Portland Public Schools
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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.  

West Campus Weekly Update September 29th, 2014:

East Campus Weekly Update, September 29th, 2014:

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

West Sylvan’s Annual PTA Fundraiser
Kicks off
Monday, Sept 22
and runs through Friday, Oct 3rd.
The goal is to raise $60,000 for:
technology upgrades for classrooms,
purchasing of library media
facility and security upgrades not funded by PPS.

How can you participate?

Look for the fundraiser packet and information
that will come home on Monday
Do you want to donate directly to the PTA?
Click here.

Questions? Please contact
Kimberly Graves at kgraves3743@comcast.net



6th-Grade Outdoor School
Parent/Guardian Letter
Payment Form

PTA Coffee Talks
9:15-10:00 Library - West Campus
October 17: 7th/8th grade parents
October 24: 6th grade parents
November 14: 6th grade parents
December 12: 6th grade parents

Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, Oct. 29th and Thursday, Oct. 30th

8a.m.-12noon,  1-4pm,   5-8pm
Conference-online sign-up (block teachers only) 


            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 Robotics Club – 2014-15 - Looking for
Parent Facilitator(s)
If you are a parent who is interested, have done this before,
or have an idea to help move this club forward,
please email bkeller@pps.net, Asst. Principal East Campus.
We have 5 Lego Mindstorms Kits and space to meet.
Need to start soon - competitions are in December


Have you always wanted to be part of a Professional Musical,
but don't want to be onstage?
Now is your chance!
Learn what goes on behind the scenes!
Join the East West Sylvan Drama Crew for Honk!
First Crew Meeting:
Monday, Oct. 13th
in the West 
Sylvan Gym at 4 PM
For more information & to download
 the Crew Information Sheet
go to:
or contact Kim Takla-Producer at (503)890-9135
Dance Clinic given by the
Lincoln High School Dance Team
November 10 & 11
9:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
West Sylvan Middle School
Grades K-8
$100 per dancer
Questions? Contact Vicki Crow
503-274-7013 crow184@comcast.net
www.lincolnathletics.com (click Dance)

Lincoln Youth Basketball Boys Program

Click here for information.
Questions? Contact Kevin Overbeck
LONDON - FEBRUARY 25: Runners compete in the United Kingdom National Cross Country Championships on Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath February 25, 2012 in London, England. - stock photo  
Lincoln Youth Cross Country
(Formerly EWS Cross Country)

Open to all 6th-8th grade boys & girls in the Lincoln H. S. cluster.
We practice Mon. Wed. & Thurs. 4-5:30 at the West Sylvan Campus.
First practice Wednesday, September 3rd.
Registration packets are available @ East and West Campus. 
pre-participation examination form filled out by a physician is required. 
Information/about Couch Blount
Cross Country Summer Flyer
Cross Country Forms
PPS MS Sports Info/Parent Consent Form

September Calendar
October Calendar


School Office Hours

Office Hours at both campuses:

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

West Sylvan Calendar

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PPS News

Gov. Kitzhaber launches statewide reading campaign

September 29, 2014
Gov. John Kitzhaber, Supt. Carole Smith, State Education Chief Nancy Golden, Umpqua Bank CEO Ray Davis and PPS board members listened to kindergarteners sing. Gov. John Kitzhaber, State Education Chief Nancy Golden and Umpqua Bank CEO Ray Davis joined PPS Supt. Carole Smith and other dignitaries to launch a statewide reading campaign Monday, Sept. 29. [More]

Get Ready site helps students chart path

September 29, 2014

PPS wants to make it easier for students to navigate the path to college and career. Career coordinators and school counselors teamed up with the Parent Coalition with support from the Nike School Innovation Fund to create the Get Ready for College & Career website. 


Board invests in key learning priorities

September 29, 2014

The Portland School Board voted 6-1 Sept. 23 to hire about 40 new teachers and high school support staff, immediately spending $3.5 million of a $16.8 million budget improvement for 2014-15. 


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