Principal McDougal's Message
Raleigh Hills K-8 is an incredible school filled with bright, enthusiastic students. Our students enter our doors each day eager to learn and participate in our learning community. They engage in rigorous learning opportunities, while supporting each other with respect, kindness, and compassion. Our learning community is collaboratively created through the thoughtful work of our exceptional teachers, staff, and families. Our teachers are dedicated to ensuring the success of every student through authentic, enriching learning experiences that celebrate the unique talents and gifts of each child. Our staff is warm and welcoming, and each member truly cares for the students of RHK8.
Our goal is to empower all students to achieve post high school success. We do this by expecting excellence, innovating, embracing equity, and collaborating. We strive to ensure that our students become excellent readers, writers, researchers, mathematicians, scientists, problem solvers, and communicators who use the skills they learn to address the needs of a constantly changing world. We instill in our students an ethic of quality performance character and of solid moral character. In doing this work, we guide our students to become great thinkers and thoughtful people. We measure our success by how much our students care for themselves, others, and the world around them. We also measure our success by how much our students desire to learn more upon leaving our learning community each day and each year.
Our parents and community are actively engaged in the life of our school, and we greatly value the partnership we share with them. Whether listening to our students talk about what they are learning, volunteering in a classroom, or learning about our students' quality work and thinking, our parents and community members are an integral part of our learning community. As a school of the Beaverton School District, we share our district's goal, pillars, values, and priorities. Because of these focus areas and our collaborative approach, we could not ask for a more ideal learning environment for our students.
Our school's natural and urban setting enhances our students' learning. Our campus has a beautiful garden, many trees, sports fields, paved track, play structures, and other areas for students to enjoy. Situated in the West Hills of the Portland and Beaverton area, our school is nestled within the proximity of quiet neighborhoods, commercial areas, recreational opportunities, and is within or close to Beaverton, Portland, and several suburbs. The Raleigh Hills School has been serving this community since 1893, and fairly recently the generous people of Beaverton supported a Capital Bond that will allow our district to renovate our school's cafeteria and performing arts area, while adding classrooms and enhancing other spaces.
Raleigh Hills K-8 School is a very special place. It is much more than a school: it is the center of a community that cares deeply for its children and continually strives to help all learners achieve their potential. If you would like to learn more about our school, we welcome and encourage you to give us a call or drop by for a visit. We appreciate your interest in RHK8, and I know I speak for all of our teachers and students in saying that we are eager to share our work with you.
Peter McDougal, D.Ed.
Principal, Raleigh Hills K-8
Beaverton School District