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

Please Take the Successful Schools Survey Jan. 20 - Feb. 28

Successful Schools Survey: Online at www.oregonskitchentable.org or download PDF, print and return to your school office: EnglishEspañolTiếng ViệtРусский中文 , SoomaaligaRead more. Survey for staff and 5th, 7th and 10th grade students launches Feb. 2.

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 26th, 2015


East Campus Weekly Update, January 26th, 2015:




West Campus Hallway Expectations

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

Your voice can improve your school:
Successful Schools Survey Jan. 20 – Feb. 28

Open House for Incoming 6th Grade
Tuesday, February 24
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location - TBA

Coffee Talk with Principal Ferraro

        East & West 6th grade Parents
Friday, Feb. 13


Oregon Battle of the Books has begun.
6th and 7th graders are competing in a double elimination tournament.
If a team loses one battle, they continue to compete.
So it's possible to lose one battle and still win the championship
if all the remaining battles and won.
Teams are eliminated after their second loss.
8th grade teams are competing in a round-robin tournament.
Each teams plays each other once and the best record wins.

Everyone is welcome to watch the battles during lunch:
Library at the West Campus
Library at the East Campus
Competitors please be prompt -  battles can take the entire period.

East Campus 6th Grade: 
Monday, Feb. 2: The Misfits vs The Unwanteds

Tuesday, Feb. 3: Tracker Jackers vs Flying Cows

Wednesday, Feb. 4: Homie Squad vs ?Guess¿

Thursday, Feb. 5: Hades vs Book Inspectors

Friday, Feb. 6: Book Hunters vs 90°

West Campus 6th Grade: 
Mon, Feb 2: Project Space Pandas vs Nerds
Fri, Feb 6: Silver Wolves vs It’s a Long Story

 7th Grade:
Tues, Feb 3:  IDK vs. Fab Four
Wed, Feb 4: MirJiggles vs Madness

8th Grade:
Tues, Feb 3: Super Fruit Salad vs Galactic Gym
Wed, Feb 4: 5th Edition vs Nerds

February 20th
All 6th Grade final battles
held at East Campus.
February 27th
7th/8th Grade final battles.
March 7th
Regional Competition.
April 11th
State Competition.

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"

The WESTSIDE SKI CLUB  is once again  enrolling  students

for our FEBRUARY program.

All skiers and snowboarders are welcome.

We have an all day program on

SUNDAYS in FEBRUARY for 4 weeks.

Check  the front office for information flyers

or contact


Come join the fun!


Lincoln High School Softball will be hosting 

their 8th Annual Softball Clinic
Sunday February 22nd, 2015 1-5pm
at West Sylvan Middle School.
Please encourage all female athletes to attend. 
No experience required.
Thank you for helping support LHS Softball.

Thank you.

Coach Christina  503-805-9266



Please check out our website:

 Lincoln Youth Track and Field
Parent Information Meeting Feb. 11th
West Sylvan Campus at 6:15
Lincoln Cluster Youth Track and Field 2015
CHS Cross Country Forms
Physical Examination 2010
Physical Examination 2010 Española





Lincoln Girls Youth Lacrosse 2015
Get Ready to Play!

Feb. 2nd Information Night
Feb. 8th & 22nd Preseason Clinics

Grades 3-8 grouped into 3/4, 5/6, & 7/8 grade level teams.
All levels welcome.

Practices at W. Sylvan and Chapman begin March 9th
Games in April 4th

Mandatory Information Night Feb. 2, 7pm W. Sylvan Library

Free Preseason Clinics on Saturdays Feb. 8th and 22nd
 12pm-2pm on the Lincoln HS Turf.
All experience levels welcome (particularly new players).
We will have extra sticks and goggles – a “try lax” opportunity.

On-line registration available Feb. 3
(open until full or Feb. 27)
at LincolnLaxGirls.com

Questions?  Feel free to contact
Jon Kruse at


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!


School Office Hours

Office Hours at both campuses:

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

West Sylvan Calendar

PPS News

Budget work launches for 2015-16

January 30, 2015

PPS launches its public budget-crafting process for 2015-16 in February as the Oregon Legislative Session convenes.


Memory brings Grammy-level jazz to King

January 30, 2015

Grammy winner Thara Memory formed a band with fellow musicians at King PK-8 School, adding jazz to the school's flourishing art scene. The just-released federal Turnaround Arts Report reviews the impact of a federal arts grant at King. 

Learn about and impact issues of race

January 30, 2015

Portland Public Schools welcomes documentarian Le Mun Wah among opportunities in February to delve into issues of race and change, including the launching of community forums with Portland Police. 


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