George Middle School Student Health Center Closing at End of School Year Services continue to be available at nearby Roosevelt High School
George Middle School Student Health Center Closing at End of School Year
Services continue to be available at nearby Roosevelt High School
What is happening?
The George Student Health Center is closing at the end of this school year. The last day of service will be June 7, 2019. The Student Health Center team will work with clients to transition them to a new center.
Why is it happening?
Due to lower use of the George health center and increased cost of operations, Multnomah County is consolidating Student Health Center locations to serve the greatest number of youth.
Where can students get health services?
Students can access health services at any of the nine Multnomah County Student Health Centers. The nearest location to you is at Roosevelt High School, just one mile away. The Roosevelt Health Center is open 5 days a week and serves any K-12 aged youth who lives or goes to school in Multnomah County.
Roosevelt Student Health Center is located at 6941 N Central St; 503-988-3909.
April 24, 2019
Dear Parents/Guardians of 8th grade students:
Congratulations to our outstanding 8th grade class of 2019!!
It’s that time of the year when we are planning end-of-the-year activities for our eligible 8th grade students. The following are culminating activities planned to recognize their efforts and successes. In addition, all 8th grade students MUST meet the following 30 day criteria to participate in any activity listed below. Criteria will be enforced beginning Monday April 23rd:
Students must have a 90% or above attendance rate
Can not receive more than 1 stage 2 / 3 referral
Can not be excluded / suspended from school
Can not have more than ten tardies in 30 days
Picture Day for 8th Grade students – Wednesday May 1st
8th grade students will have an opportunity to complete their promotion ceremony pictures from 1:00 – 3:15 pm. Lifetouch paperwork has been provided to each student.
Hug Point State Recreation Site and Haystack Awareness Field Trip May 28th
Eighth graders will be going to Hug Point State Reservation Site with the Haystack Rock Awareness program at Cannon Beach, Oregon on Tuesday May 28th. Students will participate in a intertidal exploration which includes bird observation and aquaria investigation with HRAP. Field trip forms are attached with this letter. The bus will depart at 7:45am and arrive back at George Middle School by 4:00pm. Note to students regarding the trip: Please return your permission slip to Mr. Grigg NO LATER THAN Friday, May 20th.
George Middle School Staff vs. 8th grade Student Basketball Game June 7th
Join us for a staff vs. 8th grade student basketball game! Bring family and friends to cheer on the staff and our students as we participate in our annual George Middle School end of the year basketball game. The basketball game will be Friday June 7th from 2:34pm – 3:34pm.
Student Takeover Day Wednesday May 22nd
On Wednesday May 22nd, students will have the opportunity to ‘take over’ work shadow positions at George Middle School! Throughout the afternoon students will have the opportunity to choose a staff member at George that they would like to “take over” their position for the day at George Middle School. Students will be provided an opportunity to complete “Take over Day” applications during 1st period advisory.
George Middle School Staff vs. 8th grade Student Soccer Game Friday May 31st
Join us for a staff vs. 8th grade student Soccer game! Bring family and friends to cheer on the staff and our students as we participate in our annual George Middle School end of the year soccer match. The game will be Wednesday June 6th from 2:34pm – 3:34pm.
Friday June 7th, 8th Grade Dance will begin at 6:00pm and end promptly at 8:00pm at George Middle School. The event will include a DJ and dance area. Cost is $3.00. 8th grade students can invite a middle school guest to the event. Permission slips for guest will be provided to 8th grade students at a later date.
8th Grade Promotion Ceremony – Monday June 10th
Our promotion ceremony will be held in the auditorium at Roosevelt High School beginning at 6:00 p.m. The ceremony will begin at 6:00pm and end at 7:30pm. Students should arrive at Roosevelt High School between 5:20-5:40pm. Due to limited seating in the auditorium, we request that you please limit your number of guests attending the promotion to four. Due to our limited parking, please allow enough time to park and still have your child arrive on time.
Minimum Day – Monday June 10th
We will be on a minimum day schedule for our 8th grade students, to provide time for practicing the promotion ceremony. School will begin at 9:15 a.m. and all 8th Grade students will be dismissed at 12:36 p.m. We will then have all 8th grade students walk with their 8th grade teachers to Roosevelt High School to complete a practice promotion ceremony.
The last day of school for 8th grade students will be Monday June 10th
If you have any further questions about the end of the year 8th grade activities, please call the office.
Once again, congratulations!Spanish Version
Outdoor School Schedule by Science Class Period
Period 1 – ODS Week 6 – April 28th to May 3rd – Camp Canby Grove with Grace Rodgers
Period 2 – ODS Week 6 – April 28th to May 3rd – Camp Namanu with Kate Mann
Period 3 – ODS Week 6 – April 28th to May 3rd – Camp Arrah Wanna with Patrick Landis
Period 4 – ODS Week 7 – May 5th to May 10th – Camp Arrah Wanna with Emily Schultz
Period 6 – ODS Week 7 – May 5th to May 10th – Camp Angelos/Sandy River with Kate Chapman
Period 7 – ODS Week 7 – May 5th to May 10th – Camp Howard with Sierra Hill
August 2, 2018
On behalf of the staff at George Middle School, we are excited and happy to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential.
Academics continue to be a top priority at GMS and our focus this year will be based on working together to increase student achievement. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We need to make sure that our students arrive for the new school year with the belief that education is important and requires hard work. A strong partnership with you will make a tremendous difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and we want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.
Below are upcoming opportunities to learn more about the school and to prepare for child(s) success:
School Supplies - Families are encouraged to purchase school supplies from the school for $5, which include the following: binder, dividers, pencils, planner, erasers, pens, paper, pencil pouch, and composition book.
Cell Phone Policy–Attached is a copy of our school cell phone policy so that you and your child can review it together. If you have any questions about the cell phone policy, please feel free to contact me or to discuss them with other members of our administrative staff. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year. Please feel free to review the PPS Parent Handbook which can be accessed at https://www.pps.net/schools/george.
It is our desire to keep you informed of all that is taking place at school. Up-to-date and additional information will be sent to you regularly and will appear on our school web page https://www.pps.net/schools/george. If you have questions or concerns that arise at any time, please do not hesitate to give your child’s teacher or me a call. I look forward to having a long and rewarding relationship with you and your family.
Lavert Robertson, M.Ed.
Dear PPS Community,
It is with a sense of optimism and encouragement that I am sharing with you news about something I believe will have a lasting impact on the future of our school system and our ability to better serve our students. The Oregon Legislature has approved, and Gov. Kate Brown has signed, the Student Success Act, an investment package projected to provide public schools throughout the state with approximately $1 billion a year in additional funding.
Two teachers at Franklin High School have won significant awards for their service to students. Mercedes Munoz won an Oregon Regional Teacher of the Year Award, and Anne McHugh won a Presidential Innovation Award for the Pacific Northwest from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Over the last year there has been a groundswell of activity around improving student health and wellness in Portland Public Schools. Aided by partnerships that have resulted in PPS receiving three grants totaling about $3 million, the district’s Health Education and Student Support Services teams have been able to bring innovative programming and new staff to PPS’s health education efforts.
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