Odyssey Program

Living History Education
for Young Explorers

1849 SW 58th AvenuePortland, OR 97221Ph (503) 916-6310Fx (503) 916-2124

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  • May 2017

    May 20, 2017
    In this Edition:  download all attachments 
    Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction: TOMORROW NIGHT!!!
    Scrip Orders – Only 2 More! Below & Attached
    Odyssey Art Show – Musicians & Volunteers Needed: Below & Attached
    Parking at Dismissal Time: Below
    Odyssey Students at the PIL Youth Track: Below
    Needed – 345 Cluster Coordinator: Below
    2nd Annual Odyssey Summer Campout August 12: Below
    PPS Roving Food Service Assistants: Below
    Year-End Cafeteria Account Balances: Below

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    Upcoming Events
    Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction: Saturday, May 20, 6 – 10 pm
    East Sylvan Field Day: Thursday, May 25
    Odyssey Student Art Show: Thursday, May 25
    Summer Spree: Friday, June 9, 5 – 7 pm
    SAVE THE DATE: 2ND Annual Odyssey Summer Campout! August 12
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    Hayhurst-Odyssey Auction – TOMORROW NIGHT!

    Parents! It is time to party! Eat, drink, and spend time with fellow parents – and please help us raise necessary funds.

    Let’s have a great time together while doing something positive for our kids.

    Saturday, May 20
    Hayhurst School
    Doors Open 6:00
    Buy tickets now: https://hayhurst.ejoinme.org/

    See you tomorrow night – and as always, if you have any questions drop me a line.
    Lisa VanNatta <lisavannatta@yahoo.com>

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    Scrip Orders Due

    Only 2 more scrip order dates this year!

    Plan ahead for summer/graduation/Father’s Day!

    Scrip orders are due Monday, May 22nd by 2:30pm – pick up will be Friday, May 26th

    Final order due date –June 5

    - If you order Food Front scrip, please make the check out to Dawn Buckwalter – I have to purchase these cards directly from Food Front – thanks!

    - Page 1 - This order only- Purchase a 5oz. box of See’s Candy Peanut Brittle and we’ll make $1.75/box. Candy will be ready for pickup on Fri, June 9th

    - Page 1 – Columbia Employee Store passes with every $50 gift card purchased – THERE IS A LIMITED SUPPLY

    Please place your order in the black scrip box in the office – NOT THE PTA BOX - The box will be emptied Monday at 2:30 – please do not be late or your order will be placed next time.

    If I miss you at pickup, I’ll leave the orders in the office with Angela.

    Thank you! Questions??? Email me – dawn.buckwalter@trailblazers.com
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    Art Show Musicians and Volunteers Needed! May 24 & May 25

    On Wednesday, May 24th at 8:00am and Thursday, May 25th at 2:15pm. we will need helpers for the1st Annual Odyssey Art Show. Volunteers will need to be able to hang artwork straight and in an organized fashion. (or happily take direction!) Over 450 pieces of art will need to be hung. We will meet in the auditorium right after drop off or Thursday after school. Please email me at DCrawford@pps.net if you can come and help. Thank you!

    Also, on the evening of May 25th, musicians are needed to play background music during the Show. In the past, we have had pianists, harpists, flutists a banjo and a mandolin. Please fill out and return the attached flyer. Alternatively, you can email me and tell me if your child is interested in playing, and what time slot is preferred.

    Thank you!
    Debi Crawford
    Odyssey/Hayhurst Art Teacher
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    Parking at Dismissal Time

    PARKING @ DISMISSAL TIME: In order for the PJA bus to fit, parking is restricted to the right side behind the school. Please do not park on the left side behind the school and anywhere else where curbs are painted yellow. Thanks for your help with this!

    Angela Hoffart
    Principal’s Secretary
    Odyssey Program @ E. Sylvan
    Phone: 503-916-6310
    Fax: 503-916-2124

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    Odyssey Students at the PIL Youth Track

    The Portland Interscholastic League (PIL) Youth Track District Meet was May 16th and the following Odyssey students participated:

    Gavin Smith
    Laif Kvarsten - took 3rd in the 800m
    Eldon Parker
    Tal Cohen - took 3rd in the 100m and took 1st in the 4x400m relay
    Paige Buckwalter - took 1st in the 4x400m relay

    Congratulations on a great season!

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    NEEDED: 345 Cluster Coordinator for Next Year

    Have you been looking to get more involved in parent leadership at Odyssey. Well if you're the parent of a 345 child next year then you're in luck!

    Here's the basic rundown on the job description of the 345 cluster coordinator: Serve as a central person for teachers to contact to make sure that cluster-specific volunteer posts are covered when needed. For example, if teachers need a field study coordinator or classroom volunteers, your role would be to delegate/help identify individuals willing to help. Basically, you are a go-to person for both teachers and parents to ensure streamlined communication within the cluster and make sure that cluster-specific needs are being met.

    If you have any questions or would like to nominate yourself (or a friend), please don't hesitate to contact Brendan Stamper (ospc-chair@odysseyprogram.org).

    Thank you,
    Brendan
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    2nd Annual Summer Odyssey Summer Campout August 12!

    It's never too early to think about Summer!

    Join us for a community campout this summer at the historic Dodge Park. It is 20 miles east of Portland (about an hour drive) at the confluence of the Sandy and the Bull Run rivers. There are flush toilets, showers, a playground, sandy beach, wading, fishing and 20 camping sites (15 tent and 5 RV). You can come out Friday (8/11) afternoon and stay both nights, or come out Saturday (8/12) for one night (or just the day). Last year we had a great time swimming, splashing and inner-tubing in the rivers, building fires, roasting marshmallow and getting to know each other better.

    Cost:
    Day trip: free
    1 night: $31.25
    2 nights: $54.25

    More information, pictures and directions about Dodge Park can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/index.cfm?&c=47496
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    PPS Roving Food Service Assistants
    Do you want to help inspire culinary curiosity and nourish the health of the community through school meals? Portland Public Schools Nutrition Services is recruiting for Roving Food Service Assistants to provide students delicious, high quality, nutrient rich, and safe meals. Our kitchens and cafeterias provide a vibrant and inviting atmosphere for enjoying and sharing meal time. We want you to be a part of our team! Training provided. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, call Anya Friday or Charles Hardin at 503-916-3399 or apply at https://careers.pps.net

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    YEAR END CAFETERIA ACCOUNT BALANCES

    Student meal accounts with positive or negative balances will carry over into next school year.

    Families can pay off negative account balances by cash or check in the cafeteria, or online at www.myschoolbucks.com by June 15, 2017.
    Families with positive account balances have the following options:
    - Do nothing -- leave the funds in the account to pay for future school meals
    - Request the balance be transferred to a sibling meal account
    - Request a refund via the Cafeteria Lead (check will be sent within 4-6 weeks)
    - Request the funds be donated to help cover money owed on other student meal accounts
    For more information, go to www.pps.net/nutrition, or call 503-916-3399


    May12, 2017
    In this Edition:  download all attachments 
    Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction: Below
    Odyssey Art Show – Musicians & Volunteers Needed: Below & Attached
    Field Day March 25: Below & Attached
    Needed – 345 Cluster Coordinator: Below
    2nd Annual Odyssey Summer Campout August 12: Below
    Summer Reading Program Starts June 16: Below
    Year-End Cafeteria Account Balances: Below
    Wilson Youth Summer Sports Camps: Below & Attached
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    Upcoming Events
    Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction: Saturday, May 20, 6 – 10 pm
    East Sylvan Field Day: Thursday, May 25
    Odyssey Student Art Show: Thursday, May 25
    Summer Spree: Friday, June 9, 5 – 7 pm
    SAVE THE DATE: 2ND Annual Odyssey Summer Campout! August 12

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    Hayhurst-Odyssey Auction – NEXT WEEK!

    Summer is coming. Summer is here! (But I am not in charge of it staying.)

    The auction is coming NEXT WEEK!
    Saturday, May 20
    Doors Open 6:00
    Buy tickets now: https://hayhurst.ejoinme.org/

    Surely you've heard we are having a street party at Hayhurst? Surely you are looking to hanging out with fellow parents noshing on Bunk Sandwiches, imbibing and listening to live music? Surely you are planning on rushing to the party boards to sign your child up for some fun experiences? Surely you are eyeing the class art, the class baskets, and HUNDREDS of other things we've put together to sell? Surely, if for some reason you can't make it you've talked to a designated buyer for you that will snag you some things or sign up for you? Surely you are tired of reading my ridiculously long and frequent e-mails as much as I am tired of writing them? Surely, surely, surely!??!!

    As always if you have any questions drop me a line.  Lisa VanNatta <lisavannatta@yahoo.com>

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    Art Show Musicians and Volunteers Needed! May 24 & May 25

    On Wednesday, May 24th at 8:00am and Thursday, May 25th at 2:15pm. we will need helpers for the1st Annual Odyssey Art Show. Volunteers will need to be able to hang artwork straight and in an organized fashion. (or happily take direction!) Over 450 pieces of art will need to be hung. We will meet in the auditorium right after drop off or Thursday after school. Please email me at DCrawford@pps.net if you can come and help. Thank you!

    Also, on the evening of May 25th, musicians are needed to play background music during the Show. In the past, we have had pianists, harpists, flutists a banjo and a mandolin. Please fill out and return the attached flyer. Alternatively, you can email me and tell me if your child is interested in playing, and what time slot is preferred.

    Thank you!
    Debi Crawford
    Odyssey/Hayhurst Art Teacher

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    Field Day Thursday May 25 – Looking For Volunteers!

    Coach Rier needs YOU! Looking for volunteers for Odyssey’s Annual Field Day – held Thursday, May 25. See attached form for more information and to sign up as a volunteer.

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    NEEDED: 345 Cluster Coordinator for Next Year

    Have you been looking to get more involved in parent leadership at Odyssey. Well if you're the parent of a 345 child next year then you're in luck!

    Here's the basic rundown on the job description of the 345 cluster coordinator: Serve as a central person for teachers to contact to make sure that cluster-specific volunteer posts are covered when needed. For example, if teachers need a field study coordinator or classroom volunteers, your role would be to delegate/help identify individuals willing to help. Basically, you are a go-to person for both teachers and parents to ensure streamlined communication within the cluster and make sure that cluster-specific needs are being met.

    If you have any questions or would like to nominate yourself (or a friend), please don't hesitate to contact Brendan Stamper (ospc-chair@odysseyprogram.org).

    Thank you,
    Brendan

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    2nd Annual Summer Odyssey Summer Campout August 12!

    It's never too early to think about Summer!

    Join us for a community campout this summer at the historic Dodge Park. It is 20 miles east of Portland (about an hour drive) at the confluence of the Sandy and the Bull Run rivers. There are flush toilets, showers, a playground, sandy beach, wading, fishing and 20 camping sites (15 tent and 5 RV). You can come out Friday (8/11) afternoon and stay both nights, or come out Saturday (8/12) for one night (or just the day). Last year we had a great time swimming, splashing and inner-tubing in the rivers, building fires, roasting marshmallow and getting to know each other better.

    Cost:
    Day trip: free
    1 night: $31.25
    2 nights: $54.25

    More information, pictures and directions about Dodge Park can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/index.cfm?&c=47496

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    Summer Reading Starts June 16!

    Join over 100,000 area youth to play the Summer Reading game at Multnomah County Library. Players read, listen to audiobooks, or complete gameboard activities, then mark off those days on a gameboard. Students earn t-shirts and other prizes for making a habit of reading! Summer Reading is free, and kids who finish the game will be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for a trip for four to Great Wolf Lodge waterpark!


    Besides supporting reading, the Summer Reading program includes a wide array of fun, free events for children, teens and families. Neighborhood libraries will offer free music, puppet shows, crafts, maker sessions and many other activities all summer long. Reading through the summer helps youth maintain or improve their skills so they can start school in the fall ready to learn. Summer Reading runs June 16-August 31, and you’re invited! Find out about library events at https://multcolib.org/events Summer Reading is made possible by The Library Foundation.

    Barbara J Head
    Youth Librarian
    Multnomah County Library
    Hillsdale Regional Library
    My schedule: Sunday - Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Phone: 503.988.4754
    multcolib.org


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    YEAR END CAFETERIA ACCOUNT BALANCES

    Student meal accounts with positive or negative balances will carry over into next school year.

    Families can pay off negative account balances by cash or check in the cafeteria, or online at www.myschoolbucks.com by June 15, 2017.
    Families with positive account balances have the following options:
    - Do nothing -- leave the funds in the account to pay for future school meals
    - Request the balance be transferred to a sibling meal account
    - Request a refund via the Cafeteria Lead (check will be sent within 4-6 weeks)
    - Request the funds be donated to help cover money owed on other student meal accounts

    For more information, go to www.pps.net/nutrition, or call 503-916-3399

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    Wilson Youth Sports Camps

    Spring/Summer 2017

    Dear Elementary and Middle School Parents: Wilson HS Athletics is pleased to offer these summer opportunities. Call Athletics Secretary Megan Meisner at 503-916-5280, x75318, with any questions. Dates and times are subject to change, check www.wilsonathletics.com for the most current info. All camps take place at Wilson High School and include a camp t-shirt. Tryouts for Fall sports start on August 14.

    —Mike Easton, Wilson HS Athletic Director

    Cheer
    May 15-17, 5:30-7:30pm: Practice for incoming 
students grades 3-12. Wilson Gym.
    May 18, 5-9pm: Tryouts. Wilson Gym.
    Youth One-Day Cheer Camp, Saturday, August 12, 9am-1pm: Incoming grades K-8, $50/$40 if paid by June 1. 
Wilson Stadium.
    For more info see www.wilsonathletics.com/cheer.

    Boys Basketball
    May 24-25, 5:30-7:30: Summer league tryouts for incoming 9th-graders. Summer league practices and games are in June, with games potentially on Monday, Tuesday or Friday and weekend tournaments.
    Boys Basketball Camp, June 19-23: Register at www.wilsonyouthbasketball.com.
    Incoming grades 4-6, 12-2pm, $95
    Incoming grades 7-9, 2-4pm, $95

    Girls Basketball
    May 30, 5-6:30, May 31-June 2, 5:30-7:30: Summer league tryouts/practice for incoming grades 9-12. Summer league practices and games are in June.
    June 19-23, 8am-noon: Camp for incoming grades 
3-9, $100. Go to http://www.wilsonathletics.com/girlsbasketball.

    Girls Soccer
    Sundays & Wednesdays, May 31-July 19, 7-9pm: Summer practice for incoming players grades 9-12, $95/$85 if paid before July 1.
    August 7-11, 10am-12pm: Camp for incoming grades 8-12, $95/$85 if paid before July 1. Highly recommended for those wanting to play HS soccer.
    To sign up go to www.wilsonathletics.com/wsoccer.

    Boys Lacrosse Camp, June 19, 20, 22, 6-8pm: 
Incoming grades 3-8, $50. Go to www.wilsonlax.org.

    Girls Lacrosse Camp, June 26-29, 7-9pm: Incoming grades 2-9, $65. Register at www.wilsonlax.com.

    Volleyball
    Volleyball Camp, June 26-30:
    Incoming grades 4-6, 9-11am, $75
    Incoming grades 7-9, 11:30am-1:30pm, $75
    For info on camp and summer training sessions for incoming 9th-12th graders: www.wilsonathletics.com/volleyball

    Youth Coed Soccer Camp, July 31-August 4, 10am-12pm: Incoming grades 1-7, $95/$85 if paid by July 1. Coaches will form groups based on age and ability. Sign up: www.wilsonathletics.com/wsoccer.

    Football

    Spring Football, May 30-June 1, June 5-6, June 8-9, 4:30-6:30: Incoming grades 9-12. Wilson Stadium. No fee. For football summer training for incoming grades 9-12, see the calendar at www.wilsonathletics.com/football.

    Youth Football Camp, August 1-3:
    Incoming grades K-5: 6-7pm, $50
    Incoming grades 6-8, 6-8pm, $75
    Register at www.wilsonathletics.com/football.

    Boys Soccer
    Summer “Kickarounds,” June 30, July 4, July 18, July 21: 8:30-10am; July 31, 7-9pm: Incoming players grades 9-12. No fee.
    August 7-11, 8-10am: Camp for incoming grades 8-12, $100. Highly recommended for those wanting to play HS soccer. Register at www.wilsonathletics.com/boyssoccer.

    Cross Country
    July 5-August 4 (except July 26 & 28): Summer training for incoming grades 9-12
    Tuesdays, 6-7:30, Tryon Creek Nature Center
    Thursdays, 6-7:30, Wilson High Courtyard
    August 8-10, 8:30-10:30: XC Camp for incoming grades 7-12, $25. For more info go to www.wilsonxc.org.

    Baseball:
    Email Coach Shetler at jshetler@pps.net.
    Softball: Go to www.wilsonsoftball.wordpress.com.


    May 5, 2017

    In this Edition
    Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction: Below
    Field Day March 25: Below & attached form 
    2nd Annual Odyssey Summer Campout August 12: Below
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    Upcoming Events
    Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction: Friday, May 20, 6 – 10 pm
    East Sylvan Field Day: Thursday, May 25
    Odyssey Student Art Show: Thursday, May 25
    Summer Spree: Friday, June 9, 5 – 7 pm
    SAVE THE DATE: 2ND Annual Odyssey Summer Campout! August 12
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    Hayhurst-Odyssey Auction – Just TWO WEEKS Away!

    Summer is coming. Well it was here for awhile anyway. Hopefully it will come back.

    Saturday, May 20
    Hayhurst Elementary
    Doors Open at 6:00pm

    The auction is still ahead. If you haven't looked through our catalog yet it is scintillating reading! https://hayhurst.ejoinme.org/catalog

    New items being added daily!

    Today I added Chef's Table during the 678 Field Study donated by Chuckwagon:

    Buy your cabin group chef's table for dinner one night on the 678 Field Study. Only the best for your group with tablecloths, candlesticks and table service. The meal is sure to include a few extra surprises and make your team feel special.

    Other things you can expect to find at the auction:

    Ms. Froelich enjoying herself!

    Party Boards - fun events that you can sign yourself or your child up for including a swim party, an herbal class with Ms. LeVan, cupcake decorating with Mrs. Wilebski or a Daddy's Day out.

    Sandwiches by Bunk Truck and Ruby Jewel accompanied with live entertainment.

    Things to buy - All those incredible baskets the Odyssey Parents helped create, gift certificates for local businesses, Disneyland tickets, handmade Andirondack chairs, tickets to concerts and sporting events, and art projects created by our students! So much more!

    My husband is working really hard making sure the evening runs smoothly!

    Buy your tickets now!
    https://hayhurst.ejoinme.org/

    Questions?? Lisa (you all know me by now) <lisavannatta@yahoo.com>
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    Field Day Thursday May 25 – Looking For Volunteers!

    Coach Rier needs YOU! Looking for volunteers for Odyssey’s Annual Field Day – held Thursday, May 25. See attached form for more information and to sign up as a volunteer.

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    2nd Annual Summer Odyssey Summer Campout August 12!

    ​I​ t's never too early to think about Summer!

    Join us for a community campout this summer at the historic Dodge Park. It is 20 miles east of Portland (about an hour drive) at the confluence of the Sandy and the Bull Run rivers. There are flush toilets, showers, a playground, sandy beach, wading, fishing and 20 camping sites (15 tent and 5 RV). You can come out Friday (8/11) afternoon and stay both nights, or come out Saturday (8/12) for one night (or just the day). Last year we had a great time swimming, splashing and inner-tubing in the rivers, building fires, roasting marshmallow and getting to know each other better.

    Cost:
    Day trip: free
    1 night: $31.25
    2 nights: $54.25

    More information, pictures and directions about Dodge Park can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/index.cfm?&c=47496
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Principal's
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  • April 2017

    Dear Hayhurst/Odyssey Community,

    Several weeks ago I sent you an email to inform you about our staffing for next year. I have an update. Our Counselor Lucas Partridge has accepted a job with the Las Vegas School district. We are sad to see him go, but excited to hear about his upcoming adventures. He has been a wonderful addition to our Hayhurst staff and has supported our students and families.

    This position will be filled through our districts HR process. I will still be hiring one counselor who will be split between the two schools for the 2017-18 school year.

    I will keep you posted as staffing updates occur.
    Thanks,
    Deanne
    Deanne Froehlich
    Principal
    Hayhurst/Odyssey
    503.916.6300
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District News

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  • HS Technology Demo

    High school students from across the district displayed their computer science projects which ranged from a phone app to a 3D printed robotic hand at the First Annual Computer Science Tech Show. Sean Brown, a senior from Benson high school, motivated by his love for music, video games, and guitar hero customized software that drives light using an Arduino to control the guitar hero game and lights via a guitar controller.

     

    This year PPS High School students won 4 Oregon Game Project Challenge awards:

    Best in Show: “Team Team Team Team,” from Wilson High School

    Judges Choice: “Project Ataahk,” from Wilson High School

    Programming: “Migos,” from Wilson High School

    Game Design: “Clockwork Games,” from Roosevelt High School

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  • End-of-Year Student Award Ceremonies

    At the end of every school year, the School-family Partnership program sponsors Student Recognition Award ceremonies for successful students across the district. These award ceremonies are essential to honor and reward students whose achievements represent the best of PPS, and to inspire their fellow students in the coming school year. We’re excited to celebrate these students and are looking forward to sharing their stories with you.

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  • ¡Sí Se Puede! Latino Student Recognition

    ¡Sí Se Puede! (Yes we can!) is an opportunity for students to celebrate and inspire each other, build new relationships and share the rich diversity of their talents and experiences with the greater Portland community. Join us Wednesday, May 24th, 5:30-8pm, as PPS honors 16 Latino students in grades 8-12. The celebration will take place at the BESC, 501 North Dixon Street.
  • Golden Minds-API Student Awards

    PPS will recognize 35 Asian and Pacific Islander (API) graduating seniors at the 2017 Golden Minds. The keynote speaker is Chris Uehara, Portland Police Assistant Chief. The public is invited to the celebration Thursday, May 25, 5:30-8pm, at the BESC, 501 N. Dixon Street.
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