Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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Marshall Campus

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

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,

Principal 

PPS News

Board takes action on Benson enrollment; compensation audit

July 29, 2015
The Portland Public Schools Board. The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors approved a resolution which directs Superintendent Carole Smith to develop a two-year phased in plan including the feasibility of lifting the enrollment cap at Benson Polytechnic High School and bring it back to the board by Jan. 1, 2016. The board unanimously approved the resolution, 7-0. 

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New PPS Board members elect new leadership, return to committee structure

July 06, 2015
Tom Koehler was elected Chair and Amy Kohnstamm Vice Chair of the Portland School Board at the first meeting of the new board Monday, July 6, 2015. In addition to electing new leadership the school board approved and announced member assignments to new committees. 

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Sylvester, Owens to leave PPS with major bond accomplishments to their credit

June 26, 2015

Superintendent Carole Smith today announced that C.J. Sylvester, Chief of School Modernization, and Jim Owens, Senior Director of the Office of School Modernization, are leaving Portland Public Schools.

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