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Viking Nation, The 2016-17 school year is flying by once again. Staff will soon make recommendations and students will begin selecting courses changes for next semester. In the next few weeks, you may want to review your students’ progress, talk with them about future goals and what their course changes might include. Remember, it is very informative for you and your student to review their data on our Home Access Center (HAC) web page. If you need assistance feel free to contact the guidance office for instructions. School counselors are always available for course explanation and the most beneficial pathway in your selection process. I would encourage students to challenge themselves and make every effort to take a full schedule as an upper classman. On Tuesday, December 13th a group of Mazama students visited Klamath Community College. These students toured the campus and learned about every program that KCC offers. Our counseling department took approximately 40 students. All grades were welcome to attend, but priority was be given to seniors and juniors. One of the many other opportunities for Mazama students in the near future is that Oregon Tech is offering two introductory to STEM courses this winter; The Digital Earth and Communication with Outer Space. Both courses are offered tuition free and offer a transportation allowance as well as covering all books and fees. The courses are designed for Juniors and Seniors and are part of Guided College or Career Exploration program. In an attempt to reach more students, OIT tried to schedule the courses for evenings and weekends to eliminate interference with our school day and reduce conflicts with winter sports. So, how do you get started?

1. Find the course you want to explore. 2. Email for enrollment information. 3. Complete the online HST application at 4. Register for the course. Registration instructions are provided via email after application is processed and a student ID is generated. 5. GIS 107 and ENGR 107 are free to participating high school students Viking Nation would like to welcome Veronica Wittscheck, our new school therapist from Klamath Basin Behavioral Health. She is coming to us from Nashville Tennessee and for the past five years has been a Child and Adolescent Therapist. Steve Morosin Principal

Mazama High School Phone Numbers Attendance Office


Main Office

#541-883-5024 Fax #541-883-5044

Guidance Office

#541-883-5031 Fax #541-851-8829

Athletic Office


REMINDER Classes resume on Tuesday, January 3rd. There will not be a late start on Wednesday, January 4th.

NO SCHOOL DAYS Monday, January 16th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Friday, January 27th, Grade Prep Day (End of First Semester) Monday, February 20th, Presidents’ Day

Mazama Little Viks Cheer Camp Location: Mazama High Cafeteria Dates: Jan 30th- Feb 2nd Friday, Feb. 3th ~ Halftime performance of Girls Varsity Basketball Game vs Klamath Union Game starts at 6:00 pm

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm Monday-Thursday

Cost: $25.00 per participant Includes Little Viks Cheer T-shirt Pre-register on the Mazama High School Home Page - Select Mazama High Click on Camp Link Payment will be collected the first evening of camp For questions please contact Coach Kaci Mitchell at / (541) 851-8854

Weightlifting Competition There will be a weightlifting competition on January 27th. The competition will be held in the Mazama weight room and will be open to anyone who would like to participate! For more information, contact Ms. Choukalos.

Winter Wonderland The theme of this year’s winter formal is Winter Wonderland. DATE: January 21, 2017 TIME: 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Yesterday’s Plaza COST: Presale Single $20 Couple $30 At the Door Single $25 Couple $35


Please remember to check out Jessica Radmaker Reichardt’s Newsletter at Radmaker Reichardt s NovemberAlso students and parents, please like Mazama College Club on Facebook for updates on all upcoming college and career events

We Would Like To Introduce

Veronica Wittscheck, NCC Veronica Wittscheck, NCC is a nationally certified counselor from Nashville, Tennessee. Her certification is in community counseling and she has worked in various fields including substance abuse treatment, child and adolescent sexual assault therapy, domestic violence, and with the seriously mentally ill population. She is readily available for services during school hours at Mazama, and on Wednesdays at Klamath Basin Behavioral Health. If your child is in need of help, please call the school and an appointment will be set up.

Guidelines for requesting a student opt out of state required testing: The State of Oregon requires school districts to test students using the Smarter Balanced Assessment in grades 3 thru 8 and in grade 11. Districts are required to test 95% of all students and 95% of students in specifically defined groups identified on the annual school report card. Parents and adult students are allowed to opt out of state required testing in accordance with Oregon law. The opt out procedure has been defined by the Oregon Department of Education, and the required forms are available on the district’s website under the tab marked for “Parents.” The Oregon Department of Education allows only this official form to be used to request a student be “opted out” of testing. Opt out forms must be filled out completely and signed by the parent or adult student in the presence of a school official. Opt out forms must be received prior to the start of student testing.

Lineamiento para solicitar que un estudiante no tome el examen estatal por exclusión voluntaria: El estado de Oregon requiere que los distritos escolares examinen a estudiantes utilizando la Smarter Balanced Assessment en los grados 3 al 8 y en el grado 11. Los distritos están obligados a administrar el examen a 95% de todos los estudiantes y el 95% de los estudiantes en grupos específicamente definidos, identificados en la tarjeta anual de calificaciones. Los padres y los estudiantes, como parte de la ley estatal, pueden decidir voluntariamente no participar en el examen de Smarter Balanced Assessment. El procedimiento de exención ha sido definido por el Departamento de Educación de Oregon, y los documentos necesarios están disponibles en el sitio web del distrito en la pestaña marcada para "Padres" llamado Opt Out: Spanish. El Departamento de Educación de Oregon solamente permite el uso de este formulario oficial para solicitar la “exclusión voluntaria.” Estas formas deben ser llenadas completamente y firmadas por el padre o madre de familia, o el estudiante adulto en presencia de un oficial de la escuela. Las formas deben recibirse antes del comienzo del examen.

2017 Valhalla Yearbook

Senior Ads A special way to look back on your high school memories and younger days! Parents: Why not put in a picture of your senior from when they were younger and attach a note of well wishes for the future! This makes a great graduation gift! Prices 1/8 Page $30 1/4 Page $50 Half Page $95 3/4 Page $140 Full Page $180 Submit by March 3, 2017 Contact Miss Schmidt for details: (541)883-5024

2017 Yearbook $65.00 See the bookkeeper to purchase your copy!

KLAMATH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT Greg Thede, Superintendent 10501 Washburn Way Klamath Falls, OR 97603 October 3, 2016 Dear Parents: Occasionally weather conditions or other emergencies require us to take some special action regarding school closures and early dismissal. The following is our plan to let you know when school will not be held as regularly scheduled. If we find it necessary to close school in the morning, announcements will be made over the radio and television stations listed below after 6:00 AM. We advise you to listen to your local stations in the mornings and/or visit our district website where a message will be posted. If it is necessary to dismiss school early due to bad weather or other emergencies, announcements will be made on the same radio and television stations periodically throughout the day and posted on our district website as soon as a decision is made. Our first line of communication will be through the One Call Now system. Please make sure that the school(s) your student(s) attend have your current contact information in the system. Please do not telephone the stations, the school, or the school district office. Arrangements have been made with the stations to broadcast the information to you. Thank you for your help. District Website:

Radio Stations: AM 960 KLAD Radio Stations: FM 92.5 KLAD 104.7 KFEG Television Stations:


1150 KAGO 96.5 KFLS (CD Country) 105.5 KKKJ (3KJ) KDRV/KDKF

1450 KFLS 99.5 KAGO 106.9 KKRB KTVL

DISTRITO ESCOLAR DEL CONDADO DE KLAMATH Greg Thede, Superintendente 10501 Washburn Way Klamath Falls, OR 97603 3 De octubre 2016 Estimados Padres: Ocasionalmente condiciones extremas del clima u otras emergencias requieren que tomemos acciones especiales con respeto a cerrar las escuelas o a salidas tempranas. El siguiente es nuestro plan para avisarles cuando las escuelas no tendrán el horario regular. Si creemos que es necesario de no abrir las escuelas por la mañana, se anunciará por las estaciones de radio y televisión listadas abajo un poco después de las seis de la mañana. Les aconsejamos que por las mañanas escuchen las estaciones locales y/o visiten la rama de correo electrónico del distrito escolar donde se pondrá un mensaje. Si es necesario de despedir temprano a los estudiantes dado al mal clima u otras emergencias, al igual se anunciará periódicamente por las mismas estaciones de radio y televisión, al igual se pondrá la información en nuestra rama de correo electrónico tan pronto y como se haga la decisión.

Nuestra primera línea de comunicación será a través del sistema Una Llamada Ahora. Por favor, asegúrese de que la escuela donde su estudiante asiste tenga su información de contacto actualizada en el sistema. Por favor no llamen a las estaciones, escuelas, u a la oficina del distrito escolar. Ya se han hecho arreglos con las estaciones para que se le transmita la información. Gracias por su ayuda. Rama del Distrito Escolar: Estación de Radio: AM KFLS Estación de Radio: FM GO KKRBEstación de Radio: 960 KLAD

1150 KAGO


92.5 KLAD 104.7 KFEG KOTI

96.5 KFLS (CD Country) 105.5 KKKJ (3KJ) KDRV/KDKF

99.5 KA106.9 KTVL

Mazama High School January 2017 newsletter