• On Tuesday, February 21st, at 6:30pm, Parrish will again be hosting a “Transition to High School” night for our 8th grade students and parents. Representatives from North Salem, McKay, and South Salem will be at Parrish to talk about campus life at each of the respective schools. We will begin the evening all together in the cafeteria, and then break out into separate sessions with each of the high schools. Topics will include: classes and electives offered, co and extra-curricular activities, programs, open houses, registration information, and more. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
• 6th grader girls interested in play a short practice season of volleyball March 7-18, please see Mrs. Norris or Julie for flyers and registration.
• Good morning Parrish 8th graders. It is time to be proactive in your transition to high school. One way you can be proactive is by attending your high school’s open house for incoming 9th graders
o South Salem High School open house is Wednesday February 22 from 6:30-8:00pm
o McKay’s open house is Monday February 27 from 6:00pm-7:30om
o Norths open house is Tuesday February 28 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
o Another way to be proactive is to practice being successful student here at Parrish. Be on time. Practice study skills and do you homework
• Students interested in Baseball, Parrish Little League registration is now open
o To register please visit www.parrishlittleleague.org
o Please come to the office for more information
• Students who are interested in Being involved with “Battle of the books for the 2016-2017 school year need to be signing up and creating teams. The Battle of the Books is an exciting tournament of reading. Students will form teams of 4-5 players. Each team member will read the 10 books that have been chosen for the 6-8th grade level of the local Oregon Battle of Books. Battles will be held during lunches and other scheduled times until only one team remains. That team will go on to represent Parrish Middle School at the regional battle on May 18th 2017 at Houck Middle School.
o There are 10 books
o You may pick your own team of 4-5 players. If you CANNOT find a team, sign up and look for prospective teammates on the poster in the library.
o Each student must read all 10 books.
o Teams must create a unique team name.
o Each team must have a team captain
• Students and parents must sign and turn in the contract to register their team or single student as soon as possible but no later than March 15, 2017.
• No Exceptions. Information and Registration materials can be found in the library. If you have questions, please see Ms. Klampe in the library
• You may notice some of your classmates receiving hall passes to excuse them from class on Wednesday. You will probably wonder: What are they for? and Where are these students going? These students have been chosen to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as NAEP. You may be thinking that NAEP is just another test, but it’s not. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it represents students across the country. Students who were selected to participate in NAEP have an important job to do. NAEP will provide a national snapshot of what students have learned in school, and it is essential that students take it seriously, try their best, and answer all the questions they can. If you received a letter indicating that you were selected and you have any questions, see Mrs. Mills in the back office.
• ATTENTION EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS: High schools will soon be contacting Parrish eighth graders to get them registered for ninth grade classes for next year. Most of this is done at Parrish when counselors from the high schools visit our eighth grade classes. This usually happens in February or March. Students who live in the Englewood, Grant, or Highland Elementary attendance areas will attend North High. Most students who live in the Hoover Elementary attendance area will attend South High. Hoover students who live in the area bordered by Market St., Lancaster Dr., Sunnyview Rd. and Hawthorne Ave., will attend McKay High. Students who are attending Parrish on an In-District Transfer will need to register at their neighborhood high school. Students may apply for an In-District Transfer to a different high school. High School In-District Transfer forms are available in the Parrish office. Completed forms need to be returned to your neighborhood high school. The window to apply for an In-District Transfer for the 2017-18 school year is March 1-31. Parents should be notified by April 14th if the In-District Transfer request has been approved or not. Please register with your neighborhood high school when they visit in case your In-District Transfer request is not approved. If it is approved, you may then register at the new high school. A list of eighth graders and the high school they should attend, based on their address on file, is posted in the cafeteria by the office door. There is also a list of high schools and the electives each school offers. If you have moved, your high school might not be the correct one, so let the office know your new address. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Custer in the main office.
• Phones, ear buds, and electronics must be out of sight and turned off from 7:35am-2:15pm