Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

King School

Building a Community of Learners

4906 NE 6th | Portland, OR 97211
Phone: (503) 916-6456 | Fax: (503) 916-2647

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.

Welcome to King

King PK-8 School is a thriving Turnaround Arts and International Baccalaureate school in the heart of Northeast Portland. Please check out the following new features on our Web site: a slideshow on the About Us page, Turnaround Arts and IB blog pages and short bios on the Staff Pages. Do you have other ideas for improving the King Web site? Let us know.

School News and Announcements

Shhhhh...We're Testing!

State testing has begun at King and will continue off and on for the next few months. Please help support your student(s) by making sure they arrive at school well rested and by keeping their diet low in sugar and caffeine. 

Playworks Volleyball
 
All games are Monday nights at Rigler Elementary

3/3 -7:15pm

3/10- 6:15pm 

3/17-6:15pm

3/31-7:15pm

4/7-6:15pm

IMMERSION AT KING SCHOOL 

 Great News!  The PPS Board voted to create a Chinese immersion program at King School.  Next year, we will have two Kinder and two First grade classrooms that will learn half of the time in Chinese and half in English.  If you are a King student at Kindergarten or PreK and would like to participate in the lottery for this program, all you need to do is fill out an Interest Card at the office.  You can also call the office and fill one out over the phone (503-916-6456).  If you are not a current King student and don’t have any children at King, stop by the office to register for Kindergarten and fill out the Interest Card.  Representatives from the Department of Dual Language Immersion will be at our next PTA meeting to share information about this program. If you have questions about the program feel free to call the DLI Department at 503-916-3151.

PSU Partnership


Since 2006, students and faculty in the Portland State University Art and Social Practice MFA Program have been collaborating with community members, museums, organizations, and businesses to create site-specific and participatory projects. As an expansion of this work, the program has established a civic space at King School in Northeast Portland where PSU students are developing their artistic practices in a PK-8 context, creating neighborhood-based art projects, and bringing PSU activities directly to Portland Public Schools to advance socially engaged art education. 


Please visit the new PSU page under our community partners to learn more. 


Right Brain Initiative
King classrooms and students were recently featured in an ad from the Right Brain Initiative. September 2013 marks the beginning of King's third year as a Right Brain Initiative partner. You can view the ad by clicking here.



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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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