Nov 292015
 

November 30th 2015

A Message From Principal Wilson:

 

Parents/Guardians,

Here is a great story that was in the Oregonian and OregonLive regarding one of Benson’s finest.  Please open the link below and read about Daniel’s incredible story.

http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2015/11/surprising_idea_for_students_w.html#incart_2box

 

Master Planning Committee “Reshaping Benson’s Future”

If you are interested in being on the Benson Master Planning Committee for the “New Benson Tech” please read the information below, open up the attached links and follow the application instructions.  This is a great way to get involved and stay on top of all the upcoming news and decisions related to the “New Benson Tech.”

The Benson master planning website is now available for people in the community who are interested in becoming involved.  This site provides an overview of the upcoming Master Planning process, an application for joining the Master Planning committee and the committee charter.    Here is the link:  http://BensonBond.pps.net    or   http://www.pps.k12.or.us/bond/10958.htm

 

Any interested staff or community members interested in being a part of the Master Planning committee should fill out the application either on line or in hard copy.  Please know that the “Hard Copy” application will be due back to my office (Mr. Wilson ) by Dec. 7th

The link to the online master planning committee application is here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DNcZX3wG6cqDFcwuUczKw7U0t_4z2J7cfMwaPsD4zLY/viewform?c=0&w=1

Principal Wilson

 

 

A Message from Jon Isaacs (PPS Chief Information Officer)

Parents/Guardians if you have any questions or concerns regarding the upcoming enrollment balancing scenarios for PPS please be sure to clink on the link below to receive all current and relevant updated information.

English documents are all here.

Spanish is here.

http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/enrollment-transfer/9522.htm

 

 

A Message from the Counseling Office Regarding Financial Aid Night (Please See Attached Flyer) Financial Aid Night Flyer.pdf

On Thursday December 3rd at 6:30 pm we will be hosting a financial aid night for all junior/senior parents and students.

Attached is a flyer will all of the information.

If you have any questions contact Adam Kennybrew or myself.

Thanks,

Andrew Hull

School Counselor Intern

 

A Message from Sally Niedermeyer (Benson’s Health Science Instructor)

Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering(ASE) Information sessions are coming to Benson and are open to all families and students in the community. Information sessions are a chance for ASE staff and alumni to instruct students and families about how to apply to the program and answer their questions.

  • Benson Polytechnic High School – Thursday, December 3rd      at 2:00 in the Auditorium

What are the benefits of an ASE internship?
1.    296+ hours of pre-professional experience with a scientist, engineer or computer scientist

2.    2 conferences that build your science career knowledge and network

3.    High school credit where applicable

4.    All students receive a stipend of $1,000 paid in two or three increments during the summer

Attendance at the ASE information sessions is NOT required to participate in the program.  For more information visit:  http://www.saturdayacademy.org/ase/student-information/student-faq

 

Sally Niedermeyer, RN/BSN

Benson High School Health Science Instructor

546 NE 12 Ave.

Portland,  OR 97232

503-916-5100

503-916-2690 fax

 

 

Flex Schedule For This Week:

Wednesday December 2nd will be Tutorial for all students from 2:11pm-3:15pm

Thursday December 3rd will be Department Meetings for all Academic Teachers and CTE Teachers will be available for Tutorial from 2:11pm to 3:15pm 

 

This Week In Athletics:

Wednesday

6:00 MBX (V) Jamboree @ Grant

6:00 WR Novice Meet @ Cleveland

 

Friday

4:00 MBX (FR) @ Oregon City

5:30 MBX (JV) @ Oregon City

7:00 MBX (V) @ Oregon City

4:00 WBX (FR) vs Lake Oswego @ BHS

5:30 WBX (JV) vs Lake Oswego @ BHS

7:30 WBX (V) vs Lake Oswego @ BHS

 

 

A Message from Miranda Ryan (Benson’s Career Coordinator)

Career Day Opportunities

Howard S. Wright Career Day December 9th 9:00-1:30

One of Portland’s leading construction companies specializing in commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. Students who attend this event will learn from professionals about the many different jobs within the construction field, as well as, the work involved in bidding, estimating, building-information modeling and project management.

Kaiser Permanente (Sunnyside Medical Center) Career Day December 10th 9:30-12:30

Students who attend this career day will tour and talk with professionals in the field.  They will hear about the skills and education needed for various jobs within health care (including IT and other high demand, well-paying jobs that don’t involve direct patient care.

PACE (Plumbing, Air, Carpentry, and Electrical) Mentorship Program:

PACE is a FREE after-school mentorship program that gives you the opportunity to work with plumbers, sheet metal workers, carpenters and electricians to learn about well-paying jobs in the trades.

OSU Field Trip 12/5/2015

Students who attend this field trip will learn about the School of Business.  Transportation is provided, as well as, breakfast and lunch.

Miranda

 

A Message from Cathy Skach (Benson’s Digital Media Instructor)

SkillsUSA is having a winter clearance sale on Tech Gear in the Bookkeeper’s office!.  Assorted sizes available:

Sweat Pants – originally $30, now just $10  (up to 3X) Crew-neck Sweat Shirts – originally $30, now just $10  (XL – 3X) Select T-shirts – originally $20, now just $5  (limited sizes)

 

A Message from PPS:

PPS is shifting family, student and staff communication to a new tool that gives schools the ability to send texts about emergencies, closures, delays and other important news.  To receive text notifications, you must opt in to the service.  You opt in by texting YES to 68453.  Parents and students should confirm their cell numbers are listed in the student information system.  Staff should confirm their cell numbers are the “primary” number in the PeopleSoft system.  For more info about texting, go to www.pps.net and click on the “Mobile First” button

 

 

A Message for Our Seniors

Seniors, Yearbook is now accepting senior portraits. Get your fabulous picture taken and then e-mail it as a high resolution file (.jpeg or .psd) to bensonyearbook2016@gmail.com. We are also accepting senior quotes, which can be sent to the same address. The deadline to turn in portraits is Winter Break, so get on it.

The Benson Yearbook Department

 

A Message from Joe Rozewski (Benson’s Art Instructor)

A big “Thank You” for those who showed up for the Arts Fundraiser at Dots cafe last Saturday. It is estimated that we raised close to $400 for our art students. The sculpture studio is becoming better every year and is growing into a more functional 3-D space every year.

 

On Thursday, December 17th at 4PM we will have another Benson Arts event here at the school. KBPS has partnered up with the Visual arts department and graciously allowed us use of their lobby. The reception for our artists starts at 4PM and runs till 7PM. High end art as well as holiday gifts for sale will be sold by the Creative Arts Club and the artists themselves. Come out and support our students and all the hard work they have done with their art work at the KBPS studio, 515 15th Ave, at the school. Go Benson Artists!!!

 

Joe Rozewski

Benson Art Department

A Message from Tammy Hite/Benson Alumni Association

BENSON YEARBOOKS FOR SALE! Recently we had to clean out a few storage areas around the school and discovered A LOT of yearbooks. The majority of the books are from 1970 to 2014 with few books from the 50′s and 60′s. Most are brand new, but some of the older books have a bit of wear and some writing in them. If you are interested in purchasing one, please go to the Benson Alumni website to see what books are available and prices. Proceeds from the sale go towards the Benson Centennial Celebrations happening during the 2016-2017 school year. Please allow up to 4-weeks for delivery.

http://www.bensontechalumni.org/about/alumni-store/

Tammy Hite

Architecture and Drafting Teacher

Benson Polytechnic High School

546 NE 12th Avenue

Portland, OR 97232

thite@pps.net

503-916-5100 x77211

 

 

Employment Opportunities for Benson Students:

Information for all jobs can be found in the Career Center

  • Text: @ccinfo to 81010 to get updates about job openings and other career events
  • Multnomah Athletic club (two positions open-check out Job Board)
  • Marshalls (applications in the CC)
  • Bath & Body Works (applications in the CC)
  • North West Youth Corps (check out the Job Board)
  • Conservation Projects (Check out the Job Board)

 

A Message from Mr. Mylet (English Instructor/Yearbook Advisor)

SENIORS:

Seniors, Yearbook is now accepting senior portraits. Get your fabulous picture taken and then e-mail it as a high resolution file (.jpeg or .psd) to bensonyearbook2016@gmail.com. We are also accepting senior quotes, which can be sent to the same address. The deadline to turn in portraits is Winter Break, so get on it!

Dave Mylet

 

COLLEGE VISITS:

All visits will be held in the Counseling Center.  You must sign up in the Counseling Center for these visits.

Text: @u2college to 81010 to get updates about college visits.

 

A Message from Tony Peters (Benson’s Attendance Monitor)

When Your Student is Absent or Late

When a student is absent from a class period, an Auto-Dialer will call a designated phone number associated with the student to inform parents/guardians of the absence.

In previous years, after listening to the Auto-Dialer message, parent/guardians were able to push a button to leave a recorded message for the Attendance Monitor.  This is no longer possible.  However, voicemail messages MAY BE LEFT for the Attendance Monitor, at any time, by calling Benson High School at (503) 916-5100 and then pressing Option 3 for Attendance. This is what the new Auto-Dialer system directs parent/guardians to do, in order to excuse or comment on their student’s absence from class.

 

Make It a Great Week!

Curtis Wilson Jr., Principal

Benson Polytechnic High School

 

Nov 222015
 

November 23rd 2015

A Message From Principal Wilson:

 

Parents/Guardians,

If you are interested in being on the Benson Master Planning Committee for the “New Benson Tech” please read the information below, open up the attached links and follow the application instructions.  This is a great way to get involved and stay on top of all the upcoming news and decisions related to the “New Benson Tech.”

The Benson master planning website is now available for people in the community who are interested in becoming involved.  The site provides an overview of the upcoming master planning process, an application for joining the master planning committee and the committee charter.    Here is the link:  http://BensonBond.pps.net    or   http://www.pps.k12.or.us/bond/10958.htm

 

Any interested staff or community members should fill out the application either on line or in hard copy.  Please know that the “hard Copy” application will be due back to my office (Mr. Wilson ) by Dec. 7th

The link to the online master planning committee application is here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DNcZX3wG6cqDFcwuUczKw7U0t_4z2J7cfMwaPsD4zLY/viewform?c=0&w=1

Principal Wilson

 

 

A Message from Jon Isaacs (PPS Chief Information Officer)

Parents/Guardians if you have any questions or concerns regarding the upcoming enrollment balancing scenarios for PPS please be sure to clink on the link below to receive all current and relevant updated information.

English documents are all here.

Spanish is here.

http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/enrollment-transfer/9522.htm

A Message from Julie Morris (Benson’s Librarian)

The Children’s Book Harvest is finished for the year and Benson collected 840 books! Our goal was 500 books and with the help of several dedicated parents, and especially Chelsea King, we surpassed it.  A BIG thank you to all who donated and to the students of the Benson Key Club who counted and packed the books before they were delivered to the Children’s Book Bank.

Now that the books are “harvested”, the Children’s Book Bank is looking for volunteers from the community to help clean and organize the books for distribution.  If you have a community group that is interested in volunteering, please contact: www.childrensbookbank.org/cbh-volunteer or call 503-954-6853.

 

Thank you,

Julie Morris, M.L.S.

Media Specialist/ Librarian

Benson Polytechnic High School

(503)916-5100 ext. 77124, 77125

jmorris1@pps.net

 

 

 

A Message from the Counseling Office Regarding Financial Aid Night

On December 3rd at 6:30 pm we will be hosting a financial aid night for all junior/senior parents and students.

If you have any questions contact Adam Kennybrew or myself.

Thanks,

Andrew Hull

School Counselor Intern

 

 

Flex Schedule For This Week:

There will be no “Flex Schedule” happening for this week.

 

This Week In Athletics:

There are No Athletics scheduled for this week 

 

A Message from Miranda Ryan (Benson’s Career Coordinator)

Career Day Opportunities

Howard S. Wright Career Day December 9th 9:00-1:30

One of Portland’s leading construction companies specializing in commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. Students who attend this event will learn from professionals about the many different jobs within the construction field, as well as, the work involved in bidding, estimating, building-information modeling and project management.

Kaiser Permanente (Sunnyside Medical Center) Career Day December 10th 9:30-12:30

Students who attend this career day will tour and talk with professionals in the field.  They will hear about the skills and education needed for various jobs within health care (including IT and other high demand, well-paying jobs that don’t involve direct patient care.

ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) Mentorship Applications are due November 24th

Students will get mentoring & career advice from professionals, design a building project from start to finish, and connect what you learn in school to real life careers.

PACE (Plumbing, Air, Carpentry, and Electrical) Mentorship Program:

PACE is a FREE after-school mentorship program that gives you the opportunity to work with plumbers, sheet metal workers, carpenters and electricians to learn about well-paying jobs in the trades.

OSU Field Trip 12/5/2015

Students who attend this field trip will learn about the School of Business.  Transportation is provided, as well as, breakfast and lunch.

Miranda

 

A Message from Cathy Skach (Benson’s Digital Media Instructor)

SkillsUSA is having a winter clearance sale on Tech Gear in the Bookkeeper’s office!.  Assorted sizes available:

Sweat Pants – originally $30, now just $10  (up to 3X) Crew-neck Sweat Shirts – originally $30, now just $10  (XL – 3X) Select T-shirts – originally $20, now just $5  (limited sizes)

 

A Message from PPS:

PPS is shifting family, student and staff communication to a new tool that gives schools the ability to send texts about emergencies, closures, delays and other important news.  To receive text notifications, you must opt in to the service.  You opt in by texting YES to 68453.  Parents and students should confirm their cell numbers are listed in the student information system.  Staff should confirm their cell numbers are the “primary” number in the PeopleSoft system.  For more info about texting, go to www.pps.net and click on the “Mobile First” button

 

 

A Message for Our Seniors

Seniors, Yearbook is now accepting senior portraits. Get your fabulous picture taken and then e-mail it as a high resolution file (.jpeg or .psd) to bensonyearbook2016@gmail.com. We are also accepting senior quotes, which can be sent to the same address. The deadline to turn in portraits is Winter Break, so get on it.

The Benson Yearbook Department

 

A Couple of Message’s from Joe Rozewski (Benson’s Art Instructor)

On December 17th, 2015, from 4-7PM, the Art classes at Benson will be having our first art Gallery Show.  Featuring work from the Visual arts Department in Benson’s KBPS’s  radio station’s lobby. Most work is for sale at a great price. The Creative Arts Club will be there selling lots of Winter Break gifts at “recession proof” prices. Come out and see the great work made by our students and maybe pick up a gift for a friend for the holidays. All sales go to the Visual Arts Department account, checks and cash only please.

Hope to see you at the show!!!

Joe Rozewski

Benson Art Department

 

Another Message from Joe Rozewski

There will be a “Brunch For the Arts” at Dots Cafe Saturday November 21st.  Students, staff and parents can buy vouchers from Mr. Rozewski or just show up at the brunch and a portion of that day’s profits goes to Benson H.S. art classes.

Dots cafe is family friendly and located at: 2521 SE Clinton St. @ 26th Ave.  Brunch starts at 10 AM and includes bacon, eggs, toast, coffee, pancakes and much more, all for $10!  The manager has been very helpful in the past and helped us raise money for the Kiln two years ago.  So come on down and support Benson’s Arts!

Thanks,

Joe R

A Message from Tammy Hite/Benson Alumni Association

BENSON YEARBOOKS FOR SALE! Recently we had to clean out a few storage areas around the school and discovered A LOT of yearbooks. The majority of the books are from 1970 to 2014 with few books from the 50′s and 60′s. Most are brand new, but some of the older books have a bit of wear and some writing in them. If you are interested in purchasing one, please go to the Benson Alumni website to see what books are available and prices. Proceeds from the sale go towards the Benson Centennial Celebrations happening during the 2016-2017 school year. Please allow up to 4-weeks for delivery.

http://www.bensontechalumni.org/about/alumni-store/

Tammy Hite

Architecture and Drafting Teacher

Benson Polytechnic High School

546 NE 12th Avenue

Portland, OR 97232

thite@pps.net

503-916-5100 x77211

 

 

Employment Opportunities for Benson Students:

Information for all jobs can be found in the Career Center

  • · Text: @ccinfo to 81010 to get updates about job openings and other career events
  • · Multnomah Athletic club (two positions open-check out Job Board)
  • · Marshalls (applications in the CC)
  • · Bath & Body Works (applications in the CC)
  • · North West Youth Corps (check out the Job Board)
  • · Conservation Projects (Check out the Job Board)

 

A Message from Mr. Mylet (English Instructor/Yearbook Advisor)

SENIORS:

Seniors, Yearbook is now accepting senior portraits. Get your fabulous picture taken and then e-mail it as a high resolution file (.jpeg or .psd) to bensonyearbook2016@gmail.com. We are also accepting senior quotes, which can be sent to the same address. The deadline to turn in portraits is Winter Break, so get on it!

Dave Mylet

 

COLLEGE VISITS:

All visits will be held in the Counseling Center.  You must sign up in the Counseling Center for these visits.

Text: @u2college to 81010 to get updates about college visits.

  • · 10/29 Florida Polytechnic 10:00am

Adam Kennybrew (Benson’s AVID/College Counselor)

 

 

A Message from Tony Peters (Benson’s Attendance Monitor)

When Your Student is Absent or Late

When a student is absent from a class period, an Auto-Dialer will call a designated phone number associated with the student to inform parents/guardians of the absence.

In previous years, after listening to the Auto-Dialer message, parent/guardians were able to push a button to leave a recorded message for the Attendance Monitor.  This is no longer possible.  However, voicemail messages MAY BE LEFT for the Attendance Monitor, at any time, by calling Benson High School at (503) 916-5100 and then pressing Option 3 for Attendance. This is what the new Auto-Dialer system directs parent/guardians to do, in order to excuse or comment on their student’s absence from class.

 

Make It a Great Week!

Curtis Wilson Jr., Principal

Benson Polytechnic High School

Nov 082015
 

November 9th 2015

A Message From Principal Wilson:

 

Parents/Guardians,

A Message from Jon Isaacs (PPS Chief Information Officer)

Parents/Guardians if you have any questions or concerns regarding the upcoming enrollment balancing scenarios for PPS please be sure to clink on the link below to receive all current and relevant updated information.

English documents are all here.

Spanish is here.

http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/enrollment-transfer/9522.htm

 

 

8th Grade Parent Info Night

Parents if know of families who are interested in attending Benson next year please invite them to our 8th Grade Parent Info Night which will be taking place on Tuesday Nov. 17th from 6pm-8pm.  We will start with brief introductions and a overview of the school at 6pm in the Benson auditorium and then head off for tours of the school at 6:15pm.  All interested parents and students who are interested in Benson Tech for the 2016-17 school year are invited to this event. 

Benson Administration

 

 

Site Council Meeting

All interested parties are welcomed to attend Benson’s monthly Site Council meeting which will be taking place on Tuesday Nov. 17th at 3:30pm in the Benson Library Classroom.

 

A Message to our Parents from Roselia Ekhause (Benson’s LAMP;ARA Coordinator/Oregon College Access Corp.

My name is Roselia Ekhause. I work for AmeriCorps as a College Access Corps Coordinator for the LÁMP:ARA program here at Benson. This program aims to improve the academic performance, retention, and graduation rates of active Benson student program participants (Tutoring, mentoring, school skills training, Career & College information). I am reaching out to you because I am still recruiting students to participate in and benefit from the program. If you think that your students can benefit from the program please send them my way, and send me an email of their name so that I can reach out to them. I am in room 122 8am-4:00pm.

Thank You

 

 

District Athletic Director to visit Benson Tech

District Athletic Director Marshall Haskins will be visiting Benson on Monday November 9th starting at 6pm in the Benson Auditorium.  Mr. Haskins will be coming by to speak to the Roosevelt/Benson community regarding athletics and to answer any questions parents may have regarding athletics and the PIL.

 

 

Flex Schedule For This Week:

There is no Flex Schedule for this week.

 

 

This Week In Athletics: There are No Athletics scheduled for this week 

2015 BENSON TECH FALL SPORTS RECOGONITION

 

  • Gabriella Figueroa 2nd Team PIL All League/Girls Soccer

 

  • Tami Assenberg Honorable Mention PIL All League/Girls Soccer

 

  • Luis Perera 1st Team PIL All League/Boys Soccer

 

  • Alex Bailon Honorable Mention PIL All League/Boys Soccer

 

  • Marco Hernandez Honorable Mention PIL All League/boys Soccer

 

  • Erin Carillo Honorable Mention PIL All League/Boys Soccer

 

  • Omar Navarro Honorable Mention PIL All League/Boys Soccer

 

  • Umari Stroud 1st Team PIL All League/Volleyball

 

  • Umari Stroud PIL Volleyball PLAYER OF THE YEAR

 

  • Coach Sabrina Nelson PIL Volleyball COACH OF THE YEAR

 

Congratulations goes out to all of our Fall Athletes and Coaches!!

 

 

 

A Message from Julie Morris (Benson’s Library Media Specialist)—Parents we need your support for one last push!!

We have already collected over 500 Children’s Books and we want the number of books collected to keep geting higher.  Parents please keep the books coming in as this donation procedure will end on Friday November 13th

The Children’s Book Harvest, organized by The Children’s Book Bank: October 19-November 13, 2015

Do you have children’s books in your home that are no longer being read?

The Benson Library and some student leadership volunteers are hoping to collect 500 books by November 13th, which will be given to children in need. The books will be cleaned and mended if necessary before being distributed. So, even if a book has been well-loved, please donate it anyway for another child to enjoy. Drop off your donations of new and used children’s books in the donation boxes around campus or in the Benson Library.

The Children’s Book Bank, (www.childrensbookbank.org), provides children of all ages with quality books to build home libraries, so that children can learn and grow. The Children’s Book Bank is proud to support PPS Head Start and Carole Smith’s PPS Read Together initiative.

 

Thank you,

Julie Morris, M.L.S.

Media Specialist/ Librarian

Benson Polytechnic High School

(503)916-5100 ext. 77124, 77125

jmorris1@pps.net

 

 

A Message from Tammy Hite (Benson’s Architecture and Drafting Instructor)

How would you celebrate your 100th birthday?  That is a question we are asking here at Benson Tech.  During the 2016-2017 school year, Benson will be celebrating their Centennial Anniversary.  This is not just an event to celebrate with the current staff and student body, but with all alumni and former faculty so there is a lot of planning and preparation to do in the next 10-months.

The first official meeting of the Benson Tech Centennial Committee has been schedule for Tuesday, November 10th in the library classroom at Benson.  There will be meeting for Benson students and staff from 3:30 to 4:30 and then another meeting from 5:00 to 6:00 for alumni and parents who cannot make the earlier meeting.

 

Benson Tech is one of oldest career and technical high schools in the nation and that is worth celebrating.

 

Sincerely,

 

Tammy Hite

Architecture and Drafting Teacher

And Class of 1991

 

Benson Polytechnic High School

546 NE 12th Avenue

Portland, OR 97232

thite@pps.net

503-916-5100 x77211

 

 

Outreach Opportunities for Black and African American Students (Please click on the adjacent link)     OPP BLACKReach A.PDF

BLACKReach Opportunities

The University of Oregon in collaboration with Portland Public Schools, Self Enhancement Inc. and the Black United Fund of Oregon invite ALL black and African American students and their families to the BLACKReach Opportunities program on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at Self Enhancement Inc. This is a great opportunity for students to get answers to their questions about the transition process into higher education after high school, learn about financial aid and scholarships opportunities to pay for college, important deadlines and all college related questions. Parents also have the unique opportunity to learn how to support their students to pursue higher education. Younger students will have an opportunity to learn what it takes to prepare for college and interact with college students from similar backgrounds. Free dinner and childcare are provided so the entire family can attend. We look forward to seeing you on November 18 and please contact the University of Oregon Opportunities team at 541-346-1067, opportunities@uoregon.edu with any questions.

Antonio Huerta

Outreach Manager

T 541-346-1067 F 541-346-6048

A Message from Peg Schottle (Benson’s Counselor)

PCC Preview Day for Seniors:  If you are interested in learning more about PCC, consider joining a group of BHS seniors for a field trip to PCC Cascade Campus on November 20th.  Learn about PCC programs, financial aid, and the enrollment process.  Get more information or sign-up in the Counseling Center by November 13th.

 

Thanks,

Peg

 

Peggy Schoettle

Benson High School Counselor

(503)916-5100 x77135

pschoettle@pps.net

 

 

 

 

A Message from Miranda Ryan (Benson’s Career Coordinator)

Career Day Opportunities

Mercy Corp Career Day November 18th 9:00-2:00

Mercy Corp is an international humanitarian aid organization based in Portland. It specializes in community-based development projects in more than 40 countries.  Students who attend this career day will learn about careers in international development for long-term solutions to poverty.

Howard S. Wright Career Day December 9th 9:00-1:30

One of Portland’s leading construction companies specializing in commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. Students who attend this event will learn from professionals about the many different jobs within the construction field, as well as, the work involved in bidding, estimating, building-information modeling and project management.

Kaiser Permanente (Sunnyside Medical Center) Career Day December 10th 9:30-12:30

Students who attend this career day will tour and talk with professionals in the field.  They will hear about the skills and education needed for various jobs within health care (including IT and other high demand, well-paying jobs that don’t involve direct patient care.

ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) Mentorship Applications are due November 24th

Students will get mentoring & career advice from professionals, design a building project from start to finish, and connect what you learn in school to real life careers.

PACE (Plumbing, Air, Carpentry, and Electrical) Mentorship Program:

PACE is a FREE after-school mentorship program that gives you the opportunity to work with plumbers, sheet metal workers, carpenters and electricians to learn about well-paying jobs in the trades.

OSU Field Trip 12/5/2015

Students who attend this field trip will learn about the School of Business.  Transportation is provided, as well as, breakfast and lunch.

Miranda

 

 

 

A Message from PPS:

PPS is shifting family, student and staff communication to a new tool that gives schools the ability to send texts about emergencies, closures, delays and other important news.  To receive text notifications, you must opt in to the service.  You opt in by texting YES to 68453.  Parents and students should confirm their cell numbers are listed in the student information system.  Staff should confirm their cell numbers are the “primary” number in the PeopleSoft system.  For more info about texting, go to www.pps.net and click on the “Mobile First” button

 

 

A Message for our Seniors

Seniors, Yearbook is now accepting senior portraits. Get your fabulous picture taken and then e-mail it as a high resolution file (.jpeg or .psd) to bensonyearbook2016@gmail.com. We are also accepting senior quotes, which can be sent to the same address. The deadline to turn in portraits is Winter Break, so get on it.

The Benson Yearbook Department

 

 

 

A Couple of Message’s from Joe Rozewski (Benson’s Art Instructor)

There will be a very important fundraiser for Benson’s Visual Arts Department on Saturday November 21st  at Dots  Cafe on 26th Ave. and SE Clinton street. Come in For Brunch, 10AM-2PM. Dots is giving us a percentage of all funds made that morning to go straight into our art department funding, for materials and tools for the students. Please come out and have a nice brunch with us and help out the students at the same time. Tickets can also be purchased through Mr. Rozewski, the book keeper or at the door.

On December 17th, 2015, from 4-7PM, the Art classes at Benson will be having our first art Gallery Show. Featuring work from the Visual arts Department in Benson’s KBPS’s  radio station’s lobby. Most work is for sale at a great price. The Creative Arts Club will be there selling lots of Winter Break gifts at “recession proof” prices. Come out and see the great work made by our students and maybe pick up a gift for a friend for the holidays. All sales go to the Visual Arts Department account, checks and cash only please.

Hope to see you at the show!!!

Joe Rozewski

Benson Art Department

 

 

  • The University of Oregon will be here on      the 19th of November to host their annual Duck Express day at      Benson.  This day provides all seniors who have applied or interested      in applying to the U of O an opportunity to have an 1 on 1 with their      admissions counselor.  This event will be held in the Benson’s      counseling center from 1:30 – 3:30pm.

Adam Kennybrew

AVID Coordinator & College Counselor

Benson Polytechnic High School

546 NE 12th Ave.

Portland, OR 97232

503-916-5100 ext. 77261

Fax: (503) 916-2690

 

 

 

A Message from Tammy Hite/Benson Alumni Association

BENSON YEARBOOKS FOR SALE! Recently we had to clean out a few storage areas around the school and discovered A LOT of yearbooks. The majority of the books are from 1970 to 2014 with few books from the 50′s and 60′s. Most are brand new, but some of the older books have a bit of wear and some writing in them. If you are interested in purchasing one, please go to the Benson Alumni website to see what books are available and prices. Proceeds from the sale go towards the Benson Centennial Celebrations happening during the 2016-2017 school year. Please allow up to 4-weeks for delivery.

http://www.bensontechalumni.org/about/alumni-store/

Tammy Hite

Architecture and Drafting Teacher

Benson Polytechnic High School

546 NE 12th Avenue

Portland, OR 97232

thite@pps.net

503-916-5100 x77211

 

COLLEGE VISITS:

All visits will be held in the Counseling Center.  You must sign up in the Counseling Center for these visits.

Text: @u2college to 81010 to get updates about college visits.

  • · 10/29 Florida Polytechnic 10:00am

Adam Kennybrew (Benson’s AVID/College Counselor)

 

A Message from Tony Peters (Benson’s Attendance Monitor)

When Your Student is Absent or Late

When a student is absent from a class period, an Auto-Dialer will call a designated phone number associated with the student to inform parents/guardians of the absence.

In previous years, after listening to the Auto-Dialer message, parent/guardians were able to push a button to leave a recorded message for the Attendance Monitor.  This is no longer possible.  However, voicemail messages MAY BE LEFT for the Attendance Monitor, at any time, by calling Benson High School at (503) 916-5100 and then pressing Option 3 for Attendance. This is what the new Auto-Dialer system directs parent/guardians to do, in order to excuse or comment on their student’s absence from class.

 

Dress Code Reminder

Dress Code Reminder: Please me mindful that clothing with inappropriate symbols or signs relating to gangs, drugs, tobacco, alcohol or anything else is not acceptable.  No sunglasses, du-rags, bandanas, sagging pants, halter tops, exposed midriffs, low necklines, spaghetti straps, or holes and tears in clothing.  No bare feet, spike jewelry, hanging belts and chains.  Dresses and skirts, with arms at your side; need to be at the end of your fingertips in length.  Skorts and shorts need to have a 4 inch inseam.

 

 

Make It a Great Week!

Curtis Wilson Jr., Principal

Benson Polytechnic High School

Nov 012015
 

November 2nd 2015

A Message From Principal Wilson:

 

Parents/Guardians,

 

An Important Message from PPS

Dear Families,

We have been notified of a voluntary nationwide recall  of Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP), which is commonly known as “Epi-pen.”  As many of you know the “Epi-pen” is used in emergency life threatening allergic reactions with students.  It is a prescription medication and if your child uses the brand Auvi-Q, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately for an alternate epinephrine auto-injector.

Multnomah Educational Service District (MESD) nurses will work with school staff to ensure families with students who use the prescription medication are notified of the recall. In the event that a student has an incident requiring the administration of epinephrine school staff will follow their training protocols which includes calling 911.  If your child uses Auvi-Q brand of an “Epi-pen,” the school will need an immediate replacement.

If your child uses the prescription medication Auvi-Q, please take immediate action and contact your doctor or pharmacist. They can also answer any questions you have about the recall and replacements.

Additional information is also available on the FDA website at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm469980.htm

 

 

A Message from Roselia Ekhause, LÁMP: ARA Program Coordinator

Day of the Dead Celebration / Celebración del día de los muertos

On Monday, November 02, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in room 125

LÁMP: ARA will be hosting the Day of the Dead Celebration. Come and explore the beauty of Mexican culture and history while immersing yourself in the traditions of Latino Benson community at LÁMP: ARA Día de los Muertos.

Guests of all ages are invited to experience art and to enjoy traditional hot chocolate and Pan de muerto (bread of the dead).

Roselia Ekhause

Benson Polytechnic H.S.
LÁMP:ARA Coordinator | Oregon College Access Corps/Phone:(503) 916-5100 extension  77266

 

A Message to our Parents from Roselia Ekhause (Benson’s LAMP;ARA Coordinator/Oregon College Access Corp.

My name is Roselia Ekhause. I work for AmeriCorps as a College Access Corps Coordinator for the LÁMP:ARA program here at Benson. This program aims to improve the academic performance, retention, and graduation rates of active Benson student program participants (Tutoring, mentoring, school skills training, Career & College information). I am reaching out to you because I am still recruiting students to participate in and benefit from the program. If you think that your students can benefit from the program please send them my way, and send me an email of their name so that I can reach out to them. I am in room 122 8am-4:00pm.

Thank You

 

 

Flex Schedule For This Week

Thursday November 5th will be an A Flex Day where we will have school wide Tutorial from 2:11pm-3:15pm

Friday November 6th will be an B Open Flex Day from 2:11pm-3:15pm where Clubs, Committees and optional Tutorial sessions can happen on this day.

 

 

This Week In Athletics

Tuesday November 3rd

Last Football Game of the Season Here At Benson

Football vs Roosevelt

3:30pm here at Buckman Field

Please come out and show your support for the last football game of the season for the Benson Techmen.

 

 

A Message from Julie Morris (Benson’s Library Media Specialist)—Parents we need your support!!

We have already collected over 300 Children’s Books.  Parents please keep the books coming in as this donation procedure will continue for the next two weeks.

The Children’s Book Harvest, organized by The Children’s Book Bank: October 19-November 13, 2015

Do you have children’s books in your home that are no longer being read?

The Benson Library and some student leadership volunteers are hoping to collect 500 books by November 13th, which will be given to children in need. The books will be cleaned and mended if necessary before being distributed. So, even if a book has been well-loved, please donate it anyway for another child to enjoy. Drop off your donations of new and used children’s books in the donation boxes around campus or in the Benson Library.

The Children’s Book Bank, (www.childrensbookbank.org), provides children of all ages with quality books to build home libraries, so that children can learn and grow. The Children’s Book Bank is proud to support PPS Head Start and Carole Smith’s PPS Read Together initiative.

 

Thank you,

 

Julie Morris, M.L.S.

Media Specialist/ Librarian

Benson Polytechnic High School

(503)916-5100 ext. 77124, 77125

jmorris1@pps.net

 

 

 A Message from Lorene Espineli (Benson’s Math Instructor)

Asian Club Meeting

Friday November 6 during lunch - Room 125

 

Asian Club is starting back up again at Benson!  Asian Club is open to any student who is from Asia or of Asian ancestry and students of any heritage who have an appreciation for Asian culture. Since this club is in the early stages of development, students have an opportunity to have leadership roles in this club. Please see Lorene Espineli in room 212 or e-mail LEspineli@pps.net if you have any questions.

 

Lorene Espineli

Benson HS Math Teacher

espineli.weebly.com

 

 

 

 

A Message from Adam Kennybrew (Benson’s AVID/College Counselor)

Seniors, College application week is here!! Last year Benson reached new heights in the number of students that participated in college application week. I believe that this year’s senior class can do even better. Come prepared with your essays completed, application fees, and enthusiasm for being the class with the highest participation percentage to win a classroom pizza party.  Students who have previously applied or have been admitted to a college already, bring proof and it will count towards your classroom total count. The completion is within your major’s class. #makecollegehappen

Adam Kennybrew

 

 

 

 

 

A Message from Jon Isaacs (PPS Chief Information Officer)

 

Parents/Guardians if you have any questions or concerns regarding the upcoming enrollment balancing scenarios for PPS please be sure to clink on the link below to receive all current and relevant updated information.

 

http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/enrollment-transfer/9522.htm

 

 

 

A Message from Linda McLellan (Benson’s Fit2Live&Learn Instructor)

Congratulations to the ‘Sweet 16′ Freshmen Student of the Quarter in Fit2Live&Learn.  These students earned the highest percentage of the quarter through hard work, perseverance and excellent study habits.

Jing Zhen  Andrew Ketah  Peter Chu  Cleda Hodes  Angelica Gasca Townsend Broad  Sophia Pham  Jamie Nguyen  Josephine Dawson  Janette Soler  Makenzy Porter

Austin Whitesky  James Kuss  Danny Tran  Arlette Torres

  • OVERALL WINNER with 110.6%   ……   ANDREA DARKE

 

 

 

 

Outreach Opportunities for Black and African American Students

BLACKReach Opportunities

The University of Oregon in collaboration with Portland Public Schools, Self Enhancement Inc. and the Black United Fund of Oregon invite ALL black and African American students and their families to the BLACKReach Opportunities program on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at Self Enhancement Inc. This is a great opportunity for students to get answers to their questions about the transition process into higher education after high school, learn about financial aid and scholarships opportunities to pay for college, important deadlines and all college related questions. Parents also have the unique opportunity to learn how to support their students to pursue higher education. Younger students will have an opportunity to learn what it takes to prepare for college and interact with college students from similar backgrounds. Free dinner and childcare are provided so the entire family can attend. We look forward to seeing you on November 18 and please contact the University of Oregon Opportunities team at 541-346-1067, opportunities@uoregon.edu with any questions.

 

Antonio Huerta

Outreach Manager

T 541-346-1067 F 541-346-6048

Opportunities.uoregon.edu

 

 

A Message from PPS:

PPS is shifting family, student and staff communication to a new tool that gives schools the ability to send texts about emergencies, closures, delays and other important news.  To receive text notifications, you must opt in to the service.  You opt in by texting YES to 68453.  Parents and students should confirm their cell numbers are listed in the student information system.  Staff should confirm their cell numbers are the “primary” number in the PeopleSoft system.  For more info about texting, go to www.pps.net and click on the “Mobile First” button.

 

 

 

A Message from Ms. Carbone (Benson’s Curriculum Vice Principal)

Talented and Gifted Identification Process

Portland Public Schools is dedicated to identifying and providing for the unique academic and social emotional needs of Talented and Gifted (TAG) students across the district. Our goal is to provide educational opportunities to students of all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups, to provide informational training to educators, and to provide consistent challenge for all students.

According to Oregon Law 581-022-1310, an intellectually gifted or academically talented student is one who performs, or has the potential to perform, at or above the 97th percentile on nationally standardized tests of mental ability or academic achievement.  In addition, multiple criteria are used including social and behavioral data, academic history, classroom achievement, etc.  No single test is to be used as the sole determiner of TAG identification.

Each year, Benson conducts a process in order to identify and assess students for the TAG program.  The first step in the TAG identification process is for parents or teachers to complete an Identification Process Form (IDPF) and submit the form to Vice Principal Jeandré Carbone.  IDPF forms are available in the Vice Principal’s office, or can be sent electronically by e-mailing Jeandré Carbone at jcarbone@pps.net .  The deadline for submitting the IDPF is Wednesday, November 4th, 2015. 

 

Jeandre Carbone

Vice Principal

Benson Polytechnic High School

office: 503-916-5100 x77126

 

 

 

A Message for our Seniors

Seniors, Yearbook is now accepting senior portraits. Get your fabulous picture taken and then e-mail it as a high resolution file (.jpeg or .psd) to bensonyearbook2016@gmail.com. We are also accepting senior quotes, which can be sent to the same address. The deadline to turn in portraits is Winter Break, so get on it.

The Benson Yearbook Department

 

 

 

A Couple of Message’s from Joe Rozewski (Benson’s Art Instructor)

There will be a very important fundraiser for Benson’s Visual Arts Department on Saturday November 21st  at Dots  Cafe on 26th Ave. and SE Clinton street. Come in For Brunch, 10AM-2PM. Dots is giving us a percentage of all funds made that morning to go straight into our art department funding, for materials and tools for the students. Please come out and have a nice brunch with us and help out the students at the same time. Tickets can also be purchased through Mr. Rozewski, the book keeper or at the door.

 

On December 17th, 2015, from 4-7PM, the Art classes at Benson will be having our first art Gallery Show. Featuring work from the Visual arts Department in Benson’s KBPS’s  radio station’s lobby. Most work is for sale at a great price. The Creative Arts Club will be there selling lots of Winter Break gifts at “recession proof” prices. Come out and see the great work made by our students and maybe pick up a gift for a friend for the holidays. All sales go to the Visual Arts Department account, checks and cash only please.

 

Hope to see you at the show!!!

Joe Rozewski

Benson Art Department

 

 

 

  • The University of Oregon will be here on the 19th of November to host their annual Duck Express day at      Benson.  This day provides all seniors who have applied or interested in applying to the U of O an opportunity to have an 1 on 1 with their admissions counselor.  This event will be held in the Benson’s counseling center from 1:30 – 3:30pm.

Adam Kennybrew

AVID Coordinator & College Counselor

Benson Polytechnic High School

546 NE 12th Ave.

Portland, OR 97232

503-916-5100 ext. 77261

Fax: (503) 916-2690

 

A Message from Tammy Hite/Benson Alumni Association

BENSON YEARBOOKS FOR SALE! Recently we had to clean out a few storage areas around the school and discovered A LOT of yearbooks. The majority of the books are from 1970 to 2014 with few books from the 50′s and 60′s. Most are brand new, but some of the older books have a bit of wear and some writing in them. If you are interested in purchasing one, please go to the Benson Alumni website to see what books are available and prices. Proceeds from the sale go towards the Benson Centennial Celebrations happening during the 2016-2017 school year. Please allow up to 4-weeks for delivery.

http://www.bensontechalumni.org/about/alumni-store/

Tammy Hite

Architecture and Drafting TeacherMindfulness Flyer

Benson Polytechnic High School

546 NE 12th Avenue

Portland, OR 97232

thite@pps.net

503-916-5100 x77211

 

 

COLLEGE VISITS:

All visits will be held in the Counseling Center.  You must sign up in the Counseling Center for these visits.

Text: @u2college to 81010 to get updates about college visits.

· 10/29 Florida Polytechnic 10:00am

Adam Kennybrew (Benson’s AVID/College Counselor)

 

A Message from Tony Peters (Benson’s Attendance Monitor)

When Your Student is Absent or Late

When a student is absent from a class period, an Auto-Dialer will call a designated phone number associated with the student to inform parents/guardians of the absence.

In previous years, after listening to the Auto-Dialer message, parent/guardians were able to push a button to leave a recorded message for the Attendance Monitor.  This is no longer possible.  However, voicemail messages MAY BE LEFT for the Attendance Monitor, at any time, by calling Benson High School at (503) 916-5100 and then pressing Option 3 for Attendance. This is what the new Auto-Dialer system directs parent/guardians to do, in order to excuse or comment on their student’s absence from class.

 

Dress Code Reminder

Dress Code Reminder: Please me mindful that clothing with inappropriate symbols or signs relating to gangs, drugs, tobacco, alcohol or anything else is not acceptable.  No sunglasses, du-rags, bandanas, sagging pants, halter tops, exposed midriffs, low necklines, spaghetti straps, or holes and tears in clothing.  No bare feet, spike jewelry, hanging belts and chains.  Dresses and skirts, with arms at your side; need to be at the end of your fingertips in length.  Skorts and shorts need to have a 4 inch inseam.

 

 

 

Make It a Great Week!

Curtis Wilson Jr., Principal

Benson Polytechnic High School

 

Oct 252015
 

October 26th 2015

A Message From Principal Wilson:

 

Parents/Guardians,

 

Thank you to all the parents/guardians that showed up for the two days/nights of conferences for our BHS students.  Parental/Guardian support is paramount in the success of all our kids here at Benson Tech.  It was a pleasure to meet with many of our parents and guardians supporting the efforts and collaborations of our teachers, staff and administration working together to ensure the success of all of our students.  Thank you for the support of your students and Benson Tech!!    

Principal Wilson

 

The end of the first quarter of school will be this coming Thursday October 29th.  Please note that there will be no Tutorial for students this week and there will also be “No School” for students this coming Friday October 30th as teachers will use Friday for Teachers Planning Day.

Principal Wilson

 

 

A Message from Julie Morris (Benson’s Library Media Specialist)—Parents we need your support!!

The Children’s Book Harvest, organized by The Children’s Book Bank: October 19-November 13, 2015

Do you have children’s books in your home that are no longer being read?

The Benson Library and some student leadership volunteers are hoping to collect 500 books by November 13th, which will be given to children in need. The books will be cleaned and mended if necessary before being distributed. So, even if a book has been well-loved, please donate it anyway for another child to enjoy. Drop off your donations of new and used children’s books in the donation boxes around campus or in the Benson Library.

The Children’s Book Bank, (www.childrensbookbank.org), provides children of all ages with quality books to build home libraries, so that children can learn and grow. The Children’s Book Bank is proud to support PPS Head Start and Carole Smith’s PPS Read Together initiative.

 

Thank you,

 

Julie Morris, M.L.S.

Media Specialist/ Librarian

Benson Polytechnic High School

(503)916-5100 ext. 77124, 77125

jmorris1@pps.net

 

 

A Message from PPS:

PPS is shifting family, student and staff communication to a new tool that gives schools the ability to send texts about emergencies, closures, delays and other important news.  To receive text notifications, you must opt in to the service.  You opt in by texting YES to 68453.  Parents and students should confirm their cell numbers are listed in the student information system.  Staff should confirm their cell numbers are the “primary” number in the PeopleSoft system.  For more info about texting, go to www.pps.net and click on the “Mobile First” button.

 

 

 

A Message from Ms. Carbone (Benson’s Curriculum Vice Principal)

Talented and Gifted Identification Process

Portland Public Schools is dedicated to identifying and providing for the unique academic and social emotional needs of Talented and Gifted (TAG) students across the district. Our goal is to provide educational opportunities to students of all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups, to provide informational training to educators, and to provide consistent challenge for all students.

According to Oregon Law 581-022-1310, an intellectually gifted or academically talented student is one who performs, or has the potential to perform, at or above the 97th percentile on nationally standardized tests of mental ability or academic achievement.  In addition, multiple criteria are used including social and behavioral data, academic history, classroom achievement, etc.  No single test is to be used as the sole determiner of TAG identification.

Each year, Benson conducts a process in order to identify and assess students for the TAG program.  The first step in the TAG identification process is for parents or teachers to complete an Identification Process Form (IDPF) and submit the form to Vice Principal Jeandré Carbone.  IDPF forms are available in the Vice Principal’s office, or can be sent electronically by e-mailing Jeandré Carbone at jcarbone@pps.net .  The deadline for submitting the IDPF is Wednesday, November 4th, 2015. 

 

Jeandre Carbone

Vice Principal

Benson Polytechnic High School

office: 503-916-5100 x77126

 

 

 

 

A Message from Roselia Ekhause, LÁMP: ARA Program Coordinator

Day of the Dead Celebration / Celebración del día de los muertos

On Monday, November 02, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in room 125

LÁMP: ARA will be hosting the Day of the Dead Celebration. Come and explore the beauty of Mexican culture and history while immersing yourself in the traditions of Latino Benson community at LÁMP: ARA Día de los Muertos.

Guests of all ages are invited to experience art and to enjoy traditional hot chocolate and Pan de muerto (bread of the dead).

Roselia Ekhause

Benson Polytechnic H.S.
LÁMP:ARA Coordinator | Oregon College Access Corps

Phone:(503) 916-5100 extension  77266

 

 

 

A Message from Sally Niedermeyer (Benson’s Health Science Instructor)

SKI TEAM REGISTRATION NIGHT AND DEADLINE:

OCTOBER 29 AT 7:00PM

GRANT HIGH SCHOOL ROOM #202

 

The LAST day to register for the Grant/Cleveland/Madison/Benson Ski Team is at the October 29th Meeting at 7:00pmat Grant High School, Computer Lab, Room #202 (upstairs on the South side of the school).

 

ALL paperwork for the racer and EVERY adult who will be involved must be completed prior to this date or at the registration meeting. Make sure you bring your driver’s license and car insurance declaration for every adult.

 

Contact Randy Hewitt at grantskiraceteam@gmail.com with questions or visit the website at http://grantclevelandskiteam.com/ or more information.

 

Sally Niedermeyer, RN/BSN

Benson High School Health Science Instructor

546 NE 12 Ave.

Portland,  OR 97232

503-916-5100

503-916-2690 fax

 

 

 

 

A Couple of Message’s from Joe Rozewski (Benson’s Art Instructor)

There will be a very important fundraiser for Benson’s Visual Arts Department on Saturday November 21st  at Dots  Cafe on 26th Ave. and SE Clinton street. Come in For Brunch, 10AM-2PM. Dots is giving us a percentage of all funds made that morning to go straight into our art department funding, for materials and tools for the students. Please come out and have a nice brunch with us and help out the students at the same time. Tickets can also be purchased through Mr. Rozewski, the book keeper or at the door.

 

On December 17th, 2015, from 4-7PM, the Art classes at Benson will be having our first art Gallery Show. Featuring work from the Visual arts Department in Benson’s KBPS’s  radio station’s lobby. Most work is for sale at a great price. The Creative Arts Club will be there selling lots of Winter Break gifts at “recession proof” prices. Come out and see the great work made by our students and maybe pick up a gift for a friend for the holidays. All sales go to the Visual Arts Department account, checks and cash only please.

 

Hope to see you at the show!!!

Joe Rozewski

Benson Art Department

 

 

 

A Message from Lincoln High School

 

The Cardinal Families Health Action Network is holding an event we call “Courageous Conversations” at Lincoln on 10/28 at 6:30-8pm.

 

The original flyer called (mindfulness flyer new)  is up all over at Lincoln and we included images of police and drugs because we are going to have information on how mindfulness is being used by the police force to deal with stress and how mindfulness practices are alternative coping tools for stress to help reduce drug and alcohol use.

 

This event is very relevant for staff and students (12 and up) as well as parents. Lincoln now has the mindfulness studies program that was piloted at Wilson last year. It has been hugely successful already. You can find more info at http://www.peaceinschools.org

 

The talk will be 45 minutes presentation and 45 minutes Q&A. The info will be on what is mindfulness, how to use mindfulness for stress and as an alternative coping mechanism.  We will have about 8 “experts” there to comment and answer question but just 3 presenters are listed on the flyer.

 

We are opening this to the public and would very much like to invite our fellow PPS high school students and staff join the conversation.

 

Let me know if you have any questions!

 

Sincerely,

Eleni

 

HAN CO-Chair

503 816 1070

 

Cardinal Families Health Action Network (HAN)

 

 

 

 

 

A Message from Adam Kennybrew (Benson’s College & AVID Coordinator)

Attention Senior Class:

I have great news for you. Oregon State University will be hosting their application workshop on Monday, October 26th from 10:00-11:30am at Benson’s Counseling Center. I strongly urge all students who are interested in applying to OSU attend this workshop. This workshop is not just for students interested in attending OSU.  You will excused from your 2nd period class.  Please come sign up with Mr. Kennybrew, your college counselor asap so that we can get an accurate number of students who will be attending and so you can get a reminder slip as the date gets closer.

Thank you!!

 

 

  • Utah State will have an open house for anyone interested in attending and learning more about their university. This event will be located at the Red Lion.

 

Red Lion on the River

909 N. Hayden Island Dr.

October 28, 2015 (Wed)

6:00 – 8:00 pm

 

 

 

  • The University of Oregon will be here on the 19th of November  to host their annual Duck Express day at Benson.  This day provides all seniors who have applied or interested in applying to the U of O an opportunity to have an 1 on 1 with their admissions counselor.  This event will be held in the Benson’s counseling center from 1:30 – 3:30pm.

 

 

Adam Kennybrew

AVID Coordinator & College Counselor

Benson Polytechnic High School

546 NE 12th Ave.

Portland, OR 97232

503-916-5100 ext. 77261

Fax: (503) 916-2690

 

 

 

A Message from Tammy Hite/Benson Alumni Association

BENSON YEARBOOKS FOR SALE! Recently we had to clean out a few storage areas around the school and discovered A LOT of yearbooks. The majority of the books are from 1970 to 2014 with few books from the 50′s and 60′s. Most are brand new, but some of the older books have a bit of wear and some writing in them. If you are interested in purchasing one, please go to the Benson Alumni website to see what books are available and prices. Proceeds from the sale go towards the Benson Centennial Celebrations happening during the 2016-2017 school year. Please allow up to 4-weeks for delivery.

http://www.bensontechalumni.org/about/alumni-store/

 

Tammy Hite

Architecture and Drafting Teacher

 

Benson Polytechnic High School

546 NE 12th Avenue

Portland, OR 97232

thite@pps.net

503-916-5100 x77211

 

 

COLLEGE VISITS:

All visits will be held in the Counseling Center. You must sign up in the Counseling Center for these visits.

Text: @u2college to 81010 to get updates about college visits.

10/28 Pacific University 9:50

Adam Kennybrew (Benson’s College Coordinator)

 

A Message from Tony Peters (Benson’s Attendance Monitor)

When Your Student is Absent or Late

When a student is absent from a class period, an Auto-Dialer will call a designated phone number associated with the student to inform parents/guardians of the absence.

In previous years, after listening to the Auto-Dialer message, parent/guardians were able to push a button to leave a recorded message for the Attendance Monitor.  This is no longer possible.  However, voicemail messages MAY BE LEFT for the Attendance Monitor, at any time, by calling Benson High School at (503) 916-5100 and then pressing Option 3 for Attendance. This is what the new Auto-Dialer system directs parent/guardians to do, in order to excuse or comment on their student’s absence from class.

 

This Week In Athletics

Monday

Football vs Wilson

7pm at Wilson High School

 

 

Dress Code Reminder

Dress Code Reminder: Please me mindful that clothing with inappropriate symbols or signs relating to gangs, drugs, tobacco, alcohol or anything else is not acceptable.  No sunglasses, du-rags, bandanas, sagging pants, halter tops, exposed midriffs, low necklines, spaghetti straps, or holes and tears in clothing.  No bare feet, spike jewelry, hanging belts and chains.  Dresses and skirts, with arms at your side; need to be at the end of your fingertips in length.  Skorts and shorts need to have a 4 inch inseam.

 

 

 

Make It a Great Week!

Curtis Wilson Jr., Principal

Benson Polytechnic High School

 

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