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East Sylvan Campus (Grade 6-8)
1849 SW 58th Ave. | Portland, OR 97221
Phone: (503) 916-5560 | Fax: (503) 916-5564
West Sylvan Campus (Grades 7-8)
8111 SW West Slope Drive | Portland, OR 97225
Phone: (503) 916-5690 | Fax: (503) 916-2681

Welcome to West Sylvan - For Additional Information Click on the "About Us" Tab

At West Sylvan, we strive to create and sustain a
learning community where all members can thrive
and learn at their highest level.

Middle school is an exciting time for most students. They are given more freedom which comes with more responsibility. It is a time for students to work on organization and time management as they move from class to class throughout the day. It is our hope that they will become independent, self-directed learners by the end of eighth grade. Our teachers hold high expectations for your children both academically and behaviorally. We want to partner with you to make this a great middle school experience for your child.  

Celly - West Sylvan's
Emergency Texting System
Receive text messasges directly from
West Sylvan with specific information
regarding West Sylvan.
(This is not the PPS Flash Alert System.)
To sign up text to:  23559
In message box type in:
@WestSylvan17 (6th grade)
@WestSylvan16 (7th grade)
@WestSylvan15 (8th grade)

       YEARBOOKS are available for pre-order now through January 29th.

Click here for flyer and order form.


West Campus Weekly Update December 15th, 2014:



East Campus Weekly Update, December 15th, 2014:




School News & Announcements - Check Our School Calendar For Dates and Times

West Sylvan Fall Musical
Honk! Jr.
Directed by Kacey Manny
Music Direction by Andrew Bray
DECEMBER 11, 12, 18 & 19 @ 6:30PM
evening shows: box office opens at 5:30pm, doors open at 6pm
matinee show: box office opens at 1:00pm, doors open at 1:30pm
$7 Students/$10 Adults 
 For tickets and more information visit:  http://eastwestsylvandrama.com/

The theme of this year's national Reflections Art Program is
"The World Would Be a Better Place If. . ." 
Interested students can choose from several artistic categories:
dance choreography, film/video production, literature,
music composition, photography, visual arts,
three-dimensional visual arts, and theater.
Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme
can be submitted. Submission deadline is Jan. 8.
Regional winners are sent to the state level and some will
be forwarded to the national Reflections competition.
There are specific rules and size restrictions for each category.
Please refer to the Officers Handbook - chapter 9
for more information and rules.
Questions: Contact Debbie Battey (debeweb@gmail.com)


Oregon Battle of the Books Practice Rounds
begin this week!
There are 37 registered teams!

6th Grade - East
Dec. 15 Nana, Nana….BATMAN
Dec. 17 Flying Cows vs Oreocrafters
Dec. 18 Homie Squad vs …(Dot, Dot, Dot)

6th Grade - West
Dec. 17 Bookworms vs Outcasts

 7th Grade
Dec. 15 No Bueno vs Pink and Purple Polka Dotted Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies

 8th Grade

February 20th
East Campus final battles.
February 27th
West Campus final battles.
March 7th
Regional Competition.
April 11th
State Competition.  

PTA Coffee Talks
9:30am-10:30am Library - West Campus
January 16th: 7th-8th grade parents

volunteer Math tutor - Denis Heidtmann

            8-8:45am, Tuesdays & Thursdays (before school starts)

           @ West Campus, Room 104 (cold lunch room)

             for 7th/8th Math students (not 6th grade)

           **does not do private tutoring** 


School Community Announcements - For Additional Activities and Information Click on the "Students" Tab, "Extracurricular Activities"

Winter Jackets Needed!
The PTA Clothing Center has served over 800 students since
September. We have nearly depleted our winter jacket supply. 

Please consider donating new or gently used jackets to
a child in need. Please drop your donation at East or West Sylvan
in a bag indicating it is for the Clothing Center or email
robin.ferryman@earthlink.net to make arrangements
for your donation. Thank you!

West Sylvan Orchestra Club
Parents are trying to revitalize an after-school Orchestra Club at East/West Sylvan.
Interested parents and students - please email Laura Elvers-Mace
with your students name, instrument, grade, and parent email address.
We hope to start in January and will keep you informed.

Lincoln High School Youth Wrestling

Open to all boys and girls 3rd-8th grade.


School Office Hours

Office Hours at both campuses:

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

West Sylvan Calendar

PPS News

Madison teacher honored as civic leader

December 17, 2014

Classroom Law Project picked Madison teacher Amanda Alonso as the 2014-15 Civic Educator of the Year for starting Madison High School's first ever Constitution Team.


Hour of Code showcases kid tech talent

December 17, 2014

Every single Sabin K-8 student clattered away at a computer for one hour in December as part of the global Hour of Code initiative, an effort that garnered the school a $10,000 hardware grant. 


Franklin @ Marshall draws open house crowd

December 17, 2014

More than 500 prospective students and family members turned out Dec. 4 for Discover Franklin, an 8th grade information night held at Marshall High School where Franklin students will attend for two years (2015-2017) while Franklin is modernized.


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