Portland Public Schools

  Portland, Oregon

501 N. Dixon StPortland, OR 97227(503) 916-2000

District News

District News

View All
  • Message on April 20 student walkouts

    Español| Tiếng Việt| 中文| Русский| Soomaali

    Dear PPS Community,

    Please know that in collaboration with school administrators, district leadership actively monitored the hundreds of mostly middle and high school students who walked out of our schools today as part of a national demonstration against violence in schools. I am pleased to say that, by all reports, this was a peaceful and respectful event with no serious incidents. While these actions were not district-sponsored activity, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all who helped keep students safe, starting with the students themselves who remained organized, calm and intentional throughout. Others who helped include Portland police, PPS security, and other PPS staff. Thank you all.

    More
  • A message from Deputy Superintendent Dr. Yvonne Curtis on 2018-19 staffing levels

    Español| Tiếng Việt| 中文| Русский| Soomaali

    Portland Public Schools is in the process of allocating teaching staff at schools throughout the district. As has been true for many years, we are working within a budget that has been chronically underfunded by the state, and we are doing our utmost to make the most of the resources we have. Understandably, parents, students and PPS staff want to know what will happen at their specific schools. While precise allocations won’t be known until enrollment figures become clear in the fall, we can share what we know at this point, and answer many of the questions we have heard to date.

    More
  • PPS Pulse, April 17, 2018

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Benson’s Curtis Wilson is state HS Principal of the Year; Martin Luther King Jr. School celebrates 50th anniversary of name change
  • Martin Luther King Jr. School celebrates 50th anniversary of name change

    Español| Tiếng Việt| 中文| Русский| Soomaali

    It’s been 50 years since some impassioned students led the movement to rename their school after Martin Luther King, Jr. Last Friday, the community turned out in force to show appreciation, and to honor Dr. King with a huge celebration at the school.

    More

District Calendar

Opportunities

District News

View All
  • EcoChallenge gives students a way to dive into Earth Day

    Español| Tiếng Việt| 中文| Русский| Soomaali

    Earth Day is Sunday, April 22. What can you do to take action? Well, it all starts with looking at your habits. They say that it takes about two weeks to change a habit, so by looking at what we do on a day-to-day basis, we can find many different ways to be more sustainable that don’t take much effort. For instance, if you leave the water on while brushing your teeth, try turning it off. When you do this, you save about 5 gallons of water!

    More
  • Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 2018 Verselandia!

    Come celebrate Portland’s creative youth during our sixth annual Verselandia! poetry slam. This city-wide event features students from Parkrose, Roosevelt, Metropolitan Learning Center, Benson, Lincoln, Gresham, Sam Barlow, Franklin, Madison, Wilson, Jefferson, Grant, and Cleveland high schools competing for poetic glory. Verselandia! is the Grand Slam for the winners from individual school slams hosted by public high school library media specialists.
    More
  • Earn while you learn: Professional Development

    Willamette Promise, in conjunction with Associated General Contractors, would like to invite interested educators to apply for this year’s Educator Externship. 

    More
  • PIL Open golf event will help fund middle school sports programs

    Español| Tiếng Việt| 中文| Русский| Soomaali

    The Portland Interscholastic League will hold its major fundraiser on Wednesday, June 13, with a golf tournament that will help fund its push to build middle school athletic programs in Portland Public Schools.

    More
CLOSE
CLOSE