Tiger Beat October 21st, 2022



Big picture

Do you know a current Bandon staff member who has made a difference in your life, the life of a child, or to the community? It can be any employee: a teacher, or an educational assistant, a bus driver or a secretary or a food service worker, an administrator or a custodian. Our district is filled with great staff!

Visit our website at www.bandon.k12.or.us and click on the Bandon Distinguished Tiger Award Nomination Form link. Complete the fillable form, and add no more than one page to the form explaining why you believe this Bandon staff member deserves the Bandon Distinguished Tiger Award. Be persuasive! Give it your all! Tell us as many details as you can about the staff member and what makes them deserving of this award.

Return completed form and one page essay to the following:

Joseph Bain

PO Box 659

Bandon, OR 97411

#OneTeamOneMission #CommUnity #Valued

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Speech Team Tournament

The Speech and Debate team had their first tournament this last weekend, and 16 of our 20-person team competed! All of the kids have been hard at work over the last four weeks preparing for this tournament and they gave their all against 6 other schools in Southern Oregon.

Some rounds were separated by first-time competitors (novice) and returning competitors (open), if an event is not listed as a novice or open below, it means first-time competitors competed against returners.

Here are the results from our first tournament:

  • Sidda Radcliffe - 1st place Novice Prose
  • Maya Tulles - 1st place Dramatic Interpretation
  • Daniel Cabrera - 1st place Open Prose
  • Daniel Cabrera - 1st Place Humorous Interpretation
  • Kenny McMillen - 1st Place Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Tyler Eickhoff - 3rd Place Humorous Interpretation
  • Maya Tulles - 4th place Open Impromptu (previously misreported as 5th)

And then we swept Duos(!):

  • Kenny and Felicia McMillen - 1st place
  • CJ Kilcoyne and Matthew Stack - 2nd place
  • Sam Tiffee and Georgie Brown - 3rd place

Congratulations to our BHS Speech Team and a huge shoutout to their dedicated and hardworking leader, Ms. Ashley Pearson!


  • Speech and Debate club is having a bake sale this Sunday, October 23rd, from 9 am - 1 pm at McKay's. All treats are by donation. All funds go towards hotel and tournament costs!

Big picture

Homecoming Court

During half-time at the football game on Friday, October 14th the BHS homecoming court was announced and the King and Queen were crowned. Congratulations to King William Panagakis and Queen Samantha Tiffee.
Big picture
BHS students and staff wore pink on October 18th, to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

OSU Representative

On October 28th @ noon a representative from Oregon State University will be in the commons area, students are invited to stop by if they are interested in learning more about their university offerings.


Yearbooks- Order early to receive a discount. If purchased by December 16th, $20.00, January 4th - March 17th, $30 orders after March 17th will be $40. Yearbooks will be delivered in June 2023, before the school year lets out. Please see Ms. Pearson for an order form.


Our school is utilizing the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts, and more. You can participate in this free service by texting “Y or Yes” to our schools short code number 67587.


Big picture

BHS Volleyball Senior Night

On Thursday, October 13th the whole gym shouted and cheered for our one and only senior on the volleyball team, Abby Smash Weston! Abby was accompanied by her parents Dave and Priscilla Weston and her brother Jacob Weston. We are proud of you Abby Smash!
Big picture

Girls Basketball

Girl's Basketball begins on Oct 24. If your student is interested in participating, please sign them up on Family ID.


You can also sign up for any other sport that your student may want to play later in the year. Boys Basketball begins after winter break.

Student hand book

All of our students should have recently signed a behavior agreement form that acknowledges that they have reviewed the student handbook, and know what the behavior expectations are at HLMS. We would appreciate it if you could take a moment to review the student hand book (link below) as well.
Student Hand Book

Please take some time to review our student handbook with your student. We would particularly like you to remind your student of our expectations with regards to cell phones and appropriate technology use.

Please fill out the below conference link no later than October 21st.

Big picture

7th/8th Grade Conferences

7th/8th grade conferences are targeted only. If your student has failing grades, we will reach out to you to schedule a conference. If your student does not meet the criteria for a targeted conference, but you would still like to come and chat with teachers, please give our office a call to schedule a time.

Cell Phone Policy

Just a reminder, students are not allowed to have cell phones out during school hours. We require them to be kept off and in their locker or backpack during the day. This includes breaks and at lunch. Please encourage your student to come to the office or their teachers if they have a concern or need help instead of reaching out to you via cell phone during the day. This way we can help make sure that all your student's needs are being met. We have a student phone available in the commons that is always available.

School Sponsored Events

Community Events

HLMS Staff participating in the district wide Pink Out

Big picture


Big picture

Wearing PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Big picture
Big picture

Jog a thon!

Our goal was to raise $15,000 towards our TREK for TECH. Our students ran a total of 1,793 laps and pledged over $17,000!

Money will be collected starting Monday, October 17th before school (8:00am-8:25am) in the front office. Money can also be turned in at the office by an adult at any time during the day (8:15am-4:00pm).

The deadline for money collection to be eligible for incentive rewards is November 10th.

Big picture
Big picture

Character Strong

The Character Focus for the month of October is Responsiblity.


Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture