• Student and Family News, April 25

    Dear IBW Families,

    Thank you to all of you who came to this year’s auction.  As parents and teachers, we know that working with young people is the most meaningful work that we get to do.  We also know that we can’t do this work alone.  Please join us in supporting some of the rich programming that we offer at Ida B. Wells by donating to the IBW Foundation

    This year we are offering nearly 30 Advanced Placement courses, multiple college dual-credit courses, and 12 comprehensive programs of studies, or Pathways, in Fine and Performing Arts, Computer Science, Woods and Metal, Business and Marketing, Engineering, Journalism, Health Sciences and more.  Last year’s graduating seniors completed more than 1500 college level courses, 700 Advanced Placement exams, and earned more than 700 college credits before they even graduated from high school.  This year’s senior class is equally impressive.  They will soon represent Ida B. Wells at Yale, Harvard, Princeton, West Point, UC Berkeley, UW, Vanderbilt, NYU, Chapman, Howard, Boston College, just to name a few.  Many of our seniors are recipients of generous scholarships, too, including some with full rides.

    Please know that we use the Foundation dollars for only one reason - to hire exceptional teachers. Thank you for investing  in our students’ today and their tomorrow. 

    Filip Hristić, Ed. D.
    Principal, Ida B. Wells HS
    IBW Staff at Auction
    IBWHS Staff enjoying the auction 
    This Week
    Monday - A Day
    Tuesday - B Day
    Wednesday - A Flex (pm)
    Thursday - B Flex (pm)
    Friday - All 8
    New Flex/Late Schedule beginning April 27
    Beginning April 27, this will be our new Flex/Late schedule for the remainder of the year.

    We continue to encourage everyone to use the Trivory app or Trivory Web to stay informed.  Go to https://trivory.com/ to find out more.  Just a reminder that to get the full use of this tool, go into your settings in the App and be sure you have all your notifications turned on so you get all the News and Reminders we send out!

    2022-2023 PPS School Calendar
    The 2022-2023 PPS School Calendar has been approved and is now available. 2022-2023 School Calendar
    Attendance Reminders
    When possible, please use the Absence Reporting Form to report/excuse ANY kind of absence to our Attendance Clerk. This data will be used to update synergy. Once you fill out this form,  you DO NOT need to call or email with the same information. A parent or guardian needs to excuse an absence. A student may not excuse their own absence even if they are 18.

    You can also use this form (with advanced notice) to let our attendance clerk know you will need your student called out of class.  Without advanced notice, please call our Main Line at 503-916-5280 until further notice.  Please do not leave a message as it may not be heard in time. 
    Yearbooks - 2020-2021 Yearbooks Still Available for $30
    The last couple of years have been a blur. So much so that it seems many of you forgot to purchase last year's yearbook. What better way to remember the weirdness of an online schooling year than by purchasing the hopefully once-in-a-lifetime Distance Learning Edition of the yearbook which, based on my 17 years as a yearbook adviser, I can assure you is one of a kind. 

    And now, while supplies last, we are offering this book for the lower than ever price of $30. Do your future self a favor and pick up your copy now. These can be purchased from Mr. Higbee in room 142 with cash or check, or from Ana Curtis in the main office with a card. Get yours before it's too late!
    Prom - Saturday, May 14th, 7:00-10:00pm
    Prom ticket sales are now open to all Juniors and Seniors. 
    • In-Person Sales: Tickets are on sale for all students during lunch in front of room 143 and will end on Wednesday, May 11. No tickets can be purchased after May 11, no exceptions. Acceptable payments: cash, check, or credit card

    • Online Orders: A limited number of tickets are available using your SchoolPay account (https://www.pps.net/Page/3528). No tickets can be purchased after May 11, no exceptions. Acceptable forms of payment: credit card.

    • Guest Passes: Bringing a guest from another school? Students bringing a guest from another school MUST obtain a guest pass to have signed by the guest’s school and approved by IBW Administration before purchasing a ticket. Completed forms should be turned into Abby Menashe in room 139.  Forms are available to pick up from the front office, Room 139, and Room 143.

    • Ticket Pickup: It is your responsibility to pick up tickets in a timely manner. You will be emailed when your ticket is available for pickup along with directions on how to pick up your ticket. You will need your student ID to pick up your ticket.

    Have questions? See Ms. Satoorian in room 143 or email her at: ssatoorian@pps.net
    Our juniors and seniors have been waiting for this event all year, and it is just around the corner. Prom season is upon us and our Student Leadership classes have been hard at work getting all the details ready for this special day. This year, prom will be held at the Adrianna Ballroom in Downtown Portland on Saturday, May 14th from 7-10pm and we are looking for chaperones to help out at the event. Duties will be pretty straightforward, like checking tickets at the door and won’t require much from you. It’s a great opportunity to spend some time with students and be a part of a memorable experience in their lives.

    If you are interested, please sign up using the chaperone form below. Individuals that have not been previously cleared to volunteer through the district will also need to complete a background check through the district. You can use the background check link below to get more information. We will have more information in the coming weeks. If you have any questions regarding chaperoning or completing the volunteer application process, please contact Stephanie Satoorian (ssatoorian@pps.net
    News for Seniors, Class of 2022
    The April edition of the Senior Newsletter is now available and is full of valuable information for the final quarter of your senior year! You can read it HERE
    Important! The Senior Meeting will be Wednesday, April 27th at 2:40pm. Weather permitting, the meeting will be in the Stadium and Jostens orders (cap, gown etc) pickup will be in the Field House in the Stadium on Wednesday, April 27th following the Senior Meeting. Only students with an open 8th period may pick up before the meeting starting at 2pm.  The Senior Meeting will start with the Senior Class photo on the bleachers. In case of rain, the meeting will move to the Auditorium and the Josten’s order handout will be in the hallway outside the Auditorium.

    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.
    If you pre-ordered your class of 2022 yard sign, they are ready for pick up at the school in the main office.  We will be passing them out at the senior meeting if you prefer to have your student pick up.

    We still have signs available for purchase for $20. To purchase, you can pay on school pay or in person with Erica Caldwell in the main office with cash or check.  Checks should be made out to Grad Night.
    Yard Sign
    Visit the Village Ice Cream Factory this Thursday from 3-8:00pm and support the class of 2022 See the flyer for complete details Village Ice Cream Factory Fundraiser

    Community Equity Council
    The Ida B Wells Community Equity Council is working to raise funds for an event to celebrate the IBW students who have worked so hard on our No Place For Hate program.   This will be a much-deserved opportunity to honor the Ida B Wells No Place For Hate Peer Facilitators and their families.  As our first No Place for Hate - CEC in-person event in years, we would like to provide a meal for these incredible students and their families as we especially recognize the Seniors in this group who additionally represent and participate in a number of our culturally specific affinity groups.  This event is scheduled for May 26th.

    Would you or your business be willing to make a tax-deductible donation to the Ida B Wells Community Equity Council so we can celebrate these students and their families who have worked so hard for much-needed change, but who have often been given so little in return?  Even small donations can make a big difference!

    Online donations can be made to the PTA here: https://www.schoolpay.com/link/IBWAffinityGroupsCommunityEvent

    Advanced Placement (AP) Exams - MAY 2-13
    ACTION REQUESTED - Review this Slideshow with all of the details and resources.  

    Check your email for your exam schedule and read through that carefully.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reply to that email or email AdvancedPlacement@pps.net 
    Students Testing with Accommodations
    You should have received an email from Abby Menashe confirming your accommodations and that you will be testing at Greater Portland Bible Church just off Vermont Street. Map HERE
    Student Leadership Book Fair
    Our 2nd period Student Leadership class is holding a book fair for students during flex on May 4th and 5th. We are still looking for book donations. Have any books that are lying around? Please consider donating them to this cause. Books can be dropped off in the rolling cart labelled "Donated Books" located in the front office anytime between April 26th and May 3rd. Funds raised will go towards the IBW Student Leadership class to plan more school-wide events next year. 
    Don't have any books to donate and still want to help? We will be holding a partnership event with Annie Bloom's Bookstore in Multnomah Village between May 2nd and May 6th. If you buy anything from Annie Bloom's and mention Ida B. Wells, we will get a portion of the proceeds! 
    Ida B Wells Performs Well at State Economics Challenge
    Ida B Wells was well represented in the State Economics Challenge final competition on Friday, April 22:. Two teams of four competitors qualified for the competition. Jesse Mitchell-Reiss, Noemie Veillette, John Gromley, and Evan Horowitz formed one team. William Grenville, Dominik Wohlford, Emmett Davis, and Liam Luckett were the competitors in the second team.  The Ida B Wells teams finished third and fourth in the state competition, narrowly missing qualifying for the final round of the state competition. The national competition, which we will likely qualify for next year, is held in New York City in late May.
    LEAP into 9th grade
    When: June 27-July 15, 9a-12:30p
    Details:The Leap into 9th Grade summer program prepares incoming ninth grade students to excel in high school by building a foundation for success before starting high school.
    College and Career Center
    This week's Future You 2 Go Sessions:

    Wednesday, April 27, 2022 from 12:00pm-12:45pm: 
    Post-Secondary Presentation-PCC Geography & GIS
    Portland Community College’s GIS & Geospatial programs prepare students for entry-level jobs in GIS, Remote Sensing, Surveying and/or other related geospatial industries. Our programs provide a comprehensive foundation to the tools, technologies, and methods used in the geospatial industry. Connected Careers: (GIS) Geographic Information Systems and Technology 

    Wednesday, April 27, 2022 from 1:00pm-1:45pm:
    Post-Secondary Program-PCC Music and Sonic Arts
    Music and Sonic Arts is a program unique in the state, region, and nation. In a caring and supportive environment, with the help of contemporary and emerging technologies, students push the boundaries of music and sound, discovering what is artistically and technologically possible. The Music and Sonic Arts program values, welcomes, and teaches the contributions of people of different identities and backgrounds, and encourages students to imagine the important, possible roles of music, sound, and technology in positive social change. Connected Careers: Music, Creative Coding and Immersive Technology

    For more opportunities, please see the Career Happenings Newsletter - https://www.pps.net/Page/16186

    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
    The Booster Club will be at the Field House from 4-6:00pm on Wednesday (home Track and Field meet) to sell merchandise
    You can also still purchase gear online https://www.schoolpay.com/parent/mip/MdCF
    Pick up is in the Main Office after you receive notification that your order is ready
    Boosters will have three open board / volunteer lead positions for the 2022-2023 school year. Please message me if you would like to consider taking one of these roles. Ideally we would like someone able to be in each of these roles for the entire fiscal year, which runs July 2022 thru June 2023.
    Social Media
    This involves keeping our FB page updated and promoting meetings, merchandise, concession signups and especially the tree sale. You would be assigned an editor role on our existing page. Detailed instructions and content are provided.

    Sign-up.com Management
    Manages signups for Concessions & Tree Sales and keeps them updated. Full disclosure, covid has made this job a bit whacky. Traditionally, all the work on the Concessions signup would be done at the start of each sports season, with only minor tweaking. The last couple of years have required more cross-checking as games get canceled, rescheduled and/or concessions is shuttered by the district. Detailed instructions are provided.
    Brick Sales
    Promotes our etched bricks for sale and then oversees installation on the plaza outside the Track Field House. Involves preparing content for the bulletin and especially senior newsletters, and then keeping it at the front of school communications during prime brick sale times. Confirms orders with buyers and arranges for etching, followed by installation. Bryan has led for several years and his youngest is now graduating. He's happy to meet to provide detailed instructions and training.
    Scrip fundraising is gift card fundraising.  It’s a chance for you to buy everyday things with gift cards and have a percentage of your gift card purchases go directly to the IBW PTA.

    We now have hundreds of brands of gift cards to offer, including e-cards, physical cards, and reloadable cards.  You can have e-cards sent to you in minutes. Physical cards can be mailed directly to you or personally delivered by our volunteer coordinator. Payment can be made online or by check.  Our new order form has many popular cards listed.  Don’t see something you want? Check the Brand List on www.ShopWithScrip.com for a complete list of available cards.

    Kroger cards are currently unavailable, but we are working on offering them soon.  Email Martha Schulte at schulte@easystreet.net for upcoming availability.

    PTA Scrip Order Form: Scrip Order Form

    To order e-cards anytime or set up a family account to order and pay online, go to our PTA webpage for details: PTA webpage

    Questions? Contact Martha Schulte, at schulte@easystreet.net
    IBW PTA is looking to fill the board position of secretary for the 2022-2023 school year. We typically have one board meeting over the summer and 3 general meetings throughout the school year and the secretary’s role is to take minutes. If you are interested and would like more information, please email idabwellspta@gmail.com. Thank you!
    We're planning to meet in person (!!!) in the IBW library on 5/18/2022 at 6:30pm. 
    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.

    Athletic Weekly
    Greetings Sports Fans! We had some pretty amazing sporting events last week. The Varsity Baseball Program swept Lincoln and now sits atop the PIL with Grant. We have a pivotal two-game series with them this week. The track team traveled to the legendary Hayward field this past weekend to compete in a National level meet with athletes flying in from across the country. We had some great performances and a lot of fun. Dylan Dimond was 5th in the Men’s freshman 100m, Nolan Malcomson was 4th in the 110 hurdles and 2nd the 300m hurdles, Charlotte Richman was the meet champion in the 3000m and anchored the distance medley relay to a school record time! Josie Fale, Nina Loewer and Jordyn Davies filled out the record-breaking team. The Wells Varsity Women’s Golf team is out to a commanding 94-point lead for the District Title after four matches with one match left to play this season. The team scoring average is over 200 points per match so a final match score of about 100 should lock up the title.  In their fourth match last week Helen Brodahl led all players scoring 61 points. Lucia Donovan scored 55, Natalie Teague scored 52 and Saida Seelig scored 39 to beat second place Grant by 13.  All four Wells players placed in the top 10 scoring at 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 9th. Wells depth of talent was on full display in harsh spring conditions at  Eastmoreland Golf Course.  It's a great time to be a Guardian! To continue reading the Athletic Weekly, click HERE
    Athletic Contests
    Week of April 25 :https://www.ibwathletics.com/this-week


    Color Guard
    Join IBW Color Guard & march in the Starlight Parade with our band on June 4th!  Our color guard leads the band through the streets of Portland performing a choreographed flag routine. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - FUN & EASY Text or email Julie Fleming (counselor) at jfleming1@pps.net or ‪(503) 395-4735 any with questions.  ***If interested, join us at an informational meeting on Thursday April 28th at LUNCH in the main office***
    Color Guard

    Red Cross Club - Blood Drive, Friday, April 29th
    The Ida B Wells Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive, Friday, April 29th from 8 am - 2 pm. Students, Staff and Parents are all encouraged to sign up!  There is a critical blood shortage right now and all blood types are needed!  Be a hero and save up to 3 lives by donating. Sign up with the direct link to the sign up sheet or use the QRcode  See our  flyer as well Red Cross Club Blood Drive