Spartan Weekly Roundup March 18-April 1

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

College visit:  Yale University, March 18, lunch time, sign up at Beyond CHS

Teen Summer Job Fair: April 4.  Permission slips at Beyond CHS

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).


Students who started the OAKs Science Test – these tests need to be finished before spring break, in order to obtain a score.  Please see Mrs. Guenther in Rm 121-A to schedule a time to complete the test.

Juniors:  Smarter Balance testing will start after spring break, the week of April 8th.  This testing will be done in your US History, English or American Lit, and Math classes.

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

Spring Break!  No school March 25-29.

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

CHS Band Concert, March 21, 6:30 pm.  Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble — all will play!

Graduate All Night Party, June 7!  Tickets $30 by April 1, $40 afterwards.  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.


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 CHS practiced a morning break fire drill.  Since students spend roughly an hour on break times during the average school day, the CHS Safety Committee thought it important to drill during that time.  In preparation for the drill, students were trained to report to their next class evacuation zones. Overall, the drill went well, and much was learned about our evacuation protocols during break times. The Safety Committee will meet in March to review staff and student feedback. A major takeway is the need for students to store in their phones or agendas the evacuation zones for each of their classes. Please remind your student to do this. Thanks for helping keep CHS safe!