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Sellwood School
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  • 2017-2018 School Supply List

    Sellwood Middle School Supply List:  2017-2018

    Required for all:

    Every student in every grade level must have a binder with the following items every day:

    Zipper pouch to store supplies, two pens, two pencils, one highlighter, college ruled loose-leaf paper, and 5–6 colored tab subject dividers to separate classes, graph spiral notebook* (for math).

    Every student will also be receiving a spiral bound planner in their Back to School packet. 

    We are asking all students and staff to use these planners so that we can have a unified organizational tool that is consistent for every classroom.

    Recommended for all:

    We strongly recommend you also keep the following supplies in your binder (many teachers require the items on this list--please see below):

    Glue stick, tape, big eraser, scissors, small pencil sharpener, ruler, and a small set of colored pencils or pens.

    Required if you have the following teachers**:

    Cusack: scissors, glue stick, colored pencils, 100 sheet college ruled composition book, highlighter, 1 package of 3x5 note cards, and 5 subject dividers for block class

    Hall-Ramirez:  composition book

    Kriska:  scotch tape, scissors, glue stick, colored pencils, 100 sheet college ruled composition book, 150 3x5 unlined notecards, 5 pocket dividers for Block class, fine tip black sharpie

    Kluss: two spiral notebooks, plus pink, blue, and yellow highlighters

    Lossner: three separate spiral notebooks, three different colored highlighters, skinny Sharpie, fat Sharpie

    McCulloch: two composition books

    Reisman: colored pen (other than black)

    Souther: two composition books

    Stevens: two composition books, one package 3x5 note cards, box of good pencils

    * Please purchase 2-3 graph paper notebooks (¼ inch grid). They are difficult to find later in the year.

  • 2015-2016 Statewide Testing

    Please follow this link for information regarding Smarter Balanced testing.

Principal's
Message

  • Dear Parents and Students,

    Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! I am very excited to be your principal, working with a wonderfully dedicated staff and an extremely supportive community. Our staff is one of the best in the District, and we are all committed to assisting every student reach their full potential within a supportive learning environment.

    Doors open for the school day at 9:05 and the tardy bell is 9:15. Being on time is crucial to your child’s success. We take tardiness very seriously and will be working hard to get all students to school on time. Your help is greatly appreciated and expected.      

    We are so excited to get to know you and look forward to many years together. Please contact us if you have any questions.

    Sincerely,

    Brian Anderson, Principal                                  Marylyn John, Assistant Principal

District News

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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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