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    IHS Bulletin Apr 2, 2021
    Posted on 04/02/2021
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    Ingraham High School Bulletin 

    April 2, 2021                        

    Website:  Ingrahamhs.seattleschools.org

    Attendance Office:  Please email ingrahamhs.attendance@seattleschools.org

    Student Laptop Tech Help: 206-252-0100 or laptops@seattleschools.org

    If you need laptop tech help, please find more info including locations at this link

    Note: The John Marshall location has closed. 


    Blood Drive

    Hey Rams!

    This year, Ingraham Medical Club and FCCLA are co-organizing a virtual blood drive in partnership with Bloodworks NW that will take place from April 24th-May 9th! You can donate at any Bloodworks location within this time frame. 

    Who is eligible to donate? Students (must be at least 16 years old), parents, and staff! Visit this link for more info: https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

    More information will be further discussed at our joint meeting on Tuesday, April 6th at 12:00pm (lunch), so be sure to come if you want to learn more about it! Everyone is welcome, you don’t have to be part of either club to join the meeting! 

    Fill out this form if you’re interested: https://forms.gle/7pAEodqDgcqNeEi58

    Fill out this form to sign up to donate: https://dslnk.co/IngrahamHS

    Questions? Contact Ingraham FCCLA (fcclaingraham@gmail.com) or Med Club (medclubingraham@gmail.com) for more info! 

    Follow our IGs: @ingraham_fccla // @ihsmedclub


    Ingraham Tutors Available!

    Students, are you looking for some support in a difficult class? We have tutors who can work one-on-one with you to help you make the grade! Please contact Susan Knutsen: smknutsen@seattleschools.org or you can sign up for a tutor online.

    Questions about becoming a tutor? Please contact Elizabeth Hudd: trhudd@seattleschools.org


    Spring Sports Sign Up Now (Season 2)

    Boys Baseball, Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, Boys Swim and Dive, Girls Softball, Tennis, Co-Ed Track & Field, Co-Ed Wrestling, Cheer.

    Season is April 19 thru June 12. Sign up now at https://seattleschools-wa.finalforms.com/

    Questions?  Contact Athletics Secretary, Maria Medina mmedina@seattleschools.org


    Rams Unified Soccer

    Are you interested in playing soccer for Ingraham’s Special Olympics Unified Soccer Team?  The goal of Unified Sports Special Olympics is to create a pathway of friendship and inclusion for athletes with special needs and their partners in a fun way.  Special Olympics Unified Sports is an inclusive sports program that combines an approximately equal number of Special Olympics athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) on teams for training and competition.  We need both partners and athletes for our Unified Soccer Team.

    Presently, we will have online practices (fitness, ball control and socialization) from 4-5pm every Thursday via MS Teams.  We also practice in person from 4-5pm on Fridays at Ingraham’s large field.  We would love to have more athletes and partners.

    Email hjleyton@seattleschools.org if you are interested in playing. 


    ORCA 2020-21 – Valid through 8/31/21

    Did you pick up your SPS ORCA card this year?  If not, it is still available – just send an email to dlwilliams1@seattleschools.org and your card can be ordered.  If you picked up your card, and it has been lost, stolen or damaged – you can replace it the first time for $5.50 (via SchoolPay link) – also send an email to dlwilliams1@seattleschools.org


    Yearbook Sales

    The Yearbook sales window has closed until late May. Stay tuned for the next sales window to open.  Updates will be posted in the bulletin.


    Spring Break Maritime Opportunities

    STUDENTS!  The SPS Skills Center is announcing two FREE separate experiences that students can participate in during Spring Break. 

    The first Spring Break experience is a collaboration with Sound Experience, a two-day interactive virtual experience and in-person sail aboard the historic schooner, Adventuress. Students that participate in this two-day experience will receive priority consideration for this summer’s two week Sailing into Summer course (June 21st – July 2nd)! Students who get chosen for this two-week summer course will spend the first week, in-person, aboard the Adventuress and the second week, small boat sailing down at The Center for Wooden Boats.  Fill out the form at this link if interested:  bit.ly/2021SpringBreak (students should log into SPS account to fill out the form)

    The second Spring Break opportunity is a week-long in-person experience at The Center for Wooden Boats. Students will start the day with an on-land lesson and demonstration. Then students will prepare to go out on the water by setting up the boats and sails. Everyone will launch their boats and return to the sailing center together!  Please email Angel Menchaca for the link to sign up, as Ingraham did not have the correct link at the time of sending this bulletin.

    Both opportunities are completely FREE!  If you have questions about these opportunities, please contact Angel Menchaca at the Seattle Skills Center.  anmenchaca@seattleschools.org


    Cascade Leadership Challenge

    Cascade Leadership Challenge is an outdoor organization run for and by teenagers in Seattle. It provides outdoor adventures and leadership opportunities to kids ages 14-20. It is a great opportunity to begin to learn outdoor skills, and we welcome all experience levels, including youth who have no experience in the outdoors. We offer no (or very low) cost trips throughout the school year, such as hiking, backpacking, kayaking, rafting, climbing, and more. We provide all you need to participate and have a lot of fun! 

    During COVID, we are still running socially distanced trips so, if you are interested, fill out this google form to get info about an interest meeting in the next couple of weeks. Parents are welcome to attend and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Youth Advisor, Geoff Burg at geoff@cascadechallenge.org


    WAGIN Conference

    The WAGIN 2021 conference is a one-day, youth-led virtual conference on topics related to global issues, taking place on Saturday, May 22nd. If you would like to be a part of the organizing team, reach out to Mr. Zeichner (nczeichner@seattleschools.org) and attend the Global Issues Club meeting on Thursday, March 25th at 3:15 pm to learn how you can get involved. It’s a great way to earn service hours and to learn about the world at the same time.


    World Language Credit Testing

    There is only one more district-wide session for World Language credit testing this school year. Please encourage students to sign up here.

    • Saturday, April 24

    If you have questions about registration, please contact tbwilliams@seattleschools.org


    Apply Today for the Experiment Digital!

    U.S. youth between the ages of 14-19 are invited to apply for this this 8-week fully-funded program (summer 2021) on Youth Leadership and Community Service. Participants will collaborate in a virtual cultural exchange with youth from the Middle East and North Africa. The time commitment is approximately four hours per week between June 20-August 15, 2021. Upon successful completion of the program, experimenters receive a Certificate of Completion in Leadership & Global Issues Analysis, unique project funding opportunities, and a $400 scholarship towards participation in one of The Experiment in International Living’s Summer 2022 programs around the world. 

    Learn more and apply at experiment.org/digital-leadership. Applications are open now and the final deadline is April 20. Want to hear an alumni perspective? Check out this FIUTS blog post from alumna Aria Kischner. TheExperiment Digital is supported by the Stevens Initiative, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government, and is administered by the Aspen Institute.


    Apply Now for the Global Visionaries Virtual Exchange Program

    Improve your Spanish language skills through 12  hours minimum or up to 18 hours, of 1-on-1 Spanish lessons with a Guatemalan Spanish teacher, personalized to fit your language proficiency level and interests.

    Earn 12-24 volunteer hours through virtual and in-person (socially-distanced) volunteer opportunities.

    Structured fundraising support for program costs to take ownership of your experience and share your work with your community.

    Engage in monthly youth-led social justice workshops where you will explore topics and practical issues such as: systems of oppression, anti-racism, identity, legacies of imperialism and colonization, intersectionality, and allyship/accompliceship.

    Connect with a cohort of globally-minded youth from around Seattle.

    Build meaningful relationships through cross-cultural exchange with peers in Guatemala.

    Spring Cohort: May 6, 2021 – July 29, 2021.

    More information: http://globalvisionaries.org/virtual-cultural-exchange-program/


    Counseling Office Bulletin

    NEW!  Let's Talk about Mental Health.  Student's voice is often overlooked! The purpose of this research study is to gain student voice in the services provided in their schools. It is an opportunity to provide information about what you need for support. If you are willing to spend an hour on zoom and be interviewed about mental health, contact Elena Canavor at ecanavor@antioch.edu. (4/2)


    NEW!  Registration is open for Virtual College Planning Day. We invite high school juniors and undecided seniors to virtually connect with colleges and universities from around Washington state. The event is being held Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 9:00 – 11:15 a.m. This year, the event will take place online using the StriveScan Virtual Zoom platform. Participating Washington colleges are grouped into teams of 3 to each give a 10-minute presentation during each of three 35-minute sessions. Students and high school counselors will pre-select which group they would like to hear from in each of the three sessions. Individual Zoom links will be provided upon registration. Check out the schedule, list of colleges, and register now!strivescan.com/washcouncil


    NEW!  This spring, Active Minds is selecting 100 high school mental health advocates to help establish a school culture of caring and support for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ students nationwide through our NEW Your Voice Is Your Power Ambassador program. BIPOC youth are more likely to be impacted by the pandemic, police violence and longstanding racial discrimination. Similarly, LGBTQ+ youth are more likely to experience discrimination, a lack of social support and limited access to appropriate health care, all of which impact mental health. Applicants are selected on a rolling basis. (4/2)


    NEW!  Attention Juniors– T-Mobile, in partnership with Seattle Colleges and Seattle Public Schools, is excited to offer a paid internship and fast-track training Full Stack Web Developer Program. Includes paid internships for two summers, special classes and certification at Seattle Colleges, with an opportunity to interview with T-Mobile and the conclusion of the program. Applications due by 5 pm on Friday, April 9th. (4/2) 


    VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS – sign up on Naviance

    Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Tuesday April 20, 2021 – 11 a.m.  Students are able to email questions to the college representative if unable to attend the visit. 


    COLLEGE RELATED OPPORTUNITIES

    The FAFSA/WASFA deadline for Seattle Promise students is April 15, 2021. You and your parent/guardian are invited to get support completing this process from your Outreach Specialist Kelsey Peronto and the rest of the Seattle Promise Outreach team.  Visit the Seattle Promise website for recorded video walk-throughs and scheduled workshops that will be translated to Spanish, Vietnamese, Tigrinya, Amharic, and Cantonese. Reach out to Kelsey Peronto with any questions!  (3/19)


    STEM-Focused College Webinar Wednesday, April 7, 2021 @ 4:30pm - 6:00 pm  Many students pursue STEM majors in college for the wrong reasons and are often unaware of the specific skills and experiences to cultivate in order to be competitive for college admission, internships, and jobs in these areas. Join Dr. Mark Hofer for an introductory talk on the STEM college application and admissions process. This seminar is most helpful for parents of freshmen and sophomores, but families of juniors will find it useful, too.  Contact Mark for webinar link and password.  This is a free online class sponsored by the Ingraham High School Counseling Office.  (3/12)


    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES  -  View the full list in Naviance

    The local PEO Chapter G has scholarship opportunities for senior high school women in the amount of $1000-$2500.  Applications are available by contacting the counseling office, lmhansen@seattleschools.org, and are due April 19, 2021. (3/26)


    Still looking for scholarships?  Here are some places to search! (3/26)

    https://www.scholarshipjunkies.org/ - Developed by a UW student. Provides free support for finding and applying to scholarships as well as college application essay help. 

    https://seattlefoundation.smapply.org/ - Local organization that prioritizes supporting youth to reach their highest potential and increase access to higher education for students pursuing a variety of education paths, whether it be universities, community colleges or technical schools. 

    https://lendedu.com/blog/weird-scholarships/- This site features thousands of small and unique scholarship opportunities. The goal is to help students find less competitive awards tailored to their personality, interests and career goals. 

    https://washboard.wsac.wa.gov/login.aspx - Scholarship search engine specifically for Washington State students. 

    http://waopportunityscholarship.com - Scholarships for STEM and Health Care 

    https://studentscholarships.org/ - More scholarships


    The Friends of Seattle World School Scholarship application is currently open. Any student who previously attended SWS is eligible to apply Contact Nancy Peterfreund, nancypf@gmail.com, the director of the scholarship program with questions. (3/12)


    The Shelby Tiffany Arts Foundation Scholarship program offers twelfth grade students enrolled at Ingraham High School in Seattle the opportunity to apply for a scholarship in design/visual arts. Please email Ingraham Counseling office at lmhansen@seattleschools.org for an Application Form.  Additional information may be obtained from Dale Tiffany, dhtiffany@yahoo.com(3/12)


    Many more scholarship opportunities are available in the SPS April Scholarship Bulletinand in Naviance.


    MORE OPPORTUNITIES  

    NEW!  Bullettrain Udon, a fast-food style, takeout-only Noodle Shop owned by a former Ingraham student, is opening inside Central Market in Shoreline. They are looking for high school kids who might be interested in PT employment. Please apply if interested. (4/2) 


    Experience an interactive, collaborative summer internship opportunity with Launch206! Internships provide $1000 stipend and .5 CTE credit.  Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior students (age 16+) who have taken a CTE course are eligible to apply.   Launch206 Application is due May 1st. Apply now! (3/26)


    Hello Students! You are officially invited to attend this year's virtual Youth Resource Fair on April 14th from 3:30-5:00 to learn about internships and the career-readiness program! This virtual event is limited to those ages 14-21. We expect 20-30 companies and organizations to participate and speak to teens about jobs and local opportunities! Sign up now! If you have any questions, reach out to yfcoordinator@positiveplace.org. We look forward to seeing you there! (3/26)


    The Seattle Skills Center is many .5 credit classes for this summer, including: Family Health: Intro to 360 Video; Intro classes to: Aerospace Technology, Automotive Technology, Computer Animation (Cyber Camp), Construction Trades, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Firefighting & Emergency Medical Services, Graphic Arts, Horticulture, Interpretation/Translation, Maritime Vessel Operations, Medical Careers, Molecular Biology Research Techniques, Multimedia Broadcasting (radio), Teaching Academy/Careers in Education, Video Production, and Virtual Reality. Classes are scheduled for M–F, July 6 - July 30, 11:30am - 3:30pm (tentative). Register for more information.  (3/19)