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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.    

Forecasting 2016-2017

BEFORE you begin the survey:

  • Discuss your course selections with a parent/guardian.
  • Log into your Google @apps4pps.net account.
  • To receive a copy of your survey, you will need to
    fill-in a working email address when prompted.
    Your Google apps4pps.net is NOT
    a working email address.

You can only take the survey ONCE.

2016-2017 West Sylvan Elective Program

Current 5th Grade: 6th Grade Forecasting Link
Must complete between April 27 and May 13.
Turn in signed forms  to your 5th grade teacher
no later than May 13th.

Current 6th Grade:
7th Grade Forecasting Link
Must complete between April 25 and May 6.
Completed survey can be printed in the Library.
Signed forms are due in the office by May 13th.

Current 7th Grade: 8th Grade Forecasting Link
Must complete between April 25 and May 6.
Completed survey can be printed in the Library.
Signed forms are due in the office by May 13th.

Forecasting instructions

Welcome to West Sylvan, 6th Graders!

The West Sylvan Morning Show

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

 The Morning Show for May 2nd, 2016

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

6th Grade Outdoor School

May 8: Groups 9-12 leave for ODS Fitzwater, Zibelman, Larsen, Grant-Molina 


Lincoln Master Planning Open House
Saturday, May 7th

Dear Future Lincoln High School Families and Community-

Over the last few weeks the Lincoln community has come together
to help develop a Master Plan for a new Lincoln High School.
Please join your friends and neighbors Saturday, May 7th,
between 9:00a.m.and noon in the Cafeteri
Childcare and light snacks will be provided.
Spanish and Chinese translation will be available.


The Jungle Book at West Sylvan

May 5th & 6th: 7:00 p.m.
May 7th: 2:00 p.m.
May 12th & 13th: 7:00 p.m.



Coffee with the Principal
6th Grade parents/guardians
May 6th - 9:30 a.m.
Library Conference Room

Spring Band Concert
May 19th: 6:30 p.m

Dance Recital
May 26th: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
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"

West Sylvan Dance Team
2016-17 Try Outs

Tuesday May 24th

  Wednesday May 25th

Wilson High School

9th Annual Girls Basketball Camp
June 13-17 1pm-5pm
Grades 3rd thru 9th


Our beloved track has become a muddy mess!

PPS owns the field but has no $'s for repairs.
Brian Hauck, a West Sylvan neighbor, has
taken on the crusade to raise money
and organize volunteers to repair the track.

Here are two ways that you can help:
Volunteer to help on a work crew
(wheel-barrels, shovels,etc.) - time TBA.

Send your contact information to:
Brian Hauck at

2.  Donate money to purchase materials.
Go to
or write a check to
“The Fix Our Muddy Track Project”
drop it in Brian’s mail box (address below).

rian Hauck, 2050 SW 84th Avenue; Phone: 503-781-4859            

·         PPS Project Manager:
Kai Lewars

·         In partnership with the
West Slope
Improvement League


Health and Wellness
Running Club

All grades and fitness levels welcome!
Wednesdays from 4pm - 5pm
On the school
Starts April 6th
to June 1st
$20 per
At the end of the 9 week session
you get to
run in the Starlight Run. 


Consent Form

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 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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