Leodis V. McDaniel High School

Community, Respect,
Education, Equity, Diversity

2735 NE 82nd Ave.Portland, OR 97220Ph (503) 916-5220Fx (503) 916-2702

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  • Mission: At McDaniel, 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.

McDaniel News

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  • SAT Testing Information

    You can find more information regarding SAT Testing linked below.

    SAT Testing Infomation

  • Class of 2024 Important Dates

    Important dates for seniors

  • Seniors: Order Your Diploma Now!

    Graduates of 2024 ~ It's time to submit a request for your Diploma. This is your opportunity to decide how you want your name to appear on your diploma. Will it be your full name or just first and last? Parents or Guardians may also have suggestions, so consider including them in this important decision.

     

    Diploma Order Form

     

    Reminder: Please do not use preferred names as this is a legal document. Make sure to spell your name correctly.

     

    We must receive your Diploma Submission no later than February 1, 2024. If no submission is received, your full legal name from Synergy (first, middle, and last) will be used and printed onto your 2024 Diploma.

     

    No Cost - There is no cost for your diploma. Every senior who completes all graduation requirements is  awarded a diploma by the school. 

     

    If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

     

    Thank you!

     

    Trinh Ngo

    tngo@pps.net

    503-916-5220 ext.81409

  • Senior Cap & Gown Orders

    Seniors,

    Order your Cap & Gown online through Jostens.

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    If you are not receiving our weekly Family Newsletter, then we do not have your correct email address on file. Please Click Here and complete the Google Form or call the main office at 503-916-5220.

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District News

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  • How Do You Measure a Year: The Annual District Calendar

    At first glance, the annual Portland Public Schools district calendar might seem to fulfill one crucial function: to alert students, staff, and families to the days when school is in session and when it is not. 

    If that were the case, crafting the calendar would be the work of days, if not hours. In fact, the calendar is a multipurpose living document that involves meticulous planning and careful forethought to ensure the best possible outcomes for students and staff. It also reflects the needs and observances of the many diverse communities the district serves. 

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  • Compacted Math Changes Coming in 2024-25

    Ethan Kramer, Beaumont Middle School’s assistant principal, sees middle school math as so much more than 2x + 3y = 5. 

    “It’s helping to build the logic center – the prefrontal cortex – in analysis and processing,” he said. Given this, Kramer and others believe that middle grades instruction must lay a strong foundation to support more challenging math concepts in the future – first high school, then beyond.

    But what are the components of that foundation? And how is it best established?

    The district’s middle grades core academics team and its grades 6-8 math committee have spent the last year weighing these questions in tandem with educators and community stakeholders. Their goal: a comprehensive math curriculum that challenges students without rushing or skipping over key concepts.

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  • To Close or Not to Close? The Many Factors that Go into an Inclement Weather Decision

    In meteorological terms, Portland’s first big weather event of 2024 has been the definition of a perfect storm. Frigid temperatures and high winds combined with snow and ice to bring down tree limbs, close roads, scramble traffic, freeze pipes, and knock out power for tens of thousands of residents.

    It’s been a metaphorical perfect storm for Portland Public Schools as well. Fallen trees cut power to multiple schools and others have suffered water damage from broken pipes. Lack of heat is also a problem, and impassable roads, paired with snowed-in and icy parking lots, have made it impossible for buses to run safely. Those same conditions have limited how the district’s facilities and operations teams can even assess the scope of the issues, let alone begin working on solutions. And icy sidewalks mean walkers have no safe route to school.

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  • McDaniel Students to the Rescue

    In a dark corner of a dilapidated house, several young people work together to locate a baby in distress. A few hundred feet away, a second group uses cribbing techniques to free a man from a 2,000-pound slab of concrete. Nearby, a third learns how to use a multi-tool to turn off a leaking gas line.

    Thankfully, none of it – the ailing baby, the crushed man, the gas leak – was real. Rather, each scenario was part of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for students from Darshanpreet Gill’s biomedical innovations class.

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Upcoming Events

  • For the most up-to-date calendar information, including our A/B schedule, please check our Trivory app.

    Link to the McDaniel HS Trivory Page: https://trivory.com/mcdaniel

Need to make a Records Request?

  • Students who need to request a transcript for college or scholarship applications, please log in to your MaiaLearning account with your PPS student username/password to make that request. Or, contact your counselor directly.

    If you need to request student records, please contact Patricia Morgan by email at pmorgan@pps.net, or you can leave a message at (503) 916-5220 ext. 81401.

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