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Sharing Ideas: spirit week

Straight from Lincoln City's Taft 7-12 comes the idea to build a spirit week around your CAW event. Possible costume themes include

  • Profession Day
  • College Spirit day
  • College Mascot Day

Bonus! Student leaders can plan this event for you.

Double bonus! It's not just for seniors, so this is a GREAT way to build excitement and awareness among your younger students.


Coordinator Training Questions Answered

Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in one of the coordinator training webinars this week. For those who weren't able to join us, you can do so here or from a link on the Coordinator Resource page. As promised, I took note of all the questions that were asked during those sessions, and I present you with a compilation of those questions and the best answers we've got, arranged by topic. Please don't hesitate to continue to ask questions!


Sharing Ideas: parent volunteers

We think having parents volunteer is a great idea! In fact, we know sites have encouraged parents to participate since our pilot year in 2012. This year, Lincoln High School in Portland offered another way to get parents involved: ask one or two to be co-coordinators for your event!

Please share your ideas for planning & implementing CAW. We'll post your tips & tricks on the blog. You can find all the shared ideas by clickling on the green "Ideas that Work" icon to the right.


Sharing Ideas: family awareness

Another great idea from Benson High School in Portland:

They'll be promoting their CAW event during their Back to School Night next week. Ensuring that parents know you're participating in this statewide event is critical to your success - and the earlier, the better! In addition to sharing the information at any parent ngiht events, consider also sending a Student and Family Letter home. Remember to encourage parents to volunteer at your event.


Sharing Ideas: raffle off prizes!

Last year, Newport High School used the Donation Request Letter template to ask their area businesses to support their CAW event. They had no idea they'd be overwhelmed with positive responses. So what do you do when you have more prizes than you know what to do with? Make baskets! Gather several smaller prizes together to create one (or more) super enticing raffle prize. Check these out:


Portland-area Brainstorming Session for Coordinators

Join Oregon CAW and three of our returning site coordinators for a "Sharing of Ideas & Brainstorming" session

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
11:00am - 12:30pm
Mt. Hood Community College

Register by Monday, September 22nd

*special thanks to MHCC for providing the room & lunch and
Danny Bradach (Parkrose HS), Reyna Mattson (Newport HS), and Vicky Roller (Taft 7-12) for sharing their expertise


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