Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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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 November 24th, 2014:



East Campus Weekly Update, November 24th, 2014:




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

Lincoln 2016
7pm Monday, Nov. 24
A community forum to discuss education,
facilities, the 2016 Bond and the future!

Children's  Book Harvest
Now through Nov. 26
Donation Boxes are at East and West Campuses.
Donate new and gently used books.
Target age group is K-3rd grade.
Books will be given to children
from low-income families in
the Portland area.

 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)


OBOB - Oregon Battle of the Books

Brochure and Permission Slip

December 1st - 19th
Practice battles.
January - February
Battles begin during lunch.
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
December 12: 6th grade parents

West Sylvan Fall Musical
Honk! Jr.
Dec. 11, 12, 18, 19 and
Saturday mantinee Dec. 13



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"

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.
West Sylvan Lego Robotics Club 
6th, 7th & 8th Grade West Sylvan Students
Tuesdays 4:00-5:30 - Rm 133 West Campus

The West Sylvan Robotics club is an afterschool program
that uses  Lego Mindstorms Robotics as a focus to develop
systems that replicate, and navigate, real-world simulations,
similar to those used by First Lego League.  
Students develop
collaborative teamwork and problem solving abilities while 
learning how to improve their skills in technology, pre-
engineering and communication.
Our ultimate goal is to gather
interest to form a First Lego League team to participate
in future robotics competitions, and to prepare students who
may consider taking engineering, or similar classes, at
Lincoln High School.
Questions? Please contact Mr. Keller @bkeller@pps.net.

 Mr. Gilley's After-school Film Club
Round two begins Thursday November 6th.
Every Thursday from 3:35-5:00 until December 18th.
Go to gilfilms.blogspot.com to register.


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

Benson, Lincoln and Madison approved to proceed with master planning

November 25, 2014
The Portland School Board Nov. 25 approved Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools for the next bond. The Portland School Board voted 6-0 Nov. 25 to complete master planning for the modernization of Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools in the next two years and to place those schools on a bond that will go to voters in 2016 to finance those modernizations. 


Franklin, Madison welcome 8th graders

November 25, 2014

Franklin and Madison high schools will hold information sessions in December for 8th graders to learn about their neighborhood high school.


Superintendent recommends enrollment and transfer system changes

November 25, 2014
PPS SACET Committee Superintendent Carole Smith forwarded to the Portland School Board on Monday, Nov. 24, a plan for aligning the PPS enrollment and transfer system across all grades and school configurations with the PPS Racial Educational Equity Policy. 


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