Estacada HS Newsletter
February 21, 2020
Update to Daily Schedule - Ranger Time and Home Room
Students will have homeroom on Mondays and Wednesdays.
The purpose of adding a Monday homeroom period will be to allow students to connect with their homeroom teacher to review the weekly grades and goals for the semester. This will also give students a time to schedule how they will use their Ranger Time for the week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Ranger time is a 30 minute period that allows to schedule to be in a specific teacher's classroom or for a teacher to schedule students. This time has been extremely valuable for so many of our students during the first semester.
Estacada School District Nationally Recognized
PLCs are schools and districts in which educators recognize the key to improved learning and outcomes for students is on-going, job-embedded learning for the adults who serve those students. The three big ideas of a PLC call upon educators
1. Focus on learning.
2. Build a collaborative culture.
3. Create a results orientation.
Responding to news of the recognition, district Superintendent Carpenter said, “We are thrilled to receive news of this award. This represents years of dedicated work from our teaching staff, and a constant focus on student-centered improvement.”
Free Clackamas Community Collge Summer Opportunites for Incoming 9th-12th Graders
Sign up by May 1st for either program
CTE Summer Camps (June 15-19) Click to View Flyer
- Health Professions
- Horticulture - Kitchen Herbs
- Music & Film
- Website Design
If you have any questions about CTE Summer Camps, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Scholars Program (June 22 - August 14) Click to View Flyer
Students can take up to 12 college credits tuition-free
Students responsible for all course fees and textbook costs
National Honor Society Blanket Project
Yearbook Orders Due by February 28
The due date to order yearbooks from Jostens will be February 28. The cost is $70 and the online order form is at https://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/high-school-yearbooks.html
Hosting a Foreign Exchange Students for 2020-21 School Year
We are looking for host families in the area to host a foreign exchange student next school year. You can host for a couple months, semester or school year. It's a great cultural exchange for both your family and the student. You choose your student, they pay their own expenses and have their own insurance. Host families provide room and board and the opportunity to attend an American High School. Here are some students that have chosen this area specifically:
Maria, 16 y/o from Spain. Maria plays volleyball, hockey, and soccer. Sher also loves to listen to music and dance.
Seiya, 15 y/o from Japan. His interests are basketball, table tennis, and swimming. His favorite subject is math.
Daniel, 15 y/o from Spain. Daniel participates in triathlons and loves the outdoors. He would like to go skiing and hiking while on exchange.
Jani, 16 y/o from Germany. Jani loves horses and would enjoy being placed in a family where she could continue to ride. She also likes singing, baking, and dance.
Hosting is such a wonderful experience for all!
Clackamas Community Scholarships
It’s scholarship season and there are half a million reasons to apply! Here is a friendly reminder about Clackamas Community College (CCC) Foundation Scholarships. The scholarship application is now opened. CCC awards $500,000 in scholarships every year and there are over 200 different scholarship categories. With one scholarship application, students can be considered for multiple scholarship opportunities.
If you have applied to CCC and have a student account with the college don't miss this opportunity! You can apply by going to the website at www.clackamas.edu/scholarships. Students have until April 12, 2020 to submit the CCC scholarship application. If you need assistance, e-mail CCC at email@example.com.
PTNC Scholarship Program (Application document below)
If you are planning a career that uses tools (dental assistant, wood working, automotive, electrician, engineers, metal fabrication etc), then please check out this scholarship. THERE IS NO GPA REQUIREMENTS. This organization, Pacific Northwest Tool Collectors, is planning to offer multiple scholarships and their representative said that last year they had such low application submissions that students were nearly guaranteed some scholarship money just by applying. Sounds like a great one to check out!
Parents of Senior Students - The FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Currently, we have 20 students out of 103 who have completed their FAFSA form. That is 20% and I am confident more students than 20 are planning to pursue some sort of post-secondary education.
Completing FAFSA is the only avenue for students to receive Oregon Promise, Oregon Opportunity, and federal grants. Additionally, schools and vocational programs use FAFSA information to design financial aid offers for students.
Below is a resource about why should the FAFSA application be completed, and a link to the Federal Student Aid ID website===> https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
SAT Opportunity at EHS
There is another opportunity to take the SAT in school. It will be on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, starting promptly at 8:15am and ending at approximately 11:45am. The fee for this test is $49.50. There is a sign up in the front office. The last day to sign up is January 29th. Please see Mrs. Babikoff if you have any questions.
The next in-school SAT opportunity will be on October 14, 2020.
The school will also be offering free SAT test prep after school to prepare for the March SAT test. Please contact the counseling office for more information.
Did you know...
- Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation.
- Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully or facing some other potentially serious difficulty.
- By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th-grade test scores.
- Missing 10 percent, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s academic success.
- Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.
- Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job.
Jan 10 ACT sign up deadline for Feb 8 test
Jan 15 Univ of Oregon Admission and scholarship deadline
Jan 24 Deadline for students to register for in-school SAT on March 4
Feb 1 Scholarship deadlines (SOU, EOU, OSU, PSU)
Application deadlines (SOU, WOU(priority))
Feb14 SAT registration for March 14 test
Mar 1 OSAC deadline
Scholarship deadlines (OIT, WOU)
Mar 14 In school SAT
Apr 12 CCC Scholarship deadline
May 1 National Decision Day
May 28 & 29 Finals for Seniors
June 1 Oregon Promise Deadline
Suggest to students over winter break:
- FAFSA/ORSAA Completion
- Admissions applications
- Campus visits
Need Homework Help?
Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30
Math w/ Ms. Patino
English w/ Ms. Treanor
General help w/ Ms. Johnson
Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:30
General help w/ Ms. Johnson
Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30
Math w/ Ms. Patino
Science w/ Mr. Kirchoffer
General help w/ Ms. Johnson
Class of 2020
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Senior Final Exams Day 1
Friday, May 29, 2020
Senior Final Exams Day 2
Last Day for senior students :)
Monday, June 1st - Wednesday, June 3rd
No school for seniors
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
6:30pm - Baccalaureate (Estacada First Baptist Church)
Thursday, June 4, 2020
12:30pm - Mandatory Graduation Practice
Followed by - Microphone check for salutatorian and valedictorian
Friday, June 5, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am Senior Breakfast sponsored by the booster club
9:30am - 10:00am Graduation caps and gowns handed out
10:00am - 11:00am Senior Awards Assembly
11:15am - Graduation walk through district buildings (CRE, CO, EMS, RME)
Saturday, June 6, 2020
6:00pm - Graduates meet in EHS main gym
6:45pm - Graduates depart main gym to stadium
7:00pm - Commencement Ceremony
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