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West Sylvan

Grades 6-8

8111 SW West Slope DrivePortland, OR 97225Ph 503-916-5690Fx 503-916-2681

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West Sylvan
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  • Campus Tours

    Join us for a Campus Tour!
     
    Thursday, February 2nd at 9:30pm
    Monday, February 6th at 3:00pm
    Tuesday, February 14th at 10:30am 
    This is aimed for parents and guardians only
    If you are interested please email ckinnersley@pps.net to reserve a space.
  • 5th Grade Open House

    A first look for families transitioning into West Sylvan.
    Date: January 26th 2017
    Time: 6:00-7:30pm 
     
    Designed for parents/guardians only.
    Students will be visiting later in the year 
  • 6th Grade Fun Night

    6th Grade Fun Night  - February 10th 
    Come join us for an evening of games, challenges and a dance party!
    Pizza and snacks will be provided.
     
    Date: February 10th
    Time: 4pm - 7pm
    Cost: $5.00 
    Fun Night Permission slip required 
     
  • 2016/17 Yearbook

    Order the West Sylvan Middle School 2016-2017 Yearbook at
    Yearbookordercenter.com 
    Simply log on and use the order  number 6339
    Cost $30.00 
     
     Yearbooks can only be ordered online! No books sold in June
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Principal's
Message

  • 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.

    Sincerely,

    Cherie Kinnersley

District
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  • School menu for Friday, January 27

    PPS Nutrition Services: The lunch menu for this Friday, January 27, 2017 will be Chicken Filet Sandwiches and Hand-Rolled Burritos made from locally sourced foods. Students will also have the option to choose a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich or a Yogurt with Granola. A variety of fruits and vegetables will also be served in addition to milk. We hope that your child will join us for lunch and enjoy a delicious, nutrient-rich meal in the cafeteria.
  • Friday, January 20: Lincoln and MLC closing at 2PM

    Due to planned inaugural protests MLC and Lincoln will release students at 2PM. PPS bus schedules will be adjusted. All athletics and after-school activities are cancelled. Closed campus at LHS so pack sack lunch.
  • Roosevelt 8th Grade Family Night canceled, rescheduled for Monday, February 13 at 5:30PM

    Tonight’s 8th Grade Family Night at Roosevelt has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for Monday, February 13th at 5:30 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this second cancellation may cause. MLC’s 8th Grade Family Night set for this evening at 6pm is happening as scheduled.

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  • Wednesday, January 18: Late start canceled, weather permitting school starts at regular time

    We continue to prepare for schools to reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

    Please note that our plan is for schools to start at regular times tomorrow making this the first day of eliminating late starts for professional development as part of our plan to restore lost instructional hours due to weather-related closures this winter.

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