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Mt Tabor Middle School

Strong Community,
Strong Results

5800 SE Ash StPortland, OR 97215Ph (503) 916-5646Fx (503) 916-2659

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Mt. Tabor
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  • Mt. Tabor News

    Before School Supervision
    Agreement letters were mailed out this week to families that signed up.  The agreement must be signed and returned to the school office before your student can be admitted to the Gym or Library on Monday, September 26. If you no longer wish to participate, please let the school office know, so we can open it up to others at a later date.   

    Restaurant Nights in September
    Mark Your Calendars and support Mt Tabor. PTA Restaurant Partner fundraiser with Pizzicato on 9/27.  It’s all day and applies to dining in or take out. 

    Families can pre-order the year book at:
    Upcoming Events: 
    • Mid-Term Progress Reports: Wednesday, September 28

    Mt. Tabor News
    The Mt. Tabor Principal’s Newsletter is sent out using School Messenger. PPS has moved to a single communication tool called School Messenger, and will no longer use Celly, Flash Alerts, and Synrevoice. Now principals can send email, SMS text messages, and autodialers from School Messenger. You can get more information here: 


    The current Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook can be found at bottom of the following page:

    The District is collaborating with the Portland Association of Teachers to update this document to align with recent changes in State Law (SB 553). 

    All schools are concurrently engaged in a process of creating school specific School Climate Handbooks in collaboration with staff, students, families, and community partners to meet the unique needs of each school community.  

    Homework Help!

    Don’t struggle alone with homework!  Call a librarian.  Multnomah County library has live homework help in English, Spanish and Vietnamese from 2-10 pm every day!  They will proof read a paper or help you tackle a tough math problem.  You can also live chat with a librarian 24/7 who will direct you to resources for research, etc. Go to  and click on Homework-center.  

    School Hours

    School starts at 9:05 am and breakfast is served at 8:50 am.  Please do not drop off your students earlier than 9:05 am unless your student is registered for Before School Supervision. School ends at 3:45 pm and students have to leave school grounds by 4:00 pm. We do not have staff supervision before or after school hours for students. We are not responsible for your student(s) if he/she arrives outside of school hours. Please encourage your student not to walk to school too early.

    We notice that there are many students wandering in front of the building, on the sidewalks or going to QFC. With the wet and cold weather coming, please make sure that your students are picked up on time. We appreciate your cooperation.


  • About the school

    Mount Tabor Middle School sets a high bar for its students. Faculty work hard to build relationships so that all students feel connected, recognized and supported. Our school houses the district’s Japanese Immersion Program for grades 6-8, a growing Spanish Immersion Program and a neighborhood middle school. Mt. Tabor provides extra services through a Support Education Program and Columbia Regional Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program. Mt. Tabor strives to balance rich, historic traditions while creating new customs that reflect Portland’s ever-changing neighborhoods. This is our motto: Strong Community, Strong Results.

    Personalized learning
    • Sixth-graders benefit from strong teacher-student relationships. The school counselor connects with students early to support the middle school transition.
    • In sixth grade, language arts (or language immersion) classes are paired with social studies classes. This keeps students together — creating small communities of learners that ease the move to middle school and foster innovative teaching.
    • Teachers work closely with staff and special needs students and families to support students through promotion to ninth grade.
    Engagement for learning

    Mt. Tabor responds to students’ academic needs with support and enrichment, including:

    • Battle of the Books, National Geographic Geography Bee, Scripps Spelling Bee,
    • Art, band, Spanish, health, physical education, yearbook and Project Green,
    • Advanced math placement and on-site high school-level geometry,
    • Year-end portfolio conference where students demonstrate academic growth.


    What is Mt. Tabor Middle School?
    A Tradition of Academic Excellence
    Goal Setting & Organizational Skills
    Outstanding Professional Staff
    Healthy Social/Emotional Growth
    Positive Character Development
    Experts in Adolescent Development



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  • PPS High Schools Welcome 8th Grade students

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    Prospective high school students can visit their neighborhood high school or a focus option school at information sessions being held district-wide November through February.
  • Next Steps: Enrollment Balancing

    Dear Portland Public Schools Community,
    I accepted the role of Interim Superintendent of Portland Public Schools (PPS) at a challenging moment in time. During my first month on the job, I initiated an assessment of the programmatic and system priorities identified by the Board of Education for the 2016-17 school year. After these priorities were established, a number of additional priorities emerged that also require attention:

  • Indoor rowing education comes to Portland Public Schools

     Recent Erg Ed event in Seattle WA.
    PPS has been awarded the 2016-2017 Erg Ed Grant. This grant provides erg equipment, access to the Erg Ed Curriculum, and comprehensive teacher training throughout the year.
  • PPS employee recognized as a hero

     Bryan Meyers (left) and Steve Barton (right), courtesy Gladstone Fire Dept.
    Union painter Bryan Meyers has received a Citizen Life Saving Award from local Gladstone police. Bryan’s quick thinking and actions saved his neighbor’s life during a cardiac arrest earlier this year. Click more for a local news story that includes gripping audio of the 911 call.
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