Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Beat the Odds Scholarship--Class of 2017

Have you succeeded academically despite hardships such as poverty, disability, homelessness, or personal tragedy? In November, Stand for Children will award four $10,000 college scholarships to outstanding students who have “Beat the Odds.” The scholarship is $2,500 per year, renewable for up to four years provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA or better.

Applicants must demonstrate that he/she:
*Will graduate from an Oregon public high school in 2016
*Has a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA
*Has a demonstrated financial need
*Will attend a two or four-year college in the fall of 2016
*Has succeeded in spite of hardships
*Is willing to share his or her story at an awards ceremony and participate in related publicity

How to Apply
Interested students should start by visiting the website, www.stand.org/oregon/beat-the-odds/apply to learn more about the scholarship. There is an online application process – applications are not accepted by mail. Applicants will submit personal and demographic information, a personal essay, high school transcripts, financial information and two letters of recommendation.

Applications are online at www.stand.org/oregon/beat-the-odds/apply. The deadline to apply is September 13.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Klamath Blues Society Scholarship

This year the Klamath Blues Society will award one $1000.00 scholarship. The scholarship application is available in the Counseling Office trailer. Graduating seniors may apply if they play a musical instrument or sing and participate in a music forum. The successful candidate will need to have submitted a fully completed scholarship application, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and may be performance with the Klamath Blues Society scholarship committee.
All applications must be received by the KBS scholarship committee no later than May 31.


Tom Sims
4734 Cleveland Ave.
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

OSU Balanced Man Scholarship

The Oregon State University Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity offers six scholarships annually to male students entering OSU in the fall. There are two $1,000 and four $500 awards given every year.

In order to qualify, the student must:

Be a male student who has been accepted to attend OSU in the fall  
Excel in academics, athletics, leadership, and community service 

Applications are available from Mrs. Kirkpatrick in the counseling trailer. Applications must be received by June 10.

OSU Acacia Fraternity Scholarship

The Acacia Fraternity at OSU will award fifteen $1500 scholarships to incoming male freshmen who excel in academics, leadership, and community service.

The scholarship application can be found online at http://groups.oregonstate.edu/acacia/. The priority deadline is June 1, 2016. Materials required are:
  • Completed application
  • Copy of high school transcript
  • Sealed letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, or counselor
  • Activity chart or academic resume
  • Current picture of you
Completed applications should be mailed to:

Acacia Fraternity Scholarship Program
c/0 Nic Nolan
2857 Van Buren Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Military Recruiters Serving KUHS

Air Force
TSgt. Jerod Paccassi
Email: jerod.paccassi@us.af.mil 
361 Air Force Recruiting Squadron
3160 S. Sixth St.
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

SSGT Daniel Holt
Cell 541-292-8531
Email  Daniel.E.Holt.mil@mail.mil
SGT John Barackman
Cell  1-877-669-4807
Email  John.R.Barachman.mil@mail.mil
SGT Adam Mathewson
Cell  1-877-798-4712
Email  Adam.G.Mathewson.mil@mail.mil
Office  541-882-9442
Fax  541-850-9962
3160 S. Sixth St.
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Sgt. Andrew Dorris
Office  541-882-4091
Cell  541-626-1668
Fax  541-884-3648
Email: andrew.dorris@marines.usmc.mil
Marine Corps Recruiting Office
3160 S. Sixth St.
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

US Navy Recruiting Office
993 Stevens, Medford, OR 97504

Oregon Air National Guard
TSgt Chuck Olsen
Office  541-885-6649
Cell  541-331-1230
Email: jonathan.olsen@ang.af.mil
Air Guard Recruiting Office
637 Main St.
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Oregon Army National Guard
Corporal Deemer
Oregon Army National Guard Recruiting Office
239 Bong St.
Kingsley Field Air Force Base
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Friday, September 25, 2015

SAT and ACT Tests

Seniors who plan to attend a four-year college next year should take an ACT or SAT test. Several dates are available during the school year; it is wise to get a score early in the year if the senior’s colleges of choice have early application deadlines.

Juniors should take a winter or spring test if they are taking Pre Calculus this year. Juniors who are currently taking Algebra 2 should test in the spring. Test registration deadlines are available on the websites.

Registering for the SAT or ACT

Cost for the ACT Plus Writing is $56.50, and the cost of the SAT is $54.50. SAT Subject Test registration is $26.00 and $18 additional for each test. Waivers are available from counselors for students who qualify for free/reduced lunches. To register for either test, go to the website:
SAT— http://www.collegeboard.com/
ACT— http://www.act.org/

2015-2016 ACT & SAT Test Dates

ACT        Closest Site   Center Code  Register By    Late Reg

Oct 24             OIT                  034840            Sept 18             Oct 2
Dec 12             Ashland           188470            Nov 6              Nov 20
Feb 6               Ashland           188470            Jan 8                Jan 15
April 9             OIT                  034840           Mar 4               Mar 18
June 11            North Eugene  190270            May 6             20 May

SAT         Closest Site  Center Code   Register By    Late Reg

Oct 3               Mazama           38-235             Sept 3              Sept 22
Nov 7              Ashland           38-600             Oct 9                Oct 27
                        N Medford      38-265             Oct 9                Oct 27
Dec 5               Mazama          38-235             Nov 5               Nov 23
Jan 23              Mazama          38-235             Dec 28              Jan 12
Mar 5               Mazama          38-235             Feb 5                Feb 23
May 7              Ashland          38-600             April 8              April 26
                        N Medford      38-235             April 8              April 26
June 4              Mazama          38-235             May 5               May 25

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Free Homework Help on the Internet

When students are completing assignments at home, they sometimes need expert help. Free homework internet sites offer videos that students can watch any time, several times if necessary.

Three options that KU students use are listed below, with direct links to the websites. If students use the sites for math homework, they will find answers quicker if they ask their classroom teacher the name of the topic to search.

Brightstorm offers free homework help in math, science, and English: http://www.brightstorm.com/

Kahn Academy has free help with math, science, and humanities: http://www.kahnacademy.org/

YouTube is another source to try if all else fails. There are some excellent videos that give math help for specific lessons. Go to the website: http://www.youtube.com, and then search the exact topic of the lesson you are studying.

The Klamath County Library also has online resources for homework help. Students can use their home computers or use one of the library's homework stations after school. Go into the library, or get to know their online resources at www.klamathlibrary.plinkit.org.