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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

BHS ninth grader publishes play challenging politicization of immigration

Anouk Clendenning April 21, 2021

Beaverton High School ninth grader 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 they'd 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...

TEDx at Beaverton High School

TEDx at Beaverton High School

Beatrice Kahn October 13, 2020

Covering topics ranging from biology to personal empowerment, TED Talks have become an educational staple. They are shown in classrooms throughout Beaverton High School and are watched by millions...

A new schedule and off-campus learning make for an unprecedented school year, and students appreciate the flexibility that comes with it.

Beaverton High’s first week of synchronous learning: success or failure?

Melody Cosgrove September 21, 2020

For senior Kyah Wright, this school year is unlike any other. Though her classwork is manageable, she’s been robbed of the opportunity to spend class with friends. “There’s no actual physical...

Student artists Alysha Taylor, Zoe Butler, Eddie Lundy, and Hannah Woffinden stand in front of their finished mural, which is on display at Yuubi Sushi in downtown Beaverton.

Beaverton student art installed at local restaurant

Natalie Foote June 3, 2020

School may be closed, but art can be anywhere. Beaverton High School seniors Hannah Woffinden, Alysha Taylor, Zoe Butler, and Edward Lundy showed just this with their recently unveiled mural. The...

ASB voting during a pandemic

ASB voting during a pandemic

Melody Cosgrove May 24, 2020

For students at Beaverton High School, it is once again time to vote for next year’s student government positions. Despite school not reconvening until the next Fall term at the earliest, elections...

Elena Woo is one of the six recipients of the BFAN scholarship. She will attend Cornell University in Ithaca, New York next year.

BFAN scholarship thrives for seniors

Beatrice Kahn May 15, 2020

Although Washington County remains in lockdown, scholarship season is not. On Friday, May 15, the Beaverton Family and Alumni Network (BFAN) delivered six $500 scholarships to seniors. A volunteer...

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