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Superintendent's Message

Supporting academic success and positive behavior in schools

Carole Smith PPS Superintendent

January 7, 2015: Welcome to 2015! I hope that your winter break was enjoyable.

I wanted to start the New Year by reviewing where our schools are heading and inviting your participation.

In the fall I laid out three key priorities:

• All students reading at benchmark by the end of third grade.

• Decreasing the rate of suspensions and expulsions for all students and the disproportionality in exclusionary discipline between white students and students of color.

• Accelerating improvement of our high school graduation and completion rates.

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PPS Video News

Local Grammy Award winning musician Thara Memory brings his fellow musicians together to create a band at King School. The 5th graders will be performing for the first time at the 30th Memorial to Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Highland Center on Monday, January 19th.

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High School Information Nights for 8th Graders
Learn about your neighborhood high school or focus schools Benson and Jefferson. If open houses already occurred, contact the school for information. Find your assigned high school.
Benson: Tech Show Feb. 12 &13, 6-9 pm
Cleveland: Feb. 5, 7 pm
Franklin: Call school.
Grant:  Mar. 10, 8:30 am
Jefferson: Jan. 14, Feb. 4 & 18, 6:30 pm.  
Lincoln: Feb. 12, 6 pm
Madison: Call school.
Roosevelt: 8th Grade/Future Athlete Night, Jan. 15, 6-9 pm
Wilson: Feb. 11, 6:30 pm
MLC:  Jan. 21, Feb. 12 at 9:30 a.m.; Jan. 22, Feb. 11 at 6 pm
View high school fact sheets or call the school.
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Franklin students tour temporary home, forecast for classes

January 25, 2015
Franklin High School counselors gave incoming students a tour of their temporary home at the Marshall Building. Eighth graders who will attend Franklin High School got a chance earlier this week to tour Franklin's temporary home at the Marshall Building. Franklin students and staff will move to Marshall while 101-year-old Franklin undergoes a modernization, thanks to Portland voters who passed the $482 million School Improvement Bond


PPS "We the People" Constitution teams dominate state contest

January 25, 2015
The 2015 Grant High School Constitution team. Grant High School won the 2015 state contest and will now go on to represent Oregon in the national competition, which a Grant team won two years ago, in 2013. Lincoln, the defending state champion, won the national contest last year, in 2014.


Students teach fellow students for No Name-Calling Week Jan. 19-23

January 25, 2015
Skyline 4th and 5th graders made posters offering tips to younger students on how to handle bullies. Skyline K-8 School is one of nearly two dozen Portland Public Schools that took part this past week in the national campaign to end bullying and promote kindness and create healthy school climates for all students.


Learning Landscape program and kindergarteners plant trees

January 25, 2015
Kindergarteners, who will be able to tend the new trees and watch them grow for the next five years, helped with the planting. Portland Public Schools and the Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau teamed up to plant at Richmond K-5 School six trees to replace mature elm trees lost to Dutch elm trees. 


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