• Race Matters- in our society and in our school. Courageous Conversation is a series of workshops dthat will provide a framework for us to develop shared strategies to address disparities at MLK Jr. School through safe, authentic, and effective interracial dialogue.

     

    Dates:

    April 11th, April 12th, April 19th, April 26th, May 3rd, May 10th

     

    Time: Dinner and childcare (free) begin at 5:30

               Discussion 6-8 pm

     

    Location: MLK Jr. School Library

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  • Carson Ellis & Martin Luther King Jr. Student Book Collaboration

    Introduction to Galactic Alienology is a collaborative project by artist Carson Ellis and her son, Hank Meloy.

    The work was produced through a process of having Hank describe a set of imagined space aliens and Carson then illustrating them. This catalog was created as an accompaniment to an exhibition of 
    that work at King School Museum of Contemporary Art (KSMoCA). The exhibit at KSMoCA included 
    the original illustrations created by Carson and Hank, 
    as well as drawings and texts from a workshop with MLK Jr. students led by Carson and assisted by Portland State University students. As part of the workshop Ms. Johnson's 5th Grade class and Ms. Kahn's 2nd/3rd blend class re-enacted Carson and Hank's description/drawing collaborative process 
    to produce their own set of imagined alien illustrations.
     
    Below is a link you may use to go and purchase your own copy of this book:
     
    Introduction to Galactic Alienology 
  • Welcome to MLK Jr.'s New Website!

    Check out these information links to find out what is happening at MLK Jr. and around the district!


Principal's
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  • Welcome to Martin Luther King Jr. School!  We are a school with a strong history and a bright future.  Our PK-8th grade students represent the future of this great city and we are proud to have many local partners supporting us.  As an International Baccalaureate authorized school, we seek to provide inquiry based, thematic learning for our students.  Integrated arts is also at the heart of our work. These experiences serve to bring the content alive!  Please visit the Integrated Arts page for more information about our partners.  Finally, we are a Mandarin Immersion school, providing Mandarin language instruction in a 50/50 model.  We art partnered with the Albina Head Start program where many of our students receive Mandarin instruction during their Pre-K experience.

     

    Our Mission:

    Martin Luther King, Jr. School believes in the unlimited potential of everyone in our diverse community.  We believe that a caring well-balanced student will be motivated to become a global citizen who is inspired to take action.

     

    Warmly,

     

    Jill Sage

    Principal

     

     

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  • Students honored at the 6th annual ¡Sí Se Puede! event

    ¡Sí Se Puede! or Yes, we can! is an opportunity for students to celebrate and inspire one another, build relationships outside their schools and share the rich diversity of their talents and experiences with the greater Portland community.
  • Superintendent recruitment update: Candidate recommendations requested, potential interviews to be scheduled

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    Dear PPS staff and families,

    Summer has started, but we want to let you know that the PPS Task Force on the Superintendent Recruitment is continuing to meet on a regular basis and work is happening daily to advance our efforts to find and recruit our next superintendent. We have a final position description and are still actively recruiting candidates.  We appreciate the feedback and candidate recommendations we have received from the community to date.  Below are highlights of our last meeting. We will keep you informed as we go forward. Thank you.

    Julia Brim-Edwards, Chair, Superintendent Recruitment Task Force

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  • PPS celebrates SEI and Oregon Seal of Bi-Literacy

    SEI and Oregon Seal of Bi-Literacy awardees were honored at the June 13 Board meeting. PPS celebrated 13 years of partnership with Self Enhancement Inc. (SEI) Academy. Libra Forde, SEI Chief Operating Officer, Timothy Rodgers, SEI Academy Principal, and Linda Harris, 2006-2010 SEI principal, were presented with plaques honoring this partnership. SEI Academy was named a model school by the Oregon Department of Education in 2013 and 2014.
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  • Summer facilities work update

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    Dear PPS Families,

    Over the summer, crews will be working in schools throughout the district to address health and safety issues, using funds from the bond that voters approved in May. At the same time, planning is under way for bigger projects to rebuild three high schools and a middle school. We wanted to give you an update on what is coming up. 

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