Irish Nation Newsletter
October 7, 2022
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
10.01.22 - 10.31.22 LGBTQ+ History Month
10.14.22 NO SCHOOL - Progress Reports
10.17.22 - 10.21.22 Spirit Week
10.18.22 9th Grade Success Night
10.18.22 LGBTQ+ Parent & Student Night
10.19.22 School Board Meeting
10.20.22 Sheldon Screening of "I'm Not Racist ... Am I?"
10.22.22 Homecoming Dance
10.27.22 LifeTouch Retake Photos
Spirit Week - Leading up to Homecoming
Our Homecoming Spirit Week is next week and we'd love for you to join us by dressing up. Here are the themes:
- Monday - Pajama Day
- Tuesday - Twin Day
- Wednesday - Y2K Day (dress like the 2000s)
- Thursday - Construction Day
- Friday - Country vs. City Day
Senior Ads for Yearbook
Sheldon Screening of "I'm Not a Racist ... Am I?"
The Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Instruction will be hosting a screening of the film I’m Not Racist…Am I? at Sheldon High School.
This film follows a diverse group of 12 students over the course of one school year who come together for a yearlong exploration of race and racism as part of the Calhoun School’s national Deconstructing Race initiative. This film is sure to bring up a wide range of emotions and may jump-start some difficult conversations at home and in the classroom for students. While we hope that most of the discussions regarding this film take place between students and their families, we understand that topics at home often make their way to school.
Register here: https://forms.gle/xQZ19tHQCxZAL3Ug8
Thu, Oct 20, 2022, 6:00 – 9:00 p
Sheldon High School Auditorium
- Orders can be placed online at https://minersgrad.com or click on the flyer above to be redirected to this website.
- Graduation announcements and other printed materials will be distributed in early April.
- Cap and gown units will be distributed in early April.
- Class Rings and Letterman Jackets may be ordered online throughout the school year.
- If you have any questions, please contact Miners Graduate Services by email or phone. The contact information is below:
Miners Graduate Services
1885 River Road • Eugene, OR 97404
(541) 689-4588 • firstname.lastname@example.org
This code will be available for ordering before the event and for 2 days after. There will be a new code to use for ordering once the proofs arrive.
Thu, Oct 27, 2022, 8:00 a – 12:00 p
Sheldon High School (Cafeteria)
National Recognition Program Award
Congratulations to Sheldon High School's Emily Vasquez-silva and Israel (Izzy) Salinas, who are two of 62,000 students from across the country to earn academic honors from the College Board’s National Recognition Programs! These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs use these honors to identify students from underrepresented groups through College Board’s Student Search Service.
Emily and Israel] earned this recognition by excelling on their PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams and in their classrooms. Students who may be eligible have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams; and are African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town. Eligible students are invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year, and are awarded at the beginning of the next school year.
ASB Hosted Affinity Group & Club Fair
Affinity Group & Club Fair Special Schedule
Wednesday, October 19th, 2022
1st Period 8:30-9:36 66 mins.
Passing (5 min.) 9:36-9:41 5 min.
2nd Period 9:41-10:47 66 mins.
Passing (15 min.) 10:47-11:02 15 min.
3rd Period 11:02-12:09 67 mins.
Lunch (40 min.) 12:09-12:49 40 min.
4th Period & Club Fair 12:49-2:19 90 mins.
Passing (5 min.) 2:19-2:24 5 min.
5th Period 2:24-3:30 66 mins.
4th period classes rotate through the Affinity Group & Club Fair on a set schedule. These rotations include transition time.
Announcements will be made for each rotation group.
The Affinity Group & Club Fair is located in the courtyard
Teachers bring their classes through the club fair locations and then back to class.
Wed, Oct 19, 2022, 12:45 – 2:15 p
Sheldon High School Courtyard
4J School Board looks for Student Reps
La Junta Escolar 4J busca Representantes Estudiantiles
ATENCIÓN: ¡Estudiantes de secundaria! La junta escolar de 4J cree que la perspectiva de los estudiantes es un componente fundamental para la toma de decisiones de calidad, ya que lideran y establecen la dirección del distrito escolar. Para obtener la perspectiva de los estudiantes, la junta está buscando representantes estudiantiles para servir en la junta escolar. Obtenga más información y presente su solicitud antes del 25 de octubre: bit.ly/4Jstudentrep
In today’s schools, there are simply far more jobs and responsibilities than there are people to do them. By helping with special events and routine tasks, volunteers allow teachers and staff to focus more on helping children learn and grow. The school can accomplish more, and offer children and families more services, with the help of volunteers. Every 4J school welcomes and appreciates volunteers. Many volunteers work a few hours per week; others help intermittently. Opportunities include Library assistance, Field Trips, Career Center assistance, stuffing envelopes, helping at school events like registration and dances, campus supervision, and more!
To get started, you must first visit each of these links below, following all the steps and filling out the appropriate forms. We can then get you ready to help!!
New Resource Available through FOOD for Lane County
FOOD For Lane County is excited to announce the launch of our new, person-centered care coordination platform powered by Unite Us. This platform is meant to connect individuals with resources to help stretch their food budget and make sure there is food on the table every day. By completing the short form on their website, individuals can be entered into a secure, coordinated network of community resources and connected with a specialist within two business days. The information entered is completely confidential and there is no cost for this service.
Nuevo recurso disponible a través de FOOD for Lane County
FOOD For Lane County se complace en anunciar el lanzamiento de la nueva plataforma de atención personalizada creada por Unite Us. Esta plataforma ha sido elaborada a fin de que los usuarios reciban ayuda alimentaria, asegurándonos que puedan utilizar sus recursos para que su presupuesto les rinda y no les falte comida. Al completar el formulario con su información en el sitio de internet, los usuarios serán parte de una red de apoyo confiable y en dos días hábiles serán contactados por un especialista. Tenga en cuenta que la información proporcionada es confidencial y la ayuda es gratuita.
Student Voter Information
Plan to encourage voter registration and voting
(1) Each school district that includes a public high school shall adopt a plan to encourage students to register to vote and vote in elections, including but not limited to:
(a) Posting a link to the electronic voter registration website maintained by the Secretary of State on the Internet home webpage, if any, of each public high school; and
(b) Making materials developed by the Secretary of State relating to voting and voter registration readily available to students at each public high school.
(2) The State Board of Education shall by rule incorporate voter registration skills into the Essential Learning Skills. [2009 c.702 §1]
Sheldon High School Winter Sports and Activities Registration
Sheldon High School Athletics is excited to return for our WinterSports. SHS offers the following OSAA sports and activities for the upcoming winter season: Cheer, Dance, Boys and Girls Basketball, Swimming, and Wrestling.
Practices Begin November 14th.
The first official day of practices/tryouts is Monday, November 14th. Contact information for your coach can be found sheldonirishathletics.com. Please reach out to the coach of that sport for practice schedules.
To be eligible to practice or tryout, your child must
1) be enrolled as a student at Sheldon High School or
2) live within our defined school boundaries and be a registered home school student, attend a certified on-line school, or attend a private school.
Students must also be registered through Family ID, our online athletic and activity website for OSAA Sports and Activities. Your child will also require an up-to-date pre-participation physical exam before taking part in any official practices. The Family ID registration website can be accessed at this link https://www.familyid.com/sheldon-high-school
Payment will open on 10/14 on SchoolPay (link in FamilyID). Payment can also be made in our front office. Payment is due at registration.
Please contact Athletic Director Ricky Rodriguez with questions.
Class of 2023 - Senior Grad Night Celebration
Blurb for Sheldon HS Newsletter
Senior Parents, graduation is right around the corner (June 10th 2023, 7pm at The Eugene Hult Center) and right after that the parent sponsored all-night party for the graduates. The planning for the party has started we need your help.
1. We need parent contact information sent to SheldonIrish2023@gmail.com. Please send students’ full name, parents’ full name, parent’s e mail address(s) and parent cell number(s). 4j does not allow this information to be shared with Grad Night Committee, so PLEASE submit your contact information.
2. We need volunteers for the last 4 U of O Ducks home football games at Autzen. URGENT need, we still need to fill 5 spots for this Saturday’s game. This is our biggest and most important fundraiser. We have the opportunity to raise over $10,000 for Grad Night but only if we fill the spots! Anyone 14 or older can volunteer and students can earn CAS, NHS and any other kinds of hours they need. Link for more information and to sign up is below.
3. Please follow Sheldon-Class_of_2023 on Instagram and Sheldon High School Class of 2023 on Facebook to stay up to date on senior year information.
Sign Up for Autzen Fundraiser:
Looking forward to a great year. Go Irish!
2023 Grad Night Committee
Get to School Safely!
We encourage students to get to school using active transportation like walking, biking, skating and scooting, or shared transportation like busing and carpooling. It’s great for their health and the environment and makes the space around our school safer and less trafficked.
Please take a look at the safety tip sheets for walking and biking on our regional Safe Routes to School website, and go over some of the safety tips with your student: https://www.eugenespringfieldsrts.org/local-resources
Finally, when choosing a walking or biking route, try a route other than the one you would use to drive to school. Sidewalk riding on busy streets is dangerous because people driving don’t expect people biking on sidewalks. Quieter neighborhood streets may be a better option. Safe Routes to School has walking maps on their website, here: https://www.eugenespringfieldsrts.org/maps-for-biking-and-walking You can also connect with our Safe Routes to School staff for route planning assistance at email@example.com or 541-790-7539.
¡Llegue a la escuela con seguridad!
Alentamos a los estudiantes a llegar a la escuela utilizando medios de transporte activos, como caminar, andar en bicicleta, patinar y andar en patineta, o medios de transporte compartidos, como autobuses y vehículos compartidos. Es excelente para su salud y el medio ambiente y hace que el espacio alrededor de nuestra escuela sea más seguro y menos transitado.
Eche un vistazo a las hojas de consejos de seguridad para caminar y andar en bicicleta en el sitio web de Rutas seguras a la escuela de nuestra región, y repase algunos de los consejos de seguridad con su estudiante: https://www.eugenespringfieldsrts.org/local-resources
Finalmente, cuando elija una ruta para caminar o andar en bicicleta, pruebe con una ruta diferente a la que usaría para conducir a la escuela. Andar en bicicleta en las aceras es peligroso porque las personas que manejan no esperan que las personas anden en bicicleta en las aceras. Las calles más tranquilas del vecindario pueden ser una mejor opción. Safe Routes to School tiene mapas para caminar en su sitio web, aquí: https://www.eugenespringfieldsrts.org/maps-for-biking-and-walking También puede conectarse con nuestro personal de Safe Routes to School para obtener asistencia en la planificación de rutas en mazze_s@ 4j.lane.edu o 541-790-7539.
Sheldon Colleens - Fall Dance Showcase
Sat, Oct 29, 2022, 12:30 PM
Sheldon High School - Main Gym
Sheldon Colleens - Dance Clinic (Ages 4 - Grade 8)
Sat, Oct 29, 2022, 9:00 – 11:00 a
Sheldon High School - Main Gym
Host an Italian student, enjoy a true cultural exchange. Your child will be invited to Italy!
Join the Ergon cross cultural exchange program! As a family you will have the enriching and fun experience of hosting a 16-17-year-old Italian student for the 2023-24 school year, for either half or all the school year.
The Ergon program ensures a unique cross-cultural opportunity: the Italian families offer to your son or daughter a direct exposure to Italian culture through an all-expenses paid vacation in Italy in the summer following the visit, and Ergon sponsors the flight!
We’ve had many 4J host families who shared their homes with an Italian student; many of those visits have turned into long-term friendships for themselves and their children.
Our current and former host parents are happy to share their experiences with you. Ergon specializes in a rigorous selection process and carefully match students with host families. Students are fully insured and arrive with pocket money for all expenses.
To learn more, please email Eugene coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit our website at www.ergon-se.org.