• Race Matters- in our society and in our school. Courageous Conversation is a series of workshops dthat will provide a framework for us to develop shared strategies to address disparities at MLK Jr. School through safe, authentic, and effective interracial dialogue.

     

    Dates:

    April 11th, April 12th, April 19th, April 26th, May 3rd, May 10th

     

    Time: Dinner and childcare (free) begin at 5:30

               Discussion 6-8 pm

     

    Location: MLK Jr. School Library

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  • COURAGEOUS CONVERSATION

    Race Matters- in our society and in our school. Courageous Conversation is a series of workshops dthat will provide a framework for us to develop shared strategies to address disparities at MLK Jr. School through safe, authentic, and effective interracial dialogue.

     

    Dates:

    April 11th, April 12th, April 19th, April 26th, May 3rd, May 10th

     

    Time: Dinner and childcare (free) begin at 5:30

               Discussion 6-8 pm

     

    Location: MLK Jr. School Library

  • Spirit Week March 20 – March 24


    Monday             PJ/Crazy Hair Day

    Tuesday     Superhero/Super-villain Day 

    Wednesday     Color Day

             Grade levels choose a color and REPRESENT!

    Thursday         Career Day   

    Friday       Blazers/Jersey

              Now show your King Spirit!!!

  • Carson Ellis & Martin Luther King Jr. Student Book Collaboration

    Introduction to Galactic Alienology is a collaborative project by artist Carson Ellis and her son, Hank Meloy.

    The work was produced through a process of having Hank describe a set of imagined space aliens and Carson then illustrating them. This catalog was created as an accompaniment to an exhibition of 
    that work at King School Museum of Contemporary Art (KSMoCA). The exhibit at KSMoCA included 
    the original illustrations created by Carson and Hank, 
    as well as drawings and texts from a workshop with MLK Jr. students led by Carson and assisted by Portland State University students. As part of the workshop Ms. Johnson's 5th Grade class and Ms. Kahn's 2nd/3rd blend class re-enacted Carson and Hank's description/drawing collaborative process 
    to produce their own set of imagined alien illustrations.
     
    Below is a link you may use to go and purchase your own copy of this book:
     
    Introduction to Galactic Alienology 
  • Take the Pledge

    We at Martin Luther King Jr. School are taking the pledge to:
     
    Promote and Value KINDNESS
    Treat ALL people with RESPECT
    Show COMPASSION and HONESTY
    Demonstrate COURAGE 
     
    Will you join us in taking the pledge? 
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Principal's
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  • Welcome to Martin Luther King Jr. School!  We are a school with a strong history and a bright future.  Our PK-8th grade students represent the future of this great city and we are proud to have many local partners supporting us.  As an International Baccalaureate authorized school, we seek to provide inquiry based, thematic learning for our students.  Integrated arts is also at the heart of our work. These experiences serve to bring the content alive!  Please visit the Integrated Arts page for more information about our partners.  Finally, we are a Mandarin Immersion school, providing Mandarin language instruction in a 50/50 model.  We art partnered with the Albina Head Start program where many of our students receive Mandarin instruction during their Pre-K experience.

     

    Our Mission:

    Martin Luther King, Jr. School believes in the unlimited potential of everyone in our diverse community.  We believe that a caring well-balanced student will be motivated to become a global citizen who is inspired to take action.

     

    Warmly,

     

    Jill Sage

    Principal

     

     

District News

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  • End-of-Year Student Award Ceremonies

    At the end of every school year, the School-family Partnership program sponsors Student Recognition Award ceremonies for successful students across the district. These award ceremonies are essential to honor and reward students whose achievements represent the best of PPS, and to inspire their fellow students in the coming school year. We’re excited to celebrate these students and are looking forward to sharing their stories with you.

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  • Benson Tech rocked the SkillsUSA State Competition

     Benson Tech team at the SkillsUSA State Competition, April 2017
    During the SkillsUSA State Competition, this April 20-21, the Benson team landed a bucket full of medals!  All gold medalists qualify for the National Skills USA conference in Louisville, Kentucky June 19th - 23rd.

    Please congratulate all who participated.  They all were fantastic and made Benson Tech proud!

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  • Important budget message from the Superintendent

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    Hello PPS families and staff,

    On April 4 I presented my proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year to our School Board. I want to make sure you know what our spending priorities are, and what they will mean for you and your PPS student or students.

    This is a budget of difficult choices. We made extra cuts to central administration to prioritize direct services for students, but we still must make some painful cuts to our schools. Although the cuts will affect each school differently, they will be noticeable. This proposed budget is the first step in a long process, and we will be seeking your input and engagement as we manage this difficult fiscal climate.

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  • PPS budget: We want to hear from you

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    CORRECTION: 2nd budget listening session is Tuesday, April 25

    Budget overview
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    We want to hear from you about the 2017-18 budget for PPS! The Portland School Board has scheduled three listening sessions to take your comments on how we should allocate our dollars in the coming year.

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