Dear PPS Community,
It is with a sense of optimism and encouragement that I am sharing with you news about something I believe will have a lasting impact on the future of our school system and our ability to better serve our students. The Oregon Legislature has approved, and Gov. Kate Brown has signed, the Student Success Act, an investment package projected to provide public schools throughout the state with approximately $1 billion a year in additional funding.
Two teachers at Franklin High School have won significant awards for their service to students. Mercedes Munoz won an Oregon Regional Teacher of the Year Award, and Anne McHugh won a Presidential Innovation Award for the Pacific Northwest from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Over the last year there has been a groundswell of activity around improving student health and wellness in Portland Public Schools. Aided by partnerships that have resulted in PPS receiving three grants totaling about $3 million, the district’s Health Education and Student Support Services teams have been able to bring innovative programming and new staff to PPS’s health education efforts.
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Spring Music Assembly
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Spring Music Concert
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM In-class notebook clean out & book return
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM Textbooks returned due date
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM SUN PM Classes End Spring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM SUN Open Mic Coffeehouse
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM TAG Field Trip: Portland Downtown Underground Tour
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM Dig In: Neighborhood Newsletter
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM 8th Grade Promotion Practice
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8th Grade Promotion
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM 8th Grade Dance after Promotion