PPS Pulse: January 28, 20201/28/2020
In this week's PPS Pulse: Graduation rates rise to 80.5%; school calendar for 2020-21 approved.
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Graduation rates in PPS rise to 80.5% for 2018-19 school year
Graduation rates in Portland Public Schools rose to 80.5% for the 2018-19 school year, reaching the district's highest percentage since the state of Oregon adopted a four-year cohort model in 2010.
Opera star Angela Brown shares music and insight with students
Renowned opera singer Angela Brown recently shared her unique recital program, “Opera … From a Sistah’s Point of View,” with students at Franklin and Roosevelt High Schools. Ms. Brown is a trailblazer on a mission to bring operatic and classical performances to communities with less exposure to the music. The students were also given a short course on opera basics, including the difference between bravo and brava. Brava, Ms. Brown, for sharing your passion with PPS students. For more information about Ms. Brown’s work visit www.angelambrown.com.
School calendar for 2020-21 approved by Board
The 2020-21 school year in Portland Public Schools will start on Wednesday, Sept. 2, and end on Friday, June 11 (if weather allows). The calendar for next school year was approved by the Board of Education at its meeting on Tuesday.
Please help us with school climate and culture by taking the Successful Schools Survey
The annual survey of students, families and staff is now underway. Families, please go to www.pps.net/sss2020.
Winterhaven team wins award for innovation at state LEGO championship
Anyone familiar with close-in Southeast Portland knows the train crossing at SE 11th Avenue, near Division Street. A group of students from Winterhaven K-8 School tackled the traffic issues caused by stopped freight trains there, turning it into a project that earned an award at a state LEGO championship.
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