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    Wilson Poetry Slam!

    Wilson Poetry Slam Kick Off Party

    Thursday, March, 22 during tutor time in the library. We will watch Slam videos and eat popcorn.

    Wilson Poetry Slam  

    Come to the Wilson Poetry Slam on Thursday, April 12 at 3:30 in the library to share an original piece of poetry!  Participants will be judged on the poem’s quality and performance. There is a three minute time limit.  Additionally, you may not use music, props, or costumes. 1st prize $50 gift card, 2nd prize $25 gift card, 3rd prize $10 gift card to the store of your choice. Audience members welcome.  Volunteers needed to help keep score and time. Contact Cassie Lanzas clanzas@pps.net  in the library.

    The winner of the Wilson Poetry Slam will compete at Verslandia, the citywide youth Poetry Slam,  on April 26 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your poetry at the Schnitz! Contact Cassie Lanzas clanzas@pps.net for more information.

    Free Student Tickets to Verslandia Available

    Wilson has 25 tickets to share with students who would like to attend Verslandia on April 26th at 7pm.  These tickets will be given first come first served to students. To reserve your ticket, pick up a permission slip to attend Verslandia in the library and return it signed to the library.  Support the winner of our Wilson Slam and enjoy a phenomenal night of poetry. Additional student tickets are available for $10 from Literary Arts. Student tickets always sell out. Don’t wait! Contact Cassie Lanzas clanzas@pps.net  in the library.

    Truth Be Told Story Slam

    Wilson Story Slam Thursday, February 22 at 3:30.

    Tell an original story at the Wilson Story Slam. The winner will tell their story at the PPS Interscholastic Storytelling Competition! The theme this year is "Trouble." 


    Oregon Battle of the Books

    Oregon Battle of the Books- Regionals March 3 at Canby High School


    Thursday, April 26th at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


    Author Visits


    Wilson students will hear Claudia Rankine at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall discuss Citizen: An American Lyric 2/8/2018 as part of the Students to Schnitz program with Literary Arts.

    Wilson students will hear Mohsin Hamid discuss Exit West on 4/5/2018 as part of the Multnomah County Libary Everybody Reads Program.

    Wilson students will hear Viet Thanh Nguyen at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall discuss The Sympathizer 5/8/2018 as part of the Students to Schnitz program with Literary Arts.


    Library Club- Meets 2nd Half of Friday Tutor Time 


    Donate to the Wilson Library

    Click on the button above to donate to the Wilson Library.  Donations are used to support classroom instruction, upgrade the space, and fulfill student book requests.

  • Cassie Lanzas

    Cassie Lanzas

    Email: clanzas@pps.net

    Cassie Lanzas is delighted to join Wilson as the new teacher-librarian. Prior to Wilson, she was the teacher librarian at Robert Gray Middle School and Skyline K-8, where she focused on digital citizenship and reading engagement. Cassie started her career in education as a social studies teacher at Grant High School, where she spent over ten years and focussed on AP courses and small learning communities.

    Cassie holds a Bachelor of Arts from Portland State University, a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Lewis & Clark College, a Reading Endorsement with a specialization in Young Adult Literature, and an Education Media Endorsement from Portland State University. She is focused on increasing and developing reading engagement for all students, digital citizenship, and research and inquiry skills. She is also the Oregon Battle of the Books team coach. She spends her time outside of school with her family enjoying the wide variety of activities the Pacific Northwest has to offer.