Portland Public Schools

  Portland, Oregon

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  • Students honored at the 6th annual ¡Sí Se Puede! event

    ¡Sí Se Puede! or Yes, we can! is an opportunity for students to celebrate and inspire one another, build relationships outside their schools and share the rich diversity of their talents and experiences with the greater Portland community.
  • Superintendent recruitment update: Candidate recommendations requested, potential interviews to be scheduled

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    Dear PPS staff and families,

    Summer has started, but we want to let you know that the PPS Task Force on the Superintendent Recruitment is continuing to meet on a regular basis and work is happening daily to advance our efforts to find and recruit our next superintendent. We have a final position description and are still actively recruiting candidates.  We appreciate the feedback and candidate recommendations we have received from the community to date.  Below are highlights of our last meeting. We will keep you informed as we go forward. Thank you.

    Julia Brim-Edwards, Chair, Superintendent Recruitment Task Force

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  • PPS celebrates SEI and Oregon Seal of Bi-Literacy

    SEI and Oregon Seal of Bi-Literacy awardees were honored at the June 13 Board meeting. PPS celebrated 13 years of partnership with Self Enhancement Inc. (SEI) Academy. Libra Forde, SEI Chief Operating Officer, Timothy Rodgers, SEI Academy Principal, and Linda Harris, 2006-2010 SEI principal, were presented with plaques honoring this partnership. SEI Academy was named a model school by the Oregon Department of Education in 2013 and 2014.
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  • Summer facilities work update

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    Dear PPS Families,

    Over the summer, crews will be working in schools throughout the district to address health and safety issues, using funds from the bond that voters approved in May. At the same time, planning is under way for bigger projects to rebuild three high schools and a middle school. We wanted to give you an update on what is coming up. 

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  • Dual Language Dept. looking for Language Learners

    Are you learning to speak Spanish, Chinese or French? The Dual Language department is looking for volunteers, ages 15 and above, to participate in oral proficiency interviews, Monday, June 26 – Thursday, June 29 at Hosford Middle School, 2303 SE 28th Pl., Portland, OR 97214.
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  • Need summer child care? Check out PPS programs!

    Portland Public Schools offers state-licensed summer child care programs in PPS school buildings for children ages 5-12. Programs are enrolling now!

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  • ¡Explorando el Columbia Slough!

    Come to Explorando and celebrate your roots with nature Saturday, June 24 from 1-5 PM at the Colwood Golf Course, 7313 NE Columbia Boulevard. Ven a Explorando y celebra tus raíces con la naturaleza Sabado, Junio 24 de 1-5 PM a la Colwood Golf Course, 7313 NE Columbia Boulevard.
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  • Good in the Hood

    Come celebrate the 25th annual Good in the Hood Multicultural festival opening Friday June 23 at 6 PM at Lillis Albina Park. Don’t miss the Good in the Hood parade on June 24th from 11 AM-1 PM.
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  • The future of PPS holds great promise

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    Bob McKean, PPS Interim Superintendent

    Despite a “challenging year of transition” Portland Public Schools has made significant progress, Interim Superintendent Bob McKean told members of the school board at his final meeting before his contract ends later this month.

    We have accomplished a great deal in a very short period of time,” McKean said. “I believe the future of PPS holds great promise.”

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