Sheldon High School (Eugene, Oregon)

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Sheldon High School
Henry D. Sheldon High School (Eugene, Oregon) 2.jpg
Address
2455 Willakenzie Road
Eugene, Oregon, Lane County, 97401
 United States
Coordinates 44°04′53″N 123°04′21″W / 44.08145°N 123.07258°W / 44.08145; -123.07258Coordinates: 44°04′53″N 123°04′21″W / 44.08145°N 123.07258°W / 44.08145; -123.07258
Information
Type Public
School district Eugene School District
Principal Bob Bolden[1][2]
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1706[2]
Color(s) Green    [1]
Athletics conference OSAA Southwest Conference 6A-6[1]
Mascot Fighting Irishman
Nickname "Fighting Irish"
Website

Henry D. Sheldon High School is a public high school in Eugene, Oregon, United States. The school's nickname is the Fighting Irish.[3] Sheldon is one of four traditional high schools in the Eugene School District.

History[edit]

Sheldon High School opened in the 1963-64 academic year as the third high school in the Eugene School District.

The school gets its name from Dr. Henry D. Sheldon[4] (1874–1948). The following is an excerpt by Martin Schmitt written for the Oregon Historical Quarterly in March 1951.

Henry D. Sheldon was one of the Northwest’s foremost educators during the first half of this century, helping to build Oregon’s public high school system, the school of education at the University of Oregon and the university itself.

Sheldon came to Oregon at a time when education as a curriculum was just beginning to emerge from a group of courses that included psychology, philosophy, and pedagogy (teaching). He was a pioneer in child psychology and educational inquiry. Sheldon’s attempts to broaden the professional education curriculum, and raise the standards of teacher education form a major theme of his earlier letters.

Dr. Sheldon immediately understood that improved teacher training in Oregon was a useless effort unless the condition of secondary schools underwent a concurrent major improvement.

Academics[edit]

In 2008, 89% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 401 students, 358 graduated, 32 dropped out, and 11 are still in high school.[5][6]

Athletics[edit]

Sheldon plays at the 6A level. The football team was also nominated twenty-fourth in the nation by USA Today in 2002.[7]

State championships[edit]

Includes team, not individual championships.

Team sports fall[edit]

  • Football:[8] 2002, 2007, 2009, 2012
  • Boys Soccer:[9] 2002
  • Girls Soccer:[10] 2003, 2004
  • Boys/Girls Cross Country:[11][12] never
  • Volleyball:[13] never

Team sports winter[edit]

  • Boys Basketball:[14] 1992
  • Girls Basketball:[15] never
  • Boys Swimming:[16] 1975, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1999
  • Girls Swimming:[17] 1997, 1998, 2000
  • Wrestling:[18] never

Team sports spring[edit]

  • Boys Track & Field:[19] 2009
  • Girls Track & Field:[20] 1968
  • Boys Tennis:[21] 1971, 1972, 2001
  • Girls Tennis:[22] 1993
  • Baseball:[23] 2013
  • Boys Golf:[24] 2005, 2006
  • Girls Golf:[25] never
  • Softball:[26] never

Activities[edit]

OSAA, Oregon's governing sports body, also awards state championships in competitions it names "activities".[27]

  • Cheerleading:[28] 2004
  • Dance/Drill:[29] 2002, 2008, 2009

Mr. Irish[edit]

Sheldon annually presents a Mr. Irish pageant in which ten senior boys, nominated by senior girls, compete in a variety pageant, ultimately to select "Mr. Irish." The program raises funds for the Children's Miracle Network. As of 2002, the program was in its tenth year, had raised a total of $1,000,000 in donations, and had spread to twenty other regional high schools.[30]

Student media[edit]

Newspaper[edit]

The Talisman is the student newspaper. The newspaper is published twice per term[31] and was awarded the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Silver Crown Award for high school newspapers in 1988.[32]

Radio[edit]

Sheldon is home to KRVM (AM) and KRVM (FM), a public access radio station which includes student involvement.[33]

Television[edit]

Sheldon also has a television station in the same building as the radio station which allows students to explore interests in television broadcasting.

Awards[edit]

Sheldon won The Oregonian Cup, an OSAA award for "overall school excellence in academics, activities, athletics and sportsmanship," in the 2001-2002 and 2002–2003 years.[34]

Sheldon made Newsweek Magazine’s annual list of the nation’s best public high schools of the year, ranking second best in Oregon and No. 702 in the nation in 2010.[35]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.osaa.org/schools.aspx/Sheldon/
  2. ^ a b "Oregon School Directory 2008-09". Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  3. ^ Sheldon High School web site.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  6. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  7. ^ http://www.hsfdatabase.com/usat00.htm
  8. ^ http://www.osaa.org/football/history/footballchampions.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.osaa.org/soccer/history/boyssoccerchampions.pdf
  10. ^ http://www.osaa.org/soccer/history/girlssoccerchampions.pdf
  11. ^ http://www.osaa.org/crosscountry/history/boysxcteamchampions.pdf
  12. ^ http://www.osaa.org/crosscountry/history/girlsxcteamchampions.pdf
  13. ^ http://www.osaa.org/volleyball/history/volleyballchampions.pdf
  14. ^ http://www.osaa.org/basketball/records/boyschamps.pdf
  15. ^ http://www.osaa.org/basketball/records/girlschamps.pdf
  16. ^ http://www.osaa.org/swimming/records/boysteamchamps.pdf
  17. ^ http://www.osaa.org/swimming/records/girlsteamchamps.pdf
  18. ^ http://www.osaa.org/wrestling/records/teamchamps.pdf
  19. ^ http://www.osaa.org/track/records/btrackteamchamps.pdf
  20. ^ http://www.osaa.org/track/records/gtrackteamchamps.pdf
  21. ^ http://www.osaa.org/tennis/records/boysTennisTeamChampions.pdf
  22. ^ http://www.osaa.org/tennis/records/girlsTennisTeamChampions.pdf
  23. ^ http://www.osaa.org/baseball/records/baseballchampions.pdf
  24. ^ http://www.osaa.org/golf/records/bgolfteamchampions.pdf
  25. ^ http://www.osaa.org/golf/records/ggolfteamchampions.pdf
  26. ^ http://www.osaa.org/softball/records/softballchampions.pdf
  27. ^ http://www.osaa.org/archive/
  28. ^ http://www.osaa.org/cheer/records/cheerleadingchampions.pdf
  29. ^ http://www.osaa.org/dance/records/dancechampions.pdf
  30. ^ http://www2.eugeneweekly.com/2002/04_25_02/news.html
  31. ^ http://www.shs.lane.edu/talisman.php
  32. ^ http://cspa.columbia.edu/docs/contests-and-critiques/crown-awards/recipients/1988-scholastic-crown.html
  33. ^ http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Sheldon+students+keep+real+variety+in+sports+talk+radio-a0127032061
  34. ^ http://www.osaa.org/awards/oregoniancup/
  35. ^ http://www.newsweek.com/feature/2010/americas-best-high-schools/profile.html?key=QkorkOTa7mb_TNnh3w6ebEMVvoE&state=OR&year=2010&id=3032&detailsKey=NvLLR61cMZrbppl2v4UdEiYeb5o

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