Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Jefferson Dancers

Jefferson High School/Middle College
for Advanced Studies


5210 N. Kerby | Portland, OR 97217
Phone: (503) 916-5180 | Fax: (503) 916-2698

Two-hour late opening, Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 is a two-hour late opening for most elementary, K-8 and middle schools; classes commence two hours later than usual.  The following schools are closed a full day: Chavez, George, King, Lane, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Vernon, Whitman and Woodmere. High schools are on normal schedule and not impacted by this professional development day.

School News & Announcements

April 30, May 1, 2, 2014 -- Jefferson Dancers Performance 
7:30 p.m., Portland'5 Centers for the Arts  
(May 3, 2014 -- 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)

Jefferson Dancers

Jefferson High School/Middle College for Advanced Studies offers dance technique classes to full-time students only. All students in the class of 2015 and later will need to be enrolled full-time at Jefferson High School/Middle College for Advanced Studies in order to participate in the dance program. This includes students taking dance classes, as well as those who participate in the performance companies (either The Jefferson Dancers or The Jefferson Dancers II). All dance classes are taught in professional studios by instructors with experience as professional dancers and/or choreographers. In addition, students have the chance to study with world-renowned artists in residency programs and to audition for post-secondary training schools and colleges. Three styles of dance are taken during the year to satisfy the district's requirements for physical education. Advanced dance classes require prerequisites and a placement audition. Auditions for the Jefferson Dancers are held at the end of each school year.

Mission

Our mission is to provide students with the opportunity to study in a professional environment that encourages creativity, commitment and achievement. The development of the whole student through artistic expression, technique, discipline, cultural awareness and community involvement provides a basis for success in all aspects of life as well as a foundation for further study in the arts.

Dance Recitals

Twice a year, students in dance technique classes perform in recitals at the Robert G. Ford Memorial auditorium at Jefferson. This is in addition to performances by the Jefferson Dancers.

For more information or for an audition application please call 503 916-5180 ext 71316 or e-mail Steve Gonzales at sgonzale@pps.net.

PPS Calendar Quarter Schedule

Jefferson Dancers Calendar

PPS News

Gray MS teacher Siedel is Milken winner

April 15, 2014
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Milken Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken surprised Robert Gray Middle School math teacher Teresa Chan Seidel with the national Milken Educator Award April 15 amid a jubilant all-school assembly. Called the "Oscar of Teaching," the award includes a $25,000 prize.

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PPS, Concordia partner on Faubion plan

April 01, 2014
Portland Public Schools, Boora Architects and Concordia University presented the master plan for a proposed Faubion PK-8 School rebuild for school board review March 31.  The Faubion rebuild and modernization of Franklin, Grant and Roosevelt high schools will be paid for with the eight-year, $482 million PPS School Building Improvement Bond. [More]

Long-time alternative school closing its doors

April 01, 2014
The Youth Employment Institute, a valued community-based alternative school that has served Portland Public Schools students for 30 years, has announced that it plans to close due to financial reasons. The school district will cover an extra month of services, placing the school’s closure date at April 30, to give time for PPS to assist the program’s 34 students in finding other schools. [More]

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