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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PPS What I Say: Kat Caskey, college grad

December 18, 2014
Kat Caskey’s story is one of perseverance and determination despite tall odds. [More]

Evaluation tool strengthens school leaders

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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Race Talks: Community relations with police

December 18, 2014

Race Talks is hosting a community forum about community relations with the police on Jan. 6 at Jefferson High School. 

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