Pioneer Special School Program

Specially Designed Instruction to
Meet Students' Individual Needs.

2600 SE 71st AvePortland, OR 97206Ph (503) 916-6504Fx (503) 916-2713

2704 SE 71st AvePortland, OR 97206Ph (503) 916-6506Fx (503) 916-2713

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    Positive Behavior Supports (PBS)

    Many students come to us after a long series of problems at home, at school, and in the community. In other settings they have been seen as either failures or victims. At Pioneer Special Schools we are adopting a skills-based approach that replaces the blaming and punishment/reward systems that children and their families have so often dealt with in the past. Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) is a way of teaching and parenting that makes use of every child’s wish to be understood and enlists him/her as a partner in developing skills for effective learning and living. It all begins with one premise:

    Kids do well if they can.

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  • Back-2-School Book Fair July 29

    Come enjoy a day full of activities, food, prizes and cultural literacy all for free! This Saturday join BPI at the Barnes & Noble Clackamas Town Center from 10 am - 3 pm for story time with featured local authors, April Allen (I Love Being Me) and Gentè Shaw (Chloe's Curls), guest appearances from Blaze the Portland Trail Blazer mascot and Portland superstar, Nikki Brown Clown. 
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  • Interns Say Hey!

    PPS SummerWorks interns are learning a variety of skills this summer throughout the district. Last week a group of college aged- interns learned about networking---another important job skill. Partners in Diversity organized the Say Hey! for Interns event for young professionals of color. The next Say Hey! networking event is scheduled for August 10 at Marylhurst University Commons, 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst, OR 97036. Doors open at 5:30 pm.
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  • Calling all neighbors: It's Community Care day!

    This year’s Community Care day will be Saturday, Aug. 26 from 9 a.m.-noon. Help prepare schools to welcome your students back to class this fall. Join Portland Public Schools staff and community volunteers in enhancing and beautifying our buildings and grounds. Please bring a pair of gloves and tools you think you may need. Hope to see you there.
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  • Concert in the Park

    Join PPS for some fun in the sun on Wednesday, July 26! This week our outreach team will be at Dawson Park, Wednesday, July 26, for a concert in the park featuring Ocean 503, a group that plays R&B and Funk. The music will begin at 6:30 PM. We will have district information, crossword puzzles, word searches, prizes, stickers, and other fun giveaways.
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