George Middle School

Where every child
reaches their potential!

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  • Successful School Survey for Families

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    Thank you so much for participating in our annual Successful Schools Family Survey. Your responses will help your school understand your experience and use them to set goals and plan for next year. The survey will cover topics on school safety, school climate, barriers to family engagement, and how well your school fits your student’s needs. Please be honest and thoughtful, and take your time to read and respond to the questions.

    Please visit the link below on a computer, tablet, or smartphone and select the school your child attends. If you do not have access to a computer or internet, please contact our main office so we can provide a way for you to take the survey. Thank you so much for your time and feedback!

    We look forward to getting your input.  Use this link for the Successful Schools Survey

  • 5th Grade Shadow day at George Middle School

    Students from our feeder schools will be visiting George Middle School on the following dates and will complete forecasting for 6th grade elective classes:
     

    Rosa Parks Elementary School: March 8, 2019

    Sitton Elementary School: March 5, 2019

    James John Elementary School: February 28, 2019

     
    Students will tour school and select their 6th grade classes. 
     
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    Los estudiantes visitarán la Escuela Intermedia George en las siguientes fechas:
     

    Rosa Parks Elementary School: March 8, 2019

    Sitton Elementary School: March 5, 2019

    James John Elementary School: February 28, 2019


    Los estudiantes recorrerán la escuela y seleccionarán sus clases de 6to grado.

     
     
  • Community Coffee with George Friday February 15th from 9:30am to 10:30am

    Dear Parents, and George Community

    A cup of coffee is always good in the morning! 

    Please join me next Friday, February 15th from 9:30am to 10:30am in a warm and welcoming place here at George Middle School. Let's talk about what is happening here and share your ideas and comments for the future of George M.S

    This is a great opportunity to meet with other parents and hear their opinions and comments about how George Middle School can make a great place for your child.

    When: Friday February 15th
    Time: 9:30 am to 10:30 am
    Where: George Middle School Community Room

     
  • George PTA Meeting Wednesday February 13th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    • PTA Meeting  – Wednesday February 13th from  5:30 – 7:00pm
    • Dinner will be served from 5:30pm - 6:00pm. 
    • Come out to learn about how the PTA is supporting George and upcoming activities. 

Principal's
Message

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    August 2, 2018

     

    Dear Parent(s):

    On behalf of the staff at George Middle School, we are excited and happy to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year!  We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. 

    Academics continue to be a top priority at GMS and our focus this year will be based on working together to increase student achievement. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We need to make sure that our students arrive for the new school year with the belief that education is important and requires hard work. A strong partnership with you will make a tremendous difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and we want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.

    Below are upcoming opportunities to learn more about the school and to prepare for child(s) success: 

    • Community Care Day, Saturday, August 18th 9:00am - noon
    • 6thGrade Family BBQ (Mustang Round Up), Thursday, August 23rdnoon – 1:30pm
    • 1stDay of School, Monday, August 27th9:15am – 3:45pm
    • Back To School/Title I Information Night, Wednesday, September 19th6:00 – 7:30pm

     

    School Supplies -  Families are encouraged to purchase school supplies from the school for $5, which include the following: binder, dividers, pencils, planner, erasers, pens, paper, pencil pouch, and composition book.

    Cell Phone PolicyAttached is a copy of our school cell phone policy so that you and your child can review it together. If you have any questions about the cell phone policy, please feel free to contact me or to discuss them with other members of our administrative staff. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year. Please feel free to review the PPS Parent Handbook which can be accessed at https://www.pps.net/schools/george.

    It is our desire to keep you informed of all that is taking place at school. Up-to-date and additional information will be sent to you regularly and will appear on our school web page https://www.pps.net/schools/george. If you have questions or concerns that arise at any time, please do not hesitate to give your child’s teacher or me a call. I look forward to having a long and rewarding relationship with you and your family.

     

    Sincerely,

     

     

    Lavert Robertson, M.Ed.

    Principal

     

    Welcome Back Letter (Spanish)

     

District News

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  • Board approves school calendar for 2019-20

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    The 2019-20 school year in Portland Public Schools will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 28, and end (barring weather makeup days) on Friday, June 5.

    That became official Tuesday night when the PPS Board of Education passed Resolution 5821, which approved Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero’s proposed 2019-20 school calendar. The calendar was presented to the Board at its Jan. 15 meeting, with public input invited in the period before Tuesday’s final Board vote.

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  • PPS Pulse: February 12, 2019

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Deadline coming for students to be immunized; Jefferson students discuss Black History Month

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  • PPS Families: Help us improve school culture and climate by taking Successful Schools Survey

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    If you are the parent or guardian of a Portland Public Schools student, ask yourself: How is the educational climate at the school? Portland Public Schools is looking for answers to this and other key questions from family members of PPS students as part of the Successful Schools Survey. Students in grades 5, 7 and 10 also are being surveyed, and school-based staff will participate starting Feb. 19.

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  • Key date for immunizations is coming up

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    The recent outbreak of measles serves as a reminder about immunizations, with an important deadline coming up.

    Students in Portland Public Schools who have not gotten all of their required immunizations face a Wednesday, Feb. 20 deadline. That is the “exclusion date” set by the state for 2019, when any student who is not fully immunized may be barred from attending classes or district-provided child care.

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