Kalapuya High School

Enrollment: 142
10 through 12
Phone number: 541-607-9853
Fax number: 607-9857
Address: 1200 N. Terry,
Eugene, OR 97402
(map link)

Driving instructions: Beltline to Barger Drive. West on Barger one mile. Left on Terry.

Last Trimester Schedule Reminders

As we head into the final stretch we wanted to send out a few reminders about the Kalapuya schedule between now and June 16th.

Tuesday, April 28th: NO SCHOOL. The teaching staff will be participating in an Inquiry by Design professional development training session all day. This work will directly support our work with students as we continue to improve our instructional practices.  (NIGHT SCHOOL WILL STILL BE IN SESSION THAT DAY)

The week of May 18th: Smarter Balanced testing and local work sample assessments. All students in the school will be testing that week (in the morning) in an effort to meet state reading, writing, and mathematics benchmarks required for graduation. All juniors will take the Smarter Balanced test (required by the state), and all other students will be completing local work sample assessments. Both tests can be used to meet graduation requirements.

For the past three years we have had every credit-eligible senior meet all reading, writing, and math Essential Skills. This has required students to put their best effort into these assessments. Parents’ support and encouragement of their students as they work toward this goal is greatly appreciated.

June 15th: This is the last regular day of school for all students.

June 16th, 7 pm: GRADUATION! The entire Kalapuya community is invited to celebrate the well-earned achievements of their fellow Kalapuya students!

Klamath Field-Based Education

With Mt. McLaughlin in the background, Kalapuya students and staff meet with Fish and Game scientists to learn more about the endangered Sucker fish in the Upper Klamath Lake.

With Mt. McLaughlin in the background, Kalapuya students and staff meet with Fish and Game scientists to learn more about the endangered Sucker fish in the Upper Klamath Lake.

Kalapuya students are experiencing some incredible learning opportunities.

Recently one group of students and staff traveled to Klamath Falls for three days to study America’s most ambitious environmental restoration project in the Upper Klamath Lake.

They met with leaders of the Klamath Tribes, farmers, and Fish and Game scientists to learn how all sides came together – after years of fighting – to best manage water resources in the Klamath Basin.

The exploration began in Chiloquin where the class met with Don Gentry, leader of the Klamath Tribes. Mr. Gentry shared the cultural importance of the endangered sucker fish with students, as well as tribal stories, and how fishing and sharing his catch with elders helped him reconnect with his heritage when he moved back to Chiloquin at the age of fifteen. Students also met with farmer and past chair of the Klamath Irrigators Association, Luther Horsely and Matt Vickery, a lawyer for the Association at the Link River dam. Students learned about the 2001 irrigation shut down and how interests that fought in court for decades came to sit down and work together on a solution. Students witnessed science in action with a biologist on the lower Klamath Wildlife Refuge, the first waterfowl refuge in the United States.

Nearly 15 years after the initial agreement work on that collaborative project continues.

Students paddled canoes for several miles to access a 9,000 acre camping area where they were the only group for four days and three nights.

Meanwhile, another group explored the geologic, cultural, and contemporary history of the northern California area known as the Hundred Mile Square, home to the indigenous Pit River Indians.

KHS students learned about geology, ecology, ethnobotany, geography, canoeing, land use/water rights issues, the history of the Pit River tribe, and contemporary issues of Native Americans.

For four days and three nights they cooked meals, explored caves, built shelters, engaged with guest speakers (who also canoed in to the site), and visited various historical sites throughout the park.  A notable highlight was getting to spend an entire day with a member of the Ajamawi tribe who had known AIM leader Russel Means personally and was able to provide a unique perspective not only on Ajamawi history, but contemporary Native American issues as well.

They learned all this at a depth that would not be possible in a traditional classroom setting.


Community Forum Planned

Are you concerned about tagging in Eugene? Crime? Possible gang activity? The City of Eugene is staging the first in a series of community forums in Eugene to learn the facts and what you can do.

Everyone is welcome this Wednesday night, April 8th, 6:00 at St. Mark’s Church, 1760 Echo Hollow Rd. Light refreshments will be available and Spanish interpretation will be provided.

The forums are brought to you by the Eugene Office of Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement and the Eugene Police Department.


Foro de planificación para la Comunidad

¿Le preocupa acerca del etiquetado o vandalismo  en Eugene? ¿El crimen? ¿Posibles actividades de pandillas? La ciudad de Eugene tendrá la primera serie de foros para la comunidad para enterarse de los hechos y lo que se puede hacer.

Todos son bienvenidos este Miércoles 8 de Abril, a las 6:00 p.m. en la Iglesia de San Marcos, 1760 Echo Hollow Rd en Eugene. Tendremos refrescos  e interpretación en español. Los foros son presentados a usted por la oficina de Los Derechos Humanos, la participación del vecindario y el Departamento de Policía de Eugene.

Kalapuya chosen as finalist in EWEB GreenEnergy Grant!

Kalapuya and the Bethel School District GreenEnergyeweb greenenergy project is one of six finalists in the running for two grants of up to $50,000 each. EWEB Greenpower customers vote to determine which nonprofit organization’s renewable energy projects will receive a grant. Sign up for Greenpower by March 27 to be eligible to vote!

The Bethel Green Energy Demonstration Site (BGEDS) will consist of an operational solar and wind energy production, demonstration, and hands-on education site in the Bethel School District. The University of Oregon Solar Radiation Monitoring Laboratory (UO SRML) and Kalapuya High School will design, build, and install a dual solar and wind power generation station. The BGEDS will consist of two solar photovoltaic electric arrays mounted on manually adjustable frames and a wind turbine mounted on a retractable ten-meter tower.

sunflowerSolarStudents will work with industry professionals to assemble the systems and monitoring equipment. The retractable wind tower will enable students to study the wind turbine close up and evaluate the wind vanes that transfer the energy from the wind to the turbine. The solar electric arrays will be adjustable so that the tilt and orientation can be changed and experiments and comparisons can be made between arrays at different configurations.

The UO SRML will work with Bethel staff to develop curriculum relevant to solar technologies and principles of scientific investigations. The educational impact and benefits of the BGEDS will be extended to students throughout the school district. The creation of a Solar/Wind demonstration site next to the greenhouse and wetland will facilitate environmental science ‘outdoor school’ days for elementary students. Led by Kalapuya students, elementary students will rotate through sustainable energy, sustainable agriculture, and wetland ecology stations to complete their field day inquiry.

As an added benefit, the green power generated by the facility will be fed back to the utility grid to offset the power used to operate the district greenhouse, bringing the net carbon footprint of the greenhouse closer to zero and adding to the EWEB green power portfolio. Carbon offsets from solar and wind energy produced will be calculated and shared publicly on an annual basis.

Kalapuya Trades Academy & the Oregon Legislature

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Zach Crosson and Hannah Rodriguez meet with Val Hoyle, Majority Leader for the House of Representatives.

Feb 25th was “Career and Technical Education Day” at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem.  Hannah Rodriguez and Zach Crosson represented Kalapuya High School, the Bethel School District, and Lane County as they shared their experience and perspectives with state legislators. The Senate Workforce Committee on the CTE revitalization grants considered their feedback as they met that day to discuss how to implement revitalization grants in Oregon.

Both Hannah and Zach are nearing completion of the Youth Trades Academy – a partnership between Lane County high schools, the Lane Education Service District, and three local unions: the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 280; the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 290; and the Sheet Metal Institute under Local Union #16.  Kalapuya students work with veteran union instructors two afternoons per week after school.  The students learn basic history about the occupational field of their choice and also learn basic skills and safety.  Every week the students are introduced to an aspect of the field and are given introductory hands-on exercises to practice what they are learning.  For example, in the electric union Academy, students learn the basics of wiring household 120 volt circuits, how to diagram multiple circuitry problems on paper, and finally assemble the circuits in a model household wall; the instructor inspects the finished circuit and plugs it in to test that it is functioning correctly.youth trades.2

Hannah Rodriguez and Zack Crosson share their CTE experience at a booth at the state capitol.

Hannah Rodriguez and Zack Crosson share their CTE experience at a booth at the state capitol.

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