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.

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!

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!

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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• Explore at About Us

Important Dates and Upcoming Events

Have a Happy Summer Vacation!


Wednesday/19: Junior Registration
A-M, 8:30-10am
N-Z, 10-11:30am
  Senior Registration
A-M, 12:30-2:00pm
N-Z, 2-3:30pm
Thursday/20: Sophomore Registration
A-M, 8:30-10am
N-Z, 10-11:30am
  Freshman Registration
A-M, 12:30-2:00pm
N-Z, 2-3:30pm
  Freshman Orientation (for students), 4:00pm
Saturday/22: Project Community Care Campus Clean-Up, 9am-Noon
Tuesday/25: Freshman Year 101 (for parents) and Freshman Parents Athletics Meeting, 6:00pm
Thursday/27: School Starts

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

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 July are Lucy Balthazaar, Sierra Ambrosio Wood, and Sophie Zumberis. 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.

Fall Sports

Now is the time to register for fall sports.

Driver Education

Click here for the Summer 2015 Driver Education Schedule

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PPS News

Board takes action on Benson enrollment; compensation audit

July 29, 2015
The Portland Public Schools Board. The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors approved a resolution which directs Superintendent Carole Smith to develop a two-year phased in plan including the feasibility of lifting the enrollment cap at Benson Polytechnic High School and bring it back to the board by Jan. 1, 2016. The board unanimously approved the resolution, 7-0. 


New PPS Board members elect new leadership, return to committee structure

July 06, 2015
Tom Koehler was elected Chair and Amy Kohnstamm Vice Chair of the Portland School Board at the first meeting of the new board Monday, July 6, 2015. In addition to electing new leadership the school board approved and announced member assignments to new committees. 


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.


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