Superintendent's Message

Telling the story of a growing school district

Carole Smith PPS Superintendent September 30, 2014: Visiting schools this first month, I have been energized to see everyone from our youngest learners to our high school seniors gear up for the academic challenges ahead. I have enjoyed hearing from our teachers, administrators and staff as they reconnect with students and have been especially thrilled to help welcome hundreds of new teachers, counselors, school secretaries, media specialists, educational assistants and other staff who are filling our new positions or replacing employees who have retired or left. [More]

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High School Information Nights for 8th Graders
Learn about your neighborhood high school or focus schools Benson and Jefferson. Look up your assigned high school.
Benson: Nov.18, 6 pm; Tech Show Feb. 12 &13, 6-9 pm
Cleveland: Feb. 5, 7 pm
Franklin: Dec. 4, 6 pm
Grant: Nov. 19 at 6 pm; March 10 at 8:30 am
Jefferson: Jan. 14, Feb. 4 & 18 at 6:30 pm.  

Lincoln: Feb. 12, 6 pm
Madison: Dec. 11, 5:30 pm
Roosevelt: Middle School Parent Coffee, Nov. 18, 6 pm; 8th Grade/ Future Athlete Night, Jan. 15, 6-9 pm
Wilson: Nov. 5 and Feb. 11, 6:30 pm
MLC: Nov. 25, Jan. 21, Feb. 12 at 9:30 a.m.; Jan. 22, Feb. 11 at 6 pm
For more information, call the school.
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Middle schoolers run, spike, hurdle into PIL

October 22, 2014

When you see student athletes in jerseys reflecting their high school, look closer: they’re middle school students, proud participants in the expansion of PPS sports into the middle grades. 

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PPS enrollment, hiring on the upswing

October 22, 2014

Student enrollment and hiring is going up, up, up at Portland Public Schools as primary and high school grades swell and state school funding improves.

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Student leaders amplify students' voices

October 22, 2014

This year’s student representative to the Portland School Board says she’s excited to serve at a time where the district is rebuilding programs and making schools more equitable.

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Music studio class keeps Trojans humming

October 22, 2014

Wilson band teacher Nick Caldwell wanted to offer a music class that drew student less likely to go for the more traditional band or music classes. He turned to the recording industry and a parent who is a music producer and, this fall, launched Sound Engineering, an elective for juniors and seniors.

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