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Jan. 31-Feb. 7, 2013

We all want our kids to graduate and successfully transition into adulthood. We’re here to help. The Career Center is here to aid parents just as much as students. We urge you to take advantage of all we have to offer, from checking on your child’s graduation progress to researching scholarship opportunities and attending college visits. Call (541-790-5115), email ( or drop in to see Betsy Hoell and her amazing staff of parent volunteers.


Next week (ish) at a glance:

Thurs. Jan. 31   Junior Projects due

Fri. Feb. 1  Oregon Opportunity Grant deadline

Fri. Feb 8   SAT registration deadline (test date Mar. 9, 2013)

Sat. Feb. 9   ACT test (registration deadline Jan. 11)

Fri. Feb 15   Early bird deadline for OSAC scholarships


News you can Use:


FAFSA: It’s not too late to file! You don’t need to have your taxes finished before you file, you can use last years’ as an estimate.

OSAC (Oregon Student Access Commission): has nearly $70 million in scholarship and grant awards available! Early bird deadline is Feb. 15.

LCC Scholarships: Deadline is March 15, start your essays now. For list of scholarships and more information, go to

Graduation is coming up fast! Are you ready? Stop by the career center and make sure you’ve got all your graduation requirements met:

  1. Development of a 4 Year Education Plan and Profile including the Sophomore and Junior Career Center Projects.
  2. Completion of Community Service: 40 hours CHC, 130 hours IHS
  3. Completion of an Extended Application Project (LEAP) which challenges and helps students apply academic and career related knowledge and skills. This activity will be completed during the junior or senior year.

Parents of Seniors: Feel free to contact us any time to check your student’s status. Sorry Seniors, it had to be done.

Seniors should complete the online FAFSA form (2013-1014) beginning in January, 2013.  Help is available! See Betsy (in the career center), Oscar or Shannon.

All seniors who already have a PIN should stop by the Career Center and let Betsy know the good news.



You should finish your Junior projects by the end of the month. Betsy has completed her visits to English classes to go over the requirements and deadlines. If you do not have an English class and don’t have a packet you must come to the career center and make an appointment to get your packet.

PSAT results are in and ready to be picked up. If you have not picked up your PSAT results, come to the career center.

Interested in a career in Government? Girls State and Boys State is offering a week long leadership camp this summer. Any students interested should stop by the career center for applications and more info.




You can now access CIS at home! CIS for internet has current information about work, education and training, and financial aid-written especially for Oregonians. Get information to help you learn:

  • How to set career goals
  • Where to go to school for a degree or technical training
  • What to study in school
  • How to pay for college
  • How to get and keep a job

Just go to

user name: WCHS

password: lancers



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