Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Club Meetings today include FFA, NHS, NAC, and TSA!

Att:  S2 TA's!  Your February calendar is in your TA folder in Mrs. Bare's room and waiting for submission.  The March assignments in the folder are due 3/31.

Neon Tolo will be held on 2/25/17 in the HS cafeteria from 9-11pm!  Admission is $3 and a free glow stick is included! 

Seniors! The yearbook needs your senior pictures!! Please submit your pictures to Mrs. Gallagher by March 17! If you have any questions, please stop by Rm 124.

A field trip to Portland is scheduled on 4/27/17 to see the play, Mary's Wedding,  which is set in WWI. Tickets are $15 and due 3/27 to Mrs. Kruse.

The Ecology Youth Corps (EYC) summer roads clean-up program is for students' age 14 years old through 17 years old.  Applications are available in the CCC or online at https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/youthcorpsjobs/.  ALL Applications must be filled out completely to be accepted and mailed to the EYC Central Region Office by Thursday, April 3, 2017.

SENIORS: Applications are now available online for Firefighter Job Opportunities this summer through the Dept. of Natural Resources.  You must be 18 years of age and successfully complete a medical screening questionnaire and a work capacity fitness test.  Website:  www.careers.wa.gov.

SENIORS!!!!!!!!!  Bring your financial aid award letters to Mrs. Lee as you receive them.  These are letters the colleges you applied to send you to tell you how they'll help you pay for college.  We need to copy them for research purposes.  There might be a reward in it for you!!  Woohoo!

Spring Sport Clearance!  Students wanting to play a spring sport that have not cleared through Ms. Thiele need to clear as soon as possible!  You must have an ASB, current physical, have no outstanding fines, and an impact test.


Boys basketball players need to turn in their practice and game uniforms to Mr. Stelljes ASAP!  You won't be allowed to practice for a Spring sport unless they are turned in.

Interested in Computer Science? Want to learn to program?  Join the computer science club which meets each Wednesday in the MS library from 1:45-3:00pm. 
More information is on the flyer in the office!

HEY SENIORS!  If you're planning on attending a 4 year university, there are several things you need to be doing ASAP if you haven't already!  
1)  Sign up to take the ACT or SAT RIGHT NOW!  
2)  Apply to your college of choice!  Many deadlines are February 1st! 
3)  Apply to your college's scholarships.  Some deadlines for these are also February 1st! 4) Complete your FAFSA!  If you have questions or need help with any of these, please stop by Mrs. Lee's office!
Applications are available Dec. 15th to March 15 for a PAID Summer internship program called Health Occupations Preparatory Experience. Students 16 years or older ,  who have a G.P.A. of 2.o or higher and are interested in the health professions are encouraged to apply.  Project H.O.P.E. is a four week internship offered to high school students at health care facilities within the student's local community.  Students typically work 4 hours per day or twenty hours per week pending site availability.  Please stop by the CCC for complete instructions on how to apply.

AMERICAN COLLEGE FOUNDATION Visionary Scholarship Program is available online at www.AmericanCollegeFoundation.orgApplication Deadline for the 2017-2018 Award Year is May 1, 2017.  Current High School Students (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors) must also be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.  Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels are encouraged to apply.  Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 each; with multiple winners to be selected.  Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student’s first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student’s choosing within the United States.  Please review website for help with the entire funding process.

SENIORS:  Yakima Valley College Foundation Scholarship Applications are available Dec. 1st and are due February 28, 2017.  Application forms available at:  www.yvcc.edu/scholarship. For more information call 509-574-4645.

SENIORS:  The monthly Senior Scholarship & College Information Bulletin is now available in the CCC and on the high school website.  

Are you interested in buying a yearbook? Jostens now has a website to order and personalize your yearbook. Try it today at jostensyearbooks.com ! For more information on ordering, contact Yearbook Business Managers:  Ocean Bryan, Mykhail Lembke or Mrs. Gallagher (room 124).

Seniors:  Are you interested in starting the search for state and national scholarships?  Check out the following websites:  fastweb.com (for national scholarships), washboard.org (for WA state scholarships), and gearup.wa.gov (for state & national scholarships).  All sites require time and patience to wade through the scholarships to find which ones you can qualify for!!

JUNIORS & SENIORS:  Are you considering going to a 4-year university?  If so, ACT or SAT scores are REQUIRED for admittance!   The SAT test will only be given one more time at Goldendale High School this school year.  The next SAT test date is May 6, 2017 You may register online until April 7, 2017, to avoid paying a late fee.  Please stop by the CCC for registration information.

LUNCH:   Chicken Pot Pie or Cheeseburger

In effort to keep parents and community members informed regarding important issues affecting our schools, this letter is written to explain changes in regard to the new legislation centered on student achievement and accountability.  As the new state assessment (Smarter Balanced Testing) data builds its foundation, and state legislation defines the new ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), schools are held accountable for participation rates.  Goldendale School District met participation rates of 95% for all students in all three schools.  Find specific and detailed data regarding Goldendale’s performance, as well as how we compare with state and other schools in our state at: http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/summary.aspx.

Parents We Need You:  Would you like to join the Goldendale School District Family Engagement Team?  This team will help plan and coordinate effective parent involvement activities that improve academic achievement and school performance.  You will be an integral part to the development of our District Wide plan.  Please contact Laura Lean 509.773.4665 if you have any questions.

The Goldendale School District receives supplemental funds through the Title I, Part A grant.  One of the initiatives of this grant is to support parents and families’ ability to stay informed and develop successful partnership with the school.  There are many opportunities to stay involved and informed.  Parents are encouraged to contact their building Principals and Special Programs Coordinator with questions.  Parents are invited to participate in and attend their appropriate school’s Leadership team meetings, attend the bi-annual Parent and Family Engagement meetings and support PTO events.  Parents and guardians are entitled to be informed of their rights and the process for Title I complaints.   If your concern was not addressed by the Special Programs Coordinator or Principal please contact OSPI 360.725.6100 or mail your complaint to Citizen Complaint – Title I, Part A Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504.  If you are interested in more information the OSPI website can be located at www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/CitizenComplaint.aspx.

Non-Discrimination Statement

 In accordance with Federal law, the Goldendale School District is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, creed, religion, age, veteran or military status, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provides access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to John Westerman, Title IX, ADA/504 Director, Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying Compliance Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Officer of Goldendale School District No. 404, 525 Simcoe Drive, Goldendale WA 98620 or call (509) 773-5846or email to jwesterman@gsd404.org. Goldendale School District is an equal opportunity employer, complies with all Federal Rules and Regulations, and does not discriminate for all district employment opportunities. Goldendale School District is an equal opportunity employer, complies with all Federal Rules and Regulations, and does not discriminate for all district programs and employment opportunities.


De acuerdo con la ley federal, el distrito escolar de Goldendale está prohibido discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, orientación sexual, expresión de género, identidad de género, credo, religión, edad, veterano o situación militar, discapacidad o el uso de un perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio por una persona con una discapacidad, y proporciona acceso a los Boy Scouts of America y otros grupos juveniles designados. Para presentar una queja de discriminación, escriba a John Westerman, Título IX, ADA / 504 Director de, acoso, intimidación y Oficial de Cumplimiento La intimidación y el Oficial de Cumplimiento de los Derechos Civiles del distrito escolar de Goldendale No. 404, 525 Simcoe Drive, Goldendale WA 98620 o llame al (509) 773-5846 o por correo electrónico a jwesterman@gsd404.org. El Distrito escolar de Goldendale es un empleador de igualdad de oportunidades, cumple con todas las reglas y regulaciones federales, y no discrimina por todas las oportunidades de empleo de distrito. Distrito escolar de Goldendale es un empleador de igualdad de oportunidades, cumple con todas las reglas y regulaciones federales, y no discrimina a contra los programas del distrito y las oportunidades de empleo.