Superintendent's Message

Real-world learning is essential for all students

Carole Smith PPS Superintendent

March 23, 2015: It's been a busy and productive spring for our students and schools.

Thousands of our students attended the Portland Workforce Alliance (PWA) Northwest Youth Careers Expo March 17, exploring everything from high tech to medicine. Thank you to the 130 employers who participated and many others who offer career days, job shadows, internships and inspiration to our students all year long.[Read More]


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The SE Warriors girls basketball team, who have played together for several years, are a shining example of the PIL's expansion of youth sports.

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PPS Budget: Get the facts, get involved

Learn about the PPS budget and how to get involved. Attend one of the remaining Budget Town Halls in April with the Portland School Board:

April 13 at Wilson; April 21 at Franklin & April 27 at Roosevelt (in Spanish); 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

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Schools step up so no one goes hungry

March 20, 2015

From Sellwood Middle School to Rieke Elementary, many schools stepped up with food drives this month to support families over spring break and beyond. 


Mustang Readers inspire younger students

March 20, 2015
George students volunteer to read weekly to Sitton students as Mustang Readers, a literacy program that benefits both sets of students. The program brings George Middle School seventh and eighth student volunteers to Sitton Elementary School twice a week to read to kindergarteners and first and second graders. 


Salt & Straw asks students for flavor ideas

March 20, 2015
Salt & Straw ice cream maker Tyler Malek, who has made ice cream flavors with everything from olive oil to beer, asked Vernon students to help him come up with a new flavor. Popular ice cream makers Salt & Straw, a great local business partner to Portland Public Schools, on Friday launched the third year of a fun fundraiser for Vernon, Chapman and Abernethy schools. 


LEP High School closing doors in June

March 20, 2015

The Leadership and Entrepreneurship Public High School, 2044 E. Burnside Street, will close its doors in June after nine years of serving students, due to financial instability.


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