West Sylvan

Grades 6-8

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

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Current Announcements

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  • Recent Family Communication



    • Thursday, June 8th ~ West Sylvan Dance Recital *at WSMS - 7:00PM  

    • Saturday, June 10th ~ Eighth Grade Grad Party *7:00PM-9:30PM at WSMS, hosted by The West Sylvan Foundation  

    • Monday, June 12th ~ Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony *at Lincoln HS - 6:30PM

    • Tuesday, June 13th ~ Eighth Grade Field Trip to Oaks Park (*optional early dismissal for 8th Grade only, upon return at 2:30pm; Students may stay until 3:45pm if they choose, or if they need to ride the bus home)

    • Wednesday, June 14th ~ Last day of instruction (*if not attending - especially 8th Graders - please enter the absence in ParentVue) 

    ~ View next school year's full 2023-24 District Calendar here ~

    June 2, 2023

    Dear West Sylvan Families,

    We are enjoying the final performances of the school year with our Band/Music and our newly re-established Choir performing last night! We hope that your family was able to enjoy the talent of our musicians and vocalists as they showcased all of their hard work and talent! Next week, the Dance classes will be performing on Thursday, June 8th at 7 p.m. at WSMS in the Lower Gym. They would love community support at their performance, also! We’re happy to have found some very creative ways to bring back as many of the performing arts as possible in the last two years, and we are grateful for all of the families who have donated to help our performing arts return! In the last two years, we have created a full-time position for our Band and Music offerings and created both Drama and Choir morning clubs to give students more opportunities to grow their interests and talents. These are not positions that our school gets any additional funding to continue, and we are happy to have the support of our community members through fundraising to continue these offerings! If we receive more donations, we can bring in a Choir teacher next year, at least part-time.

    Please read the full Family Communication here.


    Go Wolfpack!

    Jill and Ben

  • PPS Statewide Testing Notice and Opt-Out Form

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    Statewide Testing Notice and Opt-Out Form

    December 6, 2022

    PPS families,

    As required by the Oregon Department of Education, we are providing you the 30 Day Notice and Opt Out Form. The notice is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian and Somali on the PPS Research, Assessment, and Accountability website.

    Statewide testing is part of our balanced assessment system that offers all students, especially historically underserved students, opportunities to demonstrate their progress. Information provided by student assessments is critical in helping us determine district and school priorities for improving student learning.

    If you have questions, please contact your school office.

    Thank you,

    PPS Research, Assessment, and Accountability Department

    Portland Public Schools recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and their roles in society. It is the policy of the Portland Public Schools Board of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups on the grounds of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment.

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Classroom Map / Virtual Tour

  • West Sylvan Classroom Map 2022-23

  • Virtual Tour of West Sylvan

District News

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Forecasting 2023-24

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  • Forecasting for 2023-24

    Forecasting for next year 2023-24 has been extended through to MAY 12th.  Please carefully review all resources below before forecasting in StudentVue.  Thank you!

    General Resource Links:

    Forecasting Process for Electives:

           STEP 1.  Resources and elective descriptions to review before completing forecasting: 



           STEP 2. Understand how many electives to choose:

    6th graders will choose:

    • 1 PE experience 

    • 2 Priority Electives

    • 2 Alternative Electives

    7th graders will choose:

    • 1 PE experience 

    • 1 World Language experience

    • 2 Priority Electives

    • 2 Alternative Electives

    8th graders will choose:

    • 1 PE experience 
    • 1 World Language experience*
    • 1 Priority Elective
    • 2 Alternative Electives


    • *(8th grade students who would like full year band or dance as an elective may opt out of the second half of their world language course, but will not be able to receive HS credit for W.L.  W.L. will be taken during the first semester.)
    • STEP 3: Choosing Electives in StudentVue 
    1. Watch Forecasting Video to see HOW to enter electives in StudentVue

    2. Log into Student Vue.

    3. Use the Course Request Tab on the left menu of choices to open elective options.

    4. Make primary elective selections.

    5. Make alternate elective choices.

    6. Lock your selections.

    • If you have completed your forecasting and have made a mistake, please complete the following form and we will reach out to you to make adjustments, if necessary. 
    • I MADE A MISTAKE!!! link
    • OUT of District/New Student Surveys   (Open next week - March 14-18)              
    • Non-Feeder School 6th Grade Survey

    • Non-Feeder School 7th Grade Survey

    • Non-Feeder School 8th Grade Survey 

    • Questions and Support 
    • If you have specific questions about this process, or need technical support, please contact:
    • West Sylvan Main Office westsylvanoffice@pps.net

      • 503-916-5690

    • Ben Keller  bkeller@pps.net

    • Kandice Abney-8th Grade Counselor: kaabney@pps.net

    • Rebecca Cohen-6th Grade Counselor: rcohen@pps.net

    • Ricky Almeida-7th Grade Counselor: ralmeida@pps.net

Lincoln Youth Sports

  • Lincoln Youth Girls Basketball - Summer

  • Lincoln Youth Boys Basketball - Summer

  • Lincoln Youth Lacrosse

  • Lincoln Youth Softball

  • Lincoln Youth Cross Country

  • Lincoln Youth Track & Field

  • Lincoln Youth Baseball

  • Lincoln Equestrian

  • Lincoln Youth Football

  • Lincoln Youth Wrestling

Upcoming Events

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West Sylvan Announcements

  • Interested in volunteering in the Library next year?
    We can always use the help!
    If you are willing to do any shelving, book repair, processing,
    or would like to dedicate the time to organize OBOB
    for the 2023-24 school year, fill out this form.


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  • Lincoln Youth Baseball
    Spring 2023 Registration is now open. 
    Pre-K through 8th grade, everyone is welcome.
    Register Today!
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  • NEW!
    Parent Office Hours
    with the TAG Department

    Ask questions and receive information
    related to TAG identification, services, processes, etc.

    We will meet on Zoom
    6:00PM - 7:00PM


    Our first meeting will be 
    Wednesday, September 28th
    6:00-7:00 PM

    Zoom link for Parent Office Hours
    with the TAG Department

    We look forward to seeing you!


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