BSD Briefs

October 2, 2017

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District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

Early Release/Teacher Collaboration Week 3

The Teaching & Learning Department has developed Week 3, Educator Created and Led Professional Development which will provide a variety of collaboration and professional development opportunities on the third Wednesday of each month during early release. These opportunities may include courses that offer Professional Development Unit (PDU) credits that count toward teacher licensure, cross-building collaboration, or webinars.

At Westview High School, high school teachers from across the District explored how their experiences, attitudes, values and biases about race, language, culture, gender, and class impact their experiences as educators at a Culturally Relevant Teaching workshop.

At Five Oaks Middle School, teachers from Five Oaks and Stoller middle schools had the opportunity to collaborate on the creation of sketchbooks for working with students individually or in small groups on writing and reading skills. A sketchbooks is a tool that is personal, active and responsive to students to teach specific skills or address specific problems in the moment.

The group of five discussed the problems students in their classes are having with various writing and reading learning targets and how to create pages in their sketchbooks that will address these problems in real time. They added brightly colored words, pictures and included post-it notes for students to take away specific examples to use in their own writing.

With the exception of the first Wednesday of each month, all other Wednesdays are for staff-directed collaboration and professional development. Week 3 will support teachers with a multitude of opportunities to deepen their practice.

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School Board Briefs

The School Board held their September Business Meeting on Monday, September 25, 2017. The Board heard reports from Terra Linda Elementary School and Mountain View Middle School, reports from Arco Iris and Hope Chinese charter schools, and enrollment update and a financial report.

The Board had a first reading of School Board F: Facilities development and G: Personnel Policies and approved a Strategic Plan Measures and Reporting Schedule. Read the entire Board Briefs

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Early Release

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

(students will be dismissed 90 minutes early)

School Board Fall Work Session

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

8:00 a.m.

Health & Science School

18640 NW Walker Rd.

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Early Release

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

(students will be dismissed 90 minutes early)

Bond Accountability Committee Meeting

Monday, October 23, 2017

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Administration Office

16550 SW Merlo Rd., Beaverton

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School Board Business Meeting

Monday, October 30, 2017

6:30 p.m.

Administration Center

16550 SW Merlo Rd.

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No overdue fines for kids’ materials at your public library

Since June 1, 2017, all children’s materials from board books to children’s DVDs are fine free at Washington County Libraries.

The public libraries in the Beaverton School District include Aloha, Beaverton (Main and Murry Scholls), Cedar Mill (Main and Bethany), Garden Home and West Slope Libraries. We hope you and your young readers will visit your local libraries and enjoy more books without worry about overdue fines. The library is still an opportunity to talk about responsibility, since items that are lost, damaged or more than three weeks overdue are charged a replacement fee, but now, your child can keep the book until it is finished without late fee concerns.

Adult and Young Adult (teen) materials still have overdue fines if they aren’t renewed or returned. Children’s librarians in the Washington County Cooperative Services Libraries are looking forward to seeing you and your families!

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Beaverton School District

Published by: Communications & Community Involvement Dept.
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The Beaverton School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of the Beaverton School District that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any education programs, activities or employment.