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Announcements

"Almost Spring" Concert

IHS Band, JH Band, and Jazz Band will perform their annual Spring Concert on March 16th at 7:00 pm here in the IHS Gym!

Scholarships

New Scholarship George K. Varughese, DDS Endowment Scholarship 

This $1,000 award is available to seniors who plan on pursuing a career in the medical/health care/science field. To be considered for this scholarship, complete the cover sheet and attach it to the required items. Items must be received by Monday, April 13, 2015.

March 1, 2015            Fraternal Order of Eagles – Seniors from Morrow and west Umatilla county high schools are eligible to apply.  Awards are based on academic record, financial need, and character.  Applications are available in the counseling office.

 March 1, 2015           Oregon Collectors Association – Hasson/Newman Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to seniors graduating from Oregon high schools and are based on the following essay topic – Credit in the 21st Century.  More information is available in the counseling office.

March 8, 2015            ACo/Nationwide Scholarship - High-school seniors whose parents, grandparents or legal guardians actively contribute to a 457(b) plan offered through the NACo Deferred Compensation Program are eligible to apply for a college scholarship of $2,500. Four $2,500 scholarships will be awarded in Spring 2015.  Applications must be submitted online at www.nrsforu.com/scholarship between January 5th and March 8th, 2015

It’s time to get serious about the Red & Gena Leonard scholarship.  The deadline is March 15.  This scholarship is for Morrow and Umatilla county graduates only, and they award over 100 scholarships.  A number of 2014 RHS graduates received this award last year.  I will be in the library after school if you need help.http://leonardfoundation.org/redgena20102011.pdf

Deadline is March 15. http://media-ofb.oregonfb.org/wp-content/themes/twentyten/pdf_ofb/2015_assoc_app.pdf

March 15, 2015           Red & Gena Leonard Foundation – Numerous scholarships are awarded to Umatilla and Morrow county graduates.  Awards are based on financial need and application presentation.  Application is available online at www.leonardfoundation.org , or pick one up in the counseling office.

 March 15, 2015          Pioneer Memorial Hospital Foundation – Two scholarships available:  1) Earl & Hazel Wilson Health Care Education Scholarship, and 2) Dr. Wallace Wolff Memorial Scholarship.  For Morrow County graduates intending to pursue an education in a health care field.  Applications are available in the counseling office.

March 30, 2015           Oregon PTA - $500 scholarships awarded to Oregon high school graduates studying for a teaching degree at an Oregon public university or college.  Community colleges that transfer credit in education to an Oregon public university also qualify.  More information is available in the counseling office or online at www.oregonpta.org/Involved/TES.htm

Scholarship Opportunity for Athletes:http://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm

HOW TO ENTER Write a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you have learned through playing sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education. Essay due June 1, 2015

Email your essay and other required information to scholarships@athleticscholarships.net.

Who is Eligible

  • Must be a current or former athlete at the high school or college level.
  • Must be a current college student or high school senior entering college.

What to Include

  • Your Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Post Address
  • University
  • Intended Major
  • Year to Graduate College
  • Phone Number
  • Brief Personal Bio
  • Your Essay

The Trail Blazers and Wesley Matthews are introducing a brand new college scholarship program sponsored by Wells Fargo. High school seniors with a 3.00 GPA in Oregon and Clark County, Washington, are eligible to apply for a $5,000 college scholarship towards a 4-year, 2-year, or trade school education. Six high school seniors will be awarded.

 Applications are now being accepted at http://trailblazers.com/scholarship and the deadline to apply is March 1, 2015. Winners will be honored at a Blazers game this spring.

PIONEER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION - MORROW COUNTY, INC. PO BOX 515 HEPPNER, OR 97836

TWO SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE:

 1.  EARL & HAZEL WILSON HEALTH CARE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

2.  DR. WALLACE WOLFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

 Both of these scholarships are for students wishing to obtain health care related educational assistance.  Consideration for both scholarships will be given to all scholarship applicants.  However, only one Wallace Wolff scholarship is awarded each year.  Upon determination of the Wallace Wolff scholarship recipient, the rest of the applications will be considered for the Earl & Hazel Wilson scholarship.

 Listed below are the specific guideline and criteria for eligibility for both of these scholarships:

  • Applicants must have been a resident of Morrow County, Oregon for 6 months at the time they make written application for assistance.
  • Students must be pursuing (or intending to pursue) education in one or more disciplines directly related to health care delivery.
  • Applicants need to be (or intend to be) enrolled in a recognized, established and appropriate school and the course of study will encompass a period of at least 3 months, or the equivalent.
  • Funds granted will be disbursed to the school where the applicant is (or will be) enrolled; to be applied to tuition, board/room, books, lab fees, and related expenses in that order, with the understanding that any unused portion will be returned to the Pioneer Memorial Hospital Foundation by the school.
  • Grant applications are to be submitted by March 15th of each year.
  • No scholarship assistance grant on behalf of any individual applicant will be for a period of more than one year.
  • Please note:  Individual applicants are encouraged to reapply each year that they are continuing to pursue education directly related to health care delivery.  A new application is required to be submitted to the Pioneer Memorial Hospital Foundation by March 15th of each year.

Last Chance for Little League Sign-Ups

Last chance for Little League sign-ups!  All students 14 years or younger can sign up for little leaue on February 28th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at A.C. Houghton.

Mandatory Wrestling Meeting

There will be a mandatory wrestling meeting today after school for all high school wrestlers.  ALL athletes involved in high school wrestling MUST attend!

Good Job Knights Wrestlers!

Well done, Knights Wrestlers!  At their District Final Meet this past weekend our Knights Wrestlers placed 10th overall. Ammon Byers, Alex Zavala, and Gabino Ramirez clained 4th place; Brandon Combes, Sam Berry, and Jeff Patton took 5th place; and Franco Sanchez earned 6th place!  

Congratulations Knights Boys Basketball!

Big kudos to our Knights Boys Basketball team for two crushing victories this weekend!  On Friday they rocked the Pilot Rock Rockets 88 to 27 and on Saturday they tamed the Heppner Mustangs with a final score of 67 to 32!  Way to go, Knights!

Drivers Education Course

Hermiston High School is offering a Drivers Education course this Spring and Summer.  The cost is $250 per student.  Students must be 15 years old and have an Oregon Learners Permit before taking this class.  For more information, please see Ms. Pedro in the office.

Hunter Education Registration

Sign Up today for Hunter Education!  This class is open to north Morrow County students only and there is a $10 registration fee.  See Ms. Pedro in the office for a flyer with all the info.  Space is limited so sign up today!

Congratulations to IHS Cheer!

Congratulations to our IHS Cheer Squad for taking 1st place  at the OCCA State competition and 2nd place at the OSAA state cmpetition this past weekend!  Way to go, Ladies!

Chess For Success!

Over the weekend Javier Hall, Kaleb Kendrick, Gracie Stirk, Ethan Greer, Darin Hauner and Erica Goodwin competed in the regional chess tournament. They competed both as individuals and as a junior high or high school team. Although they were small in number, they proved to be quite formidable. Special recognition goes to Miss Gracie Stirk and Mr. Darin Hauner. Gracie earned second place in the 8th grade division with an impressive four wins out of five matches. Darin also won four of his five matches and tied for first place in the high school division. Darin’s first place finish qualified him for the Oregon State Chess Championship held in Portland, OR. Please congratulate all of these individuals on a job well done and wish Darin good luck as he prepares for state! 

Junior High Track Sign-Ups

Junior High Students interested in joining track this spring need to see Ms. Tipton to sign the sign-up sheet. 

Irrigon graduation rates above state average for 2013-2014

The Oregon Department of Education today (Jan. 29) released to the public the 2013-2014 school year graduation rates, and Irrigon High had an overall 79.03% rate in the 4-year cohort (which includes all students who started high school in 2010-2011 school year and graduated with a regular or modified diploma). This is higher than the state average of 71.98%.

The graduation rate report for Irrigon also breaks down the graduation rate by category. The report indicates 76.47% of boys and 82.14% of girls graduated last year. In the economically disadvantaged student category, Irrigon earned a 77.55% rate, compared to a 64.44 state average. In the Hispanic/Latino category, Irrigon earned a 73.08% rate, compared to a 64.95% state average. For students with disabilities, Irrigon was just slightly above the state average of 51.11%, with a 54.55% rate.

However, there is still some work to do in the limited English proficiency category, which had a graduation rate of just 42.86% compared to 51.66% state average.

For a more detailed look at Irrigon's graduation rate, please click here, and scroll down to the Morrow County School District.

EOU Med Quest Camp

What: Summer Opportunity for students in grades 9-12.
When: June 15-19, 2015
Registration deadline: April 15, 2015

MedQuest Camp is a week-long exploration of health care careers designed to introduce students to career opportunities. The residential camp is hosted on campus at Eastern Oregon University. MedQuest accepts 34 students who will be selected based on their recommendations, GPA, and quality of application. Students may witness a surgery, ride along on an ambulance call, help patients, witness the diagnostic process, and much more. Students will also have the opportunity to earn 2 college credits by attending.

For more information, view the flyer.

25th Annual Youth-Multicultural Leadership Conference - March 10th

Students – The 25th Annual Youth-Multicultural Leadership Conference will be held Tuesday, March 10th in Pendleton. If you are interested in attending pick up a registration form in the main office. Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to register.

The conference includes a variety of workshops including:

  • Teen Health and Wellness
  • Teen Fitness and Nutrition
  • The College Admission Process
  • Stress Management
  • and a wide range of specific career area workshops. 

Lunch will be provided. Completed registration forms must be signed by parent and turned in no later than Thursday, January 29th.

School Breakfast

Please come on time for school breakfast so that you can enjoy your breakfast and leave the cafeteria when the bell rings.  Let's not be tardy!