May 17, 2021

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Joy & Engagement at Cedar Mill Elementary

Cedar Mill Elementary teacher Abigail Frainey uses music to set the tone for her students’ hybrid mornings. Check out her and her students’ dance moves.
Cedar Mill Elementary Soft Start
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Beaverton High Students Sweep Congressional Art Competition

Clara Johnson Congressional Art Contest winning piece

Congratulations to Beaverton High School senior Clara Johnson, who was named the winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for Oregon’s First Congressional District. Her piece is titled “Xenophobia.

Two other Beaverton High School seniors were awarded honorable mentions: Diane Choi and River Rain.

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McKinley Elementary Bus Stop Surprise

Watch how McKinley Principal Aki Mori manages to be in two places at one time… sort of… all in the name of community building.
McKinley Elementary Bus Stop Surprise
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Apply to Serve on the District Budget Committee

BSD has a vacancy on the Budget Committee and seeks a diverse candidate pool to finish the current term, expiring June 30, 2022. The position is in School Board Zone 4. The District schools represented in this zone are Aloha-Huber Park K-8, Beaver Acres, Errol Hassell, Hazeldale, Kinnaman, Mountain View, Aloha and the International School of Beaverton (ISB). School Board Zones don’t entirely match school attendance areas, so please check the zone maps on the District website.

Interested candidates must live in the School Board Zone that they represent, be a qualified voter of the district, have lived in the district for one year and cannot be a BSD employee. Budget Committee members are appointed by the School Board. The position is open until filled and those who wish to apply should complete an application and attach a letter of interest and/or resume
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Doodle 4 Google

Elise Than's Doodle 4 Google entry

Congratulations to Findley Elementary 4th grader, Elise Then, who is a state finalist in the annual Doodle 4 Google contest. Elise describes her doodle Nature’s Strong-Fold in this way: “In this doodle, I chose to represent strength found in nature using origami. For example, hummingbirds, the smallest bird in the world, can beat their wings 40 times in the blink of an eye! Nature is a gift where I derive my strength. I must appreciate and care for it.”

Google invited the public to vote for their favorite Doodle from the 54 state and territory winners to determine which students will go on to become one of the five national finalists. The national winner’s Doodle will be featured on the Google homepage for a day.

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La Primavera con Familia y Amigos at Vose Elementary

La Primavera con Familia y Amigos is a community event at Vose Elementary School, held in partnership with THPRD. Take a look at this year’s activities.
Vose Elementary: La Primavera con Familia y Amigos
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City of Beaverton Housing Options Project Open House

The City of Beaverton wants to provide housing choices to meet the differing needs of people who live in Beaverton or want to live in Beaverton. A new state law requires that cities consider more options in neighborhoods where only one house per lot is currently allowed. The Housing Options Project will determine where and how additional housing types — including accessory dwelling units, duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, sixplexes, townhomes, cottage clusters and small courtyard apartments — will be permitted in Beaverton’s residential areas. Learn more at this virtual event and by visiting
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Climate Action Task Force

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The City of Beaverton is forming a Climate Action Task Force to enhance City Council awareness of community perspectives on climate change. Applications are due May 23. Interested community members can visit the city’s website to apply. Stipends will be offered to members for meeting participation. Voices of underserved and vulnerable communities will be prioritized and are encouraged to apply, as well as community members under age 30. Members will be appointed for up to a three-year term, beginning in July 2021.
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District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

Beaverton School District

Published by: Communications & Community Involvement Dept.

The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to, an individual’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veteran status or because of a perceived or actual association with any other persons within these protected classes.