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Message from the Superintendent: 2018 Year In Review

Hello, this is Sean Gallagher — Superintendent of Brookings-Harbor School District here to wish you Happy Holidays and take a moment to reflect on some of the highlights from our school community in 2018.
First, we kicked off the 2018 year with an expansion of our Extended School Day Program at BHHS to three days per week for tutoring services.
In May, the district celebrated its first ever Student Achievement Night at the high school featuring exhibits & awards for excellence.
In June, we celebrated the achievement of 108 new graduates that earned over $100,000 in scholarships and more than 1,700 college credits thanks to our district’s growing partnerships with regional colleges.
Last summer we completed our second major seismic safety retrofit project. This work was made possible by over $4.5 Million in grants that the district has received from Business Oregon in the last two years.
The district recently expanded and renovated the career technical education facilities at Brookings-Harbor High School using funding from Measure 98. This included adding additional space for hands-on learning classes such as welding, robotics, construction, and art.
Starting this school year, K-School now provides free breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge through the Provision 2 federal food program. We know that full bellies, help students stay focused in the classroom.
Just recently our district entered into an agreement with the City of Brookings to create a Truancy Court as part of an overall strategy to improve student attendance through frequent check-ins and accountability measures to keep students in school.
These are just a few of the highlights from 2018. I am grateful to our innovative teachers and staff and to our parents and community for all the efforts throughout the year to ensure that “Every Student Can Succeed.” I’m filled with Bruin Pride when I see the hard work of our students helping them reach new heights. Happy New Year!
The Brookings Harbor District 17C Board Members, in partnership with students, parents, staff, and community will cultivate a safe, highly effective learning and collaborative environment where every student can succeed!
 
Sincerely,
Sean Gallagher, Superintendent
(Posted Dec. 3, 2018) 
Follow Superintendent Sean Gallagher on Twitter: @suptgallagher

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  • 108 graduates in Class of 2018 Our district has increased the graduation rate from the 60th percentile to more than 80th percentile in recent years, above the state average. We work to keep our students on track to graduate at all grades levels and have intervention programs to help students who fall behind.
  • 3 types of professional certificates offered BHHS students can earn an Allied Health Certificate in partnership with SWOCC, CompTIA Professional Information Technology certificates, and numerous Graphic and Digital Media Art professional software certificates. We've also re-added numerous CTE courses, such as welding and construction trades in recent years to provide more "hands-on" vocational training opportunities.
  • 1,717 dual credits earned in 2017-18 Last year, 184 of our students completed college credits through high school classes. Southern Oregon University (SOU), Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) and South Western Oregon Community College (SOCC) to provide these dual credit opportunities.
  • $4.5 Million in Seismic Safety Upgrades Our district earned three $1.5 million in grants from Business Oregon to retrofit the elementary, middle and high school for safety in the event of a major earthquake. Kalmiopsis Elementary and Azalea Middle School are complete. Brookings-Harbor High School is slated for construction as soon as summer 2019.