Hello from ACMA
May 1, 2019
Message from Principal Paige
A Spectacular, Spectacular Event! May 17 & 18th
Join us on Friday, May 17 for Family & Friends Night or Saturday, May 18 for The ACMA Spectacular Gala event.
The evening features art and performances by all of our departments: Dance, film, theatre, choir, drawing, music, painting, photography, ceramics, writing, animation, sculpture, and more. Part live performance and part art show, both evenings are a celebration of everything we love about ACMA.
All proceeds (from ticket and art sales to raffle baskets and concessions) will benefit the ACMA PTO and your dollars will directly support and benefit ACMA students, teachers, and school-wide programs.
What if we got every department together to create the most spectacular show ACMA has ever seen? What if parents could bring kids, alumni were welcome, and everyone could walk away with a piece of ACMA? I'm guessing that tickets will sell out fast... Read More
Middle School Social - May 3rd
Art of the Story Festival - Finale Concert May 4th
Art of the Story Slam...
On Monday, April 22nd, a student crowd gathered to hear from two storytellers. Art of the Story story slam! It was a very close vote but Grayson Wright will be performing in the finale here at ACMA on May 4th with other storytellers.
AP Testing Is Coming May 6th thru May 17th
Jr/Sr Prom is May 11th
If you have an questions or concern, feel free to come up to Luca Berti or Mayra Saavedra in the halls.
Class of 2019 Senior Information
Friday, June 7th
- Senior Breakfast begins at 7:45am
- Yearbook distribution and signing
- Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal
- Senior Assembly 11:00am in School Courtyard
- Saturday, June 8th 11:00am
in the ACMA Performing Arts Center
- Students/Staff arrive by 10:00am
- Doors open to ticket holders at 10:00am.
Each Senior will be given 6 tickets upon completion of check-out
Announcing .... Grad Night - Class of 2019
Each year the ACMA PTO hosts "Grad Night" for the graduating seniors.
When: Saturday, June 8th, 2019
11pm to 5:30am
What: Taco/Burrito/Salad Bar, Games, Yearbook Signing,
Karaoke & Dancing, Photo Booth, Henna Artist(s) &
Body Balls, So Much More!
Where: Indoor Goals, 16340 NW Bethany Ct, Beaverton, OR 97006
Price: $50 till May 5th
$60 May 6th – May 20th
Checks Payable to: ACMA Grad Night Party
Needs based scholarships are available. Please contact the Main office to apply.
Please return completed registration forms (see below) with payment to the ACMA Main Office.
For more info, please contact Carol Biederman at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-703-5128
Thank You Keller Williams Realtors!
So many opportunities...
- All School Pizza feed
- Dance Recital
- Music Concerts
- The Spectacular, Spectacular
- Middle School Social
and many, many more. If you have not registered to be a volunteer at ACMA, click the link below to get started. Do not wait!
May 8th Day of ACTION
Due to inadequate and unstable state school funding, the District will be reducing an estimated $35 million for the 2019-2020 school year. Based on information available at this time, this may lead to a reduction of 200 licensed positions, resulting in layoffs and involuntary staff transfers. To that end, the Beaverton Education Association (BEA) notified the District of their intent to participate in a May 8, 2019 walkout “Day of Action” event sanctioned by the Oregon Education Association (OEA). The purpose of the walkout is to draw statewide attention to the need for adequate funding for K-12 education after three decades of instability.
The May 8 walkout impacts our ability to safely operate schools. Therefore, we have determined May 8 will be a non-student day, with the exceptions noted below.
- AP/IB testing (to be proctored by administrators and classified staff; transportation will be provided, routes TBD)
- Previously scheduled Outdoor School taking place the week of May 6
- Extra-curricular athletics and activities
- Free student breakfast and lunch at limited sites, TBD
- After school programs currently in place (contact provider for hours of operation)
- Students attending Early College High School (licensed staff will not report)
BEA has agreed to a reduction of the contractual work year from 198 licensed days to 197 licensed days. Therefore, May 8 will be an unpaid day for all licensed employees, and the day will not be made up. The savings will help mitigate next year’s anticipated staff reductions.
We support the goal and urgency of convincing the Legislature to make a significant new investment in Oregon schools, however, we regret a walkout prohibits us from safely operating schools and the impact this decision will have on students and families. Therefore, May 8 will be an administrator-directed work day for classified staff allowing adequate supervision of the limited activities outlined above.
Further details will be forthcoming. The Beaverton School District will continue to tirelessly advocate for adequate and stable school funding for our students.
Don Grotting, Superintendent
2019-2020 BSD Budget and potential impact at ACMA
- An anticipated District-wide shortfall of $35 million for 2019-20
- District-wide personnel reductions that include administrative, teacher and classified staff
- A budget reduction of 15% across schools
- An increase in student-teacher ratio/class sizes
- Elimination of funding for PYP coordinators and PYP world language teachers (among other programs)
- Reduction of elementary intervention teachers from full-time to half-time
Our classroom staffing allocation will potentially decrease by 4 teachers. This could change in the coming months as enrollment numbers settle and the budget picture becomes more clear.
While this will mean class averages rising across all disciplines, electives and core programs, we will continue all of our pathways and performances
I encourage all parents to stay informed of the BSD BUDGET PROCESS and participate as you see fit. We are also dependent on Oregon State Legislative decisions that can either add to or detract from our funding estimates.
No School on May 27th
Significance of Memorial Day 2019Memorial Day formally known as Decoration Day, is a federal holiday observed yearly on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day 2019 is a day that commemorates all men and women who have died while serving in the military for the United States of America.
Thank you to the ACMA Community & BEF!
Congratulations! Through support from our generous community and the Beaverton Education Foundation, the Ballpoint has reached full funding.
We can now continue an integral part of ACMA’s writing culture - Ballpoint. This project allows 250 writing students to publish their work in gorgeous, professional anthologies through Amazon's self-publishing arm.
Mr. Reed receives a Science grant
Special Visitors on Campus
New Digs For Carl & Friedrich!
Congratulations National Scholastic Art Award Winners!
As you might already know, ACMA students did very well with the Scholastic Art Awards in the regional competition with 140 awards (Gold, Silver & Honorable Mention). The Gold winners went on to compete nationally and the results came in this morning.
Congratulate the following students if you see them around because winning at the national level is a great honor...
Eli Boverman (Silver for drawing)
Isabel Kristensen (Silver for photo)
Chloe Montague (Silver for photo)
Annarose Speede (3 Silver for drawing/painting & 1 Gold!!! for painting).
State Assessment Score Reporting - Student Test Results in ParentVUE
The administration of our state assessments will take place between May 13th and May 24th. State test scores will be available in ParentVUE! You will be able to see your child’s test results sooner than in prior years with less impact on the environment. For the English Language Arts and Math tests, a student’s score is available in ParentVUE two weeks after both parts of the test are completed. Due to the implementation of the new state science test this year, science scores will not be available until next fall after passing scores are identified by the Oregon Department of Education. The Testing Information tab in ParentVUE has links to additional information about your child’s scores. If you need assistance activating a ParentVUE account, please contact your child’s school. Learn more about ParentVUE. Please note: these scores are not currently available in the ParentVue phone app. Students whose parents/guardians do not have an active ParentVUE account will receive a paper report of test scores. Paper score reports with English Language Arts and Math test results with will be sent home with students on the last day of school. Score reports will be mailed over the summer for students with English Language Arts and Math test results that arrive after the paper score reports are printed in June. Students with at least one parent/guardian with ParentVUE access may request a printed report by contacting Kay Jenkins by email at email@example.com or by phone at 503.356.4594.
Online Parent Class
Registration is now open for OHSU’s online Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) parent class, which begins on April 15th! These classes are sponsored by the Oregon Health Authority and are open to any parents, foster providers, or primary caregivers living in Oregon (and potentially SW Washington) which allows one to attend at no cost. The flyer and registration form is attached. Space is limited, and it is first come first serve, so register early. And no later than April 8th.
About This Class
This is an 8-week course in CPS, broken into 8 sessions, each 90 minutes long. It is basically the equivalent of a CPS Tier 1 training, but tailored for parents, and it takes place entirely online. Parents will need to have access to email, basic computer skills and internet access with a web camera in order to participate in the sessions. Parents who attend all 8 sessions will be awarded a certificate for 12 training hours.
The class takes place on Mondays from 5:30-7:30pm in a virtual classroom using Zoom.
Session 1: April 15
Session 2: April 22
Session 3: April 29
Session 4: May 6
Session 5: May 13
Session 6: May 20
Session 7: May 27
Session 8: June 3
Please complete the attached registration form and return no later than April 8th to firstname.lastname@example.org
What Is Erin’s Law?
In 2015, the Oregon legislature passed SB 856, also known as Erin’s Law. Erin’s Law requires the development and adoption of child sexual abuse prevention programs for students in
kindergarten through 12th grade in all Oregon public schools. SB
856 mandates that all Oregon Public Schools provide:
- A minimum of 4 instructional sessions (equal to or greater than a standard class period) of sex abuse prevention instruction per year for grades kindergarten through 12.
- Sexual abuse instruction that is integrated and part of required district comprehensive sexuality education plan and is aligned with state standards.
- Instruction that is age appropriate, medically accurate, and is not shame or fear based.
- Instruction that is culturally inclusive and is responsive to diverse students including race, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation.
ACMA will begin implementing the 4 Erin’s Law lessons starting in May. Skills addressed in the lessons include techniques to recognize sexual abuse, effective communication skills to establish boundaries, and skills to tell a trusted adult.
In all areas, parents and guardians are a child’s first and most influential teachers. Parents, guardians and schools share a common goal: we want students of all ages to be valued, respected, and safe in all aspects of their lives. Additional information on Erin’s Law can be found on the district website listed below:
Applications for the 2018-2019 Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board now open
The City of Beaverton invites youth in grades 9-12 to apply for a position on the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board (MYAB). MYAB is an ad-hoc committee made up of 20 high school students from Beaverton area high schools.
The application can be found at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/MYAB. Application deadline: Friday, May 20, 2019.
MYAB was established to provide a voice for youth in our community. Students are selected by Mayor Denny Doyle to serve on the board. MYAB reports to the mayor and city council on issues of concern to youth. MYAB’s mission is to serve the common good of the community and provide a voice for youth in decisions and policies of the city. MYAB focuses on community service projects and promoting youth activism.
For questions, contact Emily Van Vleet at 503-526-2543 or email@example.com
Attention Students in grades 9-12: Beaverton Youth Summit is Back!
Sponsored by the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board, the Beaverton Youth Summit will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Beaverton City Library Auditorium, 12375 SW 5th St.
Two separate panels will discuss entrepreneurship and local government and will be a great opportunity for students to explore career opportunities in both of these fields. A burrito lunch will be provided.
RSVP at BeavertonOregon.gov/YouthSummit