Hello from ACMA

December 2019

Message from Principal Paige

Hello from ACMA December 2019
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Junior Mock Interviews - December 5th

Junior Mock Interviews will be taking place at ACMA on Thursday, December 5th between the hours of 8am and 10:30am. All Juniors are participating in this required event that earns them their 11th grade career credit.


Students need to arrive to their interview location

  • 5 minutes early,
  • Professionally dressed,
  • Bring a copy of their resume and cover letter in hand.

See the "Junior Mock Interview Cover Letter" and "Junior Mock Interviews: Interview Day" assignments in the "11th Grade" Canvas course for more information.

First Friday Coffee on Dec 6th

Join Principal Bjorn in the library at 7:30am to hear what he has to say about the current happenings at ACMA. Coffee is provided by our local Starbucks.

Choir Fundraiser: Mistletunes for sale!

Synergy will be selling "Mistletunes" the week of December 9th during first and second lunch. For $5 each students can choose one of three songs for Synergy choir members to sing to their friends in class the week of the 16th. Additionally, they can fill out a card with a personalized message for the recipient. They will need to provide the recipient's first and last name, Ohana teacher, and 8th period teacher. Send questions to Ms. Duplessie at lauren_duplessie@beaverton.k12.or.us or see Ashley Killian or Ava Ivy.

Winter Music Concert - Dec 17th

The annual Winter Music Concert will take place on Tuesday, December 17, at 7:00 p.m. in The Commons. Intermediate Band, Classical Orchestra and ACMA choirs will perform jazz selections, music by J.S. Bach and lots of other wonderful songs. Admission is free!

National Honor Society Holiday Drive - Sole4souls

Sole4souls is the charity organization that the ACMA National Honor Society is supporting for 2019. Learn about Sole4souls organization in the video below. Please bring new or used shoes (if they are in good shape) to the Main Office before Dec 18th. Its' a great organization that not only donates them to people all over the world in need but also helps people set up a small business selling shoes to support their families.
Soles4Souls: Turning Shoes into Opportunity

A Flurry of Giving!

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ACMA is starting a SHOW CHOIR!

If you love to sing and move to the music, then this new program is for you! Open to all grades , levels of experience and vocal ranges. If you have wanted to try musical theatre but never had the chance, then give this a try.

This is geared towards providing additional performance opportunities for those interested in singing and/or musical theatre.

Come to the kick-off meeting on December 4th after school from 2:30-4:30. You will be asked to do a brief voice placement audition. This will be very informal so don’t be nervous. Ms Duplessie needs to determine your vocal range to know where to place you..

Please prepare 16 bars of a song that you feel best showcases your voice. You can bring an audition track or sing acapella. You may be asked to sing a few scales as well to better assess your vocal range.

Dec 10, 7pm - PTO Mtg

You will learn about what is happening, ask questions, meet other parents, listen to Principal Bjorn or simply just hang out. We'll meet in the Library.


**PTO will be giving away another pair of Spectacular Tickets to one lucky person who comes to the PTO meeting Tuesday night!

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2020 Spectacular Parade - February 7 & 8, 2020

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ACMA’s only all-school fundraiser of the year

Doors open: 6pm

Show begins: 7pm

3 acts, 2 intermissions, and one grand finale!

We can’t wait to see you at the 2020 Spectacular Parade! The evening features three acts and two intermissions, with every art form at ACMA represented.

The Spectacular is our only all-school fundraiser of the year (replacing the auction), and 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales support school programs, students, and teachers.

The evening will feature student performances and a showcase of interactive/hands-on art experiences.

Ticket price: $45 and can now be purchased on the ACMA PTO website

New & Delicious Items in the ACMA Cafe!

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ACMA Lost and Found is piling up!

Is your student missing a jacket? A water bottle? A lunch box? Please have them check one of our three lost and found bins. They're found in lower B Hall, upper C Hall and the Cafeteria. Any items still left after the Holiday Break will be donated or disposed of!

Report Cards are Going Paperless

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The Beaverton School District is transitioning to electronic report cards for all students. The electronic report cards will be accessed through ParentVUE (mobile and desktop). If you have not set up your ParentVUE account, you will need to do that 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 your account. There are several benefits to moving to paperless report cards. You 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 your child’s backpack. In addition, moving away from paper is environmentally friendly and cost-effective for the District.


Please contact your school if you need help setting up or accessing your ParentVUE account or need assistance with a printed copy. We will be sharing more information about this transition in the coming weeks.

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Las boletas de calificaciones se enviarán electrónicamente y no en papel

El Distrito Escolar de Beaverton está haciendo la transición a las boletas de calificaciones electrónicas para todos los estudiantes. De ahora en adelante usted podrá obtener las boletas de calificaciones electrónicas a través de la aplicación ParentVUE (por celular y computadora). Si todavía no ha configurado su cuenta de ParentVUE, deberá hacerlo antes de enero de 2020.

Tenemos recursos e instrucciones sobre cómo configurar una cuenta de ParentVue. Por favor consulte la sección de Preguntas Frecuentes donde podrá encontrar esta información.

Hay varios beneficios de solo recibir las boletas de calificaciones de manera electrónica. Usted las podrá ver de tres a cuatro días hábiles después de los días de calificación, en lugar de esperar hasta dos semanas para recibir una boleta de calificaciones por correo o en la mochila de su hijo. Además, deshacerse de la opción de papel ayuda al medio ambiente y es mas económico para el Distrito.

Por favor comuníquese con su escuela si necesita ayuda para configurar o entrar a su cuenta de ParentVUE o si necesita ayuda con una copia impresa. Estaremos compartiendo más información sobre esta transición en las próximas semanas.

Too Sick for School?

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. Please review the Washington County Should My Child Go to School webpage for guidance, and symptoms and prevention information. Too Sick for School guidelines are available to help you make the decision about when to keep your child home from school.


Please read the following letter from Washington County Department of Health and Human Services ― Disease Control and Prevention:

New community partnership opens a world of reading!

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The Beaverton School District and our Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) partners are expanding access to library materials and resources via the public library Youth Access Card (YAC) for BSD students who do not already have a public library card. This special library card allows students to check out up to five print books or audiobooks from any WCCLS library without any overdue fines. It also provides access to ebooks, digital audiobooks, and other online library resources that can be obtained directly from their BSD Chromebooks or other device.

Using the Sora app, students can link their WCCLS library cards to the BSD digital library so they can browse and borrow BSD and public library ebook/audiobook collections in one place. Rolling distribution of the YAC cards to BSD schools will begin starting in November and continue through January. For more details about these cards, please see the the BSD webpage about the partnership.

¡Nueva asociación comunitaria que abrirá un mundo de lectura!

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El Distrito Escolar de Beaverton y los Servicios Cooperativos de Bibliotecas del Condado de Washington (WCCLS) están ampliando el acceso a los materiales de la biblioteca a través de la Tarjeta Juvenil (Youth Access Card o YAC) para los estudiantes del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton que aún no tienen una tarjeta para la biblioteca pública. Esta tarjeta especial les permite a los estudiantes sacar hasta cinco libros impresos o audiolibros de cualquier biblioteca de WCCLS sin que reciban multas por regresar los materiales tarde. También proporciona acceso a libros electrónicos, audiolibros digitales y otros recursos de la biblioteca en línea que pueden obtener directamente desde sus Chromebooks del Distrito u otro aparato electrónico.

Al usar la aplicación digital Sora, los estudiantes pueden vincular sus tarjetas de la biblioteca pública de WCCLS a la biblioteca digital del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton para que puedan buscar y tomar prestados libros electrónicos y audio libros del Distrito y de la biblioteca pública en un solo lugar. La distribución de las tarjetas YAC a las escuelas del Distrito comenzará en noviembre y continuará hasta enero. Para obtener más detalles sobre estas y la asociación entre el Distrito y WCCLS por favor visite el sitio web del Distrito.

Hey Seniors! Yearbook Submission Guidelines

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Smarter Balanced State 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

Free Food Market

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A/B Day Calendar

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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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