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West Sylvan (Grades 6-8)
8111 SW West Slope Drive | Portland, OR 97225
Phone: (503) 916-5690 | Fax: (503) 916-2681
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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.        

The West Sylvan Morning Show

Got News or announcements for the Weekly Update? Submit a script to westsylvantv@gmail.com

 The Morning Show for February 16th, 2016

West Campus Hallway Expectations

School Messenger - Emergency Text Messaging System

School Messenger
PPS and 
West Sylvan
Emergency Text Messaging System

The following steps must be done on a computer:
Open up your Parent Vue account

Click on the My Account tab

Scroll down to Phone Numbers

Indicate your cell phone as your Primary Number
(if it does not already indicate this)

Click on Update Account

From your cell phone:
Text “Yes” to 68453


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

Three easy ways to contribute to the
West Sylvan Foundation.


Coffee with the Principal
6th grade parents/guardians
March 4th - 9:30 a.m.
Library Conference Room

Want to learn more about the

Diploma Program at Lincoln High School? 

 Join us at Lincoln High School
in room
169 for our IB Planning
Information Night!
Freshman & Sophomore
February 18,

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Spring Production of The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book Audition Form

West Sylvan Drama Offering:
Free Audition Workshop

We will be offering a free trial class to those students
interested in learning about auditioning for a play.
On Friday, February 12th, our director, Kacey Manny
will host a free audition workshop in the
choir room#138 from 4-6pm. 
Please see the attached form.

Friday Acting Classes

We will also be offering drama classes on Friday's after
school again this spring! This is separate from our upcoming
spring show, so your student does not need to be in
The Jungle Book to participate. 
Please see the attached form.


8th Grade East Coast Trip

Find out more about this Awesome trip!
West Sylvan Middle
School Library

Wednesday, February 24th @ 7:00 pm
Questions, please contact:
Mr. Fitzwater, bfitzwat@pps.net
Or Val Hubbard,
ETSI (503)653-3988
*See attached flyer.

OBOB Update:

OBOB Battles Week of February 16th – 19th

 Tuesday, Feb. 16th
6th Grade: 
No battle

7th/8th Grade:
Rarest Pepés vs 90°

 Wednesday, Feb. 17th
6th Grade:
Twilight Zone vs Fiction Addiction
7th/8th Grade:
Flying Bookworms vs Flaming Cheetos

Thursday, Feb. 18th
6th Grade: 
No battle
7th/8th Grade:
Walruses in a Box vs Bestsellers

 Friday, Feb. 19th6th Grade:
Winner of Wednesday’s battle
 vs Phantom Phoenixes

7th/8th Grade:
Winner of Tuesday’s battle vs
Winner of Wednesday’s battle



Yearbooks can be ordered online at any
but will be ending February 29th

This is the only way to purchase a yearbook for 2016.
We will NOT be doing point-of-purchase sales in June. 

Order your 2016 West Sylvan Yearbook by going to
and use the order number 6339

No yearbooks will be sold in June,
you must pre-order to reserve your copy

Share your pictures with the

West Sylvan 2016 Yearbook Staff!

It’s easy to share your candid photos of

West Sylvan students with us this year.  You can upload shots

right from your phone or computer!

Just go to hjeshare.com, and

log in using our school code: sylvan16

Be sure to tag your photos with the

students’ names as pictured so we can easily identify them.

Again that’s:


school code: sylvan16
Math Tutor

Denis Heidtmann
Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:15-9:00
Free math tutor for 7th and 8th grade.

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

Lincoln Girls Youth Lacrosse 2016

Info Night - Feb. 8, 7p, Lincoln HS Room 169
On-line r
egistration available Jan 27th
at LincolnLaxGirls.com
(registration button on right hand side of page)
Preseason Lincoln “Try Lax” Clinic on
Sunday Feb. 21
st 12:00-2:00p.m.
at Lincoln HS Turf.
All are welcome.
*Please see
attached flyer.

Lincoln Youth Lacrosse
Grades 5 - 8

Registration opens now -

don't wait to register!


Lincoln Youth Soccer (LYS)
will hold Demonstration
for players wanting to participate in
middle school
competitive leagues next fall. The event will be
on Friday 2/19 for girls
and on Monday 2/22 for boys.
For details please see:


Lincoln Cluster Middle School Track and Field
Practices are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Lincoln High School.
Starting Monday, March 28th. – May 19th

Parent Information Meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 24th
West Sylvan Middle School
6:00 p.m.

  Track Conditioning Camp
West Sylvan M.S. 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday
March 2nd- March 17th

Parent consent form required.

 Questions?  Contact Coach Blount
  503-292-2276 or email lesb@ipinc.net

2016 Track Schedule

School Office Hours

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

West Sylvan Calendar

PPS News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.


PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.

Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.


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