May 202013
 

Hi, all!

Click here for the next newsletter, full of great info on summer school (credit recovery!), PPS’s new website Synergy, and other important tidbits.

2013.05.20 Benson CC Newsletter

Junior Year Checklist

Alumni Presentation  <–Amy gave a presentation on the remodel of the College & Career Center!  We’ve got some help from Alumni and a lot of volunteer help.   Could always use more, if you have materials or time to donate!

Click here for a bunch of summer volunteer opportunities, summer camps, and enrichment opportunities!

http://blogs.bensonhs.net/summer-opportunities

May 202013
 

Credit Recovery

Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Camps

  • Youth Empowered Action Camp is a summer camp for teens aged 12 to 17 who care about community service, activism and social justice.  Click here for more info—>http://yeacamp.org/
  • HEAT is an academic and professional development institute based in Silicon Valley dedicated towards the advancement of the humanities, entrepreneurship, and technology with a curricular focus on Big Data and Data Science applications.Scholarships available! Click here for more info—> http://www.heatsv.org/apply
  • Tender Loving Care is a teen summer camp through PPS and Portland Parks & Red.  Click here for more info—>TLC Summer Camp
  • Saturday Academy Camps for grades K-12. Click here for more info—> http://www.saturdayacademy.org/classes-camps/summer-camps
  • How about a Mercy Corps International Development camp? Click here for more info—> http://www.mercycorps.org/action-center/summer-camps
  • NAYA will be offering Native American students summer academy opportunities that you might consider for some of your students.
    • For 3-8 graders they are calling it Summer Camp. Contact person is Dan Rowell and his number is 503-288-8177 ex 212.
    • For 9th graders they are calling it: Summer Leaders. Contact person is Becky May. Same phone number as above but ex: 240.
    • For 10-12 graders they are calling it Summer Ascent. Micky Straw is the contact person and his ex. is 256
    • Click here for more info–> http://www.nayapdx.org/services/youth-services/camps-and-seasonal-programming.php

Enrichment Camps/Classes

  • Summer Design Camp at the University of Oregon’s Portland location is a great opportunity for students ages 15+ who have an interest in design, art, architecture and product design and are seeking a truly unique summer experience. They have full scholarships available for qualifying students.  Click here for more info—> http://aaa.uoregon.edu/portland/designcamp
  • Sophomores or juniors who want to get them to jump start their college essay writing, please encourage them to sign up for the “OWP Writing the College Essay” class, sponsored by Lewis & Clark College, and held at Benson High School from June 24-28 from 9 am to noon.   Click here for more info—> Oregon Writing Project
  • PSU Math/Science Summer Camp for Freshmen. Click here for more info—> http://www.saturdayacademy.org/ase
  • Catlin Gabel “PLACE” Camp. Planning & Leadership Across City Environments. Grades 9-12 & just graduated.  www.catlin.edu/place
  • Cascade Mountain School is actively recruiting middle and high school students for its 2013 summer programs. We’ve got a great line up that will be sure to entice outdoor lovers, science enthusiasts, and multi-sport adventurers looking to get outside this summer. We offer full and partial scholarships.

    • Farm to Table Bike Camp | July 7-13 (rising 8th graders and up) Students will explore Trout Lake, a quiet agricultural valley, by bicycle and get their hands dirty farming while learning about food production and organic agriculture. Afternoons will be dedicated time for recreation, relaxation, and enjoyment.  In the evenings, students will create delicious meals from what they have harvested during the day.
    • Mt. Hood Science Camp | July 21-26 (rising 9th graders and up) – Students will explore the Hood River Valley learning about salmon, climate change, and watersheds, while backpacking, hiking, and kayaking along the Hood River.
    • Field Ecology Academy | August 4-17 (rising 9th graders and up) Students will conduct meaningful ecological research while hiking, backpacking, and camping near Mt. Adams.  Students will spend time exploring alpine meadows, lakes, and glaciers of Mt. Adams, and collaborating with local scientists on relevant ecological studies. Students can work with their school to earn a full semester worth of science credit.
    • Click here for more info —> http://cascademountainschool.org/2013-summer-programsregistration/
May 062013
 

Hello, all!

Please click on the link below for some great info on upcoming scholarships, Summer School, and some ideas of what to do for summer vacay!

2013.05.06 Benson CC Newsletter

Thank you–only two months left for this school year!

The Benson Counseling Center

Amy Henry (A-L), amyhenry@pps.net
Steven Wren (M-Z), swren@pps.net
Katie King Schneider (Intern), kking2@pps.net
Miranda Ryan (College/Career Coordinator), mryan1@pps.net

Apr 232013
 

Hello, all!

Please click on the link below for some great info on upcoming scholarships, some amazing AP workshops, and some ideas of what to do for summer vacay!

2013.04.23 Benson CC Newsletter

Thank you–only two months left for this school year!

The Benson Counseling Center

Amy Henry (A-L), amyhenry@pps.net
Steven Wren (M-Z), swren@pps.net
Katie King Schneider (Intern), kking2@pps.net
Miranda Ryan (College/Career Coordinator), mryan1@pps.net

Apr 082013
 

Hello, all!

Please click on the link below for some great info on upcoming scholarships, some amazing workshops, free webinars on financial aid issues, and  great info on free AP testing help from ODE!

2013.04.04 Benson CC Newsletter

Thank you–only a few months left of this school year!

The Benson Counseling Center

Amy Henry (A-L), amyhenry@pps.net
Steven Wren (M-Z), swren@pps.net
Katie King Schneider (Intern), kking2@pps.net
Miranda Ryan (College/Career Coordinator), mryan1@pps.net

Mar 182013
 

Hello, all!

Please click on the link below for some great info on upcoming scholarships, some amazing workshops, free webinars on financial aid issues, and some tips with what non-vacation things your student could do over spring break!

2013.03.18 Benson CC Newsletter

Thank you, and we hope you all enjoy your break!

The Benson Counseling Center

Amy Henry (A-L), amyhenry@pps.net
Steven Wren (M-Z), swren@pps.net
Katie King Schneider (Intern), kking2@pps.net
Miranda Ryan (College/Career Coordinator), mryan1@pps.net

 

Mar 112013
 

Hello, all:
Here’s the latest news–check out the details on some great local scholarship opportunities, possibly sponsored by parents’ place of work, a bunch of career days/shows, and a flier on how to get a free prom dress from Abby’s Closet this coming weekend!

Click here:   2013.03.11 Benson CC Newsletter

Thanks–
The Benson Counseling Center

Amy Henry (A-L), amyhenry@pps.net
Steven Wren (M-Z), swren@pps.net
Katie King Schneider (Intern), kking2@pps.net
Miranda Ryan (College/Career Coordinator), mryan1@pps.net

Feb 282013
 

Dear Students, Friends, and Family!

This edition has some great information about your student(s)’s forecasting needs (current, and needs your input!), local company scholarships, the Rotary Club’s study abroad informational meeting, and

2013.02.28 Benson CC Newsletter

Forecasting PowerPoints (how students choose their classes and how Benson decides which classes to have and how many teachers to hire for next year), for each grade:

Forecasting Freshmen Feb 2013

Forecasting Sophomores Feb 2013

Forecasting Juniors Feb 2013

Enjoy!

 

Best,
Benson Counseling Department

Amy Henry, Students A-L: amyhenry@pps.net
Steve Wren, Students M-Z: swren@pps.net

Katie King Schneider, Counseling Intern: kking2@pps.net

 

Feb 192013
 

Hello, all:
Here’s the latest news–check it out for some great student-oriented workshops, upcoming events, and scholarships!  Just click on the link below.
Thanks–
The Benson Counseling Center

 

2013.02.19 Newsletter

Amy Henry (A-L), amyhenry@pps.net
Steven Wren (M-Z), swren@pps.net
Katie King Schneider (Intern), kking2@pps.net
Miranda Ryan (College/Career Coordinator), mryan1@pps.net

 

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