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2033 NW Glisan St. | Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 916-5737

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.

Upcoming Events

           March 2014
APRIL 2014
6th Graders to ODS
HS to Camp Orkila, WA
3rd Graders to Urban Walking Tour
Kx3 FT Tears of Joy 10am
"Positive Discipline" lecture 6-8pm
MESD health screening
 17  MLCEF Meeting 5:45pm Library
 17  Verselandia Semi-finals 6-8pm Aud
 18  MLC PTSA Meeting 8:45am
 21-25  Book Fair
 22  Blue Moon Fundraiser 5-midnight
 23  ACT Testing
 24  Ren Fair
 26  HS Prom
 28-30  7x8 to Ashland
 30  HS to White Bird
  MAY 2014
 5  Teacher Planning Day - No School
 5-7  4x5 to Camp Namanu
 6-9  HS to Ashland Shakespeare Festival
 7  Site Council Meeting 3:30 MLC Library
 9  Tea with Traynham 8:45am Cafe
 14  3rd Graders to Bridge Walk Tour
 15  T3 Electives End
 15  MLCEF 5:45pm Library
 15  PTSA 6:45pm Library
 HS Portfolio Presentations
 20  Kinders to Rice Rock Museum
 26  Memorial Day - No School
 28  Egg Drop 12:30-2:30
 30  4x6 Circus Event MLC Gym TBD
 Kinder Play 9am MLC Aud
   JUNE 2014
 3  Seniors Last Day
 3  HS Drama Performance 6:30pm
 4  Site Council Meeting 3:30 MLC LIbrary
 TBD  Kx8 Portfolio Night
 7  HS Graduation 2pm at Chapman Elec
 12  8th Grade Promotion  *
 13  Last Day of School  *
 13  School Picnic  *
 16  Teacher Planning Day  *
 17  Teacher Planning Day  *
 19  MLCEF Meeting 5:45 MLC Library

We Have A Winner!!!

We Have A Winner!!!

The August Wilson Red Door Project hosted Portland’s Regional Finals for the August Wilson Monologue Competition. The August Wilson Red Door Project is a nonprofit whose mission is to use “the arts as a catalyst to change the racial ecology of Portland.” The regional competition was held on Monday, March 3rd at Portland Center Stage. 15 student from Portland Public School and surrounding districts participated in the competition. Our very own, Taylor Salter, 10th grade, performed a monologue and placed 2nd in the competition, earning her a lots of screams of support, $250, and a trip to New York where she will compete in the national finals held at the August Wilson Theater in New York City and have the opportunity to see a Broadway show and meet the stars from the world of theater!!! Please join me in congratulating Taylor on this amazing accomplishment and the additional opportunity she will have to share her talent on a national level.

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Gray MS teacher Siedel is Milken winner

April 15, 2014

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.


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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