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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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    First Day of School: All 6th graders will begin on Monday, August 29 -- only 6th graders will attend on this day. The 6th grade WEB orientation and transition program is designed to both welcome and support sixth graders in their first year of middle school.

    • The First Day of school for 7th and 8th graders is Tuesday, August 30.
    • First Period begins at 9:15am, but students are allowed in the building at 8:50am for breakfast
    • School dismisses at 3:45pm

    Student Schedules: Our plan is to mail student schedules out the week of August 22

    School Supplies: All 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade students will bring their school supplies on Tuesday, August 30. You can find a list of school supplies here: 2016-2017 Supply Li

    Bus Schedules: School Bus Routes for 2016-2017 are currently available on the Student Transportation website: https://apps.pps.net/Transportation/BusSchedule  *Select Mt. Tabor from the drop down menu. 

    Picture Day: Wednesday, September 7 – Look for information in the Back-to-School Packet

    PTA Meeting: The first PTA meeting of this school year is Tuesday, September 13 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm in the Library

    Back to School Night: Monday, September 19 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

     
    June 29, 2016
    Dear Mt. Tabor Families, Teachers and Staff,
    It is with great pleasure that I announce Anh Nguyen-Johnson as the new interim Principal for Mt. Tabor Middle School. Read about her experience as an educator and leader.
    Robi Osborn will be taking on another assignment with Portland Public Schools.
    Please join me in congratulating interim Principal Nguyen-Johnson. She will start her new position July 1.
    Oscar Gilson
    Senior Director
    Franklin Schools
    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:http://www.pps.k12.or.us/about-us/mobilefirst.htm 

     

    Student Schedules: Our plan is to mail student schedules out the week of August 22

     

    School Supplies: All 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade students will bring their school supplies on Tuesday, August 30. You can find a list of school supplies here: 2016-2017 Supply Li

     

    Bus Schedules: School Bus Routes for 2016-2017 are currently available on the Student Transportation website: https://apps.pps.net/Transportation/BusSchedule  *Select Mt. Tabor from the drop down menu.

     

    Picture Day: Wednesday, September 7 – Look for information in the Back-to-School Packet

     

    PTA Meeting: The first PTA meeting of this school year is Tuesday, September 13 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm in the Library

     

    Back to School Night: Monday, September 19 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

    The current Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook can be found at bottom of the following page: http://www.pps.net/Page/1065

    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 tohttps://multcolib.org/  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.

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  • 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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  • Focus on Diversity: Golden Leaf: A Khmer Rouge Genocide Survivor - Thursday, September 1

    “Golden Leaf: A Khmer Rouge Genocide Survivor”
     
    The Film and Lecture Series is an effort to bring staff and community together to engage and dialogue about race and culture. These series are meant to deepen our understanding of race and culture that impact PPS students and communities. The Film and Lecture Series is held in the Board Auditorium, BESC, 501 N. Dixon St.
     
    Teachers (TSPC certified employees) will be able to receive PDU’s for their participation in the series. Food and beverages will be provided.
  • Healthy Schools Update: Week of August 15

    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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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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