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2735 NE 82nd | Portland, OR 97220
Phone: (503) 916-5220 | Fax: (503) 916-2702

A Word From Principal Callin

First day of school is Thursday, Aug. 27

 

The first day of the 2015-16 school year is Thursday, Aug. 27 for students in first through 12th grade. For kindergarteners, the first day is Tuesday, Sept.

 

1. The PPS school year calendar is determined with direction from the school board. A calendar committee, composed of program administrators, principals, teachers, staff and parents, recommends a calendar to the school board. The school board then discusses and votes on the calendar. The 2014-15 and the 2015-16 calendars were set in spring 2014.

 

School begins Thursday, Aug. 27 for 1st-12th grades because:

Labor Day falls late this year - Sept. 7 - too late to begin school after the holiday. The school board and the calendar committee prioritized more instructional days at the start – rather than at the end - of the year. The reason was to provide as much instruction before seniors take IB and AP exams (advanced coursework exams for college credit) and prior to annual spring testing for grades 3-8 and 11.

  

Other considerations included:

1. Two days added: The new contract agreement between PPS and the Portland Association of Teachers (the teachers’ union) added two more instructional days to the school year.

2. Kindergarten assessment: Three days are needed for kindergarten assessments before kindergartners start school. The committee wanted kindergartners to have a solid first week of school prior to the three-day Labor Day weekend.

Taken together, these considerations meant starting school Thursday, Aug. 27 (1st-12th grades). Kindergarten assessments will be held Aug. 27, 28 and 31.

 

Kindergartners start school Sept. 1. View the 2015-16 calendar at www.pps.net click on “Calendar.”  Questions can be directed to pubinfo@pps.net

School News & Announcements

Mad Girls Camp

We here at Madison HS are working on building an awesome engineering and computer science program.  We are particularly interested in increasing the number of girls who take these classes, so we decided to offer a summer camp that introduces (in a quick, fun, hands-on way) concepts similar to what students might learn at a deeper level if they took one of our classes.  The camp will run for one week in August, and is for middle school students who identify as female.  8th grade girls who will attend Madison in the fall get to come for free!  Please see our flyer at goo.gl/onCChK for more information.


PPS Summer Scholars @ Benson

Summer Scholars is a high school credit recovery and credit advancement program. It is a tuition-based program for students who want to recover credit, improve a grade, or get ahead by earning original credit. Each three-week semester carries 0.5 credits.

Session 1: June 29 - July 17, 8:30am-12:10pm (no class July 3)

Session 2: July 27 - August 14, 8:30am-11:45am

$35/Session

To enroll:

1.   Pre-register with Madison counselor

2.   Student & parent/guardian signs form

3.   Bring payment & completed form to registration on one of these dates:

·         June 4th @ Madison 3:30-5:00pm

·         June 9, 10 & 11th @ Benson 4:30-7:00pm

·         June 15th @ Benson 1:00-4:00pm

(Lines are longer the later the date!)

PPS Summer Scholars @ Benson

Summer Scholars is a high school credit recovery and credit advancement program. It is a tuition-based program for students who want to recover credit, improve a grade, or get ahead by earning original credit. Each three-week semester carries 0.5 credits.

Session 1: June 29 - July 17, 8:30am-12:10pm (no class July 3)

Session 2: July 27 - August 14, 8:30am-11:45am

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http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/high-school-system/9976.htm

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