Henry D. Sheldon High School
is a public high school in Eugene, Oregon
. The school's nickname is the Fighting Irish. Located at 2455 Willakenzie Rd - Eugene OR, 97401, Sheldon is one of nine high schools in the Eugene School District
. Sheldon's school colors are green and white.
The school gets its name from Dr. Henry D. Sheldon
(1874-1948), a former professor at the University of Oregon
. He is noted for striving to improve the quality of education in the state of Oregon by establishing minimum standards in secondary schools statewide.
Sheldon is run by an Associated Student Body (ASB) in harmony with the administration and is dedicated to providing activities outside of coursework on a regular basis.
OSAA Team State Championships
(Current Jan '08)
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Sheldon has a variety of athletic teams, most playing at the 6a level for the Oregon School Activities Association
. These teams include: football, volleyball, soccer, cross-country, wrestling, track & field, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, swim, basketball, ultimate frisbee, and lacrosse. Sheldon football has been successful under the leadership of coach Johnson, winning two state championships (2002,2007) and being nominated fourteenth in the nation by USA Today
in 2002. It should also be noted that although lacrosse is not sponsored by OSAA, during their inaugural year in 2002, the SHS lacrosse team appeared in the state finals.
Sheldon offers a wide array of activities to students with a variety of passions. In the fine arts, Sheldon offers theatre, band, and orchestra. Aside from two concert bands, the band program sponsors two Jazz Bands, Evolution (beginning) and Elements (advanced). The elite singing ensemble is called The Dublinaires.
During school hours, the school has been known to sponsor an intra-student chess championship. Sheldon also offers forensics.
Once a year Sheldon also presents an annual Mr. Irish pageant, in which senior girls vote for ten senior boys to compete in a variety of contests to select one "Mr. Irish." All money raised goes to the Children's Miracle Network. Nearby high schools Marist,Churchill, South Eugene and North Eugene all hold similar pageants.
Sheldon's mascot is the Fighting Irishman, a leprechaun with two upraised fists, hence the "Fighting Irish." Alternate representations of the school include the school crest or a clover.
Sheldon's fight song and Alma Mater are often used to show the school's spirit. The fight song is particularly popular at football games during which the song is played when points are scored.
Sheldon fight song
Go Sheldon High!
We're gonna win this game tonight!
We're gonna fight, Irish, fight!
We're gonna show you the Irish might!
Rah, Rah, Rah!
Win, Irish win!
We're right behind you all the way!
So, go big green,
The mighty team,
We're gonna roll to victory!
We're Number One
ya ya ya
Sheldon alma mater
Oh, Sheldon High, forever you will stand.
Thru all the years your honor we'll hold.
With glowing hearts, we remember thee,
Wherever we may be.
With endless pride, we see thee rise.
Great is our Irish loyalty.
Oh, Sheldon High, green and the white,
We'll stand beside thee with our banners high.
Here's to our Alma Mater, Sheldon High.
Students at Sheldon High school have the opportunity to work with the staff to create and distribute various forms of media.
The Talisman is the student newspaper. The newspaper is published twice per term.
Sheldon is home to KRVM, a community-based radio station in which students play an intricate role in the broadcast process. KRVM is a public access radio station that broadcasts on 1280 AM, KRVM (AM), and 91.9 FM, KRVM (FM).
Sheldon has been granted numerous acknowledgements for holistic excellence. These awards include:
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