West Sylvan

Grades 6-8

8111 SW West Slope DrivePortland, OR 97225Ph 503-916-5690Fx 503-916-2681

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Registration 2017-2018

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    West Sylvan Middle School
    ON-LINE Elective Forecasting Directions
    2017-18


    BEFORE YOU START you will need three things:

      1. A current and valid email address that can be accessed by a computer.
      2. Parent Approval of your elective choices. Your parents are required to sign your form upon completion of your forecasting survey, before you return it to the main office.
      3. Internet access - The survey can be completed online, with computers or mobile devices, but parents, or students, will need email access to print the attached form that will be generated and sent to you via email.

    Please review and consider your elective choices before you start the survey. PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR ELECTIVES CAREFULLY, as we will not be making schedule changes in the Fall. 

    (It is suggested that students complete their forecasting survey at home, with parent support. If this is not possible, students may have access to school computers before and after school,or during lunchtime, to take the survey and/or print their forms.)
                                                                                            

                                Elective Program Description Link

    TO BEGIN:

    ● Use Elective Program link to review elective options.
    ● Click the Forecasting link for your grade level.

    Current 5th graders choose 6th Grade Forecasting 2017-18
    Current 6th graders choose 7th Grade Forecasting 2017-18
    Current 7th graders choose8th Grade Forecasting 2017-18

    Sign in to the survey using your Apps for PPS account.
    ● Complete and Submit the survey.

    Note that some questions will require an answer. This is to assist in processing and decision making. Please answer accurately.


    ● After completing the survey, an email will be sent to your submitted email address, with an attached PDF document containing your forecasting information.

    Current 6th and 7th Graders:
    Please sign and return 
    this form to our main office 
    by March 17th.


    Current 5th Graders:
    Please return forms to your fifth grade teachers by
    Spring Break, March 24th.


    If you are having trouble with accessing your emailed forecasting form, the forecasting survey, or need any other support in completing this process, please contact the West Sylvan Main office. We will work to assist you in submitting your information accurately. Thank you for your participation and support!

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  • Summer Break

    Happy Summer!
     
    The office will be closed from 6/26/2017 - 8/16/2017
     
    If you wish to enroll your student during this time please visit the PPS district office 
     501 N Dixon St, Portland, OR 97227
    Hours: 8am - 5pm 
  • Community Care Day

    When:August 26th
    Time: 9am - 12pm
    Bring tools and meet in the parking lot
    to help us get ready for the new school year!
     
    8th Graders - this counts towards your community service hours. 
  • Successful Schools Survey

    This is an opportunity for families to share their experiences in our schools through the Successful Schools Survey.
     
    Please take a moment to complete the survey. 
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Principal's
Message

  • Dear West Sylvan Families,

    On behalf of all the staff at West Sylvan, it is my pleasure to welcome you to a new and exciting school year. I hope you and your family had a wonderful summer and your students are ready to begin a new year. For returning students and families we are so glad to have you back for another year and for families just joining the West Sylvan community, we welcome you!

    Let me also take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Cherie Kinnersley and I am honored to be serving as your new principal. I know from meeting teachers, parents, community members and from my former role in the feeder pattern, that West Sylvan is a school committed to excellence and equity. Academic achievement, character development and creating a community that focuses on the needs of the whole child are clearly high priorities at West Sylvan.

    In my role as principal, my primary responsibility is student learning. To me, learning is students developing the behaviors, skills and knowledge to become independent learners and go beyond their own expectations. It is my goal to help shape the school’s environment to create a community of learners where teachers are actively examining their own practice and collaborating with colleagues to plan instruction that meets the varied needs of our students. It is my mission to work with students, families and community members to ensure that we are providing an environment that allows students to feel safe, respected and included while also addressing the unique needs of the middle school child. It is also critical that we work to ensure successful transitions from elementary to middle school and from middle to high school.

    In this last area, I am excited to be able to offer a 6th Grade Orientation on August 29th. Our incoming sixth graders will be the only students in the building on August 29th for a special day of planned activities that will include an assembly, getting lockers, becoming familiar with the layout of the building, team building and attending each of their classes. We feel that this day is important for alleviating anxiety and setting our newest members of the Wolf Pack up for success as they transition to middle school. We look forward to having all students back on Tuesday August 30th.

    Our first newsletter will be sent out Friday September 2nd. Please take some time reviewing the newsletter as it will provide you with important information regarding upcoming events, updates and community activities. I am attaching to this letter four important back to school information from the school, the PTA and the Foundation. To hear about all the great things happening at WSMS we are now on Twitter, follow us at @WSMS_Wolves.

    Again, I want to welcome all of you to a great new school year. Please do not hesitate to stop by the office or give us a call if there is any way we can assist you.

    Sincerely,

    Cherie Kinnersley

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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