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Daily Announcements – April 5

Today is Wednesday, April 5, 2017 and these are your morning announcements:

Seniors: Graduation is just around the corner!
Auditions for Graduation speeches and performances will be held on April 20& 21 at lunch in room F-3. If you are interested, please sign-up in the main office with Sonja.

Our third & final blood drive is almost here it’s TOMORROW April 6. Stop by Donna’s desk in the front office to sign up to donate blood & get a treat! One donation saves three lives. Pizza, snacks, burritos & candy will be given to donors.

SENIORS CAP & GOWN DISTRIBUTION IS TOMORROW AT LUNCH IN THE MAIN HALL.

Looking for a fun, new sport? Come try Pétanque. It’s cool, it’s hip & it’s French. There will be an informational meeting TOMORROW after school in room B4. No experience necessary and we will teach you how to play. Bring a friend!

TOMORROW NW Youth Corps will be in C-9 at 9:45 to present.
Come hear about the different paid summer work opportunities available.

On Tuesday, April 11th the University of Oregon Journalism School will be in C-9 at 9:45 to present about their program. Come join to hear about what they have to offer!

Seniors! The U of O will be here TODAY to speak to students who have been admitted for Fall of 2017! Please join us in C-9 at 9:30.

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Vote LAURA BAKER for The Newell Award!

For anyone not already aware, Laura Baker is the trainer for Sheldon HS. Laura does an outstanding job. She works above and beyond providing top-grade care for the boys and girls participating in Sheldon HS sports. Additionally, she helps kids involved with club teams like LAX, despite there being no funding for it.

Recently the Slocum Center for Orthopedics nominated Laura as a candidate for The Newell Award. This award “recognizes athletic trainers for their service and leadership they provide to local athletic communities.” I encourage you to take 2 minutes to click on the link below to vote for Laura, and write a brief 2-sentence statement in support of her.

https://slocumcenter.thenewellaward.com/show-your-support

Submissions can come from anyone in the community that would like to support their athletic trainer, so please share this link with anyone who has received Laura’s excellent training.

Go Irish!
Dear Sheldon Family and Friends,

Please join me in congratulating Laura Baker who was just awarded The National Athletic Training Association (NATA) and Gatorade team Award. This prestigious and very hard to get award recognizes “Outstanding Contributions to the Athletic Training Profession in the Secondary School Setting”. The work Laura has done, especially spearheading concussion management in the district, set her apart from other nominees and has propelled her to national recognition.
Laura is an awesome Athletic Trainer and it is about time that more people knew about the wonderful work that she does.
Thank you for supporting your athletic trainer and for letting Laura know how much we appreciate her.

Best regards,

Dr. Bob

Daily Announcements – Mar 22

Today is Wednesday, March 22, 2017 and these are your morning announcements:

There will be another LCC Placement Test offered here at Sheldon TODAY March 22nd. Testing will begin at 9:00 a.m. in computer lab A-2. You must have an “L” number to take this test! Sign up is in the Career Center!

The Eugene Kiwanis Foundation is offering two $1000 scholarships for seniors graduating from Sheldon High School. They are looking for students who have exhibited an interest in improving the community through volunteer efforts. They are also focusing on students who have shown substantial improvement during their high school experience. Application information can be found in the Career Center!

Seniors: Graduation is just around the corner!
Auditions for Graduation speeches and performances will be held on April 20& 21 at lunch in room F-3. If you are interested, please sign-up in the main office.

Students attending the African American Youth Leadership Conference on April 4th must attend a mandatory meeting TODAY in B-28.We will go over field trip expectations, review Departure time, confirmed those who are planning to attend.

Peace Jam meets every Thursday in B-28 at lunch.

BSU will meet once again in B-28 TODAY to continue watching the film on the Black Panthers

Sheldon Steppers meet in the Multicultural Center at lunch on Friday to continue planning our next performance.

Hey Sheldon Students!
Does your backpack feel heavy? Let us lighten your load! Please turn in all textbooks that you don’t need for next term’s classes. We will need them for other students to use. Thanks so much!

“Reminder for those students who have a We Believe in You Grade Check Card to turn it into Mr. Binkerd’s office by this Friday.”

“There will be a meeting TOMORROW during lunch in the auditorium for all returning football players and coaches to meet the new head football coach.”

Daily Announcements – Feb 15

Today is Wednesday, February 15, 2017 and these are your morning announcements:

PeaceJam club will meet TOMORROW at lunch this week in B-28. Those interested in learning more about the organization or attending the North West conference in March should attend.

BSU will meet Friday in the Multicultural Center at lunch. Join us to discuss and plan upcoming field trips and events including the AAYLC conference at Linnfield College this year.

Those who want discounted tickets to Churchill’s United in Love Dance on Feb. 17 can now purchase them from Ms. Fitz for $5.00. All SHELDON students are invited to attend, but you will need to sign up with Ms. Fitz BEFORE Friday. The dance goes from 8 to 11 PM. Bring your Sheldon ID. Tickets at the door are $7.00

Seniors! Back by popular demand, a repeat session of finishing or starting your FAFSA, OSAC, Oregon Promise or LCC Scholarship applications! There will be a scholarship lab TODAY during 3rd period from 11:40-12:40 in the lecture hall, C9. Come check it out and get help finishing your applications.

Coming in February, is the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Symposium!! This event takes place at Churchill HS, on Saturday, February 25th and is open to ALL high school students! There will be workshops in science, medicine, engineering and technology and admission is free!! Registration is now open on the Churchill High website or on their Facebook Page! Check it out!

“Attention student body: The boys basketball team is playing South Eugene TODAY and it is Senior night! Please plan on coming to the game a few minutes early to help make the annual student tunnel to help recognize our senior basketball players! Go Irish!”

Come to JSU TODAY in the Lecture Hall at lunch following Interact Club. Today we will learn about what it means to be Kosher & eat delicious Kosher foods! Bring your friends, you don’t have to be Jewish to join.

Attention All Track & Field Athletes-
If you are joining the track and field team this spring there is a mandatory team meeting on Thursday February 16th at lunch in the gym.
The coaches will provide lunch for you.

Students planning to compete in the Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics or ACT-SO this year, need to turn in their applications this Friday at the BSU meeting. If you want to compete and you need an application, come to B-28 and pick one up from Ms. Fitz. Remember, anyone who earns a gold medal at the local level will be taken to the national competition in Baltimore Maryland in July of this year. Students earn cash scholarships at the national level of $1,000, $750 and $500 in addition to other awards, prizes and scholarships.

“All students who come to the home basketball games this week and stand in the student section will receive 1 free bag of popcorn or candy bar at the start of the 3rd quarter. See Binkerd with questions and GO Irish!”

Daily Announcements – Feb 15

Today is Wednesday, February 15, 2017 and these are your morning announcements:

PeaceJam club will meet TOMORROW at lunch this week in B-28. Those interested in learning more about the organization or attending the North West conference in March should attend.

BSU will meet Friday in the Multicultural Center at lunch. Join us to discuss and plan upcoming field trips and events including the AAYLC conference at Linnfield College this year.

Those who want discounted tickets to Churchill’s United in Love Dance on Feb. 17 can now purchase them from Ms. Fitz for $5.00. All SHELDON students are invited to attend, but you will need to sign up with Ms. Fitz BEFORE Friday. The dance goes from 8 to 11 PM. Bring your Sheldon ID. Tickets at the door are $7.00

Seniors! Back by popular demand, a repeat session of finishing or starting your FAFSA, OSAC, Oregon Promise or LCC Scholarship applications! There will be a scholarship lab TODAY during 3rd period from 11:40-12:40 in the lecture hall, C9. Come check it out and get help finishing your applications.

Coming in February, is the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Symposium!! This event takes place at Churchill HS, on Saturday, February 25th and is open to ALL high school students! There will be workshops in science, medicine, engineering and technology and admission is free!! Registration is now open on the Churchill High website or on their Facebook Page! Check it out!

“Attention student body: The boys basketball team is playing South Eugene TODAY and it is Senior night! Please plan on coming to the game a few minutes early to help make the annual student tunnel to help recognize our senior basketball players! Go Irish!”

Come to JSU TODAY in the Lecture Hall at lunch following Interact Club. Today we will learn about what it means to be Kosher & eat delicious Kosher foods! Bring your friends, you don’t have to be Jewish to join.

Attention All Track & Field Athletes-
If you are joining the track and field team this spring there is a mandatory team meeting on Thursday February 16th at lunch in the gym.
The coaches will provide lunch for you.

Students planning to compete in the Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics or ACT-SO this year, need to turn in their applications this Friday at the BSU meeting. If you want to compete and you need an application, come to B-28 and pick one up from Ms. Fitz. Remember, anyone who earns a gold medal at the local level will be taken to the national competition in Baltimore Maryland in July of this year. Students earn cash scholarships at the national level of $1,000, $750 and $500 in addition to other awards, prizes and scholarships.

“All students who come to the home basketball games this week and stand in the student section will receive 1 free bag of popcorn or candy bar at the start of the 3rd quarter. See Binkerd with questions and GO Irish!”

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Thursday, January 19, 6:30pm – 8:00pm: 4J Parent Leaders Network Meeting

At the January meeting, the group will discuss how to maintain a high level of engagement with school fund-raising, and Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas, Elementary Director Brooke Wagner, and Secondary Director BJ Blake will share a District-wide update. Great opportunity for those involved in parent organizations. Bring samples of past fund-raising efforts if possible. Principals are always welcome. Where: District Office Auditorium, 200 Monroe Street.
RSVP requested at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084fa5ab2ba13-20162017

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Class of 2017 Countdown!

Hello 2017 Graduates and Families-

It is not too early to start planning for your graduation and here are some things to remember along the way:

  1. Sheldon High School’s Commencement Ceremony will begin at 7:00 PM on Friday, June 9, 2016 at The Hult Center for Performing Arts.  Tickets are required. 
  2. Each graduating student is eligible for six tickets. (Unlike years past, the limited number of tickets guarantees six tickets per student, even if that student lives in multiple households.)  The first two are free and the remaining four may be purchased at $5.00/ticket if/when the student is “cleared” to pick up tickets.  *Please see the Senior Timeline for ticket sale dates.
  3. Seating in Silva Hall in the Hult Center is divided into three sections;  Orchestra, Mezzanine, and Balcony.  Tickets are distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis beginning with the orchestra seating.  Six tickets will be set aside (including two in the orchestra section) for each graduate until the open sales date, May 31.
  4. Students who wish to purchase more than their allotted six tickets will have to request an additional number of tickets at the time their first six tickets are picked up.  Additional tickets, beyond the first six, will cost $15.00/ticket and will be sold by random lottery and based on the student’s initial request.
  5. Auditions to speak and/or perform at Graduation will be held on Thursday and Friday, April 20 & 21 during lunch.  Please prepare ahead of time and sign up in the main office.

Notes from the 2017 Senior Parent Meeting-April 12

Auditions
Graduation auditions are April 20 & 21 at lunch in F-3. Seniors who wish to audition must sign up in the front office in advance.
Diploma Name Forms
What would you like to see on your diploma? Diploma name forms may be picked up outside the registrar’s office in the main office. Must be your legal name; however, you have the choice to list middle name or initial. If we don’t get a form from you, we will use whatever is in Synergy.
What it means to be clear
“Clear” means that you have all the required credits to graduate: Not just the number of credits, but your credits are in the right categories. It also means you have met the state’s Essential Skills in Writing, Reading and Math, which you began testing for your junior year. Some of you met through Smarter Balanced testing, Work Keys, Work Samples, PSAT, SAT or other approved means. You also must have completed your Career Related Learning Standards, which most students completed in grade 11 Career and Tech Exploration class or for IHS, their Junior Seminar. “Clear” also means that you have no outstanding library, textbook or school fines. This includes late fees, parking tickets, graduation fees, etc. Term 3 textbooks do not count against a student at this time. Students can check in with the finance office if they want to check on any fines they may have. *Please be aware; Student fines from earlier grades stay with them throughout high school.
Process for Tickets
Sheldon Graduation: Tickets will be sold at lunchtime only beginning May 15 and every Mon-Wed-Fri through May 26. Every senior has SIX tickets set aside for him or her; two are free and in the orchestra section at the Hult Center. Four more can be purchased for $5.00/ticket. The four tickets will be sold first-come-first-serve by section: orchestra, mezzanine, and balcony. Students who need additional tickets must request those tickets at that time. On May 31, all unclaimed tickets will be sold for $15.00/ticket by random lottery. Notices will be posted outside the front office and students will have 24hours to claim the tickets. Unclaimed tickets will go back into the next lottery on June 5, if needed.
Handicapped Seating
After all tickets are sold, an email will go out to all senior parents regarding the need for handicapped or special seating arrangements. The Hult Center is able to accommodate handicapped seating in all sections of the Hult Center. You will need to provide: Name of student; special need (ie; wheelchair, walker, etc.); ticket section/color; and the number to reserve: (Hult Center will only reserve up to 4 including the special seating). Please note: If you have pre-arranged for handicapped seating at graduation, you will need to let one of the Hult Center ushers know your student’s last name upon entering the Hall. Your seating will be roped off and they will direct you to it.
Seating order at Graduation
The letter “O” was drawn. Those with last names ending in “O” will be seated in the front and alphabetical from “O” on.
Ceremony Specifics
The Graduation ceremony is a privilege not a right! Students are expected to conduct themselves according to 4J policy outlined in the Student Rights and Responsibilities. Caps can be decorated with FLAT artwork or stickers only. We will have extra caps available should your student come with a cap that is two dimensional or inappropriate. Clothes must be worn under gowns! No horns, confetti, blow-ups, beach balls, etc, that would take away from the ceremony in general. This ceremony is for parents, grandparents, and loved ones and we expect that students act in a manner that is respectful to all.
Graduation Day
Senior Breakfast and Awards is at 9:00 AM at the Valley River Inn. Tickets are $15.00 for students as well as parents. Students are responsible to get themselves to the breakfast; transportation is not provided.
Graduation Rehearsal is from 12:00 -2:00 PM at the Hult Center for Performing Arts. Students are responsible for getting to rehearsal and for parking. Make sure you know where you are parking and if a fee is required. You will get a ticket if parked without paying. Students who participate in graduation MUST attend the rehearsal.
Seniors should show up at the Hult Center between 6:00-6:15 PM. At 6:15 PM, on the outside staircase, Lifetouch will take the official “Class of 2017” picture. We will then line up to head into the ceremony!

Grad Night Party
A fantastic group of volunteers who are also senior parents puts on this party! They still need help and funds in order to make this special night happen. Please contact Sanjuanita Baum at or_baumshelter@msn.com to see how you can help or to sign up your senior for the event!

2017 Senior Timeline updated 03.17.17

For additional questions please contact Sonja Casarez, High School Secretary, at 541-790-6620 or casarez_s@4j.lane.edu.

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Winter Weather: How to know when schools are closed

Winter Weather: How to know when schools are closed
4J Winter Weather Updates

*see Sheldon’s Two Hour Delay/Hazardous Weather schedule at the bottom of this page!

When winter weather arrives, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes. School districts decide early in the morning whether there is a need to change the school schedule or bus routes. These decisions are made districtwide and are the same for every 4J school.

There are several ways to find out if there is a change on snowy or icy days:

• Text-message alerts via Twitter — to sign up, just text FOLLOW 4JWEATHER to 40404
• 4J website, www.4j.lane.edu
• KRVM 91.9 FM
• Other radio and television news stations

If there is a school closure or other change, the school district will announce it before 6:30 a.m. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.

Parents of students who ride school buses that have alternate snow routes have been informed of what to do. Snow route information can be found on the district website at www.4j.lane.edu/transportation/snowroutes.

If school is in session, families are encouraged to consider road conditions in their areas and make their own decisions based on safety. Parents’ individual decisions about school attendance will be honored.

For more information, visit www.4j.lane.edu/weather.

Días de mal clima en el invierno: Cómo saber si las escuelas estarán cerradas
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Cuando hay mal tiempo en el invierno, las escuelas pueden cerrar o comenzar tarde y los autobúses pueden cambiar a las rutas de nieve. Los distritos escolares deciden temprano en la mañana si es necesario cambiar el horario escolar o las rutas de los autobuses. Estas decisiones son tomadas por el distrito entero y son las mismas para todas las escuelas de 4J.

Los padres de familia tienen varias formas de informarse si hay un cambio en las escuelas en los días cuando hay nieve o hielo:

• Antes del mal tiempo, puede suscribirse a las mensajes de texto para avisos (en ingles) — enviar a 40404 un texto que dice FOLLOW 4JWEATHER
• Puede marcar el número de teléfono de emergencia en español, 541-790-7738
• Puede visitar el sitio web del distrito www.4j.lane.edu (en inglés)
• También, puede escuchar a la estación de radio KRVM-FM 91.9 (en inglés), o otras estaciones de radio y de televisión que también estarán anunciando si las escuelas están cerradas.

El distrito escolar anunciará al público antes de las 6:30 a.m. si las escuelas estarán cerradas debido al clima o si los autobuses han sido activados para las rutas de nieve. El distrito no hará ningún anuncio al público si los horarios y rutas no son cambiados.

Los padres de los estudiantes que viajan en los buses que utilizan rutas de nieve han sido informados de lo que deben hacer. Información sobre las rutas de nieve se puede encontrar en el sitio web www.4j.lane.edu/transportation/snowroutes.

Si las clases están en sesión, tome en cuenta la condición de las carreteras en su área para tomar una decisión dando prioridad a su seguridad. Respetaremos la decisión que tomen los padres de familia en cuanto a la asistencia a clases.

Para más información en inglés, visite el sitio web www.4j.lane.edu/weather.
The two-hour delay schedule for Sheldon High School is:

2 Hour Delay/Hazardous Weather
Period 1 10:30-11:15
Period 2 11:20-12:05
Period 3 12:15-1:00
Lunch 1:00-1:40
Period 4 1:40-22:25
Period 5 2:25-3:15
In the event of a weather delay, all activities scheduled before the 10:30 AM start time will be cancelled.