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A Great Place to Grow

8401 SW 17th AvePortland, OR 97219Ph 503-916-6303Fx 503-916-2616

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    Welcome to the 2016 - 2017 School Year at Capitol Hill Elementary!


    I am very excited to begin my second year as principal here at Capitol Hill. Last year was a busy but wonderful year. I felt so welcomed, and so enjoyed getting to know each of our students and their families. This community is built upon long-standing relationships where people work together with a goal of creating a school where students and their learning are highly valued, and I am happy to be a part of it.


    The end of last year was definitely challenging as we were confronted with news about lead in the water in schools across PPS. Testing was done at Capitol Hill, which revealed the location of water faucets/spigots having elevated levels. More information can be found on the PPS website. I am committed to ensuring the safety of our students and staff. Please watch for future communications regarding our building environment.


    My goal is to support our students and staff so that excellence in teaching and learning remains our highest priority. I want to ensure that all of our students have an opportunity to experience success in school and that they are able to participate in activities that make learning exciting. I also want to support the many traditions and events that serve to make Capitol Hill such a desirable school.


    As we enter the new year, I encourage students to be active participants in their learning and to develop and practice good student skills each new day. I also encourage them to participate in community service opportunities, whether it is Safety Patrol, working in the cafeteria, or helping other students. Students in every area of the school can demonstrate our school motto, Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful.


    Welcome, everyone! Together we can make this a great year!


    Sincerely, Joy Williams


    Dr. Joy Williams, Principal


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  • 2014-15 Oregon English Language Learner Report Released

    The Oregon English Language Learner Report is an annual publication required by ORS 327.016, which reports on financial information for English language learner programs and the objectives and needs of students eligible for and enrolled in an English language learner program. The report provides information on the demographics of students in English language learner programs in each school district. In addition, this report provides a tool that makes data on English language learners accessible to researchers, media, students, and parents.

    Please contact Chelsea Clinton, ODE Office of Research and Analysis, with any questions regarding this report.
  • Healthy Schools Update: Week of August 15

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    This week, the Portland Public School Board announced that Bob McKean, former Centennial School District Superintendent, will be Interim Superintendent until a permanent superintendent is hired. Learn more about Bob here.

    Please click below for this week’s health and safety update.

  • Portland School Board Announces Interim Superintendent Finalist

    Today the Portland Public Schools Board of Education announced that it will vote tonight on the final candidate, Bob McKean, to serve as the Interim Superintendent of PPS for the 2016-17 school year while the board conducts a nationwide search for a permanent Superintendent to be in place before the following school year.
  • School Bus Schedules

    Portland Public Schools provides yellow bus service to students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade, depending on the distance from school and other safety considerations. (High school students receive a TriMet bus pass from their school.) Because bus schedules are prone to changes, PPS is no longer mailing printed copies to students’ homes.
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