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9930 N. Smith St. | Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 916-6277 | Fax: (503) 916-2673

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Sitton School is Big News

Sitton made a splash in the local news headlines on our first day back to school.  In attendance were camera crews, writers, photographers, and Superintendent Carole Smith.  Check out Sitton PTA's Facebook Page for links to see if your student is featured!


Sitton's 2014 Vision and Mission Statement

Our VISION August 2014
 Our vision is to be a community school that welcomes and nurtures students and families, leveraging the diverse assets they possess to:
- ACHIEVE on the highest possible levels;
- ASPIRE to college and career readiness; and
- ENGAGE actively as agents of change and leadership in our school, community, and world.
Our MISSION August 2014
To realize our vision, the Sitton Community inspires productive and confident learners while promoting creative and critical thinking by:
- FACILITATING a student-centered, standards-based, integrated curriculum;
- DEVELOPING students and faculty through goal setting, data based decision making, and
differentiation; and
-TARGETING resources including time, talent, and funds to support our annual goals.

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Weekly Newsletter

A Message From Principal Nerenberg

We are so excited about the new school year!  We have several priorities and key initiatives we will be focusing on this year as we work to ensure that each of our students achieves on the highest possible levels.  

We are excited to launch our Dual Immersion Kindergarten class, offering a full Spanish language immersion learning experience for both native Spanish and native English speakers.  We are launching AVID Elementary programming in our 4th and 5th grades, fostering a college-going culture and college and career readiness among our students as they prepare for the transition to middle school.  We are continuing to refine our instructional program to ensure alignment to the Common Core State Standards in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.  Each of these initiatives impacts our whole community as we strive to be a community school that nurtures each of our students and families. 

Dana L. Nerenberg, Principal

PPS News

Timber Joey surprises Peninsula students for SMART announcement

October 20, 2014
Timber Joey posed with students at Peninsula K-8 School during the special assembly. Timber Joey surprised Peninsula K-8 School's kindergarteners through second graders Monday, Oct. 10 as part of a special assembly to announce the Portland Timbers Community Fund's sponsorship of SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) at three Portland Public Schools. 


Achievement progress affirms PPS focus

October 17, 2014

Portland Public Schools exceeded attendance targets and nearly hit its graduation target, while falling short in third grade reading, ninth grade credits earned and the five-year high school completion rate, affirming the priorities Superintendent Carole Smith's set this fall.


School board declines to set achievement targets in areas measured by new state tests

October 15, 2014
The Portland School Board unanimously approved a PPS committee recommendation Oct. 14 that the district not set state Achievement Compact Targets for 2014-15 in areas that would be measured by the new Smarter Balanced tests until the reliability and validity of the new tests is established and districts have baseline data on this new assessment. [More]

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