Westview Wildcat Weekly
November 23 - November 24, 2020
Newsletter for WHS Students and Families
Here is this week's newsletter.
We are thankful for our amazing students, staff, and community!
Thank you for your partnership and support!
Two-Day Week This Week
- NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Holiday)
December 21-January 1
- NO SCHOOL (Winter Break)
Westview Theater Showcase Cabaret, RISE UP!
This weekend the Westview Thespians will stream the recorded Westview HS Showcase Cabaret, RISE UP! featuring songs and scenes from characters who stand up for what they believe in, revolt/rebel, overcome obstacles, emerge, unlock their potential, or take courage and do it!
The showcase cabaret features current Westview thespians, along with WHS Theatre alumni. The cabaret will run Thursday, November 19th at 7pm and then play through Saturday night, November 21st. Find the link on Facebook. Search: Westview Theatre
Speech & Debate Continues Success
Despite restrictions, the Wildcat Speech and Debate team is not slowing down. Weekly practices continue to be productive, and we've already begun our on-line competition season. Coaches are very proud of everyone who contributed in securing a team Sweepstakes award recently at the "Toro" Arizona tournament in competition against 50 other high schools from 12 states. This was a highly competitive event prepping students for the Tournament of Champions, sponsored by the University of Kentucky. As we do every year, the team will continue to compete hard at additional National Circuit and local tournaments throughout the year.
Westview Staff Interviews
AP Exams Update
Thank you to everyone for your support as we navigate AP testing sign-ups during CDL. If your student is currently enrolled in an AP course, they should have registered for the course exam in their class. We did this because, for this year only, students will not be monetarily penalized should they choose not to test. If your student will not be enrolled in the class until Quarter 3 they will sign up and be billed at that time.
We are getting rosters organized in order to start applying fees for AP exams. All students will be billed for an exam this year. If your student wishes to test, you will need to pay that fee by March 1st. Paying for the fee tells us you intend to test. Leaving the fee on the account unpaid tells us you do not wish to test. Unpaid fees will be removed and exams cancelled after the March 1st deadline.
At this point, AP is still hoping exams will be in person. A final decision on this will be made by College Board in January. Because of this, some families may want to wait until January to make payments.
If a student is interested in signing up for an exam offered at Westview, but it is not taking the course at some point in the 2020-21 school year, please have them contact Kara Ferris, the Advanced Programs coordinator, about registering. The deadline for fall registration is November 15th.
Cap and Gown Orders for Graduation
Dear Senior Families
I know words like “virtual” and “hybrid” are not wording you normally associate with school, and certainly not your senior year. The challenges you and we have experienced have been both substantial and challenging. I do want to recognize and thank all of you for adjusting to this new normal. Our hope is that by year’s end things will have improved dramatically.
While many things have changed, one thing that has not changed is the tradition of graduation. Come June 13, you will be recognized, you will be rewarded, you will be celebrated. To secure that reality, you will be placing your graduation order for your Cap & Gown and other graduation materials in an event we are calling “Senior Graduation Order Week”.
Please visit this page: Jostens.com
If you have any questions, please let me know. We want to make this as simple and easy as possible.
2056 NE Aloclek Drive, #309
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Westview Face Masks
WHS Face Masks
Various options and sizes
This store launches 11/6 @ 10AM...and closes 11/23 @ 11:59PM
See all your options and more information at this link:
Wellness includes access to healthy food. If you or your family need any support in getting food, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will work with you to get you connected to food resources. If you do not have transportation to pick up food, please reach out and we will work with you. Here are some local resources below.
Beaverton School District Free meals for all children: Find free food school bus stop locations and free food box pick up https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition-services/meals
Oregon Food Bank: Find free food pick up locations nearest you. Quick Links to Map Finder: https://foodfinder.oregonfoodbank.org/
Rock Creek Church Food Pantry
Shares parking lot with Westview.
Every Tuesday 3pm-6pm
Shopping Pantry Waiting List: You can sign up to reserve your place in line starting at 2pm. From your computer, cell, or their kiosk.
Sunset Presbyterian Church Food Closet
14986 NW Cornell Rd Portland OR, 97229
- Open during pantry hours: Wednesday 930-11:30am and 4-6pm
- Limited home delivery, need care to share account
Care to Share Locations
- Call to make an account: 503-591-9025
- Limited home delivery and multiple pick up locations
Unity of Beaverton
12650 SW 5th St, Beaverton, OR 97005
Hours are Tues - Wed 10AM - 4PM
St. Juan Diego St. Vincent De Paul Pantry
5995 NW 178th Portland OR 97229
- When family arrives, they are asked the number of people in the household and are given a list of items. They have gluten free and dairy free options - may want to call in advance to see what is in stock.
- COVID hours: Mondays (4-530pm) Thursday (10-1130am) and Friday (11am-1230pm)
Do not hesitate to reach out for more resources! Mitzy_king@beaverton.k12.or.us
From Westview Technology Team
Technology News and Updates
New this week on our WHS Technology for Parents and Students Site http://bit.ly/whsfuture:
Does your student need Tech Help?
Every Wednesday after Advisory I will be available in my Zoom room from 10:45-11:30 for any student that needs help. In the weeks to come, I am hoping to offer small model lessons on tools they can use in your class. Let me know if there is a tool you would like me to share! Here's the link. I have also been at our Westview Works homework help and tutoring sessions on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 3-4p (Here is the link.)
Apply here for a free wifi hotspot. We have a limited number, and they will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
Having an issue with GoogleDocs or Zoom?
Generally this is due to a miscommunication about how you are signed in. Watch this video to learn (0-1m) how to make sure you are signed into BSD Zoom and (1:20m-2:24m) how to clear your cache to make GoogleDocs work.
Take and Make Among Us Figures for Teens Tweens
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - Friday, December 4, 2020
Teen Photo Contest: Comfort Food Photo (begins) [online]
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Is your student having any issues with their device? Is the stylus not working, the wifi glitchy? The BSD Student Help Desk is available to provide support:
Monday - Friday (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
From College and Career Center
Some terrific events are planned for seniors to help you with college admissions and scholarship applications!
Check out the list:
SOU Application workshop, application fee deferred
PSU Application workshop, application fee deferred
PCC Overview and Foundation Scholarship Presentation Part I
Future Connect Scholarship Presentation Part I
PCC Foundation Scholarship and Future Connect Overview and Work Session Part II
Details for Each Event Here:
Ever thought of attending Southern Oregon University? Students, here’s your chance to receive help walking through the application process to become a Raider. Meet Erin, SOU Admissions Counselor, who will help you create your own application and answer all of your questions. Your application fee will be deferred.
Here are the details for the SOU Workshop
- Tuesday, Nov. 24th, 11:00-12:00 Students should arrive on time as much as possible so that the rep doesn’t have to backtrack with instructions.
- Sign up ahead of time to attend using this Google Form:
Log into the event with this link: https://sou.zoom.us/j/83044466231
Ever thought of attending Portland State University? Students, here’s your chance to receive help walking through the application process to become a Viking. Meet Cree PSU Admissions Counselor who will help you create your own application and answer all of your questions.
Here are the details for the PSU Workshop
- Wednesday, December 2nd, 12:30-2:00 Students arrive on time as much as possible so that the rep doesn’t have to backtrack with instructions.
- Sign up ahead of time to attend using this Google Form:
Link for the event Virtual URL: https://pdx.zoom.us/s/89655374266
PCC Overview, Wednesday Dec. 9th, 10:00-10:30 then Jana Dougherty will tag team with Heidi for a 10:30-11:00 PCC Foundation Scholarship and Future Connect Presentation. They will do a follow up workshop, Wed. Dec. 16th @ noon, where Heidi and Jana will do a mini overview of the scholarships and spend time helping students edit their essays and complete applications.
OSAC Presentation, Learn how to access 600 scholarships and $10,000,000 in funds in 30 minutes! Wed. Dec. 9th @ Noon.
ASPIRE Volunteers Needed
Aspire is the state of Oregon's mentoring program to help students access education and training beyond high school. The program matches trained, supportive adult volunteer mentors with seniors to help them develop a post high school plan which meets their career and educational goals. To learn more, contact Ann Voorhees WHS College & Career Specialist. email@example.com
Senior Academies are extended experiences offered by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. These offer opportunities for seniors to meet professionals in a variety of fields. Academies may include hands-on experiences, projects, or certifications. Current openings include Academies for Engineering and Business Entrepeneur. Upcoming include Medical, Computer Engineering with Intel, Construction. Law & Legal, Graphic Arts, Fine Arts, and more. To register and learn more go to the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce School to Career website. https://hillsborochamberor.com/stc/stcevents/
College Rep Visits
Over 200 College Rep Visits are coming to you virtually. Often these people are the first readers of admissions applications and it's a great way to learn facts about a college which are not on their website.
To see the full calendar and sign up for a presentation by a college rep, Juniors and Seniors go to your Grade Level Class or All Student page in Canvas and tap the College Career button for all the information.
WHS Scholarship List
Seniors have access to a weekly curated scholarship list. They access this through Canvas in their Senior Class by tapping the College Career button.
Here is a list of upcoming rep visits:
Grading and Reporting and 4x4 Schedule
With the district shift to a 4x4 schedule we would like to send out another reminder of what that does to our grading and academic calendar. Because year-long courses are compressed to 18 weeks and all semester long courses are compressed to 9 weeks, the 9-week grades (Nov. 13th) go on to the transcript as semester grades, part of the permanent record and GPA. Historically, students are in the mindset of having until the end of January to "get their grades up" but that is no longer the case. This is not new news, but we want all parents and students to be aware.
Here are the official grading dates for the remainder of the year:
November 13 (9 weeks)-End of Semester (Final Grades/Grading Day--Grades Updated)
January 8 (15 weeks)--Grades Updated
February 5 (18 weeks)--End of Semester (Final Grades/Grading Day--Grades Updated)
March 19 (6 weeks)-- Progress Report (Grades Updated)
April 16 (9 weeks)-- End of Semester (Final Grades/Grading Day--Grades Updated)
May 28 (15 weeks)-- Progress Report (Grades Updated)
June 21 (18 weeks)--End of Semester (Final Grades/Grading Day-Grades Updated)
Your Help Keeping Social Media Safe
We have seen social media interactions that are harmful, harassing, and racist amongst some of our students. While some of these exchanges take place away from school, we expect our students to model the Wildcat Way all hours of the day.
We appreciate your help maintaining a safe community for all of our Westview students.
BSD - Social and Political Expression
Health Curriculum Review
As always, you are welcome to reach out with any questions or concerns.
Dear Health 1 Parents:
Welcome to Health 1! Health 1 Apex Overview.pdf is an overview of the lessons we will be covering in Apex this quarter, they are highlighted in yellow. The lessons are also listed in the parent Canvas course in the modules (along with the study guides). However, in order to view the lessons in their entirety, you will need to have your child log-in to Apex through their Canvas course. For this reason, you will not be able to view the full lessons until the quarter for Health 1 starts for your child. From there you can click on the lessons we will cover to view content. To join the parent Canvas course to preview curriculum you can join with this link: https://bsd.instructure.com/enroll/8KPRPE
Please note, the sexual health unit begins at the start of week 6 of the course, so you will have 5 weeks from the start of the quarter to review the lessons in that unit. Please click this link below for opt-out information including the form (“Exemption from Instruction” near the bottom of the page): https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/curriculum-instruction-assessment/health-secondary
All other lessons (not in Apex) are in the parent Canvas course and can be viewed by clicking on them in the modules.
The Health 1 Team
Here is a link to the Health 2 class Canvas page (https://bsd.instructure.com/courses/82849). Everything is up so our community can find all the presentations, assignments, and information for the Sexual Health Unit at the very bottom of the Modules section.
We are always welcome to work alongside our parents and guardians if you questions or concerns. Know that you can always contact your Health teacher.
Please click this link below for opt-out information including the form (“Exemption from Instruction” near the bottom of the page): https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/curriculum-instruction-assessment/health-secondary
BHS Family Toolkit
Westview Zoom Norms and Expectations
Students - This is our virtual classroom. Let’s keep it a positive space that is conducive to learning. We’ve got this!
Be sure you are logged into your BSD student account.
Show up to class a couple of minutes early and wait to be admitted.
We will ask that you identify yourself with your preferred first and last name before your teacher welcomes you in from the waiting room.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts and joining conversations, but please keep your audio on mute until you want to speak. This will help limit background noise.
Whenever possible, find a quiet place free of distractions (siblings, parents, television, etc.)
You are welcome to keep your video off, but please stay present with us.
If you have a question, use the chat box, or raise your hand.
Respect others' privacy by not taking screenshots of participants or recording sessions.
Have patience with yourself and others. We’re all in this together.
Remember, Zoom sessions are recorded.
BSD Return To School Site
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
Ms. Silva (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 (Jk-Pg) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Westhora (Ph-Z) email@example.com
Mr. Pedersen firstname.lastname@example.org
Other links that may be helpful:
2020-2021 Tentative School Calendar
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook
Looking forward to a great year!
We are a community that inspires students to believe in themselves and successfully
advocate for their future goals.