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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

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. 


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.


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.


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. 


Creston, PTA teamwork wins national award

September 28, 2015
Pictured here, from left: Supt. Carole Smith, Creston Principal Conrad Hurdle, and Creston PTA President Lisa Kensel.

Involved families plus school support equals top grades for Creston K-8. The National PTA has recognized Creston School and the Creston PTA as a National School of Excellence for building effective family-school partnerships.  


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