Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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A comprehensive public high school
with a proud tradition of excellence.

1151 SW Vermont | Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 916-5280 | Fax: (503) 916-2705
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School News & Announcements

Summer Office Hours

June 23-August 10: Limited hours; call the office first at 503-916-5280 to make sure someone is available.

Wilson Valedictorians

Class of 2015 valedictorians, honored for their outstanding academic achievement and graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA: David Anuta, Erica Ewton, Madison Horn, Jennifer Piacentini, Edward Szczepanski, and Britta Vlastelicia. Congratulations!

Wilson Students Receive Honors

Wilson Juniors Kendall Berry and Breonna Keller-Robbins were recognized May 14th at PPS’ Young, Gifted and Black reception. Congratulations to them both on this honor, which distinguishes them for their success and gifts as leaders, students and citizens.

The Trojan Horse

Wilson's student magazine

Issue Five

Senior Issue

Catch up on past issues here.

Easy Ways to Support Wilson At No Extra Cost to You

Boosters: Ordering products from Amazon.com? Start your shopping trip from the AmazonSmile Boosters page and Wilson will earn .5% of your purchases.

PTA: Do you shop at Freddie's, Albertson's, Safeway, Thriftway, New Seasons, or (NEW!) Food Front? Basically, if you eat, you can support Wilson PTA without spending an extra dime. Purchase scrip cards through all those vendors and more, and PTA will earn a percentage, at no cost to you. Download the order form, mail your check to Wilson,  email, mail, or call in your order on Monday, choose whether to pick up your scrip at Wilson or have it delivered to your home, and you will receive your scrip on Friday of that same week. It's pretty simple. The profits you generate for PTA are used to support programs and activities at Wilson High School, so what are you waiting for? Learn more here.

Get to Know Wilson

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Important Dates and Upcoming Events

Have a Happy Summer Vacation!

News from the College and Career Center

College Center

We offer help with college searches, college applications, filing for financial aid, searching for scholarships, all things related to post high school education. Find us in Room 220 every day from 8:45am-3:30pm during the school year. Learn more about the College Center.

Rising Seniors

It has been great to have so many Juniors joining the “Jump Start” initiative launched at our College Night for Juniors in April. You have your College Handbook and the “Jump Start Timeline” to guide you through the summer and position you in September to have a head start on applying to colleges. Here is a heads-up on things that will happen in the summer that are not noted in the Handbook:

  • Start a list of colleges of interest
  • Visit college campuses
  • Do some on-line prep for SAT/ACT if you plan to test again or haven’t yet tested.

Important Dates and Events

Colleges That Change Lives College Fair, July 29, 7 PM, Oregon Convention Center.

Common Application Goes Live on August 1

Oregon Private College Week, August 3-7
. Campus tours and informational meetings on 11 Oregon private college campuses held twice daily at 9:00am and 2:00pm. Find more details and register here. Perfect for students in the “deciding” stage.

ACT/SAT Testing
ACT September 12 test date, register online now. Regular registration deadline: August 7 ($38.00 registration fee); late registration deadline: August 21 ($62.00 registration fee). 

SAT October 3 test date, register online now. Regular registration deadline: September 2 (registration fees are $43.00 without essay, $54.00 with essay); late registration deadline: September 18 (add $28.00 for late registration).

Have a great summer and work in some college exploration!

Summer Opportunities

University of Oregon Center for Youth Enrichment/Talented and Gifted Education. Looking for an academic challenge this summer? The University of Oregon's 2015 Summer Enrichment Program is accepting applications. Students live on campus for this two-week college immersive program.

Need more ideas for summer activities? Look here.

Learn more about the how College and Career Center can help you learn about careers and prepare for life after high school.

Wilson Academic All-Stars

Academic All-Stars for June are Kate Schulte, Madison Schulte, and Kendall Kracke. Read more about what makes these Wilson seniors stand out.

The SW Community Connection highlights Wilson seniors for their academic excellence, achievement and leadership. Thanks to Gifford Dentistry in Hillsdale for their sponsorship of the All-Stars.

Summer Reading Assignments

All grades have required summer reading assignments. Don't leave it until the last minute, check out the assignments now, choose your books, and get a head start on your summer reading!

Summer Sports Camps and Training

Now's the time to sign up for Wilson sports summer camps and summer training, and to register for fall sports.

Driver Education

Click here for the Summer 2015 Driver Education Schedule

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PPS News

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.


PPS names Chris Russo as assistant superintendent for Teaching and Learning

June 24, 2015
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Superintendent Carole Smith announced today that Chris Russo will be the new assistant superintendent for Teaching and Learning, succeeding Melissa Goff, who has been named superintendent of the Philomath schools. 



Board adopts 2015-16 budget adding staff, supports to schools

June 24, 2015

The Portland School Board on June 23 adopted a $579 million general fund budget for 2015-16 that adds staff and supports to schools. 


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