November 18 - 22, 2019
This Week's Schedule
Monday, November 18 – A Day
Winter sports begin - see below
Gratitude Messages (free) to Friends Week-tables in SC
Tuesday, November 19 – B Day
Wednesday, November 20 - A Day – Mental Health Week
PTO Meeting 6:30 pm N113
Thursday, November 21 - B Day
Winter Sports Parent Night 5:45 pm Main Gym
Unplugged Auditions 2:30 pm N131
Fall Play "The Beaux' Stratagem" 7:00 pm
Friday, November 22, A Day - PRIDE Friday
Unplugged Auditions - 7th period N131
Fall Play "The Beaux' Stratagem" 7:00 pm
November 23 – Fall Play "The Beaux' Stratagem" 7:00 pm
November 23 – Band to Seattle
November 26 – Wear green for Mental Health
November 27 – 29 School Closed – Thanksgiving Holiday
December 2 – Staff Development Day – No Students
December 6 – Westview Unplugged 5:00 –7:00 pm
December 6 – Doubleheader G & B Basketball 5:30 & 7:00 pm
December 9-13 – Winter Week
December 10 & 11 – Mock Interviews - Library
December 11 & 12 – Musical Vocal Auditions 2:30 pm
December 12 – Band Concert 7:00 pm
December 12 – BSU Night 6:30 – 8:00 pm
December 13 – Musical Dance Auditions
December 13 & 14 Rose City Wrestling
December 14 – Target Kids
Winter Sports Start on Monday!
- Boys' Basketball - Tryouts - 2:45 - 5:30 pm
- Girls' Basketball - Tryouts - 5:30 - 8:00 pm
- Swimming - Practice - Team 1/Team 2A - 5:30 - 7:30 am @ Sunset Swim Center
- Swimming - Practice - Team 2 - 8:30 - 9:00 pm @ Sunset Swim Center
- Wrestling - Practice @ 2:45 pm
National Signing Day
The American Mathematics Competition
The American Mathematics Competition (AMC) Exam will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2020. Due to budget and schedule restraints, we are only able to offer the AMC once; students must choose to participate in the AMC 10B or the AMC12B. Students interested in taking the exam should go to the registration website: https://sites.google.com/a/beaverton.k12.or.us/amc-exam/
The last day to sign up is Thursday, December 19.
Honors Diploma Applicants
Senior students interested in earning the Westview Honors Diploma in the spring must get their Service Learning applications approved before counting hours. The deadline for turning in Service Learning applications is Friday, November, 8th. Please see Mrs. Ferris in the Upper North Teacher Cluster for an application.
ACE Mentorship Program for Students in Grades 11 & 12
Do you know a junior or senior who is interested in Architecture, Construction or Engineering (ACE)? If so, the ACE Mentor Program might interest them. Students can design a building, learn valuable work skills, and explore careers in architecture, construction and engineering.
ACE is a FREE after-school program for high school juniors and seniors interested in Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE). Student teams collaborate on a building design project under the guidance of industry professionals. ACE also offers college scholarships for seniors and summer camp opportunities for juniors.
ACE STUDENTS gain valuable career skills, network with professionals, and explore ACE careers.
ACE MENTORS give back to their community, inspire the next generation, and attract new talent to the industry.
The program runs January – May 2020 and applications are due Friday, November 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Students are placed on a Tuesday or Thursday team with 10-15 students from different high schools and 7-10 mentors from a mix of architecture, construction, and engineering firms. Teams meet 13 times (once a week or once every two weeks) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Light meals are served at each meeting and supplies are provided. Prior experience and outside homework are not required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from meetings.
Meetings are held in downtown Portland at ACE mentors’ offices and job sites. Students have the opportunity to visit multiple professional workplaces, learn how to network, and explore career paths within the ACE industry. Teams design a building together, and students present their projects to a large audience at the program finale in May.
ACE will hold an optional Student/Family Information Session on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Merlo Station High School, 1841 SW Merlo Dr., Beaverton.
For more information, visit the ACE Mentor Program website at acementor.org/Portland-or, or refer students to your school’s college and career coordinator/counselor.
We have made changes to the Chromebook Damage/Loss Program that are effective immediately. These changes were made to provide a more consistent and equitable District-provided technology experience for our students across our schools. The language to the Damage/Loss Program has been updated on the district web page where the Chromebook Information is stored. The text to the Damage/Loss Program is also included below.
Summary of the changes:
• The Chromebook chargers/power cords and styli are now covered in the Damage/Loss Program.
• First incident of accidental damage or loss to the charger or stylus is covered. No charge.
• Second and subsequent incidents of accidental damage or loss to the charger or stylus will result in the following charges:
• Charger: $10.00
• Stylus: $5.00
For more information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, see the district's Chromebook page here.
New this week on our WHS Technology for Parents and Students Site http://bit.ly/whsfuture:
Tech Thirty Thursday
Does your student like to make things? Do they have a project coming up? They should consider stopping by the Creative Space in room S216 during lunch for 30 minutes of awesome (AND they could create a self-made BUTTON!). We have loads of supplies available for students to use both for classroom projects, and just to explore. Can’t come during lunch? Have their teacher contact Ms. Schulz to open the space during another class period. There are many open slots. I look forward to seeing you there!
Have a library card and a thirst for Adventure? Want to go exploring over the holiday breaks? WCCLS has a Cultural Pass for you!
The cultural pass allows you to have a library experience without borders. Check out a Cultural Pass from WCCLS for free admission to the following locations: Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, Gilbert’s House Children’s Museum, Lan Su Chinese Garden, The Oregon Garden, Pittock Mansion, Roce NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals, Washington County Museum, Wings and Waves Waterpark.
Library Events: Edible Wristbands at the Bethany Library Annex (Ages 11-18)
Using yummy treats make your own wristband or necklace that you can wear AND eat!
Done with Halloween? Don’t know what to do with your costume?
Think about donating it to our Creation Space! Students could use the costumes for movie making. Always warmly accepting donations of crafts and other arts supplies as well.
Want to De-clutter? Send your Used Board Games or Craft Supplies to WHS library
WHS library and Creative Space is accepting donations of board games and/or craft supplies to use on projects with our students. Either/or would be warmly accepted at the WHS library.
College & Career Center
The Hair Bow Company Scholarship. To encourage women to launch their own creative ideas into businesses this $1,000 scholarship is offered to all high school-aged women. Submit a 250-500 word essay on female entrepreneurship. Choose a female entrepreneur that inspires you. What about that entrepreneur make you choose her and what has she done to create an impact in your life and those around you?
Find the details and submit your essay here: https://www.thehairbowcompany.com/scholarship/
College Scorecard is an online tool created by the US government for consumers to compare the cost and value of colleges. It compares costs, grad rates, average amount borrowed, employment rate, and loan default rate. Here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/
Future Connect is a scholarship and a support program for students who identify as first-generation or low-income. The focus is on removing barriers for these students during their time at PCC. In addition to scholarship funds, students receive academic coaching and career guidance. Students can learn more about this terrific program and start their application Thursday, Nov. 21st @ 1:05 in the CCC. Also, students can have their questions answered about FAFSA, ORSAA, and Oregon Promise. Sign up in the College Career Center (CCC) and pick up a hall pass. More here: https://www.pcc.edu/future-connect/
Brainfuse is homework help offered by the public library system for free. Get help today! Go to wccls.org/brainfusehomework to access online tutoring. Free online tutoring and much more. email@example.com 866.272.4638
Senior Project, 11th grade Mock Interviews and CRLEs
12th grade students should have submitted their Senior Project idea to their Community Teacher. Senior Projects are part of the required Career Education credit all students must complete to graduate.
11th graders have Mock Interviews coming up on December 10th and 11th. They should be uploading or completing a resume in CIS to prepare for their interview. Mock Interviews are part of the required Career Education credit all students must complete to graduate.
ALL students were able to hear three community members speak about their career paths. This was a Career Related Learning Experience (CRLEs). CRLEs should be completed in their CIS website. CRLEs are part of the required Career Education credit all students must complete to graduate.
Report Cards Are Going Paperless
The Beaverton School District is transitioning to electronic report cards for all students. This upcoming Progress period will be the last time we will be printing and mailing paper progress reports/report cards. The electronic report cards will be accessed through ParentVUE (mobile and desktop). If parents/guardians have not set up their ParentVUE account, they will need to do so by January 2020.
There are resources and guidance on how to set up a ParentVue account. Please view the FAQ for instructions on setting up an account.
There are several benefits to moving to paperless report cards. Families will be able to view grades days after grading days, rather than wait up to two weeks for a report card to come by mail or in their child’s backpack. In addition, moving away from paper is environmentally friendly and cost-effective for the District.
Please encourage parents/guardians to contact their school if they need help setting up or accessing their ParentVUE account or need assistance with a printed copy. We will be sharing more information about this transition in the coming weeks.
Options School Application for 2020-2021 Now Open
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now available. Please do some investigation of the Learning Options Programs online and plan to attend one or more of the open houses that are available. Students may only select one option on their application.
All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries. Beginning October 14, current Beaverton School District students are able to apply online using their BSD student ID. Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school will need to complete a paper application available online, or at any school office beginning October 14, 2019. Applicants who do not have internet access may also complete a paper application available at any school office. Please give careful consideration to your choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.
Applications must be received no later than Friday, December 6, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. (PST).
OFFICE OF LEARNING OPTIONS
Information Line: 503.356.4440 • FAX: 503.356.4415
Fri., December 6, 2019 ------- Applications due no later than 4:00 p.m. PST.
Wed., December 11, 2019 ------- Electronic Lottery conducted for the 2020-21 School Year.
Acceptance or wait pool notifications will be sent via email on Dec. 12.
Students who are not selected via the lottery will be emailed a Second Consideration application for the school for which they applied where applicable.
Thurs., January 9, 2020 ------- Second Consideration applications due to schools.
Wed., January 29, 2020 ------- Deadline to accept/decline enrollment – by 4:00 p.m. PST
Vaping - Please talk with your student
Yearbook and Senior Portrait Information
Daily Class/Bell Schedule
Important Phone Numbers and Support Information
Attendance Phone: 503-356-3022
Main Office Phone: 503-356-3020
Counselor Alpha List:
Mr. Baker (A-Caq) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dr. Wright (Mc-Pg). firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Stremme (Ph-Sr) email@example.com
Ms. Pearson (Ss-Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mrs. Myers (A-Ji) email@example.com
Mrs. Fitzpatrick (Jo-Pg) firstname.lastname@example.org
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