Spartan Weekly Roundup April 8-April 14

Traffic at Buchanan entrance - Update

Thank you for dropping off and picking up your students at the 11th street entrance and diminishing the traffic problems on Buchanan Avenue. Although the situation has improved, there are now drivers who stop in the bike lane on Buchanan to drop off or pick up their students. Stopping a car in a bike lane is unsafe and unlawful. Thank you for helping keep CHS and our community safe.

Gracias por dejar o recoger a sus estudiantes de CHS en la entrada de la calle 11 y disminuir así los problemas de seguridad del tráfico en la avenida Buchanan. Aunque ya han disminuido, todavía hay personas que se detienen momentáneamente en el carril de bicicletas para dejar o recoger a sus estudiantes. Detenerse en el carril para bicicletas es inseguro e ilegal. Gracias por ayudar a mantener la seguridad en CHS y en nuestra comunidad.

Beyond CHS

Camp RYLA 2019 (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp), June 22-27.  For high school Sophomores.  Apply by April 8.

OSU Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine summer veterinary experience for rising high school Juniors and Seniors, August 4-9.  Scholarships available.  Register here.

OSU STEM Summer Day Camp registration is open.  Topics include: Coding, iINVENT, Web Design, Engineering, Computer Graphics, Cybersecurity, Biochemistry, Sketch Up, Computational Biology, Drones & Legos, Powered Machines, DNA Biology & Bioinformatics, Lego Robotics, ActivityBots, Math, Wildlife Science, and Raspberry Pi.

College Application Essay Assistance – Seniors can receive help with their college essays through the Writing Center, located in the Tutoring Center in Room 224.  Students can have their essays proofread or edited through the center.

Seniors – Please order transcripts online at the Beyond CHS Transcript Order Form.  Paper transcripts are not needed for the Common and Coalition Applications.  Still have transcript ordering questions? Come to Beyond CHS or see your counselor.

FAFSA is now open to high school students entering 2 and 4-year colleges and universities in Fall 2019. A great source for help completing the FAFSA can be found here: The Parent’s Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA® Form

The ORSAA is open as an alternative to the FAFSA for undocumented Oregon students, including students who have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status.  Do NOT complete the ORSAA if you are a U.S. citizen or a legal noncitizen with an Alien Registration number.

The CSS Profile is now open.  It is an online application that collects information used by nearly 400 colleges (mainly private) and scholarship programs to award non-federal aid. (For federal aid you must complete the FAFSA.)  You should submit no later than two weeks before the EARLIEST priority filing date specified by your colleges. Check with the colleges to which you are applying to see if they require the CSS Profile.

Senior Beyond CHS Appointments – 20-minute appointments are available in Beyond CHS. During this voluntary appointment, BCHS staff or a volunteer are available to discuss your plans for after you graduate from CHS, Career Ed requirements, and help you plan for continuing education – from vocational training to 2-year and 4-year college. Please sign up for an appointment in BCHS (Rm 120).

Academics

Click here for complete instructions for online course selection and registration for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Juniors:  Smarter Balance testing will start on Tuesday, April 9.  This testing will be done in your US History, English or American Lit, and Math classes.

The African American Youth Leadership Conference will take place on April 9, from 8:30 am-1:30 pm, at Linn-Benton Community College.  Interested students of African American heritage should register through the Counseling Center.  Transportation and lunch will be provided on the day of the conference.

Tutoring Center – The Tutoring Center is open every school day, from 7:30 am until 4 pm. Come to room 224 for help with Math, English, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish. Snacks are provided for students who are signed in and working.

The Tutoring Center now offers a Writing Lab. Tutors are available to assist with pre-writing, drafting, and editing. Writing tutors can help in many areas, including college essays, science lab reports, and more! Weekend online editing is also available by request. Come and see Mrs. Weiler in room 224 for all your writing needs!

Extracurricular Activities & Sports

Congratulations to our Robotics Team!  They recently won the Gracious Professionalism Award  and the Engineering Inspiration Award, and are competing in the PNW District Championships in Tacoma at press time.

Club Latino’s Viva Corvegas Dance is on Friday, April 12, from 8 to 11 p.m. at CHS. All dance attendees are expected to adhere to our school’s dress policy, and any student whose core is not covered will be asked to change prior to entering the dance. CHS will be randomly breathalyzing students prior to entry as a means to ensure that all students are safe and sober. Any student under the influence will receive school consequences and may be cited by the Corvallis Police Department. Keep in mind that all guest passes will need to be submitted to Justin Volker, our behavior support specialist, prior to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. All students and guests must have their student identification in order to enter the dance. Students that cannot provide student identification will be asked to leave.

Join us for our Blood Drive on Friday, April 12. Anyone 16 or older may give blood.  Sign-ups and permission forms are in the main office, in the Forum during lunch, and in various classrooms. 16 year olds need parent/guardian permission. Please donate and make a difference in someone’s life!

Graduate All Night Party, June 7!  Tickets $40.  Buy tickets online or in the main office.  Scholarships available!  Questions?  See Mrs. Neves, CHS Office Manager.

Spring Sports Hotline: 541.766.4912

CHS clubs and sports offer students the chance to find and define their passions, and to make long-lasting friendships in the process.  Find out more about clubs by going to our Activities and Clubs page.

Athletics

CHS offers the following spring sports: Baseball, Golf (boys and girls), Softball, Tennis (boys and girls), and Track (boys and girls). For information about any of our Fall, Winter or Spring sports, see our Athletics page.

For non-school sponsored activities such as Cross-Country and Downhill Skiing, Ultimate, Lacrosse, and Equestrian sports, please contact those coaches directly.

Safety Drills

In February we had a fire drill on the day it snowed!  Despite the mostly joyful distraction provided by the giant-sized snowflakes, students and staff cleared the building and lined up in their designated spots as expected.  Thanks for helping keep CHS safe!