Welcome to a new school year at Metropolitan Learning Center! The word cloud on to the right was created using words from our mission and grade-level statements. You will notice the three words that are largest are: community, students, and learning. I am thrilled to be a part of this community where students and learning are at the center and community is valued.
Whether you are new to MLC or a returning family, we are happy that you are a part of our MLC community. You have made a great choice for your child’s education. MLC consists of a dedicated and collegial staff who will care for your children and support them in learning with an experiential influence that fosters creativity, rigor, and meets the learning needs of every student. Our school character traits of respect, courage, compassion, integrity, and self-discipline are driving principles and are embedded in the instruction and expectations we have for all students, staff, and families. Our entire learning community works together to create an inclusive and equitable environment where children develop curiosity, skills, knowledge, and courage. Our school community and students are taught to critically examine dominant cultural norms, seek multiple perspectives and counter stories, and our staff is committed to culturally responsive teaching practices to meet the diverse needs of all students.
We believe families play a critical role in the success of our students, and as a parent/guardian, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. You know your child better than anyone else and we invite you to work in partnership with your child’s teachers since you have rich insight into your child’s needs, talents, and interests. Please feel free to share any information that you believe will help us guide your child’s success. Additionally, teachers provide a unique perspective on your child. They will see your child as a member of the classroom community and watch as they interact with peers, face the challenge of new learning, respond to setbacks, ask questions, and solve problems. Parent and teacher perspectives, working in partnership, are critical to ensuring that your child’s experience at MLC is robust, exciting and rewarding.
Please feel free to call me at (503) 916-5737 if you have any questions about our program, procedures, or school policies. As a loving community, we hope to problem solve together when needed. I look forward to a wonderful year of learning and working collectively with all of you!
Alexa Pearson, Principal
Two teachers wanted to find a way to celebrate the filmmaking accomplishments of their students. That was the genesis of the first Best of PPS Film Festival that will be held Sunday starting at 4 p.m. at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd.).
This past Saturday a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the opening of the newly modernized Grant High School. Grant was completed after a two-year construction period and is the last project from the landmark 2012 School Improvement Bond.
The health of students is one of the biggest priorities for Portland Public Schools, and thanks to partnerships with health organizations, all of our students have access to free medical services.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 7x12 TAG Parent Info Mtg
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 7x12 Curriculum Night
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTSA Mtg. MLC
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
2:00 PM 6th Grade Outdoor School
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Fall Info. Night
10:30 AM - 12:10 PM German Students Visit H.S.
3:00 PM Outdoor School Ends