Irish Nation Newsletter

March 1, 2023

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8 – 4 pm

Phone Number: 541-790-6600

Attendance Line: 541-790-6606

Fax Number: 541-790-6605

Sheldon website:


Career Center:

Upcoming Events


03.13.23- Monday- National Disability Awareness Month

-Woman's History Month

03.14.23- Tuesday

03.15.23- Wednesday- 4J Neuro-Diversity Festival 6:00

-Regular Board Meeting 7:00

03.16.23- Thursday- No School-Grading Day

03.17.23- Friday- No School- Staff Day

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Welome Kelly McGhehey

We would like to welcome Kelly McGhehey as the new IHS 9-10th grade Counselor for the remainder of the year. She is a newly retired Counselor and comes to us with 30 years of experience. She will be here on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:00 - 4:00.

You can reach her at


Dear Sheldon Community,

The 3D Art and Ceramics Teacher at Sheldon High School is in need of some unique supplies and tools to assist with the mixed media art making. If you have the following items at home or in storage and no longer use please them please consider donating them to the Art Department:

Electric Blenders (for making paper)

Colored paper (cardstock, tissue paper, construction paper)

Legos (for mixed media construction)

K'nex (like legos for millennials used for mixed media construction)

Sewing machine in good condition

Embroidery string

Phone boxes ( We all have fancy phones these days and with those come overly fancy boxes, if you have any of these lying around your home, please consider donating. We use these boxes for decorative Cell phone containers)



Board games (for finals week when we all need a break)

Forks and rubber spatulas (ceramics)

Sheetrock or drywall scraps (we use these for clay tiles in Ceramics)

Thank you for considering a donation to the Sheldon Art Department!


Amy Rose Albrecht

OSAC Appeal

Many students had technical issues or extenuating circumstances with the OSAC Scholarship Application and were not able to submit the application by the final March 6 deadline. Students are eligible to apply for an Appeal. All communication about their appeal will be conducted by email, so students need to check their email regularly for updates.

Requests for appeals are due no later than March 15, 2023, 11:59 pm. We will not accept any appeals after this deadline.

OSAC staff will review the Request for Appeal and send them an email with our decision. If a student is awarded an appeal, they will have 48 hours from the time we reopen their application to submit.

It is the student's responsibility to contact us during the 48 hours if they are still experiencing technical issues. Additional directions on how to re-access their application will be provided if they are granted an appeal.

For questions, please email

LCC Hands-On Career Day

Friday, April 28th, 9pm

4000 East 30th Avenue

Eugene, OR

Hands on Career Day will be held on campus on Friday, April 28

This is an event where area high school students (Juniors and Seniors) can get a chance to meet with LCC faculty for a hands-on activity followed by time to ask questions about their academic programs. Lunch is provided. Registration is open March 3 - April 9.

Register Here:

Hands on Career Day Registration Form


9-9:30a Check-In and Greeting time

(students will receive a swag bag when they check-in)

9:30a-10:50a First Session

11a-12:20p Second Session

12:30-1:20p Lunch and Meet and Greet with Local Employers

1:30 - 2:50p Third Session*

Session information here:

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


A Sheldon Community Responder is a volunteer that responds to “alerts” sent by the 15th Night Coordinator for needs specific to SHS students that have not been met by internal school resources. These type of alerts would be for items such as clothing, shoes, small household items, food or bedding.

A Sheldon Community Responder would receive a text message indicating a need. If the Responder can provide the need, they respond to the text message and work with the SHS Coordinator to secure and deliver the item.

Contact Trista Neuman at

15th Night Formal Wear Drive

15th Night is accepting new and gently used items for Lane County students

  • Formal wear for all genders
  • Shoes and accessories
  • Donation for dry cleaning

Give your clothes a new life and help students feel their best for prom!!

Donate During: March 1-24

Drop-off Donations: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

Location: Your high school front office or SPARK @ 22W 7th Ave Eugene, OR

For more Information:

Mobile Food Pantry

Come get FREE Groceries at the Sheldon Community Center inside the Aspen Room from 1-3pm on every 2nd Friday of the month.

Bring you bags. open to the public!

Student Workers Needed

Stop by the Career Center (C2) and pick up an application.

The 4J Student Worker Program just opened 2 new Custodian Assistant positions. Student workers must be 16 to apply.

Career Center Announcements:

Youth Trades Academy. Lane CTE

The Youth Trades Academy is a Program designed to give Juniors and Seniors a basic introduction to the technical and professional skills needed to be successfully placed in an apprenticeship or pursue employment in the Building Trades.

Successful applications will be placed with highly qualified journeycard holding instructors for a seven-week training experience that represent the Sheet Metal, Plumbing, Carpentry and Electrical Trades.

All applicants must be on track to graduate and have parent and counselor approval.

Please make sure to complete all questions and submit all the materials requested, or your application will not be considered.

All application materials are due by March 7th, 2023.

Work Study-Office Assistant Needed For 23-24 School Year!

Work Study-Office Assistant

Purpose of position: To assist front office staff with various office tasks, as well as to learn basic job skills to increase future employment opportunities.

Duties: Maintain confidentiality in and out of the office among peers, answer phones, check daily voice mail, take clear and concise messages, deliver notes and packages to classroom, direct walk in traffic, filing, copying, unpack and store supplies, update bulletin boards, sort district and/or U.S. mail, stuff envelopes, fill copy machines, dump recycling, general building cleanup, cash handling, front office tidying.

Minimum Requirements: Basic money handling, basic customer service, phone and technology skills, ability to follow verbal and written instructions, team oriented, prompt attendance, self motivated, good work ethic.

The front office is looking for a current Sophomore or Junior to apply for the Work Study position beginning August 2023 with Sheldon's "Back to School Days." There is an option for 6-8 weeks of work over the summer for one applicant, as well. If you're interested, applications are available with Mirella Jimenez in the Career Center and are due March 15 at 4:00 pm.

Summer Internships!

Internship Dates: June 26- August 9

Interns are Paid $17/hr

"Our Lane's PAID Internships are available to current Lane County high school juniors and seniors. What makes our internships unique is that we find internship hosts based on the interests of our interns. Over the course of 7 weeks, interns will begin with an internship orientation and a financial foundations course prior to starting their internship of 40 hours per week with a local company and they will end with a celebration and showcase event! The entire internship experience totals approximately 220 hours of valuable hands-on experience and work-based learning.

The 2023 Summer Internship application is currently open through March 30, 2023, and requires one letter of recommendation. Those selected to move forward will participate in one interview before final interns are chosen."

Elevate SENIOR Hiring Fair

On Wednesday, April 19th Connected Lane County will be hosting a Hiring fair to help youth find jobs. Register individually or through your school and choose one 90-minute session to attend!!

Sign up by April 12

Sand and Gravel Tours

On Wednesday, April 12th we invite high school educators to bring a group of youth to Delta Sand & Gravel for the 2023 Sand and Gravel Tours. This will be a day of hands-on learning hosted by Knife River and Delta Sand & Gravel!

The tours will take place from 10 AM - 2 PM and lunch will be provided.

Transportation costs can be reimbursed.

Please remind youth to dress for the weather. Closed toe shoes are required.

Additional participating companies:

  • Wildish Construction
  • RiverBend Materials

U of O SAIL Summer Program

FREE week-long summer programs provide high school students with the opportunity to experience college firsthand. Register Here

Student Highlights:

9th Grade English Class Presents: Schindler/Holocaust Museum Collection

Finalist in the 2023 competition for the Nation Merit Scholarship


Hello Sheldon Families!

KRVM is celebrating 75 years as a part of the 4J school district this year, so be sure to tune in for the Spring Membership Drive coming up from March 3rd to March 12th!

Your support helps us to maintain our Student Broadcasting Class elective here at Sheldon High School and keeps the tunes spinning on 91.9FM, where we make the world a better place one song at a time!

Summer Youth Opportunities

Mendocino International Summer Music Academy

July 9-22, 2023// Ages:13-20// Ukiah, CA ***Financial Aid Available***