BASE Blast 10.04.20

The weekly update of all things Phoenix


Thank you for your support of our virtual Back to School Night. If you haven't had the chance, the teacher messages are all still available at:

Remember this week is not a typical week...Bwahaha! Right, what's typical during COVID? Good point. Okay, this is a less typical week in that we are following a different schedule. Wednesday is an A-Day. Crew will not meet this Wednesday, but periods 1, 3, 5, & 7 will meet. Thursday is a B-Day and Friday there are no classes - it is a statewide inservice day for teachers.

The district released an update this week regarding the timeline for distance learning. We will be continuing with the distance learning model through the first semester - until February 8. I know this was difficult news to hear for many families. BASE staff will continue to engage, persist, and collaborate to ensure our distance learning experience for our students is the best it can be.

Lastly, I'd like everyone to be aware that the week of October 12-16 is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week. It is important that everyone be well-versed in the signs that may precede an individual contemplating self-harm and know what steps to take to rally resources to help. This becomes particularly important during these challenges times.

Read on to learn more about:

  • Counseling Corner
  • Library Links (Curbside Pick Up)
  • 6th Grade Mixer - Thursday
  • Spooky Story Competition
  • Coffee With Cronk - 10/14
  • Club Fair
  • Chromebook Update
  • MS Science Fair
  • PSAT Update For Juniors
  • High School PE Log
  • Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week
  • Construction Day Virtual Event
  • Web Store Open Online
  • Upcoming Events
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Counseling Corner

This week's edition of the Counseling Corner can be found at:

It contains helpful information about:

  • How to contact your student's counselor

  • Upcoming College and Career Events
  • Rep Visit: SOU, PCC, Soka College, UofO, Willamette, Northland College
  • Industry Day: Construction
  • FAFSA or ORSAA help session
  • Mental Health Support and Suicide Awareness
  • FAFSA and ORSAA Applications are open!
  • Senior timeline reminders
  • Senior Scholarships

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Library Links and Curbside Pick Up

Ms. Hawley our fab new librarian will be coordinating library and textbook pick up events most Wednesdays henceforth. For information from our favorite (reputed) Hufflepuff, please follow the link below.

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6th Grade Mixer - Thursday

There will be a 6th grader mixer event online this Thursday starting at 2:45pm for all 6th grade students. This will be an opportunity for you to meet other new 6th grade students though a variety of games and online activities planned for you by our Middle School Leadership. A link will be sent directly to 6th grade families later this week with the Zoom info.
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Middle School Spooky Story Competition

Base Middle School leadership is having a horror story contest for the middle school students, it will be graded by teachers and winners will receive a prize.

How to Submit

Click this link to the google form where you can submit your story

An email on how to participate was sent to all middle school students. Check your email if you are interested. If you haven't received an email contact Mr. Leitner at

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Virtual Coffee With Cronk

I'm looking forward to hosting another virtual Coffee With Cronk next Wednesday, 10.14.20 from 11pm to 12pm. I'll send out a Zoom link just before the session begins.
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If you are (a student) interested in running a club this year please fill out the following form. This form helps us keep track of what clubs are running and when for the ‘20-ʼ21 school year. It can be filled out and submitted at any point throughout the year, but if you would like to participate in a virtual club fair in a few weeks, the deadline is Oct. 8th at 11:59pm. Any submissions after this time may not be scheduled into the club fair. More information on this to come.

If you are interested in making a club but donʼt have an advisor, or arenʼt sure what the correct steps to take are, fill out the form to the best of your ability and contact Mr. Baumann, the HS leadership teacher. (
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Chromebook Update

Legatus non caeditur neque violatur.

Alas, I've been informed that the newer Chromebooks will not arrive until December. If you have an older model, thanks for your patience!

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MS Science Fair

Attention Middle School Students! If you are interested in conducting your own science or engineering project and participating in the (virtual for 2021) Northwest Science Expo this spring, now is the time to start! Please let Mrs. Childers know if you would like to learn more by completing this Google form.

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PSAT Update

So you may have heard that juniors were scheduled to take the PSAT at the end of October. Nope. Under the current conditions we can't do that. The College Board has opened another session in January which we are exploring the possibility of participating in. I'll share more as it becomes available.
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High School PE Credit

All high school students must complete 120 hours of physical activity to earn the required 1.0 PE credits for graduation. For current freshmen and sophomores, this needs to be completed and turned in by the end of your sophomore year. Send completed forms by picture or scan to Ms. Reyes at If you are a junior or senior - do not delay! Complete and submit your PE Logs asap! The log is linked below.
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Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week

BSD will be promoting its first Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Week (October 12-16) to spread awareness of actions that we can all take to prevent suicide and reduce the stigma related to mental health concerns. As part of this important campaign, students at BASE will receive a lesson to promote positive mental health, recognize the warning signs for suicide risk and encourage help-seeking behaviors. Parents and guardians play a critical role in preventing youth suicide. Please see the resource below to learn more information about suicide prevention and steps that you can take to protect yourself, your community, and your children.

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High school students - if you are interested in a career in construction, check out the two flyers below.
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BASE Gear? Web Store Open!

Our web store is open! You can purchase BASE SWAG at the link below. We'll be adding more merch in the weeks to come. Here's the link:

Upcoming Events

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