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  • March 2018

    Dear Hayhurst Community,

    Happy first day of Spring! The year is certainly flying by and I have been busy working on staffing for next year. The district allots us a certain amount of a staffing amount, and lays the ground work for what is required in the district as an elementary school. Numbers are based on school size, free and reduced lunch percentage, and a variety of other factors. It is my job to take what I am given and make it work in the equation that is presented for our school.

    I am listing what will be next years staffing at this point, things can change if enrollment changes or district funding is different. For the moment here is what next year will look like…….

    k-Mrs. Heller
    k-Mrs. Kowalski
    k-Ms. Williams
    1st-Mrs. Bunnell
    1st-Ms. Quinton
    2nd-Mrs. Anderson
    2nd-Mrs. Eichman
    2nd-Ms. Escovedo
    3rd. Mrs. Aalto
    3rd-Mrs. Morgan
    3rd- New Hire
    4th-Mrs. Easton
    5th-Mrs. Lane (the current class will loop with Mrs. Lane to 5th grade)
    Mrs. Kim, is taking a leave for a year to be a mom. Due to enrollment (current class size of our kindergartens) we lost a first grade classroom, but grew at the 3rd grade.

    I will continue to be the principal at Hayhurst/Odyssey.
    Mrs. Lee the Principal Secretary.
    Mr. Winkler will be full time PE teacher at Hayhurst.
    Mrs. Davidson will be a full time counselor.
    We will continue to share Mrs. Crawford and Fran Barth with Odyssey.
    Ms. Jones will be in the library.
    Learning center will have Mr. Engeldorf and Mrs. Goetz, and I will be hiring another half time teacher which we will share with Odyssey.
    Self contained teachers Mr. Kamery and Ms. Shoemaker will continue at Hayhurst.

    Unfortunately, due to our building size we will lose Mrs. Schlegel as the assistant principal. (Elementary schools greater than 550 are assigned an Assistant Principal, we are at 375 students at Hayhurst) Mrs. Schlegel will miss being at Hayhurst, and we will miss her! She is headed off for some new adventures in the educational world.

    Unfortunately, I also had to un-assign Jessica Chorlton who has been doing reading support in grades k-2. We will need to figure out some ways to continue giving reading support to those that need it.

    Class lists will not be made until later in the Spring, and we will continue our tradition of a “move up day” near the end of the year, where students get to meet next year’s teacher and see who is in their classroom.

    Have a great Spring vacation! Play! Then get ready for the last bit of the 2017-2018 school year!

    Cheers to Spring!!

    Deanne Froehlich
    Principal Hayhurst/Odyssey

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  • Message on April 20 student walkouts

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    Dear PPS Community,

    Please know that in collaboration with school administrators, district leadership actively monitored the hundreds of mostly middle and high school students who walked out of our schools today as part of a national demonstration against violence in schools. I am pleased to say that, by all reports, this was a peaceful and respectful event with no serious incidents. While these actions were not district-sponsored activity, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all who helped keep students safe, starting with the students themselves who remained organized, calm and intentional throughout. Others who helped include Portland police, PPS security, and other PPS staff. Thank you all.

  • 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.

  • 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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