Hello from ACMA

January 2019

Message from Principal Paige


First Friday Coffee with the Principal - OK.... really the 2nd Friday

Join Principal Paige for coffee on Friday, January 11th at 7:30am in the PAC lobby. Hear what is happening in the halls and classrooms of ACMA. Coffee is provided each month by our local Starbucks.

PTO Meeting this Tuesday, January 8th

With school back in session and all of us slowly getting back into routine we wanted to remind you that tomorrow is the second Tuesday of the month and we're having our PTO meeting in the library from 7pm-8pm.

In addition, our all school fundraiser; the Spectacular Showcase, will be here before we know it! We'll be meeting right before our PTO meeting at 6pm to discuss the event, what needs we need help with (during the event, things that can be done at home, planning and more), and suggestion and feedback to make this showcase a success! Students are encouraged to attend to offer their input and ways they can help!

Hope to see you tomorrow at the ACMA's Spectacular Showcase meeting at 6pm and/or PTO meeting at 7pm. As always, if you have any questions, please let us know. ACMAPTO@gmail.com

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ACMA Blue Box

Jan. 10 & 11 at 7:00pm

Jan. 12 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.


Written by William Shakespeare.

Adapted by ACMA student Esme Fife-Adams.

Artwork by ACMA student Bethany Kemper.

What if your not-so-beloved father died under mysterious circumstances but came back and told you to kill your favorite uncle? Prince Hamlet, a conflicted college student, has always had a difficult relationship with his father the king. King Hamlet often negatively compared Hamlet to the much more heroic, and macho, Laertes, son of chief advisor Polonius. Now that King Hamlet is gone, the prince must deal with those feelings, and they plummet him, and the kingdom, into a dark, confusing place. Who will survive?

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No School January 21st & 28th

January 21st - Martin Luther King Jr Day/Holiday
January 28th - Teacher Grading Day for Semester 1

Junior Thespian Play Day

Saturday, January 19

11 am - 4 pm at ACMA

Open to all middle schoolers, this fun event is the mid year Junior Thespian event where you create a play in a day with other middle school students from around Oregon! Come and play!

How Much: FREE for all students!

Lunch: Students need to bring a lunch

Sign up sheet in the PAC

Student Choreography Showcase - January 31st

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January Events

  • Tue Jan 8th - PTO Meeting 7pm (Library)
  • Thu Jan 10th - Opening of "Hamlet" 7pm (PAC)
  • Fri Jan 11th - Coffee with Principal Paige 7:30am (PAC)
  • Fri Jan 11th - "Hamlet" 7pm (PAC)
  • Sat Jan 12th - "Hamlet" 2pm & 7pm (PAC)
  • Tue Jan 15th - Capstone Lunch Schedule, Seniors meet with advisors.
  • Thu Jan 17th - Double Access Day for students
  • Mon Jan 21st - NO SCHOOL - Holiday, MLK Day
  • Tue Jan 22nd - Open Mic Night - 6:00pm (Blue Box)
  • Thu Jan 24th - Double Access Day for students
  • Fri Jan 25th - Last day of Semester One
  • Sat Jan 26th - Winter Formal in PAC
  • Mon Jan 28th - NO SCHOOL - Grading Day/No Students
  • Tue Jan 29th - First Day of Semester Two
  • Thu Jan 31st - Student Choreography Showcase 7pm (PAC)
  • Fri Feb 1st - First Friday Coffee with Principal 7:30pm (PAC)

Please refer to the ACMA Master Calendar on our web site.

Calling All Alumni!

Are you an Arts & Communication Magnet Academy Alumni? If so, we want to hear from you! A lot is happening at ACMA and we want to include you! In June, the school building will be torn down and rebuilt. Keep February 1st open for an opportunity for alumni to visit the campus and reminisce. Your information will be kept confidential and only be used for occasional alumni outreach, we promise not to bombard you with spam or ask you for money. Please fill out our ACMA Alumni Survey at the following link and pass along to other Alumni: http://ow.ly/bUdQ30mNP1W

Immunization Deadline Is Coming Soon...

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Student Survey - FILL IN INFO

Student Survey

High school students will be surveyed this year by accessing a link in their Career Information System (CIS) account. The survey will be available in English and Spanish. The survey window is February 4-June 14.

Please communicate the following to parents prior to the survey.

Student Survey

  • Each year the District surveys students, staff, and parents to gather information for planning, program evaluation, and assessment of progress on the District's Strategic Plan.

  • The student survey takes about 20 minutes during the regular school day. The data gathered from the survey are anonymous; your child will not put his/her name or other identifying information on the survey. Like other surveys, results will be presented only about groups.. No individual data will be reported.

  • Student surveys of middle and high schools include three optional questions for students to identify their gender, ethnicity / race, and sexual orientation. These questions allow for additional levels of analysis of questions on inclusion, safety and bullying.

  • Your child may skip questions or stop filling out the survey at any time. Refusing to participate or withdrawing from the survey does not affect your child's grades or class standing in any way. If you or your child does not want to participate, your child can read or do some other activity while his or her classmates complete the survey.

  • A copy of the survey is available from your child's school and is posted at


  • After reviewing the survey, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify <insert school contact information>.

Spanish version:

Encuesta Anual de Estudiantes

  • Cada año, el distrito lleva a cabo encuestas para los estudiantes y el personal con el fin de obtener información para la planificación y la evaluación del programa así como del progreso del Plan Estratégico del Distrito.

  • La encuesta de estudiantes toma aproximadamente 20 minutos durante el día escolar. La información que obtengamos de la encuesta es anónima; su hijo no incluirá su nombre o cualquier información de identificación en la encuesta. Al igual que otras encuestas, los resultados que se presentan son sólo acerca de los grupos. No se proporcionará información de su estudiante.

  • Las encuestas del estudiante de las escuelas de secundaria y preparatoria incluyeron tres preguntas opcionales para los estudiantes identificar su género, grupo étnico/raza, e inclinación sexual. Estas preguntas permiten niveles de análisis adicionales en cuanto a la inclusión, la seguridad y la intimidación.

  • Su hijo puede no contestar las preguntas o dejar de contestar la encuesta en cualquier momento. El negarse a participar en la encuesta o no terminar de contestarla, no afecta las calificaciones o rango de su hijo. Si usted o su hijo no quieren participar, su hijo puede leer o hacer alguna otra actividad, mientras que sus compañeros de clase completan la encuesta.

  • Una copia en blanco de la encuesta, está disponible en la escuela de su hijo y se encuentra publicada en


  • Después de revisar la encuesta, si usted no quiere que su hijo participe, por favor notifique a <insert school contact information>

BSD Clothes Closet

The Clothes Closet is located across from the Human Resources entrance of the BSD Administration Office at 16550 SW Merlo Rd. There are donation boxes outside on the covered deck area.
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Senior Yearbook Submission Guidelines

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Canvas Crash Course for Parents

CANVAS, a great tool for parents, students, and teachers. For a "Crash Course" check out Mr Reed's presentation on how best to use this program!

Stay Healthy this Cold & Flu Season

Cold and flu season has already begun, but there are things you can do to keep yourself and your children healthier. Prevention measures include washing your hands frequently, getting lots of rest, drinking plenty of fluids, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Home is the best place for a child who is ill. The Too Sick for School informational flyer has guidelines to help you make the decision about when to keep your child home from school.

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School Board Approves 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 School Calendars

At the October 22, 2018 Business Meeting, the School Board approved the Superintendent’s calendar recommendation for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years. Staff and community members overwhelmingly preferred Option 1 for both school years.

In the 2019-2020 school year, the first day for students will be Monday, August 26 and the last day for students will be Friday, June 12. In the 2020-2021 school year, the first day for students will be Monday, August 31 and the last day for students will be Friday, June 18. Option 1 provides 10 days for winter break in both school years.

Both calendars are below for your planning purposes. Please understand that budgetary and contractual obligations may impact the implementation of the final calendars.

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Beaverton School District

The Beaverton School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of the Beaverton School District that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any education programs, activities or employment.

WE Empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

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