• Student and Family News, March 28

    Dear IBW Students and Families,

    I hope that you and your loved ones had a wonderful spring break.  My family camped for a few days around Florence, Oregon.  We kayaked a couple of lakes, played frisbee on the beach, and enjoyed simple meals around the campfire.  I appreciated being reminded of how big the ocean is, how dark the nights are without city lights, and how quiet it is in the woods among trees.  I was also reminded of how unreliable weather forecasts are and how nice it is to have a dry home to come back to after several days of camping in sporadic rain.

    As I’m sure you are all aware, we are less than two weeks away from wrapping up the third quarter of this school year.  Next Friday, April 8, is a Grading/Planning Day.  Let's use the remaining days of Q3 to encourage students to finish strong.

    Here are a few announcements for the days and weeks ahead:

    Filip Hristić, Ed. D.
    Principal, Ida B. Wells HS
    This Week
    Monday - A Day
    Tuesday - B Day
    Wednesday - A Day Flex
    Thursday, B Day Flex
    Friday, All 8
    April 13th - Special Schedule, 8:30-11:30am
    All 9th graders will begin with donuts and an assembly and then participate in a 2nd round of "Choose Your Own Adventure" at IBWHS
    11TH GRADE
    All 11th graders will be taking the SAT exam at IBWHS. No registration required. Students with approved accommodations from CollegeBoard will be testing with their given accommodations.  Wanting to prepare yourself for the exam? Here are links for the SAT Study Guide and Free online prep through Khan Academy at khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat
    All 10th and 12th graders will register for Plan Do Act–a virtual, district wide event focused on career readiness, post-secondary options and social emotional learning. They will log into the event from home. 
    More detailed information regarding the day will be coming out soon. Stay tuned....
    SW HOPE, Neighborhood House Community Food Drive
    Ida B. Wells High School is a participant in the annual SW Hope Food Drive for Neighborhood House.  Representatives from the Leadership Class, the Red Cross Club, the Athletic Leadership Council and the Key Club are all working to help us reach a goal of collecting 5,000lbs of food for Neighborhood House. We collected 1000lbs in our first 2 weeks.  We still have 2 weeks to go to reach our goal!
    Collection areas are:
    - at both entrances of the school each morning
    - Room 18a (Mr. Olsen's Room).  
    - Room 121 (Athletic Department)
    - Room 143 (Leadership Room)
    - Main Office
    - 9th grade Communities (after Spring Break)

    In addition, an item has been opened in SchoolPay to make a cash donation instead of bringing in food.  100% of the funds in this account will be donated to Neighborhood House. https://pps.schoolpay.com/pay/for/SW-Hope-Food-Drive-for-Neighborhood-Hous/Sc6nTaD
    In addition to collecting food and money, our Advanced Ceramics classes made and donated 50 bowls to be used for the Empty Bowls event on Friday, April 1st, 5-7pm outside Neighborhood House.  You can support SW Hope and purchase a beautiful hand-crafted bowl and delicious donated soup from local businesses.  Soup and bowl purchases can be made online.  First come, first served.  An online link and more information about SW Hope can be found on their website HERE.  Any questions can be directed to Leanne Van Horn at lvanhorn@pps.net
    Garden ReFresh/Spring Campus Clean Up - April 2nd
    Spring Campus Clean Up and the Garden ReFresh Project is this Saturday, April 2nd from 9:00am--2:00pm!  If you can join us, please sign up on this google form. Remember to bring your garden gloves and any garden tools that you have to help get our school campus and garden cleaned up. Please watch this video presentation to further learn exactly what we plan to do in the garden: https://drive.google.com/.../1zi1J8i6cO6i0wELMPCf.../view...
    Prom - Date Changed
    Prom will be held on Saturday, May 14th, at the Adrianna Ballroom from 7-10pm. The ticket price is $40 each. We want everyone to graduate and we want everyone to attend prom! Clear up any incompletes from 1st semester and complete your CRLE’s, My Plan Essay and Resume by May 13th to be able to attend. If you plan to clear up an incomplete via credit by proficiency 2nd semester, be sure you are passing your class by May 13th.

    Tickets go on sale (in person and online) for Seniors: Monday, April 25th  

    Tickets go on sale (in person and online) for Juniors: Monday, May 2nd

    If you are planning on bringing a guest (a non-IBWHS student), you must complete this Guest Pass:  and turn in by May 9th, 3:30 pm
    News for Juniors, Class of 2023
    The Oregon Statewide Assessment (OSAS) testing in English/Language Arts (ELA) will start for 11th graders on Monday, April 4th. For students scheduled to take the exam, the test will take up to three class periods to complete.  If you are scheduled to take the exam during your ELA class, go directly to the library to sign in.  Make sure to bring your charged chromebook.  Your teacher will know that you are testing and you will not be marked absent as long as you sign in when you enter the library.
    News for Seniors, Class of 2022
    The March Senior Newsletter is now available.  It has been emailed to parent and student emails and is also available in the Senior News section of the website.
    Important Senior Meeting will be Wednesday, April 27th at 2:40pm in the Auditorium.

    • Jostens orders (cap, gown etc) pickup will be on Wednesday, April 27th following the Senior Meeting. Students with last period prep only may pickup before the meeting starting at 2pm.

    • Still need to place your Jostens order? - Order packets are available in the Main Office or 139 or you can order online at Jostens. If completing a paper packet it should be mailed to Josten’s directly.

    For more detailed information, see March Senior Newsletter.
    The Senior Awards ceremony is June 2nd.  The last day of school for seniors is June 1st and our annual Senior Awards ceremony will be between 2-3:30pm in the Ida B. Wells Gym.  This event will be followed by a Boosters sponsored BBQ.  
    Commencement will be at 5pm on Thursday, June 9th.  Some of our information had the incorrect time.  More information regarding the ceremony will be available soon.
    Grad Night Fundraiser
    We are still 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 IBWHS.Attn:Erica Caldwell or at Kari McGee's house at 3344 SW Maricara Street (across from Jackson Middle School) NO LATER THAN THURSDAY 3/31 AT NOON.  Be sure and stop by the village on Friday!
    Immunization Exclusion Day
    Immunization exclusion day is April 20th, 2022.  Students must have an up-to-date vaccination record in order to attend school or participate in any school-sponsored activity.  Those who are not currently up to date will be receiving letters in the mail.  Immunization information must be submitted to the school by 8:30AM on 4-20-2022, otherwise the student will be excluded from school until it is received.  If parents have questions about non-medical exemptions or where to get an appointment, please contact the school nurse ASAP.
    Transportation Update
    This summer, the Portland Bureau of Transportation will improve transit in the IBWHS neighborhood through a construction project called the SW Capitol Highway Rose Lane Project. This is one of many Rose Lane Projects across the city that will improve transit reliability and decrease transit delays on key transit corridors.  Through public feedback and transit analysis, PBOT identified SW Capital Highway as a high priority and key connector between Barbur Blvd to the Hillsdale Town Center.   New bus lanes will be added in summer 2022 to help keep bus riders moving during the busiest times of the day. This project will improve transit reliability for eight separate transit lines, that normally serve over 11,000 daily riders. As a result of this project, bus riders will experience less waiting at the stop for their bus and less time on board in transit getting to their destination. The project comes with changes to how the road looks and operates. More information about the project can be found here: portland.gov/capitolrl.
    NCWIT - Aspirations in Computing
    The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) has announced that 2 IBWHS Students have received 2022 Awards for Aspirations in Computing(AiC).
    Congratulations to:
    Danielle Chang, National Certificate of Distinction and 
    Margot Pullen, Affillate Honorable Mention
    Danielle is our first-ever national award winner!  Congratulations to both!
    Advanced Placement (AP) Program – Free Tutoring
    We want students to know what is available - free, personal tutoring 24/7 in all AP classes with experienced, professional tutors! Here is a quick overview of Tutor.Com for students & families. Please talk to your AP teacher if you have any questions about this great opportunity.
    College and Career Center
    Scholarship Deadlines 4/1/22
    Don’t forget the IBW Community, The Gifford, and PTA Scholarships are still open.
    DEADLINE is Apr 1, 2022
    IBW Scholarship: https://forms.gle/tVw17kzLmgngFgSG7
    Gifford Family Scholarship:  https://forms.gle/4zKvJwGMvS1nAMpW6
    PTA Scholarship: IBW PTA Scholarship Packet 2021-2022
    PPS Virtual College & Career Information Night - This Thursday!
    Portland Public Schools second annual district-wide, virtual college & career info night for students and families is this Thursday! Thursday, March 31, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  Students in grades 11th and 12th and their families will have an opportunity to attend workshop sessions as well as hear from local and national experts on a variety of college and career topics. You can pre-register for the event to receive updates: Link
    Maker Space Club Presents Frank Joyce, Mechanical Engineer
    Monday, March 28th, 3:30PM, RM 8 (Ms. Toohey’s RM)

    Join Maker Space Club to hear from Frank Joyce, a former Intel Staff Engineer and Mechanical Engineer with decades of experience. He will touch on topics such as: his career path, advice for someone pursuing a similar career, and details about very epic and also cool projects he's worked on. Attend and then complete the CRLE reflection assignment for graduation credit - tinyurl.com/IBWCRLE

    PCC EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Information Session
    Wednesday, 3/30, 1:00-1:45pm, College & Career Center or Join via the above Google Meet link
    Learn about PCC’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program, which is committed to training and educating emergency medical technicians to the highest standards. PCC provides you with a solid foundation in emergency medicine necessary to enter this rewarding and exhilarating career. Attend and then complete the CRLE reflection assignment for graduation credit - tinyurl.com/IBWCRLE

    Carpenter Trades Youth Internship Information Session for Juniors!
    Thursday, 4/1, during Flex, RM 144
    Join Meg Kilmer from Pacific Northwest Carpentry Institute to learn about their paid, 8 week long summer internship for exploring carpentry trades. This internship designed specifically for Juniors (preference given to Construction CTE students) combines PNCI classroom instruction with on-the-job training at a local construction site. Meg will shara tips for putting together a competitive application. Students will be welcome to work on their application following the information session.

    MJCC Summer Camp Counselor Recruitment
    Friday, April 1st, Main Hallway during Lunch
    If you're 16+ and interested in being a camp counselor, be sure to stop by to speak with a rep from the MJCC. See posting

    Volunteer Opportunity - IBW Community Garden
    Saturday, 4/2, 9am-2pm, Garden (next to Tennis Courts)
    The engineering team in charge of the garden renovation project is looking for volunteers to help clean up the garden for planting later on in the spring. Lunch and tools will be provided. No experience necessary. Come dig in the dirt and have some fun. Please sign up using this google form
    More opportunities always updated at https://www.pps.net/Page/16186
    News from our Social Worker
    To donate items to the IBW Pantry, see this LINK for needed items.
    Spring Sports concessions will be open and we need volunteers to work the shifts. Here's the schedule and link to sign up:   https://signup.com/go/ycboLia
    In-Person/Spring Clearance
    Boosters Merchandise will be available for purchase during the Track and Field meet this Wednesday at the Field House. In addition to their regular items, this will be their Spring Clearance event as well. They will have clearance t-shirts and hats for $5 and clearance sweatshirts for $20!  Come out and support our athletes and pick up some IBW Gear!
    Ida B. Wells Merchandise is also 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.

    Guardians of the Future
    IBW will be having an in-person fundraising event on April 23, 2022.  This event will take place on the covered back patio of the Stock Pot Restaurant, located at the Red Tail Golf Center from
    5:30 – 8:00PM. Space will be limited to the first 175 attendees, so be sure to save the date and watch for ticket sales. Tickets will go on sale on April 1, 2022.  We look forward to seeing parents and community members alike at the event.  Watch for details and a link to ticket sales the first week back from Spring Break.
    Donation Items
    Most athletic teams and school clubs have reached out to their members for donation items.  Vacation homes, sporting tickets, experiential outings, artwork, collectibles, and large dinner parties all make tremendous donation items.  If you have something that you can donate for the event, please download the donation form below and email it to auction@ibwhs.com.  The more items the better.  2022 IBW Spring Auction Donation Form.pdf
    Bidding options
    Donated items will be available for bidding by all IBW families and friends.  You will not need to attend the in-person event to be able to bid on items.   We know that some IBW community members are not yet ready for in-person gatherings.  We also know that many people are ready to socialize and are looking forward to the event.  We want all families to have access to the bidding process and we hope that you will bid high and bid often. For more information, contact foundation@ibwhs.com
    The PPS PTA Clothing Closet is back up and running! The next date to send volunteers from IBW is 3/31/2022, 10am -1pm. Please save the date if you are interested and available. Here is a link to
    more information about the Clothing Closet:  https://www.pps.net/Page/7073
    We're bringing back the fruit stand, after a covid-forced hiatus, as our April staff & teacher appreciation event.  This one is more work, and we need commitments from the group instead of just funds.  But it is a long-time favorite, and usually very well received.
    The details and sign-up are here:  https://volunteersignup.org/7FDKM 
    Verselandia! City-wide Youth Poetry Slam
    Verselandia! City-wide Youth Poetry Slam on April 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.  Join Literary Arts for Verselandia! youth poetry slam,  presented by Literary Arts in partnership with public school librarians and teachers. This city-wide event features local high school students performing original poetry in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. Two students from IBW will have the opportunity to perform. Tickets start at $10.
    Ida B. Wells Poetry Slam
    Come to the Ida B Wells Poetry Slam on Wednesday, April 20th during Flex in the library to share an original piece of poetry!  All types of poetry are welcome. First and second place poets will have the opportunity to perform during Verselandia! April 28th at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Audience members are welcome to come just to watch. Interested in performing or volunteering? Contact Cassie Lanzas clanzas@pps.net  in the library or see the library homepage https://www.pps.net/domain/4251 for more information.
    Athletic Contests
    Week of March 28:https://www.ibwathletics.com/this-week
    Are you interested in playing football in the Fall?
    Football Player Lunch!  If you are interested in playing football next season, this lunch is for you.  We will be providing information about our summer retreat, summer schedule and next year's season!  We will have some Costco pizza and water available.
    9th graders:
    Where: Coach Shetler's Room 137
    When: Wednesday, March 30th during lunch time (12:35-1:07pm)
    10th/11th graders:
    Where: Coach Shetler's Room 137
    When: Thursday, March 31st during lunch time (12:35-1:07pm)
    Speech and Debate News!
    Ida B. Wells Speech & Debate is proud to announce that senior captain Preston Bushnell qualified for the upcoming National Speech & Debate Tournament in two different events: Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Extemporaneous Speaking. Congratulations, Preston! We are so proud of you.
    Back by popular demand...Knitting Club! 
    Thanks to our wildly successful knitting session on Choose Your Own Adventure Day, some passionate IBW knitters and crochet masters have decided to revive Knitting Club!  The Knitting Club will be meeting at lunch on Mondays in room 223. 
    If you have knitting supplies you no longer need, we would love your donations.  To get the club up and running for knitters of all levels, we need the following:  
    • Large knitting needles
    • Medium knitting needles
    • Any size crochet hooks
    • Yarn
    Please bring donations to the IBW office and leave in Amy Durham's box. The Taylor family has also agreed to collect donations at their home. There will be a bin for supplies on their front porch. 
    4688 SW Flower Pl. Portland, OR 97221
    Would you like to get your written work published?
    Ida B. Wells student, Cate Latimer, is putting together an anthology of student-written short stories and poetry for high school students to be published in late spring of this year. Stepping Stone Publishing, the company she created and will be publishing this anthology through, is a publishing company created for and by students who love writing. Two other Ida B. Wells students are serving as editors for the anthology.

    They are looking for student-written short stories, poetry, or any other form of writing that aligns with the theme "pressure." Work can be submitted through their website, steppingstonepublishing.com. Once a student submits, they will work with them one-on-one to edit their work and prepare it for publication. Submissions are due by April 1st, although earlier submissions may have a greater chance of being included in the anthology. 
    Dragon Boat Season is underway!
    If you are looking for a fun way to get some exercise, get outside with no running, swimming or prior sports experience required or just want to try something new, consider joining the Dragon Boat Team.  The season will start after Spring Break.  See Mr. Butterfield in Room 245 for more
    Outdoor School - Student Leaders needed
    The Spring Outdoor School sessions are coming up April 3- May 27.  See your counselor for more information. To register, see the flyers around the school and use the QR code or register HERE