November 11 - 15, 2019
This Week's Schedule
Monday, November 11 – 2019 - Veteran’s Day - School Closed
Tuesday, November 12 – A Day
Wednesday, November 13 - B Day - College Day
National Sports Signing Day 2:45 pm SC
Thursday, November 14 - A Day
Friday, November 15, B Day - PRIDE Friday
November 18 – Winter sports begin
November 18 -22 – Gratitude messages to friends
November 20 – PTO Meeting 6:30 pm N113
November 21 - Winter Sports Parent Night 5:45 pm Main Gym
November 21 & 22 – Unplugged Auditions 2:30 pm
November 21-23 – Fall Play "The Beaux' Stratagem" 7:00 pm
November 23 – Band to Seattle
November 27 – 29 School Closed – Thanksgiving Holiday
December 2 – Staff Development Day – No Students
December 6 – Westview Unplugged 5:00 –7:00 pm
December 6 – Doubleheader G & B Basketball 5:30 & 7:00 pm
December 9-13 – Winter Week
December 10 & 11 – Mock Interviews
December 11 & 12 – Musical Vocal Auditions 2:30 pm
December 12 – Band Concert 7:00 pm
December 13 – Musical Dance Auditions
December 13 & 14 Rose City Wrestling
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.
Honors Diploma Applicants
Senior students interested in earning the Westview Honors Diploma in the spring must get their Service Learning applications approved before counting hours. The deadline for turning in Service Learning applications is Friday, November, 8th. Please see Mrs. Ferris in the Upper North Teacher Cluster for an application.
ACE Mentorship Program for Students in Grades 11 & 12
Do you know a junior or senior who is interested in Architecture, Construction or Engineering (ACE)? If so, the ACE Mentor Program might interest them. Students can design a building, learn valuable work skills, and explore careers in architecture, construction and engineering.
ACE is a FREE after-school program for high school juniors and seniors interested in Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE). Student teams collaborate on a building design project under the guidance of industry professionals. ACE also offers college scholarships for seniors and summer camp opportunities for juniors.
ACE STUDENTS gain valuable career skills, network with professionals, and explore ACE careers.
ACE MENTORS give back to their community, inspire the next generation, and attract new talent to the industry.
The program runs January – May 2020 and applications are due Friday, November 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Students are placed on a Tuesday or Thursday team with 10-15 students from different high schools and 7-10 mentors from a mix of architecture, construction, and engineering firms. Teams meet 13 times (once a week or once every two weeks) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Light meals are served at each meeting and supplies are provided. Prior experience and outside homework are not required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from meetings.
Meetings are held in downtown Portland at ACE mentors’ offices and job sites. Students have the opportunity to visit multiple professional workplaces, learn how to network, and explore career paths within the ACE industry. Teams design a building together, and students present their projects to a large audience at the program finale in May.
ACE will hold an optional Student/Family Information Session on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Merlo Station High School, 1841 SW Merlo Dr., Beaverton.
For more information, visit the ACE Mentor Program website at acementor.org/Portland-or, or refer students to your school’s college and career coordinator/counselor.
Aloha High School Automotive Technology Program
Students, staff and community members gathered at the Aloha High School Automotive Technology Program Open House Celebration on Tuesday, October 29, to celebrate the newly remodeled ASE Educational Foundation (NATEF) facility, meet community and industry partners and learn about the Automotive Technology Program.
Representatives from community colleges and automotive schools hosted tables with information about credits required to complete an automotive degree. Additionally, representatives from local businesses had information regarding internships and job shadowing opportunities that are vital to a student's working knowledge of an auto shop and job expectations.
The Aloha High School Automotive Technology Program is the only NATEF certified program in the state of Oregon. NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) is a non-profit organization that assesses automotive training programs against industry standards. There are several benchmarks that must be met by a program in order to become initially certified and then every 3-5 years a reassessment is performed to ensure a high quality of education and enforcement of rigid guidelines.
At the Open House, Ford Motor Company launched their new Ford ACE (Automotive Career Exploration) partnership, which raises awareness and increases opportunities within the automotive industry and moves students one step closer to jobs as entry-level automotive service technicians at Ford/Lincoln dealerships. Locally, Landmark Ford and Dick's Mackenzie Ford sponsor the Aloha High School Automotive Technology Program and will be available at the Open House.
The Ford ACE partnership joins the already thriving America Honda and Cummins Factory Curriculum.
We have made changes to the Chromebook Damage/Loss Program that are effective immediately. These changes were made to provide a more consistent and equitable District-provided technology experience for our students across our schools. The language to the Damage/Loss Program has been updated on the district web page where the Chromebook Information is stored. The text to the Damage/Loss Program is also included below.
Summary of the changes:
• The Chromebook chargers/power cords and styli are now covered in the Damage/Loss Program.
• First incident of accidental damage or loss to the charger or stylus is covered. No charge.
• Second and subsequent incidents of accidental damage or loss to the charger or stylus will result in the following charges:
• Charger: $10.00
• Stylus: $5.00
For more information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, see the district's Chromebook page here.
New this week on our WHS Technology for Parents and Students Site http://bit.ly/whsfuture:
Portland Book Festival this coming Saturday, Nov. 9.
FREE event for students, check out the young adult lineup here: https://literary-arts.org/calendar/tag/ya/ Adult passes are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Paid admissions includes a $5 book voucher redeemable at the book fair. Admission is free to youth ages 17 and younger and students with a valid high school ID. *Note: free tickets do not include the $5 book fair voucher. For more information, check out the event website here: https://literary-arts.org/event/portland-book-festival-2019/
Tech Thirty Thursday
The Creative Space in S216 is up and running. Do you have a student working on a project? Would they just like to spend some time creating items with our craft supplies? S216 will be open on most A days during both lunches for students to stop by and use the space to support their creativity and learning.
Information literacy is quickly becoming one of the most important topics to cover in schools across the United States.The threats of fake news, social media misinformation, and lightning-fast information transmission have made digital tools dangerous to handle — unless you handle them correctly. As your students work on researching topics, it is helpful to remind them of the BSD databases available to them here: http://bit.ly/researchbsd19 Loaded with librarian approved sources (and access codes for BSD students using resources at home, also located here: http://bit.ly/codes19 ), using these resources will help them navigate confusing informational sources.
Done with Halloween? Don’t know what to do with your costume?
Think about donating it to our Creation Space! Students could use the costumes for movie making. Always warmly accepting donations of crafts and other arts supplies as well.
Want to De-clutter? Send your Used Board Games or Craft Supplies to WHS library
WHS library and Creative Space is accepting donations of board games and/or craft supplies to use on projects with our students. Either/or would be warmly accepted at the WHS library.
College & Career Center
The College Career Center news includes an ROTC Scholarship Presentation Tue. Nov 12th 1:05 in the CCC. Learn how to avoid college debt, get your college education, and serve your country. Bring lots of questions and gain lots of answers.
College rep visits are wrapping up for the year. See the complete list of those visiting WHS this week.
Senior Project, 11th grade Mock Interviews and CRLEs
12th grade students should have submitted their Senior Project idea to their Community Teacher. Senior Projects are part of the required Career Education credit all students must complete to graduate.
11th graders have Mock Interviews coming up on December 10th and 11th. They should be uploading or completing a resume in CIS to prepare for their interview. Mock Interviews are part of the required Career Education credit all students must complete to graduate.
ALL students were able to hear three community members speak about their career paths. This was a Career Related Learning Experience (CRLEs). CRLEs should be completed in their CIS website. CRLEs are part of the required Career Education credit all students must complete to graduate.
Photos From the Week
Options School Application for 2020-2021 Now Open
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now available. Please do some investigation of the Learning Options Programs online and plan to attend one or more of the open houses that are available. Students may only select one option on their application.
All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries. Beginning October 14, current Beaverton School District students are able to apply online using their BSD student ID. Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school will need to complete a paper application available online, or at any school office beginning October 14, 2019. Applicants who do not have internet access may also complete a paper application available at any school office. Please give careful consideration to your choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.
Applications must be received no later than Friday, December 6, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. (PST).
OFFICE OF LEARNING OPTIONS
Information Line: 503.356.4440 • FAX: 503.356.4415
Fri., December 6, 2019 ------- Applications due no later than 4:00 p.m. PST.
Wed., December 11, 2019 ------- Electronic Lottery conducted for the 2020-21 School Year.
Acceptance or wait pool notifications will be sent via email on Dec. 12.
Students who are not selected via the lottery will be emailed a Second Consideration application for the school for which they applied where applicable.
Thurs., January 9, 2020 ------- Second Consideration applications due to schools.
Wed., January 29, 2020 ------- Deadline to accept/decline enrollment – by 4:00 p.m. PST
Vaping - Please talk with your student
Yearbook and Senior Portrait Information
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) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Budhi (Car-Fo) email@example.com
Mr. Shaw (Fr-Ji) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Rosser (Jk-Mb) email@example.com
Dr. Wright (Mc-Pg). firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Stremme (Ph-Sr) email@example.com
Ms. Pearson (Ss-Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
Admin Alpha List:
Mrs. Myers (A-Ji) email@example.com
Mrs. Fitzpatrick (Jo-Pg) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Westhora (Ph-Z) email@example.com
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