Harrison Park School

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Levels: K-8

2225 SE 87th AvePortland, OR 97216Ph (503) 916-5700Fx (503) 916-2610

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    End of the Year Newsletter
     
    Dear Families,
    As we reach the end of the school year, we say goodbye to our 8th graders moving on to high school and the big world beyond Harrison Park...(Read more) BULLDOG COURIER
     
     May 31st, 2017
     
    Dear Families,
    The next three weeks will be a whirlwind of activities as we wind up the school year. Tonight we will recgonize our Presidential Scholars, students in grades 5-8 who have earned Presidential Academic awards (listed on the next page). Our counselors, Ms. Freeman and Ms. Guitron, have organized a Career Fair for students which takes place tomorrow...(Read more) BULLDOG COURIER
     
    May, 2017
     
    Dear Families,
    We are a little over halfway through our testing schedule. Students in grades 3-8 take state tests each spring in ELA (English Language Arts) and Math. We have completed the ELA tests and begin work on Math tests this week...(Read more) BULLDOG COURIER 
     
    April, 2017
     
    Dear Families,
    I hope that you had a great Spring Break. I think it was much-needed after the wild winter we had. Now that we are back to school, it is time to buckle down and make the most of the time remaining... (Read more) BULLDOG COURIER
     
     February 2017
     
    Dear Families,
    We finally seem to be settling into a more normal pattern without the disruption of snow days. We even had five consecutive days of school last week. Let’s hope that we can continue without any more snow closures. We have a lot of work to do before Spring Break... (Read more)  BULLDOG COURIER
     
    January 2017
     
    Dear Families,
       
    It has been wild time with the weather and the unusually large number of snow days. It has wreaked havoc with our schedule and I’m know it has been a challenge for you as well. I am hopeful that we will be spared any additional snow days this year... (Read more) BULLDOG COURIER 
     
    November, 2016
     
    Dear Families,
     
    It has been far too long between newsletters. I apologize for that. November, with conferences and short weeks, flew by far too quickly. We are back to full weeks, with fifteen school days until Winter Break. We want to make the most of those days... (Read more) BULLDOG COURIER
     
    September 2016
     
    Dear Families,
     
    We are off to a great start with the new school year. We are working to make the two dismissal times to work and it has worked relatively well. Younger students who must wait to walk with older siblings are being sent to the library. Bus riders in grades K-5 are being sent to wait in the cafeteria... (Read more) HP BULLDOG COURIER 
     
    August 2016 
     
    Dear Families,
     
    Our summer is rapidly drawing to a close and the start of school is just around the corner.We are starting the year earlier than usual, with the first day for students on Monday, August 29 (note that Kindergarten students will begin on Thursday,September 1)... (Read more)  HP BULLDOG COURIER 

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  • Summer Scholars: Hard Duty, High Reward

    Check your common perceptions of summer school at the door.  Because at Benson High School, the site of PPS’s Summer Scholars program, the sheer numbers, structure and atmosphere is not what you’d expect.
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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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