Dragon News - 05.20.19

Upcoming Events:


23 - HS End of Year Choir Concert, 6:30-8:00 pm

29 - Band Concert - 6th Gr. Band, Jazz Combos & Wind Ensemble, 6:30-8:00 pm

30 - Band Concert - 7th Gr. Band, Concert Band & Symphonic Band, 6:30-8:00 pm

31 - 8th Grade Dance, 2:15-4:00 pm


1 - Prom at Tumwater Ballroom, 8:00-11:00 pm

4 - MS Choir Concert at Sunset HS, 6:30-8:00 pm

6 - Senior Awards Assembly, 7:40-9:05 am

7 - Seniors' Last Day

8 - Commencement Ceremony at PSU-Viking Pavilion, 7:00 pm

11-14 - Finals Week

14 - MS Field Day, last day for students

Roaring 20s Prom

The 2019 International School of Beaverton's "Roaring 20s" Prom takes place on Saturday, June 1st at the Tumwater Ballroom ( 211 Tumwater Dr, Oregon City, OR 97045) from 8:00-11:00 PM.

Junior and Senior students and their guests are encouraged to attend this formal event, our last dance of the year. Guest passes are now available in the Student Information Center and in Canvas. Additionally, students must take care of their library fines before they're allowed to purchase tickets for the dance.

Tickets are $40 individually or $70 for a pair and go on sale Friday, May 17th continuing through Friday, May 31st.

8th Grade Dance

ISB 8th graders are invited to the 8th Grade Dance on Friday, May 31st from 2:15 - 4:00 PM. Refreshments will be provided at this casual dance that takes place right after school. Everyone is encouraged to dress up to the "Decades" theme with 80's, 90's, and 00's styles. Regular school attire is also appropriate, as it is not a semi-formal or formal dance (that is something to look forward to in high school). All students must provide their own transportation home at 4:00 PM. There is no school bus service available after the event.

Call for Applications: BSAC

The Beaverton School Board believes that student perspectives provide important information as they lead and make decisions for the Beaverton School District. The Beaverton Student Advisory Council (BSAC) serves as one connection for students to be informed and have their voices heard within our District.

ISB will select one junior or senior to represent our school on the BSAC for 2019-20. Representative responsibilities include:

  • To provide significant input and ideas into key district issues/decisions.
  • To be an advisory group to the school board and the superintendent.
  • To represent all of the students in the district and their respective schools.
  • To attend and contribute to every meeting including completing required tasks outside of meeting times.
  • The school board intends that the educational experience for the members of the BSAC are challenging, valuable and allow the students to contribute to the effective operation of the district.

Current sophomores and juniors can learn more and apply at http://bit.ly/bsdbsac19. ISB applications are due by Thursday, May 23rd.

Dragons in the Spotlight

Congratulations to 8th grader Jasmine White on receiving her Prudential Spirit of Community Award in Washington, D.C. this month. In attendance were Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, as well as Viola Davis who was the keynote speaker. Watch Jasmine's interview here:


Congratulations to senior Adam Shinomiya on being selected Westview High School's May Athlete of the Month. He has led the Westview Boys Tennis team to District #2 this season.
Congratulations to 10th grader Cassandra Harker on being selected to be a part of the 2019 GeoGirls team at Mount St. Helens this summer. GeoGirls is a geology and technology field camp for middle school girls graduating from 7th and 8th grade. It is a chance to explore volcanoes and how scientists monitor them. It is also a time for girls build science confidence, camp and hike in the outdoors and work with professional women scientists.
Congratulations to Jessica Ponce (pictured second from right) on leading the Westview Girls Golf Team to 2nd Place in the State Championship Tournament. Jessica scored 3rd overall in her final high school tournament. Best of luck, Jessica, as you begin your collegiate golfing career!
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Congratulations to Michelle Wand, Denali Vargas Ullibarry, Hana Steffan, Elijah Purry, Dayana Vargas Pineda and Benjamin Orth for representing ISB at the 31st Annual Japanese Speech Contest organized by the Consular Office of Japan in Portland on Saturday, April 20th. Twenty four students representing eleven schools participated. Hana Steffan placed 2nd and Benjamin Orth placed 3rd in Division 1. Dayana Vargas Pineda received “The Mayor of Sapporo Award” for her inspirational speech on the “Describing my favorite outfit” topic.

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Freedom Exhibit

In partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, ISB is hosting a document-based traveling exhibition through June 4th. The exhibition includes 12 freestanding panels with graphic reproductions of important historical documents, images, and interpretive text by leading scholars focused on the theme of Freedom: A History of US.

In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson based the colonists’ right to separate on the King’s denial of their freedom – their inalienable rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Yet for more than 225 years the principle of freedom and our understanding of its implications have evolved dramatically. The debates, decisions, and battles of our past shape the United States in which we live today. For all their idealism and confidence, Americans know that their history is grounded in the experiences of real men and women. This exhibition invites you to read the words and see the images of men and women who, whether they arrived in this land by choice or in chains, forged this nation. Their words and images provide insights into the complexity of the past.

In their Social Studies classes, ISB students will engage in interactive lessons around four Essential Questions:

  • Freedom: a natural right or a civil right?
  • Freedom: the right to resist oppression and to live free of bondage?
  • Freedom: the right to participate in the political life of a nation and to elect officials?
  • Freedom: the opportunity to earn a living and to enjoy the fruits of one’s labor?

Freedom: A History of US draws primarily on materials from the Gilder Lehrman Collection. These artifacts present a few of the Americans who fought and, in some cases, died in the cause of freedom. The Gilder Lehrman Institute hopes that the legacy of their struggle will resonate for Americans as they face the challenges of the future.

Special thanks to former ISB teacher and current ISB parent Amit Kobrowski for arranging this opportunity for ISB.

Source: Adapted from Freedom: A History of US Teachers Guide.

Host an International Visitor

World Oregon is looking for families to host international visitors for a US home experience. There are 4 upcoming youth programs. Overnight hosts provide a private bedroom, breakfast, most dinners, and an up-close view of daily life in an Oregon home. Learn more at World Oregon.

June 9-16: Tuna Diplomacy Youth Leadership Program (Participants from Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau)

July 11-25: Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program

July 31-Aug 13: Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (French speaking countries)

Oct 17-28: Youth Ambassadors from Bolivia and Peru

These activities are not sponsored or endorsed by the Beaverton School District or the International School of Beaverton.

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Can and Bottle Drive Continues - Grad Night 2019 Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who has brought in redeemable cans and bottles. Your generosity has generated $800+ in redemptions! Please continue to place them in the white Waste Management box near the hallway in the office. Thank you for your support!

Junior Parents – Kick off for Grad Night 2020

If you are a parent of a junior student and if you would like to be on the Grad Night Planning Committee, the GN2020 kick off meeting will be Wednesday, May 22 at 6:00 PM at ISB and should last about an hour. The Grad Night extravaganza takes quite a lot of planning and fundraising, so we are getting started early. It is an important event that celebrates the seniors after they graduate (next June) and it is completely organized by parents. We’ll need quite a lot of parent participation and involvement. The Grad Night party is a tradition and it provides a fun, safe party for our graduates to celebrate this big milestone. Contact Shannon Herbers at Herbers.Shannon@gmail.com if you have questions or need more information. Thanks for your help!


Board Members NEEDED for 2019-20

Please consider joining the 2019-20 FRISB Board. We are looking to fill our Member at Large position as well as a Co-President. As part of the board you get to play an integral part in supporting our school, teachers, and students – the funds we all raise help support classrooms material and enrichment activities via grants to multiple teachers, the events we help coordinate and volunteer make ISB a great community by supporting learning and building a fun positive environment. As the budget shortfall approaches we NEED you more than ever. If you have questions or interest, please email frisboard@gmail.com.


Grad Night We have an ongoing bottle and can drive, bring them in and place them in white container next to the front office!

Box Tops - Clean out that junk drawer in the kitchen and send your Box Tops to school! There's a drop box in the office waiting for them!


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