February Newsletter

North Salem High School


T.R.U.E North


Welcome to Semester 2 North Salem Vikings!

Welcome to the February Newsletter for North Salem High School. We hope that you and your family are doing well. We have a busy month and a lot of information for you in this newsletter! Be sure to read all the way down to the end.

All month we continue to celebrate and honor Black history, knowing that Black History is not only one month. Please use this month to honor Black history, culture, and voices while destroying myths and stereotypes

February Rotary Student of the Month

Please join us in congratulating the February 2022 Rotary Student of the Month for Winter Athlete:


Karaline participates in both girls basketball and softball and maintains a 3.93 unweighted GPA.

Karaline is a true leader on and off the court. She is an extremely hard worker who is always positive and lifting her teammates up. Karaline maintains a 4.0 weighted GPA while also being a multi-sport athlete for our school. She embodies everything that we encourage our student-athletes to be and we are proud to call her a Viking.

It's Time for Spring Sports!

Register for spring sports on FamilyID by clicking here. You must register to participate.

Physicals are also required, so make sure you have a current one on file.

Springs Sports:

Boys Tennis

Girls Tennis

Track & Field



Boys Golf

Girls Golf

International Baccalaureate Information Night

Tuesday, February 15 6pm-7pm

Students and parents interested in learning more about the IB program at North Salem High School are welcome to attend this event.

Information will be available for the IB Diploma, the IB Career Program Certificate and IB Courses offered at North.

Contact Amy Green for more information: green_amy@salkeiz.k12.or.us

American Heart Association Fundraiser

We will be raising money for the American Heart Association February 14th-February 28th. Leadership students will be selling paper hearts at lunch and will have the opportunity to win prizes if they donate money.

North Salem High School Theater Proudly Presents:

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Dear Vikings,

I know this newsletter is packed with a lot of information, my goal is try and offer something for everyone! Scroll down to see if you can find something that is appealing to you. Find an opportunity to help you meet your goals.

If you have not completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the alternative (ORSAA), please come by the College and Career Center for more information. Only 29% of our students have completed the application. Let's work together and explore the opportunity for free money to attend college.

Remember that I am here to guide you and help make your post-secondary planning a little less chaotic. Stop by and say "hi!" in the College and Career Center (room 110) or send me an email. I would love to hear from you!

Chemeketa Scholars Program

DO YOU HAVE A 3.5 OR HIGHER GPA? Don't miss this opportunity! Chemeketa Scholars receive a full tuition scholarship for up to two years in any field of study, including any career technical program. You will need to apply for the FAFSA/ORSAA and the Oregon Promise. The Chemeketa Scholars application for the academic school year of 2022-2023 will be open from March 7 to March 11, 2022. Make note of the short application period. Please, read these instructions.

Complete Chemeketa's admission application here.
Make sure you indicate enrollment for fall 2022. You will receive information about your Chemeketa student identification number (K#) via email after completing the admissions application. Even if you have previously taken Chemeketa courses or you are enrolled in College Credit Now, you must complete the admissions application. You cannot proceed with the next step until this is completed.

Complete Chemeketa's placement assessment here https://bit.ly/3olciFP You can complete the assessment after receiving your K number. We recommend you complete the assessment as soon as possible to ensure you place into Reading 115, Writing 115 and Math 095 or higher. If you have completed Chemeketa college credit classes in high school, you still must complete the assessment for reading, writing and math. We encourage you to complete your assessment by the end of February, so you have sufficient time to receive your results. Download your scores from your My Chemeketa Account.

Obtain a pdf copy of your unofficial high school transcript. Your transcript should verify a minimum 3.5 cumulative, unweighted grade point average and must include grades from the first semester/quarter of your final year in high school. Your transcript must also show your expected graduation date or Class of 2022.

Complete the Chemeketa Scholars online application. Fill out and upload all required documents (transcript and placement scores) to the online application. Do not submit it before March 7, 2022. Application closes March 11 at 5pm.

If selected as a Scholar, you will need to make sure you complete the New Student Web Orientation and make an appointment with your advisor to register for classes.

Willamette Valley Construction Career Day 2022
Are you interested in: Engineering, Architecture, Military, Fire Fighting, or other Construction related fields?

Willamette Valley Construction will host a Career Day on April 19th 2022 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Salem Fairgrounds.

North Salem High School will be taking a group of students to attend this event! If you have good attendance/grades, please stop by the College and Career Center (room 110) to sign-up. Running short on time? Email Mrs. Munguia from your student email and let her know that you are interested. Mrs. Munguia's email: munguia_linda@salkeiz.k12.or.us


Looking for Scholarship Information?

Check out our College and Career website scholarship page!

Click on the scholarship tab at the top of the page to view scholarships.

What is OSAC? View video here

OSAC-One Easy Application for $10 Million in Scholarships. The OSAC Scholarship Application is open. Early Bird deadline is February 15; final deadline March 1, 2022 5:00 pm PST.

What is Oregon Promise? View video here

Oregon Promise is a state grant that helps to cover tuition costs at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates and GED® test graduates. Students must apply during their senior year or immediately after GED® test completion. Find your deadline here.

  • Be a recent Oregon high school graduate or GED® test graduate.
  • Attend an Oregon community college by your required start term, based on your graduation date.
  • Have a 2.50 cumulative high school GPA or higher, or a 145 grade on all GED® tests.
  • Be an Oregon resident for at least 12 months prior to college attendance. For dependent students, your parent(s) must also live in Oregon.
  • Have no more than 90 college credits completed or attempted.
Students may be subject to eligibility requirements based on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC). EFC eligibility requirements are subject to change based on available funding.


Attention Seniors!

Counselors are preparing “Senior Letters” to send out for Semester 2. Help us help you by making sure you’re enrolled in any and all classes you will need to graduate in Semester 2! You can check your graduation requirements on StudentVUE.

Forecasting for 2022-2023

Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors are in the process of selecting classes for the next school year. Selection of classes is very important for us to do the planning and building of our Master Schedule for next year.

Be sure to check out this video that offers leadership advice for incoming freshman.

Schedule Change Requests for Semester 2 are Complete

Schedules should be complete and accurate for Semester 2. No student-requested schedule changes will be accepted at this time.

Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Resources

Mental health resources are available to students and families should you find yourself or anyone in your family experiencing struggles with mental health or suicide ideation. Here is a list of services available:

Marion County Youth and Family Crisis Services: Call: 503-576-4673

Oregon Youthline: Call: 1-877-968-8491

Text teen2teen: 839863

Email: Tean2Teen@LinesforLife.org

Chat: https://oregonyouthline.org/

Psychiatric Crisis Center: Call: 503-585-4949

Suicide/Crisis Hotline: Call: 503-581-5535 OR 1-800-560-5535

National Hopeline Network: 1-800-784-2433