Maverick express may 2021

may 2021


The first two weeks of Hybrid could not have gone better. It is so energizing for our staff to see kids walking the halls again. We know we are all still trying to find a routine and groove for teaching kids who are in front of us in person and who are on Zoom. So, please be patient with our teachers as they do the best they can. But, I can say that the kids that are here seem to enjoy being back in the building and the routines and interactions that being together provides.

May 3-7 is Staff Appreciation Week. If there are staff you would like me to acknowledge for their work with your kids, please email me. Or, email the staff directly. I know they would all really appreciate knowing their work this year is making an impact.

For Seniors and Senior parents, be on the lookout for information coming out about Graduation or Graduation-related events as we head into and through May. Some of the events are TBD based on State and County metrics, which are changing all the time. But, May 21st is the date when the District will decide whether we can conduct an in-person graduation on our field, or if we need to conduct a drive-thru ceremony.

The next and last monthly virtual Zoom Principal's Coffee (bring your own coffee!) is on Friday, May 14th at 9:30am. This meeting will occur on the second Friday of each month through May. The Principal's Coffee is an informal opportunity to hear school updates and to ask general questions regarding MHS. These meetings will also be recorded and uploaded to Youtube for viewing after. Hope to see you there!


Meeting ID: 846 8149 3630
Passcode: 936427

Together, we are committed to a school culture that allows us to:


If you have any questions about this information or about becoming involved at Mountainside, please do not hesitate to call our office at 503-356-3500.

Mountainside High School. Home of the Mavericks!!!

#MavUP! CONNECTED...together while apart


Todd Corsetti


ib diploma programme


The MYP Personal Project is an open-ended project that allows students to learn about anything they are interested in over the course of several months. This year the Personal Project was optional for sophomores. Despite the challenging circumstances of the past year, nearly 50 10th graders successfully completed their projects! Congratulations to the following students:

Mina Al Nooh

Mujtaba Ali

Ethan Bergen

Joleen Chin

Christine Dou

Ava Ebbutt

Gage Empey

Cora Evans

Trisha Ganesh

Jett Gomez

Maya Gooneratne

Andrew Grass

Jae Grunwald

Daniel Hadi

Aidan Ionis

Ella Irving

Joelle Iyasele

Quinn Johnson

Jack Jordan

Jenna Jung

Andy Lang

Quynh-Tran Le

Vivian Le

Stella Lee

Winston Liang

Macy McBee

Elise Narimatsu

Quinn O'Connor

Sangwoo Park

Sophia Pole

Shannon Raloff

Brenna Robin

Meg Sadlouskos

Hana Sawan

Jackson Schell

Hannah Speed

Ava Tai

Blake Thune

Kyra Gail Tovar

Candice Tsai

Alex Velikan

Nicholas Wolfe

SunWoo Yang

Seung-min Yu

Brandon Zapp

Next year we will return to our school expectation that all sophomores complete the Personal Project. Advisory teachers will support our 10th graders in completing the project. We will begin communicating with 9th graders about this in the coming weeks. Please reach out to with any questions.


Pursuing Your Path

There are many paths that students may choose to pursue after high school, and navigating the financial aid process to pay for those options can be complex. The Beaverton School District is committed to supporting students and families achieve post-high school success, and in this newsletter, we offer information and resources to help families of 9th-11th grade students learn about financial aid and to support students pursuing the path that is right for them. Although your child is still a year or more away from graduating, please note that the deadlines for many of these programs and scholarships will remain relatively within the same timeframe year after year.

Please note: in this newsletter we will provide links to various web-based resources, including YouTube. We are providing these links for the convenience of families, however the Beaverton School District does not review, screen, or otherwise manage the information on these websites. Families should make their own choice about using the resources provided below.

Link to Pursuing Your Path Newsletter:

The United States Senate Youth Program

Established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, this program is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Students interested in applying for the US Senate Youth Program, please apply here:

parking permits for the 21-22 school year

Current Junior students and parents will receive a Google form link to a parking application through SchoolMessenger in a couple of days for Juniors to sign up for the first lottery for parking for next year. Be on the lookout for this to come to student and parent emails, though please fill out only one per student.

Here is the current plan for the 21-22 school year:

The process for obtaining a parking permit for the 2021-2022 school year will be completed through a lottery system. The first lottery will be for the Senior Class of 2022 ONLY as there are limited spots available.

  • First round applications will open in the next week with an email.
  • Applications close on Wednesday, June 16th at 3:00pm.
  • If we have under our number of student spaces, all valid applicants will have a spot. If we are over our allotment, a drawing will occur on Monday, June 21st.
  • Applicants selected will be notified by MHS over the summer.
  • All fines and fees must be cleared by August 13, 2021.
  • In the event an applicant has not met the requirements, the student's application will be removed and a new name will be selected from the applicant pool.

A completed application must contain the following:

  • All fines and fees cleared. Please check the ONLINE PAYMENT PORTAL for any outstanding fines or fees. Fines/Fees will be updated by June 30th.
  • A valid driver's license

In the event there are permits still available after the June Senior Lottery, a second lottery will be held in the Fall. This lottery will be open to all Junior (Class of 2023) and Senior (Class of 2022) students who did not submit for the first lottery. Applications for available permits will be available the first week of school in the main office.


There will be a survey sent to all seniors and their parents within the week regarding Graduation. Please only fill out one survey per graduate.

The District will make a determination on May 21st as to what Graduation will look like at all of the BSD high schools. Plan A is Graduation in the stadium with limited attendance and streaming of ceremony. Plan B is a drive-thru Graduation similar to last year. Graduation will be on Sunday, June 13th at 1:00pm.

Cap and Gowns

We are starting to prepare for an onsite and drive-thru graduation experience for our beloved senior class. In order to be able to participate in either event, a cap and gown is required. Many of you have already purchased your cap and gown, as well as other graduation regalia from Jostens. If you are in need of making a cap and gown purchase, please contact Jostens right away at 503-660-8032.


Seniors’ Last Day-June 10th Celebration

This year our Grad Celebration Committee is planning an outdoor Senior Celebration for all Seniors on their last day of school, June 10th, following graduation commencement practice during the school day. We plan to provide food & beverages plus games, music, activities and prizes. All activities will take place outside and following the health & safety protocol at that time.

How Can you Help?

The committee is fast at work on details and welcome any help along the way. In order to make this day a fun last day event for our seniors, we will need your help in making it happen. Here are a few ways to participate:

~ Help with event planning

~ Volunteer for day of event- we will need many!

~Donations of items or services (pop-up canopies, water & soda donations, etc.)

Contact us at to learn more on how you can help.


Get your Yearbook before we run out! At Mountainside, the only way to purchase a yearbook is by going directly to the Jostens website: Yearbook sales are not done through the ParentVue online portal.

Yearbooks are now $50 and will remain this price until we sell out. To see if you have already purchased a yearbook for your student, go here:

If you need financial assistance, please email the Yearbook Advisor. If you wish to purchase a yearbook for a graduating senior, visit the Jostens website above and for student name enter "Graduate Donation" (First & Last Name).


Yearbook Advisor: Kathryn Noah,

Yearbook Staff:


The Northwest Science Expo (NWSE) is the state-level science fair competition for Oregon. In order to compete, students generally must have won one of the top two spots in their category at their local fair. This year, MHS came away with FIVE state level awards!
  • Jenna Cook - First Place in Biochemistry
Awarded a Faculty Scholarship at Lewis and Clark College valued at $25,500 for the
2020-2021 year, and renewable each year based on continued academic excellence
  • Natalie Sande - Second Place in Biochemistry
  • Kian Shayegh - Honorable Mention in Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Nicole Chan - Outstanding Use of the International System of Units
  • Peyton Devereux - Honorable Mention from the Oregon Chapter of the American Statistical Organization

First Mountainside HOSA Competition Awards!!

This year was our first year of having a HOSA Chapter at Mountainside. HOSA is an international organization dedicated to the education and furthering of future health professionals at all levels of school. Each year, there is a state conference where students learn about the health profession while also being able to compete in health knowledge and skill related events. We had 32 students compete in four different events including CPR/First Aid, Human Growth & Development, Medical Terminology and Health Career Display.

At the awards ceremony this past Wednesday, we had seven students place and qualify for the International HOSA Conference & Competition to be held later this June! Congratulations to the following students and their achievements:

CPR/First Aid: 3rd place - Johannah Iyasele and Samantha Weyant (qualifying for the International Leadership Conference)

Human Growth & Development: 5th place - Nicole Chan (qualifying as an alternate for the International Leadership Conference)

Health Career Display

  • 1st place - Anna Godfrey & Eleni Vrontakis (qualifying for the International Leadership Conference for their Forensic Pathologist display)
  • 3rd place - Hannah Mosser & Kiana Hamada (qualifying for the International Leadership Conference for their Neurosurgeon display)


Mav Artists of the Month: March & April

The Mav Artist of the Month celebrates our amazing student artists in the Mountainside community. At the end of each month, the art department teachers highlight two or three students who’ve embodied excellence in their classes. The classes range from film to design to the traditional arts. The students nominated have displayed amazing creativity, high skill, and good character. Congratulations to the Artists of the Month, and thank you for making great contributions to the Mountainside Art community!

Ava Tai

Graphic Design

10th Grade

"Ava went above and beyond in graphic design exploring a variety of solutions to every problem. The amazing work is a testament to Ava’s creativity and work ethic." - Ms. Ottum

Elly O’Bannon

Graphic Design

12th Grade

"Elly came to MHS this year from Colorado and what an INCREDIBLE addition to our student body. Elly is engaged, always helping peers on zoom and spent hours crafted wonderful designs." - Ms. Ottum

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Rehearsals Begin for the Fall 2021 Marching Season!

In preparation for our return to the football field in Fall 2021, the Mountainside Marching Ensemble will be hosting preview rehearsals to all interested current and future marching band members including wind players, percussionist, and colorguard members, in June. No experience is necessary to join but if you are planning on participating in our fall marching band, these are highly encouraged.

To follow COVID protocols, we will be splitting up these rehearsals by section. Below are the dates and times for each section:

  • Woodwinds & Brass: June 7, 9, 14, 16 from 4-7pm
  • Percussion & Guard: June 8, 10, 15, 17 from 4-7pm

Please fill out this Google Form to participate and fill out the necessary COVID protocol paperwork.

We will also host our Spring Registration for Marching Band members on Saturday, June 12th at 9:00am. More information on this can be found on our website,

If you have any questions about the marching band or color guard, contact Mr. Zander the band director (, Mr. Kuroiwa the marching band director (, or Katy Burns the color guard director (


Winter sports season (OSAA season #4) will start Monday, May 10. We are very excited that we’ll be able to offer girls and boys basketball, wrestling, and swimming.

For any MHS athlete to compete, you will need to log into your district ParentVue using the Intouch registration system. The school will not be collecting hard copies of paperwork, so this will need to be uploaded in order for students to be cleared to play. The following items will need to be uploaded:

· Current physical

· Participation form

· BSD COVID release form

For more specific information regarding each athletic program and coach contact information, please visit our MHS school district website at

We look forward to providing a safe environment for our student athletes to experience their desire to participate in extra-curricular activities! GO MAVS!!!

Women's Basketball

Basketball tryouts will be May 10th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm, and May 11th from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Players must fill out the athletic registration info at:

The season will go from May 10th through June 26th. Any and all questions can be directed to Coach Lee. More information can also be found on our website. Hoop It Up!

Dance Team

The Mountainside Dance team will be hosting tryouts for their 2021-2022 season on May 24th, 25th, and 26th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Mountainside. The Mavs Dancers are the performing and competitive Dance Team at MHS. Tryouts are open for any 8th through 11th grade student that will attend Mountainside next year (or MHS is their home school). Students should fill out the tryout paperwork ahead of time. Please wear athletic clothing, bring water, wear a mask, and don’t forget your smile!


For additional information, check out our Instagram (@mountainsidedance), find us online ( or email the coaches ( GO MAVS!


A Message From Our Student Council Executive Board

To our Mountainside students and staff, we hope you’ve had a great start to our final quarter, whether it be online or in-person through hybrid! Stay strong for these last weeks.

All students are invited to join us on Wednesday, May 5th for our open Student Council meeting. This will occur at 11:00am. Links to join and reminders will be sent out through Canvas Announcements on those Wednesday mornings. We are also releasing a Google Form where you can ask your questions beforehand if you can’t attend live or wouldn’t feel comfortable asking over Zoom ( This will also be on your Canvas announcements on May 5. The following week we will release the minutes from this meeting so all students can read what we discussed. Can’t wait to see you there!

Previous Meeting Minutes:

Virtual Mountainside's Got Talent - May 21st

Mark your calendars because Mountainside’s Got Talent is on it’s way! We will be recording all acts on May 14th, and getting everything ready for the premiere. On May 21st, we will be live streaming this event on the Mountainside YouTube channel. We can’t wait to see the different talents and skills of our students, and crown the popular vote and judge’s choice winners!

Prom - June 5th

After a year of many uncertainties, we’re proud to announce Mountainside will be hosting our first ever Prom on June 5th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at Mountainside. Prom will be strictly for seniors only and due to the pandemic, no guests will be allowed. With these considerations in mind we’re planning to have an indoor/outdoor Prom utilizing the commons and courtyard to get the most students in person at the same time as possible. Tickets and further details TBD by the Beaverton School District. The Prom Court Nomination Form came out on Wednesday, April 28th, and closes on Tuesday, May 4th. Prom Court Acceptance Forms will be sent out the following day, Wednesday, May 5th. Nominees must agree to the Court Terms by Friday, May 7th to be eligible to be on the ballot for Prom Court Voting. For more information on Prom Court please read the description in the form. Seniors can access the link to the form through their Wednesday Announcements on the MHS Class of 2021 Canvas page. Be on the lookout for more information in Wednesday announcements and on our social media!

Senior Instagram Page

As part of our efforts to highlight our senior class, check out @mountainsideseniors on Facebook and Instagram for senior spotlights highlighting each senior’s post high school plans and more. Seniors interested in having their plans featured on the account just need to DM their name, future plans, and favorite MHS memory. Also, make sure you’re following @mountainsidehs (Instagram and Facebook) for school announcements and activities information.

Service Drive Results From April

From Monday, April 5th through Friday, April 9th, Mountainside hosted its annual Supply Drive. This drive benefited our own Monte’s Closet, the Beaverton Clothes Closet, and Portland Rescue Mission.

March Madness Results

Thanks to all 70 people who signed up to participate in our Mountainside NCAA March Madness Bracketology competition! Emily Abdoullaeva got first place and won Airpods, Devin Hayden got second and won an amazon gift card, and Olivia Ross came in third and won the Chris Dudley signed basketball. Look forward to next year, when we'll have a women's basketball bracket for March Madness!


If you are still interested in joining and looking at clubs, please go to our MHS school update for all club information.

mpact parent group

Make an Impact With MPACT!

The Mountainside Parent and Community Team (MPACT) would like to thank everyone who supported the organization during this challenging year! Whether you Dined for Dollars, ordered See’s Candies, volunteered on a committee, or lent a hand at this year’s Earth Day Electronics Recycling event, you made a difference in our school community. With your assistance, MPACT has maintained its commitment to serve Mountainside’s students and staff by awarding $5,000 in scholarships, funding grant requests, providing staff appreciation recognitions, and coordinating senior celebration events.

Although this school year is coming to an end, MPACT’s work continues and we need your help! You can make an impact with MPACT by joining the Executive Board. There are several open positions including Treasurer, Secretary, VP of Marketing, and VP of Fundraising. Connect with us at our next MPACT General Meeting (Nomination meeting) on Wednesday, May 19th at 7:00pm via Zoom to learn more. Zoom meeting information below:

Zoom Meeting ID: 85017469964

Zoom Passcode: 365703

Bottle Drive

Our next, and last, Bottle Drive for the year will be Sunday, May 16th. Start collecting those refundable cans and bottles and we will see you from noon-2:00pm on the 16th! This has been one of the main fundraisers for Grad Celebrations this year and we really appreciate your donations!!

Mark your calendars! Dine out at Chipotle (Murray Scholls location) on May 12th from 4-8pm and mention Mountainside PACT, or use online code AHZK24B to support Grad activities.

Mav Gear

Show your school spirit with Maverick's Merchandise! Check out our online student store for a huge selection of spirit gear and take advantage of some of our specials! We are offering Buy 3, get 1 free on masks and sales on our retired hoodies and t shirts. Stock is limited so get online now for the best selection. Local pick up or delivery to the high school is available.

MPACT's Earth Day Electronics Recycling Wrap-Up

Thanks to everyone in our school community who participated in making MPACT’s Earth Day Recycling fundraiser a HUGE success! With the help of our terrific partners, Bob’s Metals and Al’s Garden and Home, MPACT collected over $2500 in cash donations and over five tons of metals and electronic items to be responsibly recycled. Our student volunteers learned about metals, chemistry and recycling while earning service hours for their efforts. We hope to make this an annual event, so start saving those items and we’ll see you next year!

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Clothes For Kids

If your student needs clothing at no cost, Clothes for Kids is ready to serve you. Appointments are required. Clothes for Kids hours: Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To schedule, please complete the Clothes for Kids Appointment form or call 503-356-4322. Visits are limited to one adult with four children or two adults with 8 children. All visitors must wear masks. If you don't have your own, we'll provide one.

We’re also looking for Clothes for Kids volunteers. Please contact Johanna Shrout at

Si su estudiante necesita ropa sin costo, Clothes for Kids está listo para servirle. Necesitará hacer una cita. Horario de Clothes for Kids: martes de 9:30 a.m. a 3 p.m., miércoles de 10 a.m. a 6 p.m. y jueves de 9:30 a.m. a 3 p.m.

Para hacer una cita, por favor complete el formulario de citas de Clothes for Kids o llame al 503-356-4322. Las visitas están limitadas a un adulto con cuatro niños o dos adultos con 8 niños. Todos los visitantes deben usar cubre bocas. Si no tiene uno, se lo proporcionaremos al llegar ahí.

También estamos buscando voluntarios para Clothes for Kids. Si está interesado comuníquese con Johanna Shrout a

May Walk + Roll Challenge Week

Please join Beaverton Safe Routes to School for our final Walk + Roll event of the year! Over 100 prizes will be raffled, and the Wheel Fairy will visit elementary schools to attach an extra prize on any wheels they find in the racks. All students (any grade level, hybrid and CDL) can enter our raffle by completing the May Challenge form. There are five activities to choose from and an extra raffle entry for each activity completed. Find more information at

upcoming dates






SUN., 6/13 @ 1:00 - GRADUATION