• New Student Orientation Dates

     

    This is for students who have not forecasted for 2022/2023 school year but have submitted registration paperwork with our school. Please sign up to attend one of these group forecasting sessions at Ida B. Wells in room 145.  To sign up, please call the main office at 503-916-5280 and ask for a time slot.  

     

    August 23 @ 9:00am 

    August 25 @ 2:00pm

    August 29 @ 10am  

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  • Student and Family News, June 17th, Final Edition of 2021-2022

    Dear IBW Families,

    Congratulations on wrapping up another school year.  This year was full of unexpected twists and turns.  Over all, I feel positive about all that we've been able to accomplish this year.

    This final edition of the Student and Family News for the 2021-2022 includes some final wrap-ups from the school year, news about summer opportunities and some information to get you thinking about the 2022-2023 school year.  You can check our website throughout the summer for any updates we may have to share about the upcoming year. 

    I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful summer.  Even though I am looking forward to a little break, I am excited to see everyone back on August 30!

    With Gratitude, 

    Filip
    OUR SCHOOL
    Class of 2022 Graduation
    On the evening of June 9th, we gathered at Providence Park for the Class of 2022 commencement ceremony. Despite a few rain showers, it was a wonderful evening.  Congratulations, Class of 2022!  You can view a few photos of the event here: PPS 2022 Graduation Photos

    To view the Graduation Program including names of all our graduates, cord recipients, scholarships, valedictorians and many other special awards, please view these 2 documents: IBW Commencement Program and Commencement Program Insert

    Finally, you can view the entire Commencement Ceremony here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ppscomms 
    Senior Grad Photos/Slideshows
    GRADUATION PHOTOS
    By now you should have received a link from schools@visualimpressions.org to view your
    graduation images. If you have not received this link, please check your spam folder.
    You can also reach out directly to schools@visualimpressions.org or 503-320-3076 to request to have a new link sent to you.
    GRAD NIGHT PHOTOS
    Shout out to Instapix NW for working our photobooth at Grad Night.  Check out the photos here:  https://instapixnw.smugmug.com/Ida-B-Wells-HS-Grad-Night-2022/
    SENIOR SLIDESHOWS
    Class of 2022 Candid Slideshow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RybyXkXnixQ&t=2427s
    Class of 2022 Graduation Slideshow:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycyGVzTSJec&t=1082s
    Seniors - Transcripts
    Just a reminder that once grades have been input for 2nd semester, a final transcript will automatically be sent to the college you indicated in your exit survey.  If anything needs to change  over the summer, please contact Winston Rivas at wrivas@pps.net
    First Guardian Award winners announced
    The Guardian Award (formerly the Golden W) is our highest honor and celebrates graduating seniors, staff members, and supporting members of our community who exhibit the attributes of the WELLS acronym.  They are WISE with their choices, EXCELLENT with their actions, LIVE with integrity, LEAD with courage, and SPEAK with passion.  The WELLS acronym is adapted from Dan Duster, the great grandson of Ida B. Wells- Barnett.  These nominees have demonstrated their dedication to the betterment of our school by generously contributing their time and talents over at least 4 years of service. This inaugural year we recognized 3 staff members, 2 community members, and 5 dedicated seniors. 
    STAFF GUARDIAN AWARDS
    Megan Jackson
    Megan Jackson has been an incredible asset to our high school!  She is ineffably positive despite the many setbacks of the past few years, creative about finding solutions to problems, and in short, brings out the best work in everyone around her (students and staff alike).  She joyfully does WAY more than her share every single day and her love for her vocation and for our students is palpable. Thank you for all that you have done for our school and community, Megan! 
    Thea Stayton 
    Thea has been incredibly helpful to many students in  learning center classrooms. She consistently goes above and beyond to learn about a variety of subjects to better support her students in high level math and science classes. Thea is not only a fantastic academic support for students, but she shows incredible empathy when students need emotional support. Thea uses the strong relationships she builds with both students and teachers as the foundation for strong student advocacy.  Her quiet and strong leadership are very much appreciated. Thank you so much, Thea!
    Emilee Refvem
    Emilee is an AMAZING co-worker and student advocate. She goes above and beyond her role in Special Education to ensure that our school serves ALL students to the highest standards possible. Emilee does this through her welcoming demeanor, dedication to learning about multiple cultures, and participation on the school’s climate team. She helps students who might feel disenfranchised feel special and known through advocacy, a hallway compliment, and even hosting home-made culturally specific meals for groups of students.  Our school is a better place because of her - thank you so much Emilee!
    STUDENT GUARDIAN AWARDS
    Julia Boboc
    Julia is a reflective, organized, self-motivated community member who wants to help and support others.  In all that she does, it is evident that she leads and serves to better the whole. From her work on the Safer Club to editing our magazine, hosting an online podcast and contributing to our yearbook, Julia’s voice and efforts as a student leader have been essential in improving our school culture and community!  We thank you and wish you well next year at UofO!
    Aslan Newson
    Aslan is the perfect example of a person who makes decisions with a balance of self awareness and confidence, and consideration for the people around her. She personifies intelligence and strength, and she fights for what she believes is right until it becomes so. In the eyes of her peers, Aslan is known as a badass social justice warrior who got a full ride scholarship to YALE!  She is an inspiration to all of us!  Thank you Aslan!
    Jonel Mondero
    Jonel Mondero is a determined, curious, and enthusiastic learner who has played an integral role at Ida B. Wells. Jonel dedicated hours of his time to the very important school re-naming committee and was also an active leader in the band program and ADPI.  Jonel’s peers recognize that his leadership is very intuitive, stepping up and speaking out when he sees it is needed.  He believes in the power of change and bleeds empathy for all.  Thank you Jonel, and we look forward to hearing about your bright future at Washington State University.
    Grant Robb
    Grant is a self-less, quietly-lead-by-example kind of student and yet tenacious in his actions to improve both our planet and our community.  He has volunteered locally and overseas throughout high school, participating in field work in sustainability, biodiversity, civic engagement and feeding the houseless population in Portland, all while holding a job and being an athlete. Thank you Grant for your service and we wish you all the best at OSU. Go Beavs!
    Senya Scott
    Senya Scott displays passion, kindness, and exemplary leadership in everything she does. She is a driven individual who has consistently improved the environment of our school. Her work with No Place for Hate, Hot Tea with Senya, and BLM activism has made her a strong and powerful force at our school, making her incredibly deserving of the Ida B. Wells Guardian Award.  Senya will attend Howard University next fall on a full-ride scholarship.  We can’t wait to see what you do next! Thank you Senya - we wish you the very best!
    Community Guardian Awards
    Jessica Christensen
    The amount of work that Jessica Christensen does for our school is seriously mind-boggling!  She freely and generously gives her time and talents.  Jessica serves as our PTA hospitality chair, Boosters President, Foundation committee member, grad night committee member just to name a few.  Additionally, Jessica immediately jumped in to help our social worker secure food and household supplies to support the food pantry and has worked on this throughout the school year.  We cannot thank Jessica enough for all that she does for our community. She is a role model and an inspiration! 
    Frank Joyce
    Frank has been volunteering with our school for 9 years when, in fact, he hasn’t had a student here since 2018! In the band program we know that if we need anything, we can call Frank!  He is our instrument and electronics fixer, our photographer and advertising guru, and he even feeds us before games and chaperones our events.  Along with being the band program go-to, he has also donated many, many hours of his time to our Engineering program.  Frank, we could not thank you enough for your continued support!
    Senya Scott named Rose Festival Queen!
    On June 10th, our very own Senya Scott was coronated as the Queen of the Rose Festival. Senya is now the 100th queen to wear the Crown of Rosaria.  Congratulations, Senya!  The last queen from Wilson/Ida B Wells was in 2006.  To read more about the coronation and see photos, click here: https://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/2022/06/portland-rose-festivals-2022-queen-is-senya-scott-of-ida-b-wells-high-school.html
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    Senya Scott, Rose Festival Queen
    Main Office Summer Hours
    The last day of regular office hours for the main office is Friday, June 17th. The Main Office will be will be open M-F, June 21-Aug 8 with limited business hours which are: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-3:00pm; Fridays-8:30-12:00pm. Please call our Main Office at 503-916-5280 with any questions or if you need to make an appointment to come to the school.  Also, please refer to our website for information: https://www.pps.net/ibw 
    Mark your Calendars!
    2022-2023 "PREPARATION FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL" DAYS (FORMERLY CALLED REGISTRATION DATES) AUGUST 23, 24, 25TH
    On "Preparation for Back-to-School" Days, currently enrolled students*:       
    - will have their pictures taken
    - receive their school ID (which includes the Trimet Hop Pass)
    - receive their class schedule
    - (Textbook distribution and locker assignments will take place after school begins)

    * current IBW students (10th, 11th and 12th grade)
    * 9th graders coming from feeder schools, Robert Gray and Jackson MS
    * new students for 2022-2023 whose enrollment paperwork has already been completed for the
    22-23 schoolyear

    August 23, 9am-4pm Juniors/Seniors 
    August 24, 9am-3pm Sophomores/Make-Up for Juniors and Seniors
    August 25, 9am-3pm Freshman

    Enrolling a new student
    For information regarding how to enroll a new student (anyone coming from a new district or has been enrolled in a PPS school in the past) please click HERE
    First day of school, 2022-2023
    Tuesday, August 30, 8:30-10:30am, 9th Grade Orientation; Late Start for 10th - 12th graders
    Other Important Dates
    August 8, Adm. and Main Office Staff return and regular office hours resume
    August 15, First day of Fall Sports (see below for more information)
    August 15-18, Theater Boot Camp (see below for more information)
    August 18, Counselors return
    August 24, Teachers return
    August 27, Campus Clean-Up (see below for more information)
    August 29, Band Camp (see below for more information)
    September 1, Freshman 101 for parents
    September 22, Back to School Night
    Summer Meals
    In partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation, daily free lunch and activities will be offered throughout the city in the 16 parks from June 21 through August 19. Lunches are free for all children in the community ages 1-18. Please note, all lunches must be eaten within the designated eating area at the park. Grab and go meals are no longer available per USDA regulations and all children must be present to receive a lunch.  No food may be taken home. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding with this transition in rules from last year's services.  In the SW area, meals will be available at Stephens Creek Crossing and Holly Farm Park.  Here is a link to all the parks and times meals will be served. https://www.pps.net/Domain/59
    Summer Hours at Mult. County Student Health Center
    The Multnomah County Student Health Center at Parkrose High School will be open all summer.  If you do not have a regular medical provider, this is a good no/low-cost option for all health care needs.  Call for appointments.  Please see this FLYER (English and Spanish) or their WEBSITE for more information.
    Campus Clean Up, Saturday, August 27, 9am-12pm
    Join us for our annual Fall Campus Clean Up on August 27th from 9am-12pm.  Some tools are provided, but also please bring your own clippers, rakes, wheelbarrows, etc. and help make the campus ready for school.  Lunch will be provided. 
    ACADEMICS
    Student Leadership Classes - Fundraiser Success!
    Thank you to all the students and families that donated to some very important causes this year through our Student Leadership classes. We wanted to share with you the results of your generosity as we close out this year.
    COMMUNICARE
    We started the school year off raising money for local organizations geared towards helping our houseless community within the Portland Metro area through the CommuniCare program. Our students were able to create a mission statement based on what students at IBW wanted to raise money towards, created various fundraisers, and interviewed numerous local organizations before deciding on what nonprofit organizations they would donate their funds to. 

    2nd Period Mission Statement: “We, the Ida B. Wells Barnett High School 2nd period Leadership Team, recognize how houselessness in our city affects the cleanliness of and adds pollution to our community. We will be granting money to organizations in the Portland Metro area that support the environment through trash clean-up or provide mental health services to the local houseless population. We believe that we can help make Portland cleaner and improve the issue of houselessness in our city. We would like to see better lives for houseless people and a less polluted, more well-kept local environment.” 
     
    3rd Period Mission Statement: "Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School period 3 CommuniCare will be granting money to organizations that provide mental healthcare in the Portland Metro area. We believe there needs to be more accessible support for those struggling with mental health. Although we are open to and will consider organizations that provide direct support and care for all communities, we will prioritize organizations that support sexual assault and rape survivors, foster children, and domestic violence survivors. We would like to see these routinely ignored communities receive the help and support they need." 
     
    Here are the results of how much money was raised and what organizations the students decided to donate to
    Period 2.jpgPeriod 3.jpg
    UKRAINIAN CRISIS FUNDRAISER
    In May, the student leadership classes also started another fundraiser to help support Ukraine during this tragic crisis. Students chose to donate to The CARE Foundation and were able to raise $506.20 to donate to their Ukraine Crisis Fund which will provide immediate aid including food, water, hygiene kits, support services and direct cash assistance. The foundation says it will prioritize women and girls, families and the elderly. CARE’s crisis response aims to reach 4 million with our help.  
     
    Thank you again for your generous contributions.
    AP English for 2022-2023 School Year
    Are you taking an AP English class next year? Be sure to read the info letter and check out your summer reading assignment! Pay attention and make sure you do the correct assignment for the class you signed up for. We look forward to seeing you in class! Sincerely, IBW English Teachers
    AP English Info Letter
    AP English LANGUAGE and Composition Summer Assignment
    AP English LITERATURE and Composition Summer Assignment
    French Students - Summer Practice
    Students going into French 3-4 and above are asked to review and practice over the summer.  Merci!  Here's the document: French Summer Practice Plan
    2021-2022 Credit Recovery Options/Summer Scholars
    PPS Summer Scholars registration is now open. This is for students who earned an F or NG in a class needed for graduation. Counselors have to register students for classes, this is not something you can register for on your own. If you have questions about your credits, please see your counselor before/after school, at lunch or during flex time. Here is a link to the Summer Scholars website for more detailed information:  https://www.pps.net/domain/4358
    Locked Student Chromebooks and Summer Technical Support for Students
    If your Chromebook is locked over the summer, please call IT support at 503-916-3375 for assistance. Teachers, library staff, and office staff do not have the ability to unlock your Chromebook for you. Your Chromebook could be locked for any of these reasons:
    • You did not fill out a permission slip to keep your Chromebook over the summer.
    • The IT asset tag was left off of the permission slip.
    • The IT asset tag you entered did not match the Chromebook that was checked out to you.
    • A different student entered the IT asset tag of your Chromebook into their permission slip.
    • Any other error in the permission slip that prevented us from confirming that the Chromebook in your possession was checked out to you.
    If you need technical support over the summer for any other reason, you can also call IT at 503-916-3375.When calling, please have the following ready:
    Your name, a call back number, school email and your chromebook
    Leap into 9th Grade - June 27- July 15
    Please see this flyer for all the details for Leap into 9th grade. Leap Into 9th Grade Flyer
    (SW)2 Theatre Boot Camp - August 15-18
    Join your friendly neighborhood theatre company as we enter a year with a ton more security and stability than any in quite some time!  Are you a theatre lover or theatre-curious student in grades 7-12?  Feeling rusty on your theatre skills?  Unsure of your proscenium from your ellipsoidal?  Just want to get in with the team as we prepare for Internationals?
    SouthWest StageWorks, your IBWHS Theatre Company, will be hosting its annual BootCamp this August 15-18.  This is your opportunity to get your feet wet on all things (SW)2 and theatrical: acting, auditioning, crew, scenic, costuming, lighting, sound, and stage management, as well as just meeting the amazing human beings who make up (SW)2.  
    Experience collab and teamwork challenges, skill-specific workshops, and tutorials with local professionals, alums, and current (SW)2 student-artists.  A great time doing some great work in preparation for a season of fun storytelling.
    Want to join us?  Point your browser to the (SW)2 page at www.southweststageworks.com, or join our Remind at www.remind.com/join/southw2 or by texting @southw2 to 81010 for updates this summer.
    Band Camp - August 29th
    The 2022 band camp will be on site at ida B. Wells in the band room on August 29th. Freshmen will come in the morning with their instruments to room 104 to learn music for our upcoming football season - 10th, 11th and 12th graders are welcome to join if they would like more practice to help lead the freshmen class. Lunch will be provided for all grades with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.  All grades will rehearse together from 1:00-3:00pm.
    Freshmen will be from 9am-12pm
    Lunch provided for all grades (9th-12th) from Noon-1:00pm
    All grade rehearsal 1:00-3:00pm
     
    COUNSELING
    News from the College and Career Center
    COLLEGE NEWS - JUNIOR COLLEGE PLANNING
    To give juniors a head start, we have been doing some presentations about the college application process.  Here are two slide shows with linked resources we have done in the last week in the event that your students missed them:
    College Application for Juniors Slides
    College Essay Writing Inspiration Slides
    The Essay talk, given by Reed, Kenyon, and Sarah Lawrence admissions teams, was also recorded and here is the link to that: Link: https://tinyurl.com/4nsbsp8r
    IBW SUMMER COLLEGE PREP CAMP
    We will be exploring colleges, finding scholarships, helping write your college essay, and much more. Complete the registration form below and please provide feedback to help support the planning. Registration Form: https://forms.gle/2wDXpXRWbrue86h97

    July 26-28: Times 11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m

    August 2-4: 11:00 a.m -1:00 p.m

    We are available this summer, so please reach out to Winston Rivas wrivas@pps.net with questions or if you need help!  Have an awesome summer and much needed break! Be Safe!
    THE SUMMER JOB MARKET IS HOT!
    5 Things to Know:

    1) Most current IBW job listings are for teens aged 16 and up. 
    2) Students who are 15 can still apply for seasonal City of Portland Parks & Recreation employment or try this national list of employers
    3) Can't land a job? Be an entrepreneur! Check in with neighbors to provide lawn care, child care, home organization or pet sitting.
    4) Keep your resume updated for a quick turnaround on job applications
    5) Don't know how to write a cover letter? Check out this quick guide 

    Looking for more opportunities or need help? Contact Ms. Wade, career coordinator, jwade1@pps.net or in the College & Career Center (RM 149)
    CAREER LEARNING 2021-2022 RECAP
    Please read the attached recap of all that was achieved in career learning this year at IBW HS. Special thanks to the many school and district staff members who supported and collaborated on this work. And thank you to Jessica Wade, Career Coordinator at IBWHS!   Career Learning 2021-2022
    FAMILIES & COMMUNITY
    PTA
    PTA SCRIP
    We’ve changed our order dates for scrip.  Our next order will be placed in July. Fred Meyer gift cards can then be ordered on the first Tuesday of every month.  All other gift cards can be ordered three times throughout the next school year: early fall, Thanksgiving, and spring.  Online orders can be made at any time throughout the year.  For more info, see our PTA webpage https://www.pps.net/domain/787 or contact our Scrip Coordinator, Martha Schulte, at schulte@easystreet.net.
    ATHLETICS
    2022 Fall Athletic Registration, First Day of Fall Sports is 8/15
    FamilyID is now open for Fall 2022 Registration. Early registration is very helpful for both the Athletic Department and for our coaches for summer plans and to have everyone cleared before/by August 15th, the official first day of Fall sports. This is especially true for our cut-sports - soccer and volleyball.
    *Please note that SchoolPay and FamilyID are 2 separate platforms that are NOT connected.  SchoolPay will not open until some time in July for the Fall PIL payment. Please hold off on payment until August after teams are announced for cut sports and you can pay along with the other school fees. Payment is REQUIRED before playing in the first contest (not jamborees).

    Here is the IBWHS link for FamilyID: https://www.familyid.com/organizations/ida-b-wells-high-school
    For the complete Registration Process, see our website: https://www.ibwathletics.com/
    Summer Plans for Fall Sports
    Here is a link to the summer plans for Fall sports https://www.ibwathletics.com/summer
    Athletics Weekly, Spring Re-Cap, Final Edition
    Greetings Sports Fans!
    What a great year for Ida B. Wells Athletics this past year and it was punctuated with a great Spring Season! A huge thanks to all the coaches, student-athletes, parents, and community. All of you helped row the boat and help make a great experience for our school! This edition is dedicated to highlighting our spring season, senior awards, and accomplishments. To continue reading, click HERE
    STUDENT ACTIVITIES
    IBWHS Dragon Boat Team competes at Rose Festival races
    Despite rainy and rough river conditions, our Dragon Boat team had a great time competing in the Rose Festival races on June 11th and 12th.  Photo credit: Jamie Repasky
  • Student and Family News, June 6

    Dear IBW Families,

    Welcome to the last week of the school year!  Please note that we have a modified schedule this week with plenty of opportunity for students to get individualized support from teachers before the last day of school on Friday. If your student has any missing assignments or is hoping to improve some of their grades, now is the time to finish strong! Thank you for all that you've done to support our students and staff this year. You have been a big part of our success. For those of you joining us on Thursday for the graduation ceremony, I look forward to seeing you at Providence Park. We have a lot to celebrate! 

    Filip Hristić, Ed. D
    Principal, Ida B. Wells HS

    OUR SCHOOL
    Schedule This Week
    Monday - A Day Flex
    Tuesday - B Day Flex
    Wednesday - Finals (Periods 1, 2, 4) + Flex
    Thursday - Finals (Periods 5, 6, 8) + Flex
    Friday - Finals (Periods 3, 7) + Flex
    Senior and Commencement News
    We have shared a few slideshows with Seniors and Parents/Guardians which answer most questions you have:
    Senior Information Slideshow -  Graduation Info slides for Seniors 2022

    Virtual Rehearsal Slideshow -  Ida B Wells 2022 Graduation Virtual Rehearsal

      • If you have not completed your Senior Checkout you need to do it ASAP.

      • Students arrive at 4pm at Gate E. Bring:your ticket/name card, wear your cap and gown and do not bring other items with you.

      • Families and guests arrive at 4:15pm at Gate D. Tickets are electronic-only.

      • By now you should have received all of your tickets to the one email provided. To get tickets to someone, you must transfer (not just forward) the tickets from SeatGeek. Please accept your tickets ASAP.   

      • We will have a table and a tent out front for anyone struggling with online tickets. 

      • ADA Access- There are 5 min loading/drop off zones on Morrison to drop off family members who need it near the entrance.  Once families enter Providence Park, their staff will assist families in finding ADA seating. All family members can sit in that area.

    GRAD NIGHT - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
    PLEASE SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER  - click HERE
    Things are looking good for volunteer help for the kick-off of the evening but we still need 3 more volunteers for check-in and to chaperone/ride the bus. This shift starts at 9pm.  

    We still currently need A LOT of help at the venue.  Each shift is 2 hours and you have options to do just one shift or multiple shifts for different activities/stations. It will make the time fly by!!   PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY!
    ACADEMICS
    AP English for 2022-2023 School Year
    Are you taking an AP English class next year? Be sure to read the info letter and check out your summer reading assignment! Pay attention and make sure you do the correct assignment for the class you signed up for. We look forward to seeing you in class!
    Sincerely, 
    IBW English Teachers
    Hello 22/23 AP Seminar Students!
    Due to conflict with another school event, the AP Seminar Family meeting Tuesday the 31st has been changed to a student-only meeting during FLEX on Thursday, June 9 at 2:00 PM. We will be going over our timeline and the short summer/fall assignment due September 9 (two weeks into school).   If students can’t attend this meeting, the assignment can be accessed here and via the Informational Slide DeckWe will also make every effort to get you a paper copy on Friday, June 10, either delivered in class, or you can stop by the library anytime.
     
    Parents, guardians or students who have questions about AP Seminar in 22/23, please email Jamie Suehiro jsuehiro@pps.net, and/or Cassie Lanzas clanzas@pps.netWe are very excited to meet you! 
    2021-2022 Credit Recovery Options
    SUMMER SCHOLARS
    PPS Summer Scholars registration is now open. This is for students who earned an F or NG in a class needed for graduation. Counselors have to register students for classes, this is not something you can register for on your own. If you have questions about your credits, please see your counselor before/after school, at lunch or during flex time. Here is a link to the Summer Scholars website for more detailed information:  https://www.pps.net/domain/4358
    END-OF-YEAR CREDIT COMPLETION CAMP AT IBW
    Students will be invited by their teacher to attend our Credit Completion Camp that will run from June 15th to the 22nd. They will be invited if they are receiving an incomplete for a class and need a little more time to finish up. There will be teachers here to support students in finishing assignments or assessments.
    COUNSELING
    News from the College and Career Center
    COLLEGE NEWS - JUNIOR COLLEGE PLANNING
    To give juniors a head start, we have been doing some presentations about the college application process.  Here are two slide shows with linked resources we have done in the last week in the event that your students missed them:
    College Application for Juniors Slides

    College Essay Writing Inspiration Slides

    The Essay talk, given by Reed, Kenyon, and Sarah Lawrence admissions teams, was also recorded and here is the link to that: Link: https://tinyurl.com/4nsbsp8r
    IBW SUMMER COLLEGE PREP CAMP
    We will be exploring colleges, finding scholarships, helping write your college essay, and much more. Complete the registration form below and please provide feedback to help support the planning. Registration Form: https://forms.gle/2wDXpXRWbrue86h97

    July 26-28: Times 11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m

    August 2-4: 11:00 a.m -1:00 p.m

    We are available this summer, so please reach out to Winston Rivas wrivas@pps.net with questions or if you need help!  Have an awesome summer and much needed break! Be Safe!
    THE SUMMER JOB MARKET IS HOT!
    5 Things to Know:

    1) Most current IBW job listings are for teens aged 16 and up. 
    2) Students who are 15 can still apply for seasonal City of Portland Parks & Recreation employment or try this national list of employers
    3) Can't land a job? Be an entrepreneur! Check in with neighbors to provide lawn care, child care, home organization or pet sitting.
    4) Keep your resume updated for a quick turnaround on job applications
    5) Don't know how to write a cover letter? Check out this quick guide 

    Looking for more opportunities or need help? Contact Ms. Wade, career coordinator, jwade1@pps.net or in the College & Career Center (RM 149)

    FAMILIES & COMMUNITY
    PTA
    PTA SCRIP
    We’ve changed our order dates for scrip.  Our next order will be placed in July. Fred Meyer gift cards can then be ordered on the first Tuesday of every month.  All other gift cards can be ordered three times throughout the next school year: early fall, Thanksgiving, and spring.  Online orders can be made at any time throughout the year.  For more info, see our PTA webpage https://www.pps.net/domain/787 or contact our Scrip Coordinator, Martha Schulte, at schulte@easystreet.net.  
    ATHLETICS
    Athletics Weekly, Spring Re-Cap, Final Edition
    Greetings Sports Fans!
    What a great year for Ida B. Wells Athletics this past year and it was punctuated with a great Spring Season! A huge thanks to all the coaches, student-athletes, parents, and community. All of you helped row the boat and help make a great experience for our school! This edition is dedicated to highlighting our spring season, senior awards, and accomplishments. To continue reading, click HERE
    2022-2023 Athletic Registrations
    FamilyID is now open for Fall 2022 Registration.  Winter and Spring will be opened prior to June 17th.  Early registration is very helpful for both the Athletic Department and for our coaches for  summer plans and to have everyone cleared before/by August 15th, the official first day of Fall sports. This is especially true for our cut-sports - soccer and volleyball.

    *Please note that SchoolPay and FamilyID are 2 separate platforms that are NOT connected.  SchoolPay will not open until some time in July for the Fall PIL payment. Please hold off on payment until August after teams are announced for cut sports and you can pay with other school fees.  Payment is REQUIRED before playing in the first contest (not jamborees).

    Here is the IBWHS link for FamilyID: https://www.familyid.com/organizations/ida-b-wells-high-school
    For the complete Registration Process, see our website: https://www.ibwathletics.com/
    Summer Plans for Fall Sports
    Here is a link to the summer plans for Fall sports https://www.ibwathletics.com/summer

    STUDENT ACTIVITIES
    IBWHS Astronomy Club wins awards!
    Members of the IBWHS Astronomy Club win Young Astronomers Awards from the Rose City Astronomers.  Two groups totaling 14 students will be honored on Monday, June 20, 2022 at the RCA General Meeting, 7:30 pm, OMSI auditorium. Each student will receive a certificate and a $50 cash prize.
    The Dark Sky Group completed a project titled: “A Lighting Inventory of Ida B. Wells High School"
    Project Description:
    We conducted a lighting inventory of Ida B. Wells High School using a method provided by the International Dark Sky Association. We intend to use this inventory to encourage the school district to follow our recommendations for light pollution mitigation. When this is complete we will apply to be an IDA Urban Dark Sky Place. In addition, the school district is planning to replace the school building in the next five to ten years. We would like to ensure that the new building and grounds are a model for appropriate outdoor lighting.
    The Team: Cate Latimer, Adam Biggs, Ryan Bonn, Evan Douglas, Marina Morton, and mentor Mike McKeag of the International Dark Sky Association.

    The Telescope Group Built a 12 inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
    Project Description: 
    Our group has built a 12” F5 Dobsonian designed to be light and portable. Distinct features of the telescope include: A Serrurier truss tube assembly, 3D-printed secondary mirror holder, 3D-printed helical focuser, spring altitude counterweight system, and much more! We all worked together to learn the necessary skills to build the telescope and make critical design decisions along the way.

    The Team: Kaleb Rice-Eisenbraun, Max Smith, Ian Douglas, Evan Douglas, Skyler Roy, Marissa Margolin, Marcus Hanlon, Otto Lisle, Dorian Kodesch, and mentor Rob Brown.

    DRAGON BOAT TEAM PREPARING FOR ROSE FESTIVAL RACES
    After a 2-year hiatus, the IBWHS Dragon Boat team has been practicing for the past 2 months under the direction of IBW teachers, Nathan Whitby and Andrew Butterfield for the Rose Festival races that will be held June 11 and 12th on the Willamette River (near the Hawthorne Bridge).  Mark your calendar and come out and cheer on the Guardians.  For more general information about the Dragon Boat Races, click HEREPhoto credit, Jamie Repasky
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    Student and Family News, June 6

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