Aloha High School

March

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Warrior Families,

I’d like to point you to a couple really important pieces within this AHS Newsletter:

  • If you’ve had the pleasure of seeing or meeting Carson, our Sunshine Project, you already know how special this little guy is. Our students and staff have adopted Carson and his family as one of our own and we are working hard to help cover the costs of his ongoing medical expenses. Take a second to read about it all and join the effort.
  • Our production of High School Musical is finally here! Opening night is this Friday, 7:00pm! Let’s pack the house! Check out the detailed information about show times and tickets in this newsletter.
  • We know that everyone is hearing the talk and feeling the buzz around the Coronavirus. It is certainly causing some anxiety in our community and there are lots of reasons to believe we will be dealing with the issue for the foreseeable future. A couple things:
    • The Beaverton School District will continue to push out information and guidance around protecting ourselves. You will find additional information within this newsletter and it is well worth the minute it will take to read through it.
    • We can predict that there will continue to be lots of talk, social media posts, phone calls and stories around this virus. Some will be accurate and helpful and others will be misleading or even intentionally false. Much of our work will be sifting through and appropriately responding to as much of this as we can. We will certainly do our best to be a reliable conduit of good information.
    • The bottom line right now is good personal hygiene.

As always, thank you for being part of our Warrior family and supporting Aloha High School.

Matt Casteel

As a school and as a district we are working tirelessly with the Washington County Department of Health, Oregon Health Authority, and other organizations and resources to monitor and respond to ongoing concerns regarding coronavirus.

One of the most important things we can do as a community to prevent infection and reduce transmission is to practice proper hygiene and infection control.

  • One of the biggest things that we can all do to cut down on infection is frequent and thorough hand hygiene. Remember to always wash your hands before you eat, after you go to the bathroom, and whenever your hands are dirty. Wash your hands under water for at least 10-20 seconds and be sure to clean your palms, in between your fingers, under your nails, and on the back of your hand.
  • Always remember to cover your mouth by coughing and sneezing into your arm, elbow, or a tissue and NOT into your hands.
  • Do not touch or put your fingers in your eyes, nose, mouth, or face. This is how most viral infections enter your body.
  • Finally, if you or your child is sick it’s important to know when to stay at home. If your child has a fever of 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit or greater, if your child has vomited within the past 24 hours, if your child has sudden diarrhea or 3 or more loose/watery bowel movements in 24 hours, a persistent sustained cough or difficulty breathing, or any new undiagnosed rash, rash spreading and increasing in size, or open draining wounds or sores that cannot be covered with a bandage please do not send them to school as all of these symptoms pose a significant infection risk that cannot be treated at school. Additionally, the 3 main symptoms of coronavirus are fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. If you or your child exhibit multiple of these symptoms please do not come to work or school and consult your healthcare provider for further assessment and testing.

By promoting and exercising proper hygiene and infection control we can dramatically reduce the risk and incidence of disease and illness. Please keep these practices close at mind and heart and let’s work together for a healthy community!

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Meet Carson - Our First Sunshine Warrior

Over the past 10 years our Warrior family has helped medically fragile children and their families through the Sparrow organization. This year we are helping Carson and his family in partnership with dollarfor.org. They will be our first Aloha Warrior Sunshine Family.


Carson is four years old and he's won the hearts of our Ohana. He loves singing, pandas and hanging out with our Warriors. He does not like ice-cream - only whipped cream. When Carson was born, he was diagnosed with a very rare disorder called Peter's Anomaly. This is when the front part of the eyes doesn't form correctly causing Carson to be blind. Carson also has Pulmonary Valve Stenosis which is a hole in his heart.


At five months old, Carson got titanium implants in his eyes and he could see for the first time. At two and a half he had open heart surgery at Doernbecher's Hospital. Unfortunately, Carson's body is rejecting his eye implants. With only a few months of partial sight left, he is learning Braille and using his white cane. Carson has had over 40 surgeries on his eyes and 3 on his heart. He will have additional heart surgeries in his future. You would never know that Carson has gone through so much. He is an amazing, happy, vivacious boy who is a joy to be around.


Our Sunshine goals for Carson is to pay off his medical and dental bills

and get Carson a Smart Brailler


Carson and his mom, Megan, came to meet his 1800 new Warrior friends at a recent assembly. Megan graduated from AHS in 2006 and it was great to welcome her back. Carson stole the show and the microphone. He chatted, played games and took pictures with all the students. Carson visits campus regularly and loves to high five and take photos.

Would you or your business like to help Carson?


T-Shirt Fundraiser

We will be selling Carson T-shirts! A $150 donation will get your business advertised on the back of the T-shirt. Please email erin_livingston@beaverton.k12.or.us if you would like to participate.


Donations of any amount

You may donate directly to Carson or provide seed money to help us buy something to sell and multiply your donation. We will sell stickers, Don Chilitos, Jamba Juice, and other lunchtime treats. Gift cards or items to raffle are always helpful. We will advertise and thank you on social media.


Donations can be made online or with a check made out to AHS. Memo: Sunshine Carson.


Make checks out to Aloha High School or

donate online



Direct any questions to AHS Leadership Teacher,

Erin Livingston erin_livingston@beaverton.k12.or.us

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Dollars Add Up

At Dollar For we see each contribution, no matter the amount, as a donation with endless possibilities. The Dollars Add Up Program is the core campaign. It encourages an individual to donate a simple dollar each month, helping to fund the tools and resources we need to relieve medical debt for families. From providing groceries during a time of need to helping supply the means for debt forgiveness, 100% of every dollar donated to Dollar For is give to families in need. Connect with Dollar For
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Come See High School Musical - March 6, 7, 13, 14

Evening performances are at 7:00 pm. Saturday Matinees are at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 Senior citizens, $5 for AHS Students and Staff.

Tickets at https://alohatheatre.booktix.com/


The JOCKS

Troy Bolton………………………………………..Tyler Glowinski

Chad Danforth………………………………….… Chaz Winchester

Zeke Baylor……………………………………….Hernan Castillo

Jason…………………………………………….. Conner Werner

The NERDS

Jack Scott……………………………………………Tyler Koronye

Kelsi Neilson……………………………………..Emma Parr

The THESPIANS

Sharpay Evans………………………………………….Maya Divine

Ryan Evans……………………………………………... TBA

James…………………………………………………Jay McNeil

Susan…………………………………………………...........Samantha Mansell

Cathy……………………………………………...…….Sophie Norris

Alan……………………………………………………..Sam Odormott

Cyndra………………………………...….……………........Joanna Vielmette

The BRAINIACS

Gabriella Montez……………………………………. Madison Baldwin

Taylor Mckessie……………………………………… Jordan Westerdahl

Martha Cox……………………………………. Emily Smith

Kratnoff………………………………………… Ayan Osman

The SKATER DUDES

Ripper………………………………………………….…. Evelyn Vaughn

Mongo…………………………………………………Katie Earle

The ADULTS

Ms. Darbus, drama teacher…………………………Madilyn Dyche

Coach Bolton………………………………………Ian Moore


Ensemble

Marissa Olmstead, Madison Winchester, Alexa Terrado

Raven Koppelman, Francesca Matamoros

Allie Sweatman, Deb Rogers, Maddy Russo, Grace Scott

Olimpia Serrano, Kate Tewksbury, Meagan Tollisen, Christian Umana

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Get College Credit at PCC for CTE Intro Class

Calling all juniors and seniors: PCC is offering a class this spring that you can take for FREE. You will explore careers in welding, auto collision, aviation mechanics, diesel mechanics, and aviation science. The class will begin in April, end in June, and take place every gold day from 1:30-3:30. You would have your 7th period class at PCC. Ttransportation will be provided including Trimet tickets back to your house when the class ends at 3:30. Interested? Please talk with your counselor as soon as possible. Seats for this class will fill up soon!
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Career & Technical Education Fair - March 11

Students and families are invited to the Career & Technical Education Fair on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Merlo Station High School, 1841 SW Merlo Dr., Beaverton, 97003.

The fair is an opportunity to explore career-specific post high school education and training options for high-wage, high-demand careers in the areas of Health, Information Technology (IT), Construction, and Manufacturing. Apprenticeship programs, community colleges, volunteer, travel and direct workforce opportunities will also be represented.

Pop-in sessions will include:

  • Understanding apprenticeship programs
  • Short-term career opportunities of study
  • Resume writing
  • Interview techniques
  • And more…

For more information, please contact Merlo Station High School at (503) 356-3650.

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Kaitlyn Dobler

Congratulations to Aloha's Kaitlyn Dobler - she is your 2019-2020 Swimming State Champion in the 50 meter Freestyle setting a new Oregon State High School Record of 22.30. She also set a new National High School Record for the 100 breaststroke - 58.35. Kaitlyn has wowed everyone throughout her high school career. She will be entering the Olympic trials at the end of June. Good luck Kaitlyn! We are very proud of you!


Special thank you to Jim Newton Photography for the amazing photos.

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Extreme 14 to State Wrestling

The Warriors finished 11th at the state tournament.
Congrats to Kieran McCalpin on finishing 3rd and Colton Fleming finishing 6th.


Girls State Qualifiers

115 Nadeen Ortiz

235 Jennifer Cazares

Boys State Qualifiers

106 Jesus Orea

113 TJ Turner

126 Justin Fisher

132 Jonathan Flores-Garcia

138 Ashton Brock

145 Logan Moore

152 Colton Fleming

160 Payton Volk

160 Trevor McCoy

170 Kieran McCalpin

182 Drew Fritz

182 Julian Martinez

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Aloha High School has a great hands-on construction and wood shop program that provides real-life opportunities to hundreds of students throughout the school year. The Aloha community answered the need of more space by raising $5000 to buy a professional-grade tent to create a covered outdoor work space for larger projects such as masonry and construction of small houses/sheds.


Aloha High School would like to thank the BEF and Warrior community for their generosity. Contributors were Key Event Services $1,508, Inline Commercial Construction $970, The Go Warriors! Endowment Fund $500 and several anonymous contributors. Mr. Brink’s construction class held a ribbon cutting ceremony in the AHS courtyard. If you look carefully under the big blue tent you will recognize one of the smiling faces and Beaverton Mayor, Denny Doyle. (Far right)

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CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

BSD Families:

We wanted to update you regarding novel coronavirus or COVID-19 in Oregon. We are monitoring the situation closely and are in daily contact with our local public health department. There is now one presumptive case of COVID-19 in Oregon. The person has been identified as a Lake Oswego School District employee who lives in Washington County.

Based on current information, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and our local and state public health departments continue to consider that the risk to most Oregonians is low. The Oregon Health Authority has set up a comprehensive webpage that includes statewide tracking of COVID-19.


The Beaverton School District is continuing to take precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and is in the process of stepping up planning and preparation for the potential that COVID-19 could affect our schools. We have no current plans to close or cancel school or classes. You can find updated messaging and resources on our website.

Please be assured that we will provide more information as it becomes available. We are committed to the health and safety of our community.

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