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Superintendent's Message

Schools showcase talents, PPS mourns a loss

Carole Smith PPS Superintendent

March 2, 2015: We've have had an amazing month in our schools.

On Feb. 19, we said thank you to Portlanders for rebuilding arts education in our schools with The Heart of Portland: K-12 Arts Showcase at the Newmark Theater. The showcase – a gallery of visual art as well as performances representing every school – was a testament to the level of artistic talent among our students and the skill of our art teachers in helping them express it.

The Lunar New Year came alive in our schools with celebrations including the traditional Lion Dance as well as music, food and other cultural activities. Mock Trial students at Chief Joseph/Ockley Green organized an assembly around the Trayvon Martin case, and the Jefferson Black Student Union invited the community to celebrate The Color of Blackness with art, dance and poetry during Black History Month. Meanwhile, Benson pulled off another outstanding Tech Show, including a special appearance by former science teacher Harold Browning, age 98, fulfilling his wish to visit Benson again. [Read More]


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PPS thanked Portland and our art teachers for rebuilding arts education in our schools at The Heart of Portland: K-12 Arts Showcase Feb. 19 at the Newmark Theater. The showcase included this video with examples of the work being done in schools.

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Budget Workshops, Town Halls
Ten opportunities to learn, weigh in on the 2015-16 PPS budget:

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High School Information Nights for 8th Graders
Remaining open houses are listed here. Find your assigned high school. High school lottery Feb. 4-18. View high school fact sheets.
Grant Mar. 10, 8:30 am

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PPS announces opening of first bond-funded elevators plus 27 more school projects

March 03, 2015
Event to announce a new elevator at James John School.

Portland Public Schools invites the media to attend the announcement of the next group of 27 schools that will receive improvements and upgrades this summer. 


Celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday

March 02, 2015
Timber Joey charmed Llewellyn students with his reading of a Dr. Seuss classic. Schools across the district celebrated the national Read Across America day on March 2, Dr. Seuss' birthday, with special guests and activities. At Jason Lee School, the day launched a school-wide readathon.


Buckman art show celebrates 25th year

February 27, 2015
The 25th annual Buckman Art Show & Sell is March 7-8, 2015. The beloved Southeast Portland tradition, the Buckman Art Show & Sell, returns March 7-8. 


Police invite community input

February 27, 2015

The Portland Police Bureau is partnering with RACE TALKS, the Albina Ministerial Alliance and the City of Portland's Human Rights Commission & Community Police Reform Committee to get public feedback about community relations with the police


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