Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Hosford Middle School

Home of the Huskies

2303 SE 28th Place | Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 916-5640 | Fax: (503) 916-2637

Spring Hosford H.E.A.T. Registration is open!

Check out the amazing opportunities for Spring classes and clubs through Hosford H.E.A.T. and register here NOW!

HOSFORD HUSKY HUSTLE 5K Community Fun Run/Walk

Join us for the 1st Annual Hosford Husky Hustle 5K Community Fun Run/Walk brought to you by the Hosford Parent Teacher Student Association and the Shu Ren Mandarin Immersion Program.  

The course begins and ends at Hosford Middle School campus and circles around the beautiful Ladds Addition Rose Gardens.  Proceeds will go to support Hosford PTSA funding items like new technology, the Drama department, new Band instruments and towards Shu Ren, enhancing the Mandarin Immersion Program.  In addition, it will serve as the culminating event for the H.E.A.T. Running Club.  

You may register in advance online here , drop off a completed registration form with payment at Hosford, Abernethy, Grout, Buckman, or Woodstock school offices, or mail to: Husky Hustle c/o Sallie Lorenz at 2303 SE 28th Place, Portland, OR 97214.  A completed registration form and signed waiver are required to participate. To download a registration form/waiver, please click here. And don't forget to follow us on Facebook: HMS5KHuskyHustle

Let's GO, Huskies!!

SBAC Testing

 Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC)

Hosford students will begin taking the Smarter Balanced Assessments the week after Spring Break.  8th graders will take the OAKS Science Test beginning on Wednesday, March 18.  Information on the Smarter Balanced test can be accessed here.

Students will only be testing during their academic classes that match the specific test.  For example, they will take their math test during their math class.  All of their other classes will proceed as usual.

In addition, we will not be testing during the two week period, April 13-24, that the Chinese Immersion eighth graders are in China.  Mr. Needham, our test coordinator, and Ms. Ankney will be in China as chaperones.

Testing will take place intermittently within these dates:
  • 8th Grade Science - Wed-Thurs, March 18-19
  • English Language Arts - March 30-May 8
  • Math - May 11-29

If you ever have any questions or concerns about testing, please feel free to contact Ben Needham.
(503-916-5640  x70336)

Principal Selection Process

Please check back here regularly to stay informed of the process of hiring Hosford's next principal for the year 2015-16.

Update: On March 16th, Larry Dashiell met with staff during lunch breaks to discuss staff input on leadership needs for next school year.

On February 17th, Larry Dashiell and John Blanck met with school community members to discuss the Principal Selection Process. For their presentation, click here. For the collection of community comments from the meeting, click here.

The Hosford community is invited to respond to the District's request for information. Surveys can be found here in English, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and Somali. You may either email your completed survey to Maili Halverson (Sr. Specialist for PPS HR) at mhalvers@pps.net or return the survey to the Hosford Office and we will send it to HR for you. You may also find the survey online here--please scroll to the bottom of the page and select the survey in your preferred language.

Upcoming Events On The Hosford Calendar


23-27  Spring Break- No school

30  3rd qtr. STAR application window

30-31  SBAC

31  8th grade High School Forecasting



1-9 SBAC

Monthly Burgerville fundraiser 5-8pm

1-3 3rd qtr. STAR application window

7  8th grade forecasting form due

9-24  CRR

9   End of 3rd quarter

10  PTSA Plant Sale Ends

10  Teacher Grading/Planning Day- No school for students

14  Spring Band Concert 6:30pm

15   Late Opening - First Bell 11:10 No breakfast served.

15  Career Day

15  Talent Show try-out 3:45 gym

16  3rd qtr. PBIS reward- no referral

21  7th grade Vision/Dental Screening

22  Drama Class Play  6PM

23  Cluster Band Festival @ CHS (Adv Band)

26-28 Outdoor School

27-30 SBAC

29  PTSA Bingo Night: Family Fun- 6pm*

30  Talent Show- PM assembly*

May (Walk & Bike Month)

1-29 SBAC

1   PTSA Plant Sale Pick-up 3:45 pm

1   Hosford Husky Hustle Bib & T-shirt pick-up at Hosford 3:45-4:15 pm

  Hosford Husky Hustle Bib & T-shirt pick-up at Hawthorne Burgerville Night 5-8 pm

  Hosford Husky Hustle Bib pick-up at SE Foot Traffic 10 am - 1 pm

3   PTSA and Shu Ren Hosford Husky Hustle 5k Fun Run 10 am

4-8 Staff Appreciation Week

7   Monthly Burgerville fundraiser 5-8 pm

8   Student Recognition Assembly*

12 Mid-terms

20 Late Opening - First Bell 11:10, No breakfast served

20 Community Service Day*

20 Outdoor School

25 Memorial Day Holiday -- No School

27 Volunteer Dessert 6:15-6:45 pm*

27 PTSA General Meeting 7 pm*

TBD Great Celebration

The Proficiency-Based Report Card

A “partial” proficiency-based grading scale that provides teachers with the ability to use proficiency language to communicate performance has been made available to PPS teachers.  Many teachers at Hosford are using proficiency marks this year and our plan is to be school-wide with this practice by Fall 2015. These new marks are described below and appear in Synergy as well as on your child’s report card.

In this “partial” proficiency-based grading system, students are not given letter grades for assignments or as a final mark on a report card.  Assignments and assessments are scored using a corresponding 4 point scale using EX = 4, PR = 3, DV = 2, and DN = 1.  The evidence from these assignment and assessment scores determines the final mark on a report card.

This grading system was developed using strategies meant to promote consistent, accurate, and meaningful communication about grades that support learning in an equitable manner.  A key limitation is that teachers will only issue one overall academic report card score as opposed to a score that reports content mastery for each standard.  Teachers, however, will continue to separate general academic performance and effort on the report card, using comments for effort.  An intentional multi-year plan has been in place to address and implement a “full” proficiency-based grading system next fall.

Thank you,

Pam Joyner, Principal

4pt. Proficiency Scale

















Descriptor: The descriptor will take the place of the A-F grades.

EX = Exceeds – Indicates that a student’s performance is above and beyond the standards aligned with the course.

PR = Proficient – Indicates that a student’s performance meets the standards aligned with the course.

DV = Developing – Indicates that a student’s performance is making progress towards proficiency on standards aligned with the course.

DN = Does Not Meet – Indicates that a student’s performance is not meeting standards aligned with the course.

PPS Statement Regarding Principal Change

 To read comments from PPS regarding the move of Ms. Joyner to Richmond, please find the special edition of the Hotsheet here.

HMS State Report Card 2013-14

Please click on the following link to review Hosford's 2013-14 state report card:

HMS 2013-14 State Report Card


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We're having a Plant Sale!!

The Hosford Plant Sale runs from March 1st - April 10th. Delivery of the plants will be May 1st and may be picked up anytime time from 3:15-5:00.

35% of the sales go to our PTSA! The hanging baskets are popular for Mother's Day and the organic heirloom tomatoes and veggies are fantastic! There are also great selections of bedding plants, perennials and annuals.

Simply print off this form, fill it out, attach a check and drop it off at school. There is a plant sale box in the main office.

Orders will be picked up daily!

For any questions or if you would like to volunteer to help sort on delivery day please email me Paula Crago (pjcrago@comcast.net)


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PPS News

Camp exposes students to construction careers

March 26, 2015
Students from seven schools learned about construction careers over Spring Break. Construction careers came alive for 20 PPS students from seven high schools during a two-day Spring Break Build-It Camp led by trades professionals. 


Schools step up so no one goes hungry

March 20, 2015

From Sellwood Middle School to Rieke Elementary, many schools stepped up with food drives this month to support families over spring break and beyond. 


Salt & Straw asks students for flavor ideas

March 20, 2015
Salt & Straw ice cream maker Tyler Malek, who has made ice cream flavors with everything from olive oil to beer, asked Vernon students to help him come up with a new flavor. Popular ice cream makers Salt & Straw, a great local business partner to Portland Public Schools, on Friday launched the third year of a fun fundraiser for Vernon, Chapman and Abernethy schools. 


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