Beaverton Rural Schools

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 Beaverton Rural Schools is hosting a public sale of used, out-dated equipment and furniture on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the vacant Beaverton Primary School at 127 Tonkin Street, Beaverton.  No advanced viewing or sales, please.
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

Announcements - BES

Announcements - Jr/Sr High School

  • 1.       Today’s schedule is a regular schedule with makeup testing. Staff and Students: Today is a make-up day for testing.  Teachers if you had students absent during your sessions this week make sure you send them down to Mrs. Wagner's room with a note that says which test they need to complete.

    Monday’s schedule is a regular schedule.

    2.       All students attending the leadership conference need to meet outside of the office on Friday morning at 8:05 to ride the bus to the Nazarene Church.

    3.       7th & 8th grade Student Athletes- Please get your transportation money in ASAP. 

    4.       April 30th is the last day to order a yearbook with a namestamp. Yearbook with a namestamp is $52. See Ms. Fitzpatrick.

    5.       Minute Tickets are ready.  You may pick them up in the library before or after school and during YOUR lunch hour.  All overdue library material must be turned in. Bring your planner.

    6.       The Leo Club will have a general meeting Wednesday, April 22, at 11:40 in Mrs. Fischer's room.

    7.       Last day to buy prom tickets is next Wednesday, April 22nd. Tickets sold at lunch, $40 each. Don't miss out on your opportunity!  The last day Guest Passes will be accepted is April 24th.

    8.       PTO Carnival will be on 4-24-15 anyone interested in helping must contact Shelle Brubaker at 435-4525 by 4-20-15.

    9.       Seniors Cap and Gown Proofs are in the office available for pick up.

    10.   Seniors pick up information forms for the Gladwin Record from your advisory.  Seniors that have no advisory please stop by the office and pick up your information form for the Gladwin Record. Information must be turned in by April 27th.

    11.   Senior!!! If you want to fill out a “remember when” slip to hang on the wall, they are available in the office.

    12.   BYRP is looking for umpires for its 10U softball games.  Majority of games will be on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.  If interested, please stop by the office and see Kathy.

    13.   Sports Physicals Friday June 5, 2015 at the JR./SR. High from 12:30 -5:00

    14.   The Michigan Boys State Program is accepting applications.  Boys State will be June 14-20 2015 at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. Applications due June 4, 2015 at  More information available in the office.

    15.   Law Enforcement Youth Cadet Program is from July 19-24 2015 in Lansing.  Applications due May 29, 2015 at  More information available in the office.

    Sport and other event tonight:  Track @ Bridgeport, Please release at 2:15, Track member need to report to                    their 7th hour teacher.

                                                                    Saturday – Varsity Softball Beaverton Tournament at 8:00 a.m.

                                                                                          Varsity Baseball Beaverton Tournament at 10:00 a.m.

    Music Department News            

    There will be play practice every day after school until the Madrigal Dinner Theatre Debut next Friday and Saturday (4/24 & 25) in the HS Café.  **** Full Dress Rehearsal is Tuesday and/or Wednesday (4/21 &22).  We need help with stage, scenery and dinner theatre set up.  We also need help with last minute things and costumes.  Volunteers may contact Mrs. Kintner, Mrs. Miller or Mrs. Wyse for details.

    Happy Birthday:

    Today’s Lunch Menu:

    Zesty Chicken Cacciatore and Rice

    Savory Stuffed Baked Potato


    SENIORS-- There are currently four scholarship applications available.  These scholarships require a separate application that is available in the Counseling Office.  They will all be due April 20th.

    Gladwin Woman’s Club has a $250 Scholarship. You need 3.0 GPA.  Pursuing career in arts, architecture, health science, or nursing.

    Marie DeShano Memorial has a $400 Scholarship.  You need 2.0 GPA.  Art, Music, Theater, Graphic Art major (alt. years 13.15…)

    Kiwanis Club-Gladwin   $500 Scholarship.  Will need to write an essay.     Deserving student from BHS.

    Gladwin Eagles $1,000 Scholarship.  You will need a 2.8 GPA.  Deserving student who has demonstrated participation in community service.

    Seniors, the Pheasant's Forever Scholarship is now available.  Application in the Counseling Office Due May 1.

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