PPS Pulse: January 7, 20201/7/2020
In this week's PPS Pulse: Dates set for 2020 high school graduations; Franklin boys soccer team sweeps All-State awards
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Circle your calendars: graduation dates set for 2020
With five months left in their K-12 careers, high school seniors in Portland Public Schools probably feel like they’re in a sprint to the finish line. For the almost 3,000 PPS students who will graduate this spring, that finish line is a graduation ceremony.
Holidays give PPS performers a chance to shine
The holiday season was a great time for musicians and performers in PPS to shine. Here’s a sampling of holiday performances involving our students, from the Wilson High School Jazz Band at Pioneer Courthouse Square; the Franklin High School dance program; and the da Vinci Middle School Music Concert featuring African drumming and a choir performance. Learn more about how the arts thrive in PPS.
Sports Update: Franklin sweeps All-State awards in boys soccer
The Franklin High School boys soccer team made history this fall by winning the first state championship in program history. Last week, the Lightning reaped some big rewards for their outstanding season, winning both major awards on the Class 6A All-State teams.
Nominate your favorite educator for Regional Teacher of the Year
Do you know a teacher in Portland Public Schools who is making a dramatic difference in the lives of students? Nominations are being accepted for the 2021 Oregon Regional Teacher of the Year Awards.
Candidates sought for program that trains bilingual community members to be teachers
Are you a bilingual college graduate or near college graduate who would like to make a difference in students’ lives? Portland Public Schools is recruiting candidates for its Dual Language Teacher Residency Program. The program helps prepare prospective educators for careers as bilingual teachers.
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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