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Rachel Carson Academy welcomes Our Children’s Trust

The Rachel Carson Academy welcomed 6 of the 21 youth plaintiffs that will be represented tomorrow (September 13th) in the federal court hearing of Juliana, et al v. United States. The 21 brave youth plaintiffs are working to secure the right to a stable climate and healthy atmosphere for all present and future generations. The case will be in the national spotlight and includes 6 young people from Eugene and 15 others from around the United States.

Rachel Carson students also learned from UO Law Professor Mary Wood last Friday about the groundbreaking case. Special thank you to Rye Oommen and Tyee Adkins for putting the Rachel Carson Academy in touch with Mary Wood!

There will be a march in solidarity and support leaving from South Eugene High School to the Federal Courthouse tomorrow morning. The group of youth will meet in the South Eugene parking lot at 8:40am.

For more information please check out www.ourchildrenstrust.org or www.facebook.com/TRUSTCampaign

Coming Soon–CHS Digital Magazine

CHS Digital Magazine

Student Digital Media Teams will bring you:

  • Campus Events and Happenings
  • News & Sports
  • Interviews & Short Films!

Featuring music from the award winning library of royalty-free music from RoyaltyFreeMusic.com

CHS Digital Magazine YouTube Channels:

Main Channel
Auditorium Events Channel

Rachel Carson Salmon Watch (Picture Gallery)

Students from the Rachel Carson Academy visited Whitaker Creek in November to witness Chinook Salmon spawning as part of their studies. Community partners from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, McKenzie Watershed Council, along with many other volunteers shared their time and expertise with students as they studied salmon ecology. A special thank you to our volunteers and to Newman’s Fish Market for donating salmon for our bar-b-que so that students could fully experience the significance of this important natural resource!

Engineers at Work

5/30 WISE Mini-Symposium

When: Saturday, May 30th, 10 a.m. to Noon
Where: Churchill H.S. STEM building

Free event for all students 4th – 8th grades

  • DNA Extraction & Cell Making
  • Ice Cream Making
  • Egg Drop Contest
  • Catapults
  • Lava Lamps!

Click HERE to sign up today, workshops are limited.

5/31 Rachel Carson Plant Sale and Churchill Garden Harvest Event!

When: Sunday May 31st, 1:00-4:00pm
Where: Churchill High School

Plant Sale in CHS front parking lot to benefit the Rachel Carson program and Churchill greenhouse operations.
Melons, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, pumpkins, beans, broccoli, corn and a wide variety of greens!

  • Food and Fun for the Whole Family at the Churchill Garden!
  • Yoga in the Garden
  • Fermentation workshop

Photos: Students from Japan visit CHS

News from the School-to-Careers office

Looking Ahead …

Next SAT Testing: Saturday, March 14 th. Report to the front of Churchill’s main entrance at 7:45 a.m.

Lane Community College offers free or nearly free introductory courses for high school students

FREE! BOLI/ODOT sponsored Civil Engineering Boot Camp

Are you a student who is interested in a construction, an apprenticeship skilled-trade, heavy highway, bridge, or civil engineering technology career? This course, through projects, trips and guest presenters, will introduce him/her to apprenticeship programs and their requirements, engineering technology concepts, skills, and technologies used in the transportation, heavy highway, and bridge industries. Pre-requisites: basic mathematics and reading proficiency. This free two-credit college course at Lane Community College is offered spring term, March 31-June 11, on Tuesdays from 2:30-6:30 p.m.

RTEC 101: Gateway to College & Careers* (3 cr), Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2:20 p.m.

This course is for students transitioning from high school to enhance their college preparation and planning. Students explore strengths, interest areas, vital college skills, Lane Community College programs, and career options. Instructors will facilitate student connections with Lane Community College programs through arranged tours and guest speakers . *Tuition for Gateway class is $200.00 per person and is not part of the Sponsored Account Billing. Subject to change.

HRTM 100: Intro to Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management (3 cr), Wednesdays 3-5:50 p.m.

( Tuition-free; $100/student advising fee and textbook costs still apply )
This is an introductory course designed to provide students with a broad overview of the hospitality management and culinary arts industry and the various segments that comprise the industry. Emphasis in the course is given to understanding the scope and complexity of this industry, the career opportunities available, and the training and skills necessary to achieve a successful career.

See Mary Beth in the School-to-Careers office or Shannon Roseta in the counseling office to register for any of these courses. Some scholarships are available. Transportation is not provided by Lane Community College nor Eugene School District 4J.

LCC Placement testing in Reading & Writing schedule through Spring Break.

All testing will be at 8 a.m. in the STEM conference room.
Wednesday, March 11 thNo testing.
Wednesday, March 18 th – Reading & Writing Placement test.
Wednesday, March 25 th – Spring Break. No School.
LCC Math Placement testing will begin in April.

Click here for Barista Basics Camp offered during Spring Break

Paid summer job opportunities for graduating seniors.

Engineering Internship (paid) for graduating seniors click “EngineeringInternship” or more details. Apply by March 20.

Students age 18-24 through Northwest Youth Corps and Americorps. Click “NWYC.SummerJobs” for more details.

Resume Building/Job Search Workshops

On Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3 & 4, 3:30-5:30 School-to-Careers in conjunction with Worksource Lane will host a Job Search/Resume building workshop. Sign up online by clicking on the link below. Space is limited to 45 students each day. Please sign up for both days if you can. If you have a resume, please bring it with you. These workshops are specifically designed for teens.

Tuesday, March 3

3:30-4:00 Apprenticeship Programs in Oregon
4:00-4:20 Break w/Pizza
4:25-5:30 Resume Building & Rebuilding

Wednesday, March 4

3:30-4:15 Create your own iMatch profile
4:15-4:35 Break w/sub sandwiches
4:40-4:55 Discover your iMatches & other job search resources
4:55-5:10 How to complete an application
5:10-5:30 Interview tips for a positive 1st impression.

Click on this link to register: https://docs.google.com/a/4j.lane.edu/forms/d/10RKCiXGdMfevC1HWC96s4yL8utcHUK37Rdh2zRXryTI/viewform

WISE Symposium 2015 Registration

WISELogo2015dThe third annual symposium featuring hands-on science and engineering activities will be todayFriday, February 6, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. – The symposium is open to Eugene area high school girls and 8th grade girls from Kennedy, ATA, Willamette Christian, and O-Hara Catholic schools. Online registration is now closed. Please Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Eugene.or.WISE. Below are the links to the workshop descriptions and the symposium schedule.

Click here Workshops for titles and descriptions.
Click here Schedule for session times.