Welcome to the New Middle School!


It is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to the newest middle school in the Beaverton School District. Our team is working hard to prepare for our opening in Fall 2021 and I’m excited to share information about selection of a school name, family information nights, student forecasting meetings, and Parent Teacher Club (PTC) planning meetings.

School Name

Monday, Feb. 22nd The BSD School Board will finalize the selection of our school name. Four names were presented to the School Board earlier this month, following recommendations from the community and the gathering of opinions from our incoming students. The four names presented were Cedar Falls, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Timberland, and Tumwater, a Chinook Wawa word for waterfall. Tumchuck, another Chinook Wawa word for waterfall, was also discussed by the School Board. You’re invited to read the School Naming Report and share comments with the school board here beginning today at 12:00 pm through Monday, February 22 at 12:00 pm.

Family Information Nights

Two information nights will be held to share information about the school, including schedule, academic program, and elective offerings. Please save the dates now. A Zoom link will be emailed to parents/guardians out the morning of each event:

  • Current 5th Grade Families: Monday, March 1st at 6:30 pm
  • Current 6th & 7th Grade Families: Tuesday, March 2nd at 6:30 pm

Student Forecasting Meetings

Our planning team staff is scheduled to meet with incoming students March 1-12. During these visits, students will learn about classes and elective offerings, how to submit their forecasting requests, and participate in a brainstorming activity to generate ideas for our school colors and mascot. We have coordinated with each feeder school for these meetings to occur during the school day. Students’ current schools will share the meeting links.

Current 5th Graders:

  • Bonny Slope – March 5
  • Cedar Mill – tba
  • Findley – March 2 & 4
  • Oak Hills – March 5
  • Terra Linda – March 1

Current 6th & 7th Graders:
  • Cedar Park – March 10
  • Meadow Park – March 11
  • Stoller – March 8

Incoming students who are not currently attending one of our feeder schools will receive email invitations to small group scheduling sessions.

Parent Teacher Club Planning

All parents and guardians are invited to participate in planning meetings to establish a Parent Teacher Club for the new middle school. Johanna Shrout, BSD Coordinator of Volunteer Services, will join us for these meetings to provide information and support. Our first two meetings are Wednesday, March 10 and Wednesday, April 7 at 6:30 pm. Zoom links to the meetings will be emailed the morning of the meetings.

I’m looking forward to working closely with you as the new middle school approaches our fall opening and hope you will be able to join in these community meetings.


Jill O’Neill, Principal

BSD New Middle School

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