West Sylvan Middle School
ON-LINE Elective Forecasting Directions
BEFORE YOU START you will need three things:
Please review and consider your elective choices before you start the survey. PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR ELECTIVES CAREFULLY, as we will not be making schedule changes in the Fall.
(It is suggested that students complete their forecasting survey at home, with parent support. If this is not possible, students may have access to school computers before and after school,or during lunchtime, to take the survey and/or print their forms.)
Elective Program Description Link
● Use Elective Program link to review elective options.
● Click the Forecasting link for your grade level.
● Sign in to the survey using your Apps for PPS account.
● Complete and Submit the survey.
Note that some questions will require an answer. This is to assist in processing and decision making. Please answer accurately.
● After completing the survey, an email will be sent to your submitted email address, with an attached PDF document containing your forecasting information.
Current 6th and 7th Graders:
Please sign and return this form to our main office by March 17th.
Current 5th Graders:
Please return forms to your fifth grade teachers by Spring Break, March 24th.
If you are having trouble with accessing your emailed forecasting form, the forecasting survey, or need any other support in completing this process, please contact the West Sylvan Main office. We will work to assist you in submitting your information accurately. Thank you for your participation and support!
Dear West Sylvan Families,
On behalf of all the staff at West Sylvan, it is my pleasure to welcome you to a new and exciting school year. I hope you and your family had a wonderful summer and your students are ready to begin a new year. For returning students and families we are so glad to have you back for another year and for families just joining the West Sylvan community, we welcome you!
Let me also take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Cherie Kinnersley and I am honored to be serving as your new principal. I know from meeting teachers, parents, community members and from my former role in the feeder pattern, that West Sylvan is a school committed to excellence and equity. Academic achievement, character development and creating a community that focuses on the needs of the whole child are clearly high priorities at West Sylvan.
In my role as principal, my primary responsibility is student learning. To me, learning is students developing the behaviors, skills and knowledge to become independent learners and go beyond their own expectations. It is my goal to help shape the school’s environment to create a community of learners where teachers are actively examining their own practice and collaborating with colleagues to plan instruction that meets the varied needs of our students. It is my mission to work with students, families and community members to ensure that we are providing an environment that allows students to feel safe, respected and included while also addressing the unique needs of the middle school child. It is also critical that we work to ensure successful transitions from elementary to middle school and from middle to high school.
In this last area, I am excited to be able to offer a 6th Grade Orientation on August 29th. Our incoming sixth graders will be the only students in the building on August 29th for a special day of planned activities that will include an assembly, getting lockers, becoming familiar with the layout of the building, team building and attending each of their classes. We feel that this day is important for alleviating anxiety and setting our newest members of the Wolf Pack up for success as they transition to middle school. We look forward to having all students back on Tuesday August 30th.
Our first newsletter will be sent out Friday September 2nd. Please take some time reviewing the newsletter as it will provide you with important information regarding upcoming events, updates and community activities. I am attaching to this letter four important back to school information from the school, the PTA and the Foundation. To hear about all the great things happening at WSMS we are now on Twitter, follow us at @WSMS_Wolves.
Again, I want to welcome all of you to a great new school year. Please do not hesitate to stop by the office or give us a call if there is any way we can assist you.
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.
Please congratulate all who participated. They all were fantastic and made Benson Tech proud!
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.
CORRECTION: 2nd budget listening session is Tuesday, April 25
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.