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School-to-Career News 1/9/2017

Lane Community College Placement testing

in reading, writing & math will be offered on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, Jan. 11 7:45 a.m. STEM building
Wednesday, Jan. 25 7:45 a.m. STEM building
Wednesday, Feb. 15 7:45 a.m. STEM building
Wednesday, Mar. 1 7:45 a.m. STEM building
Wednesday, Mar. 15 7:45 a.m. STEM building
Wednesday, Apr. 12 7:45 a.m. STEM building
Wednesday, Apr. 26 7:45 a.m. STEM building

Students must have an L-number and bring their photo ID. If you don’t have an L-number, please see Mary Beth in the School-to-Career office in the STEM building at least a week before coming to the testing. PLEASE study for this test. There is a free app that you can download on your PC or Mac computer or any smart phone. Go to www.accuplacer.org and click on Information for Students.

WISE Symposium 2017

The Women in Science & Engineering club invites all Lane County high school students to attend the WISE Symposium 2017 on Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Churchill High School. Registration opens on Friday, January 21, online at www.chs.lane.edu. The Symposium is also in a need for parent volunteers for the following committees: Prize Baskets, Catering, Registration. WISE is also accepting donations to help cover the cost of the event. For more information call Mary Beth at 541-790-5262.


Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering

Attention freshmen, sophomores, and juniors! This opportunity is made for those interested in science and engineering. Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering is a program that matches high school students with scientists and engineers for an 8-week summer internships in a professional scientific or engineering environment. Interns assist one or more technical professionals who serve as mentors and gain first-hand, pre-professional experience in the mentors’ career field. The application process is now open. Go to: https://www.saturdayacademy.org/#ASE for more information and to find out what types of internships are open.

What are the benefits of ASE?

  1.  296+ hours of pre-professional experience with a scientist, engineer or computer scientist.
  2.    Two conferences that build your science career knowledge and network
  3.  High school credit where applicable.
  4.   A stipend of $1,000 paid in two or three increments during the summer.

Attention: Student Artists!

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (UO Campus) offers a three month (June-August) paid Internship for high school students in the Eugene Springfield area. World of Work: ArtWorks High School Internship Program is funded by a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission. ArtWorks interns will be exposed to a variety of museum departments and work under the mentorship of museum professionals and practicing artists to:

  • Lead art lessons in the JSMA Art Studio for children in grades 1‐5 and off‐site in healthcare, community, and school settings
  • Assist in teaching children and adults with disabilities
  • Learn how to mat, frame, and hang works for display

Be involved in museum events and activities.

  • Learn the fundamentals of printmaking, painting, and drawing
  • ArtWorks interns will be paid $10/hour and receive an LTD bus pass for use during their internship period.

Follow this link for the online application: http://jsma.uoregon.edu/internships

School-to-Career News 11/7

The Real World Series is Monday, Nov. 7th, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

All students are invited to bring their resumes and sign up for a mock interview with area employers and Work Source Lane. For those students entering the workforce after graduation, there will be a representative to talk about training to become a Certified Nurse Aid and a representative from Murphy Plywood will talk about careers available in the wood product industry for students with a high school diploma and more. There will also be raffles and snacks! See Mary Beth in the School-to-Career office located in the STEM building for more information.

Lane Community College Placement testing

Testing in reading, writing & math will be offered on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7:45 a.m., STEM building
  • Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7:45 a.m., STEM building
  • Wednesday, Jan. 11, 7:45 a.m., STEM building
  • Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7:45 a.m., STEM building
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7:45 a.m., STEM building

Students must have an L-number and bring their photo ID. If you don’t have an L-number, please see Mary Beth in the School-to-Career office in the STEM building at least a week before coming to the testing. PLEASE study for this test. There is a free app that you can download on your PC or Mac computer or any smart phone. Go to www.accuplacer.org and click on Information for Students.

WISE

The Women in Science & Engineering club invites all students to attend the WISE Guest Speaker Series. The series is held at lunch in various locations about the school.
Thursday, November 10 – Kara Nell, UO graduate student, a runner up for the 2016 Science Slam will explain her winning science experiment. Kara has also been a committed member to the UO Women in Graduate Science group and a presenter at the WISE Symposium.

Thursday, November 17th — Kyla Martichuski UO Biology graduate and 2016 Fullbright US Student will talk about her upcoming research in breast cancer at the Auckland Cancer Society Research Center at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Thursday, December 1st — Charity Woodrum – NASA Intern and student of Astrophysics will talk about her experience at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Florida and her work capturing the finer data of gravitational waves.

Need a job? Learn to be a barista.

Work has never been so much fun! Eugene Barista School’s Barista Basics Classes are a fun and affordable way to gain job skills. Whether you want to work as a barista or many other types of jobs, the skills taught in these courses are ones that transfer to any work setting. Scholarships available.
Topics include: What customer service is and how to do it well, how to make espresso/non- espresso drinks, order taking and cashiering, and how to go about finding a job and interviewing. Instructor: Sue Harnly, Voted Eugene Weekly’s, Best Barista 2011, 2013 & runner up 2012.

Barista Basics Classes ($175)

  • November 14 & 16 Monday & Wednesday 3:30-6:30pm
  • December 5 & 7 Monday & Wednesday 5:00-8:00pm

To register: go to http://www.eugenebaristaschool.com/ or email: eugenebaristaschool@gmail.com or call/text: 541-954-5345.

The Real World Series

October brings The Real World Series to CHS on Friday, October 16, from 12:30-3:00 p.m. This is the first in a three-part series offering students help with job search and interviewing skills. This session will focus on resume writing, completing applications, and mock interviewing. Workforce Lane, an agency of the Oregon Department of Employment, will teach this workshop. This workshop is limited to 45 students. Sign up in the School-to-Careers office in the STEM building or the College & Career Readiness Center.

Friday, Oct. 16                  The Real World Series — Get Hired for the Holidays + More!

Friday, Feb.  5                  The Real World Series — Financial Literacy I + Full-time jobs (for those students entering the workforce after graduation.)

Friday, May 6                  The Real World Series — Financial Literacy II + Summer Jobs + Apply for Lane Community College.

Lane Community College Placement testing in Reading & Writing, & Math

Will be offered on Wednesday, October 14.

Contact Mary Beth in the School-to-Careers office at: elam_m@4j.lane.edu or call 541-790-5262.

Work Study 2015-2016 resumes accepted

The School-to-Careers office is accepting resumes for Work Study 2015-2016 positions. Students must be juniors or seniors and meet the following prerequisites: a minimum 2.0 G.P.A., a minimum of unexcused absences, and on track for graduation, and have at least one free period. Contact Mary Beth in the School-to-Careers office at: elam_m@4j.lane.edu or call 541-790-5262.

This course offers paid, on-the-job training in one of several 4j District offices or schools.  Students will learn entry-level, transferable office skills that could include operating a variety of office equipment such as multi-line phones, copiers, laminators, and fax machines; and also training in customer service, confidentiality, and Microsoft Excel.  This class is graded by number of hours worked, supervisor evaluations, and course work and testing from the Job Savvy text.  A maximum of 3.0 credits is allowed. Enrollment is dependent on hiring. These are competitive positions. Go to: http://staff.4j.lane.edu/~elam_m/School_to_Careers/Work_Study.html for more information and to download a résumé template and a sample syllabus.

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

News from the School-to-Careers Office

  • LCC Placement testing in Reading & Writing schedule through Spring Break.
  • All testing will be at 8 a.m. in the STEM conference room.
  • Wednesday, January 28 th – Apply for “L” number and get the new Study Apps.
  • Wednesday, February 4 th – Reading & Writing Placement test.
  • Wednesday, February 11 th – No testing .
  • Wednesday, February 18 th – Apply for “L” number and get the new Study Apps. Wednesday, February 25 th – Reading & Writing Placement test.
  • Wednesday, March 4 th – Apply for “L” number and get the new Study Apps.
  • Wednesday, March 11 th – No 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.

WISE – Women In Science & Engineering

WISELogo2015dWISE meetings are open to any student wanting to advocate for increasing the number of women in non-traditional careers such as science and engineering. We meet every Thursday at lunch in the STEM Conference room.

Friday, February 6, 4:30-7:30 p.m. – WISE Symposium 2015 , open to Eugene area High School girls and 8 th grade girls from Kennedy, ATA, Willamette Christian, and O-Hara Catholic schools. Online registration opens Friday, Jan. 23, go to www.chs.lane.edu and click on the pink owl in the photo box. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Eugene.or.WISE

New this year! Astronomy! Wild Animals! Solar Energy! Wind Turbines! And a whole lot more!

Calling all aspiring scientists, engineers, doctors, and technology whizzes!

The Application period is open on the Apprenticeships for Science & Engineering website: www.saturdayacademy.org/ASE. Students in grades 9-11 who are interested in careers in science, medicine, engineering or technology should come to the Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE) summer internship information session in the STEM building on Wednesday, January 28th at 7 pm. ASE matches scientists, engineers and technology innovators with smart students like you for eight-week internships during the summer. ASE is a great way to improve a college application, and students can earn high school credit and a $1,000 stipend! Contact Mary Beth in the School-to-Careers office in STEM building. 541-790-5262.

Parents assist in Rachel Carson Academy Van Drive

“We chose Churchill over our neighborhood school due to the Rachel Carson Program,” CHS parent Katie Hynes-Petty said. “It uniquely invites students to participate in a school program that goes well beyond a teach/test model giving students skills for a lifetime. That’s why my EEF donation goes toward this incredible program with hopes that they’ll find the funding for a van replacement.”

Please donate today by going to the Churchill website and clicking the Rachel Carson link and then scroll down and click on the big red button and follow the directions on the Eugene Education Fund website. You can also go directly to the link by pasting this URL into your browser: http://www.chs.lane.edu/2014/11/churchills-rachel-carson-academy-seeks-donations/. Make sure you earmark your donation by typing Rachel Carson Van in the “Where Do You Want Your Support to Go?” box on the form. For more information about this project contact Mary Beth Hepp-Elam, School-to-Careers Coordinator, 790-5262 or CHS Principal, BJ Blake, 541-790-5100.

Oldie Moldy, the activity van that transported Churchill’s Rachel Carson Academy students to restoration sites and the far flung corners of Oregon for most of the academy’s 17-year history has retired. Unfortunately, changes in the District’s transportation policies may put up a roadblock to students’ learning. This year, teachers in the Rachel Carson Environmental Science Academy have limited access to the District’s activity vans and these vans are a crucial transportation component for the Academy for 17 years. The good news is that if program can raise $20,000, the district has generously offered to pay the rest of the considerable cost needed to purchase a new van.

Looking Ahead …

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

4j-ACTS Information Session

4j-ACTS Information Session

There will be an information session for eligible seniors and their parents for the 4j-Advanced Career Technical Sponsorship beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3, in room F-36. This session will wrap up before Financial Aid Night begins. The 4j-ACT Sponsorship provides for one year or 36 credits at Lane Community College. Students must have taken at least 1.0 credits in a pathway program and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 to apply. Application packets will be available in the School-to-Careers office beginning Thursday, December 4. All materials are due Thursday, January 8 th , 4 p.m.

SAT Testing

The next SAT test is Saturday, December 6th . Report to Churchill’s main gate at 7:45 a.m. Bring two No. 2 pencils ( no mechanical pencils allowed) and a calculator with extra batteries, and snacks to keep up your energy. The next test will be Saturday, January 24th. Please register at www.collegeboard.com, click on SAT in the left column.

Calling all aspiring scientists, engineers, doctors, and technology whizzes!

The Application period is open on the Apprenticeships for Science & Engineering website: www.saturdayacademy.org/ASE . Students in grades 9-11 who are interested in careers in science, medicine, engineering or technology should come to the Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE) summer internship information session in the STEM building on Wednesday, January 28th at 7 pm. ASE matches scientists, engineers and technology innovators with smart students like you for eight week internships over the summer. ASE is a great way to improve your college application, and students can earn high school credit and a $1,000 stipend! Contact Mary Beth in the School-to-Careers office in STEM building.

11/3 News from the School-to-Careers Office

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Calling all aspiring scientists, engineers, doctors, and technology whizzes!

Students in grades 9-11 who are interested in career as science, medicine, engineering or technology should come to the Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE) summer internship information session in the STEM building on Wednesday, January 28th at 7 pm. ASE matches scientists, engineers and technology innovators with smart students like you for eight week internships over the summer. ASE is a great way to improve your college application, and students can earn school credit and a $1,000 stipend! More information is available at www.saturdayacademy.org/ASE or contact Mary Beth in the School-to-Careers office in STEM building.

Senior Day(s) of the LEAP and other projects

Seniors who need to turn in their Lancer Extended Application Project (LEAP) contract or bring their completed LEAP packets for an interview and sign off will have the opportunity on Nov. 12 th , 13 th , 19 th and 20 th . Drop-in interviews will be open before school, at lunch, and after school. Seniors who have complet ed their other career related projects — formerly known as Sophomore and Junior Projects — may drop in on those days too.

SAT Testing

The next SAT test is Saturday, November 8 th . Report to Churchill’s main gate at 7:45 a.m. Bring two No. 2 pencils ( no mechanical pencils allowed) and a calculator with extra batteries, and snacks to keep up your energy.