Many students come to us after a long series of problems at home, at school, and in the community. In other settings they have been seen as either failures or victims. At Pioneer Special Schools we are adopting a skills-based approach that replaces the blaming and punishment/reward systems that children and their families have so often dealt with in the past. Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) is a way of teaching and parenting that makes use of every child’s wish to be understood and enlists him/her as a partner in developing skills for effective learning and living. It all begins with one premise:
Kids do well if they can.
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The Roosevelt Cluster visual arts teachers invite you to observe student artwork in the BESC foyer. As a collective of teachers, the cluster has brought together several pieces of artwork that will be displayed through mid-April. As you walk by the gallery each day, please take a moment to read the informational tags accompanying each piece of work which provide key details regarding a student's particular unit of study. A reception celebrating the work will take place on Monday, April 3rd from 4:00-6:00 pm.
Thank you for your continued support of our students’ work and the arts in PPS!
Dear PPS Families and Staff,
I am pleased to announce that Kristie Lindholm will become a Senior Director in the Office of School Performance on July 1.
Dear PPS Families and Staff:
Spring is approaching and it’s that time of year when we begin building budgets and plans for the next school year.
I spent Monday in Salem with a fellow board member, PPS principals and educators and school districts from across Oregon to advocate for additional resources to support K-12 education and our local schools. The state is facing a shortfall of approximately $1.7 billion and the budgets proposed for K-12 from the Governor and Legislature are not adequate to maintain current levels of services.