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    Hosford Middle School Student and Family Handbook

    (includes School Climate Plan)

     

     

    About Our School:

     

    Welcome to the Hosford Middle School family! We are glad you are here. Our mission at Hosford Middle School is Friendship - Learning - Commitment. Students and staff at Hosford are committed to building and maintaining relationships with each other and our community; learning about ourselves, others, and the world; and trying, persevering, and following through on rigorous academic and personal goals. We want every student and every family to feel welcome, included, and excited about learning and growing. If we can help or support you, please let us know! We believe relationships are important, and we want to know you and your student well.

     

    Hosford is a Mandarin Immersion school; one quarter of our students are continuing Mandarin studies they began in elementary school. We partner with two middle schools in Suzhou, China for a yearly student exchange. We are also an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) school, preparing students in 7th and 8th grades for college readiness; we will expand AVID to 6th grade in 2018-2019. We offer a large variety of electives for students, including Student Leadership, Mandarin (two levels), Spanish (two levels), Band (three levels), Art (three levels), Computer Technology, Woodshop, Game Design, PE/Wellness, and Mandarin Culture. 

     

    It is important to note that Hosford Middle School sits on ancestral lands belonging to The Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde Community, who were forcibly displaced from this area. 

     

     

    About Our Principal:

     

    I am thrilled to be joining you this year as your new principal. I have enjoyed meeting many community members this year and look forward to a fantastic year together. My life in education began teaching social studies and language arts in middle and high school, after which I moved to instructional coaching and school administration. I spent most of my professional career in the Hillsboro and West Linn-Wilsonville School Districts, however, I'm a graduate of Portland Public Schools and my children attend PPS. It has been a goal of mine to come back and work in my own community. As an administrator, I believe in a focus on instructional practices and community collaboration. Personally, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two daughters, making music, art and growing our family garden. I want to know all of our students and families, and look forward to getting to know you if I don't already. Please let me know how I can help you.

    -- Caitlin Klenz