September 11, 2020

SHELDON HIGH SCHOOL

IRISH NATION NEWSLETTER

September 11, 2020

 

WELCOME TO THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR

The Sheldon High School “Irish Nation Newsletter” is sent out every other Friday and is one of the best ways to share our exciting and upcoming events and school information with our Sheldon families and students. Please make sure you bookmark the Sheldon website and the 4J District website and spend some time familiarizing yourself with both. You will find numerous tools for parents and students, as well as updates about our Career & Counseling Center, Clubs and Athletics. Please consider following us on Facebook and Instragram @sheldonhighschool4j .

Sheldon Building Information

As a reminder, Sheldon High School is currently closed to the public. Our building is staffed during the hours of 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and staff are checking both email and phone lines to respond to questions. Our main office can be reached at 541-790-6600.

Resources

Buena Vista Elementary, Monroe Middle School, Sheldon High School

and Willakenzie Church have been providing monthly Food Boxes for our Sheldon

Region since March and plan on continuing to do so thru December. The partnership

between the schools, our local businesses and families donating resources it has

been inspiring to see our community come together to support our students and

their families. Please see the attached for the September date.

Community Responder

A Sheldon Community Responder is a volunteer that responds to “alerts” sent by the 15th Night Coordinator at Sheldon High School for needs specific to Sheldon High School 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 High School 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 Sheldon High School Coordinator to secure and deliver the item. Please contact Trista Neuman at neuman_t@4j.lane.edu .

Yearbook

Welcome to the Sheldon Shamrock Yearbook! We have aspirations to create a remarkable yearbook for a most unusual school year. Our student editor-in-chief and I attended a virtual yearbook camp over the summer and we’ve been planning and problem solving in preparation for this awesome opportunity. But we need the help of our beloved Sheldon community and family.

With our journalism students in Yearbook working remotely from home, we need your help and contribution to make this yearbook project possible. This yearbook will be story driven. Our student journalists want to interview as many of you as we can during the course of the school year. Have a story to tell? Let us
know! Have some photographs that you’d like to contribute? Please do!

To kick things off this school year, we’d love to gather photographs and information for the following:

Students and parents can also download a free app (eShare) to their phones or computers and upload photographs to the yearbook staff throughout the school year, at any time! Please download the free app and spread the word! In the App store you can search for HJeShare app or you can go to www.hjeshare.com . Our school code is Sheldon (case sensitive). Herff Jones has provided a short tutorial on how to use the eShare app: HerffJonesMedia .

CoronaVirus Information

Thank you for being so patient during this challenging time. You can find information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) by visiting 4J Coronavirus .

Sheldon Boosters

Check out Sheldon’s Boosters on Facebook and Instagram to purchase Sheldon apparel. We are making deliveries!

College & Career Center

This is a very unique year. Please make sure you and your student stay in touch with our College and Career Center by contacting Kim Johannsen via email, johannsen_k@4j.lane.edu or phone 541-790-6614. Our Center is a great resource for current college information.

**Lane Arts Council’s Design Arts Apprenticeship Program – The application is available in English and Spanish at http://lanearts.org/arts-apprenticeships/

In addition to apprenticeship sites in Eugene, the Apprenticeship program has expanded to reach students in South Lane with in-person sessions hosted at the Opal Center in Cottage Grove.

Students can choose between virtual or in-person participation this term. In-person sessions will follow OHA guidelines for safety. Note, the fully virtual version of the program allows Lane County students from any location to easily participate! The Design Arts Apprenticeship program offers Lane County middle and high school students apprenticeship opportunities with professionals working in graphic, digital, and physical design.

This is a chance for students to learn new skills and uncover potential career paths over a 10-week period of intensive, direct learning. Students will meet with a mentor group for approximately 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks to work directly on a shared project. Students also participate in engaging design- focused workshops, and showcase their final products and learning during a week-long public display.

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**Completely free and online – RTEC 101 Gateways to College and Careers, for seniors. TWO credits of community college credit is .5 credit for high school! ONE community college credit is .25. The course will
help them become confident first-year college students. Brenda from LCC will cover various college topics such as:

• Resources to help your students manage their time
• Everything associated with what happens after the FAFSA is filed • Academic Advising for their CT major or transfer major

Most importantly, they will have a go-to person during their senior year to help them keep navigating the system.

What do your seniors need to do?

1. Turn in an under 18 form to me if they will be under 18 – attached
2. Have a college now application on file. Our credit application will be homework
3. Reserve their spot for the class online form. That’s right, they do not need to register themselves unless they want to, but registration before the first day is required. We will register them before the first day if they want us to.