Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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with a proud tradition of excellence.

1151 SW Vermont | Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 916-5280 | Fax: (503) 916-2705
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Two-hour late opening, Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 is a two-hour late opening for most elementary, K-8 and middle schools; classes commence two hours later than usual.  The following schools are closed a full day: Chavez, George, King, Lane, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Vernon, Whitman and Woodmere. High schools are on normal schedule and not impacted by this professional development day.

School News & Announcements

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Message from the Principal

Dear Wilson Families and Friends,

This past week the PPS board of directors approved the plan to install turf on the Wilson stadium field. In addition, new fields will be installed at Madison, Jefferson and on the Marshall campus where Franklin and Grant students will be located as their buildings are renovated in coming years. The construction will begin in June and is expect to be completed as students return to school this fall. . . Read More

Juniors to Take ACT April 23rd

All Juniors will take the ACT at Wilson on Wednesday, April 23rd. More information on the exam, registration, and information on exam prep available here.

Prom Is Coming Up!

Prom is Saturday, April 26th, 7-10pm at Queen Anne’s Victoria Mansion, 1441 N McClellan St, Portland. Tickets are on sale in the bookkeeper’s office in Room120: $35/1 or $60/2. You must have all fines and fees paid to buy a ticket. Guest passes are available in the main office, due back to Ms. Freeman no later than 3:00pm Tuesday, April 22nd.

Wilson Foundation News

Thanks to everyone who attended the Auction and raised their paddle for Foundation—your support earned over $12,000 for Foundation in just one night! If you weren’t there, you can still raise your virtual paddle: make a donation online or send a check to WHS Foundation/1151 SW Vermont St, 97219. Your contributions support additional course offerings at Wilson (Robotics, Wood and Metal Shop, Sound Engineering, Marketing & Entrepreneurship, Stagecraft, to name just a few), and keep class sizes down.

Check out the video featuring our kids and some of their creative endeavors in classes supported by your Foundation dollars.

And once the tax deadline has passed, you may be in the mood for a little comedy. Join us at Harvey’s Comedy Club at 5pm this Saturday, April 19th, for a benefit show for Wilson Foundation. Wilson’s own funny mom Betsy Kauffman will be performing that night, along with national headliner Rob Little. Get tickets ($15) online or at the door; 21 and over; ticket proceeds benefit Wilson Foundation.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events


Friday/18: JV Baseball, Barlow @ Wilson, 4:30pm
Saturday/19: Wilson Foundation Night at Harvey's Comedy Club, 5pm. Purchase tickets online to reserve seating with your friends! 21 and over.
Monday/21: JV Softball, Cleveland @ Wilson, 4:00pm
JV Baseball, Lincoln @ Wilson, 4:30pm
Tuesday/22: Women’s Tennis, Cleveland @ Wilson, 4:15pm
JV Baseball, Grant @ Wilson, 4:30 pm
Wednesday/23: Varsity Softball, Lincoln @ Wilson, 4:00pm
Varsity Baseball, Roosevelt @ Wilson, 4:30pm
Thursday/24: Frosh/JV Track, Track Classic @ Wilson, 4:00pm
Men’s Tennis, Roosevelt @ Wilson, 4:15pm

For complete athletic schedules, go to the Daily Bulletin.

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Important Information for Seniors

60-Day Rule Now in Effect

Just a friendly reminder: Seniors will be disqualified from participation in commencement exercises and related activities if within 60 consecutive calendar days of the last senior school day if they are found to be in violation of District Alcohol or Drug policy or any violation resulting in three or more days of suspension or more serious disciplinary action. (4.30.022-AD)

Senior Class Meeting Friday, April 18th,  23rd Wilson Cafeteria, 9:35am

Josten's Order Pick-Up

Pick up your Josten's order Friday, April 23, at lunch in the Auditorium Foyer.

Grad Night

May 5th is the deadline for Grad Night registration. Scholarships are available. Forms are available here.

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. If you are a senior with no plans for next year, please stop in and explore options with one of our volunteers. If you have already applied to college, stop by and let us help with your next steps. We are very excited about our new room and anxious to help expand the horizons for Wilson students. Find us in Room 220 every day from 9:30am-3:30pm.

Summer Opportunities

Take a look at some opportunities coming up this summer

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 April are McKenna Meinhart, Robert Powers, and Camille Cote. 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.

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PPS News

Brand new Faubion one step closer

April 17, 2014

The Portland School Board unanimously approved the Master Plans for the rebuilt Faubion PK-8 that is being developed in partnership with Concordia University.   “It’s incredibly exciting and we are all thrilled to see this unique partnership move forward," said Board Director Ruth Adkins. 


Parents raise record amount for schools

April 17, 2014

The PPS parent community continues to fill gaps and break records with their fundraising, illuminating the countless volunteer hours spent by PPS parents in support of the entire district. In 2012-13, PPS parents raised a record $4.1 million. One-third of all monies raised by parents is set aside in the Portland Public Schools Foundation (PPSF) Equity Fund.


Gray MS teacher Siedel is Milken winner

April 15, 2014

Milken Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken surprised Robert Gray Middle School math teacher Teresa Chan Seidel with the national Milken Educator Award April 15 amid a jubilant all-school assembly. Called the "Oscar of Teaching," the award includes a $25,000 prize.


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