The Quill 02/07/2020

Creating Opportunities Together

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A Thought or Two from Mr. Nieslanik


This edition of The Quill is small, as we are trying to get several pieces of important information to you before we send out our Forecasting edition of The Quill next week.


I wanted to highlight the Spaghetti Feed on February 18th from 5:00-7:00pm. We invite ALL SRHS families to this event as we raise money for Grad Night and also honor the 2019-20 inductees into the SRHS Hall of Achievement. The first class of inductees includes founding principal, Sarah Boly; long-time SRHS and BSD coach, Rod Harman; All-American softball standout, Ashley Charters; and Major League Baseball player, Darwin Barney. We invite you to join the fun, enjoy a delicious dinner, and support Grad Night 2020!


You can buy tickets at https://squareup.com/store/southridge-pto.



We look forward to seeing you on February 18th.


Until next time,


David

SRHS Principal

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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.

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State Testing Update

This spring, juniors will take the Oregon State Assessment in English Language Arts, Math, and Science. These required tests are used to satisfy the essential skills requirements for graduation.


Parents may opt students out of the English Language Arts and Math tests by submitting a form to the office. Any student who is exempted from a state test will be given supervised study time while other students are testing.


Here is a link to additional information about the tests as well as the opt-out form: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/assessment/Documents/Opt-Out_Form_2019-20.pdf
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ACT Test-Feb. 25th

The Beaverton School District will again provide ACT testing for all of our grade 10 - 11 students on February 25. On that day, at all high schools across the District, juniors will take the ACT Plus Writing college admissions test. At the same time, 10th graders will take the Pre-ACT tests.


There is no 9th grade testing this year. Ninth graders will start the day in Advisory, and will have several planned activities for the day. Freshmen may also use this day as an opportunity to participate in a job shadow with their parents or other adult and earn up to 6 hours of service-learning hours upon completion of the Service Learning Reflection Form.


Students will be dismissed at 1:00, and buses will run on regular routes.



March2Success provides an online study program to help students prepare for standardized tests, improve school work and review materials. Please follow the link: www.march2success.com.

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HeartSmart Screenings-Feb. 26th-28th

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Diverse Educator Pathway

Diverse Educator Pathway is designed to fill critical shortages of bilingual and/or culturally competent teachers in the county. Join us to hear more! Individualized advising, including options for obtaining a GED or gaining English language skills, will be available: bring your college transcripts (optional).

All educational backgrounds are welcome and childcare will be provided.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3 5:30 - 7:30 PM SOUTHRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

9625 SW 125th Ave,

Beaverton, OR, 97008

Bus Line 62 to SW Scholls Ferry & North Dakota/125th Bus Line 92 to SW Conestoga & 125th

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Congratulations Speech and Debate Team!

The team came home from the McMinnville High school Tournament soaring !

Jonah Paterson & Christiana Ivkin took 1st place in Parliamentary Debate

Jonah Paterson took 4th for Impromptu speaking

Valen Williams took 7th for Extemporaneous Speaking

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Hope Regional Acting Festival


Congratulations to out qualifiers!

Finn Rutis and Julia Perfili- Musical duo state qualifier

Julia Perfili- Solo acting state qualifier

Lana Sage- Musical solo state qualifier

Liana Greger- Musical duo regional finalist

Jose Maldonado- Solo acting novice regional finalist

Lana Sage- Playwriting state qualifier

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Multicultural Soccer Teams

Help build community at Southridge through SOCCER! We are looking for volunteers* to coach and manage our Multicultural soccer teams (boys & girls). This is a fun, mildly competitive, recreational soccer league. Generally there are 2-3 practices a week. Practices start as soon as you are ready. There are 5-6 games total. Games are Saturdays starting after spring break. Managers are not required to attend practices. *This may become a paid position, depending on the approval of grant funding. Please contact SRHS teacher Mikaela Vanderperren for more information (mikaela_vanderperren@beaverton.k12.or.us).
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Upcoming Events

2/3-2/7: Cram the Cage Spirit Week

2/11: Noche Hispana, 6-8pm-Library

2/12: PTO Meeting @ 6:30 pm, LCR

2/13: MFG & Construction Career Exploration/Expo Day @ 6pm

2/17: No School -President's Day

2/18: No School-Staff Development Day

2/20: Southridge Showcase, 6:30-8:30pm

2/25: ACT Exam

3/5: Principal Chat, 6:30-7:30pm @ Conestoga