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Buddy Bison connects students to national parks

Boise-Eliot/Humboldt K-8 School teachers, chaperones and fifth graders, many of whom have never been to a national park, left early Sept. 24, for a day-long field trip to Mount St. Helens. The trip, which includes STEM curriculum for classrooms, is part of a National Park Trust program. View slideshow. Photo by Leif Sjoquist

High school info nights for 8th graders

October 28, 2014

Learn about your neighborhood high school or focus schools Benson and Jefferson. Information sessions for 8th graders start in November with Wilson, Cleveland and Grant. 


Youngest readers receive reading calendars during conferences

October 28, 2014
Stacks of Multnomah County Library reading calendars were distributed to schools by language needs this week. Nearly 17,000 Portland Public Schools kindergartener, first, second, and third graders will take home special Multnomah County Library Reading Calendar Tips during parent/teacher conferences this week. The distribution fosters a culture of reading and helps parents support young readers. 


Williams recognized for Roosevelt's rise

October 27, 2014
PPS Senior Director Charlene Williams, honored by the Urban League in October, and her family.

PPS Senior Director Charlene Williams says the best part about being honored by the Urban League of Portland for her work to turn around Roosevelt High School was seeing her daughters at the October recognition dinner. 


Grant hosts anti-violence speaker Giffords

October 27, 2014
From left: Grant Magazine design editor Bella Rideau; former U.S. rep. Gabrielle Giffords; Grant Magazine editors-in-chief Hunter Stewart, Koji Wieber and Eliza Brown; Grant Magazine volunteer instructor David Austin.

Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, was in Portland Oct. 21 leading a roundtable focused on the intersection of domestic violence with gun violence, reported Grant Magazine.


Students get to be makers for a day

October 25, 2014
Manufacturing Day 2014

Career coordinators, school counselors, WorkSystems Inc. and industry partners are to thank for helping get PPS students to graduation prepared for college and career with such events as Oregon Manufacturing Day Oct. 3 


PPS What I Say: Dylan Palmer, Grant HS

October 25, 2014
Dylan Palmer, Grant High School

PPS What I Say is a new feature in PPS Pulse that provides a platform for student creativity and expression. The debut features Dylan Palmer, a sophomore at Grant High School, who expressed his thoughts about the Ferguson, Missouri police shooting in a self-composed rap.


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