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 January 5th, 2015 - SPECIAL EDITION:



East Campus Weekly Update, January 5th, 2015:




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


Oregon Battle of the Books Practice Rounds
begin this week!
There are 37 registered teams!

Battles Begin
6th Grade/East Campus: Tuesday, Jan. 6.
6th Grade/West Campus: Friday, Jan. 9.
7th Grade: Tuesday, Jan. 20
8th Grade: Tuesday, Jan. 27
All competitors need to read, read, read over break!

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
January 16th: 7th-8th grade parents


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"

Film Club with Mr. Gilley

Make videos and movies

after School every Thursday

from 3:35-5:00

in room 130

go to gilfilms.blogspot.com for details


Winter Jackets Needed!
The PTA Clothing Center has served over 800 students since
September. We have nearly depleted our winter jacket supply. 

Please consider donating new or gently used jackets to
a child in need. Please drop your donation at East or West Sylvan
in a bag indicating it is for the Clothing Center or email
robin.ferryman@earthlink.net to make arrangements
for your donation. Thank you!
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.


School Office Hours

Office Hours at both campuses:

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

West Sylvan Calendar

PPS News

Teachers give books as gifts before holiday break

December 19, 2014
Chief Joseph third grade tacher Susanna Walker hands out books as gifts to students. Thanks to generous Portlanders who contributed to the second annual Children's Book Harvest, every student at four PPS schools received a book as a gift on the last day of classes before winter break.


You're invited: Special Education Forum

December 18, 2014

PPS Special Education is holding a series of community forums to hear the thoughts and ideas of family, student and community stakeholders. The next forum is Jan. 21. 


PPS What I Say: Kat Caskey, college grad

December 18, 2014
Kat Caskey’s story is one of perseverance and determination despite tall odds. [More]

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