Brookings-Harbor continues to be a great place to raise children. The combined efforts of BHSD staff, and the community truly communicate the message that student success is of the utmost importance. Research indicates a correlation between student involvement in extra curricular activities and academic success. In these times of economic uncertainty the community continues to step up to support the children and assist in providing much needed items to elevate their educational experience. Examples of generosity appear everywhere you look on our campuses, for example, the Jayne P. Gibney Sports Center, the new high school health center, a community garden area at KSchool, increased technology and playground improvements. Theses are just a few of the many thoughtful contributions that benefit the students of our district.
It is no surprise the world is changing fast—21st century jobs and careers require more education, more creativity, and more problem-solving skills than ever before due to rapid advances in technology and communications. Increasingly, what you know is far less important than what you can do with what you know… Attainment of academic content continues to be of great importance, but it is knowing how to apply knowledge in new situations or to new problems that matters most in our world today.
It is the Brookings Harbor School District's responsibility to make sure all students graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary for success. At BHSD we continue to offer solid, core subjects in reading, writing, speaking, and mathematics. We are meeting educational challenges and demands by offering advanced courses such as robotics, 3D prototyping, and digital graphics. With the assistance of Southwestern Community College, dual credit courses are available, where both college and high school credit can be obtained. Brookings-Harbor School District is here to help students meet the demands of future employers, colleges, and universities. We have a lot to be optimistic about and I look to the future with enthusiasm.
We continue to enjoy the many benefits of the Web-based tool, PowerSchool. The parent/student portal gives you information on your child’s homework, attendance, and grades any time day or night. Remember, this is just one communication tool, you may telephone, or write a note. Parents are always welcome in our school but please, for safety reasons, check in at the front office.
KURY FM provides a daily program about the schools and the district. Each morning, Monday through Friday at approximately 8:45 AM Kevin visits with one of the Principals or the Superintendent.