BHS Family News and Updates

Week of January 6, 2020

We believe ALL students will graduate prepared for, confident in, and excited about the future they choose.

January 6th School Resumed--Welcome back!!

Upcoming Events

January 6th, School Resumes--Welcome back!

January 14th, Financial Aid Planning Night, 6:00-7:30, BHS Library

January 21st, Coffee with Principal Erwin, 9:00-10:00

January 21st, BFAN (boosters), &;00-8:00 pm, BHS community room

January 22nd, Latino Family Night 6:00-8:00, BHS Student Center

Some thoughts from Principal Erwin

Monday, it was wonderful to welcome everyone back from winter break. I certainly hope our students and families found time to rest, enjoy some down time, read, and get energized for the remaining three weeks of the semester.

Final exams will be here soon and this is a great time for students to prepare themselves for that week (January 21, 22, 23, 24). Here are a few ways you can help:

  • Please try to avoid scheduling appointments on these days.
  • Encourage students to review their grades and be sure that they complete as much work as possible between now and the end of the term.
  • Remind students that they have time to get organized for studying now (gather notes, complete readings, form study groups with classmates).
  • Reinforce productive use of Beaver Lodge. Students have three hours every week of dedicated academic or teacher access time. Good use of this time can make a tremendous difference.
  • Encourage good sleep habits (8 hours/night).
  • Offer frequent positive encouragement and encourage students to work on staying focused and calm as they prepare.
  • We all expect excellence in whatever our students do and support them in achieving those high standards. We also support a healthy and mindful attitude toward the academic demands on students. We can all remind students we want them to do their best and give every endeavor their best effort.

Beaver Achievers

With final exams approaching Beaver Achievers is a chance for students to spend some quiet, dedicated time on homework, projects, or completion of essential skills work samples (12th grade). Beaver Achievers runs Saturdays 9:00-12:00 in the BHS Library. For more information contact Mariah Mercado in the BHS main office.
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Beaver Den and main office requests

We continue to be grateful for the occasional donation of boxes of tissue and hand sanitizer--thank you.

Below is a link to an Amazon wishlist for items for our Beaver Den. Thanks for any help you can send our way.

Attendance matters

As of the week before winter break our attendance for all grades was still above 90%. Excellence Inspires Us.

  • Every day of these last three weeks of the semester are critical. Thank you for all you do to encourage strong attendance.
  • If a student must be gone due to illness or appointment, please be sure to call the attendance office to excuse the absence.
  • Remind students to connect with their teachers if they miss class.

BHS offers open enrollment

Beaverton High School will be an open enrollment school again next year. Open enrollment allows students in the Beaverton School District who do not live in the BHS attendance area to apply to be students. Applications for an Open Enrollment Transfer for school year 2020-2021 will be accepted through Tuesday, January 21, 2020 prior to 2:00 p.m. You may only apply to two (2) schools. Applications to more than two (2) schools will be denied. Your completed application should be returned to the school for which your student is applying.

Applications are available at the district website:

Contact Ann Skaugset in the BHS main office with any questions. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you know who may be interested.

Connecting with us

Connecting with staff Our staff members are listed on the Staff Directory. on the BHS website Information about how to connect with staff is in the Contact Us tab.

Connecting with Dr. Erwin

Clicking the Contact Us button on the page for this message, goes to a general mailbox. Drop me an email or call 503-356-2833

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