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School as community

Community building is a key focus in our schools. This photo was taken at the Vestal K-8 Block Party in Fall 2015. Thanks for all you do to build community in our schools. Photo by Leif Sjoquist

School staff members garner top awards

October 09, 2015

PPS teachers, media specialists, librarian assistants and students at Grant, Lincoln and Madison high schools have won high honors. 


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

September 30, 2015
This is a photograph of a child holding books.

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


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.


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.


Renewable energy lights up six schools

September 28, 2015

Portland Public Schools and Portland General Electric cut the ribbon Sept. 24 bringing solar energy to six schools in a celebration at Bridlemile Elementary including popsicles and make-your-own solar-powered cars. 


Parent/teacher conferences are Oct. 21-23

September 28, 2015

Parent/teacher conferences - Oct. 21-23 - are a great opportunity to meet your child's teacher, see your child's classroom and learn about how your child is doing in school. 


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