Wilson High School

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with a proud tradition of excellence.

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  • Need summer child care? Check out PPS programs!

    Portland Public Schools offers state-licensed summer child care programs in PPS school buildings for children ages 5-12. Programs are enrolling now!

  • ¡Explorando el Columbia Slough!

    Come to Explorando and celebrate your roots with nature Saturday, June 24 from 1-5 PM at the Colwood Golf Course, 7313 NE Columbia Boulevard. Ven a Explorando y celebra tus raíces con la naturaleza Sabado, Junio 24 de 1-5 PM a la Colwood Golf Course, 7313 NE Columbia Boulevard.
  • Good in the Hood

    Come celebrate the 25th annual Good in the Hood Multicultural festival opening Friday June 23 at 6 PM at Lillis Albina Park. Don’t miss the Good in the Hood parade on June 24th from 11 AM-1 PM.
  • Announcing Mt. Tabor’s new principal Sean Keating

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    Dear Mt. Tabor Community,
    I am pleased to announce that Sean Keating will be the new principal of Mt. Tabor Middle School. Sean comes to PPS from the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, where he has been an assistant principal at West Linn High School since 2015.
  • Announcing ACCESS Academy’s new principal Anh Nguyen-Johnson

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    June 2017
    I am pleased to announce Anh Nguyen-Johnson will be principal of Access Academy.  She has served as interim principal for Mt. Tabor Middle School this past year, where she had previously been the assistant principal since 2014.
  • Announcing Cleveland High School’s New Principal Ayesha Freeman

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    Dear Cleveland High School Community,
    It is with great pleasure that I announce Ayesha Freeman as the new principal for Cleveland High School. Ayesha is currently vice principal at Wilson High School, a position she has held since 2012.
  • Announcing Laurelhurst’s New Principal Vanessa Martinez

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    Dear Laurelhurst Community,
    I am pleased to announce that Vanessa Martinez, currently the principal of Beach K-5, will be the new Principal of Laurelhurst K-8.  She replaces Sabrina Flamoe, who is going to be the principal at Vestal next year.
  • Students honored at the 6th annual ¡Sí Se Puede! event

    ¡Sí Se Puede! or Yes, we can! is an opportunity for students to celebrate and inspire one another, build relationships outside their schools and share the rich diversity of their talents and experiences with the greater Portland community.
  • Announcing Skyline’s new principal BG Aguirre

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    Dear Skyline School Community,
    It is with great pleasure that I announce BG Aguirre as the new principal for Skyline School. BG is currently the principal at St. Helens High School, a position she has held since 2013. She served as assistant principal for five years prior to taking over as principal.
  • Superintendent recruitment update: Candidate recommendations requested, potential interviews to be scheduled

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    Dear PPS staff and families,

    Summer has started, but we want to let you know that the PPS Task Force on the Superintendent Recruitment is continuing to meet on a regular basis and work is happening daily to advance our efforts to find and recruit our next superintendent. We have a final position description and are still actively recruiting candidates.  We appreciate the feedback and candidate recommendations we have received from the community to date.  Below are highlights of our last meeting. We will keep you informed as we go forward. Thank you.

    Julia Brim-Edwards, Chair, Superintendent Recruitment Task Force

  • PPS celebrates SEI and Oregon Seal of Bi-Literacy

    SEI and Oregon Seal of Bi-Literacy awardees were honored at the June 13 Board meeting. PPS celebrated 13 years of partnership with Self Enhancement Inc. (SEI) Academy. Libra Forde, SEI Chief Operating Officer, Timothy Rodgers, SEI Academy Principal, and Linda Harris, 2006-2010 SEI principal, were presented with plaques honoring this partnership. SEI Academy was named a model school by the Oregon Department of Education in 2013 and 2014.
  • Summer facilities work update

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    Dear PPS Families,

    Over the summer, crews will be working in schools throughout the district to address health and safety issues, using funds from the bond that voters approved in May. At the same time, planning is under way for bigger projects to rebuild three high schools and a middle school. We wanted to give you an update on what is coming up. 

  • Professional Development Opportunity: Geography Seminar

    The 2017 Summer Geography Seminar at Arbor School will be held July 10 – 14. If you are an educator interested in how geography-oriented thematic curriculum can help inspire curiosity, creativity, academic rigor, and overall well-being among students this is the seminar for you.
  • Announcing Sellwood Middle School’s new principal Karl Newsome

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    Dear Sellwood Middle School community,
    It is my great pleasure to announce Karl Newsome as the new principal for Sellwood Middle School. Karl was most recently principal at Astor and served as assistant principal at Sellwood from 2006 to 2010.
  • Donate now to the Sick Leave Bank

    If you have sick leave that you would like to donate, the Human Resources Department is now accepting your voluntary contributions to the Building Administrator and Non-Represented Sick Leave Bank. The sick leave bank is nearly exhausted and there is a pending request.

  • Jackson Jaguars jam their way to 3rd place

    The Jackson Jaguar Marching Band, under the direction Kristin Cywinski, won 3rd place in the Junior Rose Parade, Thursday, June 7. The 80-member middle school band from southwest Portland, is composed of a broad range of students, including beginners.
  • Wanted: voters for Nutrition Services calendar

    It is time to begin voting on the 2017-18 PPS menu calendar artwork. The voting for September is open. To vote click here. The artwork with the most likes will be featured in the 2017-18 menu calendar for that month.
  • Woodlawn is STEAMing ahead

    Over 300 people attended Woodlawn's STEAM celebration Thursday, May 18th. Families enjoyed an evening of engineering challenges, art explorations, music, and robotics demonstrations at the second annual event.

  • Staff benefits due June 30

    PPS Benefits would like to remind you of the June 30th deadline to complete the OEBB dependent verification process. If you do not complete this mandatory verification by the June 30th deadline, coverage for your unverified dependents will be terminated. You should have received a package with instructions from OEBB regarding their dependent eligibility verification process.
  • Superintendent update: Board members study pay, recommend potential candidates

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    Dear PPS staff and families,

    We continue to advance the search for a new superintendent. I want to give you an update on the latest work of the PPS School Board Task Force on Superintendent Recruitment. My hope is to keep you informed as we go forward. Thank you.

    Julia Brim-Edwards, Chair, Superintendent Recruitment Task Force

  • Teaching With Purpose Conference June15-16

    The Office of Teaching and Learning is sponsoring 50 slots to attend the Teaching With Purpose 2nd Annual Hip Hop Education Summit on June 15th and 16th!

    Take advantage of this professional learning opportunity and engage students at the same time!! Yes, you can bring students (Grades 7 and up)!
    The two-day summit brings together students, educators, artist, and community members to educate and inform about Hip Hop culture and infuse Hip Hop Education into schools.

    There will be a special tribute to Tupac Shakur and free private screening of his biopic, All Eyez On Me.
    His former group member and brother E.D.I Mean will be one of our keynote speakers.

    If you cannot make the first day we will STREAM the first day LIVE!

    Please review the agenda below and REGISTER HERE

    Ockley Green or Faubion have 10 slots each to use.
  • Columbia employee store invite for PPS

    PPS employees have the opportunity to visit the Columbia Employee Store from June 12 – July 2. This 50,000 sq. foot employee store carries all brands in the Columbia Sportswear family of brands: Columbia Sportswear, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear and prAna.

  • Summer professional development for STE*A*M teachers

    The new CyberPDX Teaching Training Program is searching for STE*A*M and arts/humanities/social sciences teachers interested in gaining knowledge of cyber/tech and how to teach it. This training will take place July 10-14.
  • ACCESS Academy teacher wins $500 scholarship

    Alfonso Garcia Arriola, a science teacher at ACCESS Academy was awarded a $500 national scholarship to attend the 2017 NSELA Summer Leadership Institute in Omaha, Nebraska from June 28 - July 1, 2017. He was one of six scholarship recipients nationwide.

  • From the superintendent: Tubman/Roseway 2018, middle school transition

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    Dear PPS staff and families,

    As you may know, the district has been working to develop a new middle school model to implement district wide over the next several years. Part of the purpose is to address inequities in the middle grades that have resulted as an unintended consequence of the K-8 model. This is a longer term initiative to bring our middle schools under a new model of excellence through a phased approach.

  • PPS Pulse, June 2017

    PPS Pulse
  • Orgullo Latino celebrates 2017 graduates

    Portland Public Schools honored around 125 Latino high school graduates at the first Orgullo Latino or Latino Pride celebration. District-wide there are more than 400 Latino graduates in the class of 2017. The event was held on June 2nd in the new Roosevelt High School Auditorium.
  • June 2, update: PPS superintendent recruitment

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    From Julia Brim-Edwards, Recruitment Task Force Chair

    The PPS School Board and the three newly elected Board members met June 1 and took several steps to launch a new superintendent recruitment process.

  • Madison teacher wins OnPoint Bank's 2017 Educator of the Year

    PPS’s very own David Valenzuela, a science teacher at Madison High School, is one of OnPoint Bank’s 2017 Educators of the Year. This accolade is part of the OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education which awards around $50,000 to local schools and teachers. As part of its commitment to education, OnPoint bestows this windfall because they believe, “investing in education is one of the best ways to build thriving communities.”

  • May 31, update: Superintendent search

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    From Julia Brim-Edwards, chair, Superintendent Search Task Force

    On May 26 the Superintendent Recruitment Task Force met and discussed the following topics: charge of the Task Force; performance of the recruitment firm; the position description and leadership report; contract terms; timing; role of Board members (current and incoming) in the recruitment and hiring; and engagement with potential candidates.