November 4 - 8, 2019
November 9 – Choir out for Retreat
November 9 - Westview Band Run/Walk
November 9 – Veterans Breakfast 8:00 – 10:00 am
November 11 – Veteran’s Day - School Closed
November 13 – National Sports Signing Day 2:45 pm SC
November 18 – Winter sports begin
November 18 -22 – Gratitude messages to friends
November 20 – PTO Meeting 6:30 pm N113
November 21 - Winter Sports Parent Night 5:45 pm Main Gym
November 21-23 – Fall Play "The Beaux' Stratagem" 7:00 pm
November 23 – Band to Seattle
November 27 – 29 School Closed – Thanksgiving Holiday
December 2 – Staff Development Day – No Students
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.
Westview Band Run/Walk
Join us for the 1st Annual Westview Band 5k Run/Walk!
This fun run/walk will be held on Saturday, November 9th, starting and ending at Westview High School, Beaverton Oregon. The course starts at Westview, follows the lovely THPRD trails, and crosses the finish line to a pep band celebrating you! With your help and support, we can make this an annual event.
Our mission is simple: To help keep music education equitable for ALL who want to participate… while remaining small, affordable, and fun!
For more than twenty years, the Award Winning Westview High School Band Program has provided students with the invaluable opportunity to develop a lifelong love of music in a creative, collaborative environment. Our annual budget is funded in part through fundraising activities and the remainder must be paid through band member/family financial participation. WBAPO is proud to fund many scholarships for students through our fundraising efforts.
ACE Mentorship Program for Students in Grades 11 & 12
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.
Honors Diploma Applicants
Senior students interested in earning the Westview Honors Diploma in the spring must get their Service Learning applications approved before counting hours. The deadline for turning in Service Learning applications is Friday, November, 8th. Please see Mrs. Ferris in the Upper North Teacher Cluster for an application.
On Sunday, Nov. 3rd, we lose an hour and it will be darker earlier. With shorter days this time of year, all road users should be extra alert to see each other. Here are some suggestions to help everyone stay safe on the road.
- Wear bright, reflective clothing when walking or biking. Walk with eyes and ears open and alert, and don't assume people driving will see you. Make eye contact before crossing in front of vehicles, and don’t wear headphones or text while crossing the street.
- Cyclists should make sure to have lights and wear helmets — it is the law, and it helps people see you and helps keep you safe. Using a bike lane does not guarantee safety, so remain vigilant in traffic.
- Driving or biking? Use extra caution and slow down in the dark and in the rain. Always be alert for people on foot or bike at intersections, crosswalks (marked and unmarked), bike lanes and in school zones. Do not text and drive — it’s against the law, carries steep fines and is unsafe for all road users.
When more people walk, bike and take the bus, it makes the route to school safer, less congested and more fun for everyone. Thank you for being a safe road user.
We have made changes to the Chromebook Damage/Loss Program that are effective immediately. These changes were made to provide a more consistent and equitable District-provided technology experience for our students across our schools. The language to the Damage/Loss Program has been updated on the district web page where the Chromebook Information is stored. The text to the Damage/Loss Program is also included below.
Summary of the changes:
• The Chromebook chargers/power cords and styli are now covered in the Damage/Loss Program.
• First incident of accidental damage or loss to the charger or stylus is covered. No charge.
• Second and subsequent incidents of accidental damage or loss to the charger or stylus will result in the following charges:
• Charger: $10.00
• Stylus: $5.00
For more information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, see the district's Chromebook page here.
A HUGE THANK YOU to our community and BEF for our Creation Station Reboot:
Last year I wrote a grant requesting supplies for our Creation Station, and our community came through! Our Beaverton Education Foundation grant for $1000 was delivered at the end of last year, and our supplies have not only come in, but have been sorted into a real space students can use (US216). The grant supplied us with:
Hundreds of markers
A Cricut Maker machine (able to cut everything from balsa wood to material, as well as vinyl and paper) with additional supplies
3 Worx electronic cardboard cutters
Masking tape (normal and rainbow)
A button maker with materials for 1000 buttons
3d filament (glow in the dark, metallic, and more)
In addition, we have had overwhelming donations from our community of slightly used or perfectly new crafting supplies including:
hundreds of sheets of craft paper
cooling paper stamps and ink pads
paper cutters of various forms
die cut letters
5 different size/style Fiskar cutting boards (cuts circles, straight lines, etc.)
AND...our space also includes the FutureReady offerings of:
12 Sphero robots
8 Ollie robots
1 Lulzbot printer with filament now available for students with school related projects
18 Ozobot robots with full teacher kit
300 sheets plus of different vinyl removable sticker material
25 iPads loaded with all of the apps that you could possibly need
3 green screens (1 with studio lights)
And much more that hasn’t even been unboxed including holiday stickers, stamps, and numerous holiday and blanks cards with envelopes.
A HUGE THANK YOU to BEF and our community for fulfilling out grant request, and for the abundance of donations from crafters far and wide (keep them coming!).
Done with Halloween? Don’t know what to do with your costume?
Think about donating it to our Creation Space! Students could use the costumes for movie making. Always warmly accepting donations of crafts and other arts supplies as well.
College & Career Center
The College Career Center News this week includes information on a student OSAC workshop opportunity. Students bring their Chromebooks Thursday, Nov. 7th at 1:05 and can begin the single application for over 600 scholarships and $17 million in awards.
Jiffy Lube is offering multiple scholarships to seniors in Oregon and Washington. Students complete an essay on "What Drives You." More details in the newsletter.
Free admission applications for PSU, WOU, and SOU for students attending the on-site admissions events at WHS Nov. 5th, 6th, and 22nd. Sign up in the College Career Center
Photos From the Week
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
Vaping - Please talk with your student
Yearbook and Senior Portrait Information
Daily Class/Bell Schedule
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
Admin Alpha List:
Mrs. Myers (A-Ji) email@example.com
Mrs. Fitzpatrick (Jo-Pg) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Westhora (Ph-Z) email@example.com
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