5210 N Kerby Ave•Portland, OR 97217•Ph (503) 916-5180•Fx (503) 916-2698
Dear Demo Community;
It is with great pride and excitement that I welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year! Given the chance to lead “The School of Champions” is such an honor that I don't take lightly. On behalf of the Jefferson High School team, we want to say “Welcome back!”
As we begin this new school year, we will be sure to send communication regarding our updates:
Attendance Policy & Support
Academic Policy & Support
Drug & Alcohol Policy & Support
And a host of other topics as we begin the year
As a learning community, we will reinforce rigor, respect, and responsibility to your students. As a community of educators, we are driven by the individual success and growth of our students. Our staff takes great pride and honor in educating, inspiring, and motivating your student(s).
As the principal of Jefferson High, Middle College for Advanced Studies, I believe that it is my responsibility to maintain and to continue to build a supportive and collaborative spirit at our school. Together as a school community, we will build on the traditions of the past and meet the challenges of the future in innovative and exciting ways.
Again, I am excited to lead this community!!! Let's have a FANTASTIC YEAR!!!!!
Demos I Say!
Principal Drake Shelton
Portland Public Schools celebrated Earth Day 2023 with some climate-friendly additions to its transportation fleet: three electric-powered buses from GreenPower Motor Company.
When Mike Nolan of Ida B. Wells High School was named Athletic Director of the Year by the Oregon Athletic Directors Association (OADA), no one was more excited than his co-workers.
Dear PPS Community,
Saturday night, gunshots were fired outside of a district-wide basketball tournament held at Franklin High School. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured and the suspect is now in custody, but if you have any information about the incident please call 503-823-3333 or utilize the SafeOregon tipline.
Dear PPS Families,
As we prepare for the winter sports season, we want to share a few reminders for our spectators.
4:00 PM - 6:45 PM Jefferson Dancers Audition (JD I and JD II)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board- Regular Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM School Board- Facilities and Operations Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM School Board- Policy Committee Meeting
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board- Work Session with a vote on a consent agenda