Mission: At Madison, all students will access an engaging and inclusive education defined by diversity and respect. All students will graduate from high school empowered with critical skills necessary for success in higher education, career, and community engagement.
Madison Staff, Students, and Families-
As you know we are in the process of hiring a new Principal for Madison for the next school year. We are scheduling opportunities for students, staff and families to provide input on what characteristics are important to your school community. Since many of those opportunities will occur after school is out, it is very important that we share this link with you. If you would like a chance to provide input what you would like to see in the new principal of Madison, please do so here.
On June 27th you will have the opportunity to provide your thoughts. Sessions are scheduled at Roseway Heights at the following times:
Student session - 3pm
Staff Session - 4pm
Community Session - 5pm
For more information, please visit Madison’s website www.pps.net/Madison .
I had an opportunity to meet with some of your Madison staff on Monday. They got a strong sense for this process and how this input plays a specific role in the hiring of your new principal. I hope you can take a few minutes to offer your thoughts.
Joe La Fountaine
Area Assistant Superintendent of High Schools
Portland Public Schools
Dear Madison Family,
This is a very difficult email to write. I was hoping to be able to share this news with you in person, but the timing just didn’t work out as I had hoped. I have been recommended for the Executive Director of High School Programs position in the North Clackamas School District. Pending board approval, I will be beginning that role in July.
This decision has been incredibly hard for me to make. I love this school and the community. My nine years here have been the most significant in my career – this has not just been a job. I have been honored to work alongside you throughout these years and celebrate the incredible work that we have all done on behalf of students. I will leave a piece of my heart here and will always be excited to witness the great things that you do together. I wish you the very best.
Greetings Madison families,
It is with bitter-sweet emotions that I send you this email (as I was not expecting the opportunity that was presented to me only recently). I have been offered the position of Principal at Happy Valley Middle School with North Clackamas School District. I only learned of this offer yesterday and would have liked the opportunity to share this with you in person, but the timing was off, which is extremely unfortunate.
I would like you to know that my time at Madison High School has been an amazing adventure. This is a special place with a truly committed staff and outstanding student body. It has been a privilege and honor serving as your Vice Principal these last 4 years. I want to thank each and everyone of you for welcoming me into the Madison Community and allowing me the opportunity to work alongside you on behalf of our students. I have learned so much while in this role both personally and professionally. Thank you for contributing to my growth as a person as well as an educator.
I wish you and our students continued success as you make the move to Marshall and upon the return to the new and improved facility. Have a safe, relaxing, and fun-filled summer.
Madison Athletics is happy to announce Jeremy Sutter as our new head men’s soccer coach! Coach Sutter has been a part of the Madison Soccer since 2015 as an assistant coach. Current assistant coach Adam Stone will return next fall as well, and will be joined by Keith Vidos and Ben Grosscup to round out our staff. Welcome all!
The Portland Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to extend PPS Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero's current contract by another two years during its Tuesday, June 25 meeting. Since he will be entering the third year of his original contract, the Board has committed to a total of five years through June 2022 with Guerrero at the helm. The approval came after board members offered a comprehensively positive review of his performance.
A public hearing will be held by the Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission on the budget approved by the Budget Committee for Portland Public School District 1J, Multnomah County, Oregon for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The hearing will be held in the Board Auditorium at the Blanchard Education Service Center (BESC), 501 North Dixon Street, Portland, Oregon, on the 25th day of June at 3 p.m.
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Liane Kehaulani O’Banion has accepted our offer to become Portland Public School’s Director of Title IX Policy, Training & Compliance.