Hello from ACMA

March 2019

Message from Principal Paige


FIRST FRIDAY COFFEE - March 1st 7:30am

Please join Mr. Paige for "First Friday Coffee With The Principal" on Friday, March 1st. Come and hear was has been happening at ACMA and what adventures are ahead!

Karaoke Night - March 1st 6-8pm

Karaoke Night is a fundraiser for the Thespians Troupe. They are working to fun raise for the their trip to Salem for the state competition.

This will be for 8th-12th grade only. Cost to enter is $5, which includes one song. Each additional song is $1.

Film Screening of "Behind The Veil" - March 2nd & 3rd

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Construction Info Night - March 5th

Principal Paige will be hosting a Construction Information Night on Tuesday, 3/5 from 6:30-7:30.
There will be a presentation

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Buy your tickets to Heathers! - March 7th-9th

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Buy your tickets online at http://www.acmatheatre.com. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students (cash or check at the door; debit/credit cards online only).

ACMA Main Stage

March 7 & 8 at 7 p.m.
March 9 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Music, lyrics and book by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy
​Based on the 1989 film of the same name written by Daniel Waters
Directed by Shaun Hennessy

Heathers: The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. Based on the cult-classic film, Heathers: The Musical is a dark comedy with raw, edgy and culturally relevant musical numbers.

Artwork by ACMA student Bethany Kemper ('21)

Pinwheel Festival - March 9th

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Pinwheel festival will be held in the library on March 9 from 12pm - 5pm This is Pinwheel's tenth anniversary, so, as our guest of honor, we have invited Katy (Elliot) Kopel, who created the festival as part of her Capstone project in 2009.

The student adjudicated writing competition will be accepting submissions of poems, scripts, or prose until March 7th.

Other guests include:

  • Stacy Wallace, a self-published ebook novel author.
  • Mark Miller, an editor for Pamplin Media Group and an ACMA alumni.
  • Loura Moulton, an activist writer, who has had articles published in the Oregonian.

Classical Orchestra Scholarship Fundraising Concert

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All 6th Graders To Attend Outdoor School - March 19th-22nd

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Students were given an information packet to bring home. Both the medical information page and District permission form needs be returned to the Main Office by March 1st or as soon as possible. Copies are attached below.

Students will be bused to their destination at Creekside Outdoor School. SEE PICS HERE.
Camp Creekside is located west of Eugene Or. Four ACMA teachers will join the camp staff on site. Additional information will be forwarded as it arrives to us.

College Planning Opportunities

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College planning will be here before you know it! Please consider attending one of Beaverton School District's college planning information nights designed for 8th-10th graders on March 5th at Sunset High School or March 6th at the new Mountainside High School. A presentation on "Building Your College Profile" will begin at 6:30pm, followed by information for student athletes about the NCAA. Both events are the same, so attend the one nearest you.

Following these events, ACMA's counselors Gillian Dyall, Jan Zalewski and Shereena Johnston will be holding a College Q & A session for parents on Friday morning March 8th at 7:30am – 8:45am in the PAC Foyer. We hope that you will be able to attend the district information night and then bring your questions that morning! We will spend some time going over the pros and cons of various college options and then answer your questions. Hope to see you there!

Looking ahead, ACMA's annual 10th grade field trip to Western Oregon University will take place on Tuesday April 9th. This campus visit is a great way for all of our students to think through their college options and ask questions. We are looking for chaperones to join us, if you can be available please sign up though the ACMA volunteer system. The time will be 8:30am to 2:00pm including the bus ride between school and WOU. Please consider signing up here, thanks!

Signal to Noise Festival - March 21, 2019

The 2019 Signal to Noise Festival will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Aloha High School, 18550 SW Kinnaman Rd., Beaverton, 97008
  • Pre-festival events 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Awards Ceremony 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The Signal To Noise Festival is a film awards ceremony and exhibition that originated at Beaverton's Arts & Communication Magnet Academy in 2001 and has occurred every Spring since then at various locations across the District.

AP Testing Registration Due By March 15th

Deadline to register for AP Testing is Friday, March 15th

Click HERE for registration information and form


Pick up a registration form in the Counseling Office.

Time Capsule Opening - March 13th

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We will be opening "The Box" on March 13th @ 10:55am, during lunch. In the library we will bring out the saws, grinders and jaws of life if we need to. It will also be streamed live on Facebook.

Capstone Lunch Schedule - Tuesday March 19th

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Senior Capstone Presentation & Showcase - March 21st & 22nd

The senior class Capstone presentations and artistic showcase performances will take place on Thursday and Friday, March 21st & 22nd. Please plan to check in at the Main Office before attending your Seniors showcase. A special schedule will be shared closer to these dates.

Spring Break is Coming...

No School March 25th-29th for Spring Break. Enjoy your time off!

Coming Up In April...

April 2nd - ACT Day
April 5th - No School/Grading Day
April 9th - PTO Meeting in Library
April 11th - Art Is My Voice
April 12th - First Friday Coffee with the Principal

2018 Annual Asbestos Notification

The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1986 requires that the District notify parents annually concerning asbestos-containing building materials in the school building that their child attends, and that the management plan for that building is available for their review.

The link below will direct parents to the District Home Page to review the notifications.

Did you get the District text message?

This last week when we had no school due to inclement weather. Did you get a message directly from the District? If not, opt in for School and District messages that are texted directly to your cell phone. See directions below.
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Are YOU too sick for school?

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Beaverton School District

The Beaverton School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of the Beaverton School District that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any education programs, activities or employment.

WE Empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

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