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
Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm
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School News & Announcements

Get to Know Wilson

• Join us on March 1 for 8th-Grade Family Information Night
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AP Exam Registration Extended Until February 17

Are you currently in an AP class? Register online now for AP Exams. Exams will be held May 2-13. Financial assistance is available. Click here for more information.

Winter Play Opens Friday, February 12

In Andrew Wardenaar’s deeply moving and suspenseful new myth, there is a pool behind the old, brick school. Within that pool lives a being . . . a body . . . a reflection of youth. This being began as raindrops on a window. It trickled down into a basin, and took human form. Water is a wonder to behold, but the teenagers that come to this sacred place see only their imperfections . . . their grief . . . their self-loathing. And so they harden, becoming rooted in their inadequacy, joining the grove of trees that rest here. It always happens this way. It always has. Except once. Only once, long ago. But is Jonathan different? Is Melanie different? Will they see through the surface? Will they hear the song of the trees?

The fourth installment of (SW)2's collaboration with Playwrights West, The Pool Behind the Old Brick School is not to be missed!

Performance dates:
Friday, February 12, 7:00pm
Saturday, February 13, 7:00pm
Sunday, February 14, 2:00pm
Thursday, February 28, 7:00pm
Friday, February 19, 7:00pm
Saturday, February 20, 7:00pm

Tickets are $15/adults, $10/students and educators. Purchase tickets online or at the door. Seating is limited. Play recommended for middle school audiences and older for mature themes and intensity.

A Big Weekend for Wilson Actors

The weekend of February 6 and 7 was a full one for Wilson theatre students with regional competitions and many student performances, all hosted at Wilson. Click here for more details.

Important Reminders

As of January 13, 2016, the new last day of school for grades 9-11 is June 9; the last day for Seniors at Wilson is June 2. Click here for more information.

The Wilson High School parking lot is only for Wilson High students and staff with a parking permit. We are ticketing cars that are parked in faculty parking, fire lanes and other non-student parking spots. Click here for more information.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events


Friday/12: Winter Play, Wilson Auditorium, 7:00 pm
Saturday/13: Winter Play, Wilson Auditorium, 7:00 pm
Sunday/14: Winter Play, Wilson Auditorium, 2:00 pm
Monday/15: Presidents' Day Holiday, Schools and Offices Closed

For club meeting times and locations, go the clubs page of the Wilson website; for complete athletic schedules, go to the Daily Bulletin.

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. Seniors, Please stop in at Room 220 and explore options with one of our volunteers. We are very excited to help expand the horizons for Wilson students. Learn more about the College Center.

College Admissions Practice Tests

Mark your calendar: A practice test for the new SAT is scheduled for April 8, 2016 (a day when students have no classes). The new SAT replaces the old version beginning with tests administered in May.

We hope with preparation and practice many students will be “One and Done:” Test once, score well, and be done with testing. Give yourself the best chance possible!

College Handbook

The College Handbook is here, updated for 2015. Consult this handy one-stop guide as you move through the process of applying to college and  for scholarships and financial aid.

Career Center

Looking for a job? Check the jobs board outside room 221.

Stay tuned to the Wilson College and Career Center page for details on career related learning opportunities for students.

Wilson Academic All-Stars

Academic All-Stars for February are Brooklynn Loiselle, Maggie Yates, and Jackson Miller. 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.

Spring Sports

Registration for Spring sports has begun online here. Spring sports start February 29, athletes must be registered before coming out to play.

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PPS News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.


PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.

Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.


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