Superintendent's Message

Honoring hard work and accomplishments

Carole Smith PPS Superintendent

June 3, 2015: It's been a wonderful last month of school with special opportunities to honor our students, teachers and volunteers.


Our student recognition events are especially meaningful. At our Valedictorians recognition; Native American Honoring Ceremony; Young, Gifted & Black; our Latino student recognition, ¡Sí Se Puede!, and our Asian Pacific Islander student recognition, we acknowledge our outstanding students and hear about their motivations and dreams, and we celebrate their families and their communities so important to their success. 

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Sylvester, Owens to leave PPS with major bond accomplishments to their credit

June 26, 2015

Superintendent Carole Smith today announced that C.J. Sylvester, Chief of School Modernization, and Jim Owens, Senior Director of the Office of School Modernization, are leaving Portland Public Schools.

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PPS names Chris Russo as assistant superintendent for Teaching and Learning

June 24, 2015
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Superintendent Carole Smith announced today that Chris Russo will be the new assistant superintendent for Teaching and Learning, succeeding Melissa Goff, who has been named superintendent of the Philomath schools. 

 

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Board adopts 2015-16 budget adding staff, supports to schools

June 24, 2015

The Portland School Board on June 23 adopted a $579 million general fund budget for 2015-16 that adds staff and supports to schools. 

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Grads earn first-ever Oregon Seal of Biliteracy

June 24, 2015

The first wave of Oregon students who’ve demonstrated they can perform academically at advanced levels in two or more languages includes 120 PPS graduating seniors. 

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