🌟 Happy Principal Appreciation Day to Christine McCollom of Bellview Elementary!🌟 Welcome back, Principal McCollom! Since returning as the principal of Bellview, your leadership has been a beacon of inspiration. With a rich background in education across Oregon, including roles as a teacher and instructional coach, you’ve impacted countless lives. Now, as our principal since 2006, you continue to extend your positive influence beyond the classroom, shaping a brighter future for all our students. Thank you for your passionate commitment to education and our community!
18 days ago, Web Admin
Christine
Community Assembly for April. Poem, Singing, Awards for compassion, Bellview bees teaching about perseverance, and ended with the Bellview song.
19 days ago, Julie Claycomb
Bellview Bees
Bellview Bees
Bellview Bees
assembly
Bellview song
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singing
singing
Playing ukulele for Bellview song
bellview choir
PREVIEW NEW ONLINE CURRICULUM FOR SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) HERE: https://www.ashland.k12.or.us/page/sel-curriculum-adoption The State of Oregon has launched its Transformative SEL Framework and Standards, a pioneering initiative aimed at fostering holistic development in students and educators alike. This comprehensive approach centers around the belief that learning is inherently a social and emotional process, deeply intertwined with the development of healthy identities, empathy, supportive relationships, and responsible decision-making. To align with the state framework, Ashland is preparing to adopt new K-12 curriculum tools. These will be online tools designed to be used in age-appropriate ways at each grade level from Kindergarten through high school graduation. Visit the site in the next 30 days to preview the online tools, read more about top choice WAYFINDER, and register your comments.
about 2 months ago, Web Admin
🎒 Embark on the Educational Journey: Ashland Schools Kindergarten Registration Now Open for Fall 2024! 🌈 Ashland Public Schools is excited to announce the opening of kindergarten registration for the upcoming school year! We're dedicated to providing an engaging, comprehensive, and inclusive educational foundation for every child. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Join Our Kindergarten Orientation Webinar Save the Date! 📅 Wednesday, April 3rd at 6:00 PM Dive into what makes our kindergarten program a nurturing and formative experience. This webinar is your opportunity to ask questions, and prepare for this significant milestone in your child's life. See link below or scan QR code in image for zoom link. 📌 Click the link to register your kindergartner today and for more information about our orientation session: ashland.k12.or.us/kinder We're eager to welcome you and your kindergartner to the Ashland Schools family, where every student's potential is cherished and nurtured. 🌟
about 2 months ago, Web Admin
kinder orientation webinar
Tuesday at Bellview Elementary was extra sweet, as we rolled out the 'Woot Woot Wagon,' delivering treats to our fabulous classified staff! A roaming festival of gratitude, filled with snacks, smiles, and a little bit of magic, made its way through the halls, bringing joy and appreciation directly to our hardworking team. It's just one of the ways we say a huge thank you to those who help make our school a wonderful place for our children to learn and grow. #ClassifiedAppreciationWeek
2 months ago, Web Admin
Photo of a classroom with students at their desks engaged in learning. In the foreground, two smiling adults stand by a mobile cart adorned with bright decorations and filled with snacks, treats, and colorful flowers. The cart has signs reading 'Woot Woot Wagon,' celebrating Classified Appreciation Week.
Picture of a school corridor with a cheerful adult pushing a decorated treat cart labeled 'Woot Woot Wagon.' The cart is stacked with an array of treats and drinks for staff appreciation. Children are selecting snacks, and there's a vibrant atmosphere of celebration."
Februarys community assembly was fantastic! We had singing from the Bellview choir, dances that students made up in PE, student awards for empathy, Bellview Bees teaching us about Friendship Skills, 5th grade leading us in the Bellview song, and cleanest classroom award going to Mrs. Preskenis' class! What a great day to be a Bobcat! 💙💛
3 months ago, Julie Claycomb
community assembly
community assembly
community assembly
community assembly
community assembly
community assembly
community assembly
community assembly
community assembly
community assembly
The Bellview Talent Show was a resounding hit last night! A big thank you to organizers Sarah Quinn and Catira Bianca for taking in on this year, and to all of our support volunteers and amazing performers, you were brilliant!
3 months ago, Christine McCollom
Bobcats perform
Bobcats perform
Bobcats perform
Bobcats perform
Bobcats perform
Bobcats perform
Bobcats perform
Bobcats perform
Bobcats perform
Kindergarten celebrated their 100th day of school today!
3 months ago, Julie Claycomb
100 days of kindergarten
100 days of kindergarten
100 days of kindergarten
100 days of kindergarten
100 days of kindergarten
100 days of kindergarten
100 days of kindergarten
100 days of kindergarten
National School Counseling Week, Feb 5-9. Please join Bellview in celebrating and appreciating our Child Development Specialist, Student Advocate and Behavior Health Specialist this week (and all weeks!). Our counseling team works hard to support all our students with the development of social-emotional, problem-solving and sound decision-making skills. They provide critical guidance and support of the structures and practices that support our children’s mental and emotional well-being and by extension, that of our staff and parents. Thank you, team!!! Julie Claycomb: Student Advocate (5 days/week) Julie has worked at Bellview since 2012 and became the Student Advocate in 2020. She has taken on a lead role in this position and regularly offers support and guidance to some of her newer colleagues at other sites. Julie spends much of her day supporting students who need some additional support and guidance around friendship, play, and self-regulation. She also runs the Check-in/Check-out goal/star card program, is responsible for the Weekend Food Program and helps run the Junior Coaches and Kindness Club programs. Outside of school Julie enjoys snuggling with her dog Pippin and loves to travel with her husband. During the past two years they have explored Greece (2022) and Ireland (2023). She also enjoys going to concerts and is looking forward to seeing Green Day in September!
3 months ago, Web Admin
Julie has worked at Bellview since 2012 and became the Student Advocate in 2020. She has taken on a lead role in this position and regularly offers support and guidance to some of her newer colleagues at other sites.  Julie spends much of her day supporting students who need some additional support and guidance around friendship, play, and self-regulation.  She also runs the Check-in/Check-out goal/star card program, is responsible for the Weekend Food Program and helps run the Junior Coaches and Kindness Club programs.   Outside of school Julie enjoys snuggling with her dog Pippin and loves to travel with her husband. During the past two years they have explored Greece (2022) and Ireland (2023). She also enjoys going to concerts and is looking forward to seeing Green Day in September!
National School Counseling Week, Feb 5-9. Please join Bellview in celebrating and appreciating our Child Development Specialist, Student Advocate and Behavior Health Specialist this week (and all weeks!). Our counseling team works hard to support all our students with the development of social-emotional, problem-solving and sound decision-making skills. They provide critical guidance and support of the structures and practices that support our children’s mental and emotional well-being and by extension, that of our staff and parents. Thank you, team!!! Britt Humphrey: CDS and BHS (2 days/week) This is Britt’s second year working in the Ashland School District as both a CDS and BHS. She also provides clinical supervision to our district Behavior Health Specialists and two of our current interns. Britt has lived and worked throughout Oregon and is happy to be part of the Ashland school community! She now divides her work week between Willow Wind and Bellview. As a CDS, she works with individuals and small groups and teaches SEL (Social Emotional Learning) lessons. As a BHS, she supports students with more complex needs for more extended periods of time. Britt shares that the “best part of my days are laughing and sharing stories in small group settings. What a great bunch of students and families!” Outside of school, Britt loves spending time with her extended and blended family, and friends from many chapters of her life. She also loves to travel, explore nature, create art and most recently, has developed a passion for hot yoga!
3 months ago, Web Admin
National School Counseling Week, Feb 5-9. Please join Bellview in celebrating and appreciating our Child Development Specialist, Student Advocate and Behavior Health Specialist this week (and all weeks!). Our counseling team works hard to support all our students with the development of social-emotional, problem-solving and sound decision-making skills. They provide critical guidance and support of the structures and practices that support our children’s mental and emotional well-being and by extension, that of our staff and parents. Thank you, team!!! Britt Humphrey: CDS and BHS (2 days/week)     This is Britt’s second year working in the Ashland School District as both a CDS and BHS. She also provides clinical supervision to our district Behavior Health Specialists and two of our current interns.   Britt has lived and worked throughout Oregon and is happy to be part of the Ashland school community! She now divides her work week between Willow Wind and Bellview.  As a CDS, she works with individuals and small groups and teaches SEL (Social Emotional Learning) lessons.  As a BHS, she supports students with more complex needs for more extended periods of time.   Britt shares that the “best part of my days are laughing and sharing stories in small group settings. What a great bunch of students and families!”  Outside of school, Britt loves spending time with her extended and blended family, and friends from many chapters of her life.  She also loves to travel, explore nature, create art and most recently, has developed a passion for hot yoga!
National School Counseling Week, Feb 5-9. Please join Bellview in celebrating and appreciating our Child Development Specialist, Student Advocate and Behavior Health Specialist this week (and all weeks!). Our counseling team works hard to support all our students with the development of social-emotional, problem-solving and sound decision-making skills. They provide critical guidance and support of the structures and practices that support our children’s mental and emotional well-being and by extension, that of our staff and parents. Thank you, team!!! Michelle Bolinger: Child Development Specialist (2.5 days/week) This is Michelle’s 9thth year at Bellview. She was also a CDS at TRAILS for three years. And as of last week, she began work half-time as a school counselor at AHS. At Bellview you can find Michelle in her office, the lobby, classrooms, the hallways, the front office, the library and the playground-essentially, everywhere! She spends the majority of her time teaching SEL (Social Emotional Learning) classes, running small skills-based groups and meeting with students individually. She shoulders a lot of mentoring responsibility as the most experienced CDS and is now a critical of member of the committees that are working on building clearer, more coordinated support systems. Michelle Michelle’s passion for her work and infectious laughter motivate and inspire many in her district team. She is a talented problem-solver, idea generator and avid learner. Outside of work, Michelle is a “serious animal lover” and shares that “kids and dogs are my people”. She also loves plants, gardening and traveling. She also considers music her “soul language” having grown up surrounded by talented musicians. She still adheres to a mantra she developed as a five-year-old, “to help others and see as much of the world as possible”.
3 months ago, Web Admin
National School Counseling Week, Feb 5-9. Please join Bellview in celebrating and appreciating our Child Development Specialist, Student Advocate and Behavior Health Specialist this week (and all weeks!). Our counseling team works hard to support all our students with the development of social-emotional, problem-solving and sound decision-making skills. They provide critical guidance and support of the structures and practices that support our children’s mental and emotional well-being and by extension, that of our staff and parents. Thank you, team!!! Michelle Bolinger: Child Development Specialist (2.5 days/week) This is Michelle’s 9thth year at Bellview.  She was also a CDS at TRAILS for three years.  And as of last week, she began work half-time as a school counselor at AHS. At Bellview you can find Michelle in her office, the lobby, classrooms, the hallways, the front office, the library and the playground-essentially, everywhere! She spends the majority of her time teaching SEL (Social Emotional Learning) classes, running small skills-based groups and meeting with students individually.    She shoulders a lot of mentoring responsibility as the most experienced CDS and is now a critical of member of the committees that are working on building clearer, more coordinated support systems. Michelle Michelle’s passion for her work and infectious laughter motivate and inspire many in her district team. She is a talented problem-solver, idea generator and avid learner.   Outside of work, Michelle is a “serious animal lover” and shares that “kids and dogs are my people”.  She also loves plants, gardening and traveling. She also considers music her “soul language” having grown up surrounded by talented musicians.  She still adheres to a mantra she developed as a five-year-old, “to help others and see as much of the world as possible”.
Our new play structure is now open! Bobcats k-5 (and adults) are very excited! 💙💛
4 months ago, Julie Claycomb
play structure
play structure swing
spider web
musical instruments
January's community assembly. Our bees taught us about empathy. We sang some songs, and Mrs. McCollom drew names to have pizza with her at lunch.
4 months ago, Julie Claycomb
Bellview bees
bee skit
Mrs. McCollom drawing bobcat tickets
Shoutout to Mia Pederson, our dedicated Bellview Elementary crossing guard who braved the snow to keep our kids safe. Your warmth and care shine through, no matter the weather. Thank you, Mia!
4 months ago, Web Admin
Shoutout to Mia Pederson, our dedicated Bellview Elementary crossing guard who braved the snow to keep our kids safe. Your warmth and care shine through, no matter the weather. Thank you, Mia!
Greetings, Ashland School District Community! The Board of Directors would like to share a quick progress update in the search for the district’s next Superintendent. The recruitment window for applications ended on December 28th, 2023. In the coming weeks, the Board will review applications and conduct preliminary interviews to determine semi-finalists. These semi-finalists will be invited to interview in-person with the board and the Community Interview Panel later this month. If you haven’t applied for the Community Interview Panel, it’s not too late! This volunteer group of students, staff members, parents, and community members will have the opportunity to interview Superintendent finalists on January 23rd. If you’re interested in learning more or would like to apply, please visit ashland.k12.or.us/supsearch. The deadline to apply is noon on Monday, January 8th. If you have questions, concerns, or input about the Superintendent Search process, the Board wants to know! You can connect with the entire School Board by emailing school.board@ashland.k12.or.us. We hope that you’ll consider playing a role in this critical process for Ashland Public Schools. Thank you!
5 months ago, Web Admin
Promotional banner for the Ashland School District Superintendent search, featuring a community interview panel. The background shows an aerial view of Ashland with lush trees and a mountainous landscape. The text is prominently displayed in white over a semi-transparent black overlay to ensure readability. The Ashland School District logo, a blue ship's helm with white and gray accents, is placed above the text. Below, in red, a notice highlights that applications close at noon on January 8.
Please join us for our Music Concerts this Thursday afternoon in the gym! Grades K, 2 and 4 at 1:00, Grades 1, 3 and 5 at 2:00.
6 months ago, Christine McCollom
Bellview Music Concert Flyer in Spanish
Bellview Music Concert Flyer in English
I have so much gratitude for the generosity of our Bellview community! Every single Winter Care Box gift tag has been taken from our virtual giving tree as of today! Additionally, the Presbyterian church has donated all of the protein for the holiday meals! This will brighten the holidays for 28 families and 67 children. Thank you to each one of you for your donations to classroom item collection bins, as well as gifts for children.
6 months ago, Christine McCollom
Picture of a heart held by two hands
Hi All, I want to thank the Bellview community for their generous donations that made this years Booksgiving event so very successful! We collected over 700 books from students and families. This year each student was able to select three books to take home for the holiday to read. We even have extra books in stock that we can use for next years event. If you would like some extra books for your classroom, please stop by the library and see me to take a look. With gratitude, Glenn Sagal Library Assistant
6 months ago, Christine McCollom
Booksgiving Table in the Library
Student chooses books at Booksgiving
Students read their Booksgiving books together
Our Winter Care Box project is under way! If you are feeling the holiday spirit and would like to purchase a gift for a Bobcat in need, use the link below to sign up. Gifts should be brought to the office, unwrapped, by Friday December 8th to ensure that all of the boxes are complete for delivery. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F4FAFAE29A0F85-winter
6 months ago, Christine McCollom
Giving Tree in Bellview's Lobby
OMSI visited Bellview this week! 5th grade had their turn doing a science project on Friday.
6 months ago, Julie Claycomb
OMSI Science Project !
OMSI Science Project!
OMSI Science Project!
OMSI Science Project!
OMSI Science Project!
OMSI Science Project!
OMSI Science Project!
OMSI Science Project!
OMSI Science Project!
OMSI Science Project!