November 23rd 2015
A Message From Principal Wilson:
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:
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.
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.
Julie Morris, M.L.S.
Media Specialist/ Librarian
Benson Polytechnic High School
(503)916-5100 ext. 77124, 77125
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.
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.
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 email@example.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!!!
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!
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.
Architecture and Drafting Teacher
Benson Polytechnic High School
546 NE 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
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