Superintendent's Message

A time for gratitude

Carole Smith PPS Superintendent November 26, 2014: I was moved and inspired when I met Madison senior Mustaf Mohamed as he received the Stand for Children "Beating the Odds" scholarship this month. Having spent most of his childhood in Kenyan refugee camps, Mustaf immigrated to the US when he was 11 and is now excelling in AP classes at Madison. Mustaf expressed his gratitude for the opportunities and the people who have supported him. [More]

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George Middle Schools' Girls Invested in Volunteering, Equity & Service are running a coat and clothing drive this month for their community. On Dec. 5, they get a special visit from Superintendent Carole Smith.

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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, at Marshall Campus
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, 6 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, view high school fact sheets or call the school.
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New principal evaluation and support tool strengthens school leadership

December 18, 2014
Portland Public Schools is changing the way it evaluates and supports principals in an effort to ensure the best building administrators lead every school. 

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You're invited: Special Education Forum

December 18, 2014

PPS Special Education is holding a series of community forums to hear the thoughts and ideas of family, student and community stakeholders. The next forum is Jan. 21. 

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PPS What I Say: Kat Caskey, Portland Youth Builders alum

December 18, 2014
Kat Caskey’s story is one of perseverance and determination in spite of tall odds. Caskey was an honor roll student at Franklin High School her freshman year, but by her junior year troubles at home and substance abuse issues forced her to drop. An attempt to return to school her senior year also was unsuccessful. [More]

Franklin @ Marshall draws open house crowd

December 17, 2014
Discover Franklin event, Dec. 4, 2014

More than 500 prospective students and family members turned out Dec. 4 for Discover Franklin, an 8th grade information night held at Marshall High School where Franklin students will attend for two years (2015-2017) while Franklin is modernized.

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