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1 \ CLASS OF 2015 January 6, 2015 Volume 15, Issue 5 Clackamas High School North Clackamas School Dist #12 West Campus SE 122 nd Avenue Clackamas, Oregon (503) East Campus SE 132 nd Avenue Clackamas, Oregon Inside this Issue: Ø Midterm Reports Ø Important Events Ø College Oregon Events in the Portland Area Ø Aspire Tips for the upcoming months Senior Notes For Seniors and their Parents DEADLINES~DEADLINES~DEADLINES~DEADLINES FAFSA February 1, 2015 University of Oregon January 15, 2015 Oregon State University February 1, 2015 OSAC Scholarship Early Bird Feb 17 Regular Deadline Mar 2 Midterm reports SENIORS: Please check your college applications carefully, especially those selective colleges with early application deadlines. Many colleges have specific mid-term report forms to be sent by your counselor along with an up-todate transcript showing your 7 th semester grades. If you are not on Common App or using SendEdu, please make sure to your counselor if you need a midterm report and 7 th semester transcript sent. Most schools that need a mid-year report and 7 th semester grades would like them at the beginning of February, after final exams. Even if a mid-term report isn t required, many colleges will still want your 7 th semester grades. Ø CHS Scholarships Way to Go, Seniors!!! Ø Northwest Youth Careers Expo Ø Reminder to make a senior appointment with your counselor. 1

2 Important Events for : January 1 February 1 FAFSA application site opens Priority deadline for FAFSA February 17 March 2 March 18 Early Bird deadline for the OSAC scholarship Final Deadline to submit your OSAC Application Oregon Public University Spring Tour at CHS 7:00 PM CHS Auditorium All grades welcome April 18 ACT at CHS (Register by March 13) April 26 Center PNACAC Spring College Fair 12:00 3:00 PM University of Portland Chiles June 2 Graduation for class of :00 PM June 6 SAT at CHS (Register by May 8) S C H O L A R S H I P S L o o k i n g 2 f So r C Hs O c

3 College Goal Oregon Events in our Area This is an opportunity for high school seniors, new students and returning students to complete the FAFSA application for the award year. Students wishing to complete the FAFSA at the event will need to bring the following information: A.)Personal information Legal name, social security number, date of birth, address. B.)Financial information W-2 or last paycheck stub in Asset information for business and/or farm. Balance of checking/saving. Dates and Locations: January 12 January 13 January 14 January 15 January 24 PCC Cascades PCC Sylvania PCC Rock Creek, Beaverton H.S. PCC Southeast Campus Mt. Hood Community 9:00 AM 1:00 PM JANUARY--FEBRUARY MARCH FAFSA forms should be in. If your taxes are not completed, fill out an estimated form there is a place to indicate that you will be filing. The form will be returned to you for updating at a later time, at which time the tax information can be updated, but it needs to be in the "hopper" soon. Last application deadline for some colleges. SCHOLARSHIPS!!! Check out the list on Naviance under Documents, and in the Scholarship folder, apply for OSAC scholarships, and also check-out scholarships available at the school you will be attending. Apply for housing, if applicable, as you'll want to have your name on the housing list as soon as possible. You do not have to wait until you are accepted to apply for housing. If possible, visit any colleges to which you are accepted before making your final decision. 3

4 Scholarships!!! Don t be overwhelmed by your scholarships search! Follow these easy instructions to learn about opportunities to apply for free money (that means you don t need to pay the money back!) to help pay your college tuition. In Naviance/Family Connection: Local scholarships in the Portland and Clackamas area are listed on the home page, in the document library, called Scholarship Applications. These are all scholarships that are only open to students in our local area, and are not listed on national search websites for students outside the Portland area. These are great to apply for because you are not competing against students outside of our area! Broader scholarship searches can be explored through websites and other search engines. We have listed several of them in the document library (from the home page) titled Scholarship Websites. They are categorized to help organize your scholarship search. Want to go national in your search for free money? Use the National Scholarship Search option to see what money you might qualify for on a national basis. You can find this search tool under the Colleges tab, Scholarships and Money section. OSAC Scholarship Application: This application is the one-stop shopping for all the Oregon-based scholarships. There is over $18 million in FREE scholarship money to help pay those college costs! They ve streamlined the process to help minimize the application process. Check it out at The first deadline is Feb 16th, so go online now to start your application. If you need a transcript to submit with your OSAC application, you may fill out a transcript request form in the Counseling office and Carrie Madlem, the registrar, would be happy to either send you an unofficial copy electronically, or you can have her send the transcript directly to OSAC. Clackamas High School scholarships (you really only have to compete with your fellow graduating seniors!) will be posted in March in the local Scholarship Application section of Naviance. We ll remind you when we get closer to that time, but wanted you to know we will have those opportunities for you as well. 4

5 Northwest Youth Careers Expo March 17, :00 am 2:00 pm Oregon Convention Center Portland, Oregon Click here: To view the Expo website. For students grades Registration is due by March 6, Fax or Mail to Stephanie Kennedy, Event Manager, call: , or fax: NW YOUTH CAREERS EXPO An annual event that is the capstone of PWA s work, the Expo shows students the amazing diversity of career opportunities in our region and the skills needed to pursue those jobs. In 2014, the Expo attracted more than 5,000 students from about 65 high schools. Over 125 exhibitors and many of Oregon s best companies participated, representing sectors including health care, business, communications, manufacturing, construction, energy, education and government. More than 100 volunteers organized by the Portland & Southwest Washington Human Resources Associations and the Oregon Staffing Association conducted 1,200-plus mock interviews to help students sharpen their interviewing skills. 5

6 IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have not met with your counselor for a Senior Interview yet, schedule an appointment for a time that works for you. The best time to schedule is during your free period! Also, if you are in danger of failing a class that is a requirement to graduate, please ask your counselor about credit recovery options that may be available to you at CHS, CCC, or MHCC. Space is filling up quickly. Don t miss your chance. 6

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