December - 2022
Quarter 2 Midterms are December 8 & Semester 1 ends January 26 (students earning final grades/credits). If students are not passing a class going into Winter Break, we are encouraging them to communicate with teachers about what work to prioritize completing during their 2 week break from school.
Forecasting is Coming!
In the next couple weeks we'll be sharing our electronic course guide & information about classes so students can start reviewing their choices for next year. In January we will share information, videos & instructions with students & families to make forecasting decisions. Stay tuned!
Noticing My Emotions Tool
The Noticing My Emotions tool is for students and their adults to:
Identify how they look and/or feel when experiencing different emotions
Have both students and their adults identify self-regulation “resiliency” tools to use to help students return to calm.
Mental Health Supports
College & Career
Welcome to NEW College Coordinator
Students can find Esthera in the College & Career Center (227) daily. She will be a great resource for helping students navigate the college process no matter what stage they are in. If students need support navigating the entire college process (college & scholarship resources, FAFSA, college essays, etc.) they should connect with her!
MESO Business Career Focus - Dec. 9 @ 12:30pm - for students interested owning their own business, meet local entrepreneurs. Student & Parent must complete form prior to event to attend
PCC Trades & Pre-Apprenticeship - Dec. 14 @ 9:15am
ASE (Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering) Summer Internship Info Session - Jan. 19 @ 10am
All sessions will be in 227 - CCC
College Applications & MaiaLearning
Maia will be used to track ALL college applications and is the portal for sending all associated documents to colleges (transcripts, school reports & letters of recommendation). Please review these Maia Learning instructions on how seniors should be using the tool to make their applications go smoothly.
OHSU Summer Internship
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for high school or early college age students to gain experience in the disability field, develop transferrable skills, and learn about various career paths in health care. This internship is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in health care, specifically with a focus on disability.
- The 2023 internship will have hybrid internship placement options
- Internship Dates: week of June 19 to August 11, 2023
- Stipend: Each intern will receive an $1,800 stipend that will be disbursed over the 8 week, 24-hour per week internship.
- Applicant must be age 16 or older on or before first day of internship
- Application Deadline: Monday, January 16th, 2023 at 5 p.m. PST
Bank of America Student Leaders Program
The BofA Student Leaders Program is a tremendous opportunity for community-minded current high school juniors or seniors who are interested in:
- Working as a paid summer intern at a local non-profit for eight weeks
- Attending the weeklong Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C.*
- Develop leadership and career skills
- Connect with like-minded students from your own community and across the country
Application Deadline Jan. 13, 2023
Register now for the Virtual Info Session being held Dec. 6 @ 4pm.
The OSAC Scholarship Application provides current and future Oregon students one easy application to apply for multiple scholarships at one time. OSAC awards more than $10 million in scholarships annually through more than 600 scholarships.
Deadlines: Early Bird - Feb. 15 to be entered into drawing for additional $1000 scholarship
Regular deadline - March 1
One $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior with the following qualifications:
- Attends a PPS Eastside High School (McDaniel, Benson, Franklin, Grant, Jefferson, Cleveland, Roosevelt)
- Will attend 4-year accredited college in Fall 2023
- Minimum GPA 3.5
Students who demonstrate the following will be competitive:
- Leadership potential
- Outstanding character
- Service to community
- Responsibility & strong work ethic
- Commitment to education
Application closes March 1st.
Renaissance Scholars Program
The Renaissance Scholars Program provides scholarships to talented students. The scholarship award is up to $4,000 per year, renewable for up to 4 years. There are two scholarship deadlines, February 1st and May 1st.
In order to be eligible, students must:
- Be 1st in their family to graduate from a 4-year school
- Have minimum 3.0 GPA
- Have significant financial need
- Current high school senior, recent graduate or current college student in Oregon.
Black United Fund Scholarships
The Black United Fund of Oregon (BUF) offers scholarships for students ranging current seniors to undergraduate college students.
Students applying to the following colleges & who identify as a student of color should apply. Closing dates vary.
University of Portland
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber's 2023 scholarship opens Dec. 9.
Scholarships range from $2,000-$6,000.
Submission Deadline Jan. 22.
- Applicant must be of Hispanic ancestry, permanently residing in Oregon or Clark County, Washington
- Applicant must be currently attending a high school in Oregon or Clark County, Washington or have attended a high school in Oregon OR Clark County, Washington and currently enrolled in an accredited college.
- Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA as evidenced by a high school or college transcript.
- Applicants will be evaluated on academics, extra-curricular activities, community service, written essays and letters of recommendation.
- Applicant must be enrolled by September 2023 in an accredited community college, 4-year college or university, or an accredited graduate degree program
*First Generation Students & DACA recipients are encouraged to apply.