Wildcat Weekly

December 16 - 20, 2019

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This Week's Schedule

Monday, December 16 – A Day


Tuesday, December 17 – B Day

B Basketball @ Oregon City 7:00 pm

G Basketball vs. Tigard 7:00 pm


Wednesday, December 18 – A Day – College Day

Choir Concert 7 & 8:00 pm

PTO Meeting N113 6:30 pm

9th grade elections during community


Thursday, December 19 –B Day

Musical Call Backs 2:45 pm

Wrestling vs. Sunset – 7:00 pm


Friday, December 20 – A Day – PRIDE Friday

G Basketball @ Sherwood 7:00 pm

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Upcoming Dates:

December 22 – January 3 – Winter Break

December 26 -28 Fr. JV2, JV B & G Basketball Tournament

January 6 – School Resumes “B” Day

January 10 – Winter One Act Plays. 7:00pm

January 15 – PTO Meeting 6:30 pm

January 20 – MLK Jr. Day – School Closed

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Photos from the week

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Mock Interviews

We to thank all of our community volunteers for supporting our junior mock interviews!

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Student Parking

Hello Parents and Students,


This is a friendly reminder about the student parking lot located on the South side of the building. The purpose for the student parking lot is just for student drivers who have parking passes and assigned spaces. The student parking lot is not for dropping off students or picking them up. If you need to drop off students or pick them up, that should be done on the North side of the building. Please refer to the following diagram to better understand the flow for traffic.


Overall, parents, visitors, and student drivers need to drive carefully, respectfully, and courteously. Be patient, there are lots of people coming and going all at the same time. We all want to get there as fast as we can, but sometimes, we need to just enjoy the journey.


Thanks,


David Westhora
Assistant Principal

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Game Management Needed

Our athletic department is looking for help. If you, or someone you know, is interested in working our home basketball games or wresting matches, please contact the athletic office at 503-356-3057. They need workers to help set-up, run scoreboards and scorebooks, take tickets, etc.. These are paid positions.
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FROM OUR PTO

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Staff Day

Staff Appreciation Day

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Our staff works hard all year educating and caring for our students! Please help us thank and celebrate them by donating time, cash or supplies for hosting a staff breakfast and lunch on the 18th. To help out you can sign up through www.myvolunteerpage.com to donate specific items we have asked for. If you are not on the volunteer network, please just email sadiemc1@yahoo.com tell me if you would like to bring items to donate, or if you could come help set up breakfast or lunch.

Items we would love to have donated by multiple volunteers include:

Donuts (suggest one or two dozen)

Muffins (one or two dozen)

Bagels (one dozen, plus cream cheese)

Fruit (Any but easy to serve like bananas, apple slices, grapes, etc.)

Paper Plates

Napkins

Cups

Juice

Sodas or other drinks in cans

Desserts

Some items can be dropped off at the school or sent with your student Monday or Tuesday, otherwise, by 6:30 am on Wednesday.

If you prefer to donate money instead of time or items, you can contribute right now online.

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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SCHOOL NEWS

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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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Senior Portraits 2020

SENIORS & PARENTS of SENIORS,


WHS Yearbook has extended the deadline for submitting senior portraits. The second and FINAL deadline is January 6, 2020. Please follow the guidelines for how to submit your portraits and what they should look like by going to the Westview website, look under Activities, click on the Yearbook tab, and follow the portrait instructions and guidelines.


DISCLOSURE: You may have to give us a couple of weeks to process the emails due to the extremely large volume of them we receive on the deadline date.


Senior Recognition Ads are due December 20, 2019….go to the Jostens website or go to the Westview website, look under Act, click on the Yearbook link, and click on the SENIOR RECOGNITION AD tab. A link to Jostens is at the bottom of that page if you are interested in purchasing one.


Sincerely,

WHS YEARBOOK

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The American Mathematics Competition

The American Mathematics Competition (AMC) Exam will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2020. Due to budget and schedule restraints, we are only able to offer the AMC once; students must choose to participate in the AMC 10B or the AMC12B. Students interested in taking the exam should go to the registration website: https://sites.google.com/a/beaverton.k12.or.us/amc-exam/


The last day to sign up is Thursday, December 19.

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Grad Night

GRAD NIGHT PARTY

(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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Technology

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

Free Books on the Chromebook:

The GooglePlay store now includes the “Sora” app. This app allows students to check out and read or listen to eBooks on their Chromebook either from any BSD library, or--if they have a library card--any Public Library. The Public Library settings are:

  • Public library content through Sora is now filtered by grade level user types!

    • Grades K-5 = Juvenile materials

    • Grades 6-8 = YA or Juvenile materials

    • Grades 9-12 = Adult, YA, or Juvenile materials

    • Staff = Adult, YA, or Juvenile materials

Here are more resources you can share with your students:

Writing on the Chromebook:

Remind students that they can create written documents and/or art on a PDF with their stylus, on a JamBoard, or a GoogleSlide.

How to students can automatically save Downloads to GoogleDrive
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College & Career Center

This week juniors participated in Mock Interviews this week. With the wonderful help of nearly 80 community volunteers, over 600 students practiced their interviewing skills and received terrific feedback. Thanks so much for all of the fantastic support from our community to make this event possible!


A new scholarship is being highlighted for Latins males in Oregon. $1,000 awarded to each student selected. The easy application is online. Find out all of the details by clicking the link for the full newsletter!

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Reminders

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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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Options School Application for 2020-2021 Now Open

The Beaverton School District will offer Open Enrollment for students living within the BSD service area for the 2020-21 school year at the schools listed below.


Applications for Open Enrollment will be available in English and Spanish at each school and at the Administration Center, 16550 SW Merlo Rd., and will be accepted from Monday, December 9, 2019 through Tuesday, January 21, 2020 prior to 2:00 p.m. Students may only apply to two schools. Applications to more than two (2) buildings will be denied. Completed applications should be returned to the school for which the student is applying.


Elementary Schools (# of open slots):

  1. Errol Hassell (20)
  2. Fir Grove (30)
  3. Kinnaman (15)
  4. Sexton Mountain (10)
  5. Terra Linda (12)


Middle Schools: No slots available at middle school


High Schools (# of open slots):


  1. Beaverton HS (40)
  2. Southridge HS (40)


Principals will make the final determination as to what grade levels will be filled with these Open Enrollment slots.


There are some important factors families must consider when applying for a 2020-21 Open Enrollment transfer:


  1. Student must maintain attendance at 92% or greater; no more than one minor suspension per academic year; no suspension greater than five days, and no expulsions.
  2. Transportation to the new school is the responsibility of the family. Buses do not travel from the resident school to the open enrollment school; however, occasionally the student may live close to the attendance boundary of the open enrollment school. In this case, parents must submit a written request by completing a “Transportation Service Request" form.
  3. Approval is for the duration of the current school level only (i.e., elementary, middle or high school).
  4. There is no guarantee of sibling applications being approved.
  5. Commitment to attend any school should be for the entire academic year.
  6. A lottery system may have to be implemented if there are more applications than allocations available.
  7. Copies of the completed applications will be distributed by the receiving school principal, pending a letter or conversation with the parent/guardian of the student.


Parents will be informed of the decisions by the principal of the school applied to within one week after the conclusion of the open enrollment period. Parents will need to confirm acceptance at that time.


Contact your school if you have any questions regarding the process.

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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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