Jackson Middle School

A Leonard Bernstein
School of Artful Learning

10625 SW 35th AvePortland, OR 97219Ph 503-916-5680Fx 503-916-2640

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  • SUN School Spring Classes 2024

    SUN Classes: Spring 2024

    April 22nd-June 6th

    Below is the link to sign up for our 7 week-long classes that will be offered this upcoming SUN Spring session at Jackson Middle School!  All students meet in the cafeteria for SUN, and classes are held after school from 3:45-5:15:


    SUN Spring Registration


    Paper registrations are available in the Jackson office.


    Students will not be turned away due to inability to pay for class fees.  Scholarships and payment plans are available


    You CAN sign up for full classes- to be added to the waitlist and mailing list!


    Basketball: Mondays ($100)

    Students of all skill levels can join this co-ed basketball after school class where we will practice our skills and play some games of course!


    Games and Chill: Mondays ($75)

    The world famous lunch club is back as an after school program!  Bring your own games or play some of the many games we have available in the SUN room!


    AKA Science-Planet Power Tuesdays ($50) 

    Help save the world with science! Test water for pollution, learn the secrets of soil, watch a seed grow, and become a backyard wildlife expert. We'll turn trash into treasure, build solutions for drought, clean up an oil spill, and harness the sun's energy. Learn about the web of life while innovating real solutions to the problems our planet is facing!

    Homework Club: Tuesdays ($25)

    A chill space for students to catch up on their homework!  We will now have tutors for homework club that can help students with their specific needs!


    BIPOC Club Wednesdays ($50)

    Hosted by AYCO (African Youth and Community organization), this club is a safe space for BIPOC students to learn about and celebrate each other’s cultures while making new friends.  This group will include guest speakers, art projects, cooking, and much much more!


    Dungeons and Dragons Thursdays ($100)

    In Dungeons and Dragons, players form an adventurer party who explore fantasy worlds together as they embark on epic quests and level up in experience.

    Learn how to play this awesome game with us!  Beginners welcome!


    Students will not be turned away due to inability to pay for class fees.  Scholarships and payment plans are available

    As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!


    Liam O’Neill, Jackson SUN Manager e:loneill@impactnw.org

    Jackson SUN phone: 503-679-1545



  • Yearbooks! Order yours today!


    Order yours today!

    Deadline for ordering yearbooks is April 12, 2024.

    Go to ybpay.com

    Our school ID Code is 12746424

  • Resources for hard conversations

    Our media is flooded with images and stories coming out of Ukraine right now, and students may have questions, or need help thinking and talking critically about the information they are getting. These are general resources for engaging in conversations about harmful situations and news, with more specific resources to come as they are available. Our community is impacted on many levels by events around the globe, and yet it is important for us to help students understand that our neighbors are still our neighbors. The people of our community are still of our community, and it is our privilege and responsibility to look out for one another.

    Curiosity and Questions: A presentation (and great dictionary of terms) from the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

    Helping Children Cope with Frightening News, a website from Child Mind Institute

    When Bad Things are Happening, an article from Teaching Tolerance

    Parent and Caregiver Resources, a toolkit from the ADL

    9 Healthy Ways to Communicate, 9 strategies for sustaining and deepening conversation from educator and film maker, Lee Mun Wah


  • Link Your Canvas Account to Your Student's Account

    Here are instructions to help you to link your Canvas account to your student's account. Click here for instructions.

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  • West Sylvan Eighth Grader Wields a Mighty Pen

    Even as a small child, Miranda Yesser possessed a keen understanding of the mercenary nature of the publishing industry. 

    According to her one-page, tongue-in-cheek author bio, which hangs on a clothesline in English teacher Dr. Holly Graham’s colorful classroom, “Yesser began writing books at a young age, then trying to sell them to her family for 5 dollars a copy.”

    It might be time to scoop those copies up. Miranda recently received honorable mention in the annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her short story, “Youth.”

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  • The Arts Tax in Action: The HeART of Portland is Still Beating

    Students who took their first steps into PPS kindergarten classrooms in 2014 – the year Portland’s first-ever arts education tax went into effect – are now thriving sophomores.

    Evan Sampson is one of those sophomores, and he will have a chance to share his story at this year’s HeART of Portland, a showcase spotlighting the artistic accomplishments of some PPS’s most talented students.

    The two-week celebration of creativity will take place from April 16-28 at the Portland Art Museum. All exhibits and performances are free and open to the public.

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  • Lincoln & Grant Constitution Teams to Compete Nationally

    This weekend, the Lincoln and Grant high school constitution teams will compete in the annual We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals in Washington, D.C. 

    Now in its fifth decade, the event brings together students from all 50 states for a series of mock congressional hearings on everything from the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to the separation of powers and the future of democracy. 

    The Lincoln and Grant constitution teams, under the instruction of Patrick Magee-Jenks and Angela DiPasquale respectively, have long histories of taking home trophies on both the state and national level. 

    Good luck to all!

  • Important Calendar Updates

    First, the end of this school year will still be June 14 for K-11 students, and it will be May 31 for seniors.
    Second, next year’s bell schedules will change for many students.
    Beginning next school year, we added 15 instructional minutes for elementary and middle school students and provided all middle school students with a seven-period day. Accommodating these changes while supporting 410 minutes per week of teacher planning time and aligning our transportation systems requires us to adopt common start and stop times.
    Third, next year’s school calendars are available.

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