Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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Where no one does more for kids.

10000 N. Burr Ave. | Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 916-6262 | Fax: (503) 916-2627

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Welcome To The 2014/15 School Year

Dear students, families, and friends,
Every year at this time I find myself thinking about how quickly time passes. I am always surprised that the school year is already about to begin. While we may all be a little bit sorry to see the summer passing so quickly. I am always excited to know that very soon the hallways of George Middle School will fill once again with noise from students, teachers, and parents. 

There have been some expected and some unexpected changes at George this year as we welcome 6 new teachers to our team. In addition to the 6 new teachers, we welcome additional new support staff to George as well. As we begin the year we will be introducing both parents and students to our new staff, both in person and via newsletters. Several of these positions are new this year. This increase in staffing has been made possible through an increase in staffing support at George. Join me in welcoming our new staff to George.

I encourage parents and students to review the information included below together. You will find helpful, important need-to-know information. This information is especially helpful as as we begin a new school year.


As always, please if you have any questions, comments, concerns, contact me directly at bkeefer@pps.net or 503-916-6262.

See you all very soon. First day of school is Tuesday, September 2nd!

Ben Keefer
Principal


Mutang Kick Off


MUSTANG KICK-OFF

at George Middle School

An event to get ready for school

Students should come with a parent/guardian

 Thursday, August 21, 9:00 am- 7:00 pm

- Sign up for SUN School, the Health Clinic, etc.

- Take care of all of the paperwork for the start of school

- Check out and practice opening a student locker

- Update your registration forms

- Buy school supplies (the AVID Binder, only $5!)

- Sign up to volunteer

- Walk around the building to get a feel for it

- Get the student handbook

- Get your class schedule so you can see where your classes are

- And come say hello and get ready for the big day!

 


George Middle School Supply List

All George Middle School students use an “AVID Binder”

The following items make up the AVID Binder:

Todos los estudiantes de la escuela secundaria de George utilizan un "AVID Carpeta" Los siguientes elementos componen el AVID Carpeta:

 

SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

 
  2” 3-ring binder & 6 dividers

  Notebook paper

Pencil Pouch with:

 - Pens (black)

 - #2 pencils

 - Highlighter

 

Suggestion: Backpack

LISTA DE ÚTILES


2” Carpeta con 6 divisiones

Papel de cuaderno

Bolsa de lápices con:

 - Plumas (negras)

 - Lápices #2

 - Highlighter

 

Sugerencia: Mochila


Please-NO SHARPIES (permanent markers)

NO marcadores permanents



Oregon School Library Information System

Check out www.oslis.org for your library needs!

Daily Schedule

Bell Schedule 2012-13

Breakfast served in cafeteria- 8:50-9:07
Period 1 9:15-10:11
Period 2 10:15-11:11
Period 3 11:15-12:11
LUNCH 12:11 - 12:41
Period 4 12:47-1:43
Period 5     1:47-2:45   
Period 6 2:49-3:45
SUN In cafeteria by 3:55

George Calendar

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