Wildcat Weekly

November 25 - 29, 2019 (Two Day Week)

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This Week's Schedule

Monday, November 25 – B Day


Tuesday, November 26 – A Day


Wednesday, November 27, 2019 – School Closed


Thursday, November 28, 2019 – School Closed


Friday, November 29, 2019 – School Closed


Monday - December 2 – Staff Development Day – No Students

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Upcoming Dates:

December 6 – Westview Unplugged 5:00 –7:00 pm

December 6 – Doubleheader G & B Basketball 5:30 pm & 7:00 pm

December 7 – Breakfast with Santa Rock Creek Church 9-11 am

December 9-13 – Winter Week

December 10 & 11 – Mock Interviews - Library

December 11 & 12 – Musical Vocal Auditions 2:30 pm

December 11 – BSU Night 6:30 – 8:00 pm

December 12 – Band Concert 7:00 pm

December 13 – Musical Dance Auditions

December 13 & 14 Rose City Wrestling

December 14 – Target Kids

December 18 – PTO Meeting N113 6:30 pm

December 18 – Choir Concert 7 & 8:00 pm

December 19 – Musical Call Backs 2:45 pm

December 22 – January 3 – Winter Break

December 26 -28 Fr. JV2, JV B & G Basketball Tournament

January 6 – School Resumes “B” Day

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Mental Health Lessons

We began a discussion around mental health with all of our students during Community classes last Wednesday. We are driven to create a school community that talks about mental health and listens to each other. We acknowledge that many people struggle with their mental health in isolation because it is not comfortable or "okay" to talk about and we want to change that. We want our students to know that we care about all of them and we want them to know it is okay to ask for help. Our student government has filled the halls with resources in a joint effort to work on our mental health as a school. Students and staff have provided ideas to support mental health at Westview that we intend to learn from as we move forward. We invite you to continue these important conversations with your student.
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PTO Positions

Dear Westview Community,

I have enjoyed serving as your PTO President for the past six years. At the end of the school year my youngest graduates! This means we are truly in need of volunteers to join the PTO in leadership positions. We currently have all positions open except President, Secretary and Treasurer. Please read through our descriptions of the various jobs we have available. If you’ve always wanted to do something to help out the school without having to be on campus during the school day, we have opportunities for you! None of these are a large task, individually – but when just three parents are handling all of these alone, it is a lot.

We are looking to fill all of these open positions. If you would like to join us in supporting Westview staff, students, clubs, sports and activities, please read through the attached job descriptions. Then join the Executive Board for our meeting on Wednesday, December 15 , at 6 o’clock PM in the Career Center at Westview, if you would be interested in any of these positions. The General PTO meeting will follow immediately after at 6:30 PM. We always do the meetings back-to-back on the third Wednesday of each month throughout the school year. There are no meetings in December or June.

We expect to vote on adding a Communications Person at this meeting, as multiple people have expressed interest in this job. All other positions are completely open so please come join us, ask questions, get support along the way, and enjoy doing something to help support our school and community!


Warm regards,

Sadie McIntyre

PTO Presdient

You are also welcome to contact our principal, Matt Pedersen, if you have any questions about Westview and it's partnership with the PTO.
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Thank You Westview Theater

Encore!
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Mock Interviews

You’re Invited:

It's time for our annual "Mock Interview” event for all juniors at Westview High School DECEMBER 10th and 11th 2019.


We would be delighted and grateful to have you join us as a mock job interviewer.


If you have not joined us in the past, we will hold over 600 interviews over two days in the school library. To give students a close to real-world experience, interviews are run as if they were applying for an entry-level job.


Mock Interview volunteers are needed from 8:00-11:15 am and
11:45 am-2:30 pm on both Tuesday, December 10 and Wednesday, December 11. Refreshments will be provided.


To volunteer for the mock interviews, you must have a myimpactpage.com profile that is matched with Westview.


To create a myimpactpage.com profile, please submit the District’s Volunteer and Background Check Application as either a Parent/Guardian or Community Member. You will receive a confirmation email as soon as this has been processed and your profile is matched with Westview.


Or, if you already have a myimpactpage.com profile, but it is not matched with Westview, please send an email to update_volunteer_locations@beaverton.k12.or.us.


To sign-up for the perfect Mock Interview shift for your schedule login to your myimpactpage.com profile. Under the opportunities tab, select Westview and then Calendar View.


Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help you with anything. ann_voorhees@beaverton.k12.or.us


Thanks for your consideration. I know your time is valuable, and we really appreciate every effort you make to share it with us during this important annual event at Westview High School.

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Pics from the Week

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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.

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ACE Mentorship Program for Students in Grades 11 & 12 DUE TODAY

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.

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Grad Night

GRAD NIGHT PARTY

(An all night party for 2020 Graduates on June 6th. Hosted by the PTO*)

Tickets $85 until Dec 31! Prices go up to $100 on Jan 1!

Don't Delay! REGISTER NOW at WestviewGradNight.org

Remember, you need to REGISTER & PAY!!

Questions - email westviewgradnighttix@gmail.com


*The activities associated with this event are not sponsored by or affiliated with the Beaverton School District or WHS.

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Technology

New this week on our WHS Technology for Parents and Students Site http://bit.ly/whsfuture:


Digital Citizenship

Information literacy is quickly becoming one of the most important topics to cover in schools across the United States. The threats of fake news, social media misinformation, and lightning-fast information transmission have made digitaltools dangerous to handle — unless you handle them correctly. As your students work on researching topics, it is helpful to remind them of the BSD databases available to them here: http://bit.ly/whsresearch1920 Loaded with librarian approved sources (and access codes for BSD students in the red portion at the bottom of the screen), using these resources will help them navigate confusing informational sources.



Tech Thirty Tuesday?

When we don’t have a full week, we switch Tech Thursday to Tech Tuesday!!! 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!


Cultural Pass

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.

Done with Halloween? How about Thanksgiving decorations?

Think about donating it to our Creation Space! Students could use the costumes for movie making. Always warmly accepting donations of crafts and other art 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.

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College & Career Center

News this week includes details about the following topics and more. Click on the link for additional information.


It's Not Too Late To Apply To College

See the complete list of all Oregon public universities and their application due dates by clicking on the link for the newsletter.


Juniors: The Coolidge Scholarship, Full-ride scholarship covering tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study at any accredited U.S college or university. The top 100 applicants participate in the Coolidge Senators Program which includes an all-expense-paid summit in Washington D.C. and a one-time scholarship of $1,000. Applicants who make it to the Finalist level, but do not ultimately win the full scholarship, receive a one-time finalist scholarship of $5,000. Applicants should have academic excellence, an interest in public policy, humility & service, and be a US citizen or legal permanent resident, and a high school junior. Learn more and apply www.coolidgescholars.org


Juniors and Seniors: Bank of America Student Leaders program recognizes high school students who lead and serve in their own communities and beyond. Students are connected to tools and resources to help make communities better.

  • Work as a paid intern at a local nonprofit for eight weeks
  • Attend a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington DC
  • Develop leadership and career skills
  • Connect with like-minded students

Apply now to January 31, 2020. Visit: bankofamerica.com/studentleaders


Find a list of many volunteer opportunities. Connect with your community and your passion by serving.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Reminders

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Vaping - Please talk with your student

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Yearbook and Senior Portrait Information

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Daily Class/Bell Schedule

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Important Phone Numbers and Support Information

Attendance Phone: 503-356-3022

Main Office Phone: 503-356-3020

Counselor Alpha List:

Mr. Baker (A-Caq) patrick_baker@beaverton.k12.or.us

Ms. Budhi (Car-Fo) amanda_budhi@beaverton.k12.or.us

Mr. Shaw (Fr-Ji) tim_shaw@beaverton.k12.or.us

Mr. Rosser (Jk-Mb) forrest_rosser@beaverton.k12.or.us

Dr. Wright (Mc-Pg). megan_wright@beaverton.k12.or.us

Ms. Stremme (Ph-Sr) tanya_stremme@beaverton.k12.or.us

Ms. Pearson (Ss-Z) hope_pearson@beaverton.k12.or.us

Admin Alpha List:

Mrs. Myers (A-Ji) tina_myers@beaverton.k12.or.us

Mrs. Fitzpatrick (Jo-Pg) diane_fitzpatrick@beaverton.k12.or.us

Mr. Westhora (Ph-Z) david_westhora@beaverton.k12.or.us

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