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10000 N Burr AvePortland, OR 97203Ph 503-916-6262Fx 503-916-2627

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  • Your invited! Do not miss it! Wednesday February 22nd at 10:00am in our Community Room

    Topic: "Know your Rights"
    A lawyer will be present to answer your questions about human rights, housing rights, and immigration.
    Wednesday February 22nd from 10:00am - 11:00am
     
    Tema "Conozca Sus Derechos"
    Un abogado estara presente para contestar sus preguntas sobre derechos humanos, derechos de viviendas y immigracion.
    Miercoles 22 de febrero de 10:00am 
  • SUN starts on January 30th!

    SUN for Winter session runs from January 30th - April 6th. Campfire starts on January 9th. Students who participated in Fall turned in a registration form and they are good for the entire school year.   If your son or daughter has not signed up for SUN, please contact Kimberly Bacon our SUN coordinator for a Winter registration form.

    Adult ESL:  Starts January 23rd  and will be every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30pm-6:30pm in Room 209.  Childcare will be in the Cafeteria

     
    Kimberly Bacon
    Email: kimberlyB@irco.org
    Phone: 503-916-6262


     
     
  • African American Family Night February 28th 6-7:30pm

    The University of Oregon in collaboration with the Black United Fund of Oregon invite ALL middle school and high school African-American students and their families.

    This is a great opportunity for students to get answers to their questions about the transition process into higher education after high school, learn about financial aid and scholarships opportunities to pay for college, important deadlines and all college related questions. Parents also have the unique opportunity to learn how to support their students to pursue higher education. Middle school students will have an opportunity to learn what it takes to prepare for high school and college and interact with college students from similar backgrounds.
    Snacks provided. Please contact Adam Kennybrew from Roosevelt High School at 503-916-5260 ext. 82365 with any questions. All middle and high school families from the Roosevelt cluster are welcome! 
  • George PTA Fundraiser at Burgerville February 15th

    Burgerville Night

    8671 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, OR 97203
    Wednesday, October 19th
    5-8pm
    Come have a burger or a milkshake!
    10% of the night’s proceeds come to the George PTA, which supports our students, families and community!
    Can you volunteer for an hour?  We need hosts for this event!  Use our contact page to let us know!  http://georgepta.weebly.com/


    Noche de Burgerville
    Miércoles, 19 de octubre
    a las 5-8 de la tarde
    Ven para una hamburguesa o una malteada!
    10% de las ganancias de la noche son para el PTA de George- vengan y apoyen a nuestros estudiantes , familias y comunidad de George MS!
    ¿Se puede ser voluntario por una hora? Necesitamos anfitriones para este evento! Utilice nuestra página de contacto para contactarnos!

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Principal's
Message

  • Dear George Community,

     

    Welcome to 2017

     

    As the saying goes time flies when you are having fun, and this year is truly living up to it. We have already completed 40% of the school year and are ready to march through the next 6 months accomplishing all of our goals set forth at the beginning of the school year. As I always I say it is a group effort to get our students where they need to be, and you as parents play an integral role in that process.  Working side by side we can ensure each and every one of our students meets or exceeds their goals, and grows both academically and social-emotionally throughout the process. Transitioning back to the routines of school can at times be difficult for us as adults, but also for our students. If your child is having trouble getting back into the routine of school and you need assistance, our counselors are only a phone call away to assist in any way that they can. To ease the transition here at school we are revisiting our schoolwide CARE expectations with all of our students, as well as reiterating classroom expectations to ensure we are all on the same page after our long period of being away from school. 

     

    Winter Benchmark Testing

     

    Winter Benchmark testing will begin shortly. Benchmark testing is a means of measuring student skills in basic academic subject areas. The student is given brief, timed exercises to complete, using materials drawn directly from his/her academic program. Results tell teachers how individual students are progressing in the areas tested and they provide grade level and school-wide benchmarking information. Please contact your son or daughters Language Arts or Math teacher to review and obtain results of their winter benchmark assessment results.

     

    PTA Meeting on February 8

     

    As a reminder our PTA is having their PTA meeting on February 8th. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm, and the PTA meeting will start at 6:00pm. February 15th is our PTA fundraiser event at Burgerville (8671 N Ivanhoe St.) Come have a burger or a milkshake! 10% of the night’s proceeds come to the George PTA, which supports our students, families and community!

    Can you volunteer for an hour?  We need hosts for this event!  Use our contact page to let us know!  http://georgepta.weebly.com/ . These are great events that our PTA sponsors to raise funds for your children, as they support initiatives like our Breakfast of Champions, the Crew Competition, as well as end of year activities. Please consider donating or attending to assist in supporting our MS PTA, and in turn supporting your child. 

     

    Unified Sports Team Wins!

     

    On Saturday January 28th, the George Middle School Unified Basketball team played a tournament at Forest Grove High School. Along with three amazing para professionals, one speech pathologist and one special education teacher, this team paired extraordinarily capable students with disabilities with positive, helpful middle school partners and created a beautiful team. We played three games which tied us for first place. We brought home the blue ribbon for our George Mustangs! Our students showed so much heart, compassion for others, teamwork and joy! It was a pleasure to witness and be part of. All of the kids were so wonderful! They are stellar, selfless individuals! Well done George Mustangs Unified Basketball, well done!!

     

    New Unified Sports Elective


    We are excited at George Middle school to offer a new elective class for students third quarter, Unified Sports.  Our George Students will help to promote Social Inclusion through Sport Special Olympics through shared sports training and competition experiences with our George Focus classroom students. Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability. That makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all. Having sport in common is just one more way that preconceptions and false ideas are swept away. 

     

     

    Honor Roll Update

     

    Congratulations to our students earning a 4.0 Grade Point average for the 1st Quarter!

     

    6th Grade:

    Gabriel Eads

     

    8th Grade:

    Ruby Alvarez-Morquecho

    Angel A Carmona-Murillo

    Kalid Kemer

    Jordan Larson

    Brianna Reyes-Nunez

     

    Honor Roll is the recognition of high quality work that a student has achieved at Middle School level. The Honor Roll is announced at the end of each nine weeks. To be placed on the Honor Roll, a student must earn at minimum a 3.00 grade point average.

    Following are the Honor Roll Recognitions:

    3.000 – 3.94 Honor Roll

    3.95 – 4.0 Principal’s List

     

    As usual we appreciate your support for what we do with and for your children, and if you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out and let me know. Let’s continue having a great year together, and always remember… 

     

    GO MUSTANGS!

     

    February Newsletter English

    February Newsletter Spanish

     

     

    Thanks,

     

    Lavert T. Robertson

    Principal, George Middle School

    503.916.6262

    lrobert1@pps.net

     

     

     

District News

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  • School Board approves boundary changes for Peninsula and Chief Joseph

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    The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors voted unanimously last night to approve boundary changes to Peninsula and Chief Joseph schools, both feeder schools for Ockley Green Middle School. The 7-0 vote endorses one of two proposals from the District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC), which was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools.
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  • Nine of our schools earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR rating

    At a ceremony on February 10 at Wilson High School in SW Portland, nine PPS schools were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for achieving ENERGY STAR certification. To receive this certification, a building must perform in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency, and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. ENERGY STAR schools use an average of 35% less energy, and also release 35% less carbon dioxide.

    Read the full press release here.

  • From the factory to the toy; Mechanisms for triggering new educational behaviors

     Medellín Sports Coliseum

    Giancarlo Mozzanti, prominent Colombian architect will speak:

    Friday February 24, 5:30PM
    At the University of Oregon Portland Center
    70 NW Couch Street
    Admission Free

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  • Enrollment balancing for Peninsula, Chief Joseph and Ockley Green

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    The District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC) was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools. The committee’s most recent work led them to propose two options to help relieve crowding at Chief Joseph and to create more robust enrollment at Peninsula starting in the 2017-18 school year. On January 30, 2017, Interim Superintendent Bob McKean endorsed one of two DBRAC proposals.

    The proposal, which still requires the approval of the Board of Education, may be reviewed at, www.pps.net/dbrac.

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