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Benson Polytechnic High School
United by Spirit, Bonded by Name

546 NE 12th Ave. | Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 916-5100 | Fax: (503) 916-2690

Two-hour late opening, Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 is a two-hour late opening for most elementary, K-8 and middle schools; classes commence two hours later than usual.  The following schools are closed a full day: Chavez, George, King, Lane, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Vernon, Whitman and Woodmere. High schools are on normal schedule and not impacted by this professional development day.

Benson Polytechnic High School Enrollment Application Process

Please click for information regarding Benson's Enrollment Application.  If you have questions regarding the registration process please call Benson at 503-916-5100.

Welcome to Benson Polytechnic High School

Please see our website maintained by Benson students at www.bensonhs.pps.k12.or.us .

School News & Announcements

60-Day Rule

Commencement Disqualification- Seniors may be disqualified from participation in commencement exercises and related activities if within 60 days of the last senior school day they are found to be in violation of District Drug and Alcohol policy or any Level 3 or greater violation resulting in a disciplinary action of suspension.

THE 60 DAY RULE BEGINS ON APRIL 4, 2014.  Please be mindful of this as we move into PROM season and SENIOR celebrations!

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La Regla de los 60 dias

Descalificación de participación en las ceremonias de graduación- Los estudiantes del grado 12 podrán ser descalificados para participar en las ceremonias de graduación y sus actividades respetivas si entre 60 días del día escolar final se encuentren en violación de la política anti-droga y anti-alcohol del distrito, o cualquier violación Nivel 3 o más alto que resulte en acción disciplinaria o suspensión.
LA REGLA DE LOS 60 DÍAS empiece en el 4 de abril, 2014. Favor de tenerla en cuenta durante esta temporada de PROM y de celebraciones de graduación.


Senior Prom

Seniors! Prom is slowly approaching (May 10th). Ticket sales start on April 28th, and Guest forms will be available on the 21st. But before buying your ticket you must be cleared! Go to the bookkeeper to check if you're cleared.

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Baile de Graduación

Estudiantes de grado 12!  El baile de graduación se está acercando (10 de mayo).  La venta de boletos empieza el 28 de abril, y las formas para invitados estarán disponibles el 21 de abril.  Pero recuerda que tienes que sacar autorización de asistir antes de comprar el boleto.  Ve a la oficina de la contadora para aseguarar que estés autorizado. 


ACT Test Prep

Juniors:  Now is the time to start studying for the ACT test.  Come to the College and Career Center for help.

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Examenes ACT

Estudiantes del grado 11: Ya es tiempo de espezar preparando para el examen ACT.  Vengan al Centro de Carreras y Esudios Superiores para ayuda.


  Student Clubs

Attention all students who are interested in joining a club!  The Club Board is now up, with information about clubs provided at Benson.  The board has the time and days of club meetings, a brief description about what each club is and who to get in contact with if you want to know more.  Look for it across the hall from the VP office.  You never know what club may be starting up.  If nothing looks fun, start your own.  Just talk to Ms. Draper in the Athletic Office for more information.

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Clubes Estudiantiles

Atención, todos los estudiantes que están interesados en ingresar en un club.  La lista de clubes ya está disponsible, con información sobre los clubes estudiantiles de Benson. La lista tiene el horario y las fechas de las juntas de cada club, una breve descripción de cada club y quien se puede contactar con más preguntas.  Búsquenla en el pasillo principal, en frente de la oficina de los subdirectores.  No sabrán cuando empieza un club si no consultan la lista.  Si ninguno de los clubes te interesa, crea su propio club.  Solamente hay que hablar con Ms. Draper en la Oficina de Deportes para más información.    


Baseball

Are you thinking about playing baseball this year?  If so, there is an informational meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 14th at Baseballism (5512 N. Interstate), at 7:00pm.  Contact Coach Cohen if you need a ride.  cohen@bensonbaseball.com

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Béisbol

¿Estás pensando en jugar béisbol este año? Si estás interesado, habrá una junta informativa el jueves, 14 de noviembre en Baseballism (5512 N. Interstate), a las 7:00pm.  Contacta a Coach Cohen si necesitas un aventón. cohen@bensonbaseball.com 


 Benson Pride

We are looking for student volunteers to go out once a week after school to clean up the Benson Football Field. Also remember to throw your trash in the garbage. Thank you.

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Orgullo Benson

Estamos buscando a voluntarios estudantiles para recoger basura en la cancha de football, una vez a la semana, después de clases.  Además les recordamos que arrojen su basura en el basurero y no en la cancha.  Gracias.


SLIP Language Testing

SLIP Language Testing is now open.  Want to get world language credit by exam?  Vietnamese, Spanish, Tagalog, Russian, and many other languages are available.  See your couselor to sign up.

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Examenes de Idioma para Crédito

El examen de idiomas SLIP ya está abierto.  ¿Quisieras recibir crédito en idiomas del mundo por medio de un examen?  Tenemos examenes en español, vietnamita, tagalog, rusa, y otros idiomas.  Habla con tu consejero/a para más información.


 

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PPS News

Gray MS teacher Siedel is Milken winner

April 15, 2014
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Milken Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken surprised Robert Gray Middle School math teacher Teresa Chan Seidel with the national Milken Educator Award April 15 amid a jubilant all-school assembly. Called the "Oscar of Teaching," the award includes a $25,000 prize.

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PPS, Concordia partner on Faubion plan

April 01, 2014
Portland Public Schools, Boora Architects and Concordia University presented the master plan for a proposed Faubion PK-8 School rebuild for school board review March 31.  The Faubion rebuild and modernization of Franklin, Grant and Roosevelt high schools will be paid for with the eight-year, $482 million PPS School Building Improvement Bond. [More]

Long-time alternative school closing its doors

April 01, 2014
The Youth Employment Institute, a valued community-based alternative school that has served Portland Public Schools students for 30 years, has announced that it plans to close due to financial reasons. The school district will cover an extra month of services, placing the school’s closure date at April 30, to give time for PPS to assist the program’s 34 students in finding other schools. [More]

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