Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

RA2 School LogoRenaissance Arts Academy

Marshall Campus

3905 SE 91st Ave | Portland, OR 97266
Phone: (503) 916-5244 | Fax: (503) 916-2553

Late start for most schools Dec. 17

 Dec. 17: Two-hour late start for elementary, middle, K-8 and high schools for professional development. Schools that do NOT observe the late start are: Alliance at Meek; Beverly Cleary K-8, Jefferson High School, Metropolitan Learning Center and Rosa Parks Elementary. If you have a question about whether your school observes the monthly late starts, please call your school.

School News & Announcements

Nikki Hasandras from Impact NW --  Will talk to juniors and seniors about the "Urban Opportunities program, which offers .5 semester credit for participants in job preparedness and employment acquisition.

Lunch Drop-in Groups -- 11:30-12:30, Tuesdays & Thursdays, hosted by MSW Interns, Colette Kelsey-Fisk and Matt Schmidt. 
  • Tuesdays:   Marshall Closure Support Group
  • Thursdays:  Gay-Straight Alliance Group 

A Message from the Principal

Greetings Renaissance Arts Families,

I hope you are all well. As a school community our transition to Madison has been busy and productive. Almost all students know which school they will be attending next fall and staff have also been briefed on their transition process.

Last Friday, 2/11, Madison Principal Petra Callin and her counselors came over to start the important Forecasting process with 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. Ms. Callin extended a warm Madison welcome to ALL RA and Pauling Academy students and staff and assured them that special activities were being planned to ensure a smooth transition.

On Tuesday, 2/15 Madison counselors returned and worked with RA counselor Erin Hale to make sure all students properly forecast for Madison classes. This went very smoothly. A huge Thank You to Ms. Hale and the Madison Counselors for coordinating this important event. RA students attending Franklin next year will participate in a similar process with Biz Tech students in the near future. Interested staff visited Madison on Monday, February 14th and will have the same opportunity to visit Franklin on Tuesday, February 22nd.

Each month, a Marshall Transition Team meeting takes place to also support the transition process. Our meetings are facilitated by Carole Turner, with assistance from Region II administrator Mark Davalos, and Sarah Singer. The team consists of students, staff, administrators, and interested parents and community members from all three Marshall Schools, Madison, and Franklin. The focus of the committee is to support students, families, and staff throughout the transition process.

Fred Locke,


PPS News

Madison High history teacher wins 2014 Civic Educator of the Year award

December 17, 2014

Classroom Law Project picks Amanda Alonso for the prestigious award.


Books on Buses fosters culture of reading

December 16, 2014
Bus driver Julie Green and the Books on Buses pouches that grew out of Transportation staff asking how they could get behind the superintendent's three priorities. PPS Student Transportation Department staff asked how they could help with Superintendent Carole Smith's three priorities. Providing books on buses was their answer to helping ensure all students read well by the third grade.


Board reaffirms pledge on males of color in wake of Ferguson tragedy

December 16, 2014

The Portland School Board voted unanimously Dec. 16 to reaffirm the pledge on males of color that the Council of the Great City Schools took alongside President Obama last summer to boost academic outcomes, reduce disproportionate suspensions and expulsions and improve graduation rates for all students. 


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