Hosford Middle School


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Hosford News

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  • Student Protest for Safety: March 14

    Thank you to parent Melissa Toledo for providing pictures of our Student Protest on March 14. You can find more photos here.
    Hosford Student Walk-Out
  • Spring HEAT registration is open!

    Classes begin the first week after Spring Break and run for 9 weeks. Most classes are held at Hosford unless otherwise noted.

    Sign up today!

    Flex your creative mind in Architecture: House of Cards with Jeff Hartnett, make some noise in Latin Percussion Basics with Hosford Spanish teacher Mr Agvanian, or learn a new language and culture in Japanese with native speaker Toyoko Becker.

    Check out Coding Club with Ms Suydam- for beginners and experienced coders!

    Start your day with Gentle Morning Yoga. Try Fencing with the Oregon Fencing Alliance. or join the 5th/6th, 7th or 8th Grade Volleyball Team- open to all boys and girls.

    Try out Sketch Comedy with the Portland Youth Performance Academy on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

    Get cooking with Beth Gates in Cooking Club- taught in the St David of Wale's kitchen.

    Hone your speaking skills with the famous Hosford Speech & Debate Team.

    HEAT classes are for everyone! Ask about scholarships and reduced rates.
    Register online here
  • Hosford Advanced Band invited to HEART of Portland!

    Dear Parents & Students of Hosford Middle School:

    I’m thrilled to announce that Scott Johnston and the Hosford music program have been invited to perform in The HEART of Portland: A PPS K-12 Arts Showcase at the Portland Art Museum in the Kridel Grand Ballroom on Wednesday, April 11th at 6:30pm. This evening reception performance will showcase music, dance and theatre in the main ballroom to kick off a two-week, 90-piece visual arts gallery hosted by the museum.

  • Principal's Message 3-5

    Dear Hosford Parents,
    We are excited to see you at Student-Led Conferences this coming Wednesday, March 7. Everyone should have a final appointment time set with their student's advisory teacher (we have sent home invitations and teachers have reached out via email/phone). If you still need an appointment, please contact your student's advisory teacher. Not sure who this is, or need other assistance? Contact our office at 503-916-5640
    At Hosford, our values are: Friendship - Learning - Commitment. During Student-Led Conferences, students demonstrate commitment to the importance of growing in their learning over time by sharing what they have learned with their families.This is an all-school learning event, and all students are expected to participate.
    Students have been preparing for their conferences in core content and advisory classes during February, and will be presenting their work from Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science classes (many will also share elective work).
    There is no school on March 7 to allow for conferences all day.

    Kristyn Westphal
  • Principal's Message 2-12-18

    February 12th, 2018 
    Dear Hosford Families:
    Student-led conferences are coming up on March 7. You will be receiving a printed invitation next week, backpacked home from your student's advisory teacher, and teachers will finalize appointment times with families later this month. At Hosford, our values are: Friendship - Learning - Commitment. During Student-Led Conferences, students demonstrate commitment to the importance of growing in their learning over time by sharing what they have learned with their families. This is an all-school learning event, and all students are expected to participate. Students are preparing in core content and advisory classes during February, and will be presenting their work from Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science classes. Conferences are hosted through advisory teacher. We will continue to send reminders throughout February, as we want all families to participate. There is no school this day to allow for conferences all day.
    Kristyn Westphal
    Principal, Hosford Middle School
  • 8th Grade End of Year Events

    Here are the tentative dates for the end of the year events for our 8th grade class:

    1 8th grade Celebration Dance 5-7 PM (Cafeteria)

    4 Staff/Student Kickball Game, 4 PM

    4-5 Locker Cleanout

    5 Quarterly Recognition Assembly

    7 Yearbook signing (blacktop)/Clap Out

    7 2nd Promotion practice at CHS, 2:15 PM

    7 Promotion at CHS, 7-8:30 pm

    8 Oaks Park Field Trip (8th graders) 9:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Principal's Message 1-28

    Dear Hosford Families:

    Monday, January 29 is a teacher planning day; no school for students. The HMS Office will be closed, as it is also a district training day for all classified staff (secretaries, paraeducators, and others).

    Exclusion day for state required immunizations is Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Students who are not current will not be able to attend school until their records are complete. Letters will be mailed the first week of February to parents whose children are incomplete and will be excluded if not updated by February 21, 2018. Please arrange for your child to receive needed immunizations so that they can remain in school.

    If you need assistance in locating a health care provider or clinic site, please contact your school nurse.

    Kristyn Westphal

    Principal, Hosford Middle School
  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer at Hosford!

    Recently Rep. Earl Blumenauer's office hosted an event at Hosford, and three of our students were able to welcome him to the stage. We're proud of our Huskies! Blumenauer visit 1
    Blumenauer 2
    Asher, Maralee, Rep. Blumenauer, Naiobi and Ms. Westphal with her son Diego
  • Principal's Message January 2nd

    Dear Hosford Families:

    All 6th grades students in Portland Public Schools attend Outdoor School for a week during the academic year. Hosford's dates were just recently confirmed; they are May 13 - 18, and May 20 - 25. Science teachers will be sending out additional information to families during second semester. In the meantime, if you are curious, you may want to check out the Outdoor School website.


    Kristyn Westphal

    Principal, Hosford Middle School


  • Principal's Message, Dec. 11

    Dear Hosford Families:
    In keeping with national events, we have noticed a need this year for some additional education of students around respectful conduct vs. sexual harassment. It is very important to us to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all students. We are currently doing some additional training with staff around how to interrupt any inappropriate comments or behaviors they may observe, as well as reporting immediately to school administration for our follow-up. We will be doing education with students in advisory in the new year around this issue, and providing some evening events for parents through our counselors. 
    We encourage you to have conversations about sexual harassment and respectful conduct with your student, whatever their gender, as students at this age receive many conflicting messages from culture and entertainment, and often do not fully understand what is okay and not okay. 
    All students should know:
  • November 6

    Principal's Updates
    Veterans Day
    Thank you to all of our community members who have served in the armed services. We appreciate your service.
    Grades Recognition at Hosford
    Dear Hosford Families:
    At Hosford, we know that learners progress at different rates, and we believe it is important to recognize both academic excellence, and progress towards academic excellence. This year, students are recognized quarterly for their grades (Highly Proficient and Proficient) as well as their effort (the Student Responsibilities comments that you will see on report cards.). Students can receive commendation in either or both of these categories.

Principal's List & Honor Roll

  • 2nd Quarter Principal's List:

    Allabastro, Bronwyn I.
    Allen, William E.
    Amin, Hamdisa A.
    Amoni-Daro, Delphina F.
    Anderson, Samuel S.
    Anthony, Ryan K.
    Aregood, Jack M. IV
    Arkley, Una L.
    Arquit, Gavin O.
    Aulwes, Beatrice E.
    Axon, Henry W.
    Ayers, Jonah
    Baird, Zeke C.
    Baker, Gretta E.
    Balmer, Emmett A.
    Balmer, Luke M.
    Barnes, Griffin W.
    Bartell, Michael M.
    Bartlett, Alexander L.
    Basart, Lilah R.
    Beard, Hazel X.
    Beattie, Katherine H.
    Becker, Nicolette M.
    Beeaker, Finn C.
    Bettineski, Olivia L.
    Bieler, Sophia B.
    Biggs, Lydia A.
    Birk, Enzo B.
    Bisgard, Ella G.
    Bittar, Logan T.
    Black, Cassidy I.
    Blaha, Stella J.
    Bland, Alena M.
    Boghossian, Ramela R.
    Bohus, Frank P.
    Bokman, Alice L.
    Borrayo, Claire M.
    Bouillion, Orion H.
    Brauckmiller, Isabelle L.
    Brooke-Hodge, Margaret H.
    Brown, Elias B.
    Brown, Emmett D.
    Brown, Rylan T.
    Brunaugh, Adelae R.
    Brunaugh, Cyrus R.
    Buchanan, Emma J.
    Byhre, Madeline R.
    Callahan, Henry S.
    Campbell, Jun L.
    Carlson, Blue L.
    Carnes, Niko S.
    Cavanaugh, Case A.
    Cavett, Sitara J.
    Cervantes, Brisa A.
    Chan, Alvin J.
    Chau, Crystal
    Chau, Ya Jun
    Chen, Hui Shan H.
    Chen, Vincent
    Chin, Elsa R.
    Chong, Grace
    Christiansen, Lila L.
    Christy-Willingham, Remy J.
    Clegg, Madeline R.
    Collie Kavanaugh, Jamieson F.
    Cooper, Jackson B.
    Cornejo, Xiola B.
    Courcelle, Eleanor J.
    Cowan-Ruth, Tian B.
    Czinger, Natalia A.
    Dallas, Angus W.
    Daniell, Ceazar E.
    Davies, Payton C.
    Davis, Anli L.
    Davis, Colby S.
    Davis, Emily D.
    Dean, Hank Q.
    Dean, Violet C.
    Deweese, Madeline R.
    Dierickx, Liana X.
    Dopierala, Graham W.
    Dorn, Jago P.
    Doswell, Kamalei O.
    Douglas, Hannah N.
    Dryden, Emma L.
    Dryden, Nicholas
    Duckworth, Anne-Sophie M.
    Duckworth, Maxime A.
    Duncklee, Jeremiah W.
    Easlon, Grace M.
    Ebright-Jones, Marisa A.
    Elder, Sebastian E.
    Elfert, Amiel
    Elparin, Alex E.
    Emens-Lingley, Lucy J.
    Emrich, Lillian J.
    Engelmann, Isaac S.
    English, Bailey A.
    Estes, Jackson J. JR
    Falk, Jeremy R.
    Favre, Cole R.
    Ferguson-Pearson, Richard L.
    Fertig, Naomi L.
    Fisher-Cohen, Pascale A.
    Fong, Caleb R.
    Foster, Henry B.
    Friel, Liem J.
    Galm, Amalia S.
    Galvan, Alyssa M.
    Gibson, Lucas A.
    Gilbert, Ava M.
    Gilbert, Grace L.
    Gillespie, Kennidee S.
    Gillette, Lily M.
    Gilley, Keyan
    Gionet, Ren P.
    Golla, Evelyn M.
    Golomb, Vivienne B.
    Golomb, Zeqiel C.
    Gonzales, Flannery J.
    Goodrich, Darby R.
    Gosnell, Moso P.
    Gramlich, Breanna L.
    Graves, Jackson A.
    Graves, Marissa K.
    Greenbaum, Joseph O.
    Guite, Simone W.
    Hale, John I.
    Hall, Hattie C.
    Hampel, Andreas W.
    Harmon, Piper M.
    Harrington, Collin C.
    Harris Crowne, Ansel
    Hartnett, David
    Hartwig, Gavin D.
    Haverty, Eamon M.
    Haverty, Luca W.
    Headrick, Cooper C.
    Healy, June P.
    Herring, Liam P.
    Ho, Cody G.
    Ho, Dang N.
    Ho, Hui Zhi K.
    Ho, Kaylee H.
    Ho, Lauryn E.
    Hoberg, Lucille K.
    Hofstetter, Jazmine M.
    Holton, Fiona B.
    Holton, Terence O.
    Howard, Ellie X.
    Hubatch, Avery J.
    Hudson, Eleanor E.
    Hunzeker, Jillian J.
    Hurley, Thomas R.
    Huynh, Victor V.
    Isenberg, Naomi M.
    Jacqmotte-Parks, Sophie J.
    Jamyang, Tenzin
    Jaquiss, Lily G.
    Jenkins, Jessica S.
    Jensen, Maxwell C.
    Johnsen, Benjamin J.
    Jones, Chloe M.
    Jordan, Sophia A.
    Joslin, Jiayan K.
    Kaufman, Rachel S.
    Kelleman, Julie L.
    Kertzner, Rachel R.
    Khatra, Iris G.
    Kim, Murenda M.
    Kin, Lucy S.
    Kirkman, Tyler D.
    Kishel, Alexander J.
    Knowles, Josaphine X.
    Knutson, Georgia R.
    Knutson, Julia C.
    Koehler, Elijah N.
    Koehler, Elsie L.
    Koeneke, Auden A.
    Kohler, Peter L.
    Kohles, Thoreau N.
    Korin, Amaya R.
    Kritzer, Mia P.
    Lally, Matilda Q.
    Lamberth, Peyton S.
    Landis, Dalton J.
    Lannigan, Matthew J.
    Lapsley, Marcia R.
    Lavenue, Aria E.
    Le, Amelia S.
    Leavenworth, Jeremiah D.
    Lee-Dickman, Holly L.
    Lee-Varan, Aria K.
    Lee, Casey S.
    Lee, Hyun-Chan
    Lee, Sean D.
    Lee, Yebin
    Leese, Griffin W.
    Leese, Quinn M.
    Lefferts, Tristan J.
    Lehrkind, Vela K.
    Leider, Gianna R.
    Leitch, Celia L.
    Lemus-Pineda, Hilary J.
    Lewin, Naomi J.
    Liang, Xiyuan
    Liu, Dafu
    Locker, Sophie R.
    Lomas, Finn O.
    Loveland, Mason R.
    Lui, Rita S.
    Ly, Kyra R.
    MacFarlan, Tessa X.
    Madden, Heinrich P.
    Makinica, Raymond Floyd S.
    Mar, Naw Say
    Martinez, Mar' Isha M.
    Martinez, Maralee M.
    Mast, Caleb N.
    McAllister, Ellie G.
    McKell, Bryant A.
    McMurray, Vivian L.
    McNary-Sprague, Owen G.
    Miller Suarez, Yeimy L.
    Miller, Evangeline J.
    Miller, Lincoln J.
    Miller, Lirit M.
    Mills, Owen M.
    Mills, Payton R.
    Mishler, Franklin F.
    Moe, Nolan D.
    Moellering, Aidan H.
    Moo, Wah Ri
    Moore, Fergus W.
    Morgan, Estelle R.
    Murff, Madeline L.
    Narciso, John Francis O.
    Nelson, Tibor J.
    Nolan, Orion L.
    O'Brien, Shea C.
    O'Connell, Finbarr J.
    O'Connor, Aidan P.
    Oakley, Elizabeth C.
    Oakley, James J.
    Oh, Thomas Y.
    Ohotto, Maximilian A.
    Okeley, David A.
    Oo, Hay M.
    Opsahl, Audrey R.
    Ormiston, Julia X.
    Ostrin, Ella F.
    Ott, Ellery D.
    Oway, Aung S.
    Owens, Jackson C.
    Padulo, Edie E.
    Patlak, Riley D.
    Patrick, Mason W.
    Patterson, Aidan J.
    Paw, Htee Moo
    Pearlman, Ravit Y.
    Pender, Sarah D.
    Peters, Audrey N.
    Pham, Jenna
    Pierce, Addison M.
    Pike, Beatrix
    Pike, Matilda L.
    Piper, Ariah E.
    Polk, Makeda G.
    Posada, Mateo N.
    Powell, Emily G.
    Prevost-Valik, Dyllon R.
    Prevost-Valik, Hadley M.
    Price, Jordan K.
    Pritchett, Elizabeth M.
    Pritchett, Sabrina L.
    Pytynia-Hillier, Helen M.
    Raggett, Hugh C.
    Ramos, Jakob Z.
    Rich, Sylvie L.
    Ritter West, Johanna L.
    Roberts, Rowan L.
    Robertson, David H.
    Robertson, Penny H.
    Rodriguez-Brahms, Frida S.
    Rogerson, Joseph M.
    Rollins, Xanthe E.
    Roraback-Meagher, Sadie M.
    Rosenblatt, Solomon L.
    Ross, Flannery B.
    Rounseville, Devin A.
    Rozell, Freya A.
    Rozewski, Zoe J.
    Rueangdetnarong, Veerachit
    Ruecker, Fitz T.
    Ruhoff, Mia M.
    Ry, Randy D.
    Santos Valerio, Jonathan
    Saydak, Hazel B.
    Schauer, Aidan J.
    Schauer, David B.
    Schroedel, Jacob H.
    Schroedel, Wade J.
    Schroeder, Ava G.
    Seminario, Oscar F.
    Serchuk, Alice M.
    Sexton-Sayler, Vivian K.
    Shannon, Mya M.
    Sharp, India
    Shaykin, Sergio O.
    Shee, Abdallah A.
    Shetterly, Pearl M.
    Shi, Katelyn
    Shilling, Selena G.
    Silverman, Aliyah P.
    Simpson, Charlotte
    Sirois, Anika R.
    Sirokman, Zinnia O.
    Smith, Kelsey E.
    Smith, Samantha D.
    Song, Ian Y.
    Sonnichsen, Joshua W.
    Sorenson, Gunnar P.
    Soto, Guillermo M.
    Sowieja, Isabel J.
    Spain, Oliver S.
    Sprando, Anthony J.
    Stalcup, Zachary A.
    Steves, Owen T.
    Sturges, Mary-Elizabeth T.
    Suhr, Daniel T.
    Sullivan, Penelope G.
    Surbaugh, Audrey M.
    Susak, Will J.
    Suydam, Anna K.
    Swinth, Tucker J.
    Tenney, Helen M.
    Tenud, Asher L.
    Thompson, Calvin C.
    Tinker, Elijah J.
    Tinker, Stella C.
    Titus, Addisen M.
    Tonn, Kelsi N.
    Toothaker, Eric C.
    Tran, Daniel A.
    Tran, Eric T.
    Treat, Stephen W.
    Tugdul, Dorjee A.
    Ungar, Julian D.
    Urbaitel, Elijah
    Vanderwal, Zoe I.
    Venneri, Luciano E.
    Vitorino, Nathanael J.
    Vollert, Frances M.
    Wadnizak, Keenan J.
    Wadnizak, Stella J.
    Wagner, Lila J.
    Wah, Say Doh
    Walker, Elliot C.
    Walsh, Sebastian E.
    Ware, George H.
    Watters, Chloe S.
    Webster, Alexander G.
    Wei, Emma W.
    Weinberg, Jackson J.
    Weinberg, Lucy A.
    White, Hattie S.
    White, Oliver G.
    Whitman, Cyd X.
    Whittaker, Nora F.
    Williams, Amelia R.
    Winder, Piper M.
    Wong, Andrew K.
    Wong, Gabriella L.
    Wong, Nathaniel B.
    Wong, Samantha C.
    Wynn, Sophia E.
    Yan-Moore, Jackson R.
    Yardumian, Dashiell T.
    Yasenchak, Zoe R.
    Yuen, Kiley S.
    Zhan, Mandy
    Zhen, Jia Qiang


    1st Quarter Honor Roll:

    Arguelles, Laylah A.
    Austen, Sheri N.
    Bass, Martin A. JR
    Batiste-Wyatt, Tevian
    Bayer, Charlotte A.
    Beattie, Alexander J.
    Bernert, Mea J.
    Bouneff, Elias C.
    Bowser, Emma J.
    Carlson, Olivia Y.
    Chen, Jaeden M.
    Cox, Evelyn M.
    Cruz-Quijada, Jordan A.
    Cuddihy, Gillian B.
    Cullins-Shaver, Linus R.
    Danh, Danny
    Davis, Astarte V.
    De La Cruz, Frida A.
    De Thomas, Georgia B.
    DeMoss, Jonathan C.
    Dentler, Favin A.
    Douglas, Camilla N.
    Dunn, Marlow M.
    Fox, Logan P.
    Frantz, Beatrix M.
    Gerber, Nathan S.
    Gonzalez-Maltos, Nathania Y.
    Haas, Amelia A.
    Haynes, Kamrin D.
    Hoefer, Amy E.
    Houlette, Chloe R.
    Htoo, Say K.
    Indarta, Zidane
    Johnson, Charles H.
    Jorgenson, Bailey P.
    Kennedy, Roman J.
    Lego, Nadia J.
    Lopez-Guerrero, Emmanuel J.
    Lui, Kevin Y.
    Maldonado, Angelina K.
    Mederos, Giovanni
    Medford, Logan M.
    Miller, Richard I.
    Morin, Victoria J.
    Moylan, Diego
    Neal, Mickayla V.
    Neal, Naiobi N.
    Nixon-Ingram, Kaliyah Y.
    Nong, Roman L.
    Obrezha, Samuel D.
    Pokhrel, Sabitra
    Poulton, Charlie J.
    Ramirez, Echo O.
    Ramsdell, Robin K.
    Richard, Rochelle S.
    Richter, Adin M.
    Ryan-Fisch, Sean R.
    Ryczek, Abigail R.
    Scafati, Sean A.
    Simmons, Zackary I.
    Sliter, Quinn M.
    Smeller, Callum J.
    Smeller, Connor J.
    Sterling, Mackenzie D.
    Suhr, Conor J.
    Swanson, Robert M.
    Talasow, Ibrahim D.
    Tall, Sydney A.
    Tillis, Jon'na R.
    Tupou, Taniela
    Vandenhooff, Kiona C.
    Vuong, Phuong T.
    Wagner, Meagan T.
    Wah, Saw Chri
    Wang, Kailai
    Ware, Marley J.
    Weber, Noelani C.
    Wolochow, Isaiah D.
    Zlatnik, Daisy A.


    2nd Quarter Growth Nomination Recipients:

    (Students are nominated by teachers for their phenomenal academic and/or social growth during quarter 2)

    AVID: The WHOLE Class!
    Anthony, Ryan
    Bartleson, Ruby
    Batiste-Wyatt, Kambrian
    Batiste-Wyatt, Tevian
    Beattie, Alexander
    Beckstead, Asia
    Bland, Alena
    Callahan, Henry
    Crisafulli, Kiana
    Cullins-Shaver, Linus
    Davis, Astarte
    Dean, Hank
    Diaz Correa, Alexza
    Estrada Gomez, Jonathan
    Gramlich, Breanna
    Huang, Takara
    Knowles, Josaphine
    Lefferts, Tristan
    Lego, Asher (received 2 teacher nominations!)
    Mast, Caleb
    Mendoza, Hector
    Miller Suarez, Yeimy
    Moe, Nolan
    Monroe, Miles
    Nolan, Orion
    Obrezha, Samuel
    Pokhrel, Sabitra
    Poole, Keturah
    Prentice, Mya
    Shee, Abdallah (received 3 teacher nominations!)
    Sirokman, Zinnia
    Soto, Guillermo (Memo)
    Talasow, Ibrahim
    Thach, Andrew
    Wolochow, Isaiah
    Wong, Gabby
    Zhen, Jia Qiang

District News

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  • Reflections on March 14th

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    On Wednesday, students across the nation chose to speak out on the issue of school safety. In many school communities, students observed a moment of silence and walked out of class to give voice to their thoughts and feelings. We should all listen.The horrific mass shootings that have taken student lives in recent years have provoked an incredibly important dialogue and created a valuable “teachable moment” for all of us. 

  • PPS Pulse, Mar. 13, 2018

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Grant’s title highlights PIL dominance in basketball; advice on health, safety
  • Guidance for March 14

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    Dear PPS families and staff,

    On Wednesday, March 14, schools across the U.S. will participate in activities to honor the 17 students and educators who were killed during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Here in the Portland Public Schools, Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero has shared with school leaders, students and families that he supports acknowledgement of this tragedy and encourages student-centered and developmentally appropriate school-wide activities, as well as classroom lessons and resource-sharing on the topic of safe, supportive and inclusive schools. 

  • Middle schools: Progress report

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    The District is opening new middle schools at Roseway Heights and Harriet Tubman as part of an effort to offer more equitable middle grades education in those communities. This is a large and complex task that involves dozens of PPS schools, programs and departments. A look at the progress: