Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

MLC logoMetropolitan Learning Center

K x 12 student-centered education

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

9x12

April Events:

April 8th (leave at 7:30 am) thru April 11th (return 4:30 pm): Camp Orkila

Forms (* are required)
Turn into main office with Jerene Merritt.

Other Information:

  • Leave time: We will leave MLC at 7:30am (wheels up at 7:30am!!!). Please make sure your student is on time as we need to make the ferry to the island! Arrival at MLC at 4:30 on Friday 4/11.
  • ·        Sack lunch for Tuesday 4/8. Students need a sack lunch for the trip to Camp Orkila. We will not be stopping at a place where students can purchase lunch (we will likely be at a rest stop), and Trader Joe’s by MLC is not open by 7am. Please plan accordingly!

  • Camp Orkila will be chilly at night so please make sure your student has WARM clothes to wear during the day and while sleeping!
  • Students’ must have their LARGE BAG (including sleeping bag & pillow) packed and at MLC on MONDAY 4/7. We are loading the truck a day early to save time on Tuesday. Students can bring a day pack (and pillow optional) with them on the school bus on Tuesday. There will not be room on the school bus for students’ large suitcases/dufflebags/backpacks. Each student is asked to bring ONE suitcase and ONE daypack (small backpack) for the trip. Please make sure all sleeping bags are labeled (with student name).

May Events:

   
May 6th - 9th: Ashland Field Experience:
   

May 19th - 23rd: Portfolio Presentation

We are looking for involved community members, small business owners, teacher at other schools, professors, and folks who are professionals in their field. Ultimately the volunteers for this event are people who see the value in providing feedback to young people and enhancing their educational experience.  Is this you?  Respond to Jerene Merritt (jmerritt@pps.net) and let her know which date works best for you to participate?  Does this sound like someone you know?  If so, then please feel free to either pass along my contact information to them or provide me with their email address.   While the panels meet for three days total, we ask that volunteers commit to one full day, from approximately 8:15 - 3:15.

  • May 19th - 21st: Senior and sophomores present before adult panelist.
  • May 22nd: Juniors present before senior panelist.
  • May 23rd: Freshmen present before junior panelist







November Events:

 

 • November 7th: College Visit (letter)

 


Theater! Theater!
Last week, September 25th, our whole high school attended a performance of the Greek play Iphigenia in Tauris at Reed College. The play was well acted and it was a beautiful day in the outdoor Cerf Amphitheatre. Following the play the students participated in a scavenger hunt, seeking out all the centers of student academic life on campus. Overall a great day.

This upcoming week, on Thursday, we are taking a trip to the Gerding Theater at the Armory to see Portland Center Stage's production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, Oklahoma! We are excited for this trip as the Armory’s architecture is beautiful, the play has been getting great reviews (see the Oregonian's review here) and it provides an opportunity to deepen our student's understandings of the rich multicultural history of the United States.

While these theater performances are still fresh in your students' minds we ask you to join us in engaging them in conversations on Greek Mythology, Democracy, College plans, traveling safely in the city, musical theater, and the often unexamined multitude of roles people of color have played in our country's history. 

Welcome Back 9x12


Welcome Back!!!

 


The first week of school is for our community to re-unite/meet people for the first time in a relaxed, healthy, and friendly atmosphere.  We expect all students to attend each day so we all start the year on the same page. Below is a rough schedule for our first week.

Schedule for Tuesday (9/6) thru Monday (9/12).

  • Tuesday (9/6): Orientation/meet the community with whole high school- school photos, new student orientation and distribution of schedules.

  • Wednesday (9/7): Field trip in Portland with whole high school ("Get to know our city/field trip style/expectations"). Field trip form MUST be turned in on Tuesday (9/6).

  • Thursday (9/8): Seniors and juniors and will have a service learning day; off campus. Sophomore and freshmen will be visiting sites of various community service opportunities (learning about community service expectations.)

  • Friday (9/9): Outside organizations come present volunteering opportunities and how to get involved. The students end their day with a BBQ.

  • Monday (9/12): Classes start and information on supplies will be addressed.