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Back to School Night

Monday, September 22nd, 5:30 PM-8:00 PM

In the MHS Auditorium

Come meet your student's teachers and learn about how to support your student's success

5:30-6:00 PM Gather your student's schedule & ParentVue log in information

6:00-6:10 PM Welcoming assembly

6:10-8:00 PM Visit each classroom (Periods 1-8)


A Word From Principal Callin

Welcome Back Senators!


The first week of school has been absolutely wonderful.  I have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming back returning students and meeting those new to our family.  As I walk through the halls and visit classrooms I have seen high quality instruction and engaged students.  I am truly impressed with the caliber of work that I have seen – it really is a great time to be a Senator.


There are a few things that I want to bring to your attention.  September 22nd is our Back to School Night.  This is an excellent opportunity to meet your student’s teachers and get to know our instructional program. Please be on the look-out for more information and make sure to mark your calendars for that day.


Right now we have a really wonderful problem.  We have more students than we were anticipating.  As our enrollment grows, we’ll be able to offer more programming and continue to build our vibrant community.  In order, however, to ensure that course loads are balanced and that all students are able to take eight courses, we will be adding a few classes.  That will involve some schedule changing.  We never want to change schedules after we have started, but in situations such as these it is sometimes necessary.  Our counselors will work to ensure as little disruption as possible and communicate changes.


Some students are requesting schedule changes.  Please note that we are limited in how much changing we are able to do.  We build our schedule based on the classes that students choose in the spring.  If many students change classes, that creates inequities for both students and teachers in the schedule.  We will, however, make changes when students have been placed in an inappropriate level of class or are far too overloaded with Advanced Placement classes.  In most cases we will ask your student to work with the teacher collaboratively for a successful year. 


On Thursday afternoons we have tutorial/assembly time in our schedule.  During this time, students are expected to stay in school to get additional support from teachers, retake tests, and complete homework.  This is not considered an early release.  Please encourage your student to take advantage of this time.  If we are going to have an assembly during this time, it will be communicated in advance through our website.  You’ll also see a course minute tracker on our website that will let you know that we are ensuring that all students have courses that meet the 130 hour requirement. 


There is a lot going on at this time of the year and we are thrilled to enjoy this special time with all of you.  Hopefully we’ll see you out on our fields and at our events.  Tonight we are dedicating our new turf which will enhance our students’ experience here for years to come.  Yes…it really is a great time to be a Senator. 


Go Senators!!



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PPS News

Volunteers help students not in school reconnect

September 13, 2014
From left, parent volunteer Jessica Thompson, School Board Director Bobbie Regan and Char Hutson, who oversees middle school community outreach at PPS, prepare to knock on doors of students no in school. More than 50 volunteers joined PPS Reconnection Services staff Saturday, Sept. 13, to knock on the doors of 175 students who are not in school -- and invite those students back. 


Student achievement remains strong, yet urgency affirmed

September 10, 2014

Portland Public Schools continues to outperform the state in reading, math, science and writing, according to state test results released by the Oregon Department of Education Sept. 10.  


PPS announces new chief financial officer

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