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  • Save The Date!!! 6th Grade Ice Cream Social Monday August 28th 2017

    You are invited to the 6th Grade Ice Cream Social!!!

    Date: Monday August 28th

    Location: George Middle School Cafeteria. 
     
    Time: To Be Determined 

     

    George Middle School invite all new students and their families to an ice cream social. Principal Lavert Robertson and Assistant Principal Shaunice Silas will host the event with some of the George Middle school staff. The Ice Cream Social will give our 6th graders a chance to mingle, obtain their schedules and celebrate the new school year!

    Come get your middle school jitters out and meet other new families. See what great opportunities George has to offer beyond the school day.

    Tours of the school will be offered to interested parents.

  • Sun Summer School begins July 10th - August 3rd

    Join us this summer for new classes! Summer SUN School begins July 10th and goes until August 3rd. Our program runs Monday through Thursday, beginning with breakfast at 8:45 AM and ending with lunch at 1:30 PM. Come join in the fun as we end our school year with a blast!

     
  • All Hands Raised

    George Middle School,
     
    Thank you to the team that has been hard at work at George Middle School to implement practices to improve attendance, and as a result also strengthen relationships with students and their families. And than you to the entire George staff for your contributions to this work.
     
    We are grateful.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    All Hands raised
     SART team
     
     
  • 2017-18 School Supply List for 6th/7th/8th grade students

    Summer 2017

     

    Dear George Middle School Students, Parents, & Guardians,

     

    Greetings! As we prepare for summer break, here is helpful information to plan for the upcoming 2017-18 school year!

    Our main office will reopen Monday August 11th. If you have a new student that needs to register for George Middle School, we will have registration forms available in front of the main office.  Any questions regarding registration can be answered when our fantastic office staff returns August 11th.
     
    Here is helpful information about school supplies our George Middle school students will need for the upcoming school year. We look forward to an exciting 2017-18 academic year, full of stimulating challenges. Supplies from our George Middle school AVID store will be available August 11th.
     
     
    School Supplies – Families are encouraged to purchase school supplies from the George Middle School for $5, which include the following:
    • Binder
    • Pencil Pouch
    • Notebook Dividers
    • Quarter Planner
    • 1 Pack College Ruled Notebook Paper
    • 1 Lined Composition Book
    • 1 Quad-Ruled Composition Book
    • #2 Pencils
    • 1 Hand-Held Pencil Sharpener
    • 2 Ballpoint Pens (Blue and/or Black)

Principal's
Message

  • Dear Families of George MS, 

    It’s amazing to see that the end of the school year has arrived! Together we’ve learned much and shared experiences that will forever remain with us in the years to come. I personally thank you for your support and copious patience you’ve shown over the course of the school year. There were many successes and some challenges, but we continued to keep stride in our goal that every child makes at least 1 year of academic growth. My gratitude goes out to my hard working and caring staff members who have made a huge difference to our students. Their commitment is outstanding and our students are the beneficiaries.

    We had the opportunity to continue our work in increasing student attendance and recognition through our Student Attendance Response Team (SART), which led to an overall increase in Average Daily Attendance. We had great success in building our Tier Fidelity Inventory (TFI) that has led to more efficient systems in place that support student behavior and school climate. In addition, we had tremendous success with the establishment of our school wide values and expectations through communication, achievement, respect, & effort (CARE). Every month we took the time to honor students & staff for their hard work and commitment to CARE during our monthly recognition assemblies. I want to recognize All Hands Raised, formerly known as the Portland School Foundation for their continual commitment and on the grounds efforts in supporting all of the above-mentioned initiatives. We couldn’t do many of these things without you!

    I would like to send a special thank you to Laura & Joe Purkey, Hilivaha Iongi, Veronica Cabrera, & Maria Elena Alvarado, who as leaders of our various parent groups have given their time, dedication, and support in helping us increase parental involvement here at George. Thank you!

    An expression of thanks also goes to all the volunteers who were in classrooms and outside them supporting teachers in everything possible. The strength of our community and wholehearted passion to make our school a wonderful place of learning for all children makes George Middle School truly a special place.

     

    Student Schedules

    We have been working diligently on next year’s master schedule. As many of you know, our process is to have students pick up their class schedule on the 1st day of school. The only exception will be for 6th graders. They will receive their class schedules early, during the Ice Cream Social that is schedule for Monday, August 28th @ 5:00pm.

     

    School Supplies

    We will continue to sell complete school supply bundles for $5, which includes a binder, dividers, pencils, pens, erasers, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, and notebook. Parents are also welcome to purchase school supplies on their own.

     

    With appreciation,

    Lavert T. Robertson, Principal

    George Middle School

     

    End of the year message

         The school year is almost over and we are saying so long to our students, staff, and parents.  It has been a fantastic year filled with events that have brought us closer together. We could not offer such a rich education to our students without the continuing effort and support that you all give.

         Thank you for an amazing first year at George Middle School, it has been a lot of fun working with your child(ren) this year. As parents/guardians you should be extremely proud of your child as they have grown so much both academically and socially. As we moved closer to summer it makes me realize how fortunate I am to be the assistant principal of George Middle School. It is a special place with amazing kids, supportive parents and a staff that puts the needs of children first.

    Have a wonderful summer and thanks for all of your support.

    Shaunice Silas

    Families of 8th Grade Students

     

    Congratulations 8th Grade!

    Congratulations to the 8th grade class of 2017!!  Last week, we completed State testing.  This week began with a trip to Hug Point and Haystack Rock on the Oregon coast.  We are nearing the end of school and the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, June 14th.

     

    Our promotion ceremony will be held in the auditorium at Roosevelt High School.  The ceremony will begin at 6:00pm and end at 7:30pm.  Students should arrive at Roosevelt High School between 5:20-5:40p.m.  Due to limited seating in the auditorium, we request that you please limit your number of guests attending the promotion to four.  On Tuesday, June 13th, students will receive 4 tickets to the event.  If guests are traveling with students, please allow enough time to park and still have your student arrive on time. 

     

    ESL Welcome Centers 

    If English is your student’s second language, please visit the following temporary ESL Welcome Centers to register your student for fall 2017.  Services will be available at Jackson Middle School, Roosevelt High School, Harrison Park K-8

    Open:   8/28 to 8/30    Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00pm. If you would like more information please visit our website at https://www.pps.net/george

    AVID-Mock Trial

    Dear Parents, This year for the first time at George Middle School we are hosting the Mock Trial event for AVID students. Mock Trial is a statewide academic program in which middle and high schools compete in a simulated courtroom trial. Students have been studying the same hypothetical case brief and witness statements, conducting legal research, learning courtroom procedures, and preparing both the prosecution and defense sides of the case. The culminating trials will take place on June 12 and 14th, respectively.  

     

    A Note from Our Band Director

    Our George Middle School Beginning Band has learned a lot of musical information since the beginning of the school year.  Band students learned how to produce sounds on their respective instruments, read musical notation, play along with their classmates, and follow musical directions from the Band Director. The biggest challenge for our students is realizing that there is a great need for them to take their instruments home to practice what is taught during class rehearsals. Practicing is the key factor for them achieving technical accuracy with their instruments.  For a time they were not sure if they would be able to perform a live concert. After rehearsing through our concert music, our Band students have been having epiphany moments realizing that they were better than they thought and began to speak out how good they sound.

     

    Take Over Day

    On Monday July 12th, our 8th grade students are taking over the school in 8th grade Takeover day. Students submitted applications to "replace" the Staff” of their choice for the afternoon! Of course, we will still supervise this students, but the selected kids will have an opportunity to do what all kids dream to do: run the school!

     

     June Newsletter 2017 Spanish

     

     

               

     

     

District News

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  • Interviews under way for PPS superintendent

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    Dear PPS staff and families,

    The search and recruitment for our new superintendent is well underway.

    The community, board and search firm recommended more than 40 educational leaders for consideration. The search firm and the Board reviewed the prospects and candidates and the Board selected a diverse group with deep educational experience to interview. They included individuals from within and outside Oregon, current superintendents as well as senior education leaders from large districts.

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  • Meet Yousef Awwad

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     Yousef Awwad, Interim PPS Superintendent

    From a remote town in Jordan to leading Oregon’s biggest school district

    At the age of 5, Yousef Awwad joined his older brothers in the streets of Ghweria, Jordan, a small city outside Zarqa, to sell sesame candies and balloons to keep food on his family’s table.

    Yousef’s dad was serving in the Jordan military and was stationed in an area of the desert so remote that he wasn’t able to send money home while he was deployed.

    Today, Yousef is serving as the new interim superintendent of the largest school district in Oregon. How did a boy living in poverty in a remote town in Jordan wind up here?

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  • Board hears update on superintendent search

    The new PPS Board of Education held its first regular meeting Tuesday to discuss the search for a permanent superintendent and hear from a community group about the future of Tubman Middle School.

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