A Message From Principal Wilson:
Please be sure to provide positive support as your kids finish out the next two weeks of school before Christmas Vacation begins. For some of our students Christmas Vacation comes with uncertainty, so please be mindful and talk to your kids if you notice any significant changes in their moods or behavior.
ACTE National Convention:
Benson Polytechnic High School was well represented at the annual ACTE National Convention that was held in Las Vegas Nevada from December 4th-7th. Myself along with parent volunteers, district officials and Benson teachers attended the 4-day event in which we were able to view and gather informative information in regards to CTE programs and materials that were on display from around the country. The trip was a valuable experience in learning how other CTE programs are implemented in other areas of the United States.
Athletic Events For The Week
*MBX=Men’s Basketball/WBX=Women’s Basketball/WR=Wrestling
3:00 MBX (FR) @ Evergreen
4:30 MBX (JV) @ Evergreen
8:00 MBX (V) @ Evergreen
4:30 WBX (JV) @ Evergreen
6:00 WBX (V) @ Evergreen
4:15 MBX (FR) vs Grant @ BHS
5:45 MBX (JV) vs Grant @ BHS
7:30 MBX (V) vs Grant @ BHS
4:15 WBX (FR) vs Gresham @ BHS
5:45 WBX (JV) vs Gresham @ BHS
7:30 WBX (V) vs Gresham @ BHS
4:00 WR @ Grant
7:00 MBX (V) @ Columbia Christian
6:30 WR @ Milwaukie Tourney
5:45 WBX (JV) vs North Salem @ BHS
7:30 WBX (V) vs North Salem @ BHS
Senior Pictures are DUE December 22nd! Have your students send them to Bensonyearbook2014@gmail.com Be sure to include your quote in the e-mail. Spread the word; let’s get everyone’s picture in the yearbook!
A message from Kevin Flink (KBPS Radio)
KBPS will be broadcasting the Grant/Benson basketball game live on Tuesday 7:30 pm. 1450 AM and streaming at kbps.am
515 N.E. 15th Ave
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phone (503) 916-5828
Site Council Minutes
Benson High School Site Council Minutes
November 19, 2013
Administrators Curtis Wilson
Teachers Brett Anderson
Classified Employee Brain Stauffer
Community Member Dale Bajema
Student Tifany Assenberg
Parents Neeley Wells
The minutes from the October were circulated by email, changes and correction made and were sent to Curtis for posting on the website.
Brett moved that we adopt the state-issued by-laws for our organization. It was passed and Lisa will conform the document.
Curtis reports that discussions are continuing about the implementation of the PIL reconfiguration, with the idea of schools needing to field only two levels of a sport to keep it viable.
After spending some time working on the latest draft, a subcommittee will meet next in the library classroom to review the 5YP suggestions and incorporated them into the document. Jeandre will send Lisa the mission statement and history section if it can be found, if not the history section will be removed.
Community Cycling Center
Mychal Tetteh, Benson Alum and CEO of the CCC attended the meeting to share the mission of the CCC and present his vision of a bond between Benson and the CCC. The CCC has an outreach program, which could benefit Benson by promoting “Active Transportation” and exploring potential academic tie-ins with PE and bike mechanics. Brett shared that basic bike maintenance is taught in auto.
Curtis proposed a change to how the various community meetings occur at Benson and the following idea came out of the discussion: Starting in January the administration team will hold a public meeting at 5:30 on the third Wednesday of the month in RM 125 (the band room.) This will be an opportunity for Site Council, PTSA and the Alumni Association Board to hear from the Principal and VPs about what is going on in the school. The organizations can schedule their meetings around this. i.e. Site Council will meet before, then proceed to the Admin meeting, the PTSA will start at the Admin meeting, then move to their meeting. We have not heard from the Alumni group, but the other two groups were amenable.
Curtis solicited input regarding where Benson would like to see growth in its CTE program in response to a request for such information from the district around the execution of the current and future bond money. He will be basing his response on Development Goal 3 from the 5YP.
The meeting ended at 5:30
The next meeting is December 10th at 4:00.
A message from Amy Barras:!
The hit T.V. show chopped is looking for teen chef’s! Apply by December 8th at http://www.choppedcasting.com/
Our annual health fair is scheduled for December 19th. Please email Amy at email@example.com if you would like to bring your class to the fair.
Our staff wellness challenge has begun! Keep moving and reminding your students to drink water. Thank you Amanda and Emily- our fabulous interns from OHSU for organizing this challenge just in time for the
Like us on Facebook: HealthCorps at Benson High School
HealthCorps healthy app for your smart phones is finally here! Download the app, Momentum Challenge and motivate yourself beyond the classroom! Our school code: BHS672
A message from the PE/Health Department: (Linda McLellan and Katie Meyer)
The Health Fair is coming up. December 19th. Freshmen Fit2Live&Learn class will be hosting the 2013 Benson Health Fair. Parents are welcome.
10:30 am – 2:00 pm (with a break for lunch)
A message from the Benson Bookkeeper: (Debbie Corning)
Parents and students the deadline is quickly approaching. If you want to purchase a 2014 yearbook, the price is $50 until winter break and $60 after winter break. You can make a check out to Benson High School. I also take cash and money orders. Remember that our student store also has sweatshirts($30), t-shirts($10), scarves($20) and beanies($15). These items make great presents. Students may stop by my office before school, lunch time and after school. Parents may stop by anytime. My hours are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.
A message from Miranda Ryan (College & Career Coordinator)
Coming to Benson:
Upcoming Career Days:
Mercy Corps Career Day 12/12
SAT Prep Sessions:
All visits will be held in the Counseling Center. You must sign up in the Counseling Center for these visits.
12/9 Oregon State 9:00am
12/16 Western Oregon (Sign up through Naviance) 9:00am
Instant Admit Days:
Apply for the Oregon Zoo ZAP (Zoo Animal Presenters) internship. This is a three year paid program for teens interested in working with children and learning about conservation education. Get your applications in the career center. Application deadline is January 22, 2014.
Work at OMSI as an Educator Apprentice. Must be between the ages of 16 to 19; Pay Rate: $8.95 – $10.50 per hour. If this sounds like the perfect position, please visit http://omsi.iapplicants.com/searchjobs.php.
OMSI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Paid summer internship deadline January 31, 2014
Apply online at bankofamerica.com/student leaders
Here is a message from the School Nurse Cindy Schlatter:
APPLY NOW to get Health Insurance starting January 1!
Cover Oregon knows many Oregonians have been waiting months, even years, for health insurance. We are encouraging all Oregonians to APPLY NOW if they want coverage to start January 1, 2014.
You can apply now in one of the following ways:
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If you have questions about how to apply, call 1-855-CoverOR (1-855-268-3767) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Principal of Benson Polytechnic High School