Apr 132014
 

A Message From Principal Wilson:

Parents/Guardians,

Please note that with only 2 months of school left on the academic calendar that it’s imperative that students are focused and on track to finishing out the school year on a positive note.  If you have any concerns regarding your students classes or other concerning issues related to your students please be sure to make contact with your child’s teachers or contact your student’s counselor here at Benson.  This past Thursday, April 10th was the end of the 3rd Grading Quarter and parents/guardians should be getting progress reports on their kids sometime this week.

 

Dress Code Reminder

Parents remind your students that as we move into warm weather that clothing with inappropriate symbols or signs relating to gangs, drugs, tobacco, alcohol or anything else is not acceptable.  No sunglasses, du-rags, hats, 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.  Thank You!!

-Benson Administration

 

Benson Clean Up Day (Parents We Need Your Support)

Mark your calendars!  Benson Clean-up day is on Saturday, April 19th from 9am-1pm.   We need as many volunteers as we can to help us weed, clean, prune and beautify the grounds of Benson.  Parents and Community please come out on Saturday and show your Tech Pride and help beautify our school grounds.

 

Extension of the School Year:

Parents/Guardians please note that the Portland School Board approved calendars for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years on March 31 and added two days to the current school year to make up for snow days. School will end this year on Friday, June 13.  PPS closed all schools three full days this school year due to inclement weather: Dec. 11, Feb. 7 and Feb. 10.  To make up the missed class time, June 12 and 13, originally scheduled as teacher planning days, will now be full school days.  School will let out for summer break Friday, June 13 and planning days will move to Monday and Tuesday, June 16 and 17 for teachers.

 

 

Parents/Guardians please remember that freshmen have a daily planner that will help parents monitor daily homework needs and due dates from teachers.  The daily planner also contains contact information and email addresses of their teachers.  Please also be aware of the automated phone calls from the school alerting you (parents) of absences/skipping by your child.  This will allow you the opportunity to follow up with your child before the absences become a chronic issue.

 

 

A Message from Ilsa Bruer: (Language Arts Teacher) in regards to the Poetry Slam Event:

Parents/Guardians:

On Friday, March 21st ten (10) students also performed their original poetry in Benson’s poetry slam.  Each student did a great job demonstrating poise, courage and creativity in their performance and they all should be commended.  Ms. Bruer would like to congratulate the following students: Claudia McGinnis, Neema Doti, Zarah Boling, Theo Nguyen, Devon Straub, Kahlea Casanova-Fish, Aaron White, Deazhane Carter, Warren Yoakum, and Alexis Whitney!

Our three finalists, Warren Yoakum, Aaron White and Alexis Whitney will represent Benson at the Verselandia Poetry Slam on Tuesday, April 29th at 7pm at the Gerding Theater.

For more information check out http://verselandia.wordpress.com/

 

Thank You

Ms. Bruer

 

 

Parents/Guardians

Attached to this email is an important message with information regarding safety when selecting transportation services during prom season.  Additional information can be found at www.portlandoregon.gov/revenue/LegalLimo or by calling Frank Dufay at 503-865-2487.

 

Parents; Clearance for the Prom

Parents please help remind your Seniors that Prom is slowly approaching (May 10th).  Ticket sales start on April 28th, and Guest forms will be available on the 21st.  But before your student can buy a ticket he/she must be cleared in the bookkeeper’s office.  Please remind your Senior to go and check with the bookkeeper to see if they are cleared.

-Benson Administration

 

Parents; The District’s Sixty (60) Day Rule

Commencement Disqualification- Seniors may be disqualified from participation in commencement exercises and related activities if within 60 days of the last senior school day (June 3rd 2014) they are found to be in violation of the District’s Drug and Alcohol policy or any Level 3 or greater violation resulting in a disciplinary action of suspension.

 

THE 60 DAY RULE BEGAN ON Friday APRIL 4, 2014

Please make sure your Seniors are mindful of this as we move into PROM season and SENIOR celebrations!

-Benson Administration

 

Site Council

Parents: Site Council will be meeting on Wednesday April 16th from 4pm-5:30pm in the Library Conference Room (located in the Library) if you would like to be a part of this important meeting.

 

PTSA

Parents: PTSA will be meeting on Wednesday April 16th from 6pm-7:30pm in the Library Conference Room (located in the Library) if you would like to join this meeting.

 

A Message from Linda McLellan (PE Teacher; Fit 2 Live and Learn Class)

Freshmen Parents:  If you want to check on whether your child has completed daily homework, the list of homework (which they do have each night) assignments & expectations are listed in their daily planner.  Please ask to see that planner.  In that planner you will also find teacher’s email addresses and other resource information to help your child navigate their High School experience.

 

 

A Message from Barry Philips (Vice Principal)—Parents We Need Volunteers!!

Hello Parents and Guardians of Benson Students,

The Freshman class  is going on a fieldtrip to OMSI on Wednesday April 23rd 2014 for the ACT Testing Day Freshman Activities 8:00am – 12:30pm.

OMSI requires a 1:10 staff/volunteer to student ratio in order to attend.  Benson needs 10 parent volunteers to be able to take the freshman to OMSI.  If you are available to volunteer 04/23/14 from 8am-12:30pm please call or email Mr. Phillips ASAP at 503-916-5100, extension 77104 or email bphillips @pps.net    **Because you will not be left alone with students you do not require a security clearance for this event.

 

The Freshman Activity is a trip to OMSI. Two attractions (there are others) our students will focus on and enjoy are Tony Hawk Rad Science and What I Eat (see descriptions below).

Extreme Sports. Extreme Science.

In this cool new exhibit, world-renowned skateboard legend Tony Hawk demonstrates how physics principles like gravity, force, velocity, acceleration, inertia and balance make radical tricks possible in sports like skateboarding, BMX and snowboarding (teacher packet coming soon). In addition to his impressive athletic achievements, Hawk’s name is synonymous with top selling boarding products, mainstream clothing, video games and impressive charitable activities including the development of public skate parks in low-income communities. He understands how physics make his sport possible and makes these challenging science concepts relevant, accessible and engaging for young visitors.

 

What I Eat

Ever wondered what a boy in Bangladesh eats for lunch? How about a sumo wrestler in Japan or a camel herder in Egypt?

Based on Faith D’Aluisio and Peter Menzel’s wildly popular book, What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets, OMSI’s new photography exhibit invites you to explore what the food we eat says about how we live and who we are (teacher packet attached).

The exhibit features portraits of 20 people from around the world and the food they eat in the course of a day – right down to serving size and caloric value. Ranging from 800 to 8400 calories, fresh ingredients to processed staples, rich and hearty to lean and light, the differences in a single day’s worth of food provide a glimpse into the way people (live and eat) all over the globe.

B. Phillips

Vice Principal

 

A Message from Dave DeMaris (Math Teacher)

This past week Chris Fischborn of Z-Tech Engineering, a Professional Surveyor working with a Program called TrigStar visited with Advanced Algebra, and Pre-Calculus students.  He introduced the students to surveying as a career.  He included a brief history of surveying in the US and on the football field and he also demonstrated how Mathematics is used every day…particularly trigonometry.  At the conclusion of his visit a test was given where prizes of $50, $30, and $20 was awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place on the test finishers.

Winners of the contest were:  1. Harry Herzberg  2. Rose Adrian   3. Zachary Schroeder

Harry will go on to represent Benson in a regional competition in May.

Congratulations to these students and thanks to Mr. Fischborn for visiting Benson Tech.

 

A Message from Sally Niedermeyer (Health Occupations Teacher)

Health Occupations had 18 Health Science students who competed at the Oregon HOSA Spring Leadership Conference this past week.  Sophomore, Evangeline Matley, was elected as president elect and will be a HOSA state officer for the next two years.  Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Benson students attending placed in the top 3 of their events and earned medals!  Benson Tech had a new school record with senior, Phuong Uyen Nguyen, receiving 11 medals.  Also senior Kien Tran was the top scorer in the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Issues Exam, a particularly difficult written test on current health issues.  Many of the students qualified to attend the National Leadership Conference in June to be held in Orlando, Florida.  Congratulations students and Go Tech!!

 

A Message from Matt Pellico and John DeLacy from the Robotics Club:  Trip to West Super-Regional FTC Championship in Sacramento Calif.

At the Oregon FTC State Robotics Championship, which was held at Benson High School on March 2, Benson High School Team 267, EMP, won a slot in the Western Super-Regional Championship in Sacramento, California.  From that moment, we held several fundraisers and made pleas for financial help from sponsors and alumni.  Overall we raised enough money to send eight students and two adults to Sacramento for four days.  The five Benson students who participated as Team 267 are Gavin Beck, Mitchell Angulo, Trevor McClung, Harry Herzberg and Zachary Schroeder.

Furthermore, three students from the other Benson teams signed up as volunteers at the tournament, so they went with us.  They were Rose Adrian, Bronson Kim and Keala Cottrell.  They helped with the Audio/Visual work during the three days of the tournament.  On Wednesday morning, March 19, we left Benson and arrived in Sacramento about 9PM.

Thursday, the first day of the tournament, was spent setting up and decorating our pit area and getting our robot inspected.  Team and pit judging also took place on Thursday.  Three practice fields were available for the team to perfect their programs and practice driving.

Friday morning was the start of the qualifying matches.  Team 267 took part in seven matches on Thursday.  We were in the winning alliance on two of them.  The robot had some mechanical and software problems that affected a couple of the losing matches, but we also had the bad luck to have one match in which the Field Control System failed completely to connect to our robot.  And in another match, the alliance partner’s robot failed to operate.

On Saturday morning, Team 267 had their eighth and last qualifying match.  We were allied with E = MC Squirred, an old friend from Beaverton, and our alliance won handily.  It was a very good end to the qualifying portion of the tournament.

Unfortunately, Team 267 did not get on an alliance for the final rounds, but the students felt very good at the way their robot operated and the team conducted itself amid some real difficulties.  Since this robotics program is designed to expose students to the real world of engineering, where unpredictable and negative things can happen, I feel the Benson students came through very well.  They were not discouraged and came away with unforgettable experiences and ideas, and some new friends.

Every student had a lot of fun, made many new friends and learned invaluable lessons in life and engineering.

We stayed on for the final rounds and awards ceremonies and rooted for the four or five Oregon teams who made it into the finals.

We returned to Benson on Sunday, exhausted but happy.

John DeLacy

Matt Pellico

 

A Message from Amy Henry & Steve Wren  (School Counselors)

For the next two weeks, the Benson Counseling Department will be forecasting students for the 2014-15 school year (see schedule below).  In addition, we will be talking about other topics such as credit recovery, post high school planning, etc. We will be sending home the following information with your student:

1) Letter from the school district stating the benefits of taking eight classes

2) Student’s transcript

3) A form the student has filled out which lists their career goal, their forecasted classes for next year and a credit recovery plan (if needed).

 

Please review the information with your student. If you have any questions, we can be reached at Amy Henry, amyhenry@pps.net (working with last names A-L) and Steve Wren, swren@pps.net.Benson (working with last names M-Z).

 

Forecasting Schedule:

Current Juniors (Class of 2015):                           April 4-10 in US History/AP US History Classes (Done)

Current  Freshmen (Class of 2017):                   April 14-17 in Biology Classes

Current  Sophomores (Class of 2016):              April 18-22 in Modern World History Classes

 

Amy & Steve

 

 

A Message from Steve Naganuma (KBPS Radio)

Parents/Guardians,

KGW-TV did a Flashback news story on KBPS Radio.  Here is the link to the video.

http://www.kgw.com/thesquare/Flashback-Monday-Benson-Highs-KBPS-AM-253304811.html

 

Steve Naganuma

 

A Message from Jeandre Carbone (Benson Vice Principal): Additional Math Tutoring for Juniors

Benson is providing additional math tutoring for juniors preparing to retake the OAKS math test.  Details follow:

Teacher: Ms. Leech

Location: Room 226

Times: 3:30 to 4:30 on Wednesdays – Beginning March 19th

Period 4 -Beginning March 20th

-Ms. Carbone

 

A Message from the Benson Counseling Staff of Amy Henry and Steve Wren:

Parents here are a few things we want to make sure you don’t miss and communicate with your students.

 

Juniors:  Now is the time to start studying for the ACT test.  Come to the College and Career Center for help.

 

SENIORS–KEEP WORKING ON POST HS PLANS:

Going to an apprenticeship after Benson? – See your major teacher; update your resume.

 

Math Tutoring: The counseling center is now offering FREE math tutoring on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm for students in Algebra 1 – Pre-Calculus.  Feel free to drop in any Thursday and get help with math in the counseling center.

 

The 22nd Annual Asian American Youth Leadership Conference is Friday, May 22.  If you have students who are interested in attending, please have you child pick up a student information packet in the counseling office.  Permission slip and payment is due to Ms. Henry by Friday, April 18th.

Ms. Henry

 

 

A Message from Miranda Ryan (College & Career Coordinator)

 

Coming to Benson:

 

Upcoming Career Days:

Port of Portland Career Day: If you have ever flown out of Portland International Airport, worn clothes from Columbia Sportswear or perhaps even purchased something from Fred Meyer, the Port helped bring those experiences to life! From communications to problem solving, this career day will put your skills to the test in an emergency simulation exercise and a tour of the airfield. Discover why the Port of Portland is crucial to our region. The Port has already impacted your life, now it is your turn to make an impact. Come see what the Port can offer you!  Featured careers include: media relations, wildlife management, fire/police, retail management, dredge operations, engineering, environmental, airfield operations and communications center dispatch and TSA just to name a few.

 

 

Scholarships:

 

 

 

Please make sure to contact your counselor if you’re interested in either one of these scholarships. 

 

SAT Prep Sessions:

 

COLLEGE VISITS:

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

Portland Community College and Intel are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Hermana’s Conference for Latina girls, grades 9 – 10 to be held on Friday, April 25th from 8am to 2pm at the PCC Rock Creek Campus.  Conference Mission: To increase the number of underrepresented female students choosing to go to college by inspiring them to pursue an engineering and science education and envision future careers in a technical field.  Registration is free and lunch will be provided.  See your counselor for more information.

 

New Opportunities for Benson Students

Chick Tech- is a free year long program that introduces 100 high school girls to technology and local tech community.  The program provides a fun, positive learning experience designed to build participants’ confidence in their technical abilities, give them positive role models, create connections with other young women from the Portland metro area, and create a positive association with technology creation.

Must be a sophomore or Junior to apply.

 

The EAGLE:  (Early Adventures in Golf for a Lifetime of Enjoyment)

This program is a paid internship that encompasses all phases of the golf course operation.  Only sophomores are eligible to apply for this two-year program.  You do not need to know how to play golf.

Come to the Career Center to pick up an application.

 

 

Instant Admit Days:

 

 

Internships:

 

 

Summer Opportunities For Your Kids:

 

PLACE (Planning and Leadership Across City Environments):  By signing up for PLACE you will work on real projects that directly involves you in planning Portland’s future.  During this dynamic, interdisciplinary, and experiential summer program, you will learn from the city’s best minds as they grapple with decisions that shape Portland’s Future.  Sign up in the Career Center.

 

International Summer Science Institute: Applicants to the international Summer Science Institute must have excelled in their science studies and demonstrated their interceded in scientific research beyond the classroom—in extra research projects, science competitions, summer programs, etc.  Pick-up applications in the Career Center.

 

C. Wilson

Principal of Benson Polytechnic High School    

Apr 062014
 

A Message From Principal Wilson:

Parents/Guardians,

Please note that with only a little over 2 months of school left on the academic calendar that it’s imperative that students are focused and on track to finishing out the school year on a positive note.  If you have any concerns regarding your students classes or other concerning issues related to your students please be sure to make contact with your child’s teachers or contact your student’s counselor here at Benson.  This coming Thursday, April 10th will be the end of the 3rd Grading Quarter and parents/guardians should be getting progress reports on their kids early the following week.

 

Friday April 11th Teacher Planning Day:

Parents/Guardians please note that this coming Friday April 11th is a Teacher Planning Day and therefore there will not be school for students on this day.

 

Extension of the School Year:

Parents/Guardians please note that the Portland School Board approved calendars for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years on March 31 and added two days to the current school year to make up for snow days. School will end this year on Friday, June 13.  PPS closed all schools three full days this school year due to inclement weather: Dec. 11, Feb. 7 and Feb. 10.  To make up the missed class time, June 12 and 13, originally scheduled as teacher planning days, will now be full school days.  School will let out for summer break Friday, June 13 and planning days will move to Monday and Tuesday, June 16 and 17 for teachers.

 

 

Parents/Guardians please remember that freshmen have a daily planner that will help parents monitor daily homework needs and due dates from teachers.  The daily planner also contains contact information and email addresses of their teachers.  Please also be aware of the automated phone calls from the school alerting you (parents) of absences/skipping by your child.  This will allow you the opportunity to follow up with your child before the absences become a chronic issue.

 

A Message from Christin Chambless (PTSA President)

Parents/Guardians

I just wanted to put out a reminder that the Benson Clean up day is fast approaching.

It is on Saturday, April 19th from 9am-1pm.

We will be coordinating our efforts with those of the Kerns neighborhood society, Benson Alumni, PTSA and Site Council.

We are looking for parent and student volunteers for the day.

We need as many volunteers as we can get to help us weed, clean, prune and beautify the grounds of Benson.

We also need people to bring gardening supplies that they can use on that day.

Gloves, rakes, shovels, pruners, power washers, brooms, etc.

The Benson PTSA would like to “Thank” everyone for their help and cooperation in this manner.

Christin Knight Chambless

BHS PTSA President

 

 

A Message from Ilsa Bruer: (Language Arts Teacher) in regards to the Poetry Slam Event:

Parents/Guardians:

On Friday, April 4th, Ms. Bruer’s tenth grade students had the opportunity to meet best-selling, Dominican author, Julia Alvarez.  Students are currently reading her historical novel In the Time of the Butterflies and enjoyed the chance to engage in a question and answer session with the author.

 

On Friday, March 21st ten (10) students also performed their original poetry in Benson’s poetry slam.  Each student did a great job demonstrating poise, courage and creativity in their performance and they all should be commended.  Ms. Bruer would like to congratulate the following students: Claudia McGinnis, Neema Doti, Zarah Boling, Theo Nguyen, Devon Straub, Kahlea Casanova-Fish, Aaron White, Deazhane Carter, Warren Yoakum, and Alexis Whitney!

 

Our three finalists, Warren Yoakum, Aaron White and Alexis Whitney will represent Benson at the Verselandia Poetry Slam on Tuesday, April 29th at 7pm at the Gerding Theater.  For more information check out http://verselandia.wordpress.com/

 

Thank You

Ms. Bruer

 

 

Parents/Guardians

Attached to this email is an important message with information regarding safety when selecting transportation services during prom season.  Additional information can be found at www.portlandoregon.gov/revenue/LegalLimo or by calling Frank Dufay at 503-865-2487.

 

Parents; Clearance for the Prom

Parents please help remind your Seniors that Prom is slowly approaching (May 10th).  Ticket sales start on April 28th, and Guest forms will be available on the 21st.  But before your student can buy a ticket he/she must be cleared in the bookkeeper’s office.  Please remind your Senior to go and check with the bookkeeper to see if they are cleared.

-Benson Administration

 

Parents; The District’s Sixty (60) Day Rule

Commencement Disqualification- Seniors may be disqualified from participation in commencement exercises and related activities if within 60 days of the last senior school day (June 3rd 2014) they are found to be in violation of the District’s Drug and Alcohol policy or any Level 3 or greater violation resulting in a disciplinary action of suspension.

 

THE 60 DAY RULE BEGAN ON Friday APRIL 4, 2014

Please make sure your Seniors are mindful of this as we move into PROM season and SENIOR celebrations!

 

-Benson Administration

 

 

 

A Message from Barth Clooten (Manufacturing Teacher)

The American Foundry Society had its annual casting competition and Benson students took the Top 3 spots in the competition.

Jose Bastida too 1st Place

Thomas Wallberg took 2nd Place

Mike Ivezic took 3rd Place.

 

Congratulations to our Top 3 finishers in this event.

 

Benson Manufacturing did an awesome job.

 

B. Clooten

 

 

 

 

A Message from Linda McLellan (PE Teacher; Fit 2 Live and Learn Class)

Freshmen Parents:  If you want to check on whether your child has completed daily homework, the list of homework (which they do have each night) assignments & expectations are listed in their daily planner.  Please ask to see that planner.  In that planner you will also find teacher’s email addresses and other resource information to help your child navigate their High School experience.

 

 

A Message from Joe Rozewski (Art Teacher)

Benson is proud to announce the offering of a new sculpture class for next fall.  The class is centered around ceramics technology and fine art skill building.  Students will enjoy the practice of pottery on the wheel, low and high fire clay techniques, hand building and plaster mold work. The course also touches on Art History and raw material chemistry in the field of ceramics.

 

We will also be offering an Intermediate/Advanced Art class for our more industrious young artists.  This class will be great for juniors and seniors, designed to build on skills learned in Benson’s introductory level art class.  Students will have the opportunity to enter competitions, show in galleries and hopefully sell some of their art on our Etsy account.  The philosophy of art making and art history component of this class enriches the experience.

 

Joe Rozewski

 

 

A Message from Barry Philips (Vice Principal)—Parents We Need Volunteers!!

Hello Parents and Guardians of Benson Students,

The Freshman class  is going on a fieldtrip to OMSI on Wednesday April 23rd 2014 for the ACT Testing Day Freshman Activities 8:00am – 12:30pm.

 

OMSI requires a 1:10 staff/volunteer to student ratio in order to attend.  Benson needs 10 parent volunteers to be able to take the freshman to OMSI.  If you are available to volunteer 04/23/14 from 8am-12:30pm please call or email Mr. Phillips ASAP at 503-916-5100, extension 77104 or email bphillips @pps.net    **Because you will not be left alone with students you do not require a security clearance for this event.

 

 

The Freshman Activity is a trip to OMSI. Two attractions (there are others) our students will focus on and enjoy are Tony Hawk Rad Science and What I Eat (see descriptions below).

Extreme Sports. Extreme Science.

In this cool new exhibit, world-renowned skateboard legend Tony Hawk demonstrates how physics principles like gravity, force, velocity, acceleration, inertia and balance make radical tricks possible in sports like skateboarding, BMX and snowboarding (teacher packet coming soon). In addition to his impressive athletic achievements, Hawk’s name is synonymous with top selling boarding products, mainstream clothing, video games and impressive charitable activities including the development of public skate parks in low-income communities. He understands how physics make his sport possible and makes these challenging science concepts relevant, accessible and engaging for young visitors.

 

What I Eat

Ever wondered what a boy in Bangladesh eats for lunch? How about a sumo wrestler in Japan or a camel herder in Egypt?

Based on Faith D’Aluisio and Peter Menzel’s wildly popular book, What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets, OMSI’s new photography exhibit invites you to explore what the food we eat says about how we live and who we are (teacher packet attached).

The exhibit features portraits of 20 people from around the world and the food they eat in the course of a day – right down to serving size and caloric value. Ranging from 800 to 8400 calories, fresh ingredients to processed staples, rich and hearty to lean and light, the differences in a single day’s worth of food provide a glimpse into the way people (live and eat) all over the globe.

 

B. Phillips

Vice Principal

 

 

A Message from Amy Henry & Steve Wren  (School Counselors)

For the next three weeks, the Benson Counseling Department will be forecasting students for the 2014-15 school year (see schedule below).  In addition, we will be talking about other topics such as credit recovery, post high school planning, etc. We will be sending home the following information with your student:

1) Letter from the school district stating the benefits of taking eight classes

2) Student’s transcript

3) A form the student has filled out which lists their career goal, their forecasted classes for next year and a credit recovery plan (if needed).

 

Please review the information with your student. If you have any questions, we can be reached at Amy Henry, amyhenry@pps.net (working with last names A-L) and Steve Wren, swren@pps.net.Benson (working with last names M-Z).

 

Forecasting Schedule:

Current Juniors (Class of 2015):                           April 4-10 in US History/AP US History Classes

Current  Freshmen (Class of 2017):                   April 14-17 in Biology Classes

Current  Sophomores (Class of 2016):              April 18-22 in Modern World History Classes

 

Amy & Steve

 

 

 

A Message from Steve Naganuma (KBPS Radio)

Parents/Guardians,

KGW-TV did a Flashback news story on KBPS Radio.  Here is the link to the video.

http://www.kgw.com/thesquare/Flashback-Monday-Benson-Highs-KBPS-AM-253304811.html

 

Steve Naganuma

 

 

 

A Message from Jeandre Carbone (Benson Vice Principal): Additional Math Tutoring for Juniors

Benson is providing additional math tutoring for juniors preparing to retake the OAKS math test.  Details follow:

Teacher: Ms. Leech

Location: Room 226

Times: 3:30 to 4:30 on Wednesdays – Beginning March 19th

Period 4 -Beginning March 20th

 

-Ms. Carbone

 

 

 

Athletic Events For The Week

Monday

4:30 BB (V) vs Wilson @ Sckavone

4:30 BB (JV) vs Madison@ Glenhaven

4:00 SB vs Cleveland @ BHS

4:15 MTN vs Hood River @ BHS

4:15 WTN vs Hood River @ BHS

 

Tuesday

4:15 MTN vs Franklin @ BHS

4:15 WTN @ Franklin 

4:30 BB (JV) vs Lincoln @ Sckavone

 

Wednesday

4:30 BB (V) @ Wilson

4:00 SB vs Wilson @ BHS

3:30 TR @ Wilson

3:00 GLF @ Red Tail

 

Thursday

4:15 MTN vs Cleveland  @ BHS

4:15 WTN @ Cleveland 

3:45 SB vs Roosevelt @ Delta 

 

Friday

4:30 BB (V) vs Wilson@ BHS

4:00 TR @ Arcadia Invite

 

Saturday

9:00 TR @ Arcadia Invite

 

 

A Message from the Benson Counseling Staff of Amy Henry and Steve Wren:

Parents here are a few things we want to make sure you don’t miss and communicate with your students.

 

Juniors:  Now is the time to start studying for the ACT test.  Come to the College and Career Center for help.

 

SENIORS–KEEP WORKING ON POST HS PLANS:

Going to an apprenticeship after Benson? – See your major teacher; update your resume.

 

Math Tutoring: The counseling center is now offering FREE math tutoring on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm for students in Algebra 1 – Pre-Calculus.  Feel free to drop in any Thursday and get help with math in the counseling center.

 

 

 

 

A Message from Miranda Ryan (College & Career Coordinator)

 

Coming to Benson:

 

Upcoming Career Days:

Port of Portland Career Day: If you have ever flown out of Portland International Airport, worn clothes from Columbia Sportswear or perhaps even purchased something from Fred Meyer, the Port helped bring those experiences to life! From communications to problem solving, this career day will put your skills to the test in an emergency simulation exercise and a tour of the airfield. Discover why the Port of Portland is crucial to our region. The Port has already impacted your life, now it is your turn to make an impact. Come see what the Port can offer you!  Featured careers include: media relations, wildlife management, fire/police, retail management, dredge operations, engineering, environmental, airfield operations and communications center dispatch and TSA just to name a few.

 

 

Scholarships:

 

 

 

Please make sure to contact your counselor if you’re interested in either one of these scholarships. 

 

SAT Prep Sessions:

 

COLLEGE VISITS:

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

Portland Community College and Intel are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Hermana’s Conference for Latina girls, grades 9 – 10 to be held on Friday, April 25th from 8am to 2pm at the PCC Rock Creek Campus.  Conference Mission: To increase the number of underrepresented female students choosing to go to college by inspiring them to pursue an engineering and science education and envision future careers in a technical field.  Registration is free and lunch will be provided.  See your counselor for more information.

 

New Opportunities for Benson Students

Chick Tech- is a free year long program that introduces 100 high school girls to technology and local tech community.  The program provides a fun, positive learning experience designed to build participants’ confidence in their technical abilities, give them positive role models, create connections with other young women from the Portland metro area, and create a positive association with technology creation.

Must be a sophomore or Junior to apply.

 

 

 

The EAGLE:  (Early Adventures in Golf for a Lifetime of Enjoyment)

This program is a paid internship that encompasses all phases of the golf course operation.  Only sophomores are eligible to apply for this two-year program.  You do not need to know how to play golf.

Come to the Career Center to pick up an application.

 

 

Instant Admit Days:

 

Internships:

 

 

Summer Opportunities For Your Kids:

 

PLACE (Planning and Leadership Across City Environments):  By signing up for PLACE you will work on real projects that directly involves you in planning Portland’s future.  During this dynamic, interdisciplinary, and experiential summer program, you will learn from the city’s best minds as they grapple with decisions that shape Portland’s Future.  Sign up in the Career Center.

 

International Summer Science Institute: Applicants to the international Summer Science Institute must have excelled in their science studies and demonstrated their interceded in scientific research beyond the classroom—in extra research projects, science competitions, summer programs, etc.  Pick-up applications in the Career Center.

 

 

Contest Opportunities To Discuss With Your Kids:

 

 

C. Wilson

Principal of Benson Polytechnic High School    

Mar 302014
 

A Message From Principal Wilson:

Parents/Guardians,

Here’s hoping that your kids had a restful Spring Break and are now ready to finish out the last part of the school year.  Please note that with only 2 ½ months of school left on the academic calendar that it’s imperative that students are focused and on track to finishing out the school year on a positive note.  If you have any concerns regarding your students classes or other concerning issues related to your students please be sure to make contact with your child’s teachers or contact your student’s counselor here at Benson.  Thursday April 10th will be the end of the 3rd Grading Quarter and parents/guardians should be getting progress reports in the mail on their kids early the following week.

 

Parents/Guardians please remember that freshmen have a daily planner that will help parents monitor daily homework needs and due dates from teachers.  The daily planner also contains contact information and email addresses of their teachers.  Please also be aware of the automated phone calls from the school alerting you (parents) of absences/skipping by your child.  This will allow you the opportunity to follow up with your child before the absences become a chronic issue.

 

 

A Message from Ilsa Bruer: (Language Arts Teacher) in regards to the Poetry Slam Event:

Parents/Guardians:

On Friday, March 21st ten (10) students performed their original poetry in Benson’s poetry slam.  Each student did a great job demonstrating poise, courage and creativity in their performance and they all should be commended.  Ms. Bruer would like to congratulate the following students: Claudia McGinnis, Neema Doti, Zarah Boling, Theo Nguyen, Devon Straub, Kahlea Casanova-Fish, Aaron White, Deazhane Carter, Warren Yoakum, and Alexis Whitney!

 

Our three finalists, Warren Yoakum, Aaron White and Alexis Whitney will represent Benson at the Verselandia Poetry Slam on Tuesday, April 29th at 7pm at the Gerding Theater.  For more information check out http://verselandia.wordpress.com/

 

Thank You

Ms. Bruer

 

 

 

A Message from Jeandre Carbone (Benson Vice Principal): Additional Math Tutoring for Juniors

Benson is providing additional math tutoring for juniors preparing to retake the OAKS math test.  Details follow:

Teacher: Ms. Leech

Location: Room 226

Times: 3:30 to 4:30 on Wednesdays – Beginning March 19th

Period 4 -Beginning March 20th

 

-Ms. Carbone

 

 

 

Athletic Events For The Week

Monday

4:30 BB (V) vs Cleveland @ Sckavone

4:30 BB (JV) vs Cleveland @ Powell

3:00 GLF @ Rose City

 

Tuesday

4:15 MTN vs Roosevelt @ BHS

4:15 WTN @ Roosevelt

4:00 SB vs Lake Oswego @ BHS

4:30 BB (JV) vs Wilson @ Jackson MS

 

Wednesday

3:00 BB (V) vs Cleveland @ Sckavone  

4:00 TR Varsity Relays @ Cleveland    

 

Thursday

4:15 MTN @ Madison

4:15 WTN vs Madison @ BHS

4:00 SB vs Franklin @ Clinton

3:00 GLF @ East Moreland

 

 

Friday

4:30 BB (V) vs Cleveland @ BHS

3:30  TR @ Lake Oswego Invite

4:00 MTN @ North Salem

4:15 WTN vs North Salem @ BHS

 

 

Saturday

8:30am Track: (JV/FR) @ Aloha Preview

 

 

 

Cheerleading:

Tryouts will be held on Tuesday & Wednesday, April 1st and 2nd in the gym from 4:30-7:00 and again on Friday, April 4th from 3:00-8:00pm.

 

 

Abby’s Closet:

The Annual Abby’s Closet Prom Gown Giveaway will be at the Oregon Convention Center on Saturday, April 5th from 8:00am to 4:00pm and on Sunday, April 6th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

If you have any questions, email:  www.abbyscloset.org

 

 

A Message from the Benson Counseling Staff of Amy Henry and Steve Wren:

Parents here are a few things we want to make sure you don’t miss and communicate with your students.

 

Juniors:  Now is the time to start studying for the ACT test.  Come to the College and Career Center for help.

 

SENIORS–KEEP WORKING ON POST HS PLANS:

Going to an apprenticeship after Benson? – See your major teacher; update your resume.

 

Math Tutoring: The counseling center is now offering FREE math tutoring on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm for students in Algebra 1 – Pre-Calculus.  Feel free to drop in any Thursday and get help with math in the counseling center.

 

 

A Message from Miranda Ryan (College & Career Coordinator)

 

Coming to Benson:

 

Upcoming Career Days:

 

 

Scholarships:

The deadline for Future Connect Scholarship is April 3rd.

 

Please make sure to contact your counselor if you’re interested in either one of these scholarships. 

 

 

SAT Prep Sessions:

 

COLLEGE VISITS:

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

Portland Community College and Intel are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Hermana’s Conference for Latina girls, grades 9 – 10 to be held on Friday, April 25th from 8am to 2pm at the PCC Rock Creek Campus.  Conference Mission: To increase the number of underrepresented female students choosing to go to college by inspiring them to pursue an engineering and science education and envision future careers in a technical field.  Registration is free and lunch will be provided.  See your counselor for more information.

 

New Opportunities for Benson Students

Chick Tech- is a free year long program that introduces 100 high school girls to technology and local tech community.  The program provides a fun, positive learning experience designed to build participants’ confidence in their technical abilities, give them positive role models, create connections with other young women from the Portland metro area, and create a positive association with technology creation.

Must be a sophomore or Junior to apply.

 

 

The EAGLE:  (Early Adventures in Golf for a Lifetime of Enjoyment)

This program is a paid internship that encompasses all phases of the golf course operation.  Only sophomores are eligible to apply for this two-year program.  You do not need to know how to play golf.

Come to the Career Center to pick up an application.

 

 

Instant Admit Days:

 

Internships:

 

 

Summer Opportunities For Your Kids:

 

PLACE (Planning and Leadership Across City Environments):  By signing up for PLACE you will work on real projects that directly involves you in planning Portland’s future.  During this dynamic, interdisciplinary, and experiential summer program, you will learn from the city’s best minds as they grapple with decisions that shape Portland’s Future.  Sign up in the Career Center.

 

International Summer Science Institute: Applicants to the international Summer Science Institute must have excelled in their science studies and demonstrated their interceded in scientific research beyond the classroom—in extra research projects, science competitions, summer programs, etc.  Pick-up applications in the Career Center.

 

 

Contest Opportunities To Discuss With Your Kids:

 

C. Wilson

Principal of Benson Polytechnic High School    

Mar 162014
 

A Message From Principal Wilson:

Parents/Guardians

Please note that on Tuesday March 18th starting at 7pm in the Benson Auditorium, Marshall Haskins (our new District Athletic Director) will be addressing the Benson Community concerning Benson athletics for the foreseeable future.  This will hopefully be the first of a series of meetings between the District Athletic Office and Benson community stakeholders.  If you can please plan on attending this first meeting as we begin to discuss the future of athletics within Benson Polytechnic High School and Mr. Haskins vision for Benson Athletics. 

 

 

Parents/Guardians please remember that freshmen have a daily planner that will help parents monitor daily homework needs and due dates from teachers.  The daily planner also contains contact information and email addresses of their teachers.  Please also be aware of the automated phone calls from the school alerting you (parents) of absences/skipping by your child.  This will allow you the opportunity to follow up with your child before the absences become a chronic issue.

 

 

 

Benson Robotics Team (A plea for help/support)

The Benson Robotics Team 267 has won a spot at the FTC West Super-Regional Championship tournament in Sacramento, CA on March 20th- 22nd.  They need money for transportation, hotel and food for four days.  If you would like to donate, please make contact with Debbie Corning in the bookkeeper’s office (dcorning@pps.net) to see how you can help support the robotics team as they head off to the Super Regionals in California.  Thank you very much for your support.

-Benson Robotics Team

 

 

A Message from Jeandre Carbone (Benson Vice Principal): Additional Math Tutoring for Juniors

Benson is providing additional math tutoring for juniors preparing to retake the OAKS Math Test.  Details follow:

Teacher: Ms. Leech

Location: Room 226

Times: 3:30 to 4:30 on Wednesdays – beginning March 19th

Period 4 -Beginning March 20th

 

If you need tutoring, please come on the 19th or the 20th so Ms. Leech can get you started before Spring Break.

-Ms. Carbone

 

Important Graduation Information

Now is the time for seniors to order “CTE major stoles” to wear across their robes during the graduation ceremony.  Wearing a CTE major stole tells the world which Benson CTE program your student successfully completed at Benson Polytechnic High School.  Show some Tech Pride and order the major stole today!  CTE major stoles cost $19, payable to the bookkeeper by March 3rd.

Please note that the graduation stoles are optional.    VP Office

 

 

 

Athletic Events For The Week

Tuesday

4:15 MTN vs Cleveland @ BHS

4:15 WTN  vs Cleveland @ BHS

3:00 GLF @ Eastmoreland

4:00 SB vs Lakeridge @ BHS

Wednesday

4:00 MTN vs Reynolds @ BHS

4:00 WTN @ Reynolds

3:00 GLF @ Heron Lakes

3:00 BB (V) vs S. Albany @ BHS

4:00 TR @ Roosevelt

 

Thursday

4:15 MTN @ Wilson

4:15 WTN vs Wilson @ BHS

4:30 BB (JV) @ Wilsonville

 

Friday

4:30 BB (V) vs Silverton @ BHS

4:30 BB (JV) vs Silverton @ Sckavone

 

 

A Message from the Benson Counseling Staff of Amy Henry and Steve Wren:

Parents here are a few things we want to make sure you don’t miss and communicate with your students.

 

Juniors:  Now is the time to start studying for the ACT test.  Come to the College and Career Center for help.

 

SENIORS–KEEP WORKING ON POST HS PLANS:

Going to an apprenticeship after Benson? – See your major teacher; update your resume.

 

Math Tutoring: The counseling center is now offering FREE math tutoring on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm for students in Algebra 1 – Pre-Calculus.  Feel free to drop in any Thursday and get help with math in the counseling center.

 

 

A Message from Moses Davis (Computer Engineering Teacher):

 

Note: Computer Donations

Parents–Students in Introduction to Computer Engineering are looking for donations of computers to recycle, repair and or use for labs.  If you have any Computers that you are currently not using please make contact with me here at Benson.

 

Thank You

Moses Davis

Computer Engineering Teacher

 

 

A Message from Miranda Ryan (College & Career Coordinator)

 

Coming to Benson:

 

Upcoming Career Days:

Veterinary Career Day  March 20th

 

 

Scholarships:

The deadline for Philippine American student Scholarship is March 15th.

 

The deadline for Future Connect Scholarship is April 3rd.

 

Please make sure to contact your counselor if you’re interested in either one of these scholarships. 

 

SAT Prep Sessions:

 

COLLEGE VISITS:

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

Portland Community College and Intel are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Hermana’s Conference for Latina girls, grades 9 – 10 to be held on Friday, April 25th from 8am to 2pm at the PCC Rock Creek Campus.  Conference Mission: To increase the number of underrepresented female students choosing to go to college by inspiring them to pursue an engineering and science education and envision future careers in a technical field.  Registration is free and lunch will be provided.  See your counselor for more information.

 

New Opportunities for Benson Students

Chick Tech- is a free year long program that introduces 100 high school girls to technology and local tech community.  The program provides a fun, positive learning experience designed to build participants’ confidence in their technical abilities, give them positive role models, create connections with other young women from the Portland metro area, and create a positive association with technology creation.

Must be a sophomore or Junior to apply.

 

Technovision- is currently recruiting 13-19 year-old girls to complete in this year’s competition. Technovation is a girls-only challenge world-wide competition where teams of 5-6 girls’ work together to program a cellphone application and create a business plan to distribute their idea.  The winning team receives $10,000 to make their idea a reality.

 

 

The EAGLE:  (Early Adventures in Golf for a Lifetime of Enjoyment)

This program is a paid internship that encompasses all phases of the golf course operation.  Only sophomores are eligible to apply for this two-year program.  You do not need to know how to play golf.

Come to the Career Center to pick up an application.

 

 

Instant Admit Days:

 

Internships:

 

 

Summer Opportunities For Your Kids:

 

PLACE (Planning and Leadership Across City Environments):  By signing up for PLACE you will work on real projects that directly involves you in planning Portland’s future.  During this dynamic, interdisciplinary, and experiential summer program, you will learn from the city’s best minds as they grapple with decisions that shape Portland’s Future.  Sign up in the Career Center.

 

International Summer Science Institute: Applicants to the international Summer Science Institute must have excelled in their science studies and demonstrated their interceded in scientific research beyond the classroom—in extra research projects, science competitions, summer programs, etc.  Pick-up applications in the Career Center.

 

 

Contest Opportunities To Discuss With Your Kids:

 

65th Annual Be Kind to Animals Poster & Story Contest- Each year students in Oregon are invited to either create a poster or write a short story portraying a part of the Oregon Humane Society’s mission to help animals.  Winning posters and stories are displayed in the OHS Education Hall, on the OHS website and are featured in the OHS quarterly magazine. Posters and stories may also be used to promote events and shelter programs. Top entries in each category will also win great prizes.

For more details, go to http://www.oregonhumane.org/services/contests.asp#.UqDmMSfp1Ck

Due: 3/19/14 

 

C. Wilson

Principal of Benson Polytechnic High School    

Mar 092014
 

A Message From Principal Wilson:

Parents/Guardians

I have good news to share.  Benson Tech will be having a full athletic schedule next school year 2014-15.  The district has informed me that all of Benson Football and Boys and Girls Soccer will not be cut for the next school year and that both sport programs will be added back to the fall schedule for this upcoming school year.  The district athletic director and the Benson community/stakeholders will now be able to fully discuss Benson Athletics in public forums in preparation for the 2015-16 school year.  I have added the email that Trip Goodall (Director of High Schools) sent to me explaining the Districts decision to reinstate fall sports.  (Please Read Below)

 

 

Marshall, Margaret, Curtis,

I wanted to resend this to all parties to make sure we are all on the same page. Based on my conversations with Jon, the superintendent and the Board expect that the sports be included in the schedule for next season.  Monday, there will be a Board presentation and this needs to be made clear to the Board as well as the process we will use moving forward to bring both school communities into the conversation.

Thanks all for helping to bring your athletic communities into the conversation.

-Trip Goodall

 

Now that we can be assured that the 2014-15 sports season is back in tact we’ll have to soon start having discussions with the district athletic director in regards to what athletics will look like at Benson for the 2015-16 school year.  But for now we can move forward with the 2014-15 sports season.

Great work to all the Benson Tech supporters.  Your efforts were definitely recognized!!

 

Also please note that the District Athletic Director will be speaking to the PPS School Board on Monday March 10th at 6pm in regards to Benson Athletics.

 

Parents/Guardians please remember that freshmen have a daily planner that will help parents monitor daily homework needs and due dates from teachers.  The daily planner also contains contact information and email addresses of their teachers.  Please also be aware of the automated phone calls from the school alerting you (parents) of absences/skipping by your child.  This will allow you the opportunity to follow up with your child before the absences become a chronic issue.

 

A Message From Sam Del Biaggio (Study Hall Coordinator)

Benson offers free credit recovery classes using a program called Virtual Scholars.  Students that have failed one or more classes and need to make up the credit should contact their counselor immediately.  The deadline to sign up for credit recovery is Friday, March 14th.  Virtual Scholars is a blend of online learning with regular contact with a teacher as well as a mentor at Benson.  Online learning is an excellent option for students who want to control their learning experience and get back on pace to graduate on time.

 

 

 

Benson Robotics Team (A plea for help/support)

The Benson Robotics Team 267 has won a spot at the FTC West Super-Regional Championship tournament in Sacramento, CA on March 20th- 22nd.  They need money for transportation, hotel and food for four days.  If you would like to donate, please make contact with Debbie Corning in the bookkeeper’s office (dcorning@pps.net) to see how you can help support the robotics team as they head off to the Super Regionals in California.  Thank you very much for your support.

-Benson Robotics Team

 

 

Important Graduation Information

Now is the time for seniors to order “CTE major stoles” to wear across their robes during the graduation ceremony.  Wearing a CTE major stole tells the world which Benson CTE program your student successfully completed at Benson Polytechnic High School.  Show some Tech Pride and order the major stole today!  CTE major stoles cost $19, payable to the bookkeeper by March 3rd.

Please note that the Graduation Stoles are optional.    VP Office

 

 

 

Athletic Events For The Week

 

Congratulations to Robert Caudillo (Benson Wrestling)

One wrestler from Benson earned the right to be a state competitor, Robert Caudillo.  Robert won his first match 3-1, lost his second match and had a heart breaking overtime loss in his third.  Robert was 19-5 this year and will be returning to lead the Techmen next season, his senior year.  All state competitors are the best wrestlers in the state and we are proud to join those ranks.

-Coach Paul Marquez

 

 

 

A Message from the Benson Counseling Staff of Amy Henry and Steve Wren:

Parents here are a few things we want to make sure you don’t miss and communicate with your students.

 

Juniors:  Now is the time to start studying for the ACT test.  Come to the College and Career Center for help.

 

SENIORS–KEEP WORKING ON POST HS PLANS:

Going to an apprenticeship after Benson? – See your major teacher; update your resume.

 

Math Tutoring: The counseling center is now offering FREE math tutoring on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm for students in Algebra 1 – Pre-Calculus.  Feel free to drop in any Thursday and get help with math in the counseling center.

 

 

A Message from Moses Davis (Computer Engineering Teacher):

 

Note: Computer Donations

Parents–Students in Introduction to Computer Engineering are looking for donations of computers to recycle, repair and or use for labs.  If you have any Computers that you are currently not using please make contact with me here at Benson.

 

Thank You

 

Moses Davis

Computer Engineering Teacher

 

 

A Message from Miranda Ryan (College & Career Coordinator)

 

Coming to Benson:

 

Upcoming Career Days:

Human Services Career Day  March 13   9:00-12:00

Veterinary Career Day  March 20th

 

Human Services Career Day  March 13   9:00-12:00

 

Scholarships:

The deadline for Philippine American student Scholarship is March 15th.

 

The deadline for Future Connect Scholarship is April 3rd.

 

Please make sure to contact your counselor if you’re interested in either one of these scholarships. 

 

SAT Prep Sessions:

 

COLLEGE VISITS:

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

 

New Opportunities for Benson Students

Chick Tech- is a free year long program that introduces 100 high school girls to technology and local tech community.  The program provides a fun, positive learning experience designed to build participants’ confidence in their technical abilities, give them positive role models, create connections with other young women from the Portland metro area, and create a positive association with technology creation.

Must be a sophomore or Junior to apply.

 

Technovision- is currently recruiting 13-19 year-old girls to complete in this year’s competition. Technovation is a girls-only challenge world-wide competition where teams of 5-6 girls’ work together to program a cellphone application and create a business plan to distribute their idea.  The winning team receives $10,000 to make their idea a reality.

 

 

The EAGLE:  (Early Adventures in Golf for a Lifetime of Enjoyment)

This program is a paid internship that encompasses all phases of the golf course operation.  Only sophomores are eligible to apply for this two-year program.  You do not need to know how to play golf.

Come to the Career Center to pick up an application.

 

 

Instant Admit Days:

 

Internships:

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.

 

 

Summer Opportunities For Your Kids:

 

PLACE (Planning and Leadership Across City Environments):  By signing up for PLACE you will work on real projects that directly involves you in planning Portland’s future.  During this dynamic, interdisciplinary, and experiential summer program, you will learn from the city’s best minds as they grapple with decisions that shape Portland’s Future.  Sign up in the Career Center.

 

International Summer Science Institute: Applicants to the international Summer Science Institute must have excelled in their science studies and demonstrated their interceded in scientific research beyond the classroom—in extra research projects, science competitions, summer programs, etc.  Pick-up applications in the Career Center.

 

 

Contest Opportunities To Discuss With Your Kids:

 

65th Annual Be Kind to Animals Poster & Story Contest- Each year students in Oregon are invited to either create a poster or write a short story portraying a part of the Oregon Humane Society’s mission to help animals.  Winning posters and stories are displayed in the OHS Education Hall, on the OHS website and are featured in the OHS quarterly magazine. Posters and stories may also be used to promote events and shelter programs. Top entries in each category will also win great prizes.

For more details, go to http://www.oregonhumane.org/services/contests.asp#.UqDmMSfp1Ck

Due: 3/19/14 

C. Wilson

Principal of Benson Polytechnic High School    

Mar 022014
 

A Message From Principal Wilson:

Parents/Guardians—I know that there has been a lot of speculation on what is going to happen with athletics here at Benson Tech.  I can assure you that I am in constant communication with district officials in regards to maintaining athletics here at Benson Tech and will continue to meet with district officials advocating for athletics until a final decision has been made.

 

I’ve copied an important article from Thursday’s Oregonian that you should read concerning Benson athletics. 

 

Portland Public Schools Senior Policy Advisor: District has ‘no plan to eliminate’ Benson sports

 

The Benson Techmen (Mike Richman/OregonLive.com)

By Casey Parks | cparks@oregonian.com

Portland Public Schools leaders will meet with Benson Polytechnic High School community members before making decisions about the future of the school’s football and soccer programs, said Jon Isaacs, Superintendent Carole Smith’s senior policy advisor.  “No decisions have been made about any athletic programs at any school,” Isaacs said. “There are currently no plans to eliminate any programs. There’s currently no plan to eliminate football or any other sport from Benson.”  Athletic Director Marshall Haskins has not made a recommendation to the superintendent, Isaacs said, but Haskins did leave Benson off the preliminary schedule he submitted to OSAA.  “It was unfortunate that Benson was not included in that schedule, especially given the fact that no decisions have been made,” Isaacs said.

When Benson students and coaches got word this week that Haskins had left them off the schedule, they marched to the school board meeting to protest.

The turmoil dates back to last September, when the district decided to have all athletic teams compete together in a Class 6A Portland Interscholastic League starting in the 2014-2015 school year.

The change was supposed to kick start rivalries between the neighborhood schools and boost school spirit.  But 6A, which requires schools to fill three teams, is a big jump for some of the smaller schools.

 Isaacs said Haskins and his boss Tripp Goodall “have been having frank discussions with coaches and Principals at all schools about what it will take to build viable, sustainable athletic programs that meet 6A requirements and competition levels and best serve student athletes.  Now those discussions will begin to include community stakeholders, particularly at Benson.”

District leaders plan to meet with the community throughout March in meetings scheduled by the Parents, Teacher and Student Organization, Isaacs said.  The district will likely have a recommendation after spring break.

 

 

Parents/Guardians please remember that freshmen have a daily planner that will help parents monitor daily homework needs and due dates from teachers.  The daily planner also contains contact information and email addresses of their teachers.  Please also be aware of the automated phone calls from the school alerting you (parents) of absences/skipping by your child.  This will allow you the opportunity to follow up with your child before the absences become a chronic issue.

 

State Robotics Championships Held at Benson Polytechnic:

This past weekend the FTC State Robotics Championships were held at Benson Tech and the event was a spectacle to behold.  I was able to participate in the event on Sunday and cheer on and support the two robotics teams that made it to state representing Benson Tech.  The state robotics teams were made up of students in grades 7 through 12, who start the season in the fall by designing and programming a unique robot using a robotics kit called Tetrix.  Attendees had a chance to not only see robots built by the top Oregon teams, but also witness these robots go head to head competing to put blocks into baskets, and do chin ups on a cross bar at the end of each round!  Teams in this year’s championship tournament were divided into two divisions, with the divisions honoring the names of two  famous engineers with Portland connections: the late Howard Vollum, Tektronix co-founder, and Gordon Moore, Intel co-founder. The winning Oregon teams will take the top honors and go on to the Super-Regionals in California.  It was my pleasure to watch one of our own teams (Team EMP) make it to the Super-Regionals which will be held in Sacramento California later this spring.  Congratulations to Matt Pellico and his staff for putting together a great showing at the Robotics State Championships.

 

 

Important Graduation Information

Now is the time for seniors to order “CTE major stoles” to wear across their robes during the graduation ceremony.  Wearing a CTE major stole tells the world which Benson CTE program your student successfully completed at Benson Polytechnic High School.  Show some Tech Pride and order the major stole today!  CTE major stoles cost $19, payable to the bookkeeper by March 3rd.

Please note that the graduation stoles are optional.    VP Office

 

 

 

Athletic Events For The Week

*MBX=Men’s Basketball/WBX=Women’s Basketball/WR=Wrestling

 

Wednesday March 5th

Play-In Basketball Game

7:00 MBX (V)  vs. Springfield at Springfield High School

 

 

A Message from Rachel Draper (Athletic Director):

The Women’s Basketball Banquet will be held on Tuesday, March 4th from 6-7:30pm in the Band Room.  Note the date change.

 

Spring sports clearance is February 18-28 during lunch and after school.

 

Spring sports tryouts/practice starts March 3.

 

All athletes must get cleared in the athletic office before they can tryout or practice.

 

Thanks Ms. Draper

 

 

 

A Message from the Benson Counseling Staff of Amy Henry and Steve Wren:

Parents here are a few things we want to make sure you don’t miss and communicate with your students.

 

Juniors:  Now is the time to start studying for the ACT test.  Come to the College and Career Center for help.

 

SENIORS–KEEP WORKING ON POST HS PLANS:

Going to an apprenticeship after Benson? – See your major teacher; update your resume.

 

Math Tutoring: The counseling center is now offering FREE math tutoring on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm for students in Algebra 1 – Pre-Calculus.  Feel free to drop in any Thursday and get help with math in the counseling center.

 

 

A Message from Dave DeMaris (Math Teacher):

Benson Mathematics students recently participated in a nationwide competitive exam, the AMC.  This 25-question, 90-minute, no-calculator focuses on Algebra and Geometry skills.  There are two categories: The AMC-12 for Seniors and Juniors and the AMC-10 for Freshmen and Sophomores.

Winners:

AMC – 12  :  1st place, Joseph Shea-Bianco, 2nd place, Kim Bronson, 3rd place, Gavin Beck, 4th place, Theo Nguyen ,  5th place, David Hoang .

AMC – 10 :  1st place, Lillian Thorburn, 2nd place, Zoe McEmerys , 3rd place, Izabel Valle, 4th place, Colleen Anthony,  5th place,  Chinwendu Ughamba .

Congratulations to these students.

 

A Message from Tim Hryciw (Tech-Geo Teacher)

On Friday students put in place the first two walls for the Dignity Village structure that we’re building.

The students were very happy and proud to see the walls go up.  As one student said “Wow this is cool we did it”.

On Tuesday the students will install the other two framed walls and start the trusses.

 

A Message from Nurse Cindy Schlatter:

3rd Annual Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence

 

We, the Multnomah Youth Commission, established the Youth Against Violence Committee (YAV) in 2011, in response to the growing violence directed towards young people. We identified seven types of violence: Anti-Gay and Gender, Cyberbullying, Gang, Home/Family, Police, School (Bullying), and Sexual & Dating Violence. As the official youth policy body for the City of Portland and Multnomah County, we will not tolerate these acts, which create a hostile and unsafe environment for all youth throughout our city and county.

 

In our last two summits, we tried to change the way violence was talked about and dealt with in our community. We are now hosting our 3rd Annual Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Ambridge Event Center (1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd). Our intention is to integrate youth and adults in the work our community does to prevent violence. New aspects of this year’s summit include more hands-on activities, artistic expression, and in-depth exploration of Gang/Police, School, and Sexual & Dating violence. Youth survey responses at past summits and events led us to focus more on these three forms of violence. In collaboration with community youth, we hope to continue the work from our past two summits by expanding our action steps to create change.

 

The first section of the summit is dedicated to youth, to caucus, build community, and further develop action steps in different mediums. The presence of invited policymakers and community leaders is requested in the afternoon, to listen to youth stories of violence and engage young people in dialogue around how we can take steps together to reduce violence in our community.

The goals of this year’s summit are to

• Provide resources for youth to deal with violence they experienced and/or currently experience in their lives

• Inform policymakers with the experiences youth face regarding violence and strengthen our youth-adult partnerships to implement our policy     recommendations and actions.

• Educate youth and adults about Our Bill of Rights: Children + Youth and the importance of its implementation into all decision-making areas in our community

• Bring diverse youth from across the region together to share ideas and experiences regarding violence and build a youth movement for social change

We will provide:

1. On site licensed childcare to all young people with children (registration required)

2. Bus transportation to and from the summit from 12 different locations

3. Breakfast, lunch and snacks during the day

4. Custom made T-Shirts from local business Screw Loose Studios in N.PDX

5. Amazing raffle prizes with lots of chances to win.

6. Opportunities to learn, take action and STOP the violence

 

 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: IF you know of a YOUNG PERSON (NOT ADULT) who would be interested in attending please have them register online here.

 

CLICK HERE:  2014 YAV Summit REGISTRATION

 

Currently, our sponsors include State Farm Insurance Youth Advisory Board, Penney Family Fund (a member of Common Counsel Foundation),  Multnomah County’s Office of Diversity and Equity and Department of County Human Services, STRYVE (Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere), Defending Childhood Initiative, Local Public Safety Coordinating Council and the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement.

 

Thanks for your support,

Marc Fernandes

Youth Development Coordinator, Multnomah Youth Commission

Office of Diversity and Equity – Multnomah County, Oregon

10317 E. Burnside

Portland, OR 97216

Ph: 503.793.1691

marc.fernandes@multco.us

 

A Message from Moses Davis (Computer Engineering Teacher):

 

Note: Computer Donations

Parents–Students in Introduction to Computer Engineering are looking for donations of computers to recycle, repair and or use for labs.  If you have any Computers that you are currently not using please make contact with me here at Benson.

 

Thank You

 

Moses Davis

Computer Engineering Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

A message from Miranda Ryan (College & Career Coordinator)

 

Coming to Benson:

 

Upcoming Career Days:

DigiGirlz Microsoft Career Day  March 7th

Human Services Career Day  March 13   9:00-12:00

Veterinary Career Day  March 20th

 

Human Services Career Day  March 13   9:00-12:00

 

 

 

Scholarships:

 

SAT Prep Sessions:

 

COLLEGE VISITS:

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

 

New Opportunities for Benson Students

Chick Tech- is a free year long program that introduces 100 high school girls to technology and local tech community.  The program provides a fun, positive learning experience designed to build participants’ confidence in their technical abilities, give them positive role models, create connections with other young women from the Portland metro area, and create a positive association with technology creation.

Must be a sophomore or Junior to apply.

 

Technovision- is currently recruiting 13-19 year-old girls to complete in this year’s competition. Technovation is a girls-only challenge world-wide competition where teams of 5-6 girls’ work together to program a cellphone application and create a business plan to distribute their idea.  The winning team receives $10,000 to make their idea a reality.

 

 

The EAGLE:  (Early Adventures in Golf for a Lifetime of Enjoyment)

This program is a paid internship that encompasses all phases of the golf course operation.  Only sophomores are eligible to apply for this two-year program.  You do not need to know how to play golf.

Come to the Career Center to pick up an application.

 

 

Instant Admit Days:

 

Internships:

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.

 

 

Summer Opportunities For Your Kids:

 

PLACE (Planning and Leadership Across City Environments):  By signing up for PLACE you will work on real projects that directly involves you in planning Portland’s future.  During this dynamic, interdisciplinary, and experiential summer program, you will learn from the city’s best minds as they grapple with decisions that shape Portland’s Future.  Sign up in the Career Center.

 

International Summer Science Institute: Applicants to the international Summer Science Institute must have excelled in their science studies and demonstrated their interceded in scientific research beyond the classroom—in extra research projects, science competitions, summer programs, etc.  Pick-up applications in the Career Center.

 

 

Contest Opportunities To Discuss With Your Kids:

 

65th Annual Be Kind to Animals Poster & Story Contest- Each year students in Oregon are invited to either create a poster or write a short story portraying a part of the Oregon Humane Society’s mission to help animals.  Winning posters and stories are displayed in the OHS Education Hall, on the OHS website and are featured in the OHS quarterly magazine. Posters and stories may also be used to promote events and shelter programs. Top entries in each category will also win great prizes.

For more details, go to http://www.oregonhumane.org/services/contests.asp#.UqDmMSfp1Ck

Due: 3/19/14 

 

C. Wilson

Principal of Benson Polytechnic High School    

Feb 092014
 

A Message From Principal Wilson:

Parents/Guardians,

 

Please note that I will be emailing out a fact sheet from the district to our parents on Monday that will provide information about what to expect at PPS schools in case of a teacher strike.  This fact sheet will be updated as more details become available. 

 

Important graduation information!  Now is the time for seniors to order “CTE major stoles” to wear across their robes during the graduation ceremony.  Wearing a CTE major stole tells the world which Benson CTE program your student successfully completed at Benson Polytechnic High School.  Show some Tech Pride and order the major stole today!  CTE major stoles cost $19, payable to the bookkeeper by March 3rd.

Please note that the graduation stoles are optional.

VP Office

 

Parents please take a look at the documentary “The Heart Of The Matter” which is a program that is in place here at Benson Tech.  Linda McLellan, Katie Meyer, Monty Catabay and Amy Barras are the important figures behind this very successful program happening here at Benson Tech.

 

The Heart Of The Matter

http://healthcorps.org/healthcorps-tv/

 

Benson Tech Show:

The Benson Tech Show is coming February 13th and 14th from 6pm-9pm here at Benson.  Parents/Guardians this is the time to come by with your students to see what Benson truly has to offer within its CTE programs.  Parents and students will be able to visit all the CTE programs, talk with teachers in the academic and CTE setting and experience Benson’s hands on programs.  The freshmen class will also have activities happening  in the gym for all of our students and guests.  To catch a glimpse of last year’s Tech Show please be sure to visit the Benson website at www.bensonhs.net and click on the Tech Show 2013 icon.

 

A Message from Linda McLellan and Brett Anderson (Tech Show Organizers)

Staff/Parents:  Please help us get the word out by announcing to our classes/students to help send out invitations or announcements through social media about the Tech Show.  Let’s use the power of the internet in a positive way…

GOT TWITTER; GOT FACEBOOK; GOT SOCIAL MEDIA?

Let’s get the word out about the POWER OF BENSON

Please post/text/tweet/email an announcement and an invitation to the:

94th Annual Tech Show, Benson High School

February 13 & 14            6 – 9 pm and its free!

 

Benson Students & Staff Rock!

 

THANKS TEAM!!!!

Linda & Brett

 

 

Athletic Events For The Week

*MBX=Men’s Basketball/WBX=Women’s Basketball/WR=Wrestling

 

Tuesday Feb. 11th

4:15 MBX (FR) @ Roosevelt

5:45 MBX (JV) @ Roosevelt

7:30 MBX (V)  @ Roosevelt

 

5:45 WBX (JV) vs Roosevelt @ Marshall

7:30 WBX (V)  vs Roosevelt @ Marshall

 

 

A Message from Rachel Draper (Athletic Director):

 

Spring sports clearance is February 18-28 during lunch and after school.

 

Spring sports tryouts/practice starts March 3.

 

All athletes must get cleared in the athletic office before they can tryout or practice.

 

Thanks Ms. Draper

 

Benson’s Talent Show:

The Talent Show will have to be rescheduled due to inclement weather.  Once a new date has been chosen parents and students will be notified.

 

 

A Message from the Benson Counseling Staff of Amy Henry and Steve Wren:

Parents here are a few things we want to make sure you don’t miss:

 

SENIORS–KEEP WORKING ON POST HS PLANS:

Going to an apprenticeship after Benson? – See your major teacher; update your resume.

Going to Community College or University?- Finish your fafsa asap; OSAC is due March 1st;  PCC is visiting again February 18th in the CCC.

 

Math Tutoring: The counseling center is now offering FREE math tutoring on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm for students in Algebra 1 – Pre-Calculus.  Feel free to drop in any Thursday and get help with math in the counseling center.

 

 

A Message from Nurse Cindy Schlatter:

3rd Annual Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence

We, the Multnomah Youth Commission, established the Youth Against Violence Committee (YAV) in 2011, in response to the growing violence directed towards young people. We identified seven types of violence: Anti-Gay and Gender, Cyberbullying, Gang, Home/Family, Police, School (Bullying), and Sexual & Dating Violence. As the official youth policy body for the City of Portland and Multnomah County, we will not tolerate these acts, which create a hostile and unsafe environment for all youth throughout our city and county.

In our last two summits, we tried to change the way violence was talked about and dealt with in our community. We are now hosting our 3rd Annual Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Ambridge Event Center (1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd). Our intention is to integrate youth and adults in the work our community does to prevent violence. New aspects of this year’s summit include more hands-on activities, artistic expression, and in-depth exploration of Gang/Police, School, and Sexual & Dating violence. Youth survey responses at past summits and events led us to focus more on these three forms of violence. In collaboration with community youth, we hope to continue the work from our past two summits by expanding our action steps to create change.

The first section of the summit is dedicated to youth, to caucus, build community, and further develop action steps in different mediums. The presence of invited policymakers and community leaders is requested in the afternoon, to listen to youth stories of violence and engage young people in dialogue around how we can take steps together to reduce violence in our community.

The goals of this year’s summit are to

• Provide resources for youth to deal with violence they experienced and/or currently experience in their lives

• Inform policymakers with the experiences youth face regarding violence and strengthen our youth-adult partnerships to implement our policy     recommendations and actions.

• Educate youth and adults about Our Bill of Rights: Children + Youth and the importance of its implementation into all decision-making areas in our community

• Bring diverse youth from across the region together to share ideas and experiences regarding violence and build a youth movement for social change

We will provide:

1. On site licensed childcare to all young people with children (registration required)

2. Bus transportation to and from the summit from 12 different locations

3. Breakfast, lunch and snacks during the day

4. Custom made T-Shirts from local business Screw Loose Studios in N.PDX

5. Amazing raffle prizes with lots of chances to win.

6. Opportunities to learn, take action and STOP the violence

 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: IF you know of a YOUNG PERSON (NOT ADULT) who would be interested in attending please have them register online here.

CLICK HERE:  2014 YAV Summit REGISTRATION

 

Currently, our sponsors include State Farm Insurance Youth Advisory Board, Penney Family Fund (a member of Common Counsel Foundation),  Multnomah County’s Office of Diversity and Equity and Department of County Human Services, STRYVE (Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere), Defending Childhood Initiative, Local Public Safety Coordinating Council and the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement.

 

Thanks for your support,

Marc Fernandes

Youth Development Coordinator, Multnomah Youth Commission

Office of Diversity and Equity – Multnomah County, Oregon

10317 E. Burnside

Portland, OR 97216

Ph: 503.793.1691

marc.fernandes@multco.us

 

A Message from Moses Davis (Computer Engineering Teacher):

Note: Computer Donations

Parents–Students in Introduction to Computer Engineering are looking for donations of computers to recycle, repair and or use for labs.  If you have any Computers that you are currently not using please make contact with me here at Benson.

Thank You

Moses Davis

Computer Engineering Teacher

 

A Message to Parents from the PTSA: (Chocolate Bake Sale at Tech Show)

A number of us thought it would be fun (and delicious!) to host a Chocolate Bake Sale during the second night of the Tech Show–since it just happens to be on Valentine’s Day.

If you are interested in contributing, or helping to staff the table, please let me know as soon as possible. We will start selling at the beginning of the event and continue until all of the items have been snatched up.

If you want to contribute, please bring baked goods (homemade seems most delicious, but store bought is fine also) to the office.  Friday morning would be the best time to deliver, but we’ll handle it if you just want to bring them with you Friday night.  All we ask is that you portion the treats so that we can sell them for .25, .50, or $1.00. No whole cakes please :)

Please let me know if you plan to contribute, or to help staff the table, and let me know if you have any questions.

Neeleywells@gmail.com

Best,

Neeley Wells

 

 

A Message from Joe Rozewski (Benson’s Art Teacher):

Parents–

I wanted you to know that we are now registered for the KATU “Cash for Schools” contest.  Parents can go to KATU.com and register Benson for the $10,000 prize.  So far we only have 7 people signed up and we need at least 200 to really compete.  The school with the most votes wins the money.  Grant, Franklin and several other schools are already beating us.

LETS SHOW THEM WHO IS BOSS!!!  Please register today and get our school some money for sports supplies, art supplies and science equipment.

 

Thanks for your support.

 

Joe Rozeweski

Art Teacher

 

 

A message from Miranda Ryan (College & Career Coordinator)

 

Coming to Benson:

 

Upcoming Career Days:

Second Story Career Day February 13th

Human Services Career Day  March 13   9:00-12:00

 

 

Scholarships:

 

SAT Prep Sessions:

 

COLLEGE VISITS:

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

 

 

Instant Admit Days:

 

Internships:

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.

 

 

Summer Opportunities For Your Kids:

 

PLACE (Planning and Leadership Across City Environments):  By signing up for PLACE you will work on real projects that directly involves you in planning Portland’s future.  During this dynamic, interdisciplinary, and experiential summer program, you will learn from the city’s best minds as they grapple with decisions that shape Portland’s Future.  Sign up in the Career Center.

 

International Summer Science Institute: Applicants to the international Summer Science Institute must have excelled in their science studies and demonstrated their interceded in scientific research beyond the classroom—in extra research projects, science competitions, summer programs, etc.  Pick-up applications in the Career Center.

 

 

Contest Opportunities To Discuss With Your Kids:

65th Annual Be Kind to Animals Poster & Story Contest- Each year students in Oregon are invited to either create a poster or write a short story portraying a part of the Oregon Humane Society’s mission to help animals.  Winning posters and stories are displayed in the OHS Education Hall, on the OHS website and are featured in the OHS quarterly magazine. Posters and stories may also be used to promote events and shelter programs. Top entries in each category will also win great prizes.

For more details, go to http://www.oregonhumane.org/services/contests.asp#.UqDmMSfp1Ck

Due: 3/19/14 

 

C. Wilson

Principal of Benson Polytechnic High School    

Feb 022014
 

A Message From Principal Wilson:

Parents/Guardians,

Attached to this email you will find Benson’s 5 Year plan that the Site Council and Benson Administrators have been working on this past school year.  This is a 5 year plan that will help guide Benson in the future as we look at agenda items that we want to hopefully achieve within the next five years.  Even though we may not be able to reach all our goals on this plan, in the end the plan will help guide and focus our agenda items for Benson over the next five year span.

 

 

Parents/Guardians,

Here is an item from the PTSA.  Please try and support Benson’s fundraising efforts and support our PTSA.

Winter Fundraiser Benson PTSA

$5.00 Donation for the chance to win 16GB iPad

 

How can you donate?

1.   Boys’ basketball games Jan 28, Feb 7

2.   PTSA Student Leaders Harrison Brown/Alexie White will be selling them at lunch time during the week

3.   Tech Show PTSA Table

4.   Contact Lisa White at lafmedics@comcast.net

 

Who is able to participate:

1.   Students

2.   Teachers

3.   Administration

4.   Parents

5.   Community

Funds raised will go to supporting classroom needs here at Benson.

 

 

Parents please take a look at the documentary “The Heart Of The Matter” which is a program that is in place here at Benson Tech.  Linda McLellan, Katie Meyer, Monty Catabay and Amy Barras are the important figures behind this very successful program happening here at Benson Tech.

The Heart Of The Matter

http://healthcorps.org/healthcorps-tv/

 

 

 

A Message from Tim Hryciw and Amy Slaughter: (Tech-Geo Class)

Friday morning (January 31st) Amy and I took the Tech-Geo class to Dignity Village so they could understand how the structure they are building will be used and to also visit the occupants of the village.  The students also got to meet Melissa who will be living in the structure they are building.   Attached to this email is a class photo with Melissa and the class.

 

 

Benson Tech Show:

The Benson Tech Show is coming February 13th and 14th from 6pm-9pm here at Benson.  Parents/Guardians this is the time to come by with your students to see what Benson truly has to offer within its CTE programs.  Parents and students will be able to visit all the CTE programs, talk with teachers in the academic and CTE setting and experience Benson’s hands on programs.  The freshmen class will also have activities happening  in the gym for all of our students and guests.  To catch a glimpse of last year’s Tech Show please be sure to visit the Benson website at www.bensonhs.net and click on the Tech Show 2013 icon.

 

A Message from Linda McLellan and Brett Anderson (Tech Show Organizers)

Staff/Parents:  Please help us get the word out by announcing to our classes/students to help send out invitations or announcements through social media about the Tech Show.  Let’s use the power of the internet in a positive way…

GOT TWITTER; GOT FACEBOOK; GOT SOCIAL MEDIA?

Let’s get the word out about the POWER OF BENSON

Please post/text/tweet/email an announcement and an invitation to the:

94th Annual Tech Show, Benson High School

February 13 & 14            6 – 9 pm and its free!

Benson Students & Staff Rock!

THANKS TEAM!!!!

Linda & Brett

 

Athletic Events For The Week

*MBX=Men’s Basketball/WBX=Women’s Basketball/WR=Wrestling

 

Monday

4:30 WR vs Frosh Novice @ Marshall 

 

Tuesday

4:15 MBX (FR) @ Franklin

5:45 MBX (JV) @ Franklin 

7:30 MBX (V)  @ Franklin 

5:45 WBX (JV) vs Franklin @ BHS

7:30 WBX (V)  vs Franklin@ BHS

 

Wednesday

6:30 WR @ Lincoln

 

Friday

5:45 WBX (JV) @ Madison

7:30 WBX (V)  @ Madison

4:15 MBX vs Madison @ BHS

5:45 MBX vs Madison @ BHS

7:30 MBX vs Madison @ BHS

 

Athletic News:

Congratulations goes out to Vonte Carter on being nominated for the 37th Annual McDonalds All American Boys Basketball Game.  This nomination means that Vonte Carter is recognized as one of the top 1000 basketball players in the United States and from the field of 1000 basketball players 24 athletes will be chosen to participate in the McDonalds All American Boys Basketball Game in April.  Benson congratulates Vonte Carter on his nomination and we wish him luck in making it to the field of 24.

 

 

A Message from Rachel Draper (Athletic Director):

Spring sports clearance is February 18-28 during lunch and after school.

Spring sports tryouts/practice starts March 3.

All athletes must get cleared in the athletic office before they can tryout or practice.

Thanks Ms. Draper

 

Benson’s Talent Show:

Benson’s Talent Show will be held on Thursday, February 6th (Please Note The Date Change) from 6:00 – 7:30pm in the Auditorium.  Price is $2.00 at the door.  Students may purchase their tickets in advance for $1.00.

 

 

A message from the Benson Counseling Staff of Amy Henry and Steve Wren:

Parents here are a few things we want to make sure you don’t miss:

SENIORS–KEEP WORKING ON POST HS PLANS:

Going to an apprenticeship after Benson? – See your major teacher; update your resume.

Going to Community College or University?- Finish your fafsa asap; OSAC is due March 1st;  PCC is visiting again February 18th in the CCC.

 

Evening Scholars: If your student needs to make up credit please have them see their counselor for more information about retrieving credit through the EVENING SCHOLARS program located at Benson.  The last day to get the paperwork from your counselor is Feb. 4th 2014. 

 

Math Tutoring: The counseling center is now offering FREE math tutoring on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm for students in Algebra 1 – Pre-Calculus.  Feel free to drop in any Thursday and get help with math in the counseling center.

 

A Message from Moses Davis (Computer Engineering Teacher):

Note: Computer Donations

Parents–Students in Introduction to Computer Engineering are looking for donations of computers to recycle, repair and or use for labs.  If you have any Computers that you are currently not using please make contact with me here at Benson.

Thank You

Moses Davis

Computer Engineering Teacher

 

 

A Message to Parents from the PTSA: (Chocolate Bake Sale at Tech Show)

A number of us thought it would be fun (and delicious!) to host a Chocolate Bake Sale during the second night of the Tech Show–since it just happens to be on Valentine’s Day.

If you are interested in contributing, or helping to staff the table, please let me know as soon as possible. We will start selling at the beginning of the event and continue until all of the items have been snatched up.

If you want to contribute, please bring baked goods (homemade seems most delicious, but store bought is fine also) to the office.  Friday morning would be the best time to deliver, but we’ll handle it if you just want to bring them with you Friday night.  All we ask is that you portion the treats so that we can sell them for .25, .50, or $1.00. No whole cakes please :)

Please let me know if you plan to contribute, or to help staff the table, and let me know if you have any questions.

Neeleywells@gmail.com

Best,

Neeley Wells

 

 

A Message from Joe Rozewski (Benson’s Art Teacher):

Parents–

I wanted you to know that we are now registered for the KATU “Cash for Schools” contest.  Parents can go to KATU.com and register Benson for the $10,000 prize.  So far we only have 7 people signed up and we need at least 200 to really compete.  The school with the most votes wins the money.  Grant, Franklin and several other schools are already beating us.

LETS SHOW THEM WHO IS BOSS!!!  Please register today and get our school some money for sports supplies, art supplies and science equipment.

Thanks for your support.

Joe Rozeweski

Art Teacher

 

 

A Message from Linda McLellan: (PE/Health Department)

Congratulations: Fit2Live&Learn ‘Students of the Quarter’ 2013-14

(For effort /work ethic/ improvement and/or leadership)

Second Quarter

Periods 1/2

Roy Patterson

Kennedy Thurman

Melissa Garcia

Aidan Guthrie

Alexander Kuhn

Mary Brown

 

Periods 3/4

Anhthu Ha

Krishay Hayes

Jordan Clavon

Anthony Hoang

Anthony Nguyen

Jutyra Scott

 

Period 5/6

Tinny Trinh

Andy Nguyen

Sophia Bui

Ann Wachana

Jhonatan Pena

Isabel Valle

 

 

Site Council Notes:

Benson High School Site Council Minutes

January 15,  2014

In Attendance:

Administrators

Curtis Wilson

Jeandre Carbone

Barry Phillips

Teachers 

Brett Anderson

Classified Employee

Brain Stauffer

Community Member 

Dale Bajema

Parents 

Neeley Wells

Lisa Wilcke

 

Minutes

The minutes from the December have not be posted.

 

Expansion of Benson Population

Tripp Goodall, Judy Brennan  and Jon Isaacs from the district attended the meeting to present the proposed recommendations that they will be making to the Superintendent regarding the result of  high school redesign and proposed changes to it.

 

By-Laws

Movement on this was tabled until the next meeting.

 

5-Year Plan

The plan is completed and adopted.  It will be posted on the website and implementation will begin.

 

New Business

Because of the visitors from the district, no new business was discussed.

The meeting ended at 5:30

The next meeting is February 19th at 4:00 in the library classroom.

 

 

A message from Miranda Ryan (College & Career Coordinator)

 

Coming to Benson:

 

Upcoming Career Days:

Second Story Career Day February 13th

Human Services Career Day  March 13   9:00-12:00

 

 

Scholarships:

 

SAT Prep Sessions:

 

COLLEGE VISITS:

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

 

Instant Admit Days:

 

Internships:

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.

 

 

Summer Opportunities For Your Kids:

PLACE (Planning and Leadership Across City Environments):  By signing up for PLACE you will work on real projects that directly involves you in planning Portland’s future.  During this dynamic, interdisciplinary, and experiential summer program, you will learn from the city’s best minds as they grapple with decisions that shape Portland’s Future.  Sign up in the Career Center.

 

International Summer Science Institute: Applicants to the international Summer Science Institute must have excelled in their science studies and demonstrated their interceded in scientific research beyond the classroom—in extra research projects, science competitions, summer programs, etc.  Pick-up applications in the Career Center.

 

 

Contest Opportunities To Discuss With Your Kids:

65th Annual Be Kind to Animals Poster & Story Contest- Each year students in Oregon are invited to either create a poster or write a short story portraying a part of the Oregon Humane Society’s mission to help animals.  Winning posters and stories are displayed in the OHS Education Hall, on the OHS website and are featured in the OHS quarterly magazine. Posters and stories may also be used to promote events and shelter programs. Top entries in each category will also win great prizes.

For more details, go to http://www.oregonhumane.org/services/contests.asp#.UqDmMSfp1Ck

Due: 3/19/14 

 

C. Wilson

Principal of Benson Polytechnic High School    

Jan 262014
 

A Message From Principal Wilson:

Parents/Guardians,

Please note that we are now at the halfway point of the school year as the Second Semester will officially begin Tuesday January 28th.

Parents please take a look at the documentary “The Heart Of The Matter” which is a program that is in place here at Benson Tech.  Linda McLellan, Katie Meyer, Monty Catabay and Amy Barras are the important figures behind this very successful program happening here at Benson Tech.

The Heart Of The Matter

http://healthcorps.org/healthcorps-tv/

 

 

January 27th Teacher Planning Day (No Students at School)

 

 

January 28th Beginning of Second Semester

 

 

 

Benson Tech Show:

The Benson Tech Show is coming February 13th and 14th from 6pm-9pm here at Benson.  Parents/Guardians this is the time to come by with your students to see what Benson truly has to offer within its CTE programs.  Parents and students will be able to visit all the CTE programs, talk with teachers in the academic and CTE setting and experience Benson’s hands on programs.  The freshmen class will also have activities happening  in the gym for all of our students and guests.  To catch a glimpse of last year’s Tech Show please be sure to visit the Benson website at www.bensonhs.net and click on the Tech Show 2013 icon.

 

 

 

Athletic Events For The Week

*MBX=Men’s Basketball/WBX=Women’s Basketball/WR=Wrestling

 

Tuesday

5:45 WBX (JV) @ Jefferson

7:30 WBX (VAR) @ Jefferson

4:15 MBX vs Jefferson @ BHS

5:45 MBX vs Jefferson @ BHS

7:30 MBX vs Jefferson @ BHS

 

Friday

5:45 WBX (JV) vs Wilson @ BHS

7:30 WBX (V) vs Wilson @ BHS

4:15 MBX (Frosh) vs Wilson

5:45 MBX (JV) vs Wilson

7:30 MBX (VAR) vs Wilson

 

Athletic News:

Congratulations goes out to Vonte Carter on being nominated for the 37th Annual McDonalds All American Boys Basketball Game.  This nomination means that Vonte Carter is recognized as one of the top 1000 basketball players in the United States and from the field of 1000 basketball players 24 athletes will be chosen to participate in the McDonalds All American Boys Basketball Game in April.  Benson congratulates Vonte Carter on his nomination and we wish him luck in making it to the field of 24.

 

 

A Message from Rachel Draper (Athletic Director):

 

Spring sports clearance is February 18-28 during lunch and after school.

 

Spring sports tryouts/practice starts March 3.

 

All athletes must get cleared in the athletic office before they can tryout or practice.

 

Thanks Ms. Draper

 

Winter Formal 2014

Benson’s Winter Formal will be held on Saturday, February 1st at the Doubletree Inn by the Lloyd Center.  This dance is FORMAL.  Please be sure to “Dress to Impress.” 

Winter Formal tickets will be on sale January 21st – 31st during lunch and afterschool in the bookkeeper’s office.  Prices:  $20 single, $35 couple.  Tickets are limited so by them now!

 

Benson’s Talent Show:

Benson’s Talent Show will be held on Thursday, February 6th (Please Note The Date Change) from 6:00 – 7:30 in the Auditorium.  Price is $2.00 at the door.  Students may purchase their tickets in advance for $1.00.

 

 

A message from the Benson Counseling Staff of Amy Henry and Steve Wren:

Parents here are a few things we want to make sure you don’t miss:

 

Evening Scholars: If your student needs to make up credit please have them see their counselor for more information about retrieving credit through the EVENING SCHOLARS program located at Benson.  The last day to get the paperwork from your counselor is Feb. 4th 2014. 

 

Math Tutoring: The counseling center is now offering FREE math tutoring on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm for students in Algebra 1 – Pre-Calculus.  Feel free to drop in any Thursday and get help with math in the counseling center.

 

 

A message from Miranda Ryan (College & Career Coordinator)

 

Coming to Benson:

 

Upcoming Career Days:

 

 

 

Scholarships:

 

SAT Prep Sessions:

 

COLLEGE VISITS:

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

 

Instant Admit Days:

 

Internships:

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

 

Summer Opportunities For Your Kids:

 

PLACE (Planning and Leadership Across City Environments):  By signing up for PLACE you will work on real projects that directly involves you in planning Portland’s future.  During this dynamic, interdisciplinary, and experiential summer program, you will learn from the city’s best minds as they grapple with decisions that shape Portland’s Future.  Sign up in the Career Center.

 

International Summer Science Institute: Applicants to the international Summer Science Institute must have excelled in their science studies and demonstrated their interceded in scientific research beyond the classroom—in extra research projects, science competitions, summer programs, etc.  Pick-up applications in the Career Center.

 

 

Contest Opportunities To Discuss With Your Kids:

DuPont Challenge- The DuPont Challenge offers winning students, sponsoring teachers, and parents more than 100,000 in awards, including an expenses-paid trip to a Walt Disney World Resort and VIP tour and luncheon at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.  The DuPont Challenge is an essay competition for grades 7-12 that focuses on scientific and technological developments that create solutions to humanity’s most pressing global challenges. 

 

Essays may be submitted in the following four categories:

 

• Together, we can Feed the world

• Together, we can build a secure Energy Future.

• Together, we can Protect people and the environment.

• Together, we can be Innovative anywhere

Due:  1/31/14

 

65th Annual Be Kind to Animals Poster & Story Contest- Each year students in Oregon are invited to either create a poster or write a short story portraying a part of the Oregon Humane Society’s mission to help animals.  Winning posters and stories are displayed in the OHS Education Hall, on the OHS website and are featured in the OHS quarterly magazine. Posters and stories may also be used to promote events and shelter programs. Top entries in each category will also win great prizes.

For more details, go to http://www.oregonhumane.org/services/contests.asp#.UqDmMSfp1Ck

Due: 3/19/14 

 

C. Wilson

Principal of Benson Polytechnic High School    

Jan 192014
 

A Message From Principal Wilson:

Parents/Guardians,

Please note that finals will be starting this week here at Benson.  It is imperative that your kids get plenty of rest the night before their final and that they arrive to their final here at school on time.  Please be sure to reiterate this message to your kids before the start of final exams which will begin on Wednesday January 22nd.

 

Parents please take a look at the documentary “The Heart Of The Matter” which is a program that is in place here at Benson Tech.  Linda McLellan, Katie Meyer, Monty Catabay and Amy Barras are the important figures behind this very successful program happening here at Benson Tech.

The Heart Of The Matter

www.healthcorps.org/documentary

 

 

Parents please note that Benson will not be having a late opening this coming Wednesday January 22nd as we had our late opening last week.  Benson will be on its Finals schedule starting this coming Wednesday thru Friday. 

 

 

Benson Students Finals Schedule will be as follows:

 

Wednesday January 22nd 2014

8:15am-9:45am—Period 1 Final

9:50am-11:20am—Period 3 Final

11:25am-12:05pm—Lunch

12:10pm-1:40pm—Period 5 Final

1:45pm-3:15pm—Make-Up/Grading

 

 

Thursday January 23rd 2014

8:15am-9:45am—Period 2 Final

9:50am-11:20am—Period 4 Final

11:25am-12:05pm—Lunch

12:10pm-1:40pm—Period 6 Final

1:45pm-3:15pm—Make-Up/Grading

 

Friday January 24th 2014

8:15am-9:45am—Period 7 Final

9:50am-11:20am—Period 8 Final

11:25am-12:05pm—Lunch

12:10pm-1:40pm—Make-Up/Testing

1:45pm-3:15pm—Grading

 

January 24th End of the 1st Semester

January 27th Teacher Planning Day (No Students at School)

January 28th Beginning of Second Semester

 

 

 

A Message from Mary Rechner in regards to the “Writers In The schools Program” that Benson students participated in on Thursday January 9th

Dear Writers, Teachers, and Principal Wilson,

Thank you very much for an expressive and exciting reading at Broadway Books last Thursday evening to celebrate the residencies of writers Desmond Spann and Timothy Lane.

Thank you to Mr. Naganuma and Ms. Bruer for hosting our writers, to Mr. Mylet for being our WITS liaison, and to Mr. Wilson for inviting Writers in the Schools to work with Benson teachers and students.

Our program coordinator Mel Wells took some great photos and included them in her blog post about the reading; please check it out when you have a moment:

http://witspdx.com/2014/01/10/wits-benson-student-reading-at-broadway-books/

Mary Rechner

Writers in the Schools Program Director

Literary Arts

925 SW Washington Street

Portland, OR 97205

503.227.2583 X109

www.literary-arts.org

 

 

Benson Tech Show:

The Benson Tech Show is coming February 13th and 14th from 6pm-9pm here at Benson.  Parents/Guardians this is the time to come by with your students to see what Benson truly has to offer within its CTE programs.  Parents and students will be able to visit all the CTE programs, talk with teachers in the academic and CTE setting and experience Benson’s hands on programs.  The freshmen class will also have activities happening  in the gym for all of our students and guests.  To catch a glimpse of last year’s Tech Show please be sure to visit the Benson website at www.bensonhs.net and click on the Tech Show 2013 icon.

 

 

 

Athletic Events For The Week

*MBX=Men’s Basketball/WBX=Women’s Basketball/WR=Wrestling

Friday

5:45 WBX (JV) @ Cleveland

7:30 WBX (V) @ Cleveland 

4:15 MBX vs Cleveland @ BHS

5:45 MBX vs Cleveland @ BHS

7:30 MBX vs Cleveland @ BHS

 

Athletic News:

Congratulations goes out to Vonte Carter on being nominated for the 37th Annual McDonalds All American Boys Basketball Game.  This nomination means that Vonte Carter is recognized as one of the top 1000 basketball players in the United States and from the field of 1000 basketball players 24 athletes will be chosen to participate in the McDonalds All American Boys Basketball Game in April.  Benson congratulates Vonte Carter on his nomination and we wish him luck in making it to the field of 24.

 

 

A Message from Rachel Draper (Athletic Director):

Spring sports clearance is February 18-28 during lunch and after school.

Spring sports tryouts/practice starts March 3.

All athletes must get cleared in the athletic office before they can tryout or practice.

Thanks Ms. Draper

 

 

Winter Formal 2014

Benson’s Winter Formal will be held on Saturday, February 1st at the Doubletree Inn by the Lloyd Center.  This dance is FORMAL.  Please be sure to “Dress to Impress.” 

Winter Formal tickets will be on sale January 21st – 31st during lunch and afterschool in the bookkeeper’s office.  Prices:  $20 single, $35 couple.  Tickets are limited so by them now!

 

Benson’s Talent Show:

Benson’s Talent Show will be held on Friday, February 7th from 6:00 – 7:30 in the Auditorium.  Price is $2.00 at the door.  Students may purchase their tickets in advance for $1.00.

 

 

A message from the Benson Counseling Staff of Amy Henry and Steve Wren:

Parents here are a few things we want to make sure you don’t miss:

 

Evening Scholars: If your student needs to make up credit please have them see their counselor for more information about retrieving credit through the EVENING SCHOLARS program located at Benson.  The last day to get the paperwork from your counselor is Feb. 4th 2014. 

 

Math Tutoring: The counseling center is now offering FREE math tutoring on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm for students in Algebra 1 – Pre-Calculus.  Feel free to drop in any Thursday and get help with math in the counseling center.

 

 

A message from Miranda Ryan (College & Career Coordinator)

 

Coming to Benson:

 

Upcoming Career Days:

Portland Parks & Recreation Career Day:  1/24/14 Summer employment opportunities

 

Scholarships:

 

SAT Prep Sessions:

 

COLLEGE VISITS:

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

 

Instant Admit Days:

 

Internships:

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

 

Summer Opportunities For Your Kids:

PLACE (Planning and Leadership Across City Environments):  By signing up for PLACE you will work on real projects that directly involves you in planning Portland’s future.  During this dynamic, interdisciplinary, and experiential summer program, you will learn from the city’s best minds as they grapple with decisions that shape Portland’s Future.  Sign up in the Career Center.

 

International Summer Science Institute: Applicants to the international Summer Science Institute must have excelled in their science studies and demonstrated their interceded in scientific research beyond the classroom—in extra research projects, science competitions, summer programs, etc.  Pick-up applications in the Career Center.

 

Leadership Conference:

The César E. Chávez Leadership Conference will take place on March 7, 2014, at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon.  Benson’s Latino/a students are encouraged to apply for this event.

Space is limited.  If you are interesting in attending, you will need to complete the following steps:

1) Pick up forms (field trip permission and excused absence) from Brian Stauffer in the main office or Ms. Henry in the counseling office

2) Get parent/teacher signatures

3) Pay the $10 registration fee to Debbie Corning in the Bookkeeping office

4) Turn in forms and receipt from bookkeeper to Brian in the main office.

5) The first 30 students to get their forms and receipts in will be able to attend the conference.

 

Everything is due THURSDAY, JANUARY 23RD!

See Brian Stauffer or Amy Henry if you have questions or concerns.

 

 

 

Contest Opportunities To Discuss With Your Kids:

DuPont Challenge- The DuPont Challenge offers winning students, sponsoring teachers, and parents more than 100,000 in awards, including an expenses-paid trip to a Walt Disney World Resort and VIP tour and luncheon at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.  The DuPont Challenge is an essay competition for grades 7-12 that focuses on scientific and technological developments that create solutions to humanity’s most pressing global challenges. 

Essays may be submitted in the following four categories:

• Together, we can Feed the world

• Together, we can build a secure Energy Future.

• Together, we can Protect people and the environment.

• Together, we can be Innovative anywhere

Due:  1/31/14

 

65th Annual Be Kind to Animals Poster & Story Contest- Each year students in Oregon are invited to either create a poster or write a short story portraying a part of the Oregon Humane Society’s mission to help animals.  Winning posters and stories are displayed in the OHS Education Hall, on the OHS website and are featured in the OHS quarterly magazine. Posters and stories may also be used to promote events and shelter programs. Top entries in each category will also win great prizes.

For more details, go to http://www.oregonhumane.org/services/contests.asp#.UqDmMSfp1Ck

Due: 3/19/14 

 

C. Wilson

Principal of Benson Polytechnic High School    

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