Announcements for Wednesday, 4/11/2012


Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Lunch today:  Chicken Fillet on Wheat, Seasoned Potato Wedges, Variety Bar OR Yogurt and String Cheese.  All lunches served with milk.

Breakfast Thursday: Breakfast Pizza, Fresh Fruit.  All breakfasts served with milk or juice.



Paul Navarra, Conf Rm  10:00-11:00am

Interact Club, Rm 10  12:05pm

Drama Club, Choir Rm  12:05pm

Sophomore raffle sales, Commons  12:05 pm

SEL Meeting, Conf Rm  3:30-4:20pm

CEC Flute Practice, Rm 24  3:30-6:00pm

Hispanic Dance, Commons  3:30-6:00pm

Smile, Rm 33  3:40-5:00pm

Drama Practice, Stage 3:30-5:00pm

JV/V Girl’s Tennis vs North Marion  CANCELLED

JV/V Softball vs Mololla  CANCELLED

JV/V Baseball @ Gladstone  CANCELLED



  1. DON’T MISS OUT!! Senior Sneak paperwork is due by May 11th before 4:00pm to Ms. Peterson. Make sure you turn them in on time or you will be unable to attend this event. Also the Drug- and Alcohol-Free overnight party paperwork is due to the bookkeeper’s window by May 26th. Please remember these dates and have your papers turned in on time. We hope to see all seniors there!!!


  1. Book/ Movie Club Meeting, Thursday, April 12, 2012, at 12:15pm in Room 10. We will be choosing our next book. Bring your ideas and your sales pitch! All are welcome. Dessert will be provided.


  1. Seniors:  The application for the Mt. View Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship has arrived!  Pick it up in the Next Steps Corner.  Due date is April 30, so act now!


  1. Another summer opportunity:  students interested in a career in business should investigate the Summer Business Institute at Portland State University, June 18-21.  The Summer Business Institute is a unique opportunity for high school students to explore the world of business with Portland State business faculty and local business leaders.  The Institute will focus on diversity within the business community and focus on business practices here in Oregon.  The Institute is especially designed for students of color and those with culturally diverse backgrounds.  College credit is offered, free.  Interested?  Contact Rahel Yared at or 503-725-3792 or check in the Next Steps Corner in Counseling for this and other summer opportunities.


  1. Hey everyone, our visit with the author, Matt De La Pena, is coming up on Thursday, April 19th. If your English teacher has not made arrangements to bring you to a session, (ask your teacher) then come and sign up in the library for the period 3 session!  Six lucky students will even get to eat lunch with Matt (and a few lucky teachers). Come into the library and we will tell you all about it. Let’s get a big sign up, come on down!!


  1. The Sophomore class is raffling off 3 sets of 2 movie tickets and poster beginning Friday April 6 - Thursday, April 12th during lunch.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  Winners will be drawn Thursday afternoon.  You can purchase your tickets during lunch at the table set up. 


  1. Sophomores and Juniors:  if you have ever considered a military career but also want to attend college, check out West Point Military Academy.  You can meet with a representative from West Point on May 22 to learn about West Point and the process for applying.  Interested?  Check in the Counseling Office for details.


  1. EXTRA! EXTRA!  New Extended Studies Opportunity for Q4! Global Exploration Instructors: Courtney Lupton-Turner/Jennifer Oppenlander  Are you interested in learning about the world around us? Come hear people from our community who are international travelers.  Guest presenters will share stories and photos from their experiences.   Have you ever thought about studying for a year in another country?  There will also be an opportunity for you to learn about what it is like to study aboard and how you might be able to do so.  Be sure to bring an open mind and your questions as the learning will be around different cultures and customs.   Students will prepare a travel portfolio for their future use. This class will only meet on Thursdays.


  1. ATTENTION:  Senior Parents will be hosting a can and bottle drive at Erickson’s Thriftway on Saturday, April 21st from 9am to 3pm.  The proceeds of this can drive will go towards making the 2012 Senior Drug & Alcohol Free Overnight Graduation Party a success! For pick up of your cans and bottles please contact Laura Rehwinkel at 541-460-3109. Hope to see you there!


  1. The Deschutes Pioneers' Association will make available two scholarships to qualified high school seniors in the amount of $1,000 each. This is a one-time cash award provided to individual winners in the fall for the same year they are selected. Seniors planning to attend a College, University, Community College, Technical or Trade School are encouraged. To apply, please visit with your counselor or visit the Next Steps Area of Student Services for more information. All applications must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2012.
  2. Are you thinking about summer employment?  Are you age 16-18?  Stop by the Next Steps Corner (in counseling area) for information regarding Heart of Oregon's YCC program.  Online only applications will be accepted from 3/26 to 4/26.


  1. Upcoming community college representative visits to Madras High School:  Treasure Valley Community College (Ontario, OR), Tuesday, April 17 at 2:00pm.  Sign up in the Counseling Office to meet with a representative from these colleges.



  1. Seniors: If you have a 3.5 or higher GPA and are considering attending COCC next year, apply for the COCC Honors Scholarship.  There are 30 scholarships reserved for first year college students and 20 reserved for second year students.  For the 2011-2012 academic year, the awards were $2,700, which nicely covers most, if not all, of first-year tuition costs.  You must first apply for admission to COCC and have an online student account, then log in to Student/Staff Online Services and navigate to Financial Aid to find the link to this online application.  Revised due date is 4/15/2012.  Questions?  Check in the Counseling Office, and get more information about this and many other scholarships with looming deadlines (Rotary, Jefferson County, MEA, OSEA, Herbie Ross Memorial, Ladies of Elks, Oddfellows, Mt. View Hospital Auxiliary, etc., etc., etc.).


  1. Seniors:  Are you having a difficult time completing your 2012-2012 FAFSA?  COCC-Madras Campus will be holding FAFSA help sessions once a month through spring:  Tuesday, April 17, 1:00-2:30 pm; Tuesday, May 15, 2:00-3:30 pm.  Questions?  Pick up a flyer in the Next Steps Corner or contact COCC Financial Aid Office at or 541 383-7260.


  1. Juniors: interested in finding out what careers might be good for you?  Take the ASVAB!  The  ASVAB is an aptitude test and career interest inventory designed to help you discover what careers might match your interests and abilities.  The ASVAB will be administered here at MHS, and best of all it’s free!  Although designed for juniors, seniors can also take it.  Get more information at, or check in the Counseling Office when you sign up for the April 17th test.


  1. Seniors:  If you plan to attend COCC, you will need to take their placement test.  Two local opportunities in April will allow you to take the test without having to drive to Bend and without having to pay the $25 registration fee.  You can take the Accuplacer placement exam either on Tuesday, April 17 at COCC-Madras Campus at 9:00am, or on Thursday, April 19 here at Madras High School at 9:00am.  The results will tell you which level of Math and English classes you will need to register for at COCC.  Sign up in the Counseling Office for the COCC placement test.  Don't delay; the deadline is Friday, April 13.


  1. What will you be doing this summer?  Consider going to a specialized summer camp where you can explore your career interests.  Love being in the outdoors and interested in learning about range management?  Try the High Desert Youth Range Camp (June 17-21 near Burns, OR).  How about writing and producing a newspaper and contributing to The Oregonian's web site?  The High School Journalism Institute might be for you (June 23-30, Portland, OR).  Thinking about pursuing a career in the medical field, such as doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, dentist, emergency medical technician, allied health worker, research scientists, physical therapist, pharmacist, osteopathic physician, etc.?  MedQuest (June 18-22, LaGrande, OR) and MedStars (July 17-21, Portland, OR) might be for you.  How about the Center Stage West Coast Performing Arts Camp (Bandon, OR)?  What about music camp, or art camp? There are camps for almost every interest.  Check in the Counseling Office for details, or surf the Web for other ideas.


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