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1/19/2012 3:12:00 PM
Regis open house appeals to Mid-Willamette Valley families
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Regis High School in Stayton
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Regis High School in Stayton

On Sunday, Jan. 29, Regis High School will host their annual open house. The event will be held in the Regis Student Center at 550 West Regis Street in Stayton from 1 to 3 p.m. Currently, Regis has students enrolled from throughout the Mid-Willamette Valley, including Albany, Aumsville, Gates, Gervais, Keizer, Lyons, Mount Angel, Salem, Scio, Stayton, Sublimity, Turner and Woodburn. The private 9-12 grade school is open for anyone seeking a college and career preparation, values-based education, say staff there.

“We are extremely proud of the caliber of students who enroll in Regis High School,” said Principal Joni Gilles. “Academically, spiritually, athletically, and socially our students are committed to being the very best they can be. During these difficult economic times, families are more interested than ever in education options for their children. Regis has a great deal to offer and it’s definitely an excellent place that families should consider.”

There will be nearly 30 student ambassadors acting as personal tour guides. Students who represent clubs such as Fly Fishing, National Honor Society, Drama and Ski Club will be available, as well as coaches who lead athletic teams. Families can check out the lab experiments conducted in the Regis science classroom, the school’s art and drama programs, intramural options and other student-centered activities. Parents and prospective students will get the chance to learn about the increasing tuition assistance options and to meet teachers, coaches and current students.

One part of being a Regis student is involvement in the school’s ASPIRE program — a mentoring program to help students access education and training beyond high school. ASPIRE volunteers help students plan for education, careers, and training beyond high school. Specifically, they help students navigate financial aid options and procedures, apply for scholarships and college admission as well as engage students in work/learning experiences to enhance career preparation. Families will be able to learn about ASPIRE and meet those involved at the open house.

In 1963, Regis High School was built by a group of dedicated families from the surrounding area. For more than 30 years, the Regis High School Foundation has provided financial stability to the school and has granted merit based scholarships to more than 123 students totaling $34,300 since 2004.

In addition to prospective students, Regis alumni are also invited to visit their alma mater during the open house. They will learn about alumni development plans and witness the progress the school has made since they left Regis. To learn more, call 503.769.2159 or visit www.regishighschool.net.

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