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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

Going bonkers for Brussels sprouts

November 25, 2014
Students from Lent K-8 School on a trip to Zenger Farm as part of PPS' Farm to School Program, now in its ninth year of bringing fresh food to our schools.

More PPS student are biting into Brussels sprouts and chewing on chard - just ask Lent K-8 students who ventured this month to Zenger Farm to sample the harvest.   

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Student athletes shine in fall sports

November 25, 2014
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Fall sports are wrapping up for the Portland Interscholastic League and PPS congratulates all of our athletes – including our newly minted middle school athletes – for their accomplishments this fall.

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Franklin, Madison welcome 8th graders

November 25, 2014

Franklin and Madison high schools will hold information sessions in December for 8th graders to learn about their neighborhood high school.

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Children's Book Harvest winds down as Read Big starts up

November 25, 2014
More than 2,000 students at five PPS schools received some 17,000 books from last year's first annual Children's Book Harvest. The 2014 Children's Book Harvest, a key strategy in PPS' Read Together Third Grade Reading Initiative, concludes Wednesday, Nov. 26, with a bonus 5,000 book donation from Discover Books and a pledge to donate 5,000 more when the PPS campaign reaches 25,000.

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Benson, Lincoln and Madison approved to proceed with master planning

November 25, 2014
The Portland School Board Nov. 25 approved Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools for the next bond. The Portland School Board voted 6-0 Nov. 25 to complete master planning for the modernization of Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools in the next two years and to place those schools on a bond that will go to voters in 2016 to finance those modernizations. 

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Innovative teacher, crusader for equal educational access, looks back

November 25, 2014
Robert Gerber, retired PPS speech teacher

With only a short time left to live, 92 year old Robert Gerber looks back with pride on his years with Portland Public Schools.

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