask questions by attending the virtual info session on April 6th @ 5pm. For more information and the links to those meetings, please go to our webpage.


Virtual Career Learning

"Future You 2 Go" is a fun opportunity to connect high school students with industry and postsecondary partners who are interested in influencing our youth by sharing information about their career and unique educational pathway to get there. These events are sponsored by Portland Public School and will occur every Friday.

(Google Meet links are included below.)

Computer Science Career Event

Come to meet Computer Science careers presenters and learn about a variety of careers and post-secondary options relating to COMPUTER SCIENCE! Register by April 5 HERE.

April 8 1:00-2:30pm


SIM-Society of Information Management, Portland

Cyber Security Director, The Standard

Hybrid Cloud Architect, CDW

Washington State University- Computer Science Program

Hands-On Resume Building Workshop

Friday, April 9 (No School Day) 10:00-11:30am

  • Discuss the purpose of a resume

  • Explore the different components and sections of a resume and their purpose

  • Discover your own unique features and benefits

  • Learn how to translate your experience and skills into action words to make your resume stand out

  • Begin writing a resume and/or have it reviewed

Register HERE by April 6.

Getting Paid & Building Student Resumes

Portland Parks & Recreation

Looking for a summer job opportunity? Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is planning to hire over 1,800 summer staff. Join us for a virtual career fair and hear what we have to offer! • Learn about upcoming opportunities and expansion of Portland Parks & Recreation, thanks to the passing of the levy fund. • Find out how to successfully apply for City of Portland jobs. • Meet with PP&R employees and learn about upcoming seasonal, summer, and full-time positions.

PP&R Virtual Job Fair

April 6 from 3:00pm-4:30pm

Register through Evenbrite HERE

Attention service-minded, community focused, energetic individuals, age 14 and up!

Summer Camp Positions - Applications are accepted until positions are filled. This recruitment will close on May 17. Applications will be reviewed every Monday. Apply Here

  • Counselor Camp Counselor I: $15.00 - $16.25

  • Camp Counselor II: $16.25 - $17.50

  • Summer Playgrounds Counselor I: $15.00 - $16.25

  • Summer Playgrounds Counselor II: $16.25 - $17.50

Youth Conservation Crew will be hiring youth (ages 14-19) and adult crew leaders for summer 2021. Are you looking for a job this summer? Would love working outdoors and/or are interested in the environment? If so, please apply for this opportunity.

NOW HIRING in Aquatics: lifeguard, swim instructor, and water fitness instructor

Training classes start late March. View our online aquatics training guide for class dates and prerequisites.

PNCI Construction Trades InternshipDeadline to apply: April 5th. Interested in the construction trades? Apply now for this PAID 8-week summer internship. Applicants must be current Juniors (Class of 2022) and enrolled in a construction-related CTE program at area high schools. You must be available to work full time, M-F, 8 hours/day from June – August 2021. Start your application HERE.