Harriet Tubman Middle School

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  • Harriet Tubman Building Our Diverse Community

    ELD family night poster

    An invitation to our families that speak languages different from English!

    HTMS is having a get together for our families that speak languages different from English. Our hope is to build a community, for families to meet, communicate, organize, and let us how we can support their families. 
    Please join us in the Cafetorium on Thursday, January 23rd from 5:30-6:30 pm. Our ELD students will make food from a cookbook that they created! Everyone is invited, however, we are trying to get families that speak other languages, not just ELD families. 

    ¡Una invitación a nuestras familias que hablan idiomas diferentes al inglés!

    ¡HTMS está teniendo una reunión para nuestras familias que hablan idiomas
     diferentes al inglés
    Nuestra esperanza es construir una comunidad, para que
    las familias se reúnan,se comuniquen, se organicen y nos permitan cómo podemos
     apoyar a sus familias.

    Únase a nosotros en la cafetería el jueves 23 de enero de
    5:30-6:30 pm
    .¡Nuestros estudiantes ELD harán comida de un libro de cocina que
    crearon! Todos están invitados, sin embargo, estamos tratando de conseguir
    familias que hablen otros idiomas, no solo familias ELD.

  • SUN Program Wants YOU!


    SUN School has fun and engaging classes for Winter Term!

    SUN Winter Term offerings are Musical Theatre Ensemble, Papier Mache, Friends of Baseball, Hip Hop Dance, Boxing, Girls Inc., Chess for Success, Girls on the Run, and even a class for adults; Afro-Fusion Exercise Class. 

    SUN has space available in these classes! Please use this online form, or have students bring an enrollment
    form home to sign up for classes.  Please see the HTMS SUN website for more information and contact. 
  • HTMS News - Jan 13th

  • Save the Date: SUN Family Night, January 30th, 6 pm.

    Join SUN school for a Vision Board Family Night, Thursday, January 30th, 6 - 7:30 pm in the HTMS cafeteria.Vision Board Flyer
  • How to get inclement weather updates

    There are rumors of snow...how do you get the latest weather & school closure information? Here are the district's choices:

    Delays and closures

    The district has two options in the event of bad weather: Delay school openings for two hours or close the schools altogether. Before deciding which to do, district officials consult with local meteorologists, city transportation officials and PPS transportation staff in the field.

    School delay and closure information are relayed in a variety of ways:

    • PPS will send text alerts to families, students and PPS staff who have opted in to receive SMS text alerts on their cell phones. If you are a parent or guardian, a student or a PPS staff member, you can opt in to receive texts by texting YES to 68453. You can read more about texting and the district's "Mobile First" initiative.
    • An automated phone call is sent to affected families.
    • The district has a Twitter feed to relay closure, delay and emergency information.  You may create an account at www.twitter.com. Follow @PPSConnect.
    • Information also is posted on the PPS website, submitted to the media, and posted on the PPS Facebook page.
    • Snow routes and alternative stops will be called for AM or PM or both depending upon the road conditions or weather forecast. Please pay close attention to additional District announcements throughout the day for changes. District decisions made after the initial call will be updated to the same media outlets.
    Do you have more questions or want more information? Details are available on the PPS Inclement Weather webpage
    Want information on buses or snow routes? Find it on the PPS Transportation webpage.   
  • Parent Night for Incoming 5th Graders

    Parents and Guardians of 5th graders at our feeder schools and in our community, please join us for Parent Night on Tuesday, February 4!
    This event is intended for parents and guardians of our in-coming 6th graders (current 5th grade students). We would like to invite you to Harriet Tubman Middle School (HTMS) to meet staff members, have a tour of the school, learn about our elective offerings, and get your questions answered. Please join us at 6:00 pm in the  HTMS Cafetorium.

    Fifth-grade students will have an opportunity to tour HTMS, with their feeder schools, and talk with staff and current students in the spring. This event is for parents/guardians only.
  • Adult ESL Classes

    Adult English Classes poster
  • News for December 9th - 14th

  • HTMS Music Teacher in the News.

    We want to share the excitement of Ms. Pierce's Music Class being recognized by KATU News as part of the Leaders in Learning Series! 

  • Student Announcements for the week of November 18th

  • Nov 12th Announcements

  • November 3rd Student Announcements

  • Announcements for Oct 28, 2019

  • Announcements for the Week of October 21, 2019

  • Announcements for the week of October 7, 2019

  • Chess for Success

    Chess for Success logo

    Do you play chess? Do you want to learn to play chess?
    SUN Community School has the opportunity to partner with Chess For Success this year which is very exciting! We are looking for students to participate in this fun club. 
    The club will be held on Monday and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.  
    If you are interested please contact DaRaysha Kennedy

  • Announcing, HTMS Morning Announcements!

  • Please donate?

    We are in need of antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer. Please consider donating! Items can be dropped off in the main office of Harriet Tubman MS. 
  • We are on Facebook

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District News

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  • Announcing new Chief of Schools, Dr. Shawn Bird

    Dear Colleagues,

    I am pleased to announce that Dr. Shawn Bird has accepted our offer to become Chief of Schools for Portland Public Schools. Shawn is a passionate educator with more than 20 years of experience as a teacher, administrator and executive leader in urban school districts.

  • Upcoming Mindfulness trainings from Peace in Schools

    Click "read more" below to find out about the following upcoming Mindfulness trainings: Mindfulness for Youth-Serving Professionals Weekend (March 7-8), Mindful Teaching: An Experiential 8-Week Course (April 2-May 21), and Mindful Educator Retreat (July 9-12). 
  • 2-hour late delay, buses on snow routes

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    Due to weather, all schools and offices will open two hours late this morning. Buses are also on snow routes and will arrive approximately two hours later than regularly scheduled.

  • PPS Pulse: January 14, 2020

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Roosevelt, Madison use support from Damian Lillard to help students take positive steps; advice for parents to help high school students cope with finals


Principal's Message

  • November 22, 2019

    (Traducción al español a continuación)

    Hello Harriet Tubman Families, 

    This is Principal Jackson to share with you some updates to support you during Parent Conferences and the Holiday Season.  Let me begin by saying that I am so sorry that I will not be joining you during conferences. I am blessed to spend time with my oldest brother Jeff, who lives in Southeast Texas. Our families will be cruising and vacationing together for the very first time. As you know it is not easy connecting with family when you live so far apart.  But as we all embark on this holiday season, let's not forget that for some this season can be difficult, especially if you don't have family, have lost a loved one, or face a challenging situation. So, please make time to share, care and give - kindness goes a long way. 

    Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th beginning at 8:30 a.m.  This is a time to have an exchange with your child’s teacher and for you, as parents, to ask some meaningful questions such as:

    • Tell me about your academic instruction
    • What tools can I integrate at home that will help strengthen my child's academic performance?
    • What ideas do you have to keep my child engaged in class?
    • What have you identified as areas of weakness/strength?

    Although time is limited, please come with questions and do not be afraid to ask. 

    We have the wonderful opportunity to take our entire student body to see the movie "Harriet" which is the story about Harriet Tubman and her journey. We will attend the showing on Wednesday, December 4th at 10:00 a.m. Students will leave the campus by 9:30. Permission slips will be distributed during school Friday, November 22 and also available during conferences for your convenience. Permission forms are due Monday, December 2.

    December 5th we are planning our first Sustainability Food Night in Oregon. We are offering food prepared by students and families. The purpose is to bring families together and also discuss sustainability, and environmental justice.  The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mary Peveto from Neighbors for Clean Air will be presenting. 

    SUN SCHOOL concludes Wednesday, December 5th 

    The Winter Arts Showcase is Thursday, December 12th at Harriet Tubman and features the visual arts, 6th-grade dance, band and color guard.

    In closing here are some helpful reminders: 

    • Please encourage the importance of organization, turning assignments in on time, and getting to school and class on time.
    • Please check ParentVue and StudentVue
    • If you have an 8th grader, please attend high school parent meetings when offered district-wide. 
    • Please dress warmly and get proper rest the weather is changing and flu season is in effect. 
    • Make sure your contact information is current for inclement weather announcements


    Mrs. Natasha Jackson, Principal

    Harriet Tubman Middle School


    22 de noviembre de 2019

    Hola Familias de Harriet Tubman, 

    Estea es la directora Jackson, para compartir algunas actualizaciones para apoyarlos, durante las conferencias de padres y la temporada de vacaciones. Permítanme comenzar diciendo que lamento mucho no estar con ustedes durante las conferencias. Tendré la suerte de pasar tiempo con mi hermano mayor Jeff, que vive en el sureste de Texas. Nuestras por primera vez tomaran un crucero y vacaciones juntos. Como saben, no es fácil conectarse con la familia cuando viven tan separados. Pero a medida que nos embarcamos en esta temporada de vacaciones, no olvidemos que para algunos esta temporada puede ser difícil, especialmente si no tiene familia, ha perdido a un ser querido o se enfrenta a una situación difícil. tómese el tiempo para compartir, cuidar y dar, la amabilidad es muy útil.. 

    Conferencias de padres y maestros serán el lunes 25 de noviembre y el martes 26 de noviembre de a partir de las 8:30 de la mañana. Este es un momento para tener un intercambio con el maestro/a de su hijo/a y para que, como padres, hagan preguntas significativas como:

    • Cuénteme sobre su instrucción académica
    • ¿Qué herramientas puedo integrar en casa que ayuden a fortalecer el rendimiento académico de mi hijo/a?
    • ¿Qué ideas tiene para mantener a mi hijo/a involucrado/a en clase?
    • ¿Qué ha identificado como áreas de debilidad / fuerza?

    Aunque el tiempo es limitado, por favor venga con preguntas y no tenga miedo de preguntar.

    Tenemos la maravillosa oportunidad de llevar a todo nuestro cuerpo estudiantil a ver la película "Harriet", que es la historia de Harriet Tubman y su viaje. Asistiremos a la presentación el miércoles 4 de diciembre a las 10:00 a.m. Los estudiantes saldrán del campus a las 9:30 a.m. Las hojas de permiso se distribuirán durante la escuela el viernes 22 de noviembre y también estarán disponibles durante las conferencias para su conveniencia. Los formularios de permiso deben presentarse el lunes 2 de diciembre.

    El 5 de diciembre estamos planeando nuestra primera noche de alimentos de sostenibilidad en Oregon. Estamos ofreciendo comida preparada por estudiantes y familias. El propósito es reunir a las familias y también discutir la sostenibilidad, una justicia ambiental. El evento se llevará a cabo de 6:30 pm a 8:00 pm. Se presentará Mary Peveto para Vecinos para Aire Limpio. 

    SUN SCHOOL concluye el miércoles 5 de diciembre. 

    The Winter Arts Showcase es el jueves 12 de diciembre en Harriet Tubman y presenta artes visuales, baile de sexto grado, banda y guardia de color. 

     Para terminar, aquí hay algunos recordatorios útiles: 

    • Por favor, aliente la importancia de la organización, entregue las tareas a tiempo y llegue a la escuela y la clase a tiempo.
    • Verifique el Vue para padres y el Vue para estudiantes.(Pregunte en la oficina sí no sabe que es esto)
    • Si tiene un alumno de octavo grado, asista a las reuniones de padres de la escuela secundaria cuando se le ofrezca en todo el distrito. 
    • Vístase abrigado y descanse adecuadamente, el clima está cambiando y la temporada de gripe está en vigencia. 
    • Asegúrese de que su información de contacto esté actualizada para anuncios de mal tiempo

    Sra. Natasha Jackson, Directora

    Harriet Tubman Middle School

  • Student Supplies

    1. 2 or 3" binder w/pocket dividers
    2. Pencils and pens
    3. Pencil holder
    4. Scientific calculator
    5. Composition books: lined and graphing
    6. Highlighter
    7. Pencil sharpener
    8. A clear water bottle
    9. Box of tissues
    10. Container of disinfectant wipes
    11. Container of hand sanitizer