PPS Pulse: December 10, 201912/10/2019
In this week's PPS Pulse: Harriet Tubman students watch the movie "Harriet" (title corrected from previous version); Kelly teacher appears on ABC baking competition
PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS | DECEMBER 10, 2019 English| Español | Tiếng Việt | 中文 | Русский | Soomaali
400 students take trip to see the movie ‘Harriet’
About 400 students from Harriet Tubman Middle School boarded buses last week for a trip to view the movie ‘Harriet’ at the Tigard Cinemas. The screening gave students the opportunity to learn more about their school’s namesake, a leading abolitionist who helped free more than 300 slaves, and was followed by work-session discussions back at school. The trip and screening were made possible by Oh Planning+Design, Architecture’s generous grant to The Fund for PPS, the district’s newly established foundation. (See also: story on trip by KATU).
Kelly teacher Marissa Troeschel set to appear on “Great American Baking Show”
Marissa Troeschel showed a promo for a television program to her Kelly Elementary School students without telling them what it was. “I just starting playing it, and they’re like, ‘Wait! Wait! Wait! Is that you?’”
It was. The promo was for “The Great American Baking Show,” an amateur competition on ABC, and Troeschel, who teaches drama at Kelly, is one of the contestants. The show’s new holiday-themed season begins airing Thursday at 9 p.m. (locally on KATU/2), and Troeschel, with the rest of the nation, will see the episodes for the first time.
At Stephenson Elementary, grandparents and special friends get a special day
‘Tis the season for visits with grandparents and special friends. At Stephenson Elementary School, more than 200 grandparents and family friends met up with their students for a tour of the school and introductions to their teachers. A highlight of the day for many of the young scholars was a chance to take a picture with their guests.
PIL basketball events spotlight social justice, young women’s empowerment
The Portland Interscholastic League will stage two major basketball events in the next two months that will celebrate a sport that the league excels in, but also ideals that are so important to our students and athletes.
Please join us at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Lincoln High School
In a few short weeks, construction will begin to create a new Lincoln High School. Come join the community in a groundbreaking celebration on Saturday, December 14, from 10 a.m. to noon, on the Lincoln field at the lower entrance to the school at the cafeteria. Lincoln will be the fifth high school to be modernized thanks to voter support and it will be completely rebuilt into a multi-story structure. Click here to view a groundbreaking event flyer.
A full December of arts: The holiday season is a great time to check out the wonderful student performers and artists in PPS. From on-campus concerts by school bands to performances at hospitals, December has a little bit of everything in PPS arts. See a list of events at the PPS Arts website’s Events at a Glance page. PPS Pulse is a weekly publication that is distributed via email to district families, staff and select others. It is produced by the PPS Communications department. An archive of previous issues is available. To submit story ideas and feedback, please contact: Coordinator: Lindsay Trapp. Editor/writer: Mike Tokito. Designer: Louise Tollisen. Videos: Multimedia Services. Translations: Language Access Services.
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