Wildcat Weekly

February 10 - 14, 2020

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This Week's Schedule

Monday, February 10 – B Day

Make-A-Wish fundraisers begin

Make-A-Wish staff dares begin

Tuesday, February 11 – A Day

B Basketball @ Southridge 7:00 pm

G Basketball vs. Southridge 7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 12 – B Day

Thursday, February 13 - A Day

Friday, February 14 – B Day – Happy Valentine's Day!

B Basketball vs. Mountainside 7:00 pm

G Basketball @ Mountainside 7:00 pm

Pack the Pit Boys Basketball

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Upcoming Dates:

February 15 - State Cheer

February 15 - Metro League District Tournament Wrestling @ Westview

February 17 - Presidents Day - School Closed

February 18 - No School - Staff Development

February 19 - PTO Meeting 6:30 pm

February 20 - Curriculum Night 6:30 pm

February 21 - Pack the Pit GB

February 21 - MORP Dance

February 24 - Chipotle Fundraiser

February 25 - ACT Day

February 28 - Musical

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February is Forecasting Month

On February 12 during Community, students will begin the forecasting process for the 2020-21 school year. Students will receive updated transcripts, forecasting forms, and instructions on how to enter their course selections in the online forecasting portal. The online forecasting portal only works with a computer or Chromebook and will not work on a mobile device. After this session, students should review the online Academic Planning Guide found on the Westview website under Academics>>Academic Planning and work with their families, counselors, and teachers to choose their courses. Once their paper forecasting form is completed, students can complete the online forecasting process and choose their first and alternate courses. The due date for online forecasting is February 26, 2020.

February 20, 2020 is Curriculum Night at Westview. It is a great time to visit with teachers about course options. [Put details or links here about Curriculum Night]

On February 26, the paper forecasting forms are turned in and students complete their online forecasting in Community class. It will be important for students to bring their charged Chromebooks/computers to this class to complete the forecasting process.

Students are expected to enroll in and complete the classes selected during the forecasting season. Staffing and the Master Schedule are determined by the courses students select during forecasting. Therefore, after February 26, 2020, students will not be able to request changes to their course selections.

Counseling Notes for Current Seniors

Counselors are in the process of uploading mid-year transcripts to Coalition, Common App, and Sendedu.

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We are excited to kick-off another partnership with Make-A-Wish and grant a wish with the help of our students and Westview community. This year our Make-A-Wish child is Sasha. This year we are raising money to grant the wish of Sasha. She is a 4-year old who is a leukemia survivor. Her wish is to go to Disney World!! Sasha’s favorite color is purple. Here are some photos from our kick-off assembly and a link to our online fundraising:
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Curriculum Night, February 20

Curriculum Night is coming soon, on February 20!

Here is a draft schedule for the evening:

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Signing Day

We held a signing day on Wednesday.

Congratulations to:

Colby Clay - William Penn (Lacrosse)

Elijah Dillon - William Penn (Lacrosse)

Harley Hicks - Davenport University (Cheer)

London Smalley - Western Oregon (Football)

Katelyn Volchok - Pacific University (Soccer)

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ACT Day February 25

Save the Date!

On February 25, all Juniors will be taking ACT Exam here at Westview. Sophomore will be participating in the Pre-ACT exam. 9th graders will have a wellness and academic support day available for them. Seniors will be excused to visit colleges, participate in a job shadow / internship, or other self-arranged off-campus activities.

This is an early release day. Lunch at 12:30pm and busses depart at 1pm.

More information coming soon.

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Pictures from the Week

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Smarter Balanced Test Update

Last spring, students in grades 3 – 8 and 11 in the Beaverton School District and throughout Oregon took the state tests (Smarter Balanced) in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

In addition to content standards, these assessments are designed to measure critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. The test results provide you, our schools, our district and the state with information about how well we are preparing our students for their next steps including college and career readiness.

Our students will take these tests once between January and June 2020. House Bill 2655 permits parents and adult students to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math by submitting a form to the school the student attends. The school shall provide any student who is exempted from a state test with supervised study time while other students are testing.

Here is a link to additional information: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/assessment/Documents/Opt-Out_Form_2019-20.pdf

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Grad Night


(An all night party for 2020 Graduates on June 6th. Hosted by the PTO*)

Tickets $85 until Dec 31! Prices go up to $100 on Jan 1!

Don't Delay! REGISTER NOW at WestviewGradNight.org

Remember, you need to REGISTER & PAY!!

Questions - email westviewgradnighttix@gmail.com

*The activities associated with this event are not sponsored by or affiliated with the Beaverton School District or WHS.

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New this week on our WHS Technology for Parents and Students Site http://bit.ly/whsfuture:

Digital Citizenship

Are you, or someone you know, in an unhealthy relationship with your data? That’s a question you might not have asked yourself not too long ago, but things are getting a little weird. With high profile data breaches, creepy ads following you around the internet, and years of old photos piling up on social media, now might be the time for a Data Detox to regain control of your digital life. This fun, new, innovative “8 Day Data Detox” online tutorial has awesome digital citizenship questions for students that can truly help them examine their online behavior.

Tinker Thursday Thirty

Does your student need to create a project? Do they need craft resources, technology help, or do they just want to create something for fun? Have them stop by S216 to explore all the offerings in our Creative Space.

Library: Educational Resources

Do you need help applying for or navigating FAFSA forms, practice tests for college, or grant opportunities? Check out these great resources from WCCLS: (click here for more details)

Community Colleges Information Directory of Oregon Community Colleges from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

FAFSA Find out about your education funding options, from loans to scholarships.

FAFSA Forms Adobe PDFs of the forms, workbooks and other publications pertaining to financial aid.

LearningExpress Library More than 1000 practice tests and skills tutorials for elementary school through adult learners. Includes a library of test-preparation and skills-building e-books, as well as software tutorials. Accessible with your WCCLS library card.

Office of Student Access and Completion Discover financial aid, scholarships and grants available to Oregonians.
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College & Career Center

It's important to complete the FAFSA now. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa Most colleges want this information by Feb. 15th.

Use this form to apply for financial aid for college. This will determine your eligibility for federal financial aid. Colleges also use this information to put together financial aid packages for you. Aid can be in the form of federal or state grants, institutional aid which includes grants, scholarships, work study, and loans.

Beaverton Rotary Club Vocational Scholarship. Value up to $2,000, GPA 3.0, current senior must plan to go to community college or trade school, 2 letters of recommendation needed. Due April 17, 2020 5:00pm. For full details see rotary website or stop by the College Career Center. https://portal.clubrunner.ca/2431

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce has opened up a new list of Career Spotlights for the spring. The list includes, Video Game Design, Nursing, Engineering Expo, WASCO Law Enforcement, Virtual Reality, Creative Arts, and many more see the complete list & details and register at https://hillsborochamberor.com/stc/

For more CCC news click on the link!

Enrolling Juniors Now

Please stop by the College Career Center now or email ann_voorhees@beaverton.k12.or.us
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PTO Positions

Dear Westview Community,

I have enjoyed serving as your PTO President for the past six years. At the end of the school year my youngest graduates! This means we are truly in need of volunteers to join the PTO in leadership positions. We currently have all positions open except President, Secretary and Treasurer. Please read through our descriptions of the various jobs we have available. If you’ve always wanted to do something to help out the school without having to be on campus during the school day, we have opportunities for you! None of these are a large task, individually – but when just three parents are handling all of these alone, it is a lot.

We are looking to fill all of these open positions. If you would like to join us in supporting Westview staff, students, clubs, sports and activities, please read through the attached job descriptions. Then join the Executive Board for our meeting on Wednesday, December 15 , at 6 o’clock PM in the Career Center at Westview, if you would be interested in any of these positions. The General PTO meeting will follow immediately after at 6:30 PM. We always do the meetings back-to-back on the third Wednesday of each month throughout the school year. There are no meetings in December or June.

We expect to vote on adding a Communications Person at this meeting, as multiple people have expressed interest in this job. All other positions are completely open so please come join us, ask questions, get support along the way, and enjoy doing something to help support our school and community!

Warm regards,

Sadie McIntyre

PTO Presdient

You are also welcome to contact our principal, Matt Pedersen, if you have any questions about Westview and it's partnership with the PTO.

PTO Support Drive

Westview High School PTO

2019-2020 Support Our School Drive

While many students at Westview are involved in sports and activities, well supported by our Westview community, every one of our students needs our support to graduate and succeed in the future. We try not to take away from all of our clubs, sports, and other groups, by hosting car washes, bake sales, or dine out nights; instead we ask that you consider contributing once per school year.

The PTO receives requests from different programs and teachers throughout the year, and we do everything we can to fulfill all of these requests - from graduation mentor program support, to the science department, to the arts. We have helped teachers afford supplies for the classroom and assisted in funding to support field trips. With the end of the calendar year fast approaching, please consider giving today.

Our suggested contribution is $20/student, but please give anything you can - every dollar helps!

We are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization and your donation may be tax deductible. Please consider making a contribution today! Make checks payable to: "Westview PTO" no amount is too small! Mail to: Westview High School * ATTN: Westview PTO * 4200 NW 185th Ave. * Portland, OR 97229 or Contribute right now online

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Electronic Report Cards

The Beaverton School District is going green by providing electronic report cards for all students. This will begin with the grading period that ends later this month. The report cards will be accessed through ParentVUE. If you have not set up your ParentVUE account, you will need to do that soon.

There are resources and guidance on how to set up a ParentVUE account on our website. Please view the FAQ for instructions on setting up your account. Parents may contact their school if they need help setting up or accessing their ParentVUE accounts. They may also contact their schools if they need assistance obtaining a printed copy after notification the e-report cards are available.

There are several benefits to moving to paperless report cards. Parents will be able to view report cards within days of the grading day, rather than weeks. In addition, moving away from paper is environmentally friendly and cost-effective for the District.

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Report Cards Are Going Paperless

The Beaverton School District is transitioning to electronic report cards for all students. This upcoming Progress period will be the last time we will be printing and mailing paper progress reports/report cards. The electronic report cards will be accessed through ParentVUE (mobile and desktop). If parents/guardians have not set up their ParentVUE account, they will need to do so by January 2020.

There are resources and guidance on how to set up a ParentVue account. Please view the FAQ for instructions on setting up an account.

There are several benefits to moving to paperless report cards. Families will be able to view grades days after grading days, rather than wait up to two weeks for a report card to come by mail or in their child’s backpack. In addition, moving away from paper is environmentally friendly and cost-effective for the District.

Please encourage parents/guardians to contact their school if they need help setting up or accessing their ParentVUE account or need assistance with a printed copy. We will be sharing more information about this transition in the coming weeks.

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Student Survey February 3-June 5.

  • Each year the District surveys students, staff, and parents to gather information for planning, program evaluation, and assessment of progress on the District's Strategic Plan.

  • The student survey takes about 20 minutes during the regular school day. The data gathered from the survey are anonymous; your child will not put his/her name or other identifying information on the survey. Like other surveys, results will be presented only about groups. No individual data will be reported.

  • Student surveys of middle and high schools include three optional questions for students to identify their gender, ethnicity / race, and sexual orientation. These questions allow for additional levels of analysis of questions on inclusion, safety and bullying.

  • Your child may skip questions or stop filling out the survey at any time. Refusing to participate or withdrawing from the survey does not affect your child's grades or class standing in any way. If you or your child does not want to participate, your child can read or do some other activity while his or her classmates complete the survey.

  • A copy of the survey is available from your child's school under the Annual Surveys tab and is posted at https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/accountabiity/research-reports

  • After reviewing the survey, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify Westview High School at 503-356-3020

Encuesta Anual de Estudiantes

  • Cada año, el distrito lleva a cabo encuestas para los estudiantes y el personal con el fin de obtener información para la planificación y la evaluación del programa así como del progreso del Plan Estratégico del Distrito.

  • La encuesta de estudiantes toma aproximadamente 20 minutos durante el día escolar. La información que obtengamos de la encuesta es anónima; su hijo no incluirá su nombre o cualquier información de identificación en la encuesta. Al igual que otras encuestas, los resultados que se presentan son sólo acerca de los grupos. No se proporcionará información de su estudiante.

  • Las encuestas del estudiante de las escuelas de secundaria y preparatoria incluyeron tres preguntas opcionales para los estudiantes identificar su género, grupo étnico/raza, e inclinación sexual. Estas preguntas permiten niveles de análisis adicionales en cuanto a la inclusión, la seguridad y la intimidación.

  • Su hijo puede no contestar las preguntas o dejar de contestar la encuesta en cualquier momento. El negarse a participar en la encuesta o no terminar de contestarla, no afecta las calificaciones o rango de su hijo. Si usted o su hijo no quieren participar, su hijo puede leer o hacer alguna otra actividad, mientras que sus compañeros de clase completan la encuesta.

  • Una copia en blanco de la encuesta, está disponible en la escuela de su hijo y se encuentra publicada en


  • Después de revisar la encuesta, si usted no quiere que su hijo participe, por favor notifique a Westview High School at 503-356-3020

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Yearbook Information

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Daily Class/Bell Schedule

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Important Phone Numbers and Support Information

Attendance Phone: 503-356-3022

Main Office Phone: 503-356-3020

Counselor Alpha List:

Mr. Baker (A-Caq) patrick_baker@beaverton.k12.or.us

Ms. Budhi (Car-Fo) amanda_budhi@beaverton.k12.or.us

Mr. Shaw (Fr-Ji) tim_shaw@beaverton.k12.or.us

Mr. Rosser (Jk-Mb) forrest_rosser@beaverton.k12.or.us

Dr. Wright (Mc-Pg). megan_wright@beaverton.k12.or.us

Ms. Stremme (Ph-Sr) tanya_stremme@beaverton.k12.or.us

Ms. Pearson (Ss-Z) hope_pearson@beaverton.k12.or.us

Admin Alpha List:

Mrs. Myers (A-Ji) tina_myers@beaverton.k12.or.us

Mrs. Fitzpatrick (Jo-Pg) diane_fitzpatrick@beaverton.k12.or.us

Mr. Westhora (Ph-Z) david_westhora@beaverton.k12.or.us

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