• Student and Family News, February 8

    Monday, February 8

    Greetings Ida B. Wells HS Students and Families,

    I hope you had a restful weekend. My mom turned 70 yesterday and we celebrated her special day with a few hours at the Thousand Acres Dog Park. If you are a dog-lover, you should definitely check out this amazing spot.

    Have a great week!

    Filip Hristic, Principal, Ida B. Wells High School

    Here are a few announcements for the week ahead:


    As we transition to become Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School, the Booster Club will be discussing how we'll be titled and our role in rebranding and merchandising. Due to our registered non-profit status, folks should expect our official name change will track slightly behind the school's process.

    Please plan to join us for our next meeting on Monday, February 8th at 6:30pm via Zoom, credentials are here:
    https://insidetrack.zoom.us/j/6621528345 Meeting ID: 662 152 8345

    Our agenda includes reviewing funding requests, talking name change and looking forward to board volunteer positions expected to be vacant for next year.

    Here are a couple of great resources about Ida B. Wells and our name change:

    And a reminder about how to refer to our school:

    Official Name: Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School

    Common/Abbreviated Name: Ida B. Wells High School

    Final Abbreviation, used only when necessary : IBW

    This is in an effort to both honor and preserve the full name of our namesake. Whereas we have largely forgotten the people after whom we've named many streets (Barbur Blvd), cities (Astoria), and even schools (Benson), we want to make sure that our namesake is not lost in how we and others refer to our school. That is why we want to stay away from referring to our school as Wells or Wells-Barnett.

    On February 3rd a very successful No Place for Hate Community Forum was held. Visit the No Place for Hate page on our website for more information, a recording of the event and some Community Resources: https://www.pps.net/Page/17102

    Thank you to our AP teachers for offering these AP review opportunities for our students in order to be prepared for the AP exams this spring. If you have any other questions regarding AP Exams visit the Advanced Placement page on our website: https://www.pps.net/domain/761

    Season 2/Fall Sports Registration is now open. This includes Football, Soccer, Cross Country and Volleyball. All student-athletes must complete a sport specific registration for Season 2 in FamilyID.. Football practice begins February 8th while Soccer, XC and Volleyball are scheduled to begin on February 22nd. For some great information about our Football program, check out the Athletics website https://www.wilsonathletics.com/football. Complete instructions about registering for a sport at Ida B. Wells HS can be found at https://www.wilsonathletics.com/

    The February edition of the Senior Newsletter is hot off the press. Find it and other important news just for Seniors on the Class of 2021 page on our website: https://www.pps.net/domain/6329

    It's Q & A time!! We encourage students, their parents, (and/or any school coordinators who are curious!) to attend any one of the upcoming Student & Parent Q&A sessions via Zoom with Rose Festival Board members, staff, and past Court members.

    Zoom sessions begin this week. Our first session is tomorrow, Tuesday, February 9 at 7pm. Please see the complete schedule below. The participation link and information to join will be the same for each session.

    If you do not already have access to Zoom, we suggest you practice in advance. You can join a test meeting HERE.

    Tuesday, February 9, 7pm
    Thursday, February 18, 7pm
    Saturday, February 20, 1pm

    Zoom Meeting Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84089401010?pwd=VTJhL1VoUGxubzEwYlZNTkhFZEZsZz09
    Meeting ID: 840 8940 1010; Passcode: 186284; One tap mobile +13462487799,,84089401010#,,,,*186284# US (Houston) |
    Students can SIGN UP HERE to be sent the meeting link.

    For more information about the Portland Rose Festival Court, visit their website here or contact the Ida B. Wells Rose Court Advisor, Erica Caldwell at ecaldwell@pps.net.

    The Art Department would like to congratulate the following students who received awards in the Scholastic Art Awards.

    Awards in Senior Art Portfolios
    Adam Dowling (Silver Key)
    Quinn Brown (Honorable Mention)
    Ezra Scriven (Gold Key)
    Desmond Wendt (Silver Key)

    Individual Awards in Drawing and Illustration
    Cece Austin (Honorable Mention)
    Samantha Caldera (Silver Key
    Logan Erickson (1 Gold Key and 2 Silver Keys)
    Lee Holoubek (Honorable Mention)
    Lucia Long (Honorable Mention)
    Edith Macdonald (Gold Key)
    Eyla Mitchell (Gold Key)
    Lucy Quinn (1 Gold Key, 2 Silver Keys, and 1 Honorable Mention)
    Sophia Sutherland (2 Silver Keys and 1 Honorable Mention)

    Individual Awards in Painting
    Ellie Amato (1 Silver Key and 1 Honorable Mention)
    Carin Carrion (2 Gold Keys)
    Kairi Jeffrey (2 Honorable Mention)|
    Lucia Long (Honorable Mention)
    Edith Macdonald (Honorable Mention)
    Mairi O’Toole (Honorable Mention)|
    Tilden Pritchard (Honorable Mention)
    Ezra Scriven (3 Gold Keys)
    Sophia Sutherland (1 Silver Key and 2 Honorable Mentions)
    Desmond Wendt (1 Silver Key & 3 Honorable Mentions)

    Individual Awards in Mixed Media
    Carin Carrion (Gold Key)

    Individual Awards in Digital Art
    Adam Dowling (Silver Key)
    Quinn Brown (2 Honorable Mentions)
    Carin Carrion (Gold Key)
    Elle Smith (2 Gold Keys and 1 Silver Key)

    Individual Awards in Comic Art
    Quinn Brown (Silver Key)
    Carin Carrion (Silver Key)
    Mei Li Hawthorne (Silver Key)
    Kairi Jeffrey (Silver Key)

    Individual Awards in Photography
    Adam Dowling (1 Gold Key and 1 Silver Key)
    Ashling Gregory (1 Silver Key and 1 Honorable Mention)
    Lee Holoubek (4 Honorable Mentions)

    Individual Awards in Design
    Mairi O’Toole (Honorable Mention)

    Individual Awards in Sculpture
    Ezra Scriven (2 Silver Keys and 1 Honorable Mention)

    Kelly Milford, our College Center Coordinator has put together this document all about scholarships. Check it out! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DBLEd8xxjP8qFJ5u2mNPwFr6UCI1OZdHml1E5haqUoA/edit?usp=sharing

    Ida B. Wells-Barnett Career Learning Week of February 8th - Special Focus on Sustainability, Forestry & Engineering!
    Register by February 10th for Career Academies & Career Focus Events

    Are you interested in careers that are connected with food, sustainability and agriculture?
    Register to attend PPS