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November 9, 2017
Thanks to all of you who made it to conferences. We had great attendance this year which shows the support our students are getting for their schooling. This is awesome. I hope you were able to get a clear picture of your child(ren)’s academic progress and what you can do at home to support their learning. If you continue to have questions about your child(ren)’s learning, please do not hesitate to reach out to the teacher or me. There is no school on November 22, 2017 as it is a comp day for staff for working evening conferences.
Thank you to Jennifer Ingraham for overseeing the Scholastic Book Fair and to all of the parent volunteers who helped out. Thank you to Diana Dienger for your help with the cookie dough fundraiser and Clarissa Kearns for your help with the costume fundraiser. YOU ROCK!
Our next IB Assembly/Family Group Activity will be on November 21. More details to come soon from Mrs. Gervais and me.
Thanks so much!
Have a great weekend!
All the best!
Announcing Skyline’s new principal BG Aguirre
Dear Skyline School Community, It is with great pleasure that I announce BG Aguirre as the new principal for Skyline School. BG is currently the principal at St. Helens High School, a position she has held since 2013. She served as assistant principal for five years prior to taking over as principal.
BG earned her Bachelor’s degree in sociology and Spanish from Oregon State University, her Masters of Arts in teaching from Concordia University and her administrator license from Portland State University. Following her graduation from Concordia, BG worked as an elementary school teacher in the Beaverton School District, first at Vose Elementary for five years, then Kinnaman Elementary for three years. She spent a year in the Lincoln County School District in Newport, before moving to the St. Helens School District to serve as assistant principal and principal for St. Helens High School in 2008.
BG has proven herself to be an effective school leader and is looking forward to leading Skyline for years to come. She has received International Baccalaureate MYP Level 1 training and IB Administration Level 2 training. BG is also well-versed in successfully running an AVID school. While at St. Helens, BG was an AVID district director, an AVID principal, attended multiple AVID strand trainings and successfully implemented AVID school-wide.
Throughout her time in both the St. Helens and Beaverton School Districts, BG has gone above and beyond her stated duties to ensure that her community thrives. She is a fluent Spanish speaker and is an advocate for all students. She has had great success writing grants and securing funding for intervention programs, professional development and students in need. She deeply values collaboration between teachers, families and administrative staff to ensure the success of the school.
BG is a dedicated wife and mom of three children ages 3, 5 and 7. In her free time, she loves watching her children participate in extra-curricular activities and spending time as a family. BG enjoys reading, playing golf and is an avid runner. BG tells me she is absolutely overjoyed to be back in elementary and to have the opportunity to work in her community. Please join me in congratulating BG in her new assignment as the principal for Skyline School!
Portland Public Schools will move forward with plans to open two middle schools in 2018-19.
The PPS Board of Education on Tuesday passed Resolution 5534, by a 7-0 vote, directing Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero to establish Roseway Heights and Harriet Tubman as middle schools, with students in grades 6-8. The board also directed that eight schools be converted into elementary schools with students from kindergarten to fifth grade.
Alex Slenning became the first runner from Wilson High School to win a state cross country title after he outran the 140-runner field in the Class 6A boys championship in Eugene on Saturday.
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Site Council