Superintendent's Message

Welcome back for the 2015-16 school year

Carole Smith PPS Superintendent

August 27, 2015: Students were excited about being back, staff was excited to welcome them, and many community partners jumped in to greet families.

Thank you to the hundreds of PPS families, neighbors, school staff and outstanding community partners who helped get our school grounds ready during Project Community Care. And the hard and quick work of bond-funded construction crews meant students at 27 schools – our highest number of summer projects yet – entered buildings with such upgrades as new roofs, seismic strengthening and improved accessibility.         

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Children's Book Harvest seeks donations during parent/teacher conferences

September 30, 2015
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The third annual book drive is part of the PPS Read Together initiative and aims to provide all students with books at home. 


Kids show the way to kindness

September 29, 2015

The PPS Successful Schools Survey showed parents, students and school staff are concerned about bullying, and now students from Rieke to Roseway Heights are working to bring kindness to their classrooms.


More modernized high schools begin to blossom

September 29, 2015

The PPS School Building Improvement Bond moves into a new phase this year with master planning for the modernization of Grant High School followed by master planning for Benson, Lincoln and Madison.


Creston, PTA teamwork wins national award

September 28, 2015
Pictured here, from left: Supt. Carole Smith, Creston Principal Conrad Hurdle, and Creston PTA President Lisa Kensel.

Involved families plus school support equals top grades for Creston K-8. The National PTA has recognized Creston School and the Creston PTA as a National School of Excellence for building effective family-school partnerships.  


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