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  • Sellwood Student Charlie Abrams - Two Portland students being recognized for their efforts to address climate change

    Two Portland middle schoolers are fighting to address climate change. It's a fight to educate local students and lawmakers that's now being recognized around the world.

    "We're the ones affected the most by climate change," said Jeremy Clark. "We have to do something."

    Eighth graders Jeremy Clark and Charlie Abrams began their mission after Clark saw a cover of National Geographic Magazine.

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  • Screenagers- Movie

    Sellwood Gym

    March 15th 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Admision:  $5.00 per adult  / Children FREE


     
    The PTA is  thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.

    Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.

    SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.

     
  • 10 Oregon Middle Schools That Excel at Math

    Test scores for every Oregon public school came out last week, and the results show which middle schools are getting the most students to master math.
  • 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.

Principal's
Message

  • Dear Sellwood Parents and Students,

    It is with great joy that we welcome you to the 2017-18 schoolyear!  I am very excited to be your principal and to be working with such an incredibly gifted staff and equally supportive community. Our staff is one of the best to be found in the entire District, and we share the same vision of committing ourselves to ensure that each Sellwood student reach their full potential.

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

     We look forward to getting to know you and we are excited with you as we begin the new schoolyear together. Please contact us if you have any questions.

     Respectfully yours,

    Karl Newsome, Principal                          Marylyn John, Assistant Principal

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