I am pleased to announce that Jeandré Carbone will be the new principal at Sellwood Middle School. Jeandré is a systematic, goals-based leader who is known for a positive attitude and community building. She is an experienced educator who has taught around the world and has been in Portland Public Schools for 13 years.
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"We're the ones affected the most by climate change," said Jeremy Clark. "We have to do something."
Eighth graders Jeremy Clark and Charlie Abrams began their mission after Clark saw a cover of National Geographic Magazine.
August 20, 2019
Welcome Sellwood Students and Families,
Bethany and I are honored to serve as the administrative team for Sellwood Middle School. We have received a warm welcome from families, staff, and community members and are very grateful for the opportunity to lead an excellent school with a rich history and supportive community. The 2019/20 school year will begin on August 28th for 6th-graders, and August 29th for 7th and 8thgraders, and we could not be more eager and excited to meet students and parents.
During the past month, we have had many interactions with parents, teachers, and students. From these conversations, it is clear that Sellwood families and staff are motivated to foster a strong community and provide the best possible academic experience for Sellwood students. We look forward to developing relationships and working with all members of the community to provide a world-class educational experience for each child at Sellwood.
As your Principal and Assistant Principal, it is important to us that everyone who steps through our doors—teachers, students and parents—are happy to be here! This outlook will enable us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun and nurturing environment. We welcome your input and our doors are open. Feel free to call to set up an appointment or email to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet!
Jeandré Carbone, Principal
Bethany Nelson, Assistant Principal
Every year, one group of students in Portland Public Schools starts the new school year with the finish line of their K-12 education in sight. And as classes begin on Aug. 28 for the the 2019-20 school year, the end is closer than ever for the students who will start their senior years.
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.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Project Community Care
6:00 PM District Board Meeting