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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

PPS celebrates Portland Timbers Day

December 01, 2015
Timber Joey and Jorge Villafana visited James John kindergarteners last year to help PPS foster a culture of reading. Portland Public Schools is excited to cheer on great partners, the Portland Timbers, as the team heads to the 2015 MLS Cup on Sunday, Dec. 6. 


3rd annual Children's Book Harvest collects 21,000 books

December 01, 2015
This is a photograph of a yellow school bus filled with donated books. Generous Portland Public Schools families across the district donated gently used books, and donor Discover Books has pledged to contribute another 6,000 to the drive.


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.


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. 


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.


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