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Superintendent's Message

Supporting academic success and positive behavior in schools

Carole Smith PPS Superintendent

January 7, 2015: Welcome to 2015! I hope that your winter break was enjoyable.


I wanted to start the New Year by reviewing where our schools are heading and inviting your participation.


In the fall I laid out three key priorities:


• All students reading at benchmark by the end of third grade.


• Decreasing the rate of suspensions and expulsions for all students and the disproportionality in exclusionary discipline between white students and students of color.


• Accelerating improvement of our high school graduation and completion rates.


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Carole
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See how the school-wide mindfulness program, MindUP, has shaped Marsyville K-8 School by helping to reduce referrals, create a kind, happy, healthy school climate, and help students of all grades be better focused to learn.

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High School Information Nights for 8th Graders
Learn about your neighborhood high school or focus schools Benson and Jefferson. If open houses already occurred, contact the school for information. Find your assigned high school.
Benson: Tech Show Feb. 12 &13, 6-9 pm
Cleveland: Feb. 5, 7 pm
Franklin: Call school.
Grant:  Mar. 10, 8:30 am
Jefferson: Jan. 14, Feb. 4 & 18, 6:30 pm.  
Lincoln: Feb. 12, 6 pm
Madison: Call school.
Roosevelt: 8th Grade/Future Athlete Night, Jan. 15, 6-9 pm
Wilson: Feb. 11, 6:30 pm
MLC:  Jan. 21, Feb. 12 at 9:30 a.m.; Jan. 22, Feb. 11 at 6 pm
View high school fact sheets or call the school.
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Marysville MindUP program transforms school

January 27, 2015
Every student at Marysville, including these kindergarteners, participate in mindfulness exercises to improve focus. A school-wide mindfulness program, MindUP, has helped Marsyville K-8 School reduce referrals, create a kind, happy, healthy school climate, and teach students of all grades be better focused to learn.

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Lincoln Coding Club creates ticket app

January 26, 2015
Congrats to the Lincoln Coding Club for creating its first app. The Lincoln High School Coding Club recently creating a ticket app for the school to ease the time students spend in line. 

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Franklin students tour temporary home, forecast for classes

January 25, 2015
Franklin High School counselors gave incoming students a tour of their temporary home at the Marshall Building. Eighth graders who will attend Franklin High School got a chance earlier this week to tour Franklin's temporary home at the Marshall Building. Franklin students and staff will move to Marshall while 101-year-old Franklin undergoes a modernization, thanks to Portland voters who passed the $482 million School Improvement Bond

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PPS "We the People" Constitution teams dominate state contest

January 25, 2015
The 2015 Grant High School Constitution team. Grant High School won the 2015 state contest and will now go on to represent Oregon in the national competition, which a Grant team won two years ago, in 2013. Lincoln, the defending state champion, won the national contest last year, in 2014.

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