Rigler School

Neighborhood School and Dual Immersion (Spanish/English) School
Grade Levels: K-5

5401 NE Prescott StPortland, OR 97218Ph 503-916-6451Fx 503-916-2667

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  • Cleveland IB Students Shine in Annual Showcase

    Ever wondered if dogs might be able to sniff out cancer? Or how Magic the Gathering is connected to the Satanic Panic of the 1980s? Or if your running watch might be gaslighting you?

    Seniors in the Cleveland High School International Baccalaureate (IB) program answered these questions – and many more – at the 15th annual Extended Essay Senior Showcase on February 21. The showcase gives IB students the opportunity to present the results of two years’ worth of research into academic topics of their choosing. The topics begin as inquiry questions, which students then investigate and eventually answer in the form of a 4000-word essay.

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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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SUN News

  • Schools Uniting Neighborhoods

    Rigler  SUN Program  

      • Schools Uniting Neighborhoods is a county-wide system implemented at 92 schools! SUN is a collaboration of 6 Portland School Districts, Multnomah County, Portland Parks and Rec. and local non-profits. Latino Network, is the lead agency for Rigler SUN. The mission of Latino Network is to positively transform the lives of latino youth, families and communities. 

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        Rigler SUN program seeks to: improve the lives of children, their families and the community through partnering with local school communities to extend the school day and develop Rigler school as a "community center" in the Cully neighborhood.

        • What services does SUN offer? 

        • Homework help, tutoring, academic classes, art, sports, music, and other fun activities 

        • FACES (Family and Community Engagement Specialists) 

        • PCDS (Parent Child Development Services) 

        • A safe and supportive space

        • Classes for adults, parent education 

        • Cultural and community events 

        • Resources and referrals 

        • Volunteer opportunities and much more!

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        How does SUN work?
        SUN functions in conjunction with Rigler Administration, staff, volunteers, PTA, parent/guardians, students and the community at-large. We are an integral part of the school community, we are bridge builders, mentors and friends, and we have fun while learning. We look forward to seeing you in the halls, in your classrooms, after school and at events.

        What do I do after school if I am in SUN?
        2:15pm - Meet at the blacktop to sign-in
        2:15 -2:45 - Recess
        2:45-3:15 - Supper

      • 3:15-4 :45 - Homework and class time

      • 4:45-5:00 - Pick up

      • 5:00 - Goodbye!

                 For more information, contact María Paz (pazm@latnet.org)

     

     

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