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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

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Welcome to Benson Polytechnic High School

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

School News & Announcements

Shadow Days

What: Explore Benson Career Tech Classes for Half Day

When: 8AM-11AM Tuesday February 3rd or Friday February 6th.

For PPS middle schools: 

The field trip form covers the following:

It provides you with an excused absence from your middle school for the morning,

It officially registers you for Shadow Day once your middle school notifies Benson, and

It allows you to have bus transportation from Benson back to your middle school (schools listed below).


February 3rd Middle Schools, 8:00-11:00am

Roseway Heights, Lee, Scott, Rigler, Beaumont, Access Academy, BC Fernwood, S.E.I., Beach, Ockley Green, Peninsula, Cesar Chavez, George, Astor, Irvington, Boise Eliot/Humbolt, King, Sabin, George, Woodlawn, Vernon, Faubion


For the above schools, click here for permission slip.


February 6th Middle Schools, 8:00-11:00am

Da Vinci, Hosford, Winterhaven, Sellwood, Gray, Hayhurst, Jackson, Sunnyside, Laurelhurst, MLC, West Sylvan, Skyline, Mt. Tabor, Creston, Arleta, Marysville, Lane, Lent, Harrison Park, Creative Science School, Vestal, Bridger 

For the above schools, click here for permission slip.

For all other 8th grade students (school not listed above):
A family member must provide your transportation from Benson back to your middle school. Please complete the following steps to enroll for a Shadow Day:
Complete a pre-arranged absence with your school,
Call (503-916-5100 ext. 77103) or e-mail Ms. Marena Lear at mlear@pps.net at Benson and she will enroll you,
Have your student bring their school ID to Benson along with a signed written permission note by a parent or guardian to attend the Shadow Day.

If you have questions, or if you do not see your school listed, please call (503-916-5100 ext. 77103) or e-mail Ms. Marena Lear at mlear@pps.net.

8th Grade Info Night

When: February 4th, 6:7:30PM

Where: Benson Auditorium

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Students teach fellow students for No Name-Calling Week Jan. 19-23

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Skyline 4th and 5th graders made posters offering tips to younger students on how to handle bullies. Skyline K-8 School is one of nearly two dozen Portland Public Schools that took part this past week in the national campaign to end bullying and promote kindness and create healthy school climates for all students.


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