Principal Newsletter 11/22/20

NEHS Principal Update

Principal’s Note

This week brings only three days of school, with no school on Thursday and Friday.  As we consider this time of year, I wanted to again express our gratitude as a school for the continued engagement and support from our students, families, and community.  This year has not been easy, with many challenges to be met.  We as a school community could not be more thankful for your support in ways both big and small.  Be safe and well this long weekend!

With gratitude!

Schedule This Week

This is a three-day week, meaning there will be a Flex day on Wednesday.  Below is the schedule for the week.  For a complete bell schedule and calendar, please see our website at:
Monday: ‘A’ day (P1, P2, P3), live instruction begins at 8:30 am
Tuesday: ‘B’ day (P4, P5, P0), live instruction begins at 8:30 am
Wednesday: Advisory at 10:15 am
Thursday: NO SCHOOL

An Annual Tradition: Project Give

Dear Friends of North Eugene High School,
Our ASB Executive Student Leadership Team is embarking on our 44th annual Project Give.  Project Give is a fundraiser organized by North Eugene High School students to help North Eugene families this time of year.  Traditionally, we collect money and non-perishable food from our students and staff and then deliver it to families.  With our school currently in distance learning, it is making our effort more difficult to achieve, though we know we can get there!  Our goal this year is to help feed 50 of our North Eugene families.  We could use your help to reach our goal.  Here’s how:

  1. Donate non-perishable foods to collection bins at the NEHS main entrance starting Nov. 30th through Dec. 11th, from 8:00 am-4:00 pm
  2. Send a check to: NEHS Project Give, 200 Silver Ln, Eugene, OR 97404
  3. Use your credit card to donate via schoolpay.com
    * All monetary contributions will receive a tax id number for your records upon request.

Thank you for your consideration, and if you have any questions, please call Corey Nicholsen at 541-285-6115.

Senior Reminders

Below are some upcoming due dates for seniors.  Please reach out if there are questions or concerns:

Miners Graduate Ordering
Due: Wednesday, 12/16
Visit:, or request a paper packet at the school
Yearbook – Senior Photos
Due: Sunday, 1/31

For this and more information regarding the Class of 2021, please visit the NEHS Website page at:

Upcoming Events with the College Career Center

Hello from the NEHS College Career Center! Below is some important upcoming information for all seniors.  North Eugene High School is hosting a series of financial aid presentations and workshops to help you complete the FAFSA or ORSAA form as well as scholarship applications for college next year.   Any senior considering attending a 2-year college, university or trade school next year should submit either the FAFSA or ORSAA now.FAFSA Drop-in Workshops:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 24: Drop-in sessions – 2-4pm and 5-8pm
  • Come by for any assistance with your FAFSA form.

OSAC Scholarship Evening:

Helpful Financial Aid Overview Videos: hosted by the University of Oregon’s Financial Aid Overview the videos are helpful for families to understand financial aid.

Opportunities to Connect and Extend

The University of Oregon SAIL program has many opportunities available to students on an on-going basis.  Check them out below!
LIVE presentations by UO Faculty
Wednesday, November, 25, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Topic: 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and The New Woman. Paterson and Greenwich Village
Featured: Dorothee Ostmeier, Professor of German, Kevin Hatfield, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Research and Distinguished Scholarships, Undergraduate Students from History Class 211

College and Career Readiness Workshop
Wednesday, November 25, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Topic: How to Write an Awesome College Essay
Featured: Helen Huang and Eleanor Wakefield, UO Dept. of Eng. Professors

For more and on-going opportunities, please visit: 

Resources Available in Lane County

The Oregon Department of Human Services has put together an extensive list of helpful resources for the upcoming winter/holiday break.  Please see our website for a link to the PDF flyer.

Student of the Month

We are pleased to honor Samantha Roselli-Harwood as our November student of the month!  Samantha is a junior taking a full course load this trimester, including two math classes!  She is participating in her classes (to the max, says Mr. Perry!), balancing multiple shifts at her job, and maintaining great grades.  Well done, Samantha!


Staff Spotlight: Arlo Baratono

Mr. Baratono says…
I teach the Concert Band (9th grade) and the Wind Ensemble (10th-12th grade) at NEHS. I also teach the 7th and 8th-grade band (which the students and I have tentatively renamed the Symphonic Band) and the Beginning Band (6th grade) at Kelly Middle School. My wife and I just moved here from Minnesota in late August. We are animal lovers. We have a gecko, a hedgehog, 2 snakes, 2 cats, and our brand new puppy named Guy. We love to hike and can’t wait until Guy is old enough to hike with us! I play the tuba and I’ve joined the Oregon Tuba Ensemble and the Oregon Brass Society and I cannot wait until these groups are able to start rehearsing again! I also occasionally play video games; the Legend of Zelda franchise being one of my favorites.
Welcome to North, Mr. Baratono!

Become an Observer in Canvas

Parents and guardians are highly encouraged to take advantage of becoming an Observer in Canvas.  This allows you to see what is going on in a class, track assignment completion, and view grades.  Below are some resources to help you get started.  If you have trouble accessing the pairing code needed to sign up, please reach out to your student’s grade level administrator:
Travis Sheaffer (9th/10th) or Scott Mayers (11th/12th).
Getting Started as an Observer
Link to Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) Handbook

Stay connected

As information this year is ever-changing, please see our website for current updates.  This will be where we place news updates and links to needed information.

Our building is currently closed, but phone lines are open!  541-790-4500

Please email us at:

Go Highlanders!


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