District News

  • Board listening session on middle schools

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    The PPS School Board will hold a second listening session on a proposal to open two new middle schools at Harriet Tubman and Roseway Heights. Childcare and interpretation provided.

    WHEN: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25

    WHERE: Blanchard Educational Service Center (BESC), 501 N. Dixon St., Portland, 97227

    WHAT: Give your comments, ideas, suggestions on the middle school proposal

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  • Roosevelt HS Latino College Fair

    Join us Thursday, October 12, 5:30-8:00pm. Meet bilingual admission representatives to discuss admissions requirements, the application process, college majors and financial aide and scholarships. Dinner will be served the first hour followed by the college fair from 6:30pm-8:00pm.
  • Focus on Diversity film and lecture series

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     James Baldwin.

    The film I Am Not Your Negro will be featured in the first Focus on Diversity film and lecture series event of the 2017-18 school year, scheduled for Thursday, September 21, from 5-7pm in the BESC Board Room at 501 N. Dixon, 97227.

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  • Latin @ Heritage Night

    Come Celebrate Latin @ Heritage month with your family. There will be food, music, community resources, activities and much more. Join us September 14, 6pm-8pm in the cafeteria of George Middle School, 10000 N.Burr Avenue. For more information call Jorge Alvarado at 503-459-3894 or Kimberly Bacon SUN Site Manager at 971-386-4045.
  • Public meeting notice: PPS Board’s Enrollment and Forecasting Committee

    Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:00 pm

    Mazama Conference Room
    Blanchard Education Service Center
    501 N Dixon Street
    Portland, OR 97227

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  • Learn some moves from Jefferson Dancers

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     Dancer in pose.

    If your elementary or middle school student is an emerging dancer, they have the chance to train with one of the top dance programs in the state, the Jefferson Dancers. The Jr. JD Dance Clinic is open for children of all skill levels in kindergarten through 8th grade.

    Interested families should register online at: jeffersondancers.org/clinic. Onsite registration before the first practice is from 5:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12; practice runs from 6-7:30 p.m. The second practice is Thursday, Sept. 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. Both are at Jefferson High School, 5210 N. Kerby Ave. 

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  • Enrollment and Forecasting Meeting

    The Board's Enrollment and Forecasting Committee will listen to considerations for the Harriet Tubman and Roseway Heights catchment.

    On the agenda: Feeder school recommendations and context, enrollment balancing with boundary changes, updated staffing models, and the impact of Right of Return policies. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 7, from 6pm-8pm in the Wy'East conference room at the Blanchard Education Service Center (BESC), 501 N. Dixon Street.