• Student and Family News, February 14

    Dear Ida B. Wells Families, 

    I hope you soaked up all the sunshine this weekend.  I got to work on our raspberries and enjoyed a long bike ride. We have a full week ahead of us and a slightly unusual schedule.  Because next Monday is a holiday, this Friday will be an A Day. Also, on Thursday, all 8th period teachers will deliver this school-wide Title IX presentation.  The presentation includes important information about Title IX and how it pertains to schools, what supports and services are offered through our school and our district, how students can make a Title IX report, and more. In addition to reviewing all this important information with our students, we also wanted to take a collective stand against all forms of sexual harassment and violence on our campus and beyond. Please take a few minutes to review the slide deck and reach out to us with any questions. 
    Filip Hristić, Ed. D.
    Principal, Ida B. Wells HS
    Black History Month - Celebrating Our Namesake
    Mark your calendars for this special event!
    Celebrating Our Namesake
    See this event and more ways to celebrate Black History Month in this OregonLive article
    News for Juniors, Class of 2023
    Our state and district are returning to a statewide testing system known as OSAS (Oregon Statewide Assessment System).  Tests are in Language Arts, Math and Science and will take 2-3 class periods per subject (for a total of 7-9 hours of instruction). These tests are not a requirement for graduation for the classes of 2022 or 2023 due to the pandemic. The tentative testing schedule and class time each student will miss are as follows:

        Week of March 7th – English/Language Arts – 4 hours (3 ELA class periods)
        Week of March 14th – Math – 3 hours (3 Math class periods)
        Week of March 28th – Science –2 hours (2 Science class periods)

    If you don’t want your student to take any or all of these tests see the Opt-Out information below.
    To assist us in planning, please submit your Opt-Out forms by February 18th
    All 11th graders will be taking the tests unless their parent/guardian submits the opt-out forms. 
    If you do not want your child/student to take the test(s) (schedule above) please complete and return the opt-out forms to the Main Office or to the Vice Principal's Office (#139) across from the gym. NOTE that there are two opt-out forms:  one for Language Arts/Math and a separate one for Science.  If you have questions about statewide testing, you can email or call Vice Principal Ayesha Coning aconing@pps.netTo assist us in planning, please submit your Opt-Out forms by February 18th.   Math and ELA Opt Out Form  Science Opt Out Form
    All 11th graders will be given the SAT exam for FREE on 4/13/22 at IBW.  Students will not be missing any regular classes to take the exam as it will be a special testing day.  While not required, it is a good chance to take advantage of this free testing opportunity. No registration required. Students will receive additional information and optional study links in March.  Students with approved accommodations from CollegeBoard will be testing with their given accommodations.
    News for Seniors, Class of 2022

    • Packets are available in the Main Office. 
    • Submit your orders online at Jostens or mail to: Jostens, 11914 NE Sumner, Portland, OR 97220 
    • Lots of great packages are available online at Jostens. If you are just looking for the minimum cap, gown and tassel (which is needed to walk at the ceremony), it is available here,
    • While we want all of our seniors to wear a cap and gown, we recognize that finances can sometimes be a barrier. We do not want financial concerns to impact your participation in this year’s graduation ceremony, so please reach out to Sharon Dailey (sdailey@pps.net) if this becomes an issue.
    Grad Night Fundraiser - Wine and Purse Sale
    We are currently collecting new and gently used purses for our Purse Sale that is happening in Multnomah Village for the April 1st - 1st Friday.  Purses can be dropped off at the school. 
    Attn:Erica Caldwell or at Living Room Realty in the village.  
    Successful Schools Survey
    On Monday, February 14, Portland Public Schools will begin the annual Successful Schools Survey that allows us to gather data to make informed decisions about school climate and culture. The survey will run to March 4. See the FLYER or the PPS District WEBSITE for more information and to take the survey.
    Parking Reminders for both parents and students
    Just a reminder that both students and parents should not be parking in designated faculty parking.  Seniors with parking passes can park in student parking that runs from the west side of the tennis courts to the west side of the stadium.  Juniors with parking passes can park in the IBW designated parking area at the north end of the Rieke parking lot.  Juniors and seniors can still submit HERE for a parking pass.  Anyone without a pass needs to find valid parking in the neighborhood. 

    Parents, please DO NOT park in our designated faculty parking when dropping off your students in the morning.  It causes a ripple effect of problems for our faculty members.  Our limited parking is also a great reason to plan ahead when you need to have your student leave early for an appointment. Use the Absence Reporting Form  (before school begins that day) or call ahead and your student can be outside waiting when you drive through.
    Name and Gender Changes
    If your student goes by a name that is different from their legal name, they can change their preferred name without parental consent. With parental consent, students can change their legal name on school paperwork. To do name changes, in addition to gender marker changes, please submit page one of this form to Kathy Lommen. For questions, contact Kathy Lommen at klommen@pps.net or Britni Locke at blocke@pps.net.

    AP Exams - LATE Registration is open!
      See registration Instructions
    Students can still register for an AP Exam in February. However, there will be a $40 late fee per test.  February 28th is the LAST day to register for an AP exam.
    This February, we will be piloting the use of SchoolPay for collecting AP exam fees.  We are hopeful that this change will help streamline the process for all parties involved. Please let us know any feedback you have.  More Information about AP & SchoolPay
    - Families who DO NOT NEED Financial Assistance will now pay for their exams here: SchoolPay Link 

    - Families who NEED Financial Assistance will complete the Financial Aid Request form

    • They will then be emailed a new link that allows them to finish registration at a different cost (either $0 or $35, plus a $40 late fee if applicable.)

    • Students MUST complete all the steps described in the email to be registered for the exam. 

    Have AP questions? Go to the AP Student Slideshow or email the PPS AP office AdvancedPlacement@pps.net

    Evening Scholars
    Evening Scholars
    The Smart City Learning Cafe continues every Wednesday
    What: Drop-in homework help in math, science, English, and writing. 

    When: Every Wednesday.

    Where: Fat City Cafe, 7820 SW Capitol Highway, Portland OR 97219.

    Who: You! Amy Minato (English, writing), Joe Minato (science, math), and peer tutors will be available to supervise and provide help. Everyone must be fully vaccinated and boosted.
    No reservations, just drop in!​

    Cost: Free. Donations are welcome and appreciated.

    Check out https://www.joeminato.com/smart-city-learning-cafe
    From our Social Worker
    Multnomah County Covid Rent Relief fund will open up for 3-5 weeks beginning January 26th following the 6 week pause that began on December 1st. Here is the link for information about how to apply and who qualifies - https://www.211info.org/multco-rent
    With school in session, our pantry is seeing regular use.  Please help us restock by visiting this link for needed items and delivery instructions.  Thank you for supporting our students and families. VolunteerSignup - Online volunteer signup sheets - IBW Food & Hygiene Pantry Restock 1.2022 signup sheet
    N/NE PHB Housing Waitlist – Applications are now being accepted year-round to be placed on a waitlist for rental housing opportunities. Must meet income qualifications. Find out more here or fill out the online application .  Find more affordable housing options here

    We expect our wait lists to reopen towards the beginning of this year 2022.  To receive notification when Section 8 or any of our property Wait Lists open, please sign up for the Home Forward e-newsletter.  Go to our website  www.homeforward.org.  Click on eNewsletter Signup.  All we need is your current e-mail address.
    NEXT MEETING,  TONIGHT! February 14th, at 6:30pm via Zoom
    Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81683180228; Meeting ID: 816 8318 0228
    We have several grant requests to review and value your input.  The substantial grant approved last fall for new weights was realized with last week's delivery.  Here's a photo of the students doing the unboxing!
    Ida B. Wells Merchadise is now available online www.schoolpay.com/link/IBWgear with pick-up at Ida B Wells HS during school hours. You will be notified once your order is ready for pick-up.

    IBW Merchandise IBW Merch
    Planning  is underway for an online spring auction event set for April 23rd  and we need your help.
    The spring auction event is our biggest annual fundraiser and we need volunteers to help plan and coordinate the virtual event.  Some of the specific positions we still need filled are: 

    • Data entry into the auction software-it is very user friendly. 2-3 people
    • Organization of procured items 2-3 people
    • Graphic design/graphic artist person. 1-2 people 

    Questions:  email Brad Nelson --  bknelson@cascadeautoglass.com
    From Athletic Director, Mike Nolan
    Greetings Sports Fans! What a tremendous week for Guardian Athletics this past week! Our
    Cheer Team competed at the State Cheerleading Tournament over the weekend and for our
    Seniors, it was their last time to compete before they head off on their next adventure. Our Swim
    Program had an outstanding showing at the PIL District Meet over the weekend with our Men's Team finishing 2nd and the Women’s Team finishing 3rd! You can find all the District Results at www.pilathletics.com under the results tab. The Varsity Women’s Basketball Team was able to earn a hard-fought victory over Cleveland on Friday night and picked up another win on Tuesday when they were victorious over Franklin. The Men’s Basketball Team split this past week, beating the Lightening of Franklin and losing a tough one to a very good Cleveland team. And the Wrestling Team was able to beat Jefferson in a dual on Thursday and according to the coaches,” it has been a long time” since that has happened. Thank you coaches, parents, and student-athletes for all of your hard work, time, and dedication this entire Winter Season. Great time to be a Guardian! Continue reading the Athletic Weekly HERE
    Spring Sports begin in 2 weeks!
    Please Register Now on FamilyID

    Spring Sports (Baseball, Softball, Track and Field, Golf and Tennis and Lacrosse) officially begin in 2 weeks on February 28th.. Early registration helps coaches communicate practice plans and dates of voluntary pre-season practices as well as assisting the Athletic Department detect expired physicals. https://www.familyid.com/programs/2022-spring-sports-registration-6
    See the Athletics Website for complete Registration Information and a link to the physical form www.ibwathletics/Registration
    Track and Field Spring Registration
    Ida B Wells Track and Field 2022 Season is almost here! Come get faster, more explosive, jump higher and throw farther. Track and Field is a no-cut sport with no maximum number of participants.  All are welcome!! There are 17 different events you can try - running, jumping and throwing. Last year our men's team placed 2nd at State and we look to continue building on that success.  See registration details above.
    Lacrosse News
    Lacrosse is a Club sport open to players of all levels and experience. However, as a Club sport there are additional steps when registering.  Registration is open and practices begin February 28.
    Detailed information about the program can be found at www.wellslax.com or email questions to ibwmenslax@gmail.com

    1. For Club registration and payment: Payment plans are available. Go to www.wellslax.com  and click 'Register' in the upper right corner.   New this year: Goalies receive a 50% discount!
    2. Register with IBW Athletics for "Spring Season" using Family ID: complete all the waivers and submit your current physical, if needed. See Family ID link above.  

    Make sure you update / renew your US lacrosse membership.  This is required, and it’s easiest to do this part first, since it is required for registration with our club (http://www.uslacrosse.org/).  

    1. For Club registration, go to wilsonlax.com and follow the steps under the registration tab.

    2. Register with IBW Athletics for "Spring Season" using Family ID: complete all the waivers and submit your current physical, if needed. See Family ID link above.  

    Need practice gear for Spring sports?
    Use an OSAA-exclusive 20% off coupon for Dick's Sporting Goods this weekend. Get coupon HERE
    Winter Sports - Swimmers and Skiers headed to State Meets
    Congrats to our swimmers and skiers who participated in District meets this past weekend and have qualified for State.

    Louisa Lungerhausen 500 FR 
    Andie Wieber 100 BK
    Julia Iwanow 100 BR
    Henry Cannon 200 FR/100 FR/4x50 FR and 4x100 FR Relay
    Michael Spicer 200 IM/100 Fly/4x50 FR and 4x100 FR Relay
    Jake Wilson-Goodwin 500 FR/4x50 FR and 4x100 FR Relay
    Noah Peng 4x50 FR and 4x100 FR Relay 
    Marcus Hanlon and Fraser Zahniser, relay alternates
    Guardian Swim
    Men's Team
    Fiona Murphy/Giant Slalom
    2022 Ski Team

    2022 Ski Team 

    SouthWest StageWorks
    For the first time in almost two years, it's time for Live Theatre again on the IBWHS campus! Your IBWHS theatre company, SouthWest StageWorks, brings to you that most unusual of mash-ups: Shakespeare's immortal romantic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream set in the land of sea, surf, and suntan lotion. This charming comedy, written by Tony-award winning playwright Ken Ludwig ('Lend Me A Tenor') and directed by Heath Koerschgen, will be a warm and funny respite from these cold winter months.

    This play is appropriate for all ages, and final shows are February 17, 18 and 19th.
    Tickets are onsale now at southweststageworks.com
    **Note: PPS policies require either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within the last 72 hours (digital image ok) for admittance.
    **Note: Seating is onstage, and limited to 60 attendees per show...please order ahead!
    We are very lucky to have a wonderful, dedicated College and Career Center space with a FABULOUS staff. Meet the team HERE