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  • Ainsworth Volunteer Appreciation

    Thank you to all of the parents that were able to join us in celebrating Ainsworth volunteers. Our community volunteered over 6,205 hours this school year. Thank you for all of your support on behalf of all Ainsworth Students and staff.
  • 2017-2018 School Supply Lists

    It's that time of the year again the 2017-2018 school supply lists are out. Please click here to view them.
    If you're looking to save some time, please visit Schoolhouse supplies at the link below for more information. Schoolhouse supplies is now taking orders for the 2017-2018 school year. ORDER NOW!
    Save $5 and order by July 14; Final deadline is August 2!
    Purchase your child’s school supply list online through Schoolhouse Supplies Online at www.schoolhousesupplies.org/online.

    It’s hard to believe we are approaching the end of the school year. Using the MindUP curriculum to teach students about mindfulness as a way to cultivate happiness in their lives has been very exciting for us this year. We’ve seen a strong impact of mindfulness on the way students approach school and we hope that has carried over to home.The final two lesson in the MindUP curriculum are about mindful action in the community, centered around community service. The last unit of MindUP has been about cultivating happiness, and service to community is a way to do this.  
    To go along with these lessons we coordinated with PTA parents, student council, and another school to do a school supply drive, happening June 5th-16th. The supplies collected during this drive will go to Alder Elementary, a Title 1 school. We will be collecting new and barely used school supplies in bins in the hallways.  
    With the quickly approaching end of the year, we hope this help students and families clean out backpacks and desks, as well as give student an opportunity to engage in community service.

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  • Principal's Message

    Hello Ainsworth Community,

    We would like to welcome you or welcome you back to Ainsworth. We hope you had a fun and relaxing summer spent with loved ones. We look forward to hearing what you are most excited about for this year. We believe this will be our best year yet and have so many wonderful things in store for our students and families. Every year brings us new beginnings and opportunities to make new friends and experience Ainsworth in a new way. Together, let's make it a great year!

    Kris & Grace

District News

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  • Summer Scholars: Hard Duty, High Reward

    Check your common perceptions of summer school at the door.  Because at Benson High School, the site of PPS’s Summer Scholars program, the sheer numbers, structure and atmosphere is not what you’d expect.
  • Interviews under way for PPS superintendent

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    Dear PPS staff and families,

    The search and recruitment for our new superintendent is well underway.

    The community, board and search firm recommended more than 40 educational leaders for consideration. The search firm and the Board reviewed the prospects and candidates and the Board selected a diverse group with deep educational experience to interview. They included individuals from within and outside Oregon, current superintendents as well as senior education leaders from large districts.

  • Meet Yousef Awwad

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     Yousef Awwad, Interim PPS Superintendent

    From a remote town in Jordan to leading Oregon’s biggest school district

    At the age of 5, Yousef Awwad joined his older brothers in the streets of Ghweria, Jordan, a small city outside Zarqa, to sell sesame candies and balloons to keep food on his family’s table.

    Yousef’s dad was serving in the Jordan military and was stationed in an area of the desert so remote that he wasn’t able to send money home while he was deployed.

    Today, Yousef is serving as the new interim superintendent of the largest school district in Oregon. How did a boy living in poverty in a remote town in Jordan wind up here?

  • Board hears update on superintendent search

    The new PPS Board of Education held its first regular meeting Tuesday to discuss the search for a permanent superintendent and hear from a community group about the future of Tubman Middle School.

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