Thursday, April 11, 2019

Concert Tonight

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I look forward to seeing everyone tonight at the concert! Students are to report to the cafeteria at 6:20 while parents find seats in the gym. Concert attire is regular uniform or black and white.

See you tonight!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Spring Band Concert Next Thursday

Next Thursday is our all school Spring Music Concert!! This year will be a little different than years past, please make note of the changes.

Who: K-4 and 5-8
What: Spring Music Concert
When: Thursday April 11th(Matinee performance at 2)
            K-4 5:45 please plan on arriving at 5:30
            5-8 6:45 please plan on arriving at 6:20
Where: Cascade Heights Public Charter School Gym
Due to space constraints, we are splitting the performance in half. Kindergarten through 4th grade will perform first. Parents and students may arrive at 5:30 and get seats in the gym. At the end of their performance, families without older students are welcome to leave at that time. This will make room for those families with older students who will be arriving at 6:20. Older students should report to the cafeteria where they will get warmed up while their families take their seats. 
Attire: Your child may wear their proper Cascade Heights Uniform. They may also choose to wear one of the following:
   Black slacks with a black or white collared shirt
   Black knee length or longer skirt or shorts with a black or white collared shirt
   Black dress that is knee length or longer with short or long sleeves.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Oregon Healthy Teen Survey

Each year schools are randomly selected for participation in the Oregon Healthy Teens Survey. The survey is done anonymously and covers topics like nutrition, tobacco, drug, and alcohol use as well as social behaviors. The information is used by the state to facilitate needed changes in curriculum and social programs.
Cascade Heights was chosen this year and students will be taking it tomorrow.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Ashland Schedule

Friday, May 31st, 2019
8:00 - Arrive at school in casual clothing
9:00 - Load bus
11:00- Arrive at Dexter Lake
lunch, swimming, disc golf, shenanigans
1:00 - Load bus and depart for Ashland
4:30 - Arrive in dorm (get assigned dorms, set up, learn dorm rules, change in to business casual clothes)
5:30 - Dinner in the dining hall
7:30 - Attend workshops at Southern Oregon University
   YE OLDE PROJECT RUNWAY - Learn about Elizabethan and Renaissance silhouettes and costumes, then create them from newspaper and tape. Students will work together in small groups, with one student from each group acting as Merry Olde’s next top model.
 RENAISSANCE DANCE - An expert dancer shares his/her knowledge of court and country dances of the Renaissance through lessons in cinquepaces, bergomasks, galliards and other dances.
9:30 - Class meeting in the dorms
10:00 - Showers and bedtime
11:00 - Lights out
Saturday, June 1st, 2019
7:30  - Up and dressed in business casual
8:00 - Breakfast in the dining hall
9:00 – Attend class at Southern Oregon University:
Music of Shakespeare’s Time - This interactive presentation puts the class in charge, as Sue fields questions about all aspects of our musical past, present, and future. The resulting discussion explores many subjects- from the origins of music and its effect on the brain, to the invention of instruments and the role of singing in modern life. Ideally, the group leaves with more questions than they came with, and the discussion often continues long after the class is over, as students make new connections between their personal journeys and the fascinating world of the past.

10:15 - Load bus 
10:30 - Workshop at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Exploring Design - What inspires the designs for this season’s productions? What factors influence the designers’ choices? These questions and more are answered in a one-hour exploration of the creative process. Students discover how the words of a script are turned into a production on stage by investigating the text, visual research, drawings and photos from previous productions.
11:30 - Load bus
11:45 - Lunch in the dining hall
1:15 - Load bus
1:30 - Attend Mother Road
4:00 - Load bus
4:15 – Frolic in the park
5:00 - Dinner in the dining hall
6:00 - Showers and dressed in semi formal attire
7:15-Load bus
8:00 - Attend Alice in Wonderland
10:50 – Load Bus
11:00 - Showers and bed

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
7:30 - Wake up dressed in business casual 
8:00 - Breakfast in dining hall
9:00 - Load bus
9:15 - Workshop
Two hours of on-your-feet exercises led by two company members, designed to explore themes, characters and language of the plays
11:30 - Load bus
11:40 - Lunch in the dining hall
1:00 - Load bus
1:30 – Hairspray
3:30 - Load bus
4:00 - Shower and dressed in semi formal attire
A certified stage combatant leads you safely through some of the steps and skills of hand-to-hand stage combat. 
5:55 – Dinner in the dining hall
6:30 – Load bus
7:00 – Attend Prolouge
8:00 - Attend All’s Well That Ends Well
10:30 – Load bus
10:45 – Lights out
Monday, June 3
7:30 – Up, dressed in casual clothes, pack
8:15 – Load bus
8:30 – Breakfast in the dining hall
9:30 – Load bus and head home
12:00 – Stop in Springfield for lunch

3:30 – Arrive at CHPCS

Sunday, March 31, 2019

NON Deadlines

Keep this page at home for reference.


Where Completed
Due Date
N.O.N. contract due
At home
Notable person brainstorm due
At home
Business letter written
In class
Resources gathered
(3 books, 1 article, 1 interview minimum)
At home and on library field trip
Research skills taught/Note cards using KWO format introduced
In class
Week of 3/18
Note cards worked on
At home and in class
Interview conducted
At home
Timeline First Draft
In class
Key Word Outline using note cards
In class
Rough Draft
In class
Costume Brainstorm
In class
Editing of paper, peer, home and teacher
In class
Artifact Created
At home
Timeline Final draft
At home
Black and White Sketch
In Art class
Week of 5/6
Final draft of paper
At home
Presentation board completed
At home
Costume completed
At home
Participation in N.O.N. presentation
Cascade Heights

Monday, March 18, 2019

NON: Interview

Who do you interview?
a. Expert on your person.
                           i.     Someone who has spent a minimum of 2 years studying the person or topic
                           ii.     A relative of the person (not your relative)
                           iii.     A professor
                           iv.     A manager
                           v.     A coach
                           vi.     Museum curator
                           vii.     Author
                           viii.     Themselves
                            ix.     A publicist
2. How do you interview them?
a. In person
b. Skype/Hangouts/Facetime (video chat)
c.  Phone
3. When does this have to be done?
a. Monday, April 8th

·     Call or email 3 – 4 people tonight
·     Email is going to be a basic business letter – who you are, what you’re doing, and requesting an interview, deadline
·     When they write back set a date, time, and location.
o  If in person schedule in a public place (coffee shop, libraries, park)
o  Going to take a parent
·     Confirm with a follow up email 24 hours before
Video chat interviews can be set up at school if needed. 

The Interview
1. Arrive 15 minutes early
2. Bring paper, multiple writing utensils, and if possible a recording device.
3. Scope out a table and chairs.
4. When they arrive, stand, greet them with a handshake and introduce yourself and your parent.
5. Seat them across from you.
6. Ask if they comfortable with you recording them. If they say yes, start the recorder. If they say no, put it away.
7. Using your prewritten questions, talk to them.
a. Questions cannot be yes/no questions and should not be information you can find in a book.
b. Excellent questions are opinion questions that add to your understanding.
                                                 i.     What about XYZ inspired you to study their life?
                                              ii.     What do you think XYZ would feel about the current state of XYZ?

                                           iii.     How did XYZ’s work in the field of XYZ impact the future of XYZ? 
Parents are NOT to ask questions. They are present for safety only.