2023-24 School Year4/24/2023
Message from Principal Dickey about the 23-24 School Year
We are excited to have Tara Bourland join the Harrison Park/Clark team beginning on May 1st. Principal Bourland will be leading Clark K-5 next year and will be working in the building to help with this transition for the remainder of the school year. Families should have received this communication last week from PPS.
Principal Jill Bailey has been serving the Harrison Park Community as Interim planning principal since January. She has supported transition work, with a focus on K-5 students and staff, since January and has made a lasting impression. Ms.Bailey made many connections with students and families during her short time with us. We thank her for her service. Her last day at Harrison Park will be April 28th.
We want to remind everyone that next year our K-5th students will be moving to the current Creative Science School (1231 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216). Almost all of our K-5 classroom teachers will be making the move with students, along with many of our support staff. Principal Bourland will begin leading this team starting on May 1st.
The current building will become Harrison Park Middle School. All current Harrison Park 5th-7th graders will remain here next year. They will be joined by the following students:
Hosford Mandarin Immersion students (current 6th and 7th graders)
Woodstock Mandarin Immersion students (current 5th graders)
Atkinson Non Spanish Immersion students (current 5th graders)
Vestal students (current 5th graders)
Bridger Non Spanish Immersion students who opt to come to Harrison Park (current 5th graders)
All of our CORE middle school teachers will remain at Harrison Park and will be joined by several new teachers and staff members. Current Harrison Park Principal Leah Dickey and Assistant Principal Emily Moore will remain at Harrison Park.
While it is bittersweet to make these changes, we are excited about what the future holds. We have a celebration in the works and will be sharing more information very soon.