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A malfunctioning Zoom meeting interrupts a teacher as a dog barks in the background and phone buzzes on their desk. Teachers have met many challenges this year as they adjust to teaching online.

Beaverton teachers persist through distance learning

Anouk Clendenning December 16, 2020

When school closed on March 13, Beaverton Spanish and AVID teacher Kellie Rosenberger had no idea that it would be the last time she’d see her students in person that year. And with cases of COVID-19...

A student sits at a desk, suffering from the effects of Zoom burnout. With classes and most homework online, students are spending more time on screens than usual, leading to increased stress and symptoms of burnout.

The Hummer staff responds to Zoom burnout

The Hummer Staff December 11, 2020

As the Beaverton High community advances into Quarter 2, it’s become clear that Zoom will be an integral part of day-to-day life for the foreseeable future. With this change from normal life, however,...

The work session on November 16 raised questions about how families in the Beaverton School District regard school resource officers and the district's next steps in light of the summer's Black Lives Matter protests.

BSD Work Session on School Resource Officers raises more questions than it answers

Beatrice Kahn December 10, 2020

Six months after marches and protests spurred by the killing of George Floyd by police officers, and five months after the Portland Public Schools cut ties with the Portland Police, the Beaverton...

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 reflective window at BHS displays a motivational poster.

Teacher Appreciation Week: the students speak

Cassidy Ochoa May 7, 2020

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, a time when students give praise and thanks to the members of the BHS community. While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about the need for modification to...

Along with other students around the nation, junior Beatrice Kahn participates in an online Speech and Debate tournament during quarantine.

Oregon debate excellence continues in quarantine

Beatrice Kahn May 6, 2020

This year, the Pacific Northwest division of the Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series occurred on May 2.  The debates were supposed to be held here in Beaverton but were instead held virtually...

The Hummer team smiles together during a Zoom meeting.

Zoom: The solution to remote learning or an unreliable program?

Anouk Clendenning and Natalie Foote April 24, 2020

Zoom is a video calling platform that has recently exploded in popularity among practically every school district nationwide. The idea is appealing: It’s a safe and reliable platform that enables student-teacher...

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