May - 2023
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 8-12 is Teacher Appreciation Week. Teaching is known to be a time-consuming & challenging profession, so this week is our chance to say THANK YOU to those that have played such a huge role in our student's lives.
If you are looking for ways to honor & celebrate the wonderful teachers at McDaniel, we've got a few options to get you or your student started.
- Handwritten card or note
- Drop them an email to let them know how much they've helped
- Decorate your teacher's door with a creative banner or sign
May 22-23 in Junior English
Counselors will be helping Juniors use MaiaLearning to explore their post-high school options & become familiar with the application processes. We hope to connect with all Juniors as this will get them a head-start on everything required as seniors.
Reminder, parents also have an account with MaiaLearning so you can support your student with their college/career planning. An account using the email we have on file was created. Contact your school counselor for help if needed.
May 24-25 in Health & AVID classes
Counselors will be helping Freshmen explore MaiaLearning & become familiar with the college search & filter tools. Students will be saving colleges they're interested in to their profile & will continue using Maia for their college & career planning in the coming years.
College & Career
May 1 Decision Day
Students should also be updating their MaiaLearning account with college admission results & indicating the college they plan to attend. Counselors use this information to send final transcripts following graduation.
Please reach out to your school counselor if support is needed in navigating this college process.
Oregon Tradeswomen Career Fair
May 19 Field Trip - Sign Up HERE
Oregon Tradeswomen’s Annual Career Fair is a FREE, interactive, trades-related career event highlighting apprenticeship and debt-free training options for lucrative careers in the skilled construction trades. It is one of the most exciting and engaging career fairs in our region dedicated to the construction industry!
Oregon Tradeswomen's Career Fair connects thousands of students and job seekers to the wide variety of exciting careers in the skilled construction trades and supports local industry and businesses find qualified, skilled workers.
While focused on presenting these career options to female-identified students and job seekers, Oregon Tradeswomen’s Career Fair is open to everyone! Most workshops are managed by tradeswomen, demonstrating the power and potential of a truly diverse workforce.
Portland Fire & Rescue Career Day
May 26, 9:00-11:30am - Come join the action-packed Career Day at Portland Fire & Rescue! Learn what it takes to work at Oregon’s largest fire and emergency services provider. Get a chance to suit up and try Portland Fire & Rescue's fun physical agility tests. Learn about their extensive public safety services, including emergency medical technician (EMT) training. Must provide own transportation.
Viking Scholars Reception
May 23, 6:00-8:15 pmJuniors with a 3.5+ gpa were invited to attend PSU's Viking Scholars Reception. Students should check their student email for their invitation & a link to RSVP & sign up. If students are considering applying to PSU next year, this is a great opportunity to not only learn more about their programs but receive a $1000 PSU scholarship for attending the event.
- College exploration guidance
- Free test prep & registration fee waivers
- College & financial aid application coaching
- Campus visits & More
For more information, contact India Tufa in the McDaniel Community Partner Center.
Minds Matter is an academic mentoring organization serving accomplished high school students in low-income communities. Their goal is to give students the tools they need to gain acceptance to a 4-year university & navigate the financial aid process.
Minds Matter carefully selects exceptional students from low-income backgrounds. Students then spend 3 years working with volunteer mentors, writing coaches, SAT tutors & college advisors to navigate the path to college.
- Apply as a 9th grade student
- Maintain strong overall GPA of 3.2 or higher
- Qualify for free/reduced lunch
- Committed to pursuing college education
Questions? Email Matt Galbraith.