Back to School Night is moving from September 5th to September 18th. We have heard from numerous families that holding this event later in September would be beneficial. We are sorry for any inconveniences that this change causes. Back to School Night will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on September 18th. Besides an opportunity to meet teachers and staff we are also going to have community partner representatives on hand. More details will be coming soon.
Yesterday was our teacher's first day back and we are gearing up for the new school year with a lot of new and exciting changes. Here are a few reminders and updates.
Dear Roseway Heights Community,
It is with mixed emotions that I am writing to inform the community of my transition to the role of Area Senior Director. It has been an honor to work with this community over the past two years as we worked together to envision and create Roseway Heights Middle School. While there is still a lot of work ahead of us, I am proud of the accomplishments of our combined community as we built the foundation for this amazing school.
Fortunately, my new position will allow me to continue supporting Roseway Heights, as well as three of our feeder schools: Jason Lee, Rose City Park, and Vestal. I will be responsible for directly supporting administrators at these sites in order to ensure the work our community started last year continues to blossom. I am excited this new opportunity will allow me to continue to have contact with the students, staff, and family members I think of as extended family.
The process for selecting a new principal will begin immediately. The first step will be a community meeting. Staff, parents, and the community are invited to meet with district leaders who want to hear about the characteristics and challenges that make Roseway Heights unique. They will also be prepared to explain the full hiring process in more detail and to gather input on the desired characteristics of the new principal.
The Roseway Heights community meeting is scheduled for:
Thursday, July 25th in the Roseway Heights Middle School Library from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
The information from the input session is used throughout the process and will be shared with the selected candidate to provide them a sense of the community’s priorities and values. If you are unable to attend, you will still be able to provide feedback through a survey that I will be sending out through School Messenger following the meeting.
I thank everyone for their support and look forward to continuing to support the community in my new role.
Kathleen Ellwood, Ed.D
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.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTA General Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Back to School Night
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM 8th Grade Flex Friday