Principal’s Corner

Amy Skirvin, Principal

“Happy Friday!” – updated June 14, 2019

Good things/ New things

 

  • Registration for the school year will begin on August 6th. There will be a new $15 technology fee per student as the district is moving to a 1 to 1 device per student in grades 2-12. A $5 fee will be collected per student enrolling in a CTE course to support the program. Financial assistance is available.

 

  • Is your child planning on play a fall sport in Middle School or High School (XC, Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Cheerleading). Reminder, all athletes must have a current physical on file. Athletes may not practice until they are cleared.

 

  • Waldport Beachcomber Days: June 14, 15 and 16, 2019  Tons of family fun activities and opportunities to volunteer.  Join the talent show, parade or participate in the Sunday contests.  For more information, visit https://www.beachcomberdays.com

 

  • The high school office will be closed beginning June 17th. If you need to meet with a secretary or administrator you will need to make an appointment. The school will be closed starting June 24 and will not reopen until August 6th for registration. Have a great summer!

 

Community Outreach:

  • Waldport Community Library Summer Opportunities for Teens! There are many opportunities for teens this year including volunteer opportunities, the Universe of Heroes Cosplay Festival, Drone 101 camp for high schoolers, Writing Adventure Camp, Rocket Building Workshop, a teen Matinee, Community Scavenger Hunt, Late-Night Astronomy, and a day to make a cracked fried marble jewelry. This is on top of their Wednesday and Thursday programs. Volunteering is a great option for volunteer hours on academic resumes. Training for volunteers is Monday June 10. Please go to their website for more information https://www.waldportlibrary.org/

 

  • Summer Academies for High School Students Week of June 24 Summer Academies are free! For more information and to register, please Click Here

 

  • The Lincoln County Transit has just announced a new program is ready to roll out allowing any Lincoln County School District high school student a free ride anywhere in the County. This includes all of the County high schools and charters serving grades 9-12: Toledo High School, Waldport High School, Newport High School, Taft High School, Lincoln City Career Tech High School, Siletz Valley High School, and Eddyville Charter High School. This funding source is called the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund or STIF. (More information can be found on the STIF website: https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/RPTD/Pages/STIF.aspx

 

  • Community Stakeholders strategic planning session will be held on Thursday June 20 at 6PM at Waldport High School. Please RSVP to Sheena at sheena.scarberry@lincoln.k12.or.us
    • To our valued community member,

As you may or may not know, the Lincoln County School District is entering in the process of establishing a strategic plan. We are launching the process with our Board of Directors, you – our community stakeholders, and the Superintendent, Dr. Karen Gray. As part of our planning process we want to include you in the opportunity to be briefed on our thinking and to offer input. Session intent: The purpose of our listening and sharing session is to foster understanding of our collective direction, and to gather feedback to inform the strategic plan process.

 

 

  • Student Opportunities:
  • Gray Whale Research

 

We have an amazing six week paid internship in Port Orford where students will work with researchers from the Marine Mammal Institute to study gray whales. Attached is information about this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Housing will be provided at the Port Orford field station for students who are coming from outside the Port Orford area in addition to the $750 stipend each student participant will receive. The deadline for students to apply is May 3oth. Please pass along to those who may be interested. Here’s the flyer with student application information.

 

 

  • Shipboard Experience on the Oceanus

 

The Oregon Coast STEM Hub has been awarded four days in September 2019 on OSU’s largest research vessel, the Oceanus, to take high school seniors, undergraduates, and educators out to sea to work with chief scientists Dr. Leigh Torres from OSU’s Marine Mammal Institute and Dr. Sarah Henkel from OSU’s Department of Integrative Biology. During these four days at sea participants will serve as part of the science party, engaging in all science-related activities including deploying and retrieving oceanographic equipment, conducting marine mammal and seabird surveys, collecting and processing biological samples, entering and visualizing data. Please pass along to those who may be interested. The deadline for applying is June 14th. Questions should be directed to Tracy Crews at tracy.crews@oregonstate.edu. If you want information on what the cruise was like three years ago and what it meant to students, please email kama.almasi@lincoln.k12.or.us. Student Application Information

 

Upcoming Events:

  • Community Stakeholders Strategic Planning Session – WHS June 20 6PM
  • Registration for the 2019-2010 school year starts August 6th.  

 

Have a great summer!!!

Mrs. Amy Skirvin

Principal

amy.skirvin@lincoln.k12.or.us

541-563-3243 x 310 Office

503-935-6643 Cell