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Salute to our veterans 

The Robert Gray Middle School marching band, under the direction of Jeanne Berg, joined other PPS marching bands in the Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade and then fulfilled Gray's annual tradition of marching through the Hawthorne Fred Meyer. Thanks Fred Meyer for the fun opportunity for our kids! View slideshow. Photos by Leif Sjoquist

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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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.

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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.

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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

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The Incredible Hulk inspires young readers

January 22, 2015
Lou Ferrigno shares his personal story about the importance of reading to him as a child to Verno School students. Lou Ferrigno -- body builder, trainer and the actor who portrayed The Hulk in the CBS TV series in the late 1970s and early 1980s -- visited Vernon School today to take part in the district's effort to help ensure that all students read well by the end of the third grade. 

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Board changes transfer policy to strengthen neighborhood schools

January 22, 2015

The Portland School Board approved significant changes to the PPS transfer policy Jan. 20 to align the policy with the district's Racial Educational Equity Policy and strengthen neighborhood schools. 

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