The Official Website of Beaverton High School's Student-Run Newspaper

Beaverton Hummer

The Official Website of Beaverton High School's Student-Run Newspaper

Beaverton Hummer

The Official Website of Beaverton High School's Student-Run Newspaper

Beaverton Hummer


In early December, some Child Development 3 students brought realistic baby simulators home over the weekend.

Students in Education Pathway dabble in parenting with baby simulators

Anouk Clendenning December 29, 2021

Earlier this month, students in Beaverton High School’s Education Pathway got a taste of parenting through ten Real Care Baby Simulators. As they were purchased in 2018-19—the first year of the pathway’s...

Hailey Sun, far right, stands with her teammates on the Portland Rocketry Team at The American Rocketry Competition.

Sun shoots for the stars in rocketry competition

Beatrice Kahn, Editor October 29, 2021

Hailey Sun is going places. As a member of the Portland Rocketry Team, the Beaverton High School sophomore recently competed in The American Rocketry Challenge (TARC), earning a rank of 20 out of 1000...

Director Kelly Hefty stands in front of her choir at last Wednesdays concert.

Band, choir join forces in first concert of the year

Melody Cosgrove, Editor October 22, 2021

Last Wednesday, the Beaverton High School auditorium was filled with people. Families, friends, and students gathered to witness the first concert of the year as the BHS band and choir took to the stage...

Seniors gathered on the football field on Thursday to kick off the school year and a new tradition: the senior sunrise

The sun rises on senior year

Beatrice Kahn, Editor September 8, 2021

It’s rare to find 100 high school seniors awake, let alone awake and at school, at 6:15 in the morning. But on Wednesday, September 8, there was something worth waking up early for—interaction.  A...

Students take a group photo in the main gym at this year’s Prom, which occurred on campus on June 5.

Students cap final year of high school at Prom

David Davis and Anouk Clendenning June 22, 2021

After over a year without a school dance, Beaverton High School held Prom on June 5. As in years past, Leadership had a hand in organizing the event, with an extra element of complexity: COVID-19 restrictions. “I...

Beaverton High School band director Mary Bengel, who recently announced she would be changing her teaching focus, at the 2017 fall band concert.

Beloved Beaverton band director steps down

Anouk Clendenning June 11, 2021

Even in high school, Mary Bengel was teaching students in saxophone lessons and at band camps, but she wanted to be a sound engineer or studio musician. Her parents said no. With a drive to forge relationships...

BHS ninth grader Emma Fonseca Halverson has recently published a short play called Not Going Anywhere

Fonseca Halverson publishes play challenging politicization of immigration

Anouk Clendenning April 21, 2021

Beaverton High School freshman Emma Fonseca Halverson has loved theatre for nearly all of her life. “I started when I was six, taking classes,” she said, “and what drew me in was just the ability...

Unable to experience many of the traditions theyd dreamed of, Beaverton High School seniors are frustrated and disappointed by the loss of one they had expected to keep: their yearbook quotes

Amid cancellations of school traditions, seniors mourn loss of yearbook quotes

Anouk Clendenning March 17, 2021

For over a century, Beaverton High School has taken pride in its traditions. But which are most valued? And which are worth keeping? According to the class of 2021, senior yearbook quotes should remain....

The upcoming Site Council Forum will allow students to let their opinions be heard

Let your voice be heard at the Site Council Forum

Beatrice Kahn March 6, 2021

This week, information flooded students’ inboxes. From return to school plans to daily stressors, students need a platform to share their experiences. Luckily for Beaverton High School students, Student...

Despite the Beaverton School District’s efforts to transition to school online, students are feeling stressed and burnt out from the constant stream of academic work.

Students struggle through online learning: ‘We are trying so hard’

Melody Cosgrove February 3, 2021

Almost eleven months have passed since the Beaverton High School community gathered together on campus. Since March 2020, students have only seen their peers and teachers through screens. Plans to return...

This AP Psychology textbook, like all other materials from first semester AP classes at BHS, may be kept by students through second semester.

Beaverton High School AP updates

Beatrice Kahn February 1, 2021

The days of walking up to the bookkeeper and handing over payment for fees and dues are long gone. For many students, it raises the question, "How do I pay for my fees, especially those for the imminent...

Munly’s truck, pictured in front of Barnes Elementary School, is filled with over 400 books.

Pick up a book from Ms. Munly’s Story Lorry

Beatrice Kahn October 23, 2020

Teachers and students spend their Wednesdays at home. Whether students attend office hours with teachers, or whether teachers attend staff meetings, interaction is limited to Zoom. But after five...

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