Clark College is hosting an Open House and Scholarship Workshop on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013. This event will be held on the Clark College Main Campus in the Gaiser Student Center from 5:30pm-8:30pm.
The event is open to all high school students who would like to learn more about the types of scholarships available, tips on how to search for scholarships, and how to write effective essays.
Open House: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Talk to representatives from Admissions & Financial Aid
Learn about Academic & Professional Technical Programs
Explore services to help you succeed at Clark College
Scholarship Workshop: 7-8:30 p.m.
Overview of the scholarship application process
Writing scholarship essays
For more scholarship information visit www.clark.edu/scholarships
Ilse Villasenor, reciting the poem Bilingual by Rhina Espaillat, was chosen as the winner of the school-wide Poetry Out Loud competition held January 17 in the HFHS Commons. She will represent Hayes Freedom at the Regional competition on Thursday, February 7 from 5-7 p.m. at ESD #112 in Vancouver. Click on this link for directions to the facility at 2500 NE 65th Avenue.
Tiffani Pekkala was chosen as runner-up with her recitation of These Poems, She Said by Robert Bringhurst. All of our competitors were brave & poised in their presentations, demonstrating the Pride & Fearlessness we expect from HFHS Renegades.
This is the fifth year our school has participated in the event which is a national program sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation in conjunction with the Washington State Arts Commission. Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure that starts at the classroom level. Winners advance from a school-wide competition to regional then state competitions and ultimately to the National Finals held in Washington, D.C.
Please come show your support for Ilse at the February 7 Regional competition!
Please join us Thursday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. as our students compete to represent Hayes Freedom HS at the regional Poetry Out Loud competition.
Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation program sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation in conjunction with the Washington State Arts Commission. Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure that starts at the classroom level. Winners advance from a school-wide competition to regional then state competitions and ultimately to the National Finals held in Washington, D.C. At each level, students have the opportunity to win prizes or scholarships.
This is the 5th year HFHS will be participating in this event. Come witness some brilliant Renegades in action!
Current Sophomores and Juniors: Interested in Running Start for Fall Quarter 2013?
There are 2 optional Running Start Info Nights for those who are interested in entering Running Start the fall of 2013. Testing procedures and requirements for fall quarter 2013 entry will be explained at these meetings. Additional information about applying and testing will be posted on the Running Start website later this month.
The two Info Nights are:
Wednesday, January 23
Wednesday, February 6
(these are optional and identical; do not attend both)
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
at Clark College Gym (O’Connell Sports Complex)
Hallway passes made from used Starbucks gift cards. A nontoxic, inexpensive cleaner. Recycling bottle caps instead of throwing them in the garbage.These were just a few of the ideas shared by students at the second annual Clark County Summit for Washington Green Schools.
Students from Grass Valley Elementary School, Skyridge and Liberty middle schools, and Hayes Freedom High School participated in the day-long event last Tuesday, along with their schools’ Green Team advisors.
Read more at the Post Record
This letter explains how your child(ren) can get free or reduced-price meals, as well as information on other benefits. It is sent to all households, posted on the district website and is available in all main offices during the school year.
Free and Reduced Applications
Free and Reduced Applications must be renewed every year at the beginning of the school year in all circumstances in order to insure your student’s lunch status remains the same. Please do not assume if your student qualifies for TANF, or other state programs that their status will be automatically updated.
Free and Reduced Price Meals Application (PDF)
Some talented Renegades have passed through our doors ~ we are showcasing them Wednesday, June 6 at the Hayes Freedom Commons at 7:00.
Please come check out what our students have to offer in the arenas of song & spoken word. This event is free and open to the public.
Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to take the College Readiness Test (COMPASS test) now in order to qualify for the Running Start program at Clark College. For more information, students can pick up “Fall 2012 Testing Information” located by Mrs. Ross’s door.
Running Start is a state-funded program that allows students to concurrently earn high school and college credits. Students who are college-ready and pass the COMPASS test can choose to enroll - tuition free - either full time or part time at Clark College.
The following information outlines the qualifying steps to becoming a Running Start student:
- Come by the Counseling Center and pick up a Fall 2012 Testing Information Sheet.
- Fill out an online application to Clark College. The application fee is $20.00 which is paid at the time of testing.
- Take the COMPASS test at one of the Clark College campuses: Columbia Tech Center by Walmart on 192nd offers this computerized test at 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm. The downtown Vancouver testing center is located in Gaiser Hall and is open until 4:00pm each day. You must bring photo ID and a $20.00 check for the application fee in order to test.
- If the test scores are at college level (Reading & Writing; Math is optional), take the test scores to Gaiser Hall and sign up for an orientation which will take place in June or July.
- Students can retest if scores are not high enough to qualify. The initial test is free but retakes cost $10.50 per test.
- Students with passing scores will need to get an Enrollment Verification Form filled out by the high school counselor and turn it in at Gaiser Hall in May.
- Following orientation, students register for Running Start classes.
Please call or email Mrs. Ross with any questions about the Running Start program or process of applying.
Go for it, Renegades!
Senior Kyle Treece has planned a school-wide Game Night this Friday, January 13 as part of his Senior Project.
From 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the HFHS Commons, students & guests are welcome to play board games and enjoy snacks.
There is no cost to participate – students are requested to bring a snack to share during the event.