Corvallis High School April 2010
It is official, spring is here! New life is springing up everywhere and
we here at CHS are eagerly looking forward to next year as we complete the
course registration process and build a master schedule to serve the needs for
all of our students. I hope that you each had a chance to go over the course
catalog with your students and spent time together as a family in selecting What’s in this issue?
courses that will help your student achieve his/her goals. But there is a lot of Asst.Principal’s Greeting . . . . . . 1-2
year left and we will need to all work together to help all Corvallis High School District Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
students achieve. Please remember the importance of attendance. Students Spring One Acts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
miss out on so many incredible learning opportunities when they are not in Report Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
class. Attendance is the number one indicator of student academic success. Students Working . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Thanks for partnering with us to help ensure that every student is in class. Beyond CHS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
I wanted to highlight a few, of the many, incredible success we have had in Safety Town Volunteers . . . . . . . . . 3
the classroom so far this year. Counselor Assignments . . . . . . . . . 3
First, I want to recognize the efforts of our math department in implementing Wellness Survey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
a Credit by Proficiency model for our Algebra 1 classes. In this model, the School Board - Calendar . . . . . . . . 4
math department identified those standards which are essential for passing Flu Season Still Here . . . . . . . . . . . 4
the course and moving on to the next level of math successfully. These were Mr. Spartan Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
the standards on which students were evaluated. Students were given multiple After Graduation Transition Fair . . . 5
opportunities to show proficiency on these standards since we understand Conferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
that all students learn at different rates and all students were expected to Luncheon Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
pass the standards several different times to show that their understanding Parent Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
was enduring. These Algebra 1 and Algebra 1a/1b teachers spent countless 2010-11 Budget Preparation. . . . . . 6
hours collaborating about what was helpful in ensuring that all students were Senior All Night Party . . . . . . . . . . . 7
learning these essential skills and what teaching strategies were effective CHS Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
in reaching all students. Their efforts, combined with the efforts of the Spartan Athletics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Tutoring Center, our Counseling Department, the Learning Lab, and many Boys and Girls Club . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
community volunteers have yielded incredible results. In just the first year Soccer Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
of implementation, our passing rate in each of these classes has increased by CHS Library News . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
20%! These are phenomenal results given that we do not offer pre-algebra any
longer. Students who are below grade level are now given the opportunity to Dates to Remember
be in a grade level class but are given more time to meet the standards. These 4/5 Parent/Teacher Conference signup
are truly phenomenal results and we look forward to this program growing 4/9 Counselors visit Cheldelin
and helping more students find success in the coming years. 4/9 Highlighter Dance, 8-11 p.m.
Also, we have had some wonderful success in our English language 4/10 ACT Exam given at CHS, 7:45 a.m.
learner program at Corvallis High School. These are a group of students 4/12 Wellness Committee, 9 a.m.
who speak English as a second, third, or even fourth language and are learning Sunnyside Up Café
English while they master their academic content as well. This year, our ELL 4/13 Counselors visit Waldorf School
department along with many core academic and elective teachers have been 4/15 No SCHool – Conferences
working with these students to gain mastery of the English language which will
4/16 No SCHool – Conferences
enable them to be successful in school and in life beyond. Of the 56 students
4/17 CHS/CV Golf Fundraiser
who took the English Language Proficiency Exam, 29 passed out of the ELL
program altogether! These are incredible numbers and evidence of the great 4/20 Parent Connection Meeting
things happening in the classroom and the hallways of CHS to help support 4/21 Spanish Speaking Parent Night,
6:30 – 8 p.m., Rm. 120
the learning of these kids.
4/24 Mr. Spartan Pageant
There is so much to be excited about at Corvallis High School. I was moved by
4/27 Transition Resource Fair
the music at the Spring Choir concert. Hearing all different types of students
4/28 Site Council Meeting
Asst. Principal’s letter continued on page 2 4/28 Jazz Concert
4/30-5/1 Spring One Acts
Corvallis High School Newsletter April 2010
Asst. Principal’s letter continued CHS Parent’s
make beautiful music together (literally) and singing a piece in Italian about We will NoT be printing, handing
the Ganges River, a classical piece in Latin, African American Spirituals, and out or mailing the nine week report
many other songs reminded me of the importance of the arts in the education cards home during Parent-Teacher
of every student. Conferences in April.
Thank you, Corvallis, for your continued support of our schools. Our This decision was made based on
elective programs, fine and performing arts courses, clubs and athletics, and the following:
incredible staff help to make CHS a place where students continue to learn to 1. The majority of our parents are
become responsible, highly engaged global citizens. using PINNACLE on a regular
—Eric Wright , Assistant Principal basis to check their kids grades.
2. We are trying to use our limited
printing and mailing budget as
wisely as possible.
District Studies High School Schedules We will have a computer and
The Corvallis School District has launched an in-depth study of how printer set up by the Spartan
instructional time at Corvallis and Crescent Valley high schools can be used statue during conferences and our
more effectively. counselors will assist any parent(s)
at that time who might want a
A new Guiding Team for Instructional Time (GTIT) committee is researching
hard copy of their child’s report
the schedules of distinguished, high-achieving high schools throughout the
card. Our registrar, Karen Nelson
country to see how they might be used in Corvallis. They also will gather input
will be happy to print copies of
from high school staff, students and parents to produce two to three options
individual report cards as well. We
for a common schedule at both high schools which would most benefit student
encourage you to come talk with
our administrative team if you have
For years, the district has heard a number of concerns from parents, students any questions or concerns around
and staff about the 90-minute teaching blocks in some subjects, long gaps in this decision. Thank you for your
instruction and open blocks when students are not required to be in class. support!
The district also wants to review the schedules in light of changing
demographics among students at the same time that more stringent graduation
requirements have heightened concern about students who need extra time our students - in the
and help to graduate. REAl world!
The committee is made up of seven representatives from each high school CHS Theater students will be
including the principal, two teachers, one classified employee, one counselor, staffing the Arlo Guthrie Family
one student and one parent. Human resources director Jennifer Duvall and Rides Again concert, Thursday
Sally McAfee, the district’s high school curriculum coordinator, also serve on April 29 at La Sells Stewart Center.
the GTIT committee. Jobs include live sound assistant,
The committee will present its recommendation(s) in December with the lighting design and operation,
goal of implementing the new schedule in 2011-2012. More details about the hospitality, box office, and ushering.
committee’s work are available on the district Web page, www.csd509j.net. What a great experience for our
students, working at a professional
showing of a national touring artist!
Spring one Acts
CHS is pleased to announce their Spring One Acts, featuring plays by Nobel
Laureate winning playwright Eugene O’Neill. These student directed pieces
showcase the talents of student directors, actors and technicians. Under the
CHS Black Box Theatre
supervision of CHS theatre program director Laura Braibish, spring one-acts
1400 NW Buchanan
promises to be a night of compelling and enjoyable theatre.
Corvallis, OR 97330
Performances: April 30 and May 1 at 7pm
Tickets: No advance tickets are available. Seating is on a first come, first
seated basis and the doors will close when the theatre has reached its
capacity.Admission is free, although donations are accepted at the door. (541) 757-3820
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Corvallis High School Newsletter April 2010
BCHS ~ BEYOND Corvallis High School AP Exams
Monday, May 3
SAT & ACT registration is filling up for all of these tests and it is on a A.M. – US Government & Politics
first come, first served basis which we have no control over. You must register P.M. – French Language
for these tests on-line.
The ACT will be given at CHS on April 10. Signup is at www.actstudent. Tuesday, May 4
org. All students should sign up for the ACT with writing. If your student P.M. – Statistics
is planning to attend BYU in a year, I believe that they are now also going to
require the writing. I have indicated to several students that they might want Wednesday, May 5
to take the ACT rather than SAT based on their PSAT scores. A.M. – Calculus
The SAT at CHS will be given on June 5. If your student is just now taking Thursday, May 6
Algebra 2 second semester then they should register for the SAT in June. If A.M. – English Literature &
your student took precalculus or college/alg trig last semester, they should Composition
sign up for the March test. If your student is going to take precalculus or A.M. – German Language
college/Alg trig next semester and may want to go to a more select school, they
also should take the SAT in March leaving room then to take the subject tests Friday, May 7
in June. Financial aid is available, have your student see Nancy. A.M. – U.S. History
AP Exams – To the right is the schedule, the cost is $95 per exams and
I will try to get a break on the two physics exams (TBA). Starting Tuesday, Monday, May 10
January 19, we will be taking a NONREFUNDABLE deposit of $15 per exam. A.M. – Biology
Final payment will not be due until late April. All morning exams will start P.M. – Physics
at 7:30 a.m. All afternoon exams at 12:00. Please have your student see Nancy
Shaffer for financial aid. Tuesday, May 11
A.M. – Chemistry
A.M. – Environmental Science
Mr. Spartan Events P.M. – Psychology
4/1 Rock & Jock Basketball Fundraiser
4/6 A Cappella Night Fundraiser Wednesday, May 12
4/9 HS Highlighter Dance A.M. – English Language &
4/10 Silent Auction Composition
4/14 Talent Show & Video Night
4/17 Car Wash/Can & Bottle Drive Fundraiser
4/24 Mr. Spartan Pageant Counselor Assignments
Counselors have changed their
alphabetical division by a few
Safety Town Volunteers letters, here is the new division of
Applications for this summer’s Safety Town Volunteer program will be the alphabet. We have done this in
available April 1st. Safety Town is a safety education program for pre- an effort to balance the numbers
kindergarten children and recruits teens to help with field trips, art projects, of students between all counselors.
supervision, and teaching. The program will be held at Franklin Elementary We will be calling the affected
and includes morning sessions. students into the counseling center
Session Teen Training Day Safety Town Classes over the coming week to let them
1 Monday, June 28, 9:30-11:30 Tues-Fri, June 29-July 9, 9:30-11:30
A-C Josh Miller – but keeping
2 Monday, July 12, 9:30-11:30 Tues-Fri., July 13-23, 9:30-11:30
all D & E seniors and some others.
3 Monday, July 26, 9:30-11:30 Tues-Fri., July 27–Aug 6, 9:30-11:30
D-K Keri Phipps
Volunteer slots fill up quickly, so be sure to turn your application in soon!
L-Ri Matt McDonough –
Sessions are filled on a first come, first served basis. NEW THIS YEAR! The
staying the same
Club has implemented a new Teen Volunteer Selection Process. Visit the
Boys & Girls Club web site (www.bgccorvallis.org) for more information and Ro-Z Cathy Wright – staying the
to download the application. same
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Corvallis High School Newsletter April 2010
School Board Postpones Calendar Vote Wellness Survey
Corvallis school board members have decided to wait until their April 5 Oregon’s
board meeting to vote on the proposed 2010-2011 school calendar to provide Student Wellness
more time for public feedback. The vote was originally set for Monday, March 8. Survey is an
The district’s calendar committee presented its recommended calendar anonymous,
during a special board meeting on Feb. 22. research-
The first day of school for students next fall will be Wednesday, Sept. 8, of youth
if the 2010-2011 calendar proposed by the district’s calendar committee is in grades 6,
approved by the school board in its April 5 meeting. 8 and 11. It is a
Winter break would be Dec. 20-31 and spring break would be March 21-25, source of data about
2011 the same as Oregon State University. The last day of school for students health risks such as depression,
would be June 16. alcohol, tobacco and drug use;
The proposed calendar includes 2.5 snow make-up days and a new, “pilot” and delinquent behaviors such as
schedule for fall grading and parent-teacher conferences. The committee has bullying, fighting and harassment.
recommended a Thursday/Friday/Monday schedule on Oct. 28-29 and Nov. The Student Wellness Survey
1 for the elementary and middle grade levels. High school conference days examines factors that protect young
would still take place on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 28-29. people like supportive parents,
If the response is positive, the calendar committee may propose similar good friends, safe neighborhoods,
Thursday through Monday schedule in future years for both the fall and spring. community connections and
The new calendar also changes the schedule of staff development days in schools. It also provides teachers,
order to provide consistent collaboration opportunities for teachers as part administrators and school boards
of the district’s focus on implementing Professional Learning Communities at with school climate data -- the
every school in support of student learning. The committee has recommended degree to which students feel they
trading two full staff development days during the year for eight early-release belong, are valued and are physically
days evenly dispersed throughout the school year. and emotionally safe at school.
Teachers would use these two-hour blocks of time to work together to clarify In spring 2010, the Student
what students should be learning, to develop common ways of measuring Wellness Survey is being conducted
student progress, to decide how to help students who are struggling and to in lieu of the Oregon Healthy
plan how they can continue to challenge students who have already learned Teens survey. In the future the
the material. Student Wellness Survey will be
A link to the proposed 2010-2011 school calendar and details about how the administered to students during
committee decided on its recommendations is available on the home page of the spring of each even numbered
the district Web site (www.csd509j.net) under the “Spotlight On . . . “ heading. year and the Oregon Healthy Teens
Comments on the proposed calendar may be sent to Jennifer Duvall at Survey will take place during the
Jennifer.email@example.com or to the school board at schoolboard@ spring of each odd year.
corvallis.k12.or.us. The two surveys share a large
common core of questions, but are
somewhat different. Combined, they
provide school districts with timely
Flu Season Still Here! and comprehensive data about their
Continue to follow these important Flu-Fighter students.
strategies: For more information on the
· Wash your hands often with soap and water! Oregon Healthy Teens Survey, visit
· Cover your cough and sneezes! their Web site: www.dhs.state.
· Stay home when you are ill! or.us/dhs/ph/chs/youthsurvey/
· Get vaccinated. (This is recommended even if you think you had the flu!) index.shtml or contact Eric Wright
For more information, visit: at CHS.
· Benton County Public Health: www.co.benton.or.us/health/flu.php
· Oregon State Public Health: www.flu.oregon.gov/Pages/index.aspx
· Concerned about vaccines? Check out: www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/acd/flu/
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Corvallis High School Newsletter April 2010
Mr. Spartan up and coming After Graduation
Mr. Spartan is a dedicated group of 32 seniors and Resource Fair
juniors raising money for the Mario Pastega House
Tuesday, April 27
and the Good Samaritan Regional Cancer Center.
Please note that dates/times are subject to change. 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Refer to the Mr. Spartan website for up-to-date Harding Center
information: www.chsmrspartan.org. (Conference Room 2)
April 1st- Rock and Jock: 510 N.W. 35th St.
7:00pm in the CHS Gym. Mr. Spartan and Mr. CV Boys compete in a gag-
basketball game. Each dollar donated by the fans equals one point on the score Tips for Success:
board, and officials are subject to bribes! The Spartan Girls and Ms. CV Girls Information and resources to assist
head off at half time in a dance off. students in their transition to “life
after high school”.
April 6th- A cappella Night:
This workshop is for juniors and
7:00pm in the CHS Auditorium. Come hear some nationally-renowned
seniors receiving special education
singing groups from the area! Featured a cappella groups include University of
services and their parents. It is an
Oregon’s On the Rocks (http://www.uoontherocks.com), UO’s Divisi (http://
opportunity to learn more about
www.uodivisi.com), Oregon State’s Outspoken (http://www.uodivisi.com),
the upcoming transition from high
Corvallis’ Absolute, and the talented local high school men’s and woman’s
school to the adult services available
groups The Aviators and The Unmentionables. This is a spectacular mix of
talent, all in our home theater! Tickets cost $8 for students and $10 for adults.
During the workshop, families will:
April 9th- High School Highlighter Dance:
• Learn about the Transition
8-11pm in the CHS Upper Gym. This second annual Highlighter school
process and Transition Plan as
dance is an informal and fun dance where the brighter the costume, the better!
part of their IEP.
Tickets are $6 and students must have their student ID.
• Learn about Oregon Parent
April 10th - Silent Auction: Training and Information Center
7:00pm in the CHS Commons. Spectacular baskets and items from local and offered resources.
businesses will be up for bidding. Such items include a Senior Photo Session • Meet the Life Skills teacher and
from Thistledown, a weekend at a Black Butte cabin, and a guided wine tour of learn about this class option
Mid-Willamette Valley wineries. Come enjoy food courtesy of El Presidente,
• Meet a representative and
Qdoba, Pilos Bakery and more. Live entertainment by Hilltop Big Band, dance
learn about Benton County
April 14th- Video and Talent Night: Services.
7:00pm in the CHS Auditorium. This night includes the Mr. Spartan videos, • Meet a representative and learn
as well as acts by the most talented students at CHS. Tickets cost $5 and DVDs about Brokerage Services
of the Mr. Spartan videos will also be available for a $5 suggested donation. If
• Meet a representative and learn
you are interested in competing in the talent show, auditions will be held in the
about Vocational Rehabilitation
choir room after school at 3:30 on April 1st and 6th.
April 17th- Car Wash/ Can Drive: • Meet a representative and learn
11am -3pm in the AutoZone parking lot. We will make your car sparkle for about support services options at
a donation. Bring your returnable pop cans/ bottles along, or drop them in the both LBCC and OSU.
blue bins in the CHS main office anytime before the event. If you would like, Refreshments will be provided.
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time for us to pick For additional information, please
up your cans. contact SEAC Co-Chairpersons
April 24th- The Mr. Spartan Pageant: Kathy Eckert-Mason at 738-2955,
7:00pm in the CHS Auditorium. This is the culmination of our efforts. Come email@example.com or
see the Mr. Spartan boys compete with dance moves and various talents. The Denise Cardinali at 929-2645, dvc_
final sum raised will be announced and Mr. Spartan 2010 will be crowned. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are available pre-sale only for $15.
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CHS Spring Parent-Teacher Conference schedule: The luncheon line
Date Scheduled Drop-In Freshman and sophomore
Thursday, April 15 12:00-1:00 PM 1:00-3:30 PM families fed the CHS staff on Feb.
3:30-4:30 PM 5:30-6:50 PM 25. One hundred baked potatoes
7:00-8:00 PM became well-rounded meals with
Friday, April 16 8:00-10:00 AM 10:10 AM-12:00 PM cheese, chicken, salsa, chili and
veggie toppings. Butter and sour
Parents are welcome to call the CHS Main office @ 757-5871 starting at
cream were amply supplied, so the
7:30 am on Monday, April 5th to begin scheduling conference appointments.
hungry were insured an indulgent
Please be aware that part time staff (who we share with other buildings) and
meal. Thank you to all who came
coaches (with practice obligations) may have abbreviated conference schedules.
forward with topping contributions,
ALL conferences will be in the cafeteria commons area. Although, we have
salads, and desserts. Financial
hired additional staff members to assist us with the increased volume of phone
contributions provided the funds for
calls during this time; please be patient! It is not necessary to call multiple
the potatoes and catering essentials.
times. The student assistants and parent volunteers answering the phones will
add the date and time of your call to the form they fill out. We always call back
lisa Mykrantz Brown
in that order and promise to get back to you within a 24-48 hour time frame. Wendy Asano
To assist us, please be prepared to answer these questions: Anne Flannery
1. Be sure to give us your name and the name of your student (especially if the last linda Seker
names are different.) linda Burke
2. Which day (Thursday or Friday) and what time (see the above times) do you Jeannie Sifneos
prefer to schedule the conference for? Anita Guerrini
3. Is there an alternative date/time that might work for you (if so when) if your first Ellen Beier
choice is booked solid? Peggy Spiegelberg
4. Which teachers do you want to see? Please have their names ready. We have two Cynthis Cox
teachers with the last name of Skillings (Kevin or Mary) and Williams (Casey or Paige olsen
Julie.) So please know which one you want to see. Dawn Gonzales
Our teachers and counselors look forward to this second opportunity to Sandy Fichtner
meet with you to discuss the academic progress of your children. If you have Theresa Dawley
any questions or concerns, please call Sherry Faller, Operations Assistant. Chris Carlson
Her phone number is: 757-5872. Jeff leonard
Parent Connection - April 20 • noon Jimmy Falkner
Parents, guardians, grandparents and incoming 8th grade parents: please Anneliese Moran
join us for our informal noon meetings held in the CHS Band Room. Feel free Blake Rodman
to bring your lunch and eat. April’s agenda: Dawn Granger, principal, will ladona Martin-Frost
update us on CHS news and there will be presentations about the sophomore Jan Shroeder
service learning projects and the Leadership Class. Kristine Hennessy
Reminder: In order to eliminate
Final meeting: May 18 • noon unnecessary contributions to
our landfills, we are collecting
2010-11 Budget Preparation your neglected Corelle plates and
The process of developing the 2010-11 budget for the Corvallis School straggling stainless spoons and
District is underway. Administrators and school staff are currently working to forks. When you clean out your
identify budget needs and priorities and to develop funding proposals. cupboards, please keep the PC
The public may comment on what priorities should be reflected in next luncheon committee in mind for
year’s budget during school board meetings over the next four months. Parents these donations. Bring them to the
and citizens also may offer feedback during a series of public budget forums, CHS office. Thanks.
beginning in February, during which information about expected revenue —Staff Luncheon Committee
resources and proposed expenditures will be shared.
Check the district’s Web site at www.csd509j.net for a schedule of future
board meetings and guidelines for giving public testimony. Once the dates,
times and locations of the public budget forums are finalized, that information
will be posted on the Web site as well.
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DATES to Remember
Bookmark the SANP Website! April 7-Cover important dates for
If you haven’t already done so, bookmark the new graduation
website that has been created specifically for the 2010 April 28-Speaker
Senior All Night Party! Refer to it often!
May 13-Prom talk and video in
May 20-Seniors will pick walking
Save Money – Get Your Tickets Now! partners. We will meet at the
Order your ticket THIS MONTH and save money before the cost goes up! football stadium.
Just fill out the form below, attach a check or cash and turn it into the main May 26- Dawn Granger will talk to
office. The cost is only $25 if purchased NOW; after spring break the price her seniors then there will be a
goes up to $30. Final time to purchase tickets will be at the door and the cost ‘Senior Secret Meeting’. This is a
will be $35. Please make checks payable to CV/CHS SANP. 20 minute advisor.
Student Name:_________________________School__________________ May 27 - senior potluck at 6:00 in
Parents Name(s):_______________________________________________ June 8 - Senior Awards Night.
Address:______________________________________________________ Seniors are also invited to make
a memorial tile which will be
Phone:_ _______________ Email:__________________________________ placed on the wall of the cafeteria
In mid-May. The date and time
Senior Slide Show (usually right after school) will be
Jan Walker is accepting the pictures for the ‘slide show’. You may send them announced at a later date.
electronically to Jan.Walker@Corvallis.k12.or.us or bring them to the school in June 10 - All senior work is due
an envelope with your students’ name on the back of each picture. The pictures by Thursday, June 10th. Seniors
are usually of the students as they have grown. Group shots are great fun. will receive their paperwork to
get cleared for graduation the last
SANP Gift-Wrap Sale Continues! week of school. All fines and fees
must be taken care of and all work
Sally Foster products & Entertainment Books are available on-line for your
finished in order for students to
purchases. Simply input our CVHS/CHS joint account number (#355744) at
receive their cap and gown.
the SALLYFOSTER.COM website and select your items. Your purchases will
be sent directly to you - while our students receive 50% of your total! June 14 - Graduation is at Gill at
7:30. Seniors need to be at Gill
(Of course, you are always welcome to donate 100% straight to our students’
at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 14th
celebration! Checks can be left in the office, c/o SANP Treasurer.) Thank you
for practice, then be at Gill again
for your continued support of the Class of 2010!
that night at 6:45. There are no
tickets needed and there is a
lots of Volunteers Needed! handicapped area available.
Please consider volunteering for the Senior All Night Party on June 14th. We Please call Cindy Gulledge if you
still need parent volunteers for the night of the party. Contact Nell Kolodziej have questions or concerns. 541-
at email@example.com if you want to be a part of this fun evening. It is 757-0968.
not necessary to be a senior parent. We invite all parents to join the fun and
volunteer! E-mail Nell Kolodziej for information or to be put on the list of CHS Website
Available on CHS website via
QUICKLINKS box on front page:
Senior Parents plan ahead! Gather pictures that give a reflection of your child
growing up, during school, sports and other activities with family and friends. Master Schedule
Memory collages will be displayed at the High School and the 2009-2010 Senior Course Catalog
All Night Party in June. Details are available on the CHS website (Parents – Grades - Pinnacle
Senior All Night Party – Docs) and in a letter home in April. Questions can be Current shows in the theater
directed to: AJ Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 752-0799. Staff emails
CHS calendar of events
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SPARTAN Activities and Athletics Sports Hotline
Spartan Spring Sports We encourage parents to use the
Baseball (Varsity/JV/Freshman) Coach: Eric Dazey 757-3801 PARENT HOTLINE. It is now
Softball (Varsity/JV) Coach: Rich Scott 760-8822 working and each day’s events will
Boys/Girls Track Coach: Mark Hulburt 928-9544 be put on the hotline by 9:00am.
Girls Tennis Coach: Andy Hackethorn 753-5321 Please call 766-4877, extension
Boys Tennis Coach: Ken Stevenson 974-4281 8073 for information about events
Girls Golf Coach: David Zajicek 231-7778 scheduled each day. The hotline is
Boys Golf Coach: Marc Arey 760-3857 updated daily sometime between
Girls Lacrosse Coach: Monette LeMay 754-7709 2:15 and 3:00pm. When the hotline
Boys Lacrosse Coach: Josh Parker 231-5124 is used, the regular office phone
lines are kept free for making
necessary calls due to cancellations.
Remember, if a game is cancelled,
AYSo Soccer Registration a practice is usually scheduled
AYSO soccer registration for the Fall/Spring 20010-2011 (except tennis). The students are
season will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 9:00am- to check outside the Athletic Office
12:00pm at Adams Elementary Gym. The cost is $55 per player door for their final instructions.
ages kindergarten (2010-2011) through high school. All players Reminder – Golf and Track events
must pre-register by going to eAYSO.org; fill out the player application form do not rain out!
and print two copies to bring with you to the registration.
Scholarships are available for those who qualify for the free or reduced lunch
program. If you have any questions, call 929-7422 and a volunteer will return
your call after 6:00pm or email your questions to email@example.com.
All players will be placed on teams for next season if they register during this Highlighter Dance
time. Visit our website at corvallisayso.org for more information about how
to register for AYSO.
April 9 • 8-11 p.m.
CHS Upper Gym
Boys & Girls Club April News
• The Clubhouse After-School Program is open to
all MEMBERS, grades 1-12, 2:45 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Cost is $25/year.
• The Clubhouse Non-school Day program is open to all MEMBERS in CHS/CV
grades K-12 on non-school days from 1-6 p.m. The program will run this
month on April 14-16. Golf Fundraiser
• We are accepting applications for Safety Town Teen Volunteers beginning April 17 at 8 a.m.
April 1st. Applicants must have completed the sixth grade and must be
willing to commit for the entire session chosen. Each session is preceded Trysting Tree
by a Teen Training Day. Volunteer slots fill up quickly, so be sure to turn Golf Course
your application in soon! Sessions are filled on a first come, first served
• NEW THIS YEAR! The Club has implemented a new Teen Volunteer
Selection Process. Visit the Boys & Girls Club web site (www.bgccorvallis.
org) for more information and to download the application.
• The Clubhouse is no longer open on Saturdays for the remainder of the
school year as of March 20. Jazz Concert
• The Club hosts Venture Crew for teens (coed) ages 16 & up. Contact Jack April 28
Standeven at 745-3914 or firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in
joining. 7:30 p.m.
• Current Membership is required for all programs. Register for all programs CHS Auditorium
online at www.bgccorvallis.org.
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Corvallis High School Newsletter April 2010
Thank you library/
Making Reading Easy: The CHS library/Bookroom Bookroom Volunteers!
“I used to go to the library all the time when I was kid. As a
teenager, I got a book on how to write jokes at the library, and that, As usual, we are grateful for our
in turn, launched my comedy career. ” regular volunteers: Wendy Asano,
Mary Ellen Brown, Pat Collier,
~Comedian Drew Carey, who appeared on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,
Lynne Kane, Monette LeMay, Paige
where he announced that all of his winnings would go to Ohio public libraries.
Olsen, Sally Olsen-Edge, Maureen
Carey donated nearly $600,000 to the Ohio Library Council.
Puettmann, Donna Rinaldi, Jennie
Vlastelica and Melinda Winograd.
New Book: Going Bovine by libba Bray They come in on a regular basis to do
This book has a little bit of everything a teenager whatever tasks we throw their way.
can imagine, from parallel universe-hopping
physicists to bizarre television shows to snow globe Donations and lost Books:
vigilantes. It is very entertaining and will keep you
Please continue to donate books
engrossed from the beginning to the end. It tells
and supplies to the CHS Library or
the story of sixteen-year-old Cameron Smith, who
is diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob (aka mad cow)
disease and told that he will die. But he soon meets We appreciate the donation of
Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination, books of any level. If we are unable
who tells him that there is a cure if he searches for to use your donations we send them
it. He decides to go on a road trip to find the cure to the elementary or middle schools
with Gonzo, a death obsessed, video-gaming dwarf, in the district. We also donate
and a yard gnome who might be the Viking God them to the public library or trade
Balder. He has many adventures and makes some them for something else through
new friends along the way. The ending has a twist that will surprise you. This paperback swap (see below).
book just won the prestigious 2009 Michael Printz Award for excellence in Book Donations for
young adult literature. PaperBackSwap: Do you have
Libba Bray is the author of the New York Times bestselling Gemma Doyle gently used paperback or hardcover
Trilogy, which comprises the novels A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angel, books you just don’t want taking up
and The Sweet Far Thing. Libba Bray lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her room on your bookshelf anymore?
husband, son, and two cats. You can visit her at www.libbabray.com. Consider donating them to the
CHS library. If they are in good
~reviewed by Lorrie Collins, CHS Library intern
condition, CHS has an account at
paperbackswap.com that we use
Kay Snow Writing Contest open to Submissions to swap books at minimal cost to
The purpose of this annual contest, named CHS. Thanks to folks who have
in honor of Willamette Writer’s founder, Kay donated many books during the
Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals first half of the semester. We have
in writing in a broad array of categories. Student been able to trade some of them on
writers are awarded $50 for first place, $20 for paperbackswap.com for books our
second place and $10 for third. The deadline for library collection needs!
the next contest is April 23. If you’re interested, a
Google search will give you more details.
• Black Sharpies
Treasure our Books
We do charge for damages, especially to our brand new books. Please remind
students to take notes elsewhere, protect their books from moisture and • Scotch tape
physical damage, and keep track of them, so they don’t get lost. In addition, • Swiffer refills
please remind students • Large sheets of paper to cover
that all textbooks should Judy Westlake, Librarian books, about 24” by 27”
be covered with a sturdy 757-5900 or email@example.com
paper cover. Judi Welever, Textbook Coordinator
757-5896 or firstname.lastname@example.org Enjoy reading!
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