Thank You Parents & Families!

I had a great time meeting the parents and families of my students last night. There is a direct correlation between family engagement and student success. So again, thank you for taking time out of your evening to come into my classroom and hear a little bit of what we all can do to help our students achieve.

English classes: Below are links to the two Prezi’s from last night, as well as, the syllabus for each class.

BTSN – Grade 08 Prezi   Grade 08 Syllabus

BTSN – Grade 09 Prezi    Milburn Grade 09 Syllabus

Please email me with any questions or concerns

William Milburn –

Back to School Night

Tomorrow is ISB’s annual Back to School Night. I think the night is a highlight for parents/families and teachers for the upcoming year. We are afforded the opportunity to come together and set a foundation for a successful school year. I hope to see you tomorrow night. Further information can be found below:

International School of Beaverton – Back to School Night 2015


Back to School Night Schedule


Hello English Classes.

Please check your grade level tab for information regarding today’s class.

Note: If you are absent, it is your responsibility to either contact me, or visit this site to download and print the information covered in class.

Enjoy your weekend,

Mr. Milburn

Advisory: Transcript & Goal Setting.

Hey Advisory:

Today we did an overview of the high school transcript, by breaking down the various components to understand each part and how it will impact us. Ms. Muilenberg created an excellent Prezi full of useful information. Follow the link to find this information: Transcript Overview Prezi

After, we individually created SMART goals to help plan areas to focus on, and to determine our support system.

For now,

William Milburn

International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on the 21st of September. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

ISB is encouraging students and staff to wear a white article of clothing on Monday, to show partnership and dedication in creating a peaceful community. Monday will also mark the start of “Peace Week, an annual tradition here at ISB!

You can find out more information about the International Day of Peace here: Peace Day 2015 or on Twitter @unpeaceday.


For now,

William Milburn

Full Speed.

Well, the 2015-16 year is now moving at full speed. The start of every year is typically pretty busy as we discuss our new expectations for both students and teachers.

My English classes have immediately  jumped into writing. It’s a great way for me to start assessing their skills, and design instruction based on areas of need.


  • Check your grade level tab for updates, handouts, and homework (if assigned).
  • Next Monday is the International Day of Peace. We are encouraging students and staff to wear an article of white clothing to spread the message that ISB is a peaceful school and community.

For now,

William Milburn


End of week one and some reflection.

September 11th will forever be a day of reflection in our society, and we will reminisce on how the world has changed from that  day forward. It’s hard to believe that some of my students were yet to be born and have only a historical context of the event. I was the age of many of my students on that day; 13 years old and beginning 8th grade. I had never truly witnessed such an immensely tragic event and will forever reflect on that moment and the implications that followed.

What has been encouraging today, is the thoughtful and insightful conversations and discussions that took place in my English classes.  Please check your grade level’s tab for an overview of today’s class and any handouts that were distributed.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

For now,

William Milburn