Prairie Mountain School will host a free family event in Spanish for Bethel community members to ask questions about public safety resources. Save the date for this event (PDF) presented by the City of Eugene: May 21st, 5:30. Free childcare is provided.
Foro communitario sobre la seguridad pública
La Escuela Prairie Mountain organizará un evento familiar gratuito en español para que los miembros de la comunidad de Bethel hagan preguntas sobre los recursos de seguridad pública. Guarde la fecha para este evento (PDF) presentado por la Ciudad de Eugene: 21 de mayo, 5:30. Se proporciona cuidado de niños gratis.
Flower baskets, zinnias, peppers, tomatoes, bush beans, squash, and succulents are some of the plants available at Kalapuya High School (1200 N. Terry) from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. You are encouraged to get there early for this popular event.
We wanted to remind everyone of calendar changes for the end of the year due to the snow storms and teacher walkout tomorrow.
- There will be no school on Wednesday, May 8th.
We will make up the snow days by having school on two days previously not scheduled to have students.
- We WILL have school on Friday, May 17th
- We WILL have school on Thursday, May 13th
- The ‘Kalapalooza’ evening will be on Friday, June 7th (3:30-6:00 – more info to come later)
Kalapuya GRADUATION! will be Friday, June 14th at 6:30 pm.
And don’t forget, Saturday, May 11th is our Mother’s Day Plant Sale at Kalapuya!
Peace Health Medical Center at RiverBend hosted a group of Kalapuya seniors interested in pursuing careers in the medical field. Students were first addressed by Mary Kingston, the PeaceHealth CEO, and a panel of experts including a pediatric surgeon, who shared her own educational pathway from a local community college through medical school, the manager for medical social work for the hospital, the director of nutrition services, a physical therapist, and the educator for sterile processing. Students then went on a behind-the-scenes tour where they visited other experts in the hospital and were introduced to state-of-the-art imaging machines. PeaceHeath catered a lunch and held a final Q & A for students. The array of potential careers was evident in the tour and several students will be pursuing medical-field internships at the medical center. Kamren Garrett was especially excited for the opportunity: “I really enjoyed the radiology part of the tour because it’s what I want to do once I get out of high school. I got to meet and shake hands with actual radiologists and ask them for advice in getting into the field which was very valuable and nerve calming or me. Getting to see the types of machinery and technology they have to use was great insight for me and really confirmed for me that this is a position that I think I would like working in.” PeaceHealth is already working with Kalapuya students this year on internships and individual career pathway planning. Many thanks to PeaceHealth for putting together such a rich and wonderful career exploration day for our students and supporting individual students on their career paths!
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden has been in the middle of the Washington, D.C. discussions about a Green New Deal, the government shutdown and immigration, the Russia investigation, and actions by the Saudi Arabian government – but made time in his busy schedule to visit Kalapuya High School to learn about new ways to approach secondary education.
Education funding and graduation rates are what brought him to Kalapuya High School – where students impressed him with their unique educational programming. Students described their environmental science class partnerships with the Army Corps of Engineers and Lane County where students use GIS technology to complete field data collection and mapping as they work to restore wetlands in an effort to protect endangered species. Another student spoke of their social studies class that explored local issues of homelessness in our area, and their own engagement in building affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity construction projects and holding clothing drives that supported the downtown Mission.
The pinnacle of students’ experience at Kalapuya are individualized internships in high-skill, high wage careers. Billy Phillips, the president of Reynolds Electric shared his perspectives with Senator Wyden on the benefits of providing students, like Delaney Aguirre, internship opportunities in the career fields of choice. Thanks to a successful internship at Reynolds Electric, Delaney is now registering for a college class at Lane Community College, paid for by Kalapuya, and will be applying to the full electricians apprenticeship program in Tangent, Oregon.
Wyden talked with a small group of students before taking questions from the entire student body. KHS was grateful for his visit, but more appreciative that he listened.