Superintendent's Message

Students display strengths, smarts and savvy

Carole Smith PPS Superintendent

April 30, 2015: Grant High School's Constitution Team won the national "We the People" contest April 27, capping a month of student triumphs.

Jefferson's Kahedja Burley, among our few female wrestlers and a junior in Jefferson's health and biotechnology program, was crowned Rose Festival Princess. Seven PPS teams competed in the 2015 Innovation Challenge at PSU, focused on "Smart Cities: Making Our Urban Communities Safer, Healthier and Happier.” 

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OSU athletes visit Vestal School and talk with students about college.

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Special Recognition Events

May 19: 50th Anniversary of Head Start Slideshow

May 20: PPS/PTA Volunteer Celebration Slideshow 

May 26: Valedictorians Honored Slideshow

May 27: African Youth Leadership Conference View slideshow

May 27:  ¡Sí Se Puede! Latino Student Recognition Event, 6 pm to 8 pm, BESC. 

Thursday, May 28: Asian/Pacific Islander Student Recognition Event, 5:30 pm to 8 pm, BESC. 

June 3-10: Graduation. View schedule.

Other items of interest

PPS Job Openings PPS Common Core page

Board approves budget adding staff and supports to schools

May 27, 2015

The Portland School Board on May 26 approved Superintendent Carole Smith's proposed budget for 2015-16 and created a list of priority investments they hope to make if the state Legislature allocates more money to schools.


Congratulations to our high-flying students

May 27, 2015
A woman stands holding a certificate with her arm slung around another woman.

Portland’s brightest students are marching as valedictorians and getting well-deserved recognition at events held this May and June. 


Senior scholars shine

May 27, 2015
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Several stand-out PPS graduates have landed major national scholarships.


Farewell Faubion bash coming June 6

May 27, 2015
A little boy and a little girl sprawl out on a rug and play with an iPad.

Faubion families, alumni and community members are invited to an all-day gathering to bid goodbye to the 65-year-old building and greet the PK-8 school’s state-of-the-art future.


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