Math Success!

How can you help your student in math?


The staff at SHS and WRMS are excited to implement our new math curriculum, College Preparatory Math (CPM).  We are seeing a number of positive things about this new curriculum and want to share this information, as well as how you can support your student in math.


Why are we excited about CPM?

  • Builds in-depth mathematical understanding
  • Develops skills through mathematical context including inquiry, experimentation, and simulated real-life problems
  • Creates excitement, engagement, and problem solving in the classroom

Follows an Integrated approach to Course Sequencing

  • More natural
  • Helps students advance to the next course more smoothly, less forgetting of concepts used in previous courses

CPM helps students build transferrable skills beyond math that will help in all they do.

  • Problem solving
    Logic and reasoning



Supporting your student

  • Expect your student to have a few homework problems each night. These are generally review problems from activities they have done recently or in a previous year to help prepare them for the next day’s lesson.
  • Instill in them the idea that they can learn mathematics.
  • Discuss with your children the importance of mathematics for their future.
  • Encourage your children to study and take notes.
  • Ask questions about what they are doing in class.
  • Be aware of current research on learning mathematics.
  • Ask your student to read every night, for fun! Developing good reading skills and stamina will benefit them in all classes, including math.


 If your student gets stuck...

  • Ask them to take a look at their Math Notebook. They should have notes and some example problems to refer to.
  • Read the question aloud. Hearing it can give you a new perspective.
  • Download the Parent Guide: to stay connected what your child is learning. You can preview or review the lessons with your child using the Parent Guide.
  • If your son or daughter asks for help, ask them questions that will lead to their figuring out how to do the problem themselves.
  • Find Homework help at and
  • Take a break for 10-15 minutes or longer and start again with a fresh perspective.
  • Wednesday after school there is free math support.
  • Have your student come in for help with the teacher during office hours listed on the class syllabus.


What is PBIS?

PBIS is a culture shift!


PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports. PBIS is a cultural system where we are intentional about teaching students the behaviors we want to see, acknowledging and rewarding them when they are doing the expected behaviors, and reteaching them when they are not.


Our school-wide expectations are based on RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, and SAFETY.

Around the campus staff and students following PBIS will be doing things that are Safe, Respectful, and Responsible.  What that looks like is defined in our common areas, as well as individual classrooms.  As part of our New School year Orientation, students learned about our PBIS expectations, had opportunities to participate in some fun team building activities facilitated by community partners, and got to build relationships in their ADVO.  PBIS is part of building a positive school culture.  We agree to practice Respect, Responsibility, and Safety Everywhere on our campus.



Students who are practicing being Safe, Respectful, and Responsible can earn PRIDE slips from staff members.  Students turn in their PRIDE slips to the office for a chance at winning some cool prizes or participating in some fun activities.  At the end of Orientation students were able to participate in our first PRIDE assembly.  It was a fun time!  Student PRIDE slip drawings for participation in activities and prizes occurred.  In addition to drawings for individual prizes the whole school can earn a reward.  Our first school-wide reward will happen when students earn 2000 PRIDE slips.


Meet Our New Staff

SHS & WRMS Welcomes Four New Teachers!



David Watanabe is joining our team as our new Business Teacher. Dave has experience both in industry as well as the classroom. He is looking forward to helping us build a brand new program that may have connections to our pool in the future.








Shawn Friese is our new 8th grade and Junior English teacher. He comes to us with a number of years of experience in South Bend. His wife and brand new baby girl are excited to move to the Gorge.  







Wayne Duvall will be teaching high school math. He is an enthusiastic educator who has been working for the last few years in Wilson Creek. His wife and daughters will be welcoming a son into the family this fall.  








Todd Futter is a familiar face around our school, as he has been a substitute teacher for a number of years. We are excited that he is joining our staff full time this year as a Special Education teacher.






Free Sports Physicals

Fall Sports Practice Begins Soon!


Attention Bulldogs and Royals: Get ready for fall sports with a free sports physical at Stevenson High School on Wednesday, August 12th from 8:00 am - Noon. No appointment is necessary, it is first come, first serve!


Alumni Banquet 2015

Stevenson High School Alumni Banquet 2015


On Saturday, June 27, the Stevenson High School Alumni Association held their 50th annual banquet. Alumni and guests were present to celebrate the anniversary of their graduation from Stevenson High School. The class of 1965 were the honored guests at their 50th year reunion. There were also several alums from the class of 1945 celebrating an amazing 70 years.

The Stevenson High School Alumni Association Banquet is a wonderful way for SHS grads to reconnect with former classmates. The banquet also helps to raise funds for the Alumni Scholarship. This year, Savannah O'Mahoney and Jace Hogg received scholarships to attend college in the fall.

Many dedicated people volunteer their time to help make this dinner and fund raiser a success.  Stevenson High School would like to thank the Alumni Association for support our students!

For more information visit,


Have a Great Summer!

School will resume Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

This has been a wonderful year and we are looking forward to making 2015-2016 even better!

Dates to remember this summer:

  • June 22 Summer School begins
  • August 12 Free sports physicals will be available at SHS/WRMS from 8:00am to noon.
  • August 12 Office reopens, 8:00am-3:00pm.
  • August 19 SHS Football practice begins.
  • August 24 SHS and WRMS athletics begin.
  • August 26-28 Counselors office open for new student registration.
  • August 31 New Student Orientation, 5:30pm. Open House - meet teachers, pay fees, and sign-up for lockers, 6:00pm.
  • September 2 First Day of School!

We know back to school sales start in July and want families to have the opportunity to get the best deals.  Below is a list of supplies students should have on the first day of school.

Big Binder Contents (required for all students):

  • 4 inch, 3 ring binder
  • 6 dividers with tabs
  • Zipper pouch to hold supplies
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • 12 spiral notebooks or composition books, most students use 2 per class
  • Filler paper
  • Eraser
  • Highlighters (at least 2 colors)
  • Tape
  • 6 Glue Sticks
  • Colored Pencils (12 colors)
  • Graph paper (math classes)

Individual Class Requirements:

  • ALL Freshman: 3” binder for 4-year ADVO portfolio, 1 box of sheet protectors (3 hole punched, clear, 8 ½” x 11”)
  • Physical Education: A towel, sweats or shorts, a tee shirt, long-sleeve or sweat shirt, rain jacket, deodorant, and athletic shoes that will not leave marks on the gym floor.
  • Band: Essential Elements 2000, Book 2 (for your specific instrument), and a band instrument.
  • English: sticky notes, and a USB flash drive (SHS)
  • Spanish (SHS): 5 tabbed dividers
  • History (SHS): 500 – 3x5” notecards, 2 post-its, sticky tabs
  • Integrated Math 1 or 2: Scientific calculator ruler, protractor, compass, (*2 comp books preferred over spiral)
  • Integrated Math 3: 4 -AAA batteries, TI-84 calculator (optional), (*2 comp books preferred over spiral)
  • Science: Ruler, Scientific calculator, sticky tabs, (*2 comp books preferred over spiral)
  • Food Production (SHS): $10 lab fee

If it is a hardship for your family to provide your student with these supplies, please do not hesitate to contact the school office at (509) 427-5631.

Student School Board Rep

2015/2016 School Board Rep, Ari Morris

On the June 11, 2015 School Board meeting, Arianna Morris was sworn in as the new Student Representative to the Board.  Ari will represent the point of view of students and inform the Board of activities, events, and issues that are important to the students of our schools.

Congratulations Class of 2015!

Wishing the Class of 2015 Success and Happiness in Their Future!



Walk A Mile

Stepping in Someone's Shoes

The Walk A Mile class had a very successful spring.  This class is taught by Becky Harmening as an English Elective that allows students to explore social relationships with different groups of people while exploring their own identity.  The class emphasizes understanding others personal experiences and developing empathy.


Students started out in the semester long class visiting our community's elders at Rock Cove.  They learned about some amazing life experiences and developed a deeper understand of history through the eyes of those who experienced it.


Towards the end of the semester, students created a Person Code, in which they identified what beliefs are most important to them and what principals center their lives (see first picture).  They also spent a day in the big city, visiting the Janus Homeless Shelter for Teens in Portland, a 60 bed facility that is beyond capacity every night.  On that same day, they also were able to Tour the "Real.Life.Exibit" hosted by Medical Teams International in Tigard.   What they saw on this trip was life changing and opened their eyes to what others experience.    


The Last Few Days for Seniors

Graduation is Saturday, June 6th at 2:00pm

Weather permitting, graduation will be outside this year.  Current forecasts show highs of 95 degrees, but Gorge weather can change quickly.  Should graduation be outside, please send ice water with your Senior to graduation.


Below are some important dates and reminders for Seniors:


Wednesday, June 3:

All course work should be completed for final grades.  All credits must be accounted for in order to graduate.

Fines need to be paid in the office.  Students will not receive their diploma or official transcripts until fines have been paid.


Thursday, June 4:
MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICE at 8:30 a.m. in the gym. If you do not practice, you will not walk at graduation!!
**Pioneer cap & gown photo will be taken at 9:30 a.m. Bring your cap & gown for the picture. Make sure the gown is ironed!
**Senior Lunch in the gym around 10:30.
**Senior Walk following their lunch, just prior to high school lunch.  Schedule will be posted in the bulletin.
**Cap & gown pictures will be taken from 10:00-11:30 A.M. upstairs in the loft. Please take care of this as soon as you can. A price list is available in the office.


Thursday, June 4:
**Senior Awards & Scholarship Dessert Banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Nice attire is suggested. Your families are welcome to share this evening. The senior slide show will be shown during dessert at the beginning of the evening. Each family is asked to bring a dessert large enough to share. There will also be a display of memory boards for those families who would like to participate.


Friday June 5:
**No Classes for seniors. Are your fines taken care of?


Saturday, June 6:
**GRADUATION at 2:00 p.m. Be in the cafeteria no later than 1:00 p.m.


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The mission of Stevenson High School is:

  • To expect, encourage, and empower students and staff to achieve personal and educational excellence.

  • To foster responsible contributing citizens.

  • To provide a safe and healthy environment where learning and individuals are respected and valued.