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Congratulations to the following students who were elected into the following student council positions for the 2023-24 school year:
9th grade – President Teagan Roche, Vice President Sophia Knights, Secretary Charlotte Newman, Treasurer Tristan Stuart
10th grade – President Josie Heacock, Vice President Caitlin Olinger, Secretary Dahlia La Roche, Treasurer Skylar Anderson
11th grade – President Vedder Anderson, Vice President Claire Crawford, Secretary Kendall Carey, Treasurer Ruby Jackson
12th grade – President Madison Michlanski, Vice President Lily Rodrigues
ASB President Emily Krauss, ASB Vice President Charlotte Keepers
Seniors, please join us on Thursday, June 8th, at 7pm in the HS Student Center for the 2023 Baccalaureate service. Family, friends, and community members are all welcome! Refreshments will be served in the courtyard after the service.
Final transcripts will be printed Monday, June 12th and automatically uploaded to Oregon Promise and Common App. Seniors who have applied to their school or are going to an out of state school need to complete a transcript request form in the counseling office.
Join us tonight for our final band and choir concert at 6pm in the Student Center!
From now until the end of the school year, the art room will be hosting a tie-dye station during lunches and breaks for anyone who wants to participate! Bring a white cotton t-shirt and have fun. If you would like to donate a tie-dye kit, this will help keep our station alive until the last day. Station will be open while supplies last.
Congratulations to our April HS students of the month: Freshman Erin Bray, Sophomore Kaitlyn Soper, Junior Tressa Geyer, and Senior Adrian Arellano.
Congratulations to the most improved HS students for April: Freshman Peyton Buckley, Sophomore Patrick Lebruska, Junior Danica Martin, and Senior Dominic Weimer.
Lane Fire School is a one-day event on Friday, May 12th (9-2pm, lunch provided) at LCC. This experience will allow students direct interaction with Wildland Fire; tools, equipment, and experienced personnel. It will also be an opportunity to receive an enhanced understanding of wildland fire in the Pacific Northwest, including history and the traditional tended landscape. Students will be exposed to careers and further certification/education opportunities to engage with wildland fire. Sign up with Ms. Duval by May 5th.
Juniors who have an interest in the trades may sign up for this program, which is an opportunity for students to earn HS credit or CC credit and earn a BOLI pre-apprenticeship certification. The HOPE Factory will become a fully functioning manufactured home factory and will provide a learning space for LESD students to train and work alongside industry professionals to learn valuable technical and professional skills. Registered students may work either an AM or PM shift all throughout next school year. Please see Mrs. Duval if you are interested and to see if you are eligible.
The Eugene Emeralds will be hosting this event at PK Park on Sunday, May 28th at 6pm. Tickets are $12. $6 from every ticket purchased will go straight back to Pleasant Hill Athletics. This will be a great community event and a chance to honor and promote our students, staff, and programs. To purchase tickets, please visit the following link: Pleasant Hill Athletics - PK Park tickets.
Congratulations to Ascensions, who placed 3rd at the OSAA state choir competition in Corvallis! Way to go!
Congratulations to Charlotte Newman, Lily Shiell, Caitlin Olinger, Noah Bernacki, Tyler Bahen, Ethan Bahen, Jayden Apker, and Levi Ross for earning Outstanding Musician Awards at the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival on Saturday. Also, congratulations to Solar Jazz for earning 1st place in their division!
Pleasant Hill Baseball is hosting a pizza day at Springfield Papa’s Pizza on May 15th. Flyers will be available in the front office. Please come to Papa’s and help us out!
High school students, we need Outdoor School counselors for next fall. There will be an informational meeting on Friday, May 12th during HS lunch in room 10. Applications will be handed out at this meeting and will be due June 2nd.
Congratulations to our MS track athletes on a job well done at the regional meet this week. The top 4 in each event will be moving on to the district meet on May 17th in Junction City. Way to go Billies!
All school books, Chromebooks, and chargers will need to be turned in before graduation. Please don’t wait until the last minute. You will be charged for any items that are not returned.
Outdoor School Counselor applications are due to the front office no later than Friday, June 2nd. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Raade.
Grab some coffee and cookies on Wednesday, May 17th at Doughmo’s Cookies, which is located at 980 Oak St in Eugene. Mention Pleasant Hill Preschool when ordering and they will donate 20% directly to the school!
For those interested in playing high school volleyball next fall, we have a team meeting today. Athletes currently in 9-11th grade, please go to room S5 during your lunch. 8th grade students will go to room 4 during MS lunch. We will discuss next season practice, summer open gym, and more.
Come see Pleasant Hill Community Theatre’s young performer’s workshop as they present Pinocchio this weekend. Showtimes are Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm.
The Pleasant Hill Boosters are proud to offer graduating seniors of PHHS a chance to earn college scholarships. Requirements and application can be found on the Boosters website at www.pleasanthillboosters.com. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Good luck and Go Billies!
Solar Jazz are State Champions! On Friday, our top jazz band, Solar Jazz, finished in 1st place at the OMEA State Jazz Championships for the first time. Congratulations to Noah Bernacki for receiving the Outstanding Rhythm Section Player award for the entire state of Oregon! Way to go!
We will not be offering an extended semester at the end of the school year, so please be sure to keep up on your grades in order to ensure you pass all of your classes.
FFA Awards Banquet will be next Tuesday at 6:30pm in the Community Center. This is mandatory for all FFA members, refreshments will be served.
Students wanting to earn credit for working next school year must attend a mandatory meeting on Friday during lunch in room S6. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Duval.
High school students, if you are interested in being an Outdoor School Counselor for our middle school students in the fall, please pick up an application in the front office. Applications are due no later than Friday, June 2nd. Please see Ms. Raade if you have any questions.
Congratulations to the most improved HS students for March: Freshman Matt Henderson, Sophomore Cyprian Ciesla, Junior Xavier Jas, and Senior Christopher Hutchinson.
Congratulations to our March HS students of the month: Freshman Caitlin Olinger, Sophomore Tessa Hammond, Junior Deanna Helvie, and Senior Eli Brenn.
On Friday, high school students may attend our own Apprenticeship/Hands-on/Hiring Career Fair from 8:30-noon. Please see Mrs. Duval in room S6 to sign up!
Parents, please go to our website, complete returning student registration, and review your student’s course requests for the 2023-24 school year.
Let the world know how proud you are of your senior and buy a personal ad in the yearbook! Prices are $40 for 1/8 page, $90 for ¼ page, and $190 for ½ page. Please contact Mr. Meinzen before May 1st if you would like to purchase an ad to honor your senior email@example.com.
Next Saturday, April 15th, is the 46th Annual Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival. Throughout the district we will feature over 70 musical performances across 4 stages by almost a thousand students and professionals from all over Oregon and Washington (and New York!), from 8:00am to 10:00pm. This is our school district’s largest event of the year and requires the help of our entire community to pull off. There are various 2-3 hour shifts that we could really use your help with. Please reach out to Zac Tendick if you are interested in volunteering firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juniors and seniors, Prom is on Saturday, April 22nd at the Veterans Memorial Building in Eugene. Please pick up a dance guest request form in the front office if you’d like to bring someone from another school. Guest forms are due no later than Wednesday, April 19th. Tickets are $20 per person and will be available for purchase no sooner than next Monday, April 17th.
This Saturday is the 46th Annual Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival. Throughout the district we will feature over 70 musical performances across 4 stages by almost a thousand students and professionals from all over Oregon and Washington (and New York!), from 8:00am to 10:00pm. This is our school district’s largest event of the year and requires the help of our entire community to pull off. There are various 2-3 hour shifts that we could really use your help with. Please reach out to Zac Tendick if you are interested in volunteering email@example.com.
The MS track meet today has been moved to Cottage Grove High School. Parents, if you have not joined the Band App yet, please scan the QR code so you will be able to receive updates in a timely manner. You will find the QR code on the ½ sheet that was handed out during practice last week.
Congratulations to Noah Bernacki for earning an Outstanding Musician award and to Solar Jazz for placing first in the single A division at the 46th Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival on Saturday. Thank you to all the students, staff, families, and community members who helped put on another outstanding festival.
Pleasant Hill’s DI team will be having their annual plant sale on Saturday, April 29th, from 9am-4pm in the elementary parking lot. They will be selling their unusual and traditional plants, shrubs & trees, including native plants & blueberries from a wide variety of local nurseries.
Tickets are on sale now for the 2023 Pleasant Hill Booster Auction being held on Saturday, April 29th at Emerald Valley Golf Resort in Creswell. Doors open at 5pm, dinner is at 6:30pm, and the live auction will begin at 7:30pm. Tickets are $50 per person or $500 for a reserved table for 10 guests. Purchase tickets at www.pleasanthillboosters.com. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSAA has just announced that Women’s Wrestling will be the first “new” sport to be sanctioned since 1979. PHHS is excited to get this going. If you are interested, or just curious, please join us for a meeting coming up soon. All 2023-24 incoming high school athletes who are interested in wrestling, please join us on April 21st at 3:30 or April 24th at 5:30 in the wrestling room.
Attention current 8th grade and high school students interested in playing football, there will be a parent/player meeting on Wednesday, from 6-7pm, in the student center. See coach Heacock with any questions.
The application period for the Eugene Springfield’s Young Women’s Fire and Leadership Camp is now open. This is a week-long camp run by our women firefighters. See Mrs. Duval if you are interested.
MedSplash, a health sciences summer camp, is now accepting applications from current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. Camp takes place July 17-21 and July 24-28, from 9-4, at Lane Community College. Campers will be meeting with real health professionals, explore high wage & high demand careers, tour state of the art medical facilities, complete AHA Heart Saver training, discover health professions offered at LCC, and use healthcare mannequins and equipment. Please see Mrs. Duval in room S6 to sign up.
Congratulations to our choir program for qualifying for the OSAA State Championships! They will be competing on May 4 at Oregon State University.
Come check out the plant sale in the elementary parking lot on Saturday, from 9-4pm. This year, our annual sale is benefiting a Pleasant Hill Middle School team, who placed first in their challenge and age division at the state DI Tournament. They have received an invitation to the Global Finals in May in Kansas City, Missouri!
Junior prom committee meeting will be in room 17 today during lunch. See you there!
Close Up students - thank you for being amazing stewards of Pleasant Hill High School while on your trip to DC. We heard such great things about all of you!
Congratulations to the girls’ basketball team for bringing home a state trophy for the first time since 2004 and for the 4th time in school history. The girls placed 6th in the state. Congratulations to the boys’ basketball team for earning the Sportsmanship Award. Congratulations to both Claire Crawford and Gavin Inglish for earning 2nd Team All-Tournament!
If you are signing up to join the MS track team, you have a one-time opportunity to purchase some optional Billie gear. Order forms are available in the front office and they are due no later than 3pm on March 20th with payment attached. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Michlanski at email@example.com.
If you are interested in learning about Shakespeare and attending the performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, please remember to turn in your application to your Language Arts teacher by tomorrow.
The custodial and maintenance crews have been working overtime to pick up trash in the parking lot and have been unable to cover the cleaning duties around the school. Please be respectful of our custodial and maintenance staff by picking up after yourselves and utilizing the trash cans provided in the parking lot. Also, be aware that your ability to park on campus may be impacted as well as possible disciplinary action if you are found to be leaving trash in the parking lot. Thank you for helping keep our campus clean!
The students who ran the most laps per grade level are as follows:
8th grade – Joseph Ewing, Bryson Boyles, and Laynie Reed
7th grade – Eliza Anderson, Annaleigh Epperson, and Nolan Perkins
6th grade – Kaden Seaton, Gracelynn Wilson, and Zeta Holmes
Great job everyone!
Mr. Gerot has received the petition regarding the library and appreciate your feedback. We are in the initial stages of securing funding to update this space. Once funding is secured, we will meet with students interested in providing feedback to help inform the changes we will make moving forward.
Come join us today during high school lunch in the student center to celebrate senior Kiley Campos as she signs her letter of intent to play softball and continue her education at George Fox University.
Congratulations to our most improved HS students for February: Freshman Rene Beltran-Lopez, Sophomore Connor Raman, Junior Taylor Seimears, and Senior Morgan Perkins.
Congratulations to our February HS students of the month: Freshman Jordyn Hightower, Sophomore Owen Laird, Junior Savannah White, and Senior Lorena Albright.
There will be a prom committee meeting on Friday during lunch in room 17. Any committee members that can make it, please come.
For all seniors who have attended Pleasant Hill since 1st grade, please meet in the courtyard today during break for a group picture.
Attention all seniors, if you do NOT want to be on the list of names to be considered for prom court, please come to the office by this Thursday. We will cross your name off the list before seniors vote for the nominees.
If you would like to play MS softball, you may sign up through Kidsports. Registration deadline is April 14th. It would be great to provide all students with an opportunity to play at Pleasant Hill, but coaches are needed to make that happen. If you are interested in coaching or playing, please check out Kidsports.org for more information.
We will be holding our annual blood drive on Tuesday, April 4th in the aux gym, from 8:30am-1:30pm. To schedule an appointment, please sign up online at RedCrossBlood.org using sponsor code: pleasanthillhs. Donate blood for an exclusive Snoopy American Red Cross t-shirt, while supplies last.
Lane Community College is hosting free summer camps for high school and middle school students. MS welding camp July 31-Aug 3, HS welding camp Aug 7-10, HS diesel camp July 10-13 w/field trips, and HS automotive camp June 20-23. Contact LCC’s Advanced Tech office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-469-5380. Registration is open until April 14.
Great job to all of the middle school students who participated in OBOB: Tristan, Kaylie, Joe, Caroline, Emerson, Alexis, Sofia, and Aria. Congratulations to the Brainiacs for winning the school-wide competitions and moving on to regionals!
High School Student Schedules were handed out today. Schedule changes can only be made in the first 10 days of the semester, and will only be made if you are missing a class you need, or if it does not negatively impact class sizes. To request a change, please come to the counseling center on Monday to request a schedule change form. Mr. Swick will review your request and respond in a timely manner.
Looking for Billie apparel? The Boosters will have a table set up selling Billie gear during Tuesday’s basketball games against Sisters. There will be hoodies, short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, and trucker hats. Sizes and quantities are limited.
Congratulations to Gavin Inglish for earning the Student-Athlete of the Week. Against Elmira on Friday, Gavin earned a double-double, scoring 24 points with 10 rebounds, 6 steals, and 5 assists. Come support Gavin and the rest of the Billies tonight against Sisters. Games are at 4:30, 6:00, and 7:30pm.
Please support our winter clothing drive through the month of February. Please bring your donations to Ms. Bonaventure’s room 13 We are requesting gently used or new items for children of all ages. Items will be donated to local children in need.
Coffee cart specials for February: Karma’s Kiss – caramel, peanut butter, coconut white mocha, Love You a Latte – butterscotch caramel, Cupid’s Arrow – Irish cream & hazelnut mocha, Love Potion Matcha – raspberry & coconut matcha latte. All drinks are 16 oz and can be made as a latte or frappe for $2.75.
Congratulations to Solar Jazz for placing first in the 3A Advanced division at the West Salem Jazz Festival on Saturday. Also, congratulations to Noah Bernacki and Jayden Apker for receiving outstanding soloist awards. Great job!
Congratulations to the wrestling team for placing third as a team at the District tournament this weekend. The following wrestlers placed at the tournament: Gavin Hoellrich and Vedder Anderson both placed first in their bracket, Boone Marquess and Gavin Haratyk placed 2nd, Jace Harris, Hunter Drews, and Brazen Ellis placed 3rd, and Blake Richardson placed 6th. Gavin, Vedder, Boone, Gavin, Jace, Hunter, and Brazen all qualified for state. Way to go!
Prom committee, please come to our next meeting on Thursday in Mrs. Watne’s room 17.
Congratulations to Kiley Campos for earning the Student-Athlete of the week. Kiley scored 18 points, with 3 assists, 4 rebounds, and 7 steals against Harrisburg. Kiley and her teammates earned the Mountain Valley Conference Championship. Great job Kiley and Go Billies!
February is Love the Bus Month, which is an opportunity to show appreciation for the men and women who safely transport millions of students to school every day. Thank you cards for our bus drivers are available in the front office. Please take the opportunity to write a note of appreciation for your bus driver and hand it to them the next time you’re on the bus.
February is Love the Bus Month, which is an opportunity to show appreciation for the men and women who safely transport millions of students to school every day. Thank you cards for our bus drivers are available in the front office. Please take the opportunity to write a note of appreciation for your bus driver and hand it to them the next time you’re on the bus.
Good luck to the following wrestlers as they head to state today in Portland: Boone Marquess, Hunter Drews, Gavin Haratyk, Jace Harris, Vedder Anderson, Gavin Hoellrich, and Brazen Ellis. Let's show our support for our wrestlers during the send off today during 7th period.
Pleasant Hill Honor Society Induction Ceremony is tonight in the Student Center from 7 to 8 pm. If you are helping to set up, please show up at 6.
Congratulations to our wrestlers who competed at the wrestling state championships this past weekend. Gavin Hoellrich and Vedder Anderson both earned 3rd place finishes. Brazen Ellis earned a 5th place finish. The team placed 12th overall.
This Saturday, March 4th, Espresso 58 has generously offered to host a fundraiser for the 2023 senior class party. All profits and tips from Saturday will be donated to the party fund. Volunteers are needed to cover only three short shifts. Sign up in the front office!
As we enter 2023, we are really focusing on respecting our school property. This is vital to a positive school climate for everyone. Respecting our spaces on campus looks many different ways including, but certainly not limited to, picking up your trash, properly opening doors and gates, reporting any damage of school property, middle school students staying in the middle school hall, high school students staying in the high school hall, cleaning up after special events/activities, walking on the right side of the hallway etc. Thank you for being respectful of our campus, and helping to maintain a school we can all be proud of.
All students who still haven't received their student body card, please don't forget to come to the front office to pick yours up.
7th and 8th graders, please meet in the courtyard Thursday at morning break for a group photo. These photos are for the yearbook. 7th graders will stand by the middle school doors and 8th graders by the high school doors to the courtyard.
The theme for tomorrow night’s basketball games is “Adam Sandler.” Show your spirit and have a chance to win a prize during the 3rd quarter of the Varsity Boys basketball game!
There will be a meeting tomorrow during MS lunch in room 2 for all OBOB competitors. Ms. Castle will have information about competitions so please make sure your team comes to this meeting.
High school students, if you are interested in joining the tennis team this spring, please sign up in the office.
Students who’d like to earn credit for working or are currently earning credit for working need to come to a meeting on Friday, January 20th during lunch in room S6. This is a mandatory meeting if you want to participate in school to work. There will be another opportunity to attend a meeting in a couple of weeks if you can’t join this meeting on Friday.
Are you interested in Cheerleading and want to see what it is all about before we have tryouts at the end of the school year for the 2023-24 season? The PHHS Cheer Team will be holding a 3-day clinic. Practices will take place upstairs in the main gym on February 2nd and 6th, from 3:30-5:00pm, followed by a halftime performance during the Varsity Boys basketball game on Feb. 7th. Cost is $40, which includes a Billie Cheer shirt. The deadline to sign up in the front office is the end of the school day on Friday, January 27th. We will not be accepting late registrations.
The Pleasant Hill Feed Store is looking for help. Saturdays are required to work. Pick up an application at the feed store.
Congratulations to Claire Crawford for earning this week’s Student-Athlete of the Week award! Claire scored 10 points, with 5 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 2 steals last week against Sisters, and 13 points with 9 rebounds against Harrisburg.
There will be a REACH Club meeting on Thursday at lunch in room 13.
If you would like an opportunity to be a teacher assistant at the elementary school, please speak to Mr. Swick in the counseling center to see if it would fit with your schedule and academic plans.
The great art room purge will be happening next week! In the final week of the semester, students will need to take home their art and clean out their cubbies. Unless you request storage ahead of time, or are repeating art class, all cubbies will be cleaned before next semester, and any remaining art will be thrown out. Please remember to retrieve your lovely work before it is destroyed!
Students who want to sign up for school to work or continue to earn credit for school to work need to attend a meeting during lunch on Wednesday in room S6. This is a mandatory meeting to get signed up for second semester.
Registration is now open for high school spring sports. Official practices start February 27th. Be sure you’ve registered and have a current physical on file before this date. Go to our athletics website to start the registration process. Sports fees need to be paid before the first contest. You may pay in the front office with cash/check, or credit card.
Remember Billies, always be an upstander rather than a bystander. If you see racism, harassment, or bullying, stand up for what is right and make a report to an adult in the building.
High School Spirit Week Begins Monday, December 5th!
Monday - PJ Day
Tuesday - Santa vs Elves
Wednesday - Christmas Vacation
Thursday - Ugly Sweater
Friday - Class Colors: 9th green, 10th red, 11th white, 12th gold
Help make a child’s Christmas special, and donate a gift! Pick up a gift tag from the Giving Tree in the high school commons, then bring your new, unwrapped gift(s) to Ms. Bonaventure’s room 13. Look for tear away tags on the posters hanging throughout the school for great gift ideas. We will be collecting toys through Thursday, December 15th. Thank you for donating and helping a child!
Student Body Cards - Sophomores and juniors, don't forget to pick up your student body cards in the front office. All other grades, please see your designated teacher: 6th grade - Huff, 7th grade - Taylor, 8th grade - Castle, 9th grade - Holmes, 12th grade - Neill.
The HS choirs and bands will be performing at Roaring Rapids Pizza tonight, beginning at 5pm. Come support our program and listen to some amazing music! Make sure to mention that you are there for the music, and a portion of the food sales will go to our music department.
Our HS girl's basketball program will be hosting a free concert featuring Liberty Quartet on Saturday, November 12th in the high school main gym. Doors open at 6:00, and the concert starts at 6:30. A free-will offering will be taken with all proceeds going to Pleasant Hill Girls Basketball. For a sneak peek, check out Liberty Quartet's YouTube channel!
Pleasant Hill Community Theatre proudly presents Shrek the Musical Jr. Get your tickets now for this hilarious and heartwarming musical! The show runs November 10-12 and 17-19. All shows are at 7pm except for a closing day matinee at 2pm on Nov. 19th. Tickets may be purchased online at phct.org
Spark Lab Field Trip - 8th Graders: Don't miss your chance! Thirty-five 8th grade students have the opportunity to visit the Spark Lab and attend a Career Exploration November 9th, from 9:00-10:45am. Please sign up by Friday in the high school counseling office on Mrs. Anderson's door.
The Lunch Buddy program is returning and looking for middle and high school students who are interested in mentoring an elementary age student once a week. Our mentor center coordinator, Allicia Knox, will have a table set up with information regarding the Lunch Buddy program during both lunches next Tuesday. Please stop by to get more information!
Pleasant Hill Community Theatre proudly presents Shrek the Musical Jr. Get your tickets now for this hilarious and heartwarming musical! The show runs November 10-12 and 17-19. All shows are at 7pm except for a closing day matinee at 2pm on Nov. 19. Tickets may be purchased online at phct.org.
Tomorrow, Nov. 9th, is the last day of the Quarter 1 grading period. There is no school Thursday, Nov. 10th as it is a grading day for teachers. Friday, Nov. 11th is a no school day for all students and staff in observance of Veterans Day. Please continue to check your student’s progress through our online grading system.
Chromebook Updates Needed ASAP!
Due to a malicious extension that is now circulating that can let attackers control your machine, please make sure your Chromebook is updated to version 102.0.5005.125.
How to check and update:
1) Log into your Chromebook.
2) Click the time in the bottom right corner.
3) In the pop-up, choose the Gear (Settings) near the top.
4) In the bottom left of the setting window, click About ChromeOS.
5) If it says version 102.0.5005.125, you are good. If not, click Check for Updates.
High School students are not allowed to be in the Middle School hall during break or lunchtime. The gyms are off limits while classes are in session and only permitted with adult supervision.
Christmas Food Baskets and Giving Tree - If your child attends school in the Pleasant Hill School District and you are in need of a food basket and/or children's gift, please complete the form that is available in the front office. Return your completed form between November 22nd and December 2nd to either school office.
Pleasant Hill Goshen Fire & Rescue is offering an Emergency Medical Responder training course starting in January. The application deadline is December 16th, at 5:00pm. You must be at least 16 to apply. Juniors and seniors must obtain a recommendation from a school faculty member. For more information, please see Mrs. Duval in room S6.
If you were recently handed a Chromebook Protection Plan form, please turn that in to the front office as soon as possible.
There will be an OBOB meeting today during middle school lunch in room 2. We will be checking in on your reading progress and finalizing teams.
We will be having our Career Fair tomorrow. All students in grades 6-12 will be participating in this event.
There will be a Naval Academy student in the counseling office during second period tomorrow to present information about the academy.
Middle school and high schools students - there is a mandatory Lunch Buddies training meeting today during your lunch break in the Community Center. Pizza will be provided. Please don't be late!
We have had a lot students misbehaving in the library lately. Please enter and exit the library in a quiet, respectful manner. The library is a place of work and study. Please use quiet voices while using this space. Running or rough behavior is not permitted. All food must be consumer before entering the library. A disrespectful attitude towards students or staff could lead to a ban from the library.
Congratulations to our most improved students for the month of September: Freshman Ben Bryson, Sophomore Robert Martinez, Junior Ricky Pulido and Senior Isaiah Leishman.
Congratulations to our September students of the month: Freshman Josie Heacock, Sophomore Jamon Heacock, Junior Zoey Brott and Senior Luke Templin.
There will be a mandatory cattle meeting on Wednesday during lunch in Room S5. We will be discussing prospects, feed, upcoming events and more. Mandatory attendance!
Our lost and found is now on display outside the front office. Please check it out if you are missing something!
There will be an executive FFA meeting today in Room S4 during lunch to review the agenda for the Oct. 10th official meeting. The FFA official meeting will be at 6:30pm in the student center. It is mandatory for all FFA members! In you are interested in joining FFA, please attend. Let Mrs. White know if you cannot make it or have any questions.
Interested in Model United Nations? HS students work as the representative of a county, organization, or person, and must solve a problem with other delegates from around the world. Model UN teaches participants skills like research, public speaking, debating and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork and leadership. Come to Room 18 at HS lunch next Wednesday to show your interest!
Congratulations to our September students of the month for middle school!
Citizens of the Month: Kailynd Farmer, Nellie Smith and Caroline Carlson
Most Improved Students: Tucker Putnam, Kyle Dean and Damian Garcia
Students of the Month: Benaiah Carrera, Eliza Anderson and Zoe Harr
Congratulations to our Varsity Volleyball team on beating Sisters, who was ranked #1 in the state. We just moved up to #2!
Veterans of Foreign Wars - Our local branch is inviting students to write and record a short essay on the following topics. For high school the essay prompt is: "Why is the Veteran important?" and for middle school the topic is "My pledge to our Veterans." Please see Mr. Meinzen for details and the application. The deadline for the essay and recording is October 29th to Mr. Meinzen.
We will be on a modified schedule this Thursday and Friday due to parent-teacher conferences. School will be let out at 11:35 both of these days.
Picture packets will be handed out in class. Castle – 8th grade, Taylor – 7th grade, Smead – 9th/10th grade, Neill –11th/12th grade.
Lane's Advanced Technology and Apprenticeship presents "Women in Trades" on Wednesday, November 16th, from 4-6:00pm at Lane Community College. Learn about Apprenticeship, Automotive, Construction, Diesel, Drafting, Fabrication/Welding, Manufacturing, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) programs. There will be Q & A with a panel featuring female trades students and industry reps. This is free for all participants! To register scan the QR code in Mrs. Duval's office (S6) for email email@example.com.
Homecoming Week - Daily themes for HS students:
Monday - Anything but a backpack
Tuesday - Neon vs Construction
Wednesday - Decades
Thursday - Country vs Country Club
Friday - Billie Spirit
Pay attention to our announcements for our daily games during HS lunch.
We will be hosting the league playoffs for volleyball tomorrow! Siuslaw plays Creswell at 10:00 am and Pleasant Hill will play the winner of that game at noon. Doors open at 9:00 am. Entry fees: adults $5/students $3/seniors $2, free for students with an ASB sticker. Concessions will be open!
High School Boys and Girls Soccer play tonight (SENIOR NIGHT) against La Pine at 4:00pm and 6:00pm.
The art room is having a costume contest next Monday during lunch in the courtyard. Face coverings are only allowed during the voting process and are to be kept in the front office at all other times throughout the day. Costumes may NOT include weapons of any kind. Prizes will be awarded and extra points will be given for handmade costumes!
We will be hosting the 2nd round of state volleyball playoffs this Saturday at 12:00. This game will be a whiteout - come dressed in white, ready to cheer on your Billies! Because this is an OSAA event, ticket prices are as follows: Adults and Seniors: $10 / Students: $6 - Cash Only. League passes and ASB cards will not be accepted at this event.
The holiday food drive starts on Monday! Throughout the month of November, bring canned foods and non-perishable items to school and place them in your grade's designated bin. All donations benefit local families in need during this holiday season. Signs will be posted in the hall for you grade-level bin location. All donated items will be counted as Billie Cup points!
Girls Soccer will be playing in the 2nd round of OSAA state playoffs against Riverdale (at Lewis & Clark College) on Wednesday at 1:00pm.
Picture day is on Friday, September 23nd. Flyers may be picked up in the front office.
Reminder - only junior and seniors are allowed off campus during lunch, with parent permission. Freshmen and sophomores are not to leave campus.
Garden Club meets on Thursday. Do you enjoy working with plant and making places look more beautiful? Do you care deeply about preserving the world we live in? If so, then come to the PHill Garden Club on Thursday room 18 at lunch.
If you are interested in running for student government, please get an application in the front office. You need to have recommendations signed by two teachers and your Candidate's Ballot Statement returned to the front office by Tuesday, September 20th.
Sports team posters are available for sale for $10 in the front office. All proceeds benefit the Booster Club.
Help Wanted - Need 4 people to remove items from the house into a dumpster. The job will take about 5 hours to complete. Pays $14 per hour. See Mrs. Duval in Room S6 for more information.
We have received a few new items in our front office lost and found. If you are missing an item of clothing, come see us!
If you are interested in being our Billie mascot, please see Mr. McClain in the counseling office.
If you are interested in finding out more about our trip to Washington DC in February of 2023, Mr. Meinzen will host a meeting for parents with a Close Up representative on Wednesday night at 5:30pm in room 18. For more information you can email Mr. Meinzen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come support our 13th ranked volleyball team tonight as we take on 6th ranked Scio! The student section theme is CAMO NIGHT. All students wearing camo will get in the game for free. The first 10 students will receive a Dutch Bros gift card. JV starts at 5pm, Varsity begins at 6:30pm.
Homecoming Date Change - Homecoming will be celebrated during the week of October 24-29. There will be daily themes for all grades. HS class floats and homecoming court will take place during halftime at Friday's football game. The HS Hoco dance will be on Saturday, from 8-11pm, in the Student Center. Cost of admission is $5 per person.
If you are interested in having your student take the PSAT, please have them sign up on the clipboard in the front office and pay $18. The test will take place on October 12th at 8:15 am. If you have any concerns regarding paying the fee, please see Mr. Swick in the Counseling Office.
REACH Club meets this Thursday! If you are interested in helping folks in need in your community, you will find lots of great ways to do that in REACH. We run the annual holiday food and gift drives, among other meaningful projects. Be a part of something that makes a difference! Come to Room 13 on Thursday at lunch to find out more.
Lane County Search and Rescue is currently recruiting new volunteers! Join them for an informational meeting to learn more about Search and Rescue volunteer opportunities and to meet current staff. Applicants are encouraged to bring their families so everyone can be well informed about the commitment required. Meetings are Oct. 15th, 17th or 22nd at 6:00pm at the Lane County Public Service building. See Mrs. Duval in Room S6 if you would like a flyer with additional information.
If you are interested in competing in the 2022-23 Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) come to Room 2 during middle school lunch on Friday. If you can't make it to this meeting, stop by Room 2 any day this week.
Help is wanted this Saturday from 9-1, moving items from house to dumpster. Items are not heavy. An elderly person is moving and needs help. Pays $14 per hour, 2-4 people needed. Please see Mrs. Duval in Room S6 if you are interested.