November 2021 ~ Edition 21-22~ Vol. 14
Winter Break -No School
Monday, Dec. 20th, 8am to Friday, Dec. 31st, 10am
24705 U.S. 101
Rockaway Beach, OR
Note From the Principal
Note from the office:
Please complete your annual agreements on FamilyID.
Students that do not have StudentVue please contact the office. firstname.lastname@example.org
We need registrations updated through
Please contact the office if you have any trouble with the verification.
Every year the Mudd Nick Foundation provides funds to fur there the education to our students through field trips, supplies, and so much more
If you want to get a head start on next years registrations they are open and ready to be completed.
November is Oregon Goes To College Month
College: Any type of postsecondary training in pursuit of a student's post-high school plan. At Neah-Kah-Nie, we encourage all students to be college/career ready, no matter what path they choose! Because we know plans change, we have students complete a number of activities in order to keep those doors of opportunity open. Below is the to-do list for students for fall term.
To Do List for Seniors:
Request Letters of Recommendation (either for scholarships or employment) minimum of 1 required but 4 recommended (2-teachers, 1-coach/advisor, 1-employer/community member) Forms in student Ed Portfolio
FSA ID (one for student and one for parent if they don’t already have one)
FAFSA required for all students unless written letter from parents confirming military plans (need student/parent 2020 tax returns - determines if student qualifies for state/federal grants)
OSAC scholarship account created
Oregon Promise application completed
Students - Memorize your social security number!
Assistance is available from Esther for any student/parent needing assistance in completing the FAFSA or creating the FSA ID
Here are a series of short videos to help students/parents learn more about exploring and applying for college admissions and financial aid.
Why College: current college students share why going to college is important to them
I Wish I Knew...: current students and staff share their best advice about college
Preparing Now to Transfer Later: advice for students planning to earn a BA by starting at community college
College & Career: current college students share how college helps them prepare for the future
College Key Terms Playlist: 12 brief videos defining important words and concepts for exploring, applying and paying for college
Coming Up: November 16-19 we will have a focus on apprenticeship and trades programs with lots of speakers zooming in to talk about different programs and occupations available to students that are outside of what is considered traditional college programs. Military information will also be a part of this event.
Tillamook Bay Community College has committed to providing all their classes to our juniors and seniors for free for the rest of the year! This is an awesome opportunity for our students to begin pursuing a degree program and save a lot of money in the process! Students should meet with Esther, the academic school counselor to see what might fit in with student post-secondary plans while meeting graduation requirements at the same time! Any 10th grade TAG student can also take advantage of this opportunity.
Check out the following article from Berkelely’s research on why gratitude is good:
Enjoy using this November Happiness Calendar: Happiness Calendar
School Social Emotional Resources
Please reach out to Margaret Whiting, Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health School Counselor, with any questions. Follow this link to connect: Schedule an Appt with Margaret
Email: email@example.com Phone: 503-355-3564
Note from the AD:
Winter Sports are two weeks away!
Basketball and Wrestling officially begin November 15th.
Please make sure all athletic paperwork is completed in Family ID and that your child's physical is up to date.
Neah-Kah-Nie Cross Country
On the girls side Jordan White placed second and qualified for state, and Lilly Marteeny ran her season best.
Great job Pirates!.
We will continue building on this success and momentum this winter with winter conditioning for all athletes not participating in a winter sport. Winter conditioning will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday each week unless otherwise noted by Mr. Billstine. Winter conditioning starts on Monday, November 15. If anyone is looking to get in shape or try a sport for the first time this is a great low-pressure opportunity in a supportive environment to pursue those goals!
FIRST Tech Challenge team Goblet of Wires has named their robot this year "Mischief Managed."
Teams have been working on everything from programming to designing articulating arms - setting up this year's performance field, and working on Social Media (Insta @nkn_tech_team) and a new website. We hope to compete in a qualifying tournament in the Spring.
Caption for picture: This year's team coached by Kathryn Harmon and James Johansen.
Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, Neah-Kah-Nie School District has contracted with ESS for our substitute services. To become a substitute for the District please go to ESS.com, click on the Job Seeker tab and type in Neah-Kah-Nie School District to begin the application process.
If you have questions about the application process, or becoming a substitute, please contact ABrueske@ess.com or our Human Resources office at 503-355-3506.
TILLAMOOK COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS LINE LÍNEA DE CRISIS DE SALUD MENTAL DEL CONDADO DE TILLAMOOK
Life can be stressful and overwhelming daily for adults and children/teens alike. Tillamook County residents have access to a 24-hour crisis response mobile unit:
Tillamook County Mental Health Crisis Line 503-842-8201
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
In Crisis? Text 741741