Parent and Community Volunteers Needed
Wilson High School will have a new College and Career Center, Opening Fall 2013. We are looking for volunteers to help organize and volunteer weekly.
College and Career Center volunteers will receive training on Naviance College and Career planning software, the college application process, financial aid, Career-Related Learning graduation requirements, college visits, and more. This is a great opportunity to work with Wilson students, counselors, and the WHS Career Coordinator. Contact Erica Meyers for more information.
Pathways and Personalized Learning
Portland Public Schools is committed to preparing its students for successful futures. One way is through PPS Pathways, a grade 7-12 initiative that offers students the academic foundation and career-related skills to prepare them for study at four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, technical institutions or other post-secondary training. Learn more . . .
Career Related Learning Opportunities
College and Career-Related Events
The following opportunities meet the Career Related Learning Requirement that all students must have to graduate from Wilson High School. For more information, please contact Career Coordinator Erica Meyers
Law Day Conference
Monday, May 13, 2013
An exploration of the justice system featuring 18 dynamic workshops for high school students.
Portland State University
Marine Science SUMMER OPPORTUNITY
OSU 4-H is seeking 57 youth entering grades 10- 12 in fall 2013, interested in Marine Science to become Ocean Watch 4-H Marine Ambassadors. The program will be June 30-July 5 on the OSU campus in Corvallis and at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Activities include construction of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)! Scholarships will cover all but the $35 application fee, which will be returned to youth who are not selected. Applicants must submit a short essay. Application deadline May 24. For details see http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu, scroll down to the camp link. Questions, please contact Virginia Bourdeau, 4-H Science and Youth Camp Development via email@example.com
The six-day Ocean Watch 4-H Marine Ambassadors Camp will take place on the Oregon State University (OSU) campus for two nights and in Newport at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) for three nights. Transportation is provided between OSU and Hatfield. On the OSU campus youth will learn to be 4-H Marine Ambassadors, tour labs, participate in science classes and work with a team to construct Remote Operated Vehicles. In Newport campers will be introduced to the 64-foot sailing research vessel Ocean Watch. You can see more information about Ocean Watch’s 25,000-mile Around the Americas research voyage at this link http://oceantoday.noaa.gov/aroundtheamericas/ . For more information on 4-H Technology and ROVs see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVKuvSUe7zc&feature=youtu.be
We will sail on Ocean Watch to access marine animal and plant survey sites, and collect water samples. She will also be the center piece of our public information day on the 4th of July, where Ocean Watch 4-H Marine Ambassadors will practice their newly acquired skills to teach the public about our oceans. The 4-H Marine Ambassador’s Mission is to raise awareness about the health of the ocean and to show how changes are impacting various ecosystems and human life. Check out the tentative camp schedule.
Business Summer Program
Young Entrepreneurs Business Week (YEBW) gives program participants the "college experience" while providing them with a challenging curriculum that focuses on business and leadership skills. Ultimately, YEBW's hands-on curriculum is designed to give students the knowledge and confidence they need to succeed in school, work, and life.
During YEBW's first year program, Young Entrepreneurs Business Week, students are placed in mock companies where they create management teams, develop mission statements, invent a product, and conduct actual operation of their own business by competing in business simulations. However, the instruction goes far beyond the business curriculum. Designed to broaden the practical skill sets of each student, YEBW incorporates professional speakers and other interactive learning exercises such as mock interviews and networking events.
EAGLE PROGRAM for Sophomores PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP
The EAGLE (Early Adventures in Golf for a Lifetime of Enjoyment) Program is a unique internship program that is a cooperative venture between Portland Parks & Recreation and Portland Public Schools to expose students to all aspects of golf course operation. Qualified students are paid an hourly wage, receive work credit hours, and have a mentor who monitors their progress. In addition, there are scholarship opportunities available from their involvement in our program. 57 students have successfully completed college on Evans Scholarships received through our EAGLE program.
Only sophomores are eligible to apply for this two-year program. Students who are selected for the program work in the clubhouse or on the golf course at minimum wage. All participants are required to work full time during the summer.
Other eligibility requirements are:
- Must have good attendance in school
- Must maintain a weighted grade point average of at least 3.5
- Must come from a financially disadvantaged family
- Must go into the EAGLE Program with the expectation of completion
A history of interest in the game of golf is NOT required. EAGLE students successfully completing the program become eligible to apply and compete for an Evans Foundation Scholarship in their senior year. This scholarship provides college tuition and housing expenses at Oregon State University or University of Oregon and may be renewed for up to four years, which is equivalent to a total exceeding $45,000.
Portland Teachers Program- Free Teaching Program for Underrepresented StudentsPTP is a partnership effort among Portland Public Schools (PPS), Portland Community College (PCC), Portland State University (PSU), the University of Portland (UP) and Beaverton School District (BSD). It is designed to recruit and help prepare culturally competent teachers, with a special focus on historically underrepresented groups in the teaching profession. As a retention/scholarship program, it assists selected students in completing teacher education through the regular coursework at PCC and PSU or UP.What Is the Portland Teachers Program (PTP)?
PTP is a nationally recognized program committed to diversity, equity, excellence and collaboration through the development of a multicultural workforce in the educational system. Over 130 students have graduated from the program, some of whom have gone on to become administrators. There are approximately 65 students currently in PTP.
Why Do We Need the Portland Teachers Program?
Developing a truly multicultural/multiethnic society requires educators who are not only academically prepared, but who can integrate the richness of their cultural heritage, and that of others, into every aspect of their teaching. Teachers with diverse backgrounds and experiences are critical to the education of all children as they prepare to join an increasingly diverse workforce where valuing and understanding differences are key to creativity, productivity and personal enrichment. These teachers serve as role models for all children, and can assist in breaking down the stereotypes that inform racism in American society. The need for teachers who reflect the growing diversity in public school classrooms is acute.
We are looking for students who have a passion for equity in education; who understand that education is political; who are deeply connected to their cultural/ethnic heritage; and who want to work hard to close the achievement gap for children of color and poor white children.
If you are a student from our underrepresented groups (Latino, African-American, Asian-American, Native American, or multi-racial) and interested in teaching as a career, please see Erica Meyers, Career Coordinator, for a referral to the program.
The Police Cadet Program is designed to provide an introduction to law enforcement to young men and women who are interested in pursuing a career in this rewarding profession.
This is accomplished through mentorship, classroom instruction and hands-on training.
Upon completion of the program, Cadets who desire to continue in the field of law enforcement are encouraged to apply with the Portland Police Reserve Unit and, when eligible, participate in the Portland Police Bureau testing process.
What are the Cadet Program's Objectives?
Instill an understanding and appreciation of the criminal justice system, and the professional ethics applied to law enforcement.
Develop an appreciation and understanding of Oregon laws.
Our goal is for the Cadets to become future Community Policing Officers for the Portland Police Bureau.
Those interested in the program must meet the following criteria:
Maintain a minimum "C" grade point average with no failures in high school
Have no arrests or convictions which would prohibit employment as a police officer
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis and will be processed during the month of September in preparation for the Cadet Academy beginning in January of each year. Download an application here.
If you have questions about the program please contact the Police Cadet Coordinator at 503-823-5723.
Ride-Along Request application attached