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The Bellevue School District offers students opportunities to extend their learning through extracurricular and after school activity programs. It is the District’s intention to provide high quality opportunities for student participation in extracurricular and after school activity programs. To that end:

Bellevue School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

  • Civil Rights, Racial Discrimination, and Gender Expression or Identity Discrimination: Civil Rights/Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator Nancy Pham, (425) 456-4040 or phamn@bsd405.org
  • Sex-based Discrimination, including Sexual Harassment: Title IX Coordinator: Jeff Lowell, (425) 456-4010 or lowellj@bsd405.org
  • Disability Discrimination: Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Heather Edlund, (425) 456-4156 or edlundh@bsd405.org

Mailing address for all three: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

The Bellevue School District is also committed to providing a safe and civil educational environment that is free from harassment, intimidation, or bullying. Report harassment, intimidation or bullying with Vector Alert or at your school. The Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Compliance Officer is Nancy Pham, (425) 456-4040 or phamn@bsd405.org.

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ASB (Associated Student Body) is the student council organization for the school. Students are elected each year by their peers to lead and serve the school community. Along with overseeing our student clubs, ASB is responsible for the planning, implementing, and accounting for all monies associated with all socials, dances, assemblies, and spirit activities. ASB meets weekly on Mondays during lunch time.

Any student that has purchased an ASB card may run for class office. Any student, regardless of ASB membership or not, may participate in voting during ASB Elections. All students who are involved in ASB or ASB clubs are strongly recommended to have an ASB card to participate. Fee waivers are available for those students who may not be able to afford an ASB card. Please connect with the ASB Advisor if you have any questions at all.

 

ASB Advisor: Matt Lyon – lyonm@bsd405.org

ASB Accountant: Merin Julien – julienm@bsd405.org

 

Get involved!

Being involved in a school team or club is a great way to get to know other students at your school and to participate in something you are interested in. We highly encourage all students to participate!

Don’t see a club that you’d like to join? Start one! Here’s how to start a club at International School:

  1. Gather up your team (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer) and find an advisor
  2. Complete the Club Application/Constitution Form – pick one up from the ASB Advisor in the Front Office or e-mail ASB Advisor
  3. Create a flier for a club interest meeting – fliers must be approved by ASB Advisor
  4. Hold two interest meetings and one club meeting – make note of the number of students who attended
  5. Connect with our ASB Executive Secretary to attend an ASB Meeting (Monday lunch time) and present your club for approval
    1. Please note that our ASB Officers take a simple majority vote for approving a club
    2. Many of our decisions are based on your club’s goal and purpose, uniqueness (different from other established clubs), number of interested members, and sustainability
  6. Receive training from our Executive Officers about club processes

 

Student Leadership Teams

Along with our ASB, we have three very active and amazing Student Leadership Teams that work together with our school staff to support the safety and culture of our school:

SOAR (Students Organized Against Racism) works in direct partnership with International School’s REI (Racial Equity and Inclusion) Team. Students participating in SOAR are passionate about their community and the current issues in our society. SOAR holds and organizes discussions on race and ethnicity and their effects on education and beyond. SOAR is driven by the goal of breaking down barriers and creating a safe and inclusive community for all students. SOAR student leaders also participate in district led events – BOOM and SHOUT.

IS Next is a 6-8 and 9-12 student leadership group focuses on improving the culture and climate at IS. IS Next partners with the staff Positive Behavior Interventions and Systems (PBIS) Team to identify ways in which we can improve student’s sense of belonging. IS Next came into being during the 2018-19 school year and began several projects that are continued to be developed this year. These projects include introducing school-wide “spirt-wear” for students and staff to wear to show school pride and unity and working directly with teachers to incorporate short activities that provide an opportunity for connection between staff and students over hot chocolate, tea, or lemonade. IS Next meets during Community.

The Student Safety Team works in direct partnership with the IS School Safety Team. The two groups collaborate to create and facilitate school-wide trainings to prepare both students and staff for safety drills. Students engage in drill facilitation, data collection during drills, and engage in reflection post-drills to improve processes alongside staff members. Student Safety Team meets during Community.

Makerspace and Technology Team – The Makerspace Technology Team is a 6th-12th grade group of students who focus on learning how to use a variety of technology and provide technical support for staff and students. The team also supports the Makerspace in the library during lunch and tutorial. The team has a variety of leadership and community service opportunities. One leadership opportunity is developing technology resources. The Computer Etiquette Video (CEV) Team meets weekly to create a video about how to use the school laptops.  For more information check out the Makerspace and Technology website: https://bsd405.org/international/resources/makerspace-and-technology/

What is Makerspace? The Makerspace is a place where students can create, design, innovate, code, and learn about using technology. It is open during lunch and tutorial every day and run by the Student Makerspace Technology Team. Teachers also reserve the library and Makerspace to work on projects with their classes. There are many supplies and resources in the space and we keep adding more!

 

CURRENT ACTIVE CLUBS and INTEREST GROUPS for the 2022-2023 School Year

Name of Club Advisor
Random Acts of Kindness Club
Chess Club (interest group)
Computer Club
Days for Health (interest group)
Dear Asian Youth (interest group – HS only)
Drama-Titan Players Karen Gath
Future Business Leaders of America
Future Health Professionals
Future Problem Solving
International Buddy Program (HS only)
International School Production Team
Introducing Coding to Youth
Investment Club
IS Civics Club (interest group)
IS Innovation Team- MakerSpace Loren Digges
IS Newspaper Club Jen Sorenson
IS Next Gwen Geslin
Junior Statespeople of America (HS only)
Key Club (HS only)
Model United Nations (HS only) Tamara Truax
Red Cross Club Julie Reeder
Roots and Shoots
Students Organized Against Racism Tamara Truax and Arty Christianto
Titan Robotics Club Lee Holt
Titan Minds Matter Janet Towne
UNICEF
Writing Club
Yearbook Jill Follett

National Honor Societies – High School Only – Application Required:

**For a description and application process for each of the honor society, please go to our website: https://bsd405.org/international/titans/honor-societies/

Name of Honor Society Club Advisor

 

National Thespian Honor Society

 

Karen Gath

 

Math Honor Society

 

Mary Chu

 

National Honor Society

 

Joanne Whang

 

National Art Honor Society

 

Francesca Lee

 

National French Honor Society

 

Gwen Geslin

 

National Technical Honor Society

 

Mary Chu

 

Science National Honor Society

 

Wesley Hung

 

Tri-M Music Honor Society

 

Anna Silarski

 

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.