NEAH-KAH-NIE HIGH SCHOOL – HOME OF THE PIRATES
Neah-Kah-Nie Pirates, Family, Community and Friends;
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!
Please use the links provided on this page to directly communicate with staff members if you need
We anticipate about 235 students this year with our largest class of 70 freshmen and our sophomore
class at 47 being smallest. Our staff is a great team of professionals committed to providing a learning
community focused on improvement, persistence, integrity and kindness. All of our teaching staff are
returning from last year- we are very excited about this stability. Our staff contact list is available on the
This will be our fourth year of the Aspire program, we are growing and need more adults willing to
mentor our students. This will be our second year of welding and we are adding new technology
courses in a remodeled, room 6 “maker space”. It will also be fantastic to take science classes in our
newly remodeled Chemistry room and to cheer from our new bleachers in the lower gym.
We are proud to offer a variety of interest based classes. Both traditional and on-line courses are
available to students. Last year students earned nearly 800 college credits! It is never too early to begin
working for and planning for future success. Please investigate our scholarship link which will help
families locate the many amazing opportunities both in our community and available to larger audiences
to help finance future educational goals.
All students at the high school have access to a wide variety of supports that include both in-school and
after school study hall and tutoring, on-line grade monitoring (StudentVUE and ParentVUE), academic,
college, career and social counseling, student forums on topics of student interest and concerns, and
professional counseling services in partnership with TFCC and Rinehart Clinic. We are continuing our
partnership with SafeOregon. If you see or hear about bullying, violence, drugs, or harm to students,
staff or school, please report a tip using the SafeOregon link provided on this page.
There are many factors that contribute to student success: Supportive involved adult role models,
regular attendance, physical and emotional health, a growth mindset, a well-balanced nutritional and
electronic diet, 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep and a quiet, distraction free place to do homework each
evening are key to insure students are ready to learn each day. The staff is committed to building strong
positive relationships with students and strong family engagement to develop the character traits and
skills students need to thrive in life.
We hope every student will be meaningfully engaged in healthy physical and academic pursuits. Once
again this year “pay-to-play” fees have been eliminated, we have also removed the barrier of course
fees to encourage participation in lab classes at the high school level! We hope to see our programs
bursting at the seams with students successfully utilizing our amazing facilities.
The NKN HS staff and I invite you to participate, provide feedback and help us make sure that every
effort put forth has the greatest positive impact.
Dr. Heidi Buckmaster, Principal