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Message from Principal Paige
Important Info About AP Testing - New Timeline
Important Changes to the AP Program
CollegeBoard, the company behind the AP exams, has dramatically changed the way AP testing is registered for. What once was done in the Spring, is now done in the Fall. Students have until November 1st to decide if they are going to take any AP tests (administered in May 2020). Cost per test is $85, or free if the student is on a free / reduced lunch. If any students are interested in taking an AP exam for a course in which they are not currently enrolled in, they must let their counselor know prior to the November 1st deadline.
PSAT Registration now open!
The PSAT is coming up right around the corner on October 16th and now is the time to start registering for it. The registration deadline this year is the morning of October 10th. During that afternoon, all students will be filling out their paperwork and no other registrations will be accepted. The PSAT is open for students grades 9th - 11th, though spacing is limited and priority is given to Juniors. The cost to take the exam is $20. This is a great opportunity, particularly for Juniors, as taking the PSAT can qualify them for the National Merit Scholarship Program!
Fall test for 8th grade coming up in November!
BSD Financial Aid Night
Picture Retakes on Monday, Oct 7th
ACMA PTO Meeting - October 8th
Meetings take place on the second Tuesday every month in the Library. Learn of current happenings at the school and what is in store for this school year. We welcome anyone and everyone to attend and welcome all to find out how they can help support ACMA’s staff, teachers and students.
One lucky person will win two tickets to The Spectacular at this month's PTO Meeting
The PTO will be giving away a pair of tickets to The Spectacular Fundraiser at this month's PTO meeting. So come join us, put your name in the hat for a chance to win!
ACMA PTO Emails: Sign Up!
The PTO is building an email mailing list just for ACMA PTO related news. In these emails, we'll update you on recent activities, what's coming up and where we need the most help!
We Are ACMA Fund
Thank you to the families who have helped kick off our 2019-2020 school year by donating to the We Are ACMA Fund! Your support is greatly appreciated. Our goal is to raise a total of $52,000 by December 1, 2019. These funds will help support the many exciting programs ACMA has to offer throughout the school year. Please go to the ACMA PTO website: www.acmapto.com and click on the yellow ‘Donate’ tab to either make a one time donation using a debit or credit card OR set up a monthly donation with a PayPal account. We need YOUR help! Thank you!
ACMA PTO Committees: We need your help.
Below are the committees that we desperately need help with.
- Spectacular Fundraiser Committee (Biggest fundraiser of the year)
- WeAreACMA Fund Committee
- Performing Arts Center Capital Improvement Plan Committee
- Concessions Committee
- Graduation and Senior Day Planning Committee
- Teacher and Staff Appreciation Committee
Fall Fest Dance - October 25th 7-9:30pm
The annual Fall Fest Dance will be on October 25th from 7pm - 9:30pm. This year the Theater Department will be doing a Haunted House fundraiser at the same time.
- Cost: $10 (Dance Only) $15 (Cost w/ unlimited times through the Haunted House)
- Dance Guest Pass will be available in the Main Office after October 7th. Tickets will not be sold without the approved pass.
- Tickets will be sold starting Oct 21st during lunch.
Speak Up 4 Student Success: HB 3427 - Student Success Act
The Oregon Legislature passed and the Governor signed the $2 billion Student Success Act (HB 3427) in Spring 2019. This is an historic and much needed investment in K-12 schools. The Beaverton School District could be able to access an estimated $34 million per year through a state application process.
School districts are required to apply for funds, and must engage their community in a needs assessment process prior to the application for funds. We will host a series of Community Conversations - Speak Up 4 Student Success in several locations throughout the BSD. Schools will also be engaging their communities in these conversations during September and October.
Please join us to talk about what student success looks like in the Beaverton School District? What is going well in Beaverton schools? What areas/services/programs could we improve?
Your voice matters! We welcome your perspective and opinion.
Speak Up 4 Student Success Community Conversations offered in English & Spanish:
- Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Southridge High School, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Cedar Park Middle School, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
- Monday, October 7, 2019 at Stoller Middle School, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
- Monday, October 21, 2019 at Aloha High School, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (Budget Listening & Learning Session)
For more information, and to complete a BSD Needs Survey, please visit the Student Success Act webpage.
ACMA's New LITT Teacher
Walk with Me
Walk with Me, a campaign by ACMA students for the safety of everyone. More information coming soon at upcoming Capstone Lunches, in Ohanas, and beyond. Be safe. Be aware. Always invite a friend to "walk with me." #ACMAzing
How Do I Sign Up For ACCESS?
Not Receiving Our Emails or Messages??
SchoolMessenger Notification System
The Beaverton School District uses the SchoolMessenger notification system to send automated phone calls, emails and texts to parents, guardians, students and staff. These include attendance notifications, inclement weather messages, and important reminders.
Visit the SchoolMessenger webpage for more information.
Parents can update their notification preferences via SchoolMessenger InfoCenter. Visit the SchoolMessenger InfoCenter website https://infocenter.schoolmessenger.com/, or download the app.
Check out this quick video on how to manage your preferences.
Letter to Parents About Chromebooks
Dear parents and guardians of secondary students,
The Beaverton School District is fortunate to be able to provide Chromebooks to all secondary students. At the beginning of each school year, each student is automatically enrolled in the District's Chromebook Damage / Loss Program and charged a $20 fee. Students who are eligible for free and reduced meals will have the fee waived and removed from their account. In order to be covered by the Chromebook Damage / Loss Program, the $20 fee must have been paid or waived.
On October 18, 2019, any Chromebook Damage / Loss fees that haven't been paid will be removed from student accounts. Students who have checked out a Chromebook but have not paid the Damage / Loss fee or have had the fee waived will not be covered by the program. Students not covered by the program will be fully responsible for any damage or loss of their assigned Chromebook.
For more information about the BSD Chromebook program, please visit: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/future-ready/chromebook-resources