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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

Get urgent news: Weather. Emergencies. Disasters.

November 24, 2015

Do you know how PPS responds to emergencies and winter weather - and how and when we communicate with you? Check out the PPS Get Urgent News page.

Portland High Schools welcome 8th graders

November 24, 2015

Prospective high school students can find out more about their neighborhood high school or about focus option schools at information sessions being held district-wide November through February.


Language immersion students excel in reading

November 24, 2015
Fourth grade students in Chinese immersion at Woodstock School.

Students enrolled in PPS dual-language immersion programs – whether English speakers or English learners - significantly outpace their peers in reading, a big, new study released this fall found. 


Bond progress update, Fall 2015

November 24, 2015
A group of Roosevelt students receive an up close view of the construction process in early November.

The first new high school buildings in nearly 50 years are starting to rise out of the ground at both Roosevelt and Franklin high schools and master planning is progressing for Grant and about to launch for Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools.


Help design new high schools

November 22, 2015
Master planning for the modernization of Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools is getting underway through the PPS School Building Improvement Bond. Get involved. 

Proposals spark city-wide conversation

November 22, 2015

More than 3,000 parents, students, teachers and neighbors have attended community meetings across the city to weigh in on proposals for balancing enrollment and rethinking the mix of K-8 and K-5/middle schools to strengthen programs. 


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