Bringing a Close to the 2012-13 School Year
The 2012-13 school year has moved quickly, it seems. As we wind down for the summer we take the time to wish our graduating Seniors well in their future endeavors and challenge our Juniors to make their Senior year the bet yet. We are sending 5 tracksters to the Oregon State Track Meet, to compete for State titles. Tyler Cline, Riley Engdahl, Angelica Figueroa, Cole Kreutzer and Mike Wagner. WE wish them luck in their events. We thank Ben Stallard and Bob Lemerande for their many hours of coaching and traveling in working with our track team.
School will conclude on Thursday, June 6th. Driftwood will dismiss at 11:50 and Pacific will dismiss at 12:20. We will be offering a Summer Lunch program again this year starting June 17th . The hours are 11:30-12:15. Students of any age eat free and adults eat for $3.00. We are also going to have the library open during some of that time for reading and learning activities on the computers.
We want to give a big “shout out” to the PHS boosters that organized the Walk-A-Thon to raise money for bleachers at the track for soccer and track. I am told they raised about $3000 towards the purchase of the bleachers, the pad the bleachers go on has been donated and financed so they will be working towards the funds to complete the project by adding the three sided building to cover the bleachers. Once again the parents and the community have banned together for our kids. Thank you to all you participated and contributed. If you were not able to contribute, and you would like to, you can contact Pacific High School and contribute there.
We will be working to complete schedules for both Pacific and Driftwood prior to the end of the school year. There could be some changes in the fall, as we are still interviewing and hiring staff.
We will be bidding farewell to Fred Betz and Lucinda Sheeran as they are retiring at the close of this year. Both of these fine educators have made a significant contribution to the students in our schools. Also leaving are Mr. Ayers, Ms. Passadore and Mr. Breen. We thank them, for teaching and working with our students and wish them well in the future.
Firewood made from the trees that were cut down in front of Pacific High School is now available for purchase! Money raiesd will go towards a new track/soccer stadium with bleachers for PHS.
|Truck Load||$75 - $100 (U-Load)|
|Truck Load (with side rails)||$150 (U-Load)|
|Small Trailer||$100 (U-Load)|
|Large Trailer||$150 - $(U-Load)|
|Truck Load||$75 - $100 - 200 (U-Load)|
|Split Wood (4'x4'x8' stack)||$150 (U-Load)|
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Many of you must be wondering what is going on with the trees out at PHS. Coos Curry Electric is in the process of replacing power poles and lines, so they are in need of cutting the trees. They approached the District on Friday, 4/26 and we met on Monday, 4/29 to look at the scope of the project. Jensen Tree Service will be cutting the trees. As part of the process the trees that are cut will provide firewood that can be sold by PHS to help raise money for the outdoor bleacher project.
Once the lines are in, Coos Curry has contracted for the tree re-planting so the trees will be replaced with fast-growing Leylasndii Cypress. The trees will provide a great barrier and will grow quickly. We will work with the soccer team in the fall to be sure that it does not create a problem.
Below are links to the ODE school reports cards for the 2011-2012 school year. The reports are for Pacific High School, Driftwood School, and the Port Orford/Langlois School District.
January is the month that college bound seniors should fill out the FAFSA forms that allow them to apply for a range of federal financial aid, grants and low interest loans. Even students planning to apply for private scholarships need to fill out the forms. While it may seem daunting, it’s easy to do online with step-by-step instructions. The web site is free and user friendly. Our district is encouraging as many seniors as possible to apply. We have set a goal that 100 percent of seniors, even those who might not be considering college, fill out the forms. Priority consideration is given to applicants who file before Jan. 31. You can make changes right up through Sept. 24, according to the FAFSA web site.
Pacific High School’s ASPIRE program is going strong, thanks to our volunteer mentors. We have 9 mentors this year and are always looking for more. This year’s senior class consists of 22 students and 18 of them are in the ASPIRE program. The mentors meet with the student about once a month to help them figure out their plans for after high school, filling out college applications and scholarship forms. In 2009, 8 out of 21 seniors were awarded $43,700 in scholarships, plus 1 senior was awarded 80% of college expense over 4 years from the Ford Foundation. In 2010, 18 out of 32 seniors were awarded $71,000 in scholarships. In 2011, 17 out of 33 seniors were awarded $47,970 in scholarships, plus 1 student was awarded 90% of college expense over 4 years from the Ford Foundation. In 2012, 13 out of 21 seniors were awarded $51,000 in scholarships. That is over $200,000 in scholarships in the past 4 years, this is very impressive for a small school. It could not be possible without our local contributors; many have set up trusts and scholarship specifically for Pacific high graduates. Thank you for your generosity to improve the lives of our future.
Pacific High School
FlashAlert® gives you access to emergency messages, and weather closure information from the Port Orford/Langlois School District via email or text message.
Signup is easy, simply click on the link below, enter your email address, select Emergency Alerts and click the Subscribe button. You will be asked to confirm your email address and create a password. Then you will go to a screen where you can manage your subscription.
Our school district has selected the Student lnsurance Plan from K&K lnsurance Group to make reliable coverage available to parents. lf you don't have other insurance, this plan may be a resource to consider. Additionally, even if you have other coverage, this plan can help fill expensive "gaps" caused by deductible and co-pays. Coverage may be purchased at any time during the school year by visiting www.StudentInsurance-KK.com.
District 2CJ is now placing public surplus items online for auction. You can view current items for sale here.
As you prepare for the next sports' season and school year, athletic departments have a great opportunity to let families in your community know about Healthy Kids! Youth who participate in sports are required to get a physical and have health coverage -- they are also more likely to stay in school and gain the skills that will help them succeed in adulthood.
Healthy Kids provides no-cost and low-cost health coverage for uninsured Oregon children and teens up to 19 years of age. No family makes too much money for Healthy Kids and the parent's income will determine whether a child is eligible for the no-cost or low-cost coverage option. For example, a family of four that earns as much as $67,200 a year may qualify for low-cost coverage - paying on average about $60/month to cover their kids. Coverage must renewed annually.
Healthy Kids covers all health needs, including primary care visits, dental care, vision, mental or behavioral health services, prescriptions, and sports' physicals. Youth will not be turned away due to preexisting conditions, or be put on a waiting list.
The Office of Healthy Kids is conducting extensive statewide outreach to ensure that youth and families know this program is available and, if already enrolled, remind them to renew annually. We have free materials and resources you can use to spread the word about Healthy Kids coverage, and we have community partners available to help youth and families apply for coverage across the state.
For more information about your school community, our work to reach youth and families in your area, and how you can get involved, please contact Samantha.J.Shepherd@state.or.us or call 503-269-0716.
Now is your chance! We are selling beautiful 3x8 black plaques engraved with gold lettering. These plaques will be permanently affixed to the new bleachers on the North side of the PHS gym.
Each plaque will cost $50.00 and include up to two lines of text. All the engraving will be done by our very own PHS FFA/Ag Dept. Purchasing one of these plaques not only supports our Vocational Education Program, the profits from this fundraiser will go towards the purchase of a set of bleachers on the South side!
There are a limited number of plaques. Don’t miss your chance to be advertise your business, remember a love one or make your family a part of our Pirate history! Samples can be seen at either Sterling Bank or Chetco Credit Union, along with order forms.
Plaques will also be sold at the home basketball games. We have a few plaques installed already if you would like to see the final product.
This fundraiser is sponsored by the Pacific High School Booster. We support our students in both athletics and academics.
Questions, please call: Nancy Jensen at 348-2473 or Deborsha Lashway at 332-0535
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Applications are now being accepted online for free and reduce priced student meals. Please follow this link to sign up.
Children in households getting SNAP (formally known as Food Stamps) or TANF and most foster children can get free meals regardless of family income. Also, children can get free price meals if household income is within the free limits on the Federal Income Guidelines.
By giving of your time and skills, there are many ways you can serve our students, and we desperately need you.
Volunteer to help in classrooms. Teachers always need help, whether it be working with students, correcting assignments, creating bulletin boards, or making copies. This is important work, and will give you a new appreciation for what happens in the classrooms.
Tutoring students before and/or after school to help those kids struggling to learn. Even though we have the highest quality staff, there are not enough of us to always provide the individual help that gives students the best chance for success. Do you have skills in reading, math, or science that you could share with the students? If you could commit to as little as an hour per week, it would help us tremendously.
If you are interested in helping shape the instructional program, and making a difference at the District level, consider joining the Site Council. In 1989, with the passage of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century, school site councils were delegated the responsibility of developing, administering, and assessing programs of school improvement. The councils are composed of teachers, classified employees, building administrators, parents of students and members from the community at large. The specific duties of our Site Council are:
The development and implementation of a plan to improve professional growth of the schools’ staff.
The improvement of the schools’ instructional programs.
The development and implementation of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century at the school sites.
Many of us are under the false belief that we aren’t welcome in the schools, that the teachers can’t use all the help they can get, and that we don’t have the skills to help our students. Everyone has the ability to contribute to our students’ educations, even if it is just attending Board meetings, sports events, or other school sponsored activities.
Let the kids know that we notice and care about them by spending time in the schools and supporting the District programs. Please share yourselves with our students – it’s a blast!
Contact your local school, call the District Office at 541.366.2111, or email email@example.com to volunteer. Thanks so much!