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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.        

The West Sylvan Morning Show

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

 The Morning Show for February 1st, 2016


West Campus Hallway Expectations 

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

Done!

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


Three easy ways to contribute to the
West Sylvan Foundation.

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Coffee with the Principal
6th grade parents/guardians
March 4th - 9:30 a.m.
Library Conference Room
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Winter Band Concert
Feb. 11th at 6:30 p.m.
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Upcoming Events:

 IB at Lincoln High School
February 18th 6:30 pm

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Spring Production of The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book Audition Form

West Sylvan Drama Offering:
Free Audition Workshop

We will be offering a free trial class to those students
interested in learning about auditioning for a play.
On Friday, February 12th, our director, Kacey Manny
will host a free audition workshop in the
choir room#138 from 4-6pm. 
Please see the attached form.

Friday Acting Classes

We will also be offering drama classes on Friday's after
school again this spring! This is separate from our upcoming
spring show, so your student does not need to be in
The Jungle Book to participate. 
Please see the attached form.

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OBOB Update:
OBOB Battles Week of
February
8th – 12th
Monday, Feb. 8th
6th Grade
: 
Common Sense vs Fiction Addition
7th/8th Grade:  Flying Bookworms vs Walruses in a Box

Tuesday, Feb. 9th No battles

Wednesday, Feb. 10th
6th Grade:
 
Twilight Zone vs MECM
7th/8th Grade:  Bestsellers vs Rarest Pepés

Thursday, Feb. 11th
6th Grade:
 
no battle
7th/8th Grade:  90° vs Keep Calm and Read On

Friday, Feb. 12th
6th Grade:
 
D.A. vs Phantom Phoenixes
7th/8th Grade: 
Flaming Cheetos vs I’m Batman
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YEARBOOKS ARE READY TO ORDER

 Yearbooks can be ordered online at any time until January.
This is the only way to purchase a yearbook for 2016.
We will NOT be doing point-of-purchase sales in June. 

Order your 2016 West Sylvan Yearbook by going to
Yearbookordercenter.com
and use the order number 6339

No yearbooks will be sold in June,
you must pre-order to reserve your copy
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Share your pictures with the

West Sylvan 2016 Yearbook Staff!

It’s easy to share your candid photos of

West Sylvan students with us this year.  You can upload shots

right from your phone or computer!

Just go to hjeshare.com, and

log in using our school code: sylvan16

Be sure to tag your photos with the

students’ names as pictured so we can easily identify them.

Again that’s:

hjeshare.com

school code: sylvan16
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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"

Lincoln Girls Youth Lacrosse 2016

Info Night - Feb. 8, 7p, Lincoln HS Room 169

On-line registration available Jan 27th at LincolnLaxGirls.com
(registration button on right hand side of page)
Preseason Lincoln “Try Lax” Clinic on
Sunday Feb. 21
st 12:00-2:00p.m.
at Lincoln HS Turf.
All are welcome.

*Please see attached flyer.


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Lincoln Youth Lacrosse
Grades 5 - 8

Registration opens now -

don't wait to register!
www.lincolnlax.org


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Lincoln Youth Soccer (LYS)
will hold Demonstration
Days
for players wanting to participate in
middle school
competitive leagues next fall. The event will be
on Friday 2/19 for girls
and on Monday 2/22 for boys.
For details please see:
www.lincolnyouthsoccer.org/competitive


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.

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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.
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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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