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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  • Education Appreciation Nights with the Oregon Ducks

    To kick off the basketball season, the University of Oregon would like to appreciate educators across the state of Oregon with Education Appreciation Nights during two of their Men’s basketball games. The games are on Saturday, December 15th (Vs. Boise State) and Sunday, February 10th (Vs. Stanford). Tickets are at a discounted rate starting at just $11 a seat! In order to redeem your discount, click here and enter promo code “2019TEACH”. Family and friends are welcome to participate. 
  • PPS staff are invited to shop the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store

    Don’t wait until the last minute to start your holiday shopping! The Columbia Sportswear Employee Store is stocked with popular products across multiple brands that will keep you warm in all of your winter activities. Portland Public Schools staff are invited to shop November 23rd – December 16th. Click here for a copy of the pass and read more below for full details about the offer. 
  • LA Fitness membership discounts for PPS employees

    LA Fitness is offering discounted memberships for PPS employees and their families through the end of November. Click here for full details about the offer and contact Drew Jansky at 214-440-6156 or to sign up.

  • PPS Pulse: November 14, 2018

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Flag-raising at Grant honors Native Americans; tips for flu and cold season