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

Late Start Wednesday

Oct. 14: Two-hour late start at most K-5/K-8 and middle schools. Exceptions: Rosa Parks, Beverly Cleary, MLC, alternative & charter schools.

Growth Management Activities
Oct. 14: Twitter Town Hall, noon to 12:30 pm. Follow the conversation at #AskPPS
Oct. 15: Facebook Town Hall, noon to 12:30 pm on the PPS Facebook page.
Oct. 29: District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee meetings. Details on website.

Important Dates

September 16: Late Opening, First Bell is at 11:09

September 19: Girls Volleyball Tournament, Time TBD

September 21: SUN School Starts

September 24: Back-to-School Night, 5:30-7:30pm

September 29: Mid-Term for First Quarter

News and Announcements

June 22, 2015

Greetings Staff, Parents, and Families of George Middle School,

My name is Lavert Robertson, the new Principal at GMS.  It is my privilege and honor to join the George community.  I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning and growing with our students and working with our professional staff and you, our greater school community.

As your principal, I would like take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about my educational experience.  I possess over fourteen years educational experience spanning grades K-12 with the majority of my career focusing on educational leadership and reform.  I started my educational career as a teacher at King Elementary School before going to Whitaker Middle School as a student management specialist.  In 2005, the Champagne, Illinois School district where I served as a vice principal recruited me.  In 2007, I returned to PPS to become the small school administrator for the Arts and Technology Academy at Jefferson High School, followed by serving four years as vice principal of Franklin High School.  In 2012 I became principal of César Chávez K-8 School.

I will work hard to continue the efforts and the initiatives that have been established at George by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners.  My focus for the upcoming school year will be on character development, 21st Century skills, fostering a nurturing safe environment for children, use of data to inform instruction, consistent implementation of effective instructional strategies to increase students’ achievement, and providing exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students.  Working together as a team with our staff and parents, I am committed to helping each student achieve their very best.  Every student is valued and worthy of our best efforts.

I am very passionate about education and especially the middle school years.  This is an important and critical time of transition – moving from the elementary school experience and preparing for the bigger challenge of high school.  What takes place during these three years will have a lasting impression on their development and growth.



8 am-5 pm

June 29-August 6

Enrollment and Transfer Center

501 N. Dixon

Portland, 97227


Department of Motor Vehicles Enrollment Verification Available


Servicios de Matriculación durante el Verano


8 am-5 pm

29 de junio – 6 de agosto

Centro de Inscripción y Traslado

501 N. Dixon

Portland, 97227


Tendremos disponible la verificación del Departamento de Vehículos de Motor (DMV)



С понедельника по четверг

С 8-ми утра до 5-ти вечера

С 29-го июня по 6-ое августа

Центр Набора и Оформления Переводов Учащихся (Enrollment and Transfer Center)


501 N. Dixon

Portland, 97227

Телефон: 503-916-3205

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May Highlights

 Slam Poetry

by Stephanie Enriquez

Slam poetry is when people read their poems without music about their life, their experiences or problems they feel should be expressed. Our slam poetry event on May 20, 2015 was a total success. There were very deep poems like Raul’s poem,he talked about his family in his poem. His poem was about all the injustice that he went through. Afterwards a professional poet complemented his poem. The students poets were Delaina, Raul, Ihe, Jesus, Chloe, Reyjon, Isabelle, Lorashia, Alasinae.



School Supply List

AVID Binders (available for $5 from the main office) must include:

2-3 inch binder


pencil pouch

2 or more pencils

2 or more blue or black pens

2 or more colors: highlighters

College-ruled notebook paper

We also request that each student bring these supplies for homeroom:


facial tissue

dry-erase markers

Optional items:


markers or colored pencils


clear tape


PPS Calendar

PPS News

Children's Book Harvest seeks donations during parent/teacher conferences

September 30, 2015
This is a photograph of a child holding books.

The third annual book drive is part of the PPS Read Together initiative and aims to provide all students with books at home. 


Kids show the way to kindness

September 29, 2015

The PPS Successful Schools Survey showed parents, students and school staff are concerned about bullying, and now students from Rieke to Roseway Heights are working to bring kindness to their classrooms.


More modernized high schools begin to blossom

September 29, 2015

The PPS School Building Improvement Bond moves into a new phase this year with master planning for the modernization of Grant High School followed by master planning for Benson, Lincoln and Madison.


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