Metropolitan Learning Center

K x 12 Student-Centered Education

2033 NW Glisan St.Portland, OR 97209Ph (503) 916-5737Fx (503) 916-2658

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  • 7x12 Back-To-School Conferences and Retro/Metro Lists

    Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! At MLC,

    We strive to develop strong connections with our students and their families. One way we accomplish this is by setting up individual conferences with students and families prior to the school year starting. Each student is in a retro class (similar to an advisory) during their school years at MLC, and our conferences will be with the student’s retro teacher. Our goal is to establish an open parent, teacher, and student relationship from the outset and to help students start off the year with confidence.

    During these 15-minute conferences, we will review your student’s schedule for the upcoming year. Although the conference is relatively short, we also welcome questions and information from you that will help us support students in their academic journey. Our expectation is that every student will be attending a conference on either Wednesday, August 30 or Thursday, August 31 with a parent/guardian.

    Our middle school ERC teacher, Liz Dwan, is available to attend some conferences.Please send her an email invitation at, letting her know your retro teacher and the time of your conference.

    Our high school ERC teacher, Sharon Forrest, will schedule conferences with her metro students on Wednesday only. If your child is in a different metro but you would like Sharon to attend your conference, please schedule it for Thursday and send her email invitation at

    Friday, September 1st will be the start date for all high school and middle school students. Each teacher has an online sign up available for students in their metro/retro. Please sign up for your conference using the link below: MLC is using to make sign ups as convenient as possible. Please enter the following web address into your browser window

    HS Metro List


    If you have any questions or need help signing up for a conference, please contact our school secretaries Marie Petrasy or Kathleen Frutiger in our main office at 503-916-5737.

    High School Teacher Rooms

    Christopher Snyderbrown Rm 303
    Sharon Forrest Rm 202
    Tom Schnebeck Rm 302
    Alan Burnce Rm 204
    Elizabeth Buelow Rm 300
    Karen Khalsa Rm 106


    Middle School Teacher Rooms

    Dana Absgarten Rm 304
    Kelly Sorg Rm 307
    Erewyn Remington Rm 308
    Andy Lipson Rm 311


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District News

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  • Free school meals: Get your application in by October 11

    All students who were receiving free or reduced-price meal benefits at the end of last year must complete a NEW meal application for the 2017-18 school year. Students who have not submitted a new application will be required to pay full price starting Thursday, October 12th.

    Applications are available at your school office, cafeteria and online at

    If your child attends a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school, you do NOT need to submit a free or reduced-price meal application. All students at CEP schools do not pay for school meals. The CEP schools are: Alliance @ Meek, Boise Eliot/Humboldt, Cesar Chavez, George MS, Harrison Park, King, Lent, Pioneer @ Youngson, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton and Woodmere.

  • PPS Board names Guadalupe Guerrero as next superintendent

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    The Portland School Board on Friday unanimously voted to hire Guadalupe Guerrero to lead Portland Public Schools as its next superintendent.

    Guerrero, now a deputy superintendent in San Francisco Unified School District, has dedicated himself to ensuring that all students – especially those traditionally underserved – have access to a well-rounded education that sparks learning and success in school.

  • PPS Pulse, August 15, 2017

    Welcome to our weekly newsletter PPS Pulse. The current issue has great information on how PPS is preparing for back to school, introductions to our new board members and exciting news about our next superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero.
  • Meet your new PPS Board members

    Three new members joined the PPS Board after the May 16 election, bringing a wealth of experience, activism and passion to the job. Julia Brim-Edwards, Scott Bailey and Rita Moore were inaugurated last month and will serve the PPS community for at least the next four years. Brim-Edwards was elected chair. Moore was elected co-vice chair along with Julie Esparza Brown.

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