January 2016

Bellevue High School Families:

The 1:1 Technology Program information session was held on January 7th in our BHS Performing Arts Center.  The session described the 1:1 Technology program including device details, instructional benefits and student/parent responsibilities.   If you missed this meeting here is the presentation.


December 2015

Dear Bellevue High School Families:

I am writing to you share some exciting news! For the past two years, six schools in the Bellevue School District, Big Picture, Highland Middle School, Sammamish High School, Interlake High School and International School participated in a laptop pilot. All students in these schools were issued a Lenovo Yoga ThinkPad. Bellevue High will become the next school to participate in the 1:1 technology program, with students receiving their laptops during the first week of February 2016. Teachers have already received the same computer this past spring, which gives them the opportunity to become very familiar with the new software and hardware prior to working with students. We are excited by this new computer since it includes a touchscreen and a digital ink stylus. Students will also use Office 365 to access cloud storage that allows them to document and access their learning anytime and from any computer.


Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga ($1,100)Key Features:
·   Four modes: Laptop, Stand, Tablet, Tent
·   10-point multi-touch display
·   Digitizer pen supportSpecs:
·   Screen Size: 12.5” (1920×1080)
·   Weight: 3.5 lb
·   Memory:  4GB Ram
·   Storage: 128GB SSD
·   OS:  Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Brightspace Learning Platform
·   OneDrive File Storage
·   Peer Collaboration
·   eMail/Messaging
·   Sophos Anti-virus/Web filtering

We are planning to directly involve our parent community in the process of integrating technology into learning inside and outside of class and to help families make good use of the technology.  An information session will be held at Bellevue’s first annual Parent Tech University on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the Bellevue PAC.

Students will work with Office 365, OneDrive and Brightspace learning management platform to enhance teaching and learning and we’re excited about sharing these resources school-wide and with other schools in the district.

Thank you very much for your time and commitment to Bellevue School District.

Best regards,

Eric Ferguson
Director of CTE and Instructional Technology

Scott Powers, Jess Proctor, & Russell White
Bellevue High Administration Team