Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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A Great Place to Grow

8401 SW 17th Ave | Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 916-6303 | Fax: (503) 916-2616

School News & Announcements

Retirement celebration for Mrs. Wilson.

We are thrilled to let you know that our school has signed up for Schoolhouse Supplies Online again this year.

Let Schoolhouse Supplies Online take the hassle out of back-to-school shopping. Order your child’s complete list of school supplies online in a matter of minutes, and the supplies will be waiting in your student’s classroom on the first day of school. 


Follow these easy steps to place your order:

  1. Follow the link to the Schoolhouse Supplies Online webpage: www.SchoolhouseSupplies.org/ONLINE
  2. Find our school logo—if you see the word OPEN, they're ready for your orders
  3. Write down our school CODE: CAP053 (also found below our school logo)—the order website had changed, and you will need this code to place your order.
  4. Click on the school logo to reach our dedicated ordering page
  5. Place your order

Important dates to remember:

Order before July 14 and save an additional $5. 

Price will increase after July 14.

NOTE: All orders must be received by August 4, 2015 at midnight

 Check this link for your student's school supply list Capitol_Hill_2015_Supply_List-_FINAL.pdf

Young, Gifted & Black Award Ceremony

Every year Portland Public Schools students are nominated for Young, Gifted and Black recognition ceremony.

More than 180 student nominations from kindergarten through 12th grade were sent in this year and 24 finalists were selected.

We would like to recognize David Smith Miles for being chosen this year from Mrs. Burak’s class. It was a fabulous honor for David; he was one of only a few elementary age students receiving this recognition.

Congratulations David! We are so very proud of you and all the other recipients!


Delaney Starr and Mackenzie Devereux 2015 Principals for the day.


Mackenzie and Delaney give our Superintendent some advice.


Wow! Carol Smith pictured with Obama.

Our 5th graders meet Mayor Hales.

Check out the link below for info on what to do when your child is ill.


A Message From the Principal

We are pleased to announce the new principal selected for Capitol Hill School – Joy Williams. Joy is currently the Assistant Principal at Roseway Heights K-8 in NE Portland, has a doctorate in Education and has worked for PPS for 15 years. We are thrilled that Joy will be principal here – she is intelligent, passionate, hardworking and truly a thoughtful, reflective school leader. Pam Wilson knows Joy from working together at monthly Leadership meetings in a Professional Learning Community and respects her insights, perspectives and dedication to working with students in support of equity and high achievement for all.

 Please see her bio page below.


Daily Schedule

7:30 a.m. School Office Opens
7:50 a.m. First Bell
8:00 a.m. Tardy Bell / School Day Begins
10:50 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. K Lunch / K Recess
11:00 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. 5 Lunch / 5 Recess
11:15 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. 1 Lunch / 1 Recess
11:20 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. 4 Lunch / 4 Recess
11:35 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. 2 Lunch / 2 Recess
11:40 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. 3 Lunch / 3 Recess
2:15 p.m. Dismissal

Capitol Hill Calendar

Friday Flyer

PPS News

Board takes action on Benson enrollment; compensation audit

July 29, 2015
The Portland Public Schools Board. The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors approved a resolution which directs Superintendent Carole Smith to develop a two-year phased in plan including the feasibility of lifting the enrollment cap at Benson Polytechnic High School and bring it back to the board by Jan. 1, 2016. The board unanimously approved the resolution, 7-0. 


New PPS Board members elect new leadership, return to committee structure

July 06, 2015
Tom Koehler was elected Chair and Amy Kohnstamm Vice Chair of the Portland School Board at the first meeting of the new board Monday, July 6, 2015. In addition to electing new leadership the school board approved and announced member assignments to new committees. 


Sylvester, Owens to leave PPS with major bond accomplishments to their credit

June 26, 2015

Superintendent Carole Smith today announced that C.J. Sylvester, Chief of School Modernization, and Jim Owens, Senior Director of the Office of School Modernization, are leaving Portland Public Schools.


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