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Feb. 28- March 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:

Fri. Mar 1 – OSAC deadline

Fri. Mar 8- ACT registration deadline (test date Apr. 13, 2013)

Wed. Mar 13-  Sophomore Night @7pm in the CHS auditorium

Fri. Mar 15 – LCC Scholarship deadline


News you can Use:


So Many Scholarships, so few students applying! Parents and students are greatly encouraged to check out our scholarship web link or stop by the career center for more information.

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! Deadline is March 1

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 have finished your Junior projects by the end of January.  If you have not finished, you need to make an appointment to come see Betsy ASAP!

You should be signing up for ACT and/or SATs. In most cases, you can take the tests multiple times and the schools will take your higher score. Come to the career center for more information.

Interested in a career in Government? 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.


Sophomore Night is Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 7:30 PM in the CHS auditorium.

Parents and students should plan to attend this important workshop. We will be focusing on the Career Center curriculum, the Sophomore Project, Graduation requirements and opportunities for post high school planning.

Looking for a great leadership opportunity? Camp RYLA is a 6 day leadership camp for high school sophomores who have a strong desire to make their school or community a better place.  If you’re interested you should come to the career center for applications and information. Application deadline is March 11.


Sophomore Projects have begun. If you do not have an English class, please come to the career center for information.




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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