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

Successful Schools Survey Extended Through March 6

Successful Schools Survey: Thanks to the thousands of parents who have taken the survey! Online at www.oregonskitchentable.org or download PDF, print and return to your school office: EnglishEspañolTiếng ViệtРусский中文 , SoomaaligaRead more. Student and staff surveys now underway. Staff: See PPS Inside banner for links.

Free Family Film Day -- Cascade festival of african films

Come for the viewing of two great films at PCC's Cascade Campus on February 28th. Click here for the event flyer.

The second film (2 pm) features our former principal, Kevin Bacon, and current ELD teacher, Zsuzsa Nemeth!

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.

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.

2nd Quarter Principal's List

Congratulations to the students who qualified for the Principal's List for the second quarter! Remember, to be on the Principal's List you must receive "Commendable: very responsible" comments from ALL your teachers/ classes. Parents are welcome to join us for our Student Recognition Assembly on March 6 at 9:24 am.

6th grade:

Kaelan A., Alison B., Audree B., Livia C., Josiah C., Mattea F., Dana F., Roman H.-N., Sylvie J., Tuesday J., Avery K., Rosa M., Cole M., Sarah-Joy N., Ni N., Ellen O., Lacy P., Lila P., Avril R., Ellie R., Sadie S., Lena T., Angela T., Emmy V.W., Olivia W., Sarah W., Matilda Z.

7th grade:

Mei-Li A., Ruby B., Anika B., Rachel C., Alberta C., Jason C., Jayden C., Arraya C., Gemma D., Holden G., Jada H., Mia H., Abigail H. C., Grace H., Genevieve H., Eva H., Isabelle J.-P., Lucy K., Calvin L., Astri L., Jonah M., Madison M., Sophia M., Juliet M., Henry M., Isaiah M., Colin N., Coleman N., Maeve O., Auguste P., Joseph R., Gabriela R., Finnian R.-B., Hannah R., Emerson R., Camilia S., Risa S., Christina S., Louis S., Stephanie S., Simone S., Jacob S., Anna S., Steven S., Leah S., Madeline S., Kira S., Trina T., Lily V., Jessica W., Malaika W., Alexandra Z.

8th grade:

Benjamin A., Georgia B., Lily B.-N., Samuel B., Amanda B., Kira C., Grace F., Caitlyn F., Ibrahim F., Sophie F.-F., Linnea G., Zeta G., Jacob H., Clara H., Macy J., Nathan J., Mia J., Zoe K., Haiying K., Jia Qing L., Erica L., Samantha L., Xiaorui M., Grace M., Mirabella M., Grace M., Audrey O., Sarah P., Lainie P., Jo P., Grace P.-H., Lila R., Linnea R., Grace R., Jennifer S., Daria S., Miles T., Tiffany V., Noah W., Htoo Rah W., Nia W., Piper W.

Sponsor the First Husky Hustle 5K

The Husky Hustle 5k Fun Walk/Run will put your business name on the event t-shirt for a mere $750 tax deductible donation...ok, we'll also put your business name on the t-shirt for other levels of sponsorship ranging from $100-$750. Details about tiered sponsorship can be found on the event website here.

Upcoming Events On The Hosford Calendar


25  PTSA General Mtg 7pm*

25  LiDa Welcome Assembly

27  LiDa Sister School Dinner


  1  PTSA Plant Sale Starts

2-6 Project Second Wind

  3  Mid-terms

  5  Monthly Burgerville fundraiser 5-8pm 

  6  Student Recognition Assembly 9:24am

  7  Solo Ensemble Festival @ CHS

11 Middle School Band Festival @ West Sylvan MS

                   (Int & Adv Bands)

12  8th grade Spring picture- AM

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

18   8th grade class picture

19   Write Night 6pm

23-27  Spring Break- No school

30  3rd qtr. STAR application window

31  8th grade High School Forecasting


  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  Teacher Grading/Planning Day- No school for students

10  PTSA Plant Sale Ends

13  Spring Band Concert 6:30pm

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

16   3rd qtr. PBIS reward- no referral

21  7th grade Vision/Dental Screening

23 Cluster Band Festival @ CHS (Adv Band)

26-28 Outdoor School

29  PTSA Bingo Night: Family Fun- 6pm

9-24 China Research Residency trip

TBD- Talent Show

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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Common Core State Standards: What does it mean and how will it impact students?

Hosford Middle School Library

February 25, 2015

6:30 Free pizza & salad (gluten free pizza available!)

7:00-8:30 pm presentation (click here to view the informational flier)

Hosford PTSA invites you to an informative and engaging discussion around the Common Core. This presentation will give a broad overview of the origin of the Common Core State Standards and share examples from the standards and the corresponding SMARTER Balanced assessment, comparing the new standards and assessment to the current practice in Oregon. In addition, time will be set aside to hear from the Hosford Leadership Team around how the Common Core Standards are being implemented at the school.


Erin Lolich provides leadership around curriculum and instruction activities for Education Northwest, a Portland-based non-profit organization that serves schools throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Members of the Hosford Leadership Team who may be present include Interim Principal Mr. Hinds, Assistant Principal Ms. Martinez, Mr. Needham, Ms. Ansell, Ms. Baber, Mr. Nally, Ms. Ruffner, Ms. Wallace,
and Woody (Mr. Woodsworth)

Support for this event is provided courtesy of a grant by the National PTSA’s Take Your Family to School Week grant and by the Hosford PTSA. Keep updated on PTSA events through the Hosford Hotsheet or visit us online.


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SCRIP Fundraiser
Every Tuesday 8:30 - 9:15 am
Next to Main Office

is before & after school activities!

Common Core Resources
Brochure for Parents
Guide to Success


PPS News

Buckman art show celebrates 25th year

February 27, 2015
The 25th annual Buckman Art Show & Sell is March 7-8, 2015. The beloved Southeast Portland tradition, the Buckman Art Show & Sell, returns March 7-8. 


Hayhurst Craft Fair is March 7

February 27, 2015

Hayhurst Elementary is holding its second annual Craft Fair, a great chance to buy crafts and gifts and support Hayhurst School. 


Schools go Google to support learning

February 27, 2015
Google Apps for Education

PPS joined in the Oregon Google Apps for Education agreement to give all staff and students across the district access to the Google suite of educational tools at the start of this school year and many teachers are jumping in to use the tools with their students.


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