This is it, we made it; the end of the school year and my last Principal’s bulletin of the year. I want to thank the entire Franklin Community for such a wonderful year. Franklin has given me so much to be thankful for as a first year principal. I’ve had the opportunity to meet with so many supportive families, work with such talented students, observe passionate teachers, and work alongside an exemplary support staff; all within a community whose focus is to support our students while being Franklin STRONG. I could not have asked for a better way to start this leg of my career. It has been a fantastic year and I look forward to coming back even stronger for 2019-20. I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer.
Highlights/Updates/Reminders This week:
As with any organization, change is inevitable and sadly we will be saying goodbye to some staff members who are leaving due to retirement or for other new adventures:
Staff who are retiring this year:
Tom McCarthy–PE Teacher/Coach, Clark Webster-Health Teacher.
Staff moving on to new locations or positions:
Sarah Shelton-Sped Teacher, Sue Gauss-Speech Pathologist, Sean Brownhill-Campus Security Agent, Adam Shaw–Campus Security Agent, Domingo Urrutia-Campus Security Agent, Sara Goldman-Counselor, Amber McGill-SUN Site Manager, and Emily Mather-Vice Principal.
We will definitely miss them all and thank them for the commitment and contributions to our school.
New Staff welcomed to our community include:
Jessica Atonic – 1.0 Counselor (Goldman), Megan Stephens -1.0 Speech Pathologist (Gauss), Theresa Demma-1.0 Sped LC (Shelton), Mandy Weaver – 1.0 PE/Health (McCarthy), Stephen Stone -1.0 PE/Health (Webster), Sahnzi Moyers - 1.0 Physics/Bio (New), Ryan Brunk - .5 Sped LC (New), Lee Lipfzinger -1.0 Social Studies (Hall/Leave), Alexandra Drury -1.0 SES Para-Educator (New), Jenny Johnston -1.0 SES Para-Educator (New), Destiny Bucasas – 1.0 SUN Site Manger (McGill), Kahrissa Yazzolino-White- 1.0 Campus Security Agent (Shaw), Cynthia Hayford – 1.0 School Secretary (New), Julie Rierson – VP (Mather).
Please welcome these new staff to our community.
Still to hire: TBD – 1.0 Physics/Chemistry (New), TBD - .5 English (Wilder/Leave), TBD – 1.0 SES Teacher (New), TBD – 1.0 SES Therapeutic Intervention Coach (New), TBD - 1.0 Campus Security Agent (Urrutia).
Thanks again for an amazing year!
The Portland Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to extend PPS Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero's current contract by another two years during its Tuesday, June 25 meeting. Since he will be entering the third year of his original contract, the Board has committed to a total of five years through June 2022 with Guerrero at the helm. The approval came after board members offered a comprehensively positive review of his performance.
A public hearing will be held by the Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission on the budget approved by the Budget Committee for Portland Public School District 1J, Multnomah County, Oregon for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The hearing will be held in the Board Auditorium at the Blanchard Education Service Center (BESC), 501 North Dixon Street, Portland, Oregon, on the 25th day of June at 3 p.m.
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Liane Kehaulani O’Banion has accepted our offer to become Portland Public School’s Director of Title IX Policy, Training & Compliance.
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Franklin Alumni Association Meeting: Alumni Room
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Franklin Ambassador Orientation and Planning: M-238
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM A-D: Freshmen Registration
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM E-K: Freshmen Registration
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM L-P: Freshmen Registration
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Closed for Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Q-T: Freshmen Registration
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM U-Z: Freshmen Registration
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM A-D: Sophomore Registration
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM E-K: Sophomore Registration
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM L-P: Sophomore Registration
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Closed for Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Q-T: Sophomore Registration
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM U-Z: Sophomore Registration