Hello Vernon Community,
Vernon is a diverse and vibrant neighborhood school with an international focus. Because Vernon is home to diverse, creative, and supportive community, it lends itself like no other to the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Our diverse population and the IB framework help to create a uniquely rich school culture.
Vernon is an authorized International Baccalaureate/Primary Years Program (IB/PYP grades K-5) and International Baccalaureate/Middle Years Program (IB/MYP grades 6-8). Our teachers have completed extensive IB training that helps them hone their skills in the latest instructional practices, assessment and child development in order to bring your child an educational experience that is world-renowned. We know that IB offers tremendous advantages for students, helping them to become internationally minded students who can be successful at any level.
Our use of the IB framework allows us to provide a well-rounded program that incorporates the PPS curriculum with a focus on conceptual learning and our connectedness to a global society. In kindergarten through eighth grade, students explore world language. In addition, our curriculum builds on district and state standards delivered through internationally developed, research-supported educational practices. Inquiry is a primary vehicle for learning, and is used to integrate higher order thinking, questioning, and application of content knowledge through interdisciplinary learning. Students participate in authentic projects that promote responsible citizenship, applying content knowledge through community action. Developing students as learners is fundamental to IB, and our use of Learner Profile as well as IB Attitudes and Outcomes help us strive to be the best we can be. Students regularly assess and reflect on their mastery of becoming a thoughtful learner.
Finally, parents are actively involved at Vernon. Volunteers are welcome in classrooms, helping to extend and enrich the curriculum. Programs offered through our SUN after school program provide additional academic and enrichment opportunities to hundreds of students each year. We invite families to join us for these wonderful opportunities as part of our learning community. As the Principal at Vernon, I hear everyone from staff to families talk about the positive atmosphere here. They describe Vernon as a place that just feels good to be, where the environment is deeply caring. Vernon's quality staff, dedicated to academic achievement for all, makes Vernon a great place to learn for over 460 students.
Come grow with us,
Hello everyone, I hope that you are all staying positive and in good health.
I wanted to send a quick message to our students, families, and to our entire dedicated PPS team, to give you an update on what we’ve been up to since Governor Kate Brown announced schools would be closed across the state of Oregon.
Dear PPS families,
Any PPS high school student that is in need of a device can now go to any of the nine distribution sites this Thursday or Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to receive a chromebook. Even if you did not already fill out a device loan survey, you may still pick up a device at:
Dear PPS Families and Staff,
Monday night, the Oregon Department of Education released significant new guidance, expanding “supplemental learning” to encompass “distance learning for all.”
Dear Families of PPS High School Seniors,
This is an unprecedented time in our community, with the COVID-19 public health situation causing us all to significantly alter our day-to-day lives. We know that these changes and the disruption to our school schedule has caused confusion, stress and anxiety for students and families across the school district. For high school seniors, who should be enjoying the final weeks of their PPS careers, this is a time of particular uncertainty.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM SUN Spring Classes Begin
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM 3rd grade field trip
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hearing Screening #2
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Garden Work Party
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Familias of Hispanic Students
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Families of Black Students
12:00 PM - 3:10 PM 7A field trip
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Site Council
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM K Field Trip
12:00 PM - 3:10 PM 7B Field Trip
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM PYP/MYP STEAM Fair
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Student Led Conferences
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM K field trip
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Principals' Coffee Hour
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Multi-Cultural Night