Hudson's Bay Newsletter

May 2018


Val Seeley, Principal

Joe Accuardi-Gilliam, Associate Principal

Andy Meyer, Associate Principal

Patrice Woods, Associate Principal/A.D.

Mike Meskel, Dean of Students

Theo Mikaele, PBIS Coach


Megan Fullbright - A - EQ

Kara Hecker - ER - LAM

Danijel Brdar - LAN - RE

Ray Lions - RF - Z

Elizabeth Mikaele - Lieser Campus & Success Academy

Office Hours

Main and Business Offices are open from:

7:00am - 4:00pm,

Monday through Friday

Please stop by school or call if you have any questions: (360) 313-4400.

Building Entrance

All Hudson’s Bay outside entrance doors will be locked at 7:30 a.m., with the exception of the main entrance.

All visitors must check into the main office before entering any other areas of the school.

Students arriving after 7:30 a.m. will need to enter through the Main Office.

AP Assessments

When: May 7th - 18th, 2018

Where: Hudson’s Bay and the Pearson Air Museum

Who: Students taking AP courses at Bay who have signed up to take an assessment

FFA & Natural Resources Plant Sale

DATES: May 2-4 (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)

TIMES: 7 am to 7 pm (5 pm on Friday)

**Sorry… All sales are first come, first served- NO Pre-orders, phone or email orders. Cash or Check

Fill your summer garden with plants grown by the students at HBHS. Herbs, Fruits, Veggies, Sunflowers & native trees will be available. See below for details.

FRUITS – ($1.25 to $15 – singles, baskets & flats) Strawberries, Rhubarb, Grapes, & Raspberries

HERBS- ($1.50 per 4” pot)- all listed below and more!

Basil- Italian, Lemon, Lime, Genovese, Large Leaf

Peppermint Catgrass

Oregano Monara (Bee balm)

Catnip Rosemary

Dill Sage

Thyme Lavender

Parsley Cilantro

Spearmint Cumin

VEGGIES- ($1-3 individual/4- packs/bowls & gallon)

Broccoli Cabbage Cauliflower Collards

Peas Cucumbers Green Beans Hot Peppers

Lettuce Mustard Greens Sweet Peppers Kale

Corn Pumpkins Brussels Sprouts

Squash (Summer & Winter types) Zucchini

Tomatoes (25 different varieties!)

NATIVE TREES- ($5 per tree)

Cascara, Pacific Dogwood, Noble & Douglas Fir & Oregon


Spring Orchestra Concert

Spring Orchestra Concert

Monday, June 4th at 7:00 p.m.

HBHS Commons

Admission is free and open to the public

College & Career Center News



Friday, May 18th

9:00 a.m. — 1:45 p.m.

*A hands-on, trades-related career fair* Students get a unique educational opportunity, and get introduced to the many career options available in trades without the debt of college!


Thursday, May 24th

9:15 a.m.—12:45 p.m.

Students will attend a Job Fair focused on manufacturing. Manufacturing jobs are in high demand! Learn about local career opportunities that won’t cost YOU money!!


Available now

· Hudson’s Bay Foundation Scholarship, exp 5/14

· GRIMM Enterprises Scholarship, exp 5/1

· Oregon / SW Washington Association for Learning Environments, exp 5/15



Registration opens

May 1 at 7:00 a.m.

The Cascadia Technical Academy summer school program is available to students who have completed the 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade during the 2017-18 school year.

June 25—July 13, 2018

(No school on July 4th)

Register on-line at

CTA is located at 12200 NE 28th St, Vancouver, WA 98682

(360) 604-1050


Seniors who have been offered scholarships and those who are receiving HBHS department awards will be in the spotlight at the Senior Awards Ceremony.

Thursday, May 31. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the HBHS Commons.

Seniors who will be recognized will receive a written invitation at school with parents /guardians receiving an invitation in the mail.

Seniors who want to be recognized during the ceremony for the scholarships they have been offered must notify the Career Center prior to May 18.

In many cases, Hudson’s Bay is not notified when a student is offered a scholarship by a college, university or community organization.

A dessert reception will follow the program.

SAT & ACT Test Dates

Students considering a 4-year college/university need to take an SAT and/or ACT test during their Junior & senior years. Below are the test dates for 2017-2018


June 2nd, register by May 3rd


June 9th, register by May 4th

July 14th, register by June 15th

Parent's Corner

Mentors, Role Models, and Coaches, Oh My!

It’s really important for students to find an advocate—somebody that they can go to, not just for advice, but to be heard. These advocates could be:

A role model. This person is looked to by others as an example to be imitated. It may be a person that your child knows or it could even be a celebrity. This person could be either a positive or negative influence on your child. Finding someone with a strong character and positive values to share can have a huge effect on your teen’s outlook and actions.

A coach. When we think of a coach, we often think of sports, and athletic coaches can be great advocates. A coach can also be someone who looks at a student’s work and gives advice on how to improve.

A mentor. A mentor is a trustworthy, supportive adult or older student who is available to answer your teen’s questions and to provide encouragement and guidance. Mentors listen, care, and engage. They share their wisdom and help your child develop a personal vision for the future. Mentors can also act as a role model and give support in reaching your teen’s full potential.

Some schools and organizations have mentoring programs that connect your child to adults or peers, but your teen may also look up to a family member, employer, or older student who might make a good mentor.

Did You Know? Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking.

Junior Spring & Summer Checklist

Compile writing samples. Put together your portfolio with a personal essay, activities list, etc. Work on audition tapes if the colleges or scholarships require them.

Consider taking a summer class. You can start earning college credit at a community college or elective credits at Cascadia Technical Academy.

Take AP exams for any AP classes you’ve completed.

See your counselor for an NCAA Clearinghouse form if you want to play intercollegiate sports at NCAA levels 1 or 2.

Look for a summer job or internship. Aim for one related to a major or future career you’re considering.

Juniors over 17 are able to enlist with the National Guard. for more information.

Continue to look for scholarships.

Research & Visit college campuses to find a fit.

Start work on your essays for college applications and scholarships.

Import your SAT scores into Khan Academy and study so you are ready to retest in the fall.

2018 Senior Graduation Party

For more information regarding the 2018 Senior Graduation Party follow the link:

School messages will now reach more families

VPS is always looking for ways to improve communication with all of our families including families with students who have multiple residences. In response to parent requests, these families now will receive auto calls and emails from their school. The following criteria must be in place:

  • The family must be listed as the “second” family on the school registration form.

  • The family must also be signed up for the district’s online Parent Access.

At this time, attendance messages will continue to go to the parent who has listed their phone number and email as the primary contact. Parents who do not wish to receive school messages can opt out from receiving emails and calls.

Instructions to opt out:

  • Opting out of auto calls: Call 855-502-7867 from the phone number that is receiving the phone calls you wish to stop.

  • Opting out of emails: Parents can click on the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the email to stop receiving emails.

Questions? Please call our school office at #360.313.4400

Los mensajes de la escuela les llegarán ahora a más familias

El Distrito Escolar “Vancouver Public Schools” (VPS, por sus siglas en inglés) siempre está buscando formas de mejorar la comunicación con todas nuestras familias, incluyendo a las familias con estudiantes que tienen residencias múltiples. En respuesta a las solicitudes de los padres, estas familias ahora recibirán llamadas automatizadas y correos electrónicos de su escuela. Los siguientes criterios deberán darse:

  • La familia debe aparecer como “segunda” familia en la forma de inscripción de la escuela.

  • La familia también debe estar inscrita en el Acceso de Padres en línea del distrito. (“Parent Access”)

En este momento, los mensajes de asistencia seguirán siendo enviados al padre que haya anotado su número de teléfono y correo electrónico como contacto principal.

Los padres que no deseen recibir mensajes de la escuela pueden optar por no recibir correos electrónicos y llamadas.

Instrucciones para optar por no recibir correos electrónicos o llamadas:

  • Para no recibir llamadas automatizadas: llame al 855-502-7867 desde el número de teléfono en el que recibe las llamadas telefónicas que no desea recibir.

  • Optar por no recibir correos electrónicos: los padres pueden hacer clic en el enlace "cancelar suscripción" en la parte inferior del correo electrónico para dejar de recibir correos electrónicos.

¿Tiene preguntas? Por favor llame a la oficina de la escuela al 360-313-4400

Сообщения из школ теперь будут доходить до большего числа семей

Ванкуверские государственные школы (VPS) всегда ищут дополнительные пути улучшения поддержания контакта с семьями всех наших учеников, включая те случаи, когда учащиеся проживают не только в одной семье. По просьбам родителей эти семьи теперь будут получать из своих школ автоматизированные звонки и электронные письма. (email). Для этого должны быть выполнены следующие условия:

  • «Вторая» семья, желающая получать сообщения, должна быть указана в разделе «Non-custodial parent» на регистрационной форме.

  • Семья должна быть также зарегистрирована для получения информации онлайн по программе района, которая называется «Доступ для родителей - Parent Access».

В настоящее время сообщения о посещаемости и пропусках, по-прежнему, будут поступать на номер телефона и электронную почту родителя, который на регистрационной форме указан как основное лицо для контакта.

Родители, которые не хотят получать сообщения из школы, могут отказаться от получения электронных писем и звонков.

Инструкции для отказа от получения информации:

  • Отказ от автоматизированных звонков: Наберите 855-502-7867 с телефона, по которому вы получаете звонки, поступление которых вы хотели бы остановить.

  • Отказ от получения электронных писем: для того чтобы остановить получение электронных писем, родители должны щелкнуть на слово «unsubscribe» в нижней части электронного письма.

Вопросы? Звоните в школьный офис по телефону 360-313-4400

Family Communication Change information in Chuukese

Iká pwe ke mochen epwe wor emén epwe ánea ngonuk masowen ei taropwe nón fóósun fénúomw ren ómw kopwe weweiti,
en mei tongeni kéri Juanita Yasu, 360-771-5343.

We have a new website!

We have redesigned our website in partnership with the district’s communications office. The new site not only has an updated look, but also is a mobile-friendly way to view our calendar, latest news and staff contact information. You’ll also find quick links to important information such as bus routes, school supplies, closures and the lunch menu. You may need to update your bookmarks. Visit us at today! The redesigned site also will feed news into the VPS mobile app, which is free to download. To learn more about the app, visit

¡Tenemos un nuevo sitio Web!

Hemos rediseñado nuestra página web en colaboración con la oficina de comunicación del distrito. El nuevo sitio no sólo tiene un aspecto actualizado, sino que usted también puede fácilmente ver en su aparato móvil nuestro calendario, las últimas noticias y la información de contacto de nuestro personal. También encontrará enlaces rápidos a información importante tal como: rutas de autobuses, útiles escolares, cierre de las escuelas y el menú de almuerzos. ¡Visítenos en hoy! El sitio Web rediseñado también transmitirá noticias a la aplicación móvil de VPS, la cual se puede bajar gratis. Para conocer más sobre esta aplicación, visite

У нас появилась новая страничка в интернете!

В сотрудничестве с информационным отделом школьного района мы обновили нашу страничку на интернете. Эта новая страничка не только выглядит по-другому, она также адаптирована под мобильные телефоны, чтобы вы имели возможность посмотреть наш календарь, последние новости и контактную информацию сотрудников. Выйдя на эту страничку, вы также найдёте быстрые ссылки на важную информацию, такую как маршруты школьных автобусов, списки школьных принадлежностей, дни, когда нет занятий в школе и меню школьных обедов. Посетите нашу страничку интернета сегодня! Также эта обновлённая страничка интернета будет передавать новости на мобильное приложение Ванкуверского школьного района (VPS), которое можно загрузить бесплатно. Чтобы узнать больше об этом приложении, посетите страничку интернета

Mei wor ach ei minafén website!

Kich sia angang ngeni ach ewe offesin Communication ach sipwe fér sefáni ach ewe website. Ach ei minafén website a sókonó nikinikin. A mecheres ámi oupwe katon seni néúmi foon, iPod, iPad iká tablet. Ámi mei tongeni katon néúch en kánántér me katon minafén póróusen ekkei sukkun. Ámi mei pwan tongeni kúna neun chóón angang nampan foon me ar e-mail iká pwe ou mochen póróus ngenir. Wón ei website, mei wor ekkan neni ámi mei tongeni nó ngeni ren póróusen ekkóch mettóch mei aúchea, ren anen ekkan bus, pisekin sukkun, póróusen an ekkan sukkun repwe kesip, me met chóón sukkun repwe áni neónowas. En mei tongeni nó ngeni ómw kopwe katon! Ámi mei tongeni pwan minatiw an VPS en app wón néúmi foon, iPod, iPad iká tablet. Ei app ese kamé. Meinisin póróus e pachetá wón ena website ina epwe pwan nómw wón ena app. Ren tichikin póróusan ei app, nó ngeni

Prevention and Intervention Specialist

Did you know that 1 in 5 Washington 10th graders reported using marijuana in the past 30 days? Marijuana can change the way a teen’s mind and body perform, affecting memory, learning, mood, motivation, coordination, and judgment. However, there are ways you can help prevent teens from using marijuana. Research shows adults are the number one influence in teens’ lives, especially when it comes to making healthy decisions like not to use marijuana. Teens watch and listen to the adults they know and respect. When influential adults are present and engaged, teens are happier, healthier, and make better choices.

To learn more about the risks and consequences of using marijuana, and tips on how to talk about it with the teens in your life, visit or Tina Johnson, Prevention and Intervention Specialist at Hudson’s Bay High or 360-313-4431

VPS 1:1 Technology

Responsible Use and Safety Agreement

The use of a district issued computing device and all accounts for the related services and applications are solely for educational purposes and users have no expectation of privacy because the district has a right to monitor, inspect, copy, review, and store information transmitted or received, at any time, without prior notice. If information is collected that indicates activity outside of the acceptable use, that information will be reviewed with the student and/or parent/guardian during normal school business hours.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Information obtained by school district officials, after school business hours, suggesting or indicating imminent danger to a person(s) will initiate a 911 report upon receiving that information. Building administration will contact the parents/guardians on the next school business day regarding the matter.

VPS 1:1 Technology

Click here for the Responsible Use and Safety Agreement.

1 Hour Early Release Days

May 7th


  • June 15th
  • June 18th*

*In the event of snow days, June 18, June 19, June 20 and January 29 may be used as school days to make up for the lost instructional time. The dates are listed in priority order. Actual dates could change based on timing and the number of snow days.

Snow Make up Day information

The first snow make-up day is Monday, June 18.

Should we have no more school closures due to inclement weather; our last day of school for students is June 18, 2018.

June 14 is a full day of school.

June 15 and June 18 will be the early
release days

Student Welfare and Attendance

Vancouver School District’s goal is to ensure that students attend 90% or more of the school year. With that, we hope to reduce the rates of chronic absenteeism to a minimum. What is chronic absenteeism? Chronic absenteeism is defined as instances where a student is absent for more than 10% of instruction time in a school year or missing about 2 days per month.

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Training for Families & Educators

All trainings are free and registration is not required. For more information, please contact: Clark County Development Disabilities (360) 397-2130

Work Based Learing

If you have a job and are working as a paid employee for a company. You could receive a .5 credit for every 180 hours of work. You have to be 16 years of age or older.

For more information on Work Based Learning please contact Mr. Griffiths in Office 318 to sign-up.


Possession of a cell phone by a student on school district property is a privilege which may be revoked if the student does not follow this district policy:

During classroom and instructional time, the cellular telephone must be “OFF & AWAY”. Text messaging is NOT allowed during classroom or instructional time. If a student uses his/her phone during instructional time and a staff member asks for it to be handed over to him/her, the student must relinquish the phone immediately or will be disciplined for failure to cooperate.


Family - ID click here

When you register thought the program it keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile. You enter your information only once for each family member. You may then access your profile to register for future sports and activities.

Spring Sports Season Information 2017 - 2018 School Year

Spring Sports start Monday, February 26th, 2018

BASEBALL - Rick Skinner

SOFTBALL - Tony Christensen

BOYS SOCCER - Zack Contreras

GIRLS GOLF - Cayenne Yarnell


GIRLS TRACK - Phoebe Miletich

BOYS TRACK - Tom Petersen

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Click here for VPS Sexual Harassment--Between Students

Sexual Harassment--Between Students information from VPS Regulation 5161

Click here for VPS Nondiscrimination

Nondiscrimination information from VPS Regulation 5119

Vancouver Public Schools Non Discrimination Statement

Vancouver School District is an Equal Opportunity District in education programs, activities, services, and employment. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, age, families with children, honorably discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal.

The district provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. The district complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Older Worker Protection Act, and all other state, federal, and local equal opportunity laws. You may also contact any of the following people by writing to them at:

Vancouver School District, PO Box 8937, Vancouver, Washington 98668-8937 or by calling 360-313-1000.

ADA Kathy Everidge; Title VII, 504 Kym Tyelyn-Carlson; IDEA Daniel Bettis; Affirmative Action Kathy Everidge; Title IX Elementary Debra Hale, Doug Hood; Title IX Secondary Chris Olsen, Doug Hood; Athletic Equity Albert Alcantar.

This notification can be provided in the appropriate language for communities of national origin and minority persons with limited English language skills by contacting 360-313-1250

Уведомление об отсутствии дискриминации

Ванкуверский школьный район (VSD) является районом, предоставляющим равные возможности в области программ по образованию, различных видов занятий и деятельности, получения услуг и трудоустройства. Наш школьный район не дискриминирует на основании расы, убеждений, цвета кожи, религии, пола, национального происхождения, семейного положения, сексуальной ориентации, включая половое самовыражение и самовосприятие, возраста, наличия детей в семье, категории демобилизованных с честью ветеранов или военного статуса, наличия какой-либо сенсорной, психической или физической инвалидности, или использования дрессированных собак- поводырей или других животных, помогающих инвалидам. Наш район предоставляет равные возможности для вступления в организацию бойскаутов (Boy Scouts) Америки и в другие специализированные юношеские организации. Наш район также соблюдает Раздел 504 Акта о Реабилитации от 1973 г., Раздел IX Поправок к Закону об образовании (Title IX of the Education Amendments) от 1972 года, Раздел 402 Акта о Помощи ветеранам вьетнамского периода от 1974 г., Акт об американцах-инвалидах от 1990 г., Акт о Гражданских правах от 1964 г., Акт о Дискриминации по возрасту при трудоустройстве, Акт о Защите работников старшего возраста, также, как и все другие штатные, федеральные и местные законы о равных возможностях. Вы можете также обратиться в письменной форме к следующим сотрудникам Ванкуверских государственных школ по адресу PO Box 8937, Vancouver, Washington 98668-8937 или по телефону 360-313-1000: ADA – Kathy Everidge; Title VII, 504 – Kym Tyelyn-Carlson; IDEA – Daniel Bettis, Affirmative Action (Предоставление преимущественных прав) – Kathy Everidge; Title IX для начальных школ – Debra Hale и Doug Hood; Title IX для средних и старших школ – Chris Olsen и Doug Hood; Равный доступ к спортивным программам (Athletic Equity) – Albert Alcantar. Это уведомление может быть предоставлено на соответствующем языке лицам других национальностей и представителям национальных меньшинств, имеющим ограниченные навыки владения английским, для этого следует позвонить по телефону 360-313-1250.

Notificación de No Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar “Vancouver Public Schools” es un distrito que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en sus programas educativos, actividades, servicios y en el empleo. El distrito no discrimina debido a raza, credo, color, religión, sexo, origen nacional, estado civil, orientación sexual, incluyendo expresión o identidad de género, edad, familias con niños, por ser veterano de guerra retirado honorablemente o por estado militar, por la presencia de cualquier discapacidad sea de tipo sensorial, mental o física o por el uso de un perro guía o animal de servicio entrenado. El distrito provee acceso igualitario para los “Boy Scouts of America” y otros grupos juveniles designados. El distrito también cumple con la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, Título IX de las Enmiendas Educativas de1972, con la Sección 402 de la Ley de la Readaptación de Veteranos de la Era del Vietnam de 1974, con la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades de 1990, con la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, con la Ley contra la Discriminación por Edad en el Empleo, con la Ley de Protección de Empleados de Edad Mayor y con todas las otras leyes de igualdad de oportunidades a nivel estatal, federal y local. También puede contactar a las siguientes personas en la oficina administrativa del Distrito Escolar de Vancouver, escribiéndoles a PO Box 8937, Vancouver, WA 98668- 8937 o llamando al 360-313-1000: ADA – Kathy Everidge; Título VII, 504 – Kym Tyelyn-Carlson; IDEA – Daniel Bettis; Ley de Acción Afirmativa – Kathy Everidge; Título IX Primaria, Debra Hale, Doug Hood; Título IX Secundaria, Chris Olsen, Doug Hood; Igualdad en los Deportes, Albert Alcantar. Esta notificación se puede proporcionar en el idioma apropiado para las comunidades de origen nacional y para las personas de grupos minoritarios con conocimientos limitados del idioma inglés, poniéndose en contacto con el 360-313-1250.