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Pioneer Special School Program

Specially Designed Instruction to
Meet Students' Individual Needs.

2600 SE 71st AvePortland, OR 97206Ph (503) 916-6504Fx (503) 916-2713

2704 SE 71st AvePortland, OR 97206Ph (503) 916-6506Fx (503) 916-2713

7100 SE Division StPortland, OR 97206Ph (503) 916-6504Fx (503) 916-2714


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  • School News & Announcements

    Positive Behavior Supports (PBS)

    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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  • PPS Nutrition Services: Menu change next week

    Due to this week’s school closures the breakfast and lunch menus for Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 12-14 will need to change. The regularly published menu will resume on Thursday Dec. 15, 2016. Please check with your school office or cafeteria if you have questions.
  • K-12 Quality Assessment Framework Committee - Invitation to Participate

    Instruction, Curriculum and Assessment (ICA) and System Planning and Performance (SPP) are assembling a committee to draft the PPS K-12 Quality Assessment Framework. They are targeting 25-30 people for the Committee with broad District membership representation and at least half being school-based educators.  

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  • "Fractions, Fractions, Fractions" Math Professional Development Opportunity

    "Fractions, Fractions, Fraction" will be offered to classroom math teachers (grades 2-6) on January 11, January 26, February 15, March 2 and March 15, from 4:00pm-5:30pm at the Holladay Annex. 
  • Abernethy Lead Paint Update

    Dear Abernethy Families and Staff,

    We recently contracted with an independent third party, PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc., to conduct a visual condition assessment of all district school interior and exterior painted and varnished surfaces. The work is being done to compile a comprehensive, accurate and independently verified detail of outstanding paint needs. Once developed, the list should help guide us in determining annual budget and workload needs. It’s likely that every school in the district will have identified needs and that the resulting list will be extensive and require many years to fully manage.  A copy of the Atkinson visual condition assessment report is located on our website and may be viewed here.

    Thank you,
    Courtney Wilton
    Interim Chief Operating Officer 

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