Principal's Weekly Newsletter
Benson Polytechnic High School February 20th 2023
A Message to our Parents/Guardians: Information Platforms for Benson Tech
Please be sure to follow me on Twitter @BensonTechPride. (Twitter)
Please be sure to go to our PPS/BHS Website at www.pps.net/benson for important school information, events and school activities that will be happening throughout the school year. (PPS/Benson Tech Website Calendar)
Parents/Guardians please be sure to download the Trivory App for up to date information regarding Benson Tech. This is a great communication tool for Benson Tech and we highly encourage all parents/guardians and students to stay connected with the school by downloading the app. https://trivory.com/
2022-23 PPS/Benson Tech Successful School Survey
Please take a moment and participate in our District wide Successful Schools Family Survey. Your responses will help PPS and the Benson Tech Administration team understand your experiences regarding the climate and culture of the school and we will use this information to set goals and plan for next year. The survey will cover topics on school safety, school climate, barriers to family engagement, and how well Benson Tech fits your student’s needs. Please be honest and thoughtful, and take your time to read and respond to the questions.
This survey is critical to PPS and Benson Tech as we continue to grow, learn and adapt to make sure Benson Tech is supporting the needs of all students and staff within the building. Please visit the link below on a computer, tablet, or smartphone and select Benson Tech as the school utilized by the survey. Choose the language that you are most comfortable with in taking the survey from the drop down menu and proceed. This survey will be available beginning January 23rd and will close February 28th. If you do not have access to a computer or internet, please contact the school office so that we can provide a way for you to take the survey as well. Families will go to the link entitled All PPS Families
Families will see a drop down list of all PPS schools and will select Benson Tech and complete the survey. Families members will hit the blue “Submit” button to enter/submit their survey. Please note that if you do not hit the blue “Submit” button your responses will not be saved.
Thank you so much for your time, effort and feedback!
Benson Polytechnic High School Alumni Newsletter
Please take a moment to read the February Edition Newsletter from the Benson Polytechnic High School Alumni Association. The Alumni Newsletter has a lot of great information regarding Benson Tech and our Alumnus from around the country.
VERSELANDIA IS COMING TO BENSON TECH
Interested in performing your original slam poetry?
Want to compete for a first place prize of 1000.00 dollars in cash?
Come to our first meeting on February 23 in the library during lunch.
For more information contact :
Ms. Bruer: Room: C 7 or Ibrewer@pps.net
Mr. Larson: Library or email@example.com
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!
Benson Tech Poetry Slam Team
A Message from our Dean of Students/Climate Coach Colleen Johnston
Benson is proud to announce that 128 students earned all A's in the first semester!
Please take the Successful School Survey to help Benson be better!
Senior Graduation Requirements
Dear Parents/Guardians of Senior Students
All seniors in Oregon are required to complete 4 components of the Personal Learning Requirements (PLRs) in order to receive a diploma, in addition to earning the required credits towards graduation. The four components are a Resume, two Career Related Learning Experience Reflections AKA CRLEs, and a My Plan Project. Portland Public Schools is sending letters to students and families this month that share the progress your student has made towards completion of the PLRs. Students were assigned the My Plan Project in their English classes last semester and they turned them into their English teacher. The other three items, CRLEs and the resume, are completed in various classes through the high school experience and are submitted directly to our Career Coordinator, Miranda Ryan.
Curriculum Vice Principal
A Message from the Benson Tech Team Robotics Instructor John DeLacy
Benson's FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team 187 competed in their league championship on January 28th and won a major award and an invitation to the FTC State Championship tournament on February 25th and 26th. The tournament will be at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.
A Message from Benson's Yearbook Advisor Ike Prahl
Hello Parents, Guardians, Friends, and Families!
Please Pre-Order your Yearbook before March 1st!
We ran out of copies last year, so to ensure you get one, bring cash, check, or credit card to the bookkeeper, Ms. Hazel Knox. You can also order/pay online with a credit card through Schoolpay.
You can do this through SchoolPay or by bringing cash, check, or card to Hazel Knox, our bookkeeper in room B-5. The yearbook is being sold at $45
BHS Yearbook Advisor
Benson Tech College Newsletter
For the latest information on college admissions, scholarships, financial aid, and related upcoming events, please check out Benson's COLLEGE NEWSLETTER. Always feel free to reach out to me (Kathleen Reid) or Katie Clark if you have any questions.
College Counselor/AVID Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-238-8322
Sign up for an appointment with Kathleen here
email@example.com or 503-894-4660
Sign up for an appointment with Katie here
Benson Tech Weekly Athletic Newsletter
Please click on the attachment below to access the Weekly Athletic Newsletter.
A Message from Benson's Career Coordinator Miranda Ryan
Please see the Career Newsletter link for information on jobs, internships, and career opportunity events:
Attention!- All students need these four requirements to graduate:
Career-Related Learning Experiences 1
Career-Related Learning Experience 2
My Plan Project (Complete in 12th-grade English)
Please see the link for more information: https://bit.ly/3D9V6r8.
PACE Mentorship: PACE is a FREE mentorship program that gives you the opportunity to work with sheet metal workers, carpenters, plumbers, and electricians to learn introductory skills needed for good-paying careers in the trades.
Explore career fields within the industry
- Gain experience and learn new skills
Work side by side with instructors and current apprentices
Tour local construction sites
Application Deadline: February 24, 2023. See the career coordinator to apply.
March 2, 2023, Architecture Career Focus Event
During this event, you will meet several architects and learn about their individual career pathways. You will also participate in: Virtual Reality Building Tours - Spacial Awareness Exercise - Project Visioning Boards. There will be an opportunity to learn about a summer paid internship. See the link for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aGyKVzj-a00276rqChHP5m36xO3q2luiRC5x6wn8Uw8/edit?usp=sharing
March 10, 2023, Veterinary Medicine Career Event
During this event, you will learn about the Oregon Humane Society and meet a veterinarian, a vet tech, and a veterinary social worker. You’ll receive information about volunteering and veterinary career pathways. There will be a tour and hands-on activities. See the link for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10yOGvrytFxdssfZ8CdQWDzAXQj-YLgpcRJLJ5ZeSH3g/edit?usp=sharing.
For more Career Opportunities, see the Career Newsletter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nadDd7P7ri7um3mwRaGFoll2pNf6I6JoFtO6u9TTSwI/edit?usp=sharing
The 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution
What Should Our Next Amendment Be? Contest rules and resources are available on the Ninth Circuit’s website (link above and below). Essay and video entries can be submitted online on the civics contest website starting Jan. 4, 2023. The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday, March 13, 2023. The District of Oregon’s civics contest flyer includes more information about its local contest. 2023 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest Link: https://lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDAsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMjEyMTYuNjgzODg0MzEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5jYTkudXNjb3VydHMuZ292L2Npdmljc2NvbnRlc3QvIn0.yvylTiyYv1ut7tPpjaKGtCazE3Dvc4h8Oe0JyXfTu-E/s/2161063364/br/150726526908-l
ASE Internships for grades 9-12
Application due date-March 3rd, 2023. See the link for more information: https://www.saturdayacademy.org/ase-application-guide
Career News: Please see the Career Newsletter link for more events and opportunities:
Benson Polytechnic High School
Office: 503-916-5100 X:77201
Schedule a Meeting: http://bit.ly/BHS_careercalendar
Personal Learning Instructions: https://bit.ly/3D9V6r8
Career Website: http://bit.ly/bensoncareers
A Message from Benson's Social Worker Caroline Bleckmann
Please also don’t forget that the Benson Wellness Center in Room A-30 (next to the gym and cafeteria) is here to help keep you healthy! You can find us by following the signs to the Wellness center across the hall from the gym. The medical providers have appointments Monday to Thursday from 1-5pm and you can drop in to speak with the school nurse or social worker anytime. We offer general health check-ups, sports physicals, sick visits, sexual health counseling, mental health counseling, vaccines, and COVID-19 testing.
We are also here to answer any questions you may have about your body, health, and mind. You schedule your own appointments and come during school hours. Services are confidential, and we see all students regardless of ability to pay: this means if you're uninsured, it's free; OHP and private insurance are billed just like at any other primary care clinic.
Tell your student to stop by the clinic and register as a patient and to
pick up some school swag!
Caroline Bleckmann, LCSW, She/her
School Social worker, Benson Polytechnic High School
For all meeting requests click here or use google calendar for PPS employees
Cell/Non-urgent texting: 503-729-3486
Outside of office hours, if you or your loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Multnomah County Crisis line at 503-988-4888.