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Beginning April 13th, students in grades 3-8 and 11 will be taking a new on-line state assessment. The Michigan Student Test of Education Progress (M-STEP) replaces the 44 year-old MEAP test. The M-STEP includes assessments designed by the Michigan Department of Education to effectively measure academic growth. English language arts (including reading, writing, and listening) and mathematics will be assessed in grades 3-8 and 11, science in grades 4, 7 and 11 and social studies in grades 5, 8 and 11.

The English language arts and mathematics assessments are comprised of Smarter Balanced content plus Michigan-developed, field-tested items that include an on-line test with interactive questions, a classroom activity and an on-line performance task. The science and social studies assessments are Michigan-developed, on-line, multiple-choice tests.  
The testing window has been set for each grade level and each school has determined the specifics for testing during the window. Your child’s school will communicate this specific information to you. Barring illness, it is very important that your child be in attendance in school during the testing window. There are several websites that may be helpful to you to provide additional information about the M-STEP:

We will continue to work closely with Michigan’s Department of Education throughout the new M-STEP assessment process. We are confident that Beaverton’s students will perform at a high level as they have in the past with MEAP assessments. If you have any questions regarding the M-STEP, please contact your building principal.
Beaverton Rural Schools, in partnership with the community, will ensure an environment in which all students acquire skills necessary for lifelong learning and responsible citizenship.
Beaverton Rural Schools provides students the best opportunity to learn, develop, and be prepared for success in higher education, career, and community.
1.  The Board will focus on student achievement and base decisions on the best interest of all students.
2.  The Board will adopt a shared vision, which reflects high expectations and the belief that everyone is dedicated to student success.
3.  The Board will provide a productive and supportive atmosphere for decision-making through teamwork, effective communication, and positive relationships with the superintendent, staff, and community. 
4.  The Board will develop and follow a Board Operating Procedure, which will promote good governance.
5.  The Board will use responsible fiduciary oversight to ensure that tax dollars reach the classroom and benefit student success.
1.  Create a collaborative culture with a climate that supports the belief that all students can learn and achieve. 
2.  Explore educational programs and technology, which provide students the best opportunity to learn, develop, and experience success
3.  Use on-going assessments as instruments to design and adapt instruction so that students are on track to be college and career ready in literacy,   mathematics, science, and social studies.
4.  Connect with the community through a variety of social media in order to build strong partnerships for student success.
5.  Ensure a physically safe and well-maintained environment where students thrive and the community has a sense of pride. 
THU, May 21    Seniors' Last Day of School
TUE, May 26    Parents' Night @ 7 PM @ BJSHS 
WED, May 27   Mandatory Rehearsal @ 1 PM @ BJSHS
WED, May 27   Baccalaureate @ 7 PM @ BJSHS
THU, May 28   Commencement @ 7 PM @ BJSHS

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  • May 21

    I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible; with liberty and justice for all.

    1.       9th – 12th grade Football Cheerleading Try-outs is tonight afterschool. 

    2.       Attention Football Players: Football signup and meeting is May 27, during your advisory for 9th, 10th, 11th graders in Mr. Wentworth‘s room.  8th graders sign up during lunch with Mr. Budge and Mr. Roberts.

    3.       There is a sign-up sheet for cross country in the office.  If you are interested in running this summer for fun and next season please sign up.

    4.       Beaverton Youth Cheer Program Sign-ups information is available in the office.

    5.       Football Players: Please pick up the May Newsletter in the office.  It contains important summer information.

    6.       Beaverton Youth Football Program information is available in the office.


    We will be attending a Great Lakes Loons Baseball Game on Sunday, May 24th. The game takes place at 2:05pm, at Dow Diamond (Midland). We will meet at the BHS parking lot, and leave at 12:45pm. The cost is $6.50 (lawn seats). Please bring extra money for concessions (you may also want to bring a chair or a blanket to sit on). If you plan on going, please contact Coach Seiser. It will help him determine how many drivers he will need to get. Also, if your parents are interested in driving, please have them contact Coach Seiser.

    8.       Sports Physicals Friday June 5, 2015 at the JR/SR High from 12:30 -5:00. Cost is $10.00.

     Events tonight:

     JV Baseball & Softball @ Home, release students @ 3:05

    7th & 8th grade Science Fair - 5:00 – 7:00 in the Cafeteria

    Saturday – Varsity Softball @ Reese

    Monday ~ May 25th, Beaverton Memorial Day Parade.  Band & Color Guard report to band room by NOON.  HS members wear marching attire/8th grade band wear black attire.  Bus will take us to line up @ 12:45 pm, Parade kicks off @ 1:30 pm.  Ceremony @ Ross Lake Park immediately following parade, Back to School by 3 pm.

    HS Band and Mixed Choir perform @ Graduation on May 28th, Members need to report in Concert Attire by 6 pm, Ceremony starts @ 7 pm.

     Events results:  Varsity Baseball beat Sacred Heart 1-0 and 7-5.  Hogan Hayes threw a No Hitter and Owen Rottman scored the winning run.


    Happy Birthday:  Ellen Pifher & Kirstin Callendar

    Today’s Lunch Menu:

    Mashed Potato & Popcorn Chicken Bowl

    Beef Taco Meat, Beans, Corn, Rice, & Chips


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