• Principal's Weekly Message

    Hello Families & Partners -

    Please see below for some important updates!


    8th to 9th Grade Summer Transition Oppotunity  NEW


    The Leap into 9th Grade summer program prepares incoming ninth grade students to excel in high school by building a foundation for success before starting high school. 


    Dates and Times: July 17 - August 4, 2023, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    @ Benson, Franklin, Grant, Jefferson, McDaniel, Roosevelt 


    Families can register online or complete the PDF and return it to the high school.


    Tobacco Cessation Youth Ambassadors  NEW 


    Our Urban League of Portland Youth Specialist, Dasyanique Lewis, is looking for Tobacco Cesation Ambassadors representation across select Middle Schools, including Ockley Green Middle School.  See this flyer for more information.


    Culture and Community Night  REMINDER


    Mark your Calendars! 


    You’re invited to Ockley Green’s second annual Culture and Community Night! Please join us at Ockley on Wednesday, April 26th from 5:30 to 7:30 for food, performances, community resources, and most importantly highlight student's academic achievements as it relates to their individual cultures!


    What: Culture and Community Night 

    When: Wednesday, April 26th 

    Time: 5:30- 7:30

    Where: Ockley Green Middle School


    Hope to see you there! 


    OG Supporters Plan Sale  REMINDER


    OG Supporters will be holding this sale on the Ainsworth side of the school Thursday 5/11. The nursery will be delivering plants around 1PM and then we will be sorting orders and people will start picking up between 2-5PM. We will possibly have a couple other volunteers helping us. 




    Orders are due by April 20th by 5PM


    Summer Opportunities

    Working On It  

    These are areas that, when our team is ready to provide additional information, I will provide an update in the section above.

    • Outside camera for our staff parking lot to increase safety and reduce vandalism;

    • Reconfiguration of spaces for the 23-24 school year with a goal of no large classes meeting in the Portable classrooms;

    • Ongoing advocacy of replacement of our Portables;

    • Hiring for 2023-24;

    • Building the Master Schedule for the 23-24 school year.;

    • End of year celebrations.

    Important Dates

    • April 17th - April 28th: Statewide Assessments

    • April 26th: Culture & Community Night

    In Partnership,


    Julie Rierson

    Pronouns: she/her


    Ockley Green Middle School