Brookings-Harbor School District 17C
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May 2016 | Volume 1 | Issue 4
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Oregon Rising: Share your vision for Oregon's schools

We hope you will attend one of two Oregon Rising community sessions in the upcoming weeks:

  • 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19, Kalmiopsis Elementary Gym
  • 6 p.m. Thursday, May 26, Brookings-Harbor High School Commons

Please RSVP online.

We know Oregon’s kids are just as bright as kids anywhere in the nation. Yet they’re consistently ranking at the bottom of the pack when it comes to knowledge. Oregon’s educators have a solid plan for how to address this gap. But we also want to hear from you. What matters most to you? Oregon’s students are our future leaders, neighbors and citizens. What should their education encompass?

Oregon Rising is a public outreach effort about what Oregonians want for their children and their schools. At the heart of our work is the prompt to dream big. In the first phase, we ask that you describe the education Oregon students would receive, if it were up to you.

Don’t get this mixed up with funding. For too long, we’ve defined Oregon’s education system by what we can afford. We’re asking that you dream bigger. Imagine no limits. What would you have benefited from as a student? What do you wish for today’s kids?

This is a state-wide conversation made possible by the memberships of the state's organizations for teachers and educations, superintendents, administrators and elected school board members: COSA, OSBA and OEA.

Consider these statistics:

  • 1 in 5 Oregon Kids live in Poverty. Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Oregon Kids Count Profile 2015
  • Oregon students are ranked #38 in the nation for performance, which is not at all surprising given our investment in schools ranks at #39 Source: OregonLive US School Performance Rankings, June 2015
  • Funding is about 25% below what an expert, non-partisan committee on quality education in Oregon says it would take to help 90% of Oregon students graduate. Source: Oregon Quality Education Commission 2014
  • 1 in 4 Oregon students – that’s 10,000 kids – fails to graduate from high school on time. Source: Oregon Department of Education, 2014-5 four-year cohort rates for students entering HS in 2011-12


Scholarship Night: Local groups gift funds for grads

One-by-one dozens of of soon-to-be Brookings-Harbor High School graduates took the mic at the annual Scholarship Awards Reception and announced future plans to attend colleges across the state and U.S to pursue studies ranging from diesel technology to accounting and veterinary science to robotics.

Becky Olsen, president of the Brookings-Harbor Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors, handed out $98,250 in scholarships to 35 seniors from a variety of funds created by local families and businesses.

Students earning the highest amount of scholarships included: Shaan Amin, Courtney Bay, Drew Farmer, Vanessa Hernandez-Zepeda, Hanna Leonard and Russell Nickels. All six earned $7,500 in various scholarships from BHSF in addition to other awards.

The BHSF also awarded $89,000 in scholarships to 33 BHHS alumni continuing or starting their college journey.

Fourteen individual scholarships were also awarded from the Armed Services, Azalea Scholarship Pageant, Brookings Harbor Education Association, Crescent City Bowling Association, Elks Lodge, Manley Art Center, Masonic Lodge, Pelican Bay Athletic Association, P.E.O, Rogue Community Credit Union, Rotary Club of Brookings-Harbor, Soroptimist International of Brookings, South Coast Lumber and Southwestern Oregon Community College.

In total, an estimated $405,000 was awarded in scholarships, Gear-Up funds and tuition waivers to seniors and recent graduates at the May 9 event.




Upcoming Events

Regular Board Meeting:
6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, Kalmiopsis Elementary School Library.

School Board information.

Recent News

Here's a brief list of available coverage of Brookings-Harbor schools people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither endorsement nor critique, but is intended only to make the BHSD community aware of significant items in the media. Shared when links are available.

Curry Coastal Pilot: Bruins' Greene 2nd in 800, advances to state meet (May 15)

Curry Coastal Pilot: Jack Creek Cafe wins Cinco de Mayo shootout (May 12)

Curry Coastal Pilot: Bruins finish 4th, miss qualifying for state (May 12)

Press Release: Budget Committee finalizes a proposed budget at April budget committee meeting (May 9, 2016)

Curry Coastal Pilot: Lancer sweep leaves Bruins in 3rd (May 8)

Curry Coastal Pilot: Bruins win home meet (May 5) 

Curry Coastal Pilot: Loss to North Bend ends title hopes (May 5)

Curry Coastal Pilot: Schreiber, Takeyasu lead Bruins at Grants Pass Rotary (May 5)

Curry Coastal Pilot: Bruins split sets up must win games (May 1)

Curry Coastal Pilot: Bruins 2nd at Eagle Point meet (May 1)

Curry Coastal Pilot: Bruins in 2nd place with win at Douglas (April 28)

Curry Coastal Pilot: Azalea Middle School draws teams to Azalea Invitation (April 28)

Press Release: District wins $1.5 Million grant for seismic safety upgrades to elementary school (April 25, 2016)

Curry Coastal Pilot: Bruins blast lowly Pirates in sweep (April 24)

Curry Coastal Pilot: South Coast fishing is kids stuff (April 24)

Curry Coastal Pilot: Bruins medal at Rogue River (April 21)

Curry Coastal Pilot: Bruins get huge win, Lady Bruins show grit in defeat against Lancers (April 21)

Press Release: Early release day for elementary school on Monday, May 2 (April 21, 2016)

Curry Coastal Pilot: Curry Coastal Pilot: Local teams compete at Prefontaine Rotary meet at Marshfield High School (April 21)

Curry Coastal Pilot: Bruins medal at Rogue River (April 21)

Curry Coastal Pilot: Bruins get huge win, Lady Bruins show grit in defeat against Lancers (April 21)

Curry Coastal Pilot: Bruins getting balance from varsity golfers (April 15, 2016)

Curry Coastal Pilot: Bruins suffer setback in North Bend (April 15, 2016)

Job Postings

Now hiring:
  • Elementary Classroom Teacher
  • Elementary and Middle School Special Education Teachers
  • 2016-2017 Azalea Wrestling Coach
  • 2016-2017 Azalea Middle School Knowledge Bowl
  • 2016-2017 Brookings Harbor High School JV Girls Basketball Coach
  • 2016-2017 High School Assistant Football Coach (2 positions available)
  • BHHS Bruin Lab Literacy Teacher 16-17 School Year (.5 FTE)
Information and online application.
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