Hosford Middle School

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  • Be a Summer Library Volunteer!


    Love books? Like people? In 6th grade or above? Then you can apply to be a Summer Reading Program Volunteer at Multnomah County Library over the summer. Volunteers usually work a 2 hour shift once a week. For more information and the online application, click here. Online applications are processed faster than paper ones—and slots fill up quickly by mid-May! You can also see your friendly library team at the Hosford Library for more info.
  • Congrats to Amy Liu!

    Congratulations to Principal's Secretary Amy Liu, who was recognized by the Portland School Board on Tuesday for her excellence as a classified employee. Amy was one of ten employees recognized out of 330 nominations received. We appreciate her!
  • 2017 State Of The School

    If you missed Principal Westphal's "State Of The School" presentation at the February PTSA meeting, click here to view it.
  • 6th Grade Info Night 2017

  • Principal's Message 2-5-17

    Dear Families,
     
    As the end of the grading period (quarter and semester) is upcoming, we want to make sure you are clear on Hosford grading practices and effort comments. Please see our Hosford Grading Practices page here: https://www.pps.net/domain/3650 for info about the proficiency matrix and A-F conversion (happening twice yearly at semester).
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  • Lida and Moli School Visit

  • Principal's Message January 15, 2017

    Dear Hosford Families:

    What a week! Hope you were able to spend some extra time with family enjoying the winter wonderland.

    On Monday, we celebrate Dr. King's birthday.
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  • Volunteers needed!

    We need 10 parent volunteers per day for the following event! Email Amy Lui at alui@pps.net if you can volunteer--all volunteers will ride the bus with the students. Thank you!

    Date: March 7-9, (same location for all 3days)
    · Time: 9am- 1:30pm

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  • Google Roadshow and Governor Brown's visit

    Our Google Safety Online Roadshow assembly with Governor Kate Brown was featured on KOIN News! Check it out here. Here are photos from the assembly! Thanks, Google and Governor Brown!
  • Hosford Grading Matrix

    Dear Hosford Families -

    I promised to update you on Hosford's implementation of A-F grading conversion once we had been able to finalize approvals with the district. I'm pleased to say that we have been able to get changes in place that will better reflect the full range of student progress and skill, and address concerns families have shared.

    Moving forward, A-F grade conversion will only take place two times/year: at the end of Quarter Two, and at the end of Quarter Four. All grades from Q1-2 will be reflected in the A-F grade at semester one, and all grades from Q3-4 will be reflected in the semester two grade. We have also been able to obtain an adjusted grading matrix for what constitutes a mark of Highly Proficient, Proficient, Close to Proficient, or Developing Proficiency.
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  • Principal's Message 11/14

    Thursday's advisory focused on defining and discussing race, racial prejudice, and racism, and then practicing phrases a person can use to respond to racist or discriminatory language if they hear it.

    I am attaching the definitions we used, and to which we will be referring back, as well as the "Speak Up" tool we provided students (in bookmark form) and practiced using.
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  • Principal's Message 11/21

    11/21/16

    Dear Hosford Families,

    Last week, I wrote you about Hosford's commitment to welcome and support all of our students and families, and to stand against racism, sexism, xenophobia, and religious intolerance.

    As promised, this week in extended advisory on Thursday, we began talking about race and racism with students, in order to help build an understanding from which we can strengthen our school community. This is, clearly, a deep subject, and this first lesson was just an initial one. We will eventually also be addressing the other issues (sexism, xenophobia, religious intolerance) in contrast to our school values. We know that, at this age, students may struggle to process messages they receive in the media or from peers, and we want to give them tools to think critically, to respond positively, and to speak up if they encounter an unjust situation.

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  • Hosford Mission Statement

    Hosford Mission Statement

Principal's List and Honor Roll

  • On Thursday, February 16, we are celebrating our 2nd quarter Principal's List and Honor Roll students at an assembly at 2:42 pm. Parents are welcome to join us! Students on the Principal's List received at least 5 "consistently manages responsibilities" comments on their report card, and students on the Honor Roll received at least 4 "consistently manages responsibilities" comments. Congratulations to the following students for their hard work!

    Principal's List

    8th Grade: Liam A., Josiah B., Alison B., Josiah C., Annie C., Elowyn C., Teagan F., Andrew F.-S., August G., Caleb G., Roman H.-N., Charles H., Sylvie J., Jin J., Emma K., Juna K., Jennifer K., Avery K., Victoria L., Luke L., Ruby L., Julian L., Lucy L., Skyler L., Rosa M., Pel M.-B., Karla M.-R., Cole M., Noah M., Joel M., Sarah-Joy N., Lacy P., Avril Anne R., Joy R., Ellie R., Lucas S.-H., Catherine S., Karissa S., Miradi T., Antonio T.D.S., Lena T., Angela T., Olivia W., Sarah W., Jane W., Aniya W., Sarah W., Cameron Y.

    7th Grade: Jack A., Beatrice A., Henry A., Gretta B., Finn B., Stella B., Madeline B., Niko C., Case C., Hui Shan C., Elsa C., Grace C., Eleanor C., Payton D., Jago D., Kamalei D., Hannah D., Lizabel D., Emma D., Grace E., Alexandra F., Flannery G., Simone G., Piper H., David H., Eamon H., Liam H., Cody H., Ellie H., Victor H., Bailey J., Rachel K., Julia K., Auden K., Aria L., Sean L., Nadia L., Vela L., Celia L., Ada L., Naomi L., Kyra L., Heinrich M., Raymond M., Naw Say M., Lincoln M., Lirit M., Owen M., Wah Ri M., Thomas O., Audrey O., Ellery O., Priyank P., Ravit P., Sabitra P., Elizabeth P., Penny R., Friday R.-B., Flannery R., Zoe R., Mia R., Randy R., Sean R.-F., Aidan S., Jacob S., Pearl S., Aidan S., Anika S., Ian S., Anthony S., Skeet S., Daniel S., Sydney T., Calvin T., Eric T., Frances V., Keenan W., Aung W., Jackson W., Cyd W., Nora W., Samantha W., Zoe Y., Kiley Y.

    6th Grade: Ryan A., Griffin B., Margaret B.-H., Tian C.-R., Gillian C., Danny D., Emily D., Violet D., Tuesday D., Liana D., Lillian E., Caleb F., Tallulah G., Alyssa G., Evelyn G., Zeqiel G., Darby G., Delia G., Stella G., Amelia h., John H., Finian H., Dang H., Jazmine H., Chloe H., Eleanor H., Sophie J.-P., Jiayan J., Julie K., Danielle K., Nina K., Murenda K., Tyler K., Peter K., Amaya K., Catalina K., Matthew L., Mason L., Rita L., Lily M., Giovanni M., Estelle M., Kalysta N., Mickayla N., Tibor N., James O., Finbarr O., Mattias O., Riley P., Violet P., Jenna P., Emily P., Echo R., Johanna R. W., Devin R., Freya R., Hazel S., Sergio S., Aliyah S., Charlotte S., Callum S., Joshua S., Isabel S., Tucker S., Asher T., Eric T., Lila W., Say Doh W., Elliot W., Chloe W., Piper W., Gabriella W., Jackson Y.-M. 

    Honor Roll

    8th Grade: Ramona B., Seth B., Livia C., Oskar C., Jarod C.-O., Samuel C., Veronica C.-G., Lillian C., Jason C., Holly D., Kaci D., Riley D., Mattea F., Dana F., Tanya H., Hannah H., Dylan H., June J., Graham J., Katelynn J., Lily J., Tuesday J., Vincent L., Hsah M., Amanda M., Ellen O., Olivia P., Lila P., Isaac P., Claire P., Olivia R., Ian S., Matthew S., Tashi S., Sadie S., Alysha S., Jaxson T., Colin T., Teresa W., Matthew Y.

    7th Grade: Carter A., Luke B., Lilah B., Charlotte B., Savannah B., Lydia B., Ella B., Logan B., Alena B., Claire B., Jamariana B., Anli D., Aeden E., Amiel E., Liem F., Hattie H., Collin H., Kamrin H., Hui Zhi H., Thomas H., Elijah K., Hyun-Chan L., Aria L.-V., Ellie M., Cregan M., Aria L.-V., Ellie M., Cregan M., Victoria M., Diego M., Shea O., Aidan P., Beatrix P., Matilda P., Dyllon P.-V., Jordan P., Rowan R., Abigail R., Alice S., Quinn S., Kelsey S., Gunnar S., Conor S., Anna S., Robert S., Ingrid S., Silas T., Amy V., Samuel W., Meagan W., Alexander W.

    6th Grade: Ivy B., Michael B., Audrey B., Aisha C., Jun C., Nicole C. F., Remy C.-W., Linus C.-S., Madeline D., Isaac E., Jackson E., Jeremy F., Kailee G.-B., Ava G., Grace G., Lucille H., Amy H., Zidane I., Hilary L.-P., Tessa M., Franklin M., Keon M., Eliza M., Aidan O., Helen P.-H., Sadie R.-M., Sean S., Mya S., Zinnia S., Audrey S., Kelsi T., Phuong V., Sela W., Dashiell Y.

     

Community
Survey

  • Dear Hosford Community and Families,

    We want to know the values that are important to you and that you want to see reflected in our school’s expectations of students. Our goal is to develop 3-5 values with input from students, staff, community members, and families.

    The team wants to understand what’s important to each member of our school community.

    Please share the three (3) values you believe are most important in this survey. It is our goal to have your voice reflected in the development of Hosford’s revised School-Wide Student Expectations.

    Thank you for sharing your opinion.

    Hosford’s School Climate Team

District News

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  • End-of-Year Student Award Ceremonies

    At the end of every school year, the School-family Partnership program sponsors Student Recognition Award ceremonies for successful students across the district. These award ceremonies are essential to honor and reward students whose achievements represent the best of PPS, and to inspire their fellow students in the coming school year. We’re excited to celebrate these students and are looking forward to sharing their stories with you.

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  • Benson Tech rocked the SkillsUSA State Competition

     Benson Tech team at the SkillsUSA State Competition, April 2017
    During the SkillsUSA State Competition, this April 20-21, the Benson team landed a bucket full of medals!  All gold medalists qualify for the National Skills USA conference in Louisville, Kentucky June 19th - 23rd.

    Please congratulate all who participated.  They all were fantastic and made Benson Tech proud!

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  • Important budget message from the Superintendent

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    Hello PPS families and staff,

    On April 4 I presented my proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year to our School Board. I want to make sure you know what our spending priorities are, and what they will mean for you and your PPS student or students.

    This is a budget of difficult choices. We made extra cuts to central administration to prioritize direct services for students, but we still must make some painful cuts to our schools. Although the cuts will affect each school differently, they will be noticeable. This proposed budget is the first step in a long process, and we will be seeking your input and engagement as we manage this difficult fiscal climate.

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  • PPS budget: We want to hear from you

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    CORRECTION: 2nd budget listening session is Tuesday, April 25

    Budget overview
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    We want to hear from you about the 2017-18 budget for PPS! The Portland School Board has scheduled three listening sessions to take your comments on how we should allocate our dollars in the coming year.

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