February 3 - 7, 2020
This Week's Schedule - Start of Second Semester!
Monday, February 3 – A Day
Tuesday, February 4 – B Day
G Basketball @ Jesuit 7:00 pm
B Basketball vs. Jesuit 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 5 – A Day – College Day
Senior Pictures during Community
Signing Day 2:45 - Student Center
Unified Basketball vs Mountainside @ 5:30pm
Wrestling @ Beaverton 6:00 pm
Thursday, February 6 - B Day
Swimming @ Jesuit 4:00 pm @ Beaverton Pool
Beaverton District Choral Festival @ MSHS 5:30 pm
Friday, February 7 – A Day – PRIDE Friday
February 14 - Men Pack the Pit
February 15 - State Cheer
February 15 - Metro League District Tournament Wrestling @ Sunset
February 17 - Presidents Day - School Closed
February 18 - Staff Development - No Students
February 19 - PTO Meeting 6:30 pm
February 20 - Curriculum Night 6:30 pm
February 21 - Woman Pack the Pit
February 21 - Winter Dance
February 25 - ACT Day
February 28 - Musical
Electronic Report Cards
The Beaverton School District is going green by providing electronic report cards for all students. This will begin with the grading period that ends later this month. The report cards will be accessed through ParentVUE. If you have not set up your ParentVUE account, you will need to do that soon.
There are resources and guidance on how to set up a ParentVUE account on our website. Please view the FAQ for instructions on setting up your account. Parents may contact their school if they need help setting up or accessing their ParentVUE accounts. They may also contact their schools if they need assistance obtaining a printed copy after notification the e-report cards are available.
There are several benefits to moving to paperless report cards. Parents will be able to view report cards within days of the grading day, rather than weeks. In addition, moving away from paper is environmentally friendly and cost-effective for the District.
Westview Hall of Fame
The inaugural Westview Hall of Fame Banquet went extremely well. We are excited to continue this tradition of recognizing past students and staff who have left on impact during their time at Westview and beyond.
Big thank you to Chef Wong and her culinary students who cooked 100 three-course meals to perfection! Thank you to Ben Prange and our student government for welcoming guests, serving and clearing tables. Bobby Rathbone and the Jazz Band played us into the evening and really helped set the tone. A final thank you to our Hall of Fame Committee for all of their time and effort to make this event a success.
Connecting with those who have graduated and bringing them back into our community is very important. Their speeches were full of past and present teacher names and stories about how Westview shaped their lives. Thank you!
Curriculum Night, February 20
Curriculum Night is coming soon, on February 20!
Here is a draft schedule for the evening:
Student Survey February 3-June 5.
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 under the Annual Surveys tab and is posted at https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/accountabiity/research-reports
After reviewing the survey, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify Westview High School at 503-356-3020
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 Westview High School at 503-356-3020
Pictures from the Week
This is an extraordinary accomplishment deserving of much celebration! Suyoun Choi will receive $2,000, and their school will also receive $2,000 to use toward STEM-related activities. Suyoun Choi could also be named as one of 40 Finalists, who each receive $25,000 and are invited to Washington, DC for the final competition in March. The top prize for the most promising emerging STEM leader in the United States is $250,000.
The top 40 Finalists will be announced on Wednesday, January 22nd. Sign up here to learn more about the Regeneron Science Talent Search, and to receive a notification when the 2020 application opens. Thank you for your support of this student, and congratulations again.
Director, Regeneron Science Talent Search
Society for Science & the Public
FROM OUR PTO
Dear Westview Community,
I have enjoyed serving as your PTO President for the past six years. At the end of the school year my youngest graduates! This means we are truly in need of volunteers to join the PTO in leadership positions. We currently have all positions open except President, Secretary and Treasurer. Please read through our descriptions of the various jobs we have available. If you’ve always wanted to do something to help out the school without having to be on campus during the school day, we have opportunities for you! None of these are a large task, individually – but when just three parents are handling all of these alone, it is a lot.
We are looking to fill all of these open positions. If you would like to join us in supporting Westview staff, students, clubs, sports and activities, please read through the attached job descriptions. Then join the Executive Board for our meeting on Wednesday, December 15 , at 6 o’clock PM in the Career Center at Westview, if you would be interested in any of these positions. The General PTO meeting will follow immediately after at 6:30 PM. We always do the meetings back-to-back on the third Wednesday of each month throughout the school year. There are no meetings in December or June.
We expect to vote on adding a Communications Person at this meeting, as multiple people have expressed interest in this job. All other positions are completely open so please come join us, ask questions, get support along the way, and enjoy doing something to help support our school and community!
PTO Support Drive
Westview High School PTO
2019-2020 Support Our School Drive
While many students at Westview are involved in sports and activities, well supported by our Westview community, every one of our students needs our support to graduate and succeed in the future. We try not to take away from all of our clubs, sports, and other groups, by hosting car washes, bake sales, or dine out nights; instead we ask that you consider contributing once per school year.
The PTO receives requests from different programs and teachers throughout the year, and we do everything we can to fulfill all of these requests - from graduation mentor program support, to the science department, to the arts. We have helped teachers afford supplies for the classroom and assisted in funding to support field trips. With the end of the calendar year fast approaching, please consider giving today.
Our suggested contribution is $20/student, but please give anything you can - every dollar helps!
We are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization and your donation may be tax deductible. Please consider making a contribution today! Make checks payable to: "Westview PTO" no amount is too small! Mail to: Westview High School * ATTN: Westview PTO * 4200 NW 185th Ave. * Portland, OR 97229 or Contribute right now online
Smarter Balanced Test Update
Last spring, students in grades 3 – 8 and 11 in the Beaverton School District and throughout Oregon took the state tests (Smarter Balanced) in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
In addition to content standards, these assessments are designed to measure critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. The test results provide you, our schools, our district and the state with information about how well we are preparing our students for their next steps including college and career readiness.
Our students will take these tests once between January and June 2020. House Bill 2655 permits parents and adult students to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math by submitting a form to the school the student attends. The school shall provide any student who is exempted from a state test with supervised study time while other students are testing.
Here is a link to additional information: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/assessment/Documents/Opt-Out_Form_2019-20.pdf
GRAD NIGHT PARTY
(An all night party for 2020 Graduates on June 6th. Hosted by the PTO*)
Tickets $85 until Dec 31! Prices go up to $100 on Jan 1!
Don't Delay! REGISTER NOW at WestviewGradNight.org
Remember, you need to REGISTER & PAY!!
Questions - email email@example.com
*The activities associated with this event are not sponsored by or affiliated with the Beaverton School District or WHS.
New this week on our WHS Technology for Parents and Students Site http://bit.ly/whsfuture:
New this week on our WHS Technology for Parents and Students Site http://bit.ly/whsfuture:
Micro:bits with Heather Baldwin
In case you missed it, Heather Baldwin is featured in this week's T&L Tuesday Secondary Edition (see below). Her Marketing class made some amazing interactive displays for their final projects (pictures attached).
T&L Tuesday T&L Tuesday Archive
It is a new semester, and most likely a new time to update your Canvas course for Semester 2. Need some help with the import? Stop by Thursday after school and we can get you all squared away.
Speaker at ISB
Psychologist and author Doreen Dodgen-Magee will be speaking on the topic of technology balance at ISB on Thursday, February 27 at 6:30pm in the ISB cafeteria. A copy of her book Deviced: Balancing Life and Technology in the Digital World can be pre-ordered at a 20% discount. Please join us!
An Evening with Author Abdi Nor Iftin at Beaverton Main Library
SAT FEB 1, 7-9 PM (DOORS AT 6:30)
Join us for the culminating event of One Book, One Beaverton–an evening with Abdi Nor Iftin, author of Call Me American. Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin, is a timely, hopeful memoir about growing up in Somalia amidst civil war and subsequently finding a home in the United States. We invite you to stay after the talk to get your book signed by the author and enjoy light refreshments.
College & Career Center
A PCC Rep will be at WHS Feb. 4th @ 1pm in the CCC to help with PCC Foundation Scholarships, FAFSA/ ORSAA/ Oregon Promise and other questions you may have about degree programs, applying, and financial aid.
Ready to work on scholarships? Visit the wall display of scholarship opportunities in the Counseling Center and try these websites: http://studentawardsearch.com/index.html and also https://www.goingmerry.com/ Here is a helpful article on how to find scholarships that apply to you: https://www.collegedata.com/en/pay-your-way/scholarship-smarts/finding-and-getting-scholarships/finding-scholarships-you-qualify-for?utm_source=CollegeData&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter&utm_content=finding_scholarships&wt.mc_id=email_Newsletter_finding_scholarships&dm_i=50NV,9DSF,4770A8,ZD08,1
Looking for volunteer hours? The Media Foundation, a local nonprofit, will be sorting donated vinyl records on three different days – and listening to music while we’re at it! If you love music, vinyls, hunting for hidden treasures, or want to just help out, this event is for you! Processing donated media by sorting, labeling, cleaning, and alphabetizing are just a small part of the process that ultimately allows this nonprofit to turn donations into liquid assets for local nonprofits.
Sar. Feb. 8th 1-4pm
Sat Feb. 15th and Sun. Feb. 16th 11-3pm
2056 NE Aloclek Dr. Suite 305, Hillsboro
Must be 14
Contact James Jensen Volunteer Coordinator, 206.947.7181 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrolling Juniors Now
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.
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) email@example.com
Ms. Budhi (Car-Fo) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Shaw (Fr-Ji) email@example.com
Mr. Rosser (Jk-Mb) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Wright (Mc-Pg). email@example.com
Ms. Stremme (Ph-Sr) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Pearson (Ss-Z) email@example.com
Admin Alpha List:
Mrs. Myers (A-Ji) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Fitzpatrick (Jo-Pg) email@example.com
Mr. Westhora (Ph-Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
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