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

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Capitol Hill TAG Plan - approved 2013-15

A Message from the Principal

Dear Capitol Hill Parents and Friends,


Summer is here and I wish you all a restful, sunny and safe summer break. The best thing you can do to support your child’s continuous learning throughout the summer is to make sure they read, read, read! Take advantage of our beautiful Oregon summers and promote your child’s imaginative, physical play outdoors. Being outside and staying active is critical for both good mental and physical health.


Staff Changes

Our 4th grade teachers, Marcy Matsuo and Terry Clifford, retired this spring. Our staff celebrated their long term careers in June and we wish them a wonderful retirement.  Jera Boettcher, para-educator, will be moving to Glencoe Elementary School. Jennifer Buchanan, 1st grade teacher, was selected as a Teacher On Special Assignment (TOSA) for Literacy by the PPS Curriculum Department where she will be training other teachers in literacy instruction. And, Cindy Dyer, educational assistant in Kindergarten, will be moving on to a new assignment. I would like to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication and wish them all good fortune as they move onto other jobs and locations.


New Hires & New Placements

Nettajane Britton will teach 3rd grade half days Monday – Fridays next year to help support our large 3rd grade class. She comes to us from Winterhaven School where she taught 3rd grade and Kindergarten.


Andrew Jaquiss will teach 4th grade. Andrew comes from Chief Joseph/Ockley Green Campus where he has taught both 4th and 5th grades plus a 4/5 blend.


Ceyriss Caron will teach 4th grade. Most recently she taught 4th grade at Beverly Cleary as well as K, 1, and 3 in years past.


Dawn Bolgioni currently teaching Kindergarten at Capitol Hill, will teach 1st grade next year.


Mary Beth Browne currently an educational assistant in Kindergarten at Capitol Hill, will be teaching Kindergarten here next year.


Other staff changes that occur over the summer will be announced in late August. Class assignments will be mailed out to parents over Labor Day weekend (August 29-Sept. 1.)


Have a wonderful summer and see you in September!



Pam Wilson, Principal


Daily Schedule

7:30 a.m. School Office Opens
7:50 a.m. First Bell
8:00 a.m. Tardy Bell / School Day Begins
11:00 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. K,1,5 Lunch / 2,3,4 Recess
11:25 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 2,3,4 Lunch / K,1,5 Recess
2:15 p.m. Dismissal

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PPS News

PPS announces new principal assignments

July 25, 2014

New principal announcements for 2014-15 include Juanita Valder, a veteran PPS vice principal, as new principal of Franklin High School and Filip Hristic, principal at Creative Science School K-8, as new principal of Roosevelt High School. 


Portland School Board takes a stand on new test

July 23, 2014
The Portland School Board voted 7 to 0 July 22 on a resolution that calls upon state and federal education officials to delay the use of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment in teacher evaluation, provide the necessary funding to effectively implement the test and not use the test for punitive labeling of teachers, students or schools.

Board approves plan for adding classrooms to modernized high schools

July 23, 2014

The Portland School Board voted 7 - 0  on July 22 to allow PPS to allocate an additional $8 million for more classrooms in the modernized Roosevelt and Franklin high schools, increasing the number of courses students can take over their high school career.


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