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LOSD News • November 15, 2019

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Lakeridge Middle School Teacher Honored

School Board Meeting

Elementary Re-boundary Review Survey Results

Special Olympics Unified Sports Program

English Language Learner Parent Group Meeting

Long Range Facilities Planning Meeting

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Meeting

Seeking Student Nominees for SASEE Award Nominations

Spanish Immersion Applications Now Open

School-Related Info: Last Chance to See Our High Schools' Musicals!

  • Lakeridge High School Musical
  • Lake Oswego High School Musical
  • Lake Oswego High School Bazaar

Community Info:

  • New Information for Quitting Vaping

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Lakeridge Middle School Teacher Honored

Lakeridge Middle School Teacher Todd Stoddard has been awarded 2020 SHAPE America Western District Teacher of the Year for the Middle School Level.

Society of Health and Physical Educators, working under the name SHAPE America, is an organization providing support to professionals specializing in health, physical education, recreation and dance.

SHAPE America’s Western District is composed of Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Todd is now in the running for National Teacher of the Year for Physical Education at the Middle School level.

Congratulations Todd on your wonderful accomplishment!

School Board Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, Nov. 18, 2019

LOSD Administration Building

Live streaming and archived video of School Board meetings

Agenda Summary:

I. Contract Review Board - 5:45 pm

II. School Board Regular Session - approx. 6:00 pm

See the full agenda and supporting materials here.

Elementary Re-Boundary Review Survey Results

Balancing class sizes and preserving neighborhood schools are what families say they value most when making decisions about elementary school boundaries. That feedback comes from the recent survey kicking off LOSD's elementary re-boundary review.

Complete survey results will be shared at the School Board meeting on Monday, Nov. 18 as part of the presentation from FLO Analytics, the firm guiding LOSD through the re-boundary review process.

Special Olympics Unified Sports

LOSD has been granted participation in the Special Olympics Unified Sports program. Principal Kevin Mills and Teacher Kasie Hansen, of Lake Oswego Junior High, are the organizers and coaches of the inclusive athletic program that unites athletes of all abilities as teammates for training and competition.

Unified Sports recently wrapped up its soccer season and is getting ready for basketball. We will be asking for basketball participants in December and will begin playing in January. For information about how your student can participate, please email Kasie Hansen at

Kevin and Kasie will be sharing more about the program at the School Board meeting on Monday, Nov. 18.

English Language Learner Parent Group Meeting

Is your student an English language (EL) learner? Please join us for an EL Parent Group Meeting.

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Lakeridge High School Rotunda

We will be sharing information about the EL learner identification process, the EL learning program, and the Oregon EL assessment. The meeting is hosted by LOSD Executive Director, Patrick Tomblin, and the EL Development staff.

Translations below are provided by Google Translate and may not be exactly accurate. Please email Ewa Campbell at for questions




您的学生是英语学习者吗?请于2019年12月11日星期三参加我们的EL家长小组会议。我们将于6:30 PM到8:00 PM在Lakeridge高中的圆形大厅开会。我们将分享有关英语学习者识别过程,英语学习计划和俄勒冈州英语语言评估的信息。这次会议由奥斯威戈湖学区执行董事Patrick Tomblin和英语语言开发人员主持。


영어 (EL) 학부모 회의


학생이 영어 학습자입니까? EL 학부모 그룹 회의를 위해 2019 년 12 월 11 일 수요일에 참여하십시오. Lakeridge High School의 Rotunda에서 오후 6시 30 분부터 오후 8 시까 지 만납니다. 우리는 영어 학습자 식별 과정, 영어 학습 프로그램 및 오레곤 영어 평가에 대한 정보를 공유 할 것입니다. 이 회의는 레이크 오스 웨고 교육구 상무 이사 Patrick Tomblin과 영어 개발 직원이 주최합니다.


اللغة الإنجليزية (EL) اجتماع الوالدين


هل الطالب طالب تعلم اللغة الإنجليزية؟ يرجى الانضمام إلينا يوم الأربعاء 11 ديسمبر 2019 لحضور اجتماع EL Parent Group. سنلتقي

في Rotunda في Lakeridge High School من الساعة 6:30 مساءً وحتى 8:00 مساءً. سنقوم بمشاركة المعلومات حول عملية تحديد هوية المتعلم باللغة الإنجليزية وبرنامج تعلم اللغة الإنجليزية وتقييم اللغة الإنجليزية في ولاية أوريغون. يستضيف الاجتماع باتريك تومبلين المدير التنفيذي لمدرسة مقاطعة ليك أوسويغو وموظفي تطوير اللغة الإنجليزية




¿Es su estudiante un aprendiz de inglés? Únase a nosotros el miércoles 11 de diciembre de 2019 para una reunión de grupo de padres EL. Nos reuniremos en la Rotonda en Lakeridge High School de 6:30 p.m. a 8:00 p.m. Vamos a compartir información sobre el proceso de identificación de aprendices de inglés, el programa de aprendizaje de inglés y la evaluación del idioma inglés de Oregon. La reunión es organizada por el Director Ejecutivo del Distrito Escolar de Lake Oswego, Patrick Tomblin, y el personal de Desarrollo del Idioma Inglés.




あなたの学生は英語学習者ですか? 2019年12月11日水曜日に、EL親グループミーティングにご参加ください。午後6時30分から午後8時まで、レイクリッジ高校のロタンダで集まります。英語学習者の識別プロセス、英語学習プログラム、オレゴン州の英語評価に関する情報を共有します。会議は、オスウィーゴ湖学区事務局長のパトリック・トムブリンと英語開発スタッフが主催します。

Long Range Facilities Planning Meeting

All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Palisades Elementary School, Room 20

1500 Greentree Ave., Lake Oswego

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Meeting

All are welcome to attend the meeting.

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019

6-8 p.m.

District Administration Board Room

2455 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego

Seeking Student Nominees for SASEE Award

Lake Oswego Rotary Club is seeking more student nominees for this year's SASEE Awards, which honor service above self in educational excellence.

Do you know an educator, support staff member, student or citizen who demonstrates a commitment to education through work, projects and activities that emphasize "service above self?" LO Rotary Club wants to recognize and support the people who make education in Lake Oswego exceptional.

To nominate someone, go to Nominations close on Jan. 10, 2020.

LO Rotary Club awards thousands of dollars in cash and scholarships in several SASEE categories. In each case, SASEE Award recipients have the opportunity to “pay it forward” by passing their monetary award on to their school or project.

  • Teachers, administrators and support staff: $1,000 for their school or project
  • Students: $1,000 for their school or project
  • Citizens: $2,500 scholarships awarded in their names to students who also demonstrate "service above self"

Spanish Immersion Applications Now Open

LOSD's Spanish Immersion program applications are now open online at For Spanish Immersion, Lake Oswego School District intakes students who are eligible for kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year.

Submitting an application is your commitment to the Spanish Immersion program; the program’s school location may change next year as a result of the LOSD elementary school re-boundary study currently in progress.

Spanish Immersion applications received between Nov. 1, 2019, and no later than Feb. 21, 2020, at 3:30 p.m., will be entered into a lottery. LOSD will hold its lottery drawing on Feb. 26, and applicants will be notified of their Spanish Immersion placement by Friday, Feb. 28.

Please note: In addition to submitting your student’s Spanish Immersion application, you must register your incoming kindergartener online either through and/or your school website. Registration for kindergarteners, and all NEW incoming students, opens Jan. 22, 2020.

For questions about the Spanish Immersion application process, please contact

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It's the last weekend to see both high school musicals!

Lakeridge High School Musical

Lakeridge High School Performing Arts presents Urinetown the Musical, a satirical comedy about the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics.

Nov. 7, 9, 14 and 16 at 7 p.m.

Nov. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m.

Lakeridge High School Auditorium

Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance.

Click here to purchase your tickets.

$12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, $8 for students with ASB cards

Lake Oswego High School Musical

Come and enjoy the talented Lake Oswego High School drama cast and crew presenting the highly entertaining, Tony Award winning musical Chicago. LOHS will be performing the High School Edition of Chicago to ensure the production is more family friendly for all audiences.

November 7, 9, 14 and 16 at 7 p.m.

November 9 and 16 at 2 p.m.

Lake Oswego High School Auditorium

Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance.

Click here to reserve your tickets today!

$15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

Lake Oswego High School Bazaar

Kick-off your holiday shopping at the 4th annual LOHS Holiday Bazaar!

Saturday, Nov. 30

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Lake Oswego High School Cafeteria

Admission is free!

Shop from more than 60 local artists and makers selling a wide variety of high-quality handmade items. Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win some amazing prizes donated by our vendors.

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New Information for Quitting Vaping

Oregon Health Authority has developed new flyers outlining a number of resources available for helping adults and teens quit vaping. For information, visit:

LOSD prohibits the use, distribution or sale of tobacco products and inhalant delivery systems. For the complete policy, visit:

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Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage

LOSD has ramped up its social media presence. Please join us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LOSD_Proud


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