Tiger Beat February 24th, 2023



Meet with Superintendent Shauna Schmerer and school board members for our final Soup with the Superintendent event of the school year!

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Do you know a current Bandon School District staff member who has made a difference in your life, the life of a child, or to the community? It can be any employee: a teacher, or an educational assistant, a bus driver or a secretary or a food service worker, an administrator or a custodian. Our district is filled with great staff!

Visit our website at www.bandon.k12.or.us and click on the Bandon Distinguished Tiger Award Nomination Form link. Complete the fillable form, and add no more than one page to the form explaining why you believe this Bandon staff member deserves the Bandon Distinguished Tiger Award. Be persuasive! Give it your all! Tell us as many details as you can about the staff member and what makes them deserving of this award.

Return completed form and one page essay to the following:
Joseph Bain
PO Box 659
Bandon, OR 97411
#OneTeamOneMission #CommUnity #Valued
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One Budget Committee Member Still Needed

We have one remaining opening on our Budget Committee, for a three year term expiring 6/30/2026. Please consider serving! There is only a three meeting commitment each spring.

The Budget Committee reviews the District’s budget and recommends needed changes. The Committee conducts business in evening public meetings held between May and June. The Budget Committee also approves the Budget Document and forwards it to the School Board for adoption by the end of June.

Interested people who are registered voters living within the district boundary should submit a letter of interest to rachelh@bandon.k12.or.us

Please include the following in your email:

1. Name

2. Address

3. Phone number

4. E-mail

5. Why you want to serve on the budget committee.

6: What skills and experience you have that would benefit the committee.

Thank you!

School Messenger

Please be sure that you have signed up for School Messenger in order to get news quickly and efficiently!

Utilizing School Messenger, we will be able to deliver text messages straight to your mobile phone.

You can participate in this free service just by sending a text message of "Y" or "Yes" to our school's short code number, 67587.

You can also opt out anytime.
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Bandon High School's 2023 Valedictorians and Salutatorian

Bandon High School is proud to congratulate the Valedictorians and Salutatorian of the 2023 graduating class.

Each of these students is recognized and congratulated for their high cumulative academic achievements during their four years at Bandon High School. Their academic excellence has resulted in them being ranked the top scholars of their class.

The Class of 2023 Valedictorians are the students with the highest grade point average among all students in their graduating class. Five students in the Class of 2023 achieved the highest grade point average possible, which is a 4.0, or straight A's. Congratulations Daniel Cabrera, Ellrya Knight, Danielle McLain, Hallie Minkler, and Abigail Weston!

The Salutatorian is the student graduating with the second highest grade point average in their class. This year the grade point average was broken down to the highest thousandth. It is our pleasure to congratulate Owen Brown as the Class of 2023 Salutatorian!

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Environmental Science Project

Mr. Hatfield and his Environmental Science class braved the elements on Tuesday to work on a restoration project out 42 south. Students spent time planting different species of plants along the riverside.

Attendance Incentives

In February we started tracking attendance across grade levels. The winning grade level will receive a reward at the end of each month. The grade level that has the best attendance between now and the end of the school year, will get an additional treat! We appreciate your commitment to being at school.

Student Voice

Student Voice members have been discussing and brainstorming ideas on how to make BHS an even better place! They will be presenting their ideas at the Senate for Safe Schools Zoom meeting on Tuesday, February 28th, at 3:30 PM. New members are always welcome to join. See Ms. Buckley for more details.

Speech Team Update from Ms. Pearson

This last weekend, 11 speech kids competed at the Robert D. Clark tournament at the University of Oregon. One of the oldest speech tournaments west of the Mississippi, dating back, with different names, to the 1930s.

This tournament hosted 333 students from 29 schools in Oregon. We only competed in Individual Events, but there were debate and congress events as well.

Our kids continue to impress me, and here are our results!

Daniel C. - first place DI

Tyler E. - first place junior HI

Daniel C. - second place HI

Alessandra L. and Alivia B. - Finalist/4th place junior Duo

Ivy D. - Finalist junior Poetry

Sidda R. - Finalist open Prose

Maddie P. - second place Open radio

Bandon High - Small School Sweepstakes 1st Place winner (we earned the most overall points out of all schools with 17 or fewer entries!!)

They get a couple of weeks before competing again, but the next one, on March 11th and 12th, is our Nat Quals! There, students will be competing to earn a spot at Nationals being held in Phoenix, AZ, in June.

Then, on April 8th, we have districts for State, with State at the end of the month!

Band concert

Please join us on Tuesday, March 7th, for our All Band Concert at 7:00 PM in the Bandon High School Gymnasium!

Choir Concert

Please join us on Tuesday, March 9th, for our All Choir Concert at 7:00 PM in the Bandon High School Gymnasium!

Environmental Science Fundraiser

Mr. Hatfield's Environmental Science class is selling raffle tickets for a $500.00 Airbnb gift card, along with a vacation basket. Tickets are $15.00 a piece or 2 for $20.00. You can purchase these tickets directly from any student enrolled in Environmental Science.

Spring Sports Practice

Monday, February 27

First Day of Spring Sports Practice

Basketball state send-off

Bandon High School will be holding a state send-off today, Friday the 24th, at noon in front of the high school for both the boys' and girls' basketball teams! The teams will load the buses and follow a fire truck out of town. If you would like to help support our Tigers and their coaches, you can line up along 9th street and cheer them on, or along the highway from 9th street to Ray's Food Place as well.

The Lady Tigers will tip off against the Regis Rams tonight, at 6:00 PM. The students voted on a "Neon" themed evening, show up in neon and be ready to cheer our Lady Tigers on!

The boys are on the road to Portland today to face off against Mannahouse Academy tomorrow, Saturday, February 25th, at 4:00 PM. Good luck boys and safe travels we are cheering for you!

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athletic schedules

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HLMS Track and Field

Track practice will be starting at the end of March. If you haven't already done so, please sign your 6-8th grader now!


Math Counts Competition

On Friday, February 24th, some of our hard working students will be competing in the first round of the annual Math Counts competition. These students are

Kaila Schirmer

John Alcock

Frida Corlett

Chase Robison

Sebastian Newby

We wish these Mathletes good luck!

Upcoming music concerts

3/1- HLMS band festival at Sprague all day

3/6- HLMS choir festival at SWOCC all day

3/7- 5th-12th grade band concert BHS gym 7pm

3/9- 5th-12th grade choir concert BHS gym 7pm

Attendance Incentives

Starting this semester, we are going to begin tracking attendance across grade level. Each month, the grade with the best attendance will receive a prize. At the end of the semester, the grade with the best overall attendance will receive an additional treat. Thank you for your continued commitment to attendance.

Spirit Week

Community Events

Due to popular demand, Chess club will be continuing at the Bandon Public Library every Thursday at 3:30 PM
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Student handbook

All of our students should have recently signed a behavior agreement form that acknowledges that they have reviewed the student handbook, and know what the behavior expectations are at HLMS. We would appreciate it if you could take a moment to review the student hand book (link below) as well.
Student Hand Book (click here)

Please take some time to review our student handbook with your student. We would particularly like you to remind your student of our expectations with regards to cell phones and appropriate technology use.

Cell Phone Policy

Just a reminder, students are not allowed to have cell phones out during school hours. We require them to be kept off and in their locker or backpack during the day. This includes breaks and at lunch. Please encourage your student to come to the office or their teachers if they have a concern or need help instead of reaching out to you via cell phone during the day. This way we can help make sure that all your student's needs are being met. We have a student phone available in the commons that is always available.
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Character Strong

The Character Focus for the month of February is Honesty.
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