• Student and Family News, May 23

    Dear IBW Families,

    Welcome to the last full week of school before finals.  Portland Parks and Rec is seeking community members to join a committee to recommend new names for “A” Park and Wilson Outdoor Pool. Because of the close relationship between Ida B. Wells High School and Wilson Outdoor Pool, PPR would love to have students from Ida B. Wells participate!  Please encourage your student to apply:

    • Time Commitment: 3-4 meetings between June – December 2022

    • A stipend of up to $300 will be available

    • Applications are due Wednesday, June 1 at 9am.

    Filip Hristić, Ed. D
    Principal, Ida B. Wells HS

    Schedule This Week
    Monday - A Day
    Tuesday - B Day
    Wednesday - A Day
    Thursday - B Day
    Friday - A Day
    Coming Up
    May 24/25 - OwlAntics Concerts (Choir/Orchestra/AP Theory)
    May 25 - 8th Grade Visitation Day
    May 26/27 - Cord and Award Pick Up for Seniors
    May 30 - No School, Memorial Day Holiday
    May 31 - Band Concert
    June 1 - Seniors Last Day of School/Mandatory Meeting
    June 2 - Senior Awards Ceremony and BBQ
    June 3 - Flag Football Jamboree
    June 4 - Rose Festival Starlight Parade - IBW Marching Band, Cheer and Color Guard
    June 8/9/10 - Finals
    June 10 - Last Day of School
    June 11/12 - Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races (see Student Activities below)
    Yearbooks - 2021-2022 and 2020-2021
    The 2021-2022 Yearbook should be arriving next week. Our goal is to distribute them beginning 6/1 during Flex. If you didn't order a yearbook, they will be available for sale on a first come first serve basis for $65. Supplies are limited. We will also be selling copies of the 2020-2021 yearbook at that time for $30. Cash or check only. All credit card purchases must be made through Ana Curtis.
    Summer and Chromebooks - Action Needed by All IBW Students and Families by May 27
    Step 1: Decide if you are going to keep your school Chromebook over the summer
    If you plan to use a school Chromebook next school year, we prefer that you keep your Chromebook over the summer.

    Step 2: Fill out the Google Form by Friday, June 3 to let IBW Staff know if you are keeping your Chromebook over the summer, returning it, or do not have a school Chromebook.
    You will need your Chromebook with you when you fill out the form

    • Are you returning to IBW in the fall and want your Chromebook over the summer?

    Please fill out this permission slip. We will use this information to confirm your plans. 

    • Are you leaving IBW OR do not want to keep your Chromebook over the summer?

    Please return your Chromebook to the library or College and Career Center before school, at lunch, after school, or flex when it is no longer needed.

    Step 3: Keep your Chromebook safe over the summer or return it when it is no longer needed

    • If you are returning your Chromebook this school year, you can return it when it is no longer needed for school work. This date will be different for many IBW students, so we are not setting a universal due date.

    • Please bring your Chromebook, the bag, and the charger to the Library or College and Career Center for staff to check it in. We will tell you if your account is clear.

    What if I never use my school Chromebook and do not want it?
    If your Chromebook is no longer needed, please return it to the Library or College and Career Center before school, after school, lunch, or flex. However, if you return your Chromebook and need one later, we may not have one available to check out to you. We are also unable to provide any technical support on student’s personal devices. Please only return it if you are certain you will not need it at all this school year.

    What happens if I don’t return it or fill out the permission slip?
    Please note, the fee for losing a Chromebook is $450. If you do not return your Chromebook or fill out the permission slip, your Chromebook will be marked as lost, locked to prevent use, and the fee will be assessed. If you return the Chromebook later, the fee will be deleted

    What if I am graduating?
    If you no longer need your Chromebook, return it to the Library or College and Career Center. If you are still using it, you can return it during Senior Checkout.

    What if I have questions?

    • If you have questions regarding your Chromebook account or a specific device, please contact come to the Library or College and Career Center outside of class or email idabwellslibrary@pps.net

    • If you think we have made an error regarding your Chromebook checkout account, please have your student come to the Library or College and Career center with any Chromebooks in their possession.

    • If you have questions regarding the fee, please contact Erica Caldwell at ecaldwell@pps.net

    Bring Back the Books! 
    Please bring back all library materials, textbooks, and calculators that you are no longer using for classes to the library. If you are not sure what is on your account, go to My.pps.net, click on “Library Catalog,” and login with your PPS Account. Then, click both “Checkouts” and “Fines” under “My Stuff.” If you have a Chromebook checked out, it will not appear on your library account. It is a separate program. Questions? Email idabwellslibrary@pps.net
    Science State Testing – Begins Monday, May 23rd
    The Oregon Statewide Assessment (OSAS) testing in Science for 11th graders will begin on Monday, May 23rd. For students scheduled to take the exam, it will take one to two class periods to complete.

    If you are scheduled to take the exam during your Science class, go directly to the library to sign in.  Make sure to bring your charged chromebook. Your teacher will know that you are testing and you will not be marked absent as long as you sign in when you enter the library.
    News for Seniors, Class of 2022
    6 days of school remain and a total of 16 until Graduation Day!  Please watch for a Senior Slideshow coming out soon with more detailed information about Graduation (time/location for arrival and all the burning questions you have). Make sure to check your PPS email, school Social Media and Trivory often for updated information. And be sure to reach out to your counselor, administration or the main office if you have questions or concerns.
    The May 2022 Senior Newsletter Please read this newsletter carefully as it is also filled with all the important dates and details you will need to make the last days go smoothly.
    Seniors can pick up their cords, awards and medallions on Thursday and Friday (May 26 and 27) at lunch time. Counselors will be handing out the items in the main hallway outside of the gym. Please remind your senior to stop and pick up their items during lunch on those days.
    On Thursday June 2nd, Boosters will host the Senior BBQ for graduating seniors and the IBW teachers & staff.  We need lots of volunteers for this returning traditional send-off, both Senior parents and those without Seniors.  Please sign up here:  https://signup.com/go/BmkyDNM​

    Senior parents - volunteering is your only ticket into this BBQ following the Senior Awards Assembly.  Please find a task that works well for you!
    Please let our counseling department know. Please email Sharon Dailey at sdailey@pps.net
    Complete the Graduation Ticket Form here  (or in the newsletter) Tickets are electronic-only and we need important information from all families that plan to attend Graduation on June 9th.  We still have over 100 families that need to fill out this form.   Tickets will be distributed AFTER Senior Check Out on June 1st and no later than 5pm on June 3rd. Complete details are in the May Senior Newsletter.
    All tickets will be issued as general seating.  However, if anyone in your party needs assistance with seating or ADA seating, Providence Park Guest Services will be available at the gate to assist you with appropriate seating. You do not need to request special seating on the Graduation Ticket Form.
    Visual Impressions is our photographer at Graduation this year and they need your help! Last week, they sent a personalized email to your PPS account.  Find it and upload a selfie by May 27 to the personalized link in the email!  They have amazing facial recognition software that will allow quick and accurate linking of your graduation photo to your account, letting you and your family receive and order photos quickly.  Don’t find the email from Visual Impressions?  Check your spam/junk folder for the email.  If not located, email Schools@visualimpressions.org immediately.
    Things are looking good for volunteer help for the kick-off of the evening but we still need 3 more volunteers for check-in and to chaperone/ride the bus. This shift starts at 9pm.  

    We still currently need A LOT of help at the venue.  Each shift is 2 hours and you have options to do just one shift or multiple shifts for different activities/stations. It will make the time fly by!!   PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY!
    Credit Recovery Options
    PPS Summer Scholars registration is now open. This is for students who earned an F or NG in a class needed for graduation. Counselors have to register students for classes, this is not something you can register for on your own. If you have questions about your credits, please see your counselor before/after school, at lunch or during flex time. Here is a link to the Summer Scholars website for more detailed information:  https://www.pps.net/domain/4358
    Students will be invited by their teacher to attend our Credit Completion Camp that will run from June 15th to the 22nd. They will be invited if they are receiving an incomplete for a class and need a little more time to finish up. There will be teachers here to support students in finishing assignments or assessments.
    Hello 22/23 AP Seminar Students!
    Click here for INFO SLIDE DECK.  We will be having a family info meeting on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30 to give out some important information for the 22/23 AP Seminar course, do some Q/A and meet a couple of program alumni. The meeting will be on the front patio near the main entrance and will last about an hour.   If you are not able to attend, please let us know so we can get your information to you directly. We will also post the information from the meeting on the AP Capstone page on the school website.  If you did not forecast for AP Seminar and want to, please see your counselor as soon as possible.
    News from the Career Center
    Students apply NOW for amazing hands-on career learning opportunities this summer. Many are FREE and often provide monetary stipends to students!  For details about these opportunities, employment, volunteer opportunities and more, see https://www.pps.net/Page/16186

    PWA Summer Career Impact Academy - Deadline May 25th!
    PPS students entering grades 10-12 in the fall can apply for the PWA Career Impact Academy, June 27-30th. Learn more and fill out the interest form here

    Summer Transportation Camp at Portland State University - Deadline May 25th!
    July 31, 2022 - August 5, 2022 - An immersive introduction to transportation careers and the workings of transportation systems in Portland. Apply today for this free one-week summer camp opportunity To get a sense of the camps, please see our Flickr photo albums of past years.

    PWA Creative Careers Mentorship (paid summer experience) - Deadline May 27th!
    Students entering grades 10-12 in the fall can apply for the PWA Creative Careers Mentorship, July 12-15, 2022. Learn more and fill out the interest form here.

    Portland Metro Fire Camp for Young Women - Deadline May 30th!
    Attend a FREE hands-on training camp and learn what it takes to be a firefighter. Open to female identifying participants aged 16-22. Apply today and choose a date: In Portland - July 8-10; In Tualatin - July 15-17

    Brand Camp with Portland Gear! - Deadline May 30th!
    Youth ages 16-23 will have the opportunity to learn branding and entrepreneurship from Portland Gear team and other creative professionals. More info: Click Here; Watch this Video. Apply now - Click Here and choose from: July 25th - July 29th; August 8th - August 12th.

    Are you interested in a career in Architecture? Apply for ARCH High Summer Program - Deadline May 31st!
    PSU School of Architecture seeks youth ages 14-21 to apply for ARCH High, a FREE and stipended program supporting BIPOC, Latinx, Queer, Non-Binary and other marginalized or underresourced students in addition to first-generation college applicants. July 5 - July 28th, Tuesdays-Thursdays from 9:30AM - 3:30PM. Apply now at ARCH HIGH Summer Immersion Program Application Link

    Legacy Health Summer Volunteer Program - Apply ASAP!
    Volunteer at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center for 50 hours over the summer (ages 16-18). Complete and submit an  application, interview form and referral form from your counselor prior to being scheduled for an interview. Contact Casey Kadderly at the Volunteer Office at 503-413-7012 or kkadderl@lhs.org 

    TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) Summer Camp (Portland)
    During this week-long camp, students will be guided into an entrepreneurial mindset of solving problems through invention. Gain confidence, friends and come up with fun ideas for the year! Camp meets, Mon - Friday  8am-12pm. Choose from: July 18th - 22nd and August 1st - 5th
    Register for Summer Camp; Learn more

    Summer Business Institute at Portland State University - Deadline June 30 @ 11:59 PM
    Attend both weeks - Virtual, 7/18-7/21 & In-Person 7/24-7/29 (Food and housing provided). PSU's Summer Business Institute (SBI) is an opportunity for underserved (Based On: Race, Class, Gender, Sexual Orientation, First-Gen Student, Ability, etc.) HS students to explore the world of business. Open to rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Program Fee: $100, Scholarships are offered. Apply: https://bit.ly/3xZEPpo

    Diverse Future Educator Internship - See all the details on the flier. Apply through Summer Works If you're in 10th, 11th and 12th grades, BIPOC or bilingual, and interested in education careers apply to intern AND receive free College credits for taking a PCC education course (ED 100 - Introduction to Education)

    Class of 2022 Land Your Job in Tech through Goodwill Software Development Bootcamp. June 21-September 23. Apply at https://bit.ly/38eGM6F

    News from the College Center for Juniors

    Join Ida B Wells College Center, Kenyon College, Sarah Lawrence and Reed for a College Application Essay Workshop.

    This event is meant to be more inspirational and informative for students who may have never considered a private school as well.

    Event description:"What makes a college application essay successful? Join this session to learn how to brainstorm topics, discover a writing process that works for you, and understand what admission committees are looking for in an essay. Join Chris Renaud, Kenyon College - Senior Associate Director of Admissions; Duncan King, Reed College - Assistant Dean of Admission; and Liam George, Sarah Lawrence College - Associate Director of Admission, to get tips on writing your strongest college application essay."

    Event Details: May 24th, 2:05 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

    • The event is during the 8th period.  Sign up in Maia Learning under University Visits to attend.   We will take attendance when you check in at the College & Career Center.

    Zoom Link: https://pps-net.zoom.us/j/86475181543

    College Essay

    We are excited to offer a new opportunity to help support your post-secondary plans. IBW Summer College Prep camp will be offered over July and August. We will be exploring colleges, finding scholarships, helping write your college essay, and much more. Complete the registration form below and please provide feedback to help support the planning. Registration Form: https://forms.gle/2wDXpXRWbrue86h97

    Current Programs Dates
    July 26-28: Times 11:00a.m-1:00pm
    August 2-4: 11:00a.m -1:00p.m
    News from our Social Worker
    Our social worker, Britni Locke, would like to restock the IBW Pantry one more time before Summer. Not only is her daily snack inventory very depleted, but she would like to have the inventory to send some bundles home for families to use over Summer months. The signup link includes what is most needed, instructions for delivery and options to have items shipped.  All your contributions go directly to students at Ida B Wells.  If you need additional support, please message blocke@pps.net.

    On Thursday June 2nd, Boosters will host the Senior BBQ for graduating seniors and the IBW teachers & staff.  We need lots of volunteers for this returning traditional send-off, both Senior parents and those without Seniors.  Please sign up here:  https://signup.com/go/BmkyDNM​

    Senior parents - volunteering is your only ticket into this BBQ following the Senior Awards Assembly.  Please find a task that works well for you!
    Concessions will be open for a couple of special events coming up and we need volunteers to work the shifts. Here's the schedule and link to sign up: https://signup.com/go/ycboLia
    You can purchase gear online https://www.schoolpay.com/parent/mip/MdCF
    Pick up is in the Main Office after you receive notification that your order is ready

    By popular demand, we now have YOUTH hoodies! They are available now on Schoolpay for $30.  Same hoodie quality and graphic as the adult version.  Youth sizes Small through Large.  We don't carry XL because it's the same as an adult Small.

    Youth Hoodie
    Athletic Weekly
    Look for the Spring Wrap Up next week!
    Athletic Contests
    Playoff Games - Week of May 23:https://www.ibwathletics.com/this-week
    2022-2023 Athletic Registration
    FamilyID will open soon to register for athletics for the 2022-2023 school year. Stay tuned....
    Flag Football Jamboree - Friday, June 3rd
    Join us for a fun-filled evening of flag football! There will be three flag football games throughout the evening. Grab your friends and sign up to join a team to participate in one of the games:

    ❖ 5pm – Jackson vs Robert Gray 7/8th Graders

    ❖ 6:30pm – 11th Grade Boys vs Alumni

    ❖ 8pm – IBW Girls - Seniors vs 9th-11th Graders

    Please see this flyer for more information and how to sign up!  Flag Football Flyer
    After a 2-year hiatus, the IBWHS Dragon Boat team has been practicing for the past 2 months under the direction of IBW teachers, Nathan Whitby and Andrew Butterfield for the Rose Festival races that will be held June 11 and 12th on the Willamette River (near the Hawthorne Bridge).  Mark your calendar and come out and cheer on the Guardians.  For more general information about the Dragon Boat Races, click HEREPhoto credit, Jamie Repasky
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    Student and Family News, May 23