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LOSD News • February 21, 2020

In this Message:

LOSD Buzzing About Spelling and Geo Bees

Parent Information Night: Deviced!

First Annual Safety Symposium

Make Your Impact: Apply for a Board-Appointed Committee

School Board Meeting

Student Investment Account Update

Elementary Boundary Review in Progress

Proposed City-LOSD Recreation Aquatic Center Feedback and Considerations

Last Call for Tickets to SASEE Award Dinner

About to Go! Get Tickets for Foundation Gala

Foundation Accepting Board Applications

Registration Open for All New Students

School-Related Info:

  • Lakeridge Performing Arts Presents Macbeth
  • How to Create Inclusive Communities

Community Info:

  • Hunger Fighters Could Use Donations
  • Young Men's Service League New Member Meeting
  • Lake Oswego Youth Lacrosse Registration
  • Lake Oswego Little League Registration
Regular Reminders:
  • Get Social with LOSD
  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • What's New at Community School?

LOSD Buzzing About Spelling and Geo Bees

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the Spelling and Geo (Geography) Bees at our elementary and middle schools. The students who won the bees from their respective schools will continue on to represent LOSD in the regional bees. Way to go!

Spelling Bee School Champions:

Charlotte Cory, Forest Hills

Iris Vanderlip, Westridge

John Kong, River Grove

Justin Zou, Hallinan

Olivia McCourt, Lake Grove

Sofia Motika, Oak Creek

Alex Zou, Lake Oswego Middle School

Justin Rim, Lakeridge Middle School

The Spelling Bee school champions will advance on to the Pamplin Media Group Regional Spelling Bee to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC.

Geo Bee School Champions:

Brandon Perlewitz, Forest Hills

Elizabeth Roberts, Westridge

Felix Wang, Lake Grove

Lada Chamine, River Grove

Mark Adamenko, Oak Creek

Reed Farkas, Hallinan

Albert Wang, Lake Oswego Middle School

Jack Andrews, Lakeridge Middle School

The Geo Bee school champions take a proctored online qualifying test and the top 100 ranked students in each state qualify to represent their school at the state level Geography Bee competition. State champions then travel to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. to compete in the national championship.

Parent Information Night: Deviced! Coming Up

All parents and guardians are welcome to attend the parent information night, "Deviced!”

Tuesday, Feb. 25

6-7:30 p.m.

Lake Oswego High School Auditorium

Free of charge

Doreen Dodgen-Magee will be providing parent education about the health of children in relation to technology. Doreen Dodgen-Magee, Psy.D. is an award winning author, speaker, and psychologist. She has traveled the globe researching and speaking about how technology affects our brains and bodies, our relationships, and the development of our sense of self. She is the author of Deviced! Balancing Life and Technology in a Digital World, which was awarded the 2019 gold nautilus prize for psychology.

First Annual LOSD Safety Symposium

All parents, guardians and community residents are invited to attend LOSD's first annual Safety Symposium.

Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020

6-9:15 p.m.

Lakeridge High School Auditorium

The symposium, intended for mature audiences, will provide critical information from professionals covering important safety measures in digital media, gun storage and e-cigarettes.

Graphic promoting committee applications

Interested in getting involved? If so, consider serving on one of the district and board-appointed advisory committees. As part of its continuous efforts to increase communication with the public and to provide for citizen involvement, the School Board appoints advisory committees to consider matters of district-wide importance. Committees meet monthly, September through May.

Committee members are appointed to serve two-year terms, except SSPAC is three-year term. For terms beginning in June 2020, please complete and submit the attached application to the chair of the committee or principal of the SAC of interest to you by Friday, April 3. Applications will be reviewed, and recommendations sent to the Board for appointments on Monday, April 27. Applicants will be notified by the following week.

School Board Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, Feb. 24, 2020

LOSD Administration Building

Live streaming and archived video of School Board meetings

Agenda Summary:

I. Contract Review Board - 5:45 pm

II. School Board Working Session - approx. 6:00 pm

See the full agenda and supporting materials here.

Student Investment Account Update

Considerations for LOSD's Student Investment Account grant proposal will be discussed at the upcoming board meeting on Monday, Feb. 24. Student, teacher and staff, and parent feedback from the last Student Success Act (SSA) survey conducted last month has helped inform the development of the grant proposal.

Elementary Boundary Review In Progress

The Boundary Review Committee is continuing to evolve it's proposal. The committee discussed at length feedback shared from the first Open House, and began working on the next iteration of the boundaries during the work session this past week.

They will continue working on Draft #4 of the proposal at the boundary review committee meeting Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6-8 p.m. in the Staff Development Room on the Lake Oswego High School Campus. Draft #4 will be posted next Friday, and presented at the second Open House on Wednesday, Mar. 4, 6-8 p.m. at Lake Oswego High School.

To view the most current iteration of the boundary map (and past drafts), as well as meeting materials, minutes and Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the boundary landing page on

Proposed City-LOSD Recreation Aquatic Center Feedback and Considerations

Proposed recreation aquatic center feedback and considerations from the user group input sessions and Open House was shared at the City of Lake Oswego's Parks Board meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The same material will be discussed at the upcoming LOSD School Board meeting on Monday, Feb. 24.

For more information, click on the the pool landing page on to review the proposed concept, frequently asked questions and feedback form.

Last Call for Tickets to SASEE Award Dinner

Join us in honoring individuals in our education community who create positive change in the world. Each year the Lake Oswego Rotary recognizes outstanding educators, support staff, students and citizen volunteers at its SASEE Awards Dinner. SASEE stands for Service Above Self in Educational Excellence.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

5:30 p.m.

Tualatin Country Club

9145 SW Tualatin Rd., Tualatin

To purchase your ticket, go to

About to Go! Get Tickets for Foundation Gala

You are Cordially Invited! Please join us for our inaugural Foundation Gala – an evening dedicated to our wonderful community and the amazing schools we support. We look forward to celebrating with you!

First Annual Foundation Gala, a celebration of education

March 7, 2020

6:30 - 10 p.m.

Ironlight, 525 3rd Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Buy Tickets

p.s. We know this is the same date as Lake Grove’s Cougar Day and Oak Creek’s Coyote Day. We hope you are still able to join us for a fun evening.

Foundation Accepting Board Applications

Are you interested in contributing to a dynamic volunteer organization dedicated to advancing our community's commitment to educational excellence? Please consider applying for the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation Board of Directors.

The Foundation is seeking parents/guardians, students and community residents to serve on its Board of Directors. Board members must demonstrate a commitment to the Foundation, the School District and the Lake Oswego community.

The term for new board members will begin June 2020. Board members commit to a two-year term and may serve up to three terms. Please click HERE to download. The application provides more information about being a board member.

Interested people should submit applications by Friday, March 6, 2020. The Nominating committee will review applications and conduct interviews in March. Please send your completed application via email to or mail it to Lake Oswego Schools Foundation, PO Box 70, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

Registration Open for All New Students

Help spread the word! Online registration is open as of Jan. 22 for all students who will be new to LOSD in the 2020-2021 school year. If you know anyone who is new to the area, please be sure to tell them.
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Lakeridge Performing Arts Presents Macbeth

Enjoy the talented Lakeridge High School students perform William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

February 20, 21, and 22 at 7 p.m.

February 22 at 2 p.m.

Lakridge High School Auditorium

Reserve your tickets

How to Create Inclusive Communities

River Grove Elementary is hosting a conversation night, "Beyond Invitation: How Do We Create Inclusive Communities."

Thursday, Mar. 5

6-7:30 p.m.

RIver Grove Elementary School

5850 SW McEwan Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

All are welcome to join in the conversation.

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Hunger Fighters Could Use Donations

Hunger Fighters operates a food pantry in Lake Oswego that provides basic food and hygiene items at no charge to families and individuals in the Lake Oswego community. The pantry could user more donations; it accepts ALL non-expired donations, but the most needed items right now are:

Canned pears, peaches, pineapple
White and brown rice, rice meals (i.e. Rice-A-Roni)
Pasta sauce
Tomato paste, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes
Canned chicken
Mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup
Peanut butter and jam

Toothpaste and floss

TP and paper towels

Donations can be delivered on Saturdays between 1-3 p.m. The pantry operates out of the house that is green, which is located behind the Lake Oswego High School campus, 2301 Hazel Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.

Young Men's Service League New Member Meeting

Is your son a student in the class of 2024 looking to find ways to give back to the community? Young Men's Service League (YMSL) will soon be accepting new members.

YMSL is an all-inclusive, non-profit organization that encourages young men and their mothers to work alongside each other to assist, serve and support those who are in need in our community. Please mark your calendar for the informational New Members Meeting.

Sunday, Mar. 1

7 pm

Chuck's Place 148 SW B Ave.

For more detailed information, please visit our website:

Lake Oswego Youth Lacrosse Registration

It's the oldest and fastest growing sport! And, it's time to register for youth lacrosse. All Lake Oswego students register for the same program through LOSD Community School. Registration is open through March 1.

Lake Oswego Little League Registration

It's time to register for spring baseball. Visit Lake Oswego Little League (LOLL) to register:

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Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage

LOSD has ramped up its social media presence. Please join us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LOSD_Proud


Parents who have concerns about a student’s well-being are encouraged to reach out to their principal, and to maintain strong lines of communication and partnership between students, families, staff, and other resources.

SafeOregon is also an effective way to report a tip regarding safety threats or potential acts of violence to our students or schools.

(Students should also be aware that intentionally providing a false report is a serious offense.)

Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App

Stay connected to the district and your school(s) and receive urgent notifications by subscribing to the Lake Oswego Schools App.

What's New at Community School?

The LOSD Community School offers enrichment and athletic programs, and activities for students of all ages including robotics, STEM, arts, language, and theater.

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