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:

Sharing Ideas: throw a party!

Great idea from Benson HS in Portland!

They'll be hosting their event through their CTE classes, and they're thinking about throwing a celebratory party for the class that has the highest attendance during their scheduled CAW event. We suggested using the Donation Request Letter template to ask local businesses to provide treats for the bash.

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

It's A Plan: Senior Year Checklists

Senior year is fun. It's hectic. It's full of memories. And on top of everything that's happening at high school, it's the time when students add one more critical job to their often-full plate.

It is when students put their plan into motion for taking the next step in life: college.


Share your response to #whyichose on your favorite social media platform

The start of the school year means it's time to begin planning College Application Week events. For Oregon CAW "headquarters," it means supporting your efforts. One of the ways we do that is by sponsoring an inspirational social media campaign each year.

This year, the theme is #whyichose. As in, "why did you choose to continue your education beyond high school" or "why did you choose the college you attended?" or "why might a student choose a particular college?"

Sharing small (and large) successes

Now that the data is all in, and we've shared the numbers with the world (see the press release here), we want to be sure to put a human face on Oregon College Application Week. We're still hearing from site coordinators about the one or two moments that showed them the importance of the event for their students and communities.