Irish Nation Newsletter

March 16, 2023

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8 – 4 pm

Phone Number: 541-790-6600

Attendance Line: 541-790-6606

Fax Number: 541-790-6605

Sheldon website:


Career Center:

Upcoming Events



· National Disability Awareness Month

· Women’s History Month

· Tri 3 Begins

· Golf: Girls Varsity Vs South Medford Dismiss All Day Leave 6:30 am

· Golf: Boys Varsity Vs South Medford Dismiss All Day Leave 6:15 am

· Tennis: Boys Varsity Vs Churchill Dismiss 3:00pm

3.21.23– Tuesday

· LGBTQ+ Parent Meeting 6:00

· Tennis: Girls Varsity Vs Churchill Dismiss 2:00pm

· Baseball: Varsity VS Willamette Dismiss 2:15

· Baseball: JV Willamette Dismiss 2:45 pm Leave 3:00

· Softball: Varsity Vs Willamette Dismiss 2:15pm

· Softball: JV Vs Willamette Dismiss 2:15pm leave 2:45pm

3.22.23– Wednesday

· Golf: Boys Varsity Vs Springfield Dismiss 11:15am Leave 11:30am

· Track vs Springfield Dismiss 1:45 pm Leave 2:00

3.23.23 – Thursday

· Beginning of Ramadan

· Tennis: Boys Varsity Vs Thurston Dismiss 2:15 Leave 2:30

· Baseball: JV Vs Churchill game starts at 6:00pm

3.24.23– Friday

· Baseball: Varsity & JV vs North Medford Dismiss ALL DAY Leave 8:15am

· Softball: Varsity & JV vs North Medford Dismiss ALL DAY Leave 8:00am

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Welome Kelly McGhehey

We would like to welcome Kelly McGhehey as the new IHS 9-10th grade Counselor for the remainder of the year. She is a newly retired Counselor and comes to us with 30 years of experience. She will be here on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:00 - 4:00.

You can reach her at

Annual 4-Way Speech Contest

2023 Cash Prizes at District Level

1st Prize: $3,500 2nd Prize: $2,000 3rd Prize: $1,500

Due: March 24th


The purpose of the 4-Way Test is to foster the principles of ethics in everyday life

as well as in business. The Speech Contest is designed to introduce high school

students to Rotary and the 4-Way Test by creating interest through a competitive

speech contest, sponsored by the local Rotary club.

The specific goals of the Contest are to:

• Acquaint youth with Rotary and the tenets of the 4-Way Test with an

understanding and appreciation of Rotary’s ethical standards.

• Demonstrate and enhance Rotarians’ commitment to youth.

• Heighten awareness of Rotary among parents, school officials, and the

community at large.

• Recognize, encourage and reward hard work and accomplishment in our


• Provide an opportunity for Rotarians to participate in a Community

Vocational Service program that focuses on the 4-Way Test as our standard

of ethical conduct.


OSAC Appeal

Many students had technical issues or extenuating circumstances with the OSAC Scholarship Application and were not able to submit the application by the final March 6 deadline. Students are eligible to apply for an Appeal. All communication about their appeal will be conducted by email, so students need to check their email regularly for updates.

Requests for appeals are due no later than March 15, 2023, 11:59 pm. We will not accept any appeals after this deadline.

OSAC staff will review the Request for Appeal and send them an email with our decision. If a student is awarded an appeal, they will have 48 hours from the time we reopen their application to submit.

It is the student's responsibility to contact us during the 48 hours if they are still experiencing technical issues. Additional directions on how to re-access their application will be provided if they are granted an appeal.

For questions, please email

LCC Hands-On Career Day

Friday, April 28th, 9am

4000 East 30th Avenue

Eugene, OR

Hands on Career Day will be held on campus on Friday, April 28

This is an event where area high school students (Juniors and Seniors) can get a chance to meet with LCC faculty for a hands-on activity followed by time to ask questions about their academic programs. Lunch is provided. Registration is open March 3 - April 9.

Register Here:

**Sheldon Students "RSVP" on this form or in C2**


9-9:30a Check-In and Greeting time

(students will receive a swag bag when they check-in)

9:30a-10:50a First Session

11a-12:20p Second Session

12:30-1:20p Lunch and Meet and Greet with Local Employers

1:30 - 2:50p Third Session*

Session information here:

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


A Sheldon Community Responder is a volunteer that responds to “alerts” sent by the 15th Night Coordinator for needs specific to SHS students that have not been met by internal school resources. These type of alerts would be for items such as clothing, shoes, small household items, food or bedding.

A Sheldon Community Responder would receive a text message indicating a need. If the Responder can provide the need, they respond to the text message and work with the SHS Coordinator to secure and deliver the item.

Contact Trista Neuman at

***NHS NEWS***

National Honor Society applications now available in the main office!

If you are a 10th or 11th grader, with a 3.5 cumulative grade point average, pick up an application next week! Information about additional requirements and expectations of members is on the application. All application materials are due April 10th at 3:45.

Parking Reminder!

“This is a reminder, if you have not purchased a parking pass you should not be parking on campus. Unfortunately, there is not enough parking on campus for every licensed driver to park. Parking passes are currently sold out, and there is a wait list that students can be added to if parking passes become available. Parents we understand this can be particularly frustrating when you have a newly licensed driver who wants to drive to campus. For any sophomores who are now getting their licenses, we ask that they continue getting to school by whatever method they used before becoming a licensed driver.

We have students parking in staff parking and visitor parking, leaving staff without a place to park. The Parking Contract signed by all permitted drivers clearly states parking on campus is not guaranteed and violating the parking rules can result in your parking permit being revoked. We encourage you to find an alternate mode of transportation to school, walking, biking, bussing, carpooling are all great options. Parking at the Sheldon Community Center, Bi-mart or Market of Choice, please be advised that these businesses will tow cars parked in their lots. The school will be ticketing cars parked on campus without a permit displayed starting the week after Spring Break. Thank you for your cooperation!”

15th Night Formal Wear Drive

15th Night is accepting new and gently used items for Lane County students

  • Formal wear for all genders
  • Shoes and accessories
  • Donation for dry cleaning

Give your clothes a new life and help students feel their best for prom!!

Donate During: March 1-24

Drop-off Donations: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

Location: Your high school front office or SPARK @ 22W 7th Ave Eugene, OR

For more Information:

Mobile Food Pantry

Come get FREE Groceries at the Sheldon Community Center inside the Aspen Room from 1-3pm on every 2nd Friday of the month.

Bring you bags. open to the public!

Student Workers Needed

Stop by the Career Center (C2) and pick up an application.

The 4J Student Worker Program just opened 2 new Custodian Assistant positions. Student workers must be 16 to apply.

***Summer Youth Enrichment Opportunities***

Mendocino International Summer Music Academy

July 9-22, 2023// Ages:13-20// Ukiah, CA ***Financial Aid Available***

Camp Ryla

The Eugene Delta Rotary Club is seeking High School Sophomores and Juniors with Leadership potential who want to be challenged to grow as leaders and citizens

"Join us for a life changing experience,

Spend 6 days and 5 nights in beautiful Dorena, Oregon. Participate in leadership challenge activities, small group work, team building, outdoor recreation, campfire... and much more!

Deadline to apply: Ask your rotary contact

Where: Dorena, Oregon

When: June 20-25 2023

Cost: 100% Paid by rotary "


Career Center Announcements:

College and Career Newsletter

Open for more Career Center News!!

Sheldon Booster's Scholarship

The scholarship is $1,000 and will be awarded to a graduating senior ***Due May 1st in C2***

U of O SAIL Summer Program

FREE week-long summer programs provide high school students with the opportunity to experience college firsthand. Register Here

Work Study-Office Assistant Needed For 23-24 School Year!

Work Study-Office Assistant

Purpose of position: To assist front office staff with various office tasks, as well as to learn basic job skills to increase future employment opportunities.

Duties: Maintain confidentiality in and out of the office among peers, answer phones, check daily voice mail, take clear and concise messages, deliver notes and packages to classroom, direct walk in traffic, filing, copying, unpack and store supplies, update bulletin boards, sort district and/or U.S. mail, stuff envelopes, fill copy machines, dump recycling, general building cleanup, cash handling, front office tidying.

Minimum Requirements: Basic money handling, basic customer service, phone and technology skills, ability to follow verbal and written instructions, team oriented, prompt attendance, self motivated, good work ethic.

The front office is looking for a current Sophomore or Junior to apply for the Work Study position beginning August 2023 with Sheldon's "Back to School Days." There is an option for 6-8 weeks of work over the summer for one applicant, as well. If you're interested, applications are available with Mirella Jimenez in the Career Center and are due March 15 at 4:00 pm.

Summer Internships!

Internship Dates: June 26- August 9

Interns are Paid $17/hr

"Our Lane's PAID Internships are available to current Lane County high school juniors and seniors. What makes our internships unique is that we find internship hosts based on the interests of our interns. Over the course of 7 weeks, interns will begin with an internship orientation and a financial foundations course prior to starting their internship of 40 hours per week with a local company and they will end with a celebration and showcase event! The entire internship experience totals approximately 220 hours of valuable hands-on experience and work-based learning.

The 2023 Summer Internship application is currently open through March 30, 2023, and requires one letter of recommendation. Those selected to move forward will participate in one interview before final interns are chosen."

Elevate SENIOR Hiring Fair

On Wednesday, April 19th Connected Lane County will be hosting a Hiring fair to help youth find jobs. Register individually or through your school and choose one 90-minute session to attend!!

Sign up by April 12

Student Highlights:

Sheldon Colleens Bring Home 2 State Titles

Congratulations to our very own Sheldon Colleens led by Hillary McClintick. They have had a great season and topped it off at the OSAA Championships this weekend.

The Colleens brought home 2 State Championship trophies Saturday.

Sheldon won state in both Kick and Jazz categories. Such a huge accomplishment

Other accomplishments over the weekend:

Natafira Suryanata won the Academic Scholarship AND the Diversity Scholarship

All State Team

Katarina Escobar

Natafira Suryanata

Brooke Tucker

All 7 Seniors made the Scholar Athlete Team.

Please take a moment and recognize this outstanding group when you see them in class or the hallways. They do a great job representing SHS in the classroom, hallway, community, and the floor.

Go Irish!


Hello Sheldon Families!

KRVM is celebrating 75 years as a part of the 4J school district this year, so be sure to tune in for the Spring Membership Drive coming up from March 3rd to March 12th!

Your support helps us to maintain our Student Broadcasting Class elective here at Sheldon High School and keeps the tunes spinning on 91.9FM, where we make the world a better place one song at a time!