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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
Inscríbase para obtener textos de alerta

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.

Daily Announcements – Nov 21

Today is Monday, November 21, 2016 and these are your morning announcements:

If you are interested in Track and Field, there will be an informational meeting next TOMORROW November 22nd at Lunch. The meeting will be held in room F-4, in the Art area of the School. Come check out the Track & Field team and winter conditioning program that starts soon.

AUDITIONS for the winter show The Breakfast Club will happen TODAY and TOMORROW November 21 and 22. This is really soon!! Audition packets are available in the choir room or front office. You will need parent permission to audition, so pick these up right away! TODAY will be open auditions for men and women. TOMORROW are callbacks, by invitation.

The Sheldon Career Center and our AVID Program will be taking a trip to OSU for a campus tour along with a presentation from the admissions department, on Wednesday November 30th! The bus will leave SHS parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and should return around 2:00 p.m. See Kim in the career Center for the official sign-up sheet! You must have a signed permission slip to get on the bus! This trip WILL COUNT towards your CRLS completion hours. Hurry! Space is limited!

Do you like dogs? Do you need a job? If so, this is the position for you! A local resident is hiring for a dog walker for before and after school, 2-3 days a week! This is a paid position, and is walking distance from SHS. See Kim for more details!

The Sheldon Girls Basketball Team is looking for a team photographer. We need someone who is willing to travel to some away games with us and come to the home games to take pictures for our team. If you are interested please talk with Mr. Brancato in room C-11 for more details. Thanks and go Irish!

Daily Announcements – Nov 18

Today is Friday, November 18, 2016 and these are your morning announcements:

Attention IHS Students! Still want to get your IHS hats for a discounted price? The $5 apparel sale now goes until TODAY. Make sure to stop by the IHS office and check out what’s left before it’s all gone!

BSU students–Don’t forget! Club pictures will be taken TODAY during our regular lunch time meeting. Also, student wishing to go on the December 9th field trip to the art exhibit “Between the World and Me” a special exhibition featuring the work of African American artists who address America’s history of race relations and civil rights, need to return their permission slips to Ms. Fitz soon.
Our tour allows only 30 students to attend. The first 30 students to submit their slips will go.

Do you like Nintendo? What do you know about it as a Japanese company? What games and characters do you know? Come join us in Japanese Club as we celebrate all that is Nintendo TODAY during lunch in C1. New members are always welcome!

Come to the Native American Student Union meeting TODAY in the lecture hall! Come learn about native culture. We will have pizza and drinks.

Spanish Club Members: It’s time for ¡Lotería! Bring your friends and come play a few rounds TODAY during lunch in room B15. We’ll also be taking our club photo for the yearbook at our meeting. Don’t miss it! :)

The Sheldon video group meets Fridays following school in the TV studio between KRVM and the tennis courts.

If you are interested in Track and Field, there will be an informational meeting next Tuesday November 22nd at Lunch. The meeting will be held in room F-4, in the Art area of the School. Come check out the Track & Field team and winter conditioning program that starts soon.

Sheldon Theatre has two more performances of The Crucible, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 in the auditorium. Audiences have raved about the depth of emotion our actors have evoked in this powerful play about the Salem witch trials. Tickets are $7 for students, and are available at the box office an hour before shows.

AUDITIONS for the winter show The Breakfast Club will happen this coming Monday and Tuesday, November 21 and 22. This is really soon!! Audition packets are available in the choir room or front office. You will need parent permission to audition, so pick these up right away! Monday will be open auditions for men and women. Tuesday is callbacks, by invitation.

The Sheldon Career Center and our AVID Program will be taking a trip to OSU for a campus tour along with a presentation from the admissions department, on Wednesday November 30th! The bus will leave SHS parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and should return around 2:00 p.m. See Kim in the career Center for the official sign-up sheet! You must have a signed permission slip to get on the bus! This trip WILL COUNT towards your CRLS completion hours. Hurry! Space is limited!

Do you like dogs? Do you need a job? If so, this is the position for you! A local resident is hiring for a dog walker for before and after school, 2-3 days a week! This is a paid position, and is walking distance from SHS. See Kim for more details!

The Sheldon Girls Basketball Team is looking for a team photographer. We need someone who is willing to travel to some away games with us and come to the home games to take pictures for our team. If you are interested please talk with Mr. Brancato in room C-11 for more details. Thanks and go Irish!

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Inspire…

“1000 places to see before you die” was originated by our former Sheldon Academy Coordinator, Kerry Couture, and has grown, with the help of Barbara Harris and students, into a very cool geography/adventure/informational wall.  The hope is that in the quest towards graduation, our Sheldon students will be inspired to go beyond what they thought possible.  Sheldon staff believe in you!

Staff and students are invited to come over and explore a building that many don’t know exists:  The H-building.  Who knows? Some of you may be inspired to travel to an unknown country, sample an exotic dish, or open yourself up to new possibilities!

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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

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Next meeting: No June Site Council Meeting

Please contact Beth Richardson at richardson_b@4j.lane.edu or Sonja Casarez at casarez_s@4j.lane.edu for more information.

Site Council

Responsibilities:

  • Develops plans to improve the professional growth of the Sheldon’s staff;
  • The improvement of Sheldon’s instructional program;
  • The development and coordination of plans as required under the Oregon’s Education Act for the 21st Century;
  • The administration of grants-in-aid for the professional development of teachers and classified district employees.

Membership:
Site Council membership includes licensed and classified staff from Sheldon, parents of Sheldon students, the building Administrator or the administrator’s designee, and any other members determined appropriate by the site council, including but not limited to community members, students and business leaders.

You can access Site Council agendas and minutes at Site Council Agendas/Minutes