Kalapuya High School
Grades: 10 through 12
Phone number: 541-607-9853
Fax number: 607-9857
Address: 1200 N. Terry,
Eugene, OR 97402
Driving instructions: Beltline to Barger Drive. West on Barger one mile. Left on Terry.
In an effort to give back to the community, eleven members of EWEB’s Human Resources department visited Kalapuya on a Monday morning to share valuable insights and opportunities with students. During an entire-school assembly, EWEB members shared general workplace readiness skillsets students should consider bringing into any job, and identified specific EWEB career pathways possible for students.
After meeting with the entire student body, the EWEB team worked specifically with graduating seniors to conduct mock interviews, providing coaching and feedback to students who had earlier in the week prepared for their visit.
The building was abuzz after students learned of apprenticeship programs and journeyman wages, and several students began angling immediately for an opportunity to get experience at and work toward a career with EWEB. After experiencing success last year with a pilot internship program, we are excited to continue to introduce more students to multiple career paths through internship experiences in the various departments at EWEB.
The Kalapuya culture of excellence would not be sustainable without committed community partners willing to envision brighter futures for our students. EWEB’s significant investment of time and energy spent with our student body was greatly appreciated and had an immediate impact on students.
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It is quickly approaching: the start of another great year at Kalapuya. Last year we saw double digit gains in reading, writing, and math scores, the graduating class set another record graduation rate, and the Kalapuya student body continued to leave an huge impact on our community and environment through meaningful service-learning projects. This all, of course, was the result of incredibly hard work – and as September quickly approaches, we are gearing up for another successful year.
All returning and new Kalapuya students/families will be getting a call on August 21st or 22nd to schedule the required initial academic testing (Aug 26th – 28th). Once a student has completed this testing, students and families will be invited to the ‘intake’ interview taking place September 2nd-4th.
We look forward to seeing everyone return and we will share some minor but exciting changes for the coming year during the intake/interview the first week of September!
Please call if you have not received a phone call by Monday, August 25th.
Enjoy the rest of the summer, and we will see you soon.
Kalapuya High School, students, staff and community members had the opportunity to witness the culmination of an exciting program undertaken by Will Larson’s Community 101 class. Community 101, funded by the RW Family Fund and the Oregon Community Foundation, is a program that offers students the chance to explore critical social issues within the Eugene/Springfield area and actually help make a difference. Students created a mission statement that reflected their desire to help the community and were bestowed $5,000 to award to local non-profits that supported their goals. Non-profits in the area are researched, contacted, visited, and asked to write grants that students reviewed and critiqued. Today Valerie Cunningham gave a stellar presentation in front of the student body and visiting non-profit board members and Community 101 students awarded four organizations their checks. The non-profits that received support were: The Relief Nursery – $1,700, Ophelia’s Place – $1,500, Mainstream Housing – $1,000, and Food For Lane County – $800.
THANK YOU to all the non-profits who applied and all of the students responsible for helping make a difference in our community!
Three Kalapuya students received scholarships that will support them as they pursue post-secondary education after they graduate in June. Genesis Ortega, Dominique Rasmussen, and Jennah Robbins each received $1,500 to pursue their studies.
While students learned that the Rotary Club works to eradicate polio and bring clean drinking water to people around the planet (among other projects), they also were impressed to find that local members worked this year to raise a record $53,500 from local donations to support college-bound students. Genesis, Dominique, and Jennah all have plans to ‘pay it forward’ and were ecstatic to receive the recognition and financial boost to continue their education.