Portland Public Schools

  Portland, Oregon

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  • A message from Deputy Superintendent Dr. Yvonne Curtis on 2018-19 staffing levels

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    Portland Public Schools is in the process of allocating teaching staff at schools throughout the district. As has been true for many years, we are working within a budget that has been chronically underfunded by the state, and we are doing our utmost to make the most of the resources we have. Understandably, parents, students and PPS staff want to know what will happen at their specific schools. While precise allocations won’t be known until enrollment figures become clear in the fall, we can share what we know at this point, and answer many of the questions we have heard to date.

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  • A message about the April 20 National School Walkout Day

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    Dear PPS families,
    The topic of school safety will once again be in the national spotlight on Friday, April 20, which has been designated by some groups as National School Walkout Day. The date has significance as the anniversary of the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado. At PPS, we support student-driven conversations and actions to make our schools as safe, welcoming and inclusive as possible. With safety as our top priority, however, we are not able to authorize activities in which students leave campus.
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  • PPS Pulse, April 17, 2018

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Benson’s Curtis Wilson is state HS Principal of the Year; Martin Luther King Jr. School celebrates 50th anniversary of name change
  • Martin Luther King Jr. School celebrates 50th anniversary of name change

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    It’s been 50 years since some impassioned students led the movement to rename their school after Martin Luther King, Jr. Last Friday, the community turned out in force to show appreciation, and to honor Dr. King with a huge celebration at the school.

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  • EcoChallenge gives students a way to dive into Earth Day

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    Earth Day is Sunday, April 22. What can you do to take action? Well, it all starts with looking at your habits. They say that it takes about two weeks to change a habit, so by looking at what we do on a day-to-day basis, we can find many different ways to be more sustainable that don’t take much effort. For instance, if you leave the water on while brushing your teeth, try turning it off. When you do this, you save about 5 gallons of water!

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  • Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 2018 Verselandia!

    Come celebrate Portland’s creative youth during our sixth annual Verselandia! poetry slam. This city-wide event features students from Parkrose, Roosevelt, Metropolitan Learning Center, Benson, Lincoln, Gresham, Sam Barlow, Franklin, Madison, Wilson, Jefferson, Grant, and Cleveland high schools competing for poetic glory. Verselandia! is the Grand Slam for the winners from individual school slams hosted by public high school library media specialists.
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  • Event will celebrate unique creation of Faubion campus

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    The newly-built campus that Faubion PK-8 School shares with Concordia University is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between public and private entities. How the unique campus and community came together will be discussed and celebrated at “Design Week Portland 3 to PhD,” a talk-and-tour event at the Northeast Portland campus on Tuesday, April 17. 

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  • Earn while you learn: Professional Development

    Willamette Promise, in conjunction with Associated General Contractors, would like to invite interested educators to apply for this year’s Educator Externship. 

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