New ~ Back To School Communication from Mr. Hawley
Dear Families, Students, and Staff, Yesterday, at 3:00 pm, the state released its final “Ready Schools, Safe Learners” guidance. Under the new guidance, I am very pleased to announce that Crane Schools will be able to open its doors to all students and staff. We will be able to provide person to person instruction to all students who choose to attend school onsite. We will operate on our traditional four day schedule for all students.There will be safety health guidelines that will have to be followed but we are grateful to have the opportunity to open. It will be mandatory for all students and staff to wear a proper face covering and social distance as defined in the state guidance and in our schools operational blue prints. Please follow this link to view the full letter from Mr. Hawley regarding the beginning of school.
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Congratulations Mr. Hawley! Administrator of the Year
Mr. Hawley is the recipient of the Oregon Small Schools Association 2020 Administrator of the year! Congratulations!!!
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Virtual Board Meeting Links
To access ALL Budget Board and School Board meetings for the remainder of the year virtually, follow this link. Join by phone ‪+1 575-414-0339‬ PIN: ‪412 832 380‬#
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Student Government at Crane
Crane Union High School has an active student government engaged in community service, planning student and school events, and leading the school.

Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS)

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

To learn more watch this video.

Award

Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.

*Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.

Basic Eligibility

To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 

 Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required.

Ideal Candidate

An ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

It is strongly advised that prospective Gates Scholars have all parts of their application completed online.  Please go to the GMS website at http://www.thegatesscholarship.org where you can complete the online forms.