(Th) May 28 Cultural Festival 6:30pm

(Th) May 28 SEHS Rowing club demo 12:30pm

(F) May 29 Cabaret 7pm

(Tu) June 2 5th grader visit 10:15am

(W) June 3 5th grader visit 10:15am

(W) June 3 Byers field trip to Severson Farms 1:30pm

(W) June 3 Band Concert – all bands 7pm

(Th) June 4 Orchestra Concert- all orchestras 6pm, Concert Choir Concert 7:30pm

(F) June 5 PAR Meeting 9am

(Tu) June 9 8th grade Promotion rehearsal 2:30pm, 8th grade Promotion 6:30pm, 8th grade Dance 8pm

(W) June 10 LAST DAY FOR ALL STUDENTS (full day)

(W) June 10 8th grade Pool Party 1pm



7th/8th grade preference sheets, signed by a parent/guardian, are due back to House Advisors by Friday, May 29.



It’s almost time to give a fond farewell to our 8th graders!  The 8th grade Promotion Ceremony and Dance are Tuesday, June 9th, 6:30-10:00pm.  The 8th grade Pool Party is Wednesday, June 10th, 1:00-3:00pm.


You should have received all the details and permission form on Tuesday, but in case your 8th grader did not bring these documents home, they are attached to this email.  The signed permission form and fee are due in the office by June 2.


We need your help to send the 8th graders off to high school in style.  Please use this link  to sign up to volunteer your time to set up the dance decorations, help set up and staff the buffet at the dance (and clean up), and to help staff the pool party.  We also need your help to supply them with delicious, nutritious food for the evening – and some junk food too to celebrate!  If you’d like to donate food for the buffet (we need lots!!) please sign up here:  Thank you.



Be sure to attend the Cultural Festival Open House on Thursday, May 28, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Our sixth grade students, with assistance from the Cultural Connections Team, have been working diligently to research and assemble their projects. You are invited to view the project poster boards that tell about student histories and backgrounds. The projects will be displayed in the hallways and are a source of pride and accomplishment for our sixth grade students. Parents, students, friends and relatives are invited to attend. The evening will start in the D Gym with a short introduction of the project. Please plan to attend this celebration of our students’ cultural and community diversity!



This year, the ACT (Caring Active Teens) class voted to support the needs of a few local organizations who provide services to children and teens.  One organization who made a presentation to the class was CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).  This organization provides an adult who can help support children or teens (birth to 18 yrs) who do not have legal parents or guardians.  These advocates represent the children’s or teens’ best interests in a court of law, and help connect them to other important services, such as Lane County Foster Care, and Bags of Love.
When asked how the ACT class might support their work, CASA shared that one of their greatest needs is clothing for the children and teens they serve. Therefore, the ACT class will sponsor an end-of-the-year clothing drive for ages 0-18 the last full week of school, June 1-5.  Please drop off (or send a bag with your student) any gently used and washed articles of clothing for ages infants through teens BEFORE school starts any morning the week of the clothing drive.  ACT students will be waiting at a table just outside the front office in the Commons area to receive your donation.  On behalf of the ACT class, we thank you in advance for your participation in supporting such an important cause!  Your donation will directly impact youth in our local community.



Parents, t’s not too early to check the lost and found for any items their students may have misplaced.  The lost and found will be cleaned out and donated June 11th. Please claim any lost items before then.



Thanks to the generosity of the Roosevelt community, we raised nearly $70,000 this year through direct donations ($33,000), Roosevelt Activity Day ($17,000), and Showcase ($19,000) to support next year’s staffing! Thank you so much to everyone who contributed towards our goal of providing extra staffing at our school – you really made a difference! Thanks to you, Chris can provide needed relief to some class sizes and additional sections of core and/or house classes next year.


It has been a pleasure and great satisfaction helping PAR support our awesome school, however this is my last of six great years at Roosevelt. If any of you would like to lend your time and creativity to fundraising at RMS, let me know and I would be happy to connect you to the right people and pass on what I know.


Thank you so much for your support! Have a great summer.

– Larry Banks



Summer is coming, and it’s time to make sure kids eat healthy while school is out. 4J School District serves free meals to children during the summer.

There is no income requirement or registration. Any child under age 18 may come to eat. For more information, contact Nutrition Services at 541-790-7656. Adults are welcome to eat for $3.0.

Meals will be served at the following locations:


Awbrey Park Elementary

June 22nd-August 21st

Breakfast 8:30-9:00 AM

Lunch 11:00-12:00 PM


Spring Creek Elementary

June 22nd-August 21st

Lunch 11:30-12:30 PM


River Road Elementary

June 22nd-August 21st

Lunch 11:30-12:30 PM


Cesar Chavez Elementary

June 22nd-August 21st

Breakfast 8:30-9:15 AM

Lunch 11:30-12:30 PM


Holt Elementary

July 20th-August 21st

Lunch 11:30-12:30 PM


Madison Middle School

July 6th-July 29th

Breakfast 8:30-9:00 AM

Lunch 11:15-12:15 PM


Churchill High, North Eugene High, Sheldon High, and South Eugene High

Breakfast 8:30-9:15 AM

Lunch 12:00-1:00 PM


City of Eugene Pop-Up Tour Headed to a Location Near You This Summer!

The City of Eugene Parks and Recreation Divisions are launching an 18-month effort called PARKS and RECreate to establish a plan that will guide Eugene’s parks and recreation places and spaces through the next decade. And, they can’t do it without community input. Take the time to visit one of their cool pop-up events or provide feedback online about what you envision for the future of parks and recreation spaces in Eugene.


FREE activities include:

  • Chatter Box Recording Station
  • Picture Your Parks Photo Booth
  • Pedal Powered Music
  • Kids’ Activities
  • Ice Cream


For a full list of Pop-up Tour dates and locations, visit

PICTURE the possibilities. PLAN places and spaces. PLAY for years to come!

Oregon Children’s Choir Summer Camps and Early Registration Discounts-
OCC’s summer camps this year include vocal skills camps, an a cappella arrangement camp and an a cappella performance camp. Registration is now open online.
Registration is also open for our 2015/2016 choir season. OCC has 9 choirs in all age groups, ranging from 4-18. Early registration discounts are available.
For more information, visit




South Eugene High School’s student government is putting on a 5K run for Food for Lane County! All proceeds will go to Food for Lane County.

The 5K will be held at Alton Baker Park on Sunday, May 31st beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets will be 8 dollars for students, 15 dollars for adults.

For more information please visit



South Eugene Cross Country is hosting a summer running camp for kids in grades 1-8 this August 24th-28th!

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the great sport of running while having a blast and getting some great exercise. All campers get to participate in fun, age-appropriate activities – including relays, obstacle courses, running technique training, yoga, and more – and everyone finishes off the week with a very exciting (and entertaining) cross country race!

Camp runs from 9 am to 12 noon and the cost is $55 per camper, with a family rate of $45 per camper (2 or more participating siblings).

For more information and to register, visit Feel free to email us at if you have any questions or concerns. Hope to see you in August!



Registration starts May 30 (SEHS cafeteria)- come and join us!



  1. Have a blast this summer at the South Eugene Rowing Club Camp on Dexter Lake!  Open to girls and boys entering 8th – 12th grade from throughout the community.  We provide new rowers an opportunity to discover the joys of rowing in a fun, team environment.  Transportation is provided to and from South Eugene High School to Dexter Lake.  Times are 8:00 am – 2:30 pm.

Session 1:  July 21 – 25th

Session 2: July 28 – August 1

Those who attend both weeks have the opportunity to travel to Seattle for a regatta on Saturday, August 2!  For more information or to register, please go to



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