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Upcoming Financial Aid Nights

Monday, Oct. 17th 6:30-8 pm in the Cafeteria info to students and their parents on applying for financial aid and scholarships
Monday, Oct. 24th 4:30-6:30 pm in the library for seniors and their parents, FAFSA Completion Lab/Scholarship Completion Lab
Repeat Session: Thursday, Nov. 3rd 4:30-6:30 pm in the library for seniors and their parents, FAFSA Completion Lab/Scholarship Completion Lab


You’re Invited! Tuesday, Sept. 20th, 7:00-8:20 PM

Sheldon Parents,
Please join us for Curriculum Night Tuesday, September 20th from 7:00 PM-8:20 PM at Sheldon High School. You will have an opportunity to experience your child’s school day, meet their teachers and learn about what’s going on in their classes! We are also offering a handful of informational sessions beginning at 6:15; An Introduction to Naviance, Essential Skills/Graduation Requirements, help setting up your ParentVUE account, an introduction to AVID and information regarding scholarship, academic requirements, and the recruitment process for potential college bound student-athletes.

Thank you for helping make your child’s educational journey a success!

Hope to see you there!


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Irish Call for Schedule Changes – Aug. 24 & 25

Student Schedules will be mailed out on Aug. 17th.  Please call the main office if you do not receive your student’s schedule by Monday, Aug. 22nd and so we can confirm your correct address.

Irish Call:

If there is a problem with your student’s schedule, you may come to the appropriate following session:

August 24th—Freshman 8:00–11:00 & Seniors 12:00-3:00

August 25th—Juniors 8:00-11:00 & Sophomores 12:00-3:00

Please refer to the Scheduling Guidelines 16.17 before you attend.

Daily Announcements – June 14

Today is Tuesday, June 14th and these are your morning announcements:

Please help us out by returning your library and textbooks as soon as you are finished with them – that way we are not overwhelmed on the last day!! Thanks so much for your consideration!

Students just a few reminders;
1. Please clean your locker out by lunch on TODAY.
2. Last day of classes is on Thursday-full regular day.
3. Friday there is no access to teachers.

FREE BOOKS in the LIBRARY! That’s right, there’s a cart with some old library books that are available for free. Come see if there’s anything you’re interested in and score some reading material for the summer.
It’s almost summer reading time! Do you have a public library card? See Ms. Kunz in the library to find out how to get one, or if you can’t, talk with her about our library’s summer check-out program.

Daily Announcements – April 11

Today is Monday, April 11th and these are your morning announcements:
Students! The Oregon Public Universities Tour will be coming to Sheldon on April 12th(TOMORROW) at 6:30 p.m. This is your chance to meet with admissions representatives from all 7 of our state universities and inquire about what it takes to attend their school!!!

KRVM’s inaugural Radio Run takes place Saturday morning, April 16 at Alton Baker Park. We need 4 – 8 course marshals who will stand at designated places on the course to point runners and walkers in the right direction. Can you give about 3 hours of your time? Do you need a few hours of community service credit? Please contact Bobbie at KRVM in the radio building behind the cafeteria. Runners are also welcomed. Register on line at or drop by the KRVM studio for a registration form.

Students! Do you want to be a firefighter? Do you want to be a paramedic? Well, here’s your chance to train for a day! Firefighter and EMT Career Day is coming May 3rd!! This is an all day event at the Lane Fire and EMS building! You will get an opportunity to put out fires, use the jaws of life and much, much more! Sign up with Kim in the Career Center, space is limited!

Do you need volunteer hours? Bertha Holt is looking for 8-10 student volunteers to help with their Multicultural Celebration on April 22. 5pm-9pm. They will need help with set up, crafts and break down. If you are interested, please see Kim in the Career Center.

A representative from Lane County will be here TODAY to talk about all the jobs opportunities in Eugene and the surrounding areas. If you have a drivers License and are looking for summer work, please attend! The info session will be held in the Career Center at 11:00 a.m. See Kim for more details.

There will be another LCC Placement Test session next Wednesday, the 13th during 2nd period, in computer lab A-2. You MUST have an “L” number to take this test! See Kim to officially sign up!

A team of 7 students from Sheldon High School competed last week in a regional Math Competition held at Lane Community College. Congratulations to all 7 of you. Two of our students were the top scores in the individual portion of the competition, qualifying for the state level test. At the Geometry Level… congratulations to Martha Brasted. At the PreCalculus level…. congratulations to Andrew Brandenfels.

Irish eNews for the Week of Feb 22

Happy Monday!  Lots happening at Sheldon!  

This Week at Sheldon

Mon   Feb 22 -Spring Sports Registration opens at 4:30pm in the Sheldon Cafeteria , Girls Parent Tennis Meeting @ 6pm, Track Parent Meeting @ 6pm

Tues  Feb 23-

Wed   Feb 24-

Thur   Feb 25-Debate Club @ lunch, Strings Ensemble @ 7pm

Fri      Feb 26- Mod B Unity Assembly

Sat-    Feb 27-

Looking Ahead:

Wednesday 3/2: Late Start-Staff Mtg, NHS 6P

Friday 3/4: Mod “B” Advisory #8 & SR Mtg

Saturday 3/5: MR/MS IRISH         7P

DO YOU KNOW ANY PARENTS OF our FRESHMAN class OR NEW STUDENTS TO SHELDON? If so, please forward this eNEWS to them for their information and offer them the opportunity to sign up for Sheldon’s weekly eNEWS using these instructions:  To SIGN UP, send a blank e-mail to, with subscribe in the subject line.

School Announcements

Students planning to attend the African American Youth Leadership Conference on March 29th need to return their parent permission slips to Ms. Fitz in room B-28 or the front office. Make sure both sides of the permission slip have been completed by your parents.  Final deadline for is March 4th. Turn your slip in early to reserve your space on the bus.


Seniors! Do you need money for college? Come to the Career Center!  We have over 15 new scholarship applications and more are arriving everyday! Awards range from $500 to $10,000 and some are renewable for up to four years!  Stop by today and see what you can qualify for!


Female students: The WISE (Women In Science and Engineering) Symposium is this Thursday, the 25th! f you haven’t registered, please do so ASAP. Newly added lecture seminars include:  A forensics crime lab simulation and a session on computer coding! Hope to see you all there!


Looking for a job?? Cafe Yumm is hiring! Stop by the Career Center and pick up the instructions on how to apply!

This is Jacques de Saint Phalle, the head coach of the Eugene area HS Alpine Ski Teams. Wanted to make all aware of this great opportunity to learn an awesome outdoor lifetime sport right here in the our beautiful Cascade Mountains!
The high school teams of the the Willamette Valley (Crescent Valley, Corvallis, South Eugene, Churchill, Marist, and others) are holding a fun race and recruitment event on Saturday February 27 at 2 pm at the Willamette Pass Ski Area.  The event will consist of a fun race, a chance to run gates with the high school racers, followed by a pizza social in the edge.  The race is at 2 pm and the pizza social will start after 3:45 pm.  High school ski racing is a club sport and all abilities are welcome.  No prior race experience is necessary.
Anyone who participates must download and have a parent sign the following release form:



Spring Sports Registration is tomorrow starting at 4:30pm in the Sheldon Cafeteria.  They will be open until 7:00pm.  Please bring your forms and payment ready!  Remember your athlete may need a physical as well if there is not an updated one on file. 


Attention all new girls tennis parents!


There will be a new parent meeting for girls tennis on Monday, February 22nd at 6:00pm in room C-7. (Coach Temple’s classroom)


Sheldon Track & Field News:


The Track & Field season kicks off the 2016 year on Monday February 29th! Don’t forget to register on Monday February 22ndin the Sheldon cafeteria for spring sports registration. Check out the Sheldon athletics website for more details.


There will be a Track & Field parent meeting on Monday February 22nd at 6:00 p.m. in the Sheldon Cafeteria.  


The meeting will be a short overview of the season, review schedules and team expectations. New 2016 Track & Field clothing to view and order.


For more information or questions please contact head coach Erin Regali at the following:

There will be a Boys Tennis parent meeting on Wednesday, February 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Sheldon Library. 



Senior Party Fundraiser



Its a great way to start off the new year and wish all those students Happy Birthday or Good luck with their season, whether it be sports, clubs, dance, Mr/Ms Irish, cheerleading, academics…..All shamrocks are $15.  

Choose a sign message from the options on the attached form.


Have a bright & colorful shamrock sign placed in your yard or another person’s yard with a message of your choice and a bag of chocolates attached. Shamrock your Irish player, a friend, neighbor, teacher, coach, parent or child.  All the proceeds go to support our Senior All Night Party at Camp Harlow.


We will deliver it on the date requested and we will leave instructions for pick up.


ORDER YOURS TODAY!!  Contact Amy Wanichek @ to get your “sign” on.


Senior Graduation Party 2016 planning is underway.  This tradition will be held at Camp Harlow on June 11, 2016 after the commencement ceremony.  The party starts at 9:30pm and ends at 3:00am.  The planning committee has mailed out Permission and Registration forms to all students along with the Senior Timeline.  Please mail back signed form and payment, as price will go up from $35 to $40 after May 1st.  If you did not receive forms in the mail, we have many opportunities to get them.  You can go to under Graduation 2016 on front page and download all forms.  Also, someone will be at Spring Registration next Monday, Feb. 22nd and all other senior events such as the Senior Class Meeting on March 4th.  Any questions or if you able to volunteer, please text or call 541-968-4507.

“Attention all artists! The 2016 Eugene International High School Art Gala is an amazing opportunity to showcase your masterpieces. Make sure to submit your incredible art by March 9th in order to secure its place in this black tie event. All art, including film, spoken word, music, and all media are welcome!”


February 24th, will provide an opportunity to support the 2016 Sheldon Baseball program.  Should you find yourself trying to decide what to have for lunch or dinner on that day, please consider Papa’s Pizza.

Print the Sheldon Baseball Papa’s fundraiser PDF and take the flier into Papa’s for Sheldon Baseball to receive 50% of your food purchases.   The program collects 25% of the amount purchased when you buy Pizza Bucks for your future visits .

Thank you in advance for participating in this fundraiser!  Go IRISH!


Join the Eugene Education Foundation at our 2016 Gala! 

Please join us on March 1, 2016, for an evening of celebration with the Eugene Education Foundation.  Our gala, Building Our Future, will highlight some of the exciting physical developments across 4J and how they support enhanced teaching and learning.  With your gifts, we’ll raise funds for EEF’s grants programs, which benefit every school in the district.

Join us at 5:30 on March 1 at the University of Oregon’s beautiful Ford Alumni Center.  To buy tickets or sponsor a table as a Community Partner, visit our website for more information:  Please call us at 741-790-7744 or email us at with any questions.


Please contact the school nurse and health room before students return to school following surgery, procedure, lengthy or complicated illness or a major health change in their lives (new diagnosis or illness, medication etc).




SAIL is the University of Oregon’s largest pipeline program led by volunteer faculty aimed at increasing students’ enrollment and success in college through early exposure and exploration.  SAIL hosts FREE summer camps for students 8th through 12th grade.  Priority is given to students who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch programs.  We believe that higher education is a right, not a privilege.  SAIL is also the ASPIRE mentoring site for the University of Oregon.


What’s Great About SAIL:

  • Camps are FREE
  • Amazing FREE FOOD
  • Assortment of Interactive Camps to choose from
  • Meet New People
  • Great for Resumes, College and Scholarship Applications
  • No Homework
  • SAIL scholarship opportunities
  •  Website:
  • Lara Fernandez541-346-8378
  • Executive Director for SAIL


Athletics-Visit for athletic schedules and activities. Check the website for the most updated play off schedules.

Location: Cafeteria


Tue, 2/23 FROSH II BBX @ SHERWOOD JVII – 4:00 pm

Transportation: 4j activity van

dismissal: 12:00pm

Load: 12:45pm


Note: ADMISSION: $6/$4. Sheldon students= $1
Wed, 2/24 BBX @  THURSTON – 5:15PM/7:00PM

Transportation:  Self



Note:  They will need the gym at 6:00pm to start setting up for the event.

Julia- Mark and I will be supervisors.



Transportation:  Self

Transportation:  Yellow bus- ONe way only

Load: 6:00am

From Last Week……


Testing Tips


Both SAT and ACT  require students to upload a picture of themselves when registering.  So it is very important  to register early so you can make sure you are able to upload a picture correctly.  Guidelines for uploading the picture are available on the SAT or ACT website and we have information in the College/Career Center at SHS on this new requirement.

Be Looking for the next upcoming SAT and ACT tests.  They are required for most 4 year colleges!!  Get them done now if you are a junior!!  Don’t wait for all the applications and everything else that hits in the fall of your senior year! Check the box and take the test!!

JUST AN FYI.   The new SAT will start in March of 2016.  Plan accordingly.


Hello Fellow Irish,

I am sending you this message to inform you that the Sheldon Hall of Honor is seeking nominations for the 2016 Hall of Honor induction class. If you know of former staff members or alumni who you feel would be worthy of induction into this great program, please complete the attached nomination form and return it to me, along with a resume, via email or mail to:

Monroe Middle School
Attn. Mike Johnson
2800 Bailey Lane
Eugene, OR


PICS WE NEED–travels & trips, students in Duck & Beaver gear or at a game, around Eugene, Students with their cars, TEN students, orchestra, band, choir. and IHS.

We have a new website… There are lots of pictures and yearbook news so check it out!!! You can also submit pictures right there. There is a link on the Sheldon home page.


Become fluent in Spanish! Chile exchange program 2016-2017

Short-term, “reciprocal” exchange: You will host a student from Chile during winter term 2016, and you study in Chile during spring term or summer of 2017, and live with the student that you hosted.

Personal care: We are a local and small organization and work with 4-5 students at a time to ensure each student is given personal attention and care. We select our students and families carefully.

Would you like to find out more? Please contact Sachi.


Host an Italian student. Your child will be invited to Italy!

Join the Ergon student exchange program and host a 16-17 year old Italian student for a semester or school year!  The Ergon program ensures a true cross-cultural opportunity:  the Italian families offer to your son or daughter a direct exposure to Italian culture through an all-expenses paid summer vacation in Italy. Ergon sponsors the flight!

Ergon specializes in a rigorous selection process and devotes great care to matching students with host families. Students are fully insured and arrive with pocket money for all expenses.

Like our many past and current students at Eugene high schools, this year Francesco greatly enjoyed Sheldon school community life. Our Eugene host families are happy to share their experiences with you.  To learn more, visit our website at and email our Kim O’Brien, Eugene coordinator, at . Thank you!

That’s the news for now!  GO IRISH

Irish eNews Editor

Kristin Forrest

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