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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

Successful Schools Survey Extended Through March 6

Successful Schools Survey: Thanks to the thousands of parents who have taken the survey! Online at www.oregonskitchentable.org or download PDF, print and return to your school office: EnglishEspañolTiếng ViệtРусский中文 , SoomaaligaRead more. Student and staff surveys now underway. Staff: See PPS Inside banner for links.

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)

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East Campus Weekly Update, March 2nd, 2015

West Campus Weekly Update, February 23rd, 2015:


West Campus Hallway Expectations

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


What is Donate-A-Thon?

Donate-A-Thon is a fun way of potentially
winning a prize by donating to
the West Sylvan Foundation between
8:00 am on Friday, March 6 through
Midnight on Monday, March 16

Questions?  Contact Heather Gaitan at heather.gaitan@yahoo.com
   Additional information.       

Social Media and the Adolescent Brain     

Come hear Eric Anctil, a professor at the
University of Portland, 
talk about how a
child’s use of social media impacts their lives
in both negative and positive ways.

March 10, 2015

7:00 p.m.

West Sylvan Cafeteria 

Sponsored by the PTA


Coffee Talk with Principal Ferraro

6th Grade Parents
Friday, March 20th


Oregon Battle of the Books 

Congratulations and good luck to
the following two teams who will
represent West Sylvan at the
Regional OBOB Tournament
on March 14th.

Matthew Banks, Eric Doneker, Kai Doneker, Joey Mock

5th Edition:
Halia Baillie, Max Glynn, Joe Schlechter, Sophia Takla,
Suzie Zhang

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

West Sylvan Spring Break Film Camp

March 23-25th, 9AM-1PM

Want to make movies during Spring Break?


At the Spring Break Film Camp, students will work with film-teacher Mr. Gilley

to shoot, edit and produce digital video projects using

West Sylvan Middle School’s iMac lab.  

Students’ creative endeavors will be published to Youtube for easy sharing.

Go to gilfilms.blogspot.com  to register.

Email teacher Matt Gilley at sylvan.gilley@gmail.com

Age limit: students entering 4th grade and older.  

Also ...


After School FILM CLUB, Thursdays from 3:30-5:00

at West Sylvan, in room 130

Come join us after school for movie-making magic.

Here is the application for Round 3


West Sylvan Lego Robotics Club
Second Session
West Sylvan 6th, 7th and 8th graders
(6th graders who attend either campuses)
This session will be limited to 24 participants.
Cost: $100
Classes start Tuesday, February 17th
Meeting Dates: 2/17, 2/24, 3/10, 3/17, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5
Time:  4:00-5:30
West Sylvan Campus - Room 133
Lego Robotics Club Information
Lego Robots Registration



 Lincoln Youth Track and Field
Lincoln Cluster Youth Track and Field 2015
CHS Cross Country Forms
Physical Examination 2010
Physical Examination 2010 Española





School Office Hours

Office Hours at both campuses:

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

West Sylvan Calendar

PPS News

PPS announces opening of first bond-funded elevators plus 27 more school projects

March 03, 2015
Event to announce a new elevator at James John School.

Portland Public Schools invites the media to attend the announcement of the next group of 27 schools that will receive improvements and upgrades this summer. 


Celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday

March 02, 2015
Timber Joey charmed Llewellyn students with his reading of a Dr. Seuss classic. Schools across the district celebrated the national Read Across America day on March 2, Dr. Seuss' birthday, with special guests and activities. At Jason Lee School, the day launched a school-wide readathon.


Buckman art show celebrates 25th year

February 27, 2015
The 25th annual Buckman Art Show & Sell is March 7-8, 2015. The beloved Southeast Portland tradition, the Buckman Art Show & Sell, returns March 7-8. 


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