January 13 - 17, 2020
This Week's Schedule
Monday, January 13 - A Day
Lacrosse Player/Parent Meeting 6:30 pm
Tuesday, January 14 - B Day
Wednesday, January 15 – A Day – College Day
PTO Meeting 6:30 pm
Westling vs. Aloha 6:00 pm
Thursday, January 16 - B Day
Swimming vs. Beaverton 4:00 pm
Friday, January 17 – A Day – PRIDE Friday
B Basketball vs. Southridge 7:00 pm
G Basketball @ Southridge 7:00 pm
January 20 – MLK Jr. Day – School Closed
January 21 – Final 8th 1-2:30 pm
January 22 – Finals 1 & 3 Period
January 22 – College Financial Planning Night
January 23 – Finals 4 & 6 Period
January 24 – Finals 5 & 7 Period
January 24 – Softball Auction - 6:00 pm
January 25 - Hall of Fame Banquet
January 27 – Grading Day – No Students
January 27 - Youth Cheer Camp
January 30 – "Give My Regards to Broadway" 7:00 pm
Welcome Arvira Collins
Arvira will be joining our Westview team as our principal's secretary. She has 15 years of experience working in education from her time in Arizona and the Oregon City School District. She has been a para educator, an attendance secretary, a district Synergy trainer, and a principal's secretary. We look forward to welcoming Arvira to our Westview community!
Hall of Fame
Westview High School proudly presents: the induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame Class of 2020, to be held on Saturday, January 25th, from 5:30-8:30 PM at Westview.
To celebrate 25 years, provide an opportunity to remember and reflect, as well as celebrate with our community, Westview convened a Hall of Fame Committee, which selected four inductees for our inaugural class:
Aparna Bole (Née: Vijayaraghavan), ‘96 (Middle: Five Oaks, Elementary: Elmonica)
Len Case, Founding Principal
Trevor Crowe, ‘02 (Middle: Five Oaks, Elementary: Rock Creek)
Jaime Nared*, ‘14 (Middle: Stoller, Elementary: Bethany)
*Note: due to her professional basketball scheduling committments, Jaime may not be able to attend
This semi-formal, ticketed event is $15, which includes a three course dinner prepared by head chef Sarah Wong (who starred on Food Network’s “Chopped”) and her Culinary Arts students. Musical entertainment will be provided by Westview’s Jazz Band.
Hello Parents and Students,
This is a friendly reminder about the student parking lot located on the South side of the building. The purpose for the student parking lot is just for student drivers who have parking passes and assigned spaces. The student parking lot is not for dropping off students or picking them up. If you need to drop off students or pick them up, that should be done on the North side of the building. Please refer to the following diagram to better understand the flow for traffic.
Overall, parents, visitors, and student drivers need to drive carefully, respectfully, and courteously. Be patient, there are lots of people coming and going all at the same time. We all want to get there as fast as we can, but sometimes, we need to just enjoy the journey.
Game Management Needed
FROM OUR PTO
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!
PTO Support Drive
Westview High School PTO
2019-2020 Support Our School Drive
While many students at Westview are involved in sports and activities, well supported by our Westview community, every one of our students needs our support to graduate and succeed in the future. We try not to take away from all of our clubs, sports, and other groups, by hosting car washes, bake sales, or dine out nights; instead we ask that you consider contributing once per school year.
The PTO receives requests from different programs and teachers throughout the year, and we do everything we can to fulfill all of these requests - from graduation mentor program support, to the science department, to the arts. We have helped teachers afford supplies for the classroom and assisted in funding to support field trips. With the end of the calendar year fast approaching, please consider giving today.
Our suggested contribution is $20/student, but please give anything you can - every dollar helps!
We are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization and your donation may be tax deductible. Please consider making a contribution today! Make checks payable to: "Westview PTO" no amount is too small! Mail to: Westview High School * ATTN: Westview PTO * 4200 NW 185th Ave. * Portland, OR 97229 or Contribute right now online
Smarter Balanced Test Update
Last spring, students in grades 3 – 8 and 11 in the Beaverton School District and throughout Oregon took the state tests (Smarter Balanced) in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
In addition to content standards, these assessments are designed to measure critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. The test results provide you, our schools, our district and the state with information about how well we are preparing our students for their next steps including college and career readiness.
Our students will take these tests once between January and June 2020. House Bill 2655 permits parents and adult students to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math by submitting a form to the school the student attends. The school shall provide any student who is exempted from a state test with supervised study time while other students are testing.
Here is a link to additional information: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/assessment/Documents/Opt-Out_Form_2019-20.pdf
Senior Portraits 2020
SENIORS & PARENTS of SENIORS,
WHS Yearbook has extended the deadline for submitting senior portraits. The second and FINAL deadline is January 6, 2020. Please follow the guidelines for how to submit your portraits and what they should look like by going to the Westview website, look under Activities, click on the Yearbook tab, and follow the portrait instructions and guidelines.
DISCLOSURE: You may have to give us a couple of weeks to process the emails due to the extremely large volume of them we receive on the deadline date.
Senior Recognition Ads are due December 20, 2019….go to the Jostens website or go to the Westview website, look under Act, click on the Yearbook link, and click on the SENIOR RECOGNITION AD tab. A link to Jostens is at the bottom of that page if you are interested in purchasing one.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
*The activities associated with this event are not sponsored by or affiliated with the Beaverton School District or WHS.
New this week on our WHS Technology for Parents and Students Site http://bit.ly/whsfuture:
Chromebook Downloads Wiped (Again) on 12/20.
Click here for the information that went out to students, and how it may affect projects you have assigned for winter break.
Most students were given new WCCLS library cards this week.
These new cards have awesome benefits for research, tutoring support, and eBook reading. Please share with your students, and help them access all the resources they need to succeed today! Click here for more information.
Westview PAWS and Manufacturing After School Clubs
These clubs are looking for preowned working sewing machines and other sewing related supplies and materials, especially material remnants. If you know of anyone that has one or more, would be willing to donate it, please send them our way. it is appreciated. If you use social media, can you please get the word out! If you have any sewing experience and would like to show off your skills please reply.
College & Career Center
College Financial Planning for College by Tim Tank of Morgan Stanley Wed. Jan. 22, 6:30-8:30pm at WHS. This presentation, is a great starting point for parents to get informed about the costs and opportunities associated with planning for college. The college admission process and financial planning process are connected and with the right strategy you could potentially lower the cost of attendance for your student. Sources of funds, unique education planning strategies, and how college financial planning fits into your comprehensive financial planning strategy will be covered.
JUNIOR openings in ASPIRE: What Happens After High School? There are so many options, college, technical training, straight to career, military, Gap Year, and financing some of these options seems so difficult. Volunteer Aspire mentors can help students research and plan. Students can get help with college and career options, scholarships and financial aid, admissions application completion, essay writing, college research, and more.
ASPIRE Mentoring takes place during the school day.
ASPIRE mentors are free and available to all juniors.
Sign up in the College Career Center or email email@example.com
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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.
Options School Application for 2020-2021 Now Open
The Beaverton School District will offer Open Enrollment for students living within the BSD service area for the 2020-21 school year at the schools listed below.
Applications for Open Enrollment will be available in English and Spanish at each school and at the Administration Center, 16550 SW Merlo Rd., and will be accepted from Monday, December 9, 2019 through Tuesday, January 21, 2020 prior to 2:00 p.m. Students may only apply to two schools. Applications to more than two (2) buildings will be denied. Completed applications should be returned to the school for which the student is applying.
Elementary Schools (# of open slots):
- Errol Hassell (20)
- Fir Grove (30)
- Kinnaman (15)
- Sexton Mountain (10)
- Terra Linda (12)
Middle Schools: No slots available at middle school
High Schools (# of open slots):
- Beaverton HS (40)
- Southridge HS (40)
Principals will make the final determination as to what grade levels will be filled with these Open Enrollment slots.
There are some important factors families must consider when applying for a 2020-21 Open Enrollment transfer:
- Student must maintain attendance at 92% or greater; no more than one minor suspension per academic year; no suspension greater than five days, and no expulsions.
- Transportation to the new school is the responsibility of the family. Buses do not travel from the resident school to the open enrollment school; however, occasionally the student may live close to the attendance boundary of the open enrollment school. In this case, parents must submit a written request by completing a “Transportation Service Request" form.
- Approval is for the duration of the current school level only (i.e., elementary, middle or high school).
- There is no guarantee of sibling applications being approved.
- Commitment to attend any school should be for the entire academic year.
- A lottery system may have to be implemented if there are more applications than allocations available.
- Copies of the completed applications will be distributed by the receiving school principal, pending a letter or conversation with the parent/guardian of the student.
Parents will be informed of the decisions by the principal of the school applied to within one week after the conclusion of the open enrollment period. Parents will need to confirm acceptance at that time.
Contact your school if you have any questions regarding the process.
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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) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Budhi (Car-Fo) email@example.com
Mr. Shaw (Fr-Ji) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Rosser (Jk-Mb) email@example.com
Dr. Wright (Mc-Pg). firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Stremme (Ph-Sr) email@example.com
Ms. Pearson (Ss-Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mrs. Myers (A-Ji) email@example.com
Mrs. Fitzpatrick (Jo-Pg) firstname.lastname@example.org
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