• Student and Family News, May 9

    Dear IBW Families,

    Last week we celebrated the first cohort of Ida B. Wells Pathway Completers.  We gathered in the gym for a group photo, we distributed Pathway Completer t-shirts, and we congratulated students for being part of our very first cohort of IBW Completers.  At Ida B. Wells, we encourage students to pursue a variety of interests by choosing from a wide range of courses and extracurriculars.  We also encourage students to select one or more programs of study (i.e.Pathways). Students who complete three sequential courses within a Pathway receive Pathway Completers Certificates in addition to their high school Diploma. Students who complete three sequential pathway courses and complete AP Seminar and AP Research become Pathway Completers with AP Capstone designation.  Students can choose to be part of one or more Pathways during their time at Ida B. Wells. Ultimately, our hope is that students who participate in our Pathways will graduate with more confidence and clarity about their journey ahead.  To learn more about IBW Pathways, please take a lookhere

    Filip Hristić, Ed. D.
    Principal, Ida B. Wells HS
    Pathways All
    To see a list of all the Pathway Completers, view thisSLIDESHOW
    Schedule This Week
    Monday - A Day
    Tuesday - B Day
    Wednesday - A Day
    Thursday - B Day
    Friday - All 8
    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 hopefullyonce-in-a-lifetime Distance Learning Editionof 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
    Have questions? See Ms. Satoorian in room 143 or email her at:ssatoorian@pps.net
    We encourage all attendees to plan to get dropped off and picked up atAdrianna Ballroomas parking can be tricky and we certainly want everyone to be safe in downtown Portland.
    *   You (and your guest) must show your student ID card and ticket to enter

    *   The use of drugs and alcohol is strictly prohibited: any student under the influence is subject to     
         removal from the event at the discretion of administration

    *   Tickets will not be refunded, converted to cash, or replaced if damaged or lost

    *   All coats and jackets must be turned into the coat check before you enter

    *   NO BACKPACKS will be allowed at the venue - searches upon entry

    *   Any student misconduct is subject to removal from the event at the discretion of administration
    News for Seniors, Class of 2022
    We are down to the our final month!  It is a fun and exciting time but also bittersweet and filled many final details to complete. The May 2022 Senior Newsletter is hot off the press!  Please read this newsletter carefully as it is filled with all the important dates and details you will need to make this last month go smoothly.   TheGraduation Ticket Formis included in the newsletter.  Tickets are electronic-only.  We need some important information from every family planning to attend Graduation on June 9th.

    Students, keep up to date by checking your PPS email, checking official Social Media and Trivory. And be sure to reach out to your counselor, administration or the main office if you have questions or concerns.
    Grad Night is getting close!  We have lots of volunteer needs and are looking for help on the night of the event.  To sign up:  volunteersignup.org/H8JXB
    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

    9th Grader wins Grand Prize 
    9th Grader Quinlyn Black has won the Grand Prize for Writing in the 2022 Jakob and Sala Kryszek Art & Writing Competition. This is a statewide competition through the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. Quinlyn's short story Symphony of the Sky was top submission for writing in competition across all secondary grades and private and public schools, she completed this assignment in addition to normal course load.  Congratulations, Quinlyn!
    Success at State Solo and Ensemble Music Competitions
    Congratulations are in order for all of our musicians who represented Ida B Wells in State Solo and Ensemble music competitions this weekend. Our State winners are:
    Nico Vilches - 2nd place for Baritone solo voice
    Clara Cywinski - 3rd place for solo Trombone
    George Ramsey - 5th place for Tenor solo voice
    WAVE - 4th place for Large Mixed Vocal Ensemble
    IBW Art Show - This Thursday, May 12th 
    As we wrap up our AP Art Investigations, we are pleased to announce theIBW's Student Art Showis coming up on Thursday, May 12th in the auditorium foyer. Our student artists in all grades would be thrilled to have you celebrate with us. The gallery event will be extra lively and festive this year with a performance by our very own IBW's student band "Simpleton". Please stop by after school for this free event to connect with students, teachers, friends, and neighbors, eat some snacks, and soak in the incredible display of our creative community from 3:30 to 5:00pm

    art show
    Leadership Class raising money for Ukraine Crisis Fund
    Donation boxes can be found in classrooms and in the main office. The picture below is on each box


    AP Exams continue this week
    You do not need to report the absence(s) for AP exams. This is being done internally.

    Here is thefull schedule with estimated completion time!
    No Accommodations Needed Portland Expo Center2060 N Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97217
    Getting to the Expo Center
    Driving:Map to Expo Center; parking is free
    *TakeTrimet Yellow Line to Expo Center
    *Consider carpooling with your classmates!
    With AccommodationsGreater Portland BibleChurchmap
    (arrivals at 8am and noon, 30 minutes later than Expo Center)
    If you need transportation assistance, emailadvancedplacement@pps.net.
    *Photo ID (school ID or Government issued)
    *Water bottle & snacks in a clear ziploc bag
    *Black or blue pens & #2 pencils (not mechanical)
    *Layer warm clothes! (Example: sweatshirt, pants, etc.) The Expo Center gets very cold
    *Calculators & rulers if needed for your exam
    *Smartwatches/devices that connect to the internet
    *Watches that beep or have an alarm
    *Highlighters & white out
    *Mechanical Pencils
    We will collect them before testing, and you won’t have access to them until after the test
    Emailcancel@aptsusa.comoradvancedplacement@pps.netto cancel an exam.Learn more about PPS cancellation/no show feeshere.
    Masks will be optional  
    Emailadvancedplacement.comto request. For religious/sports conflicts, it is free. For personal reasons, the fee is $40.  If approved, late AP exams without accommodations will be at Portland Expo Center per the schedule above.
    LEAP into 9th grade
    When:June 27-July 15, 9am-12:30pm
    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.

    News from our Social Worker
    Our social worker, Britni Locke, would like to restock the IBW Pantry one more time before Summer. Not only is her daily snack inventory very depleted, but she would like to have the inventory to send some bundles home for families to use over Summer months.The signup link includes what is most needed, instructions for delivery and options to have items shipped.  All your contributions go directly to students at Ida B Wells.  If you need additional support, please message blocke@pps.net.

    Join us for our first in-person meeting in 2 years!  Tonight, May 9, 6:30pm in the Library 

    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
    You can purchase gear onlinehttps://www.schoolpay.com/parent/mip/MdCF
    Pick up is in the Main Office after you receive notification that your order is ready

    By popular demand, we now have YOUTH hoodies! They are available now on Schoolpay for $30.  Same hoodie quality and graphic as the adult version.  Youth sizes Small through Large.  We don't carry XL because it's the same as an adult Small.

    Youth Hoodie
    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.
    The online Spring Fundraiser and in-person event took place last weekend.  Both events were a tremendous success with more than $50,000 raised for  IBW Students and the overall school.  More than $25,000 was raised by the Foundation alone.  Added to the money raised by the foundation throughout the year, this money will allow Principal Hristic to add an additional 1/2 time FTE to his school staffing allocation.  Thanks to all the parents and community members alike who donated.

    More than 20 IBW clubs and groups raised money through the online fundraiser.  The auction committee is busy getting all the items to the winning bidders.  We would like to take the opportunity to once again thank all our donors and bidders.
    On the evening of April 23rd, more than 100 people attended the in-person auction event at Red Tail Golf Center.  This took place outside on the patio area and we benefited from terrific weather.  This was the first in-person fundraising event in nearly 3 years and it was great to see people together. Thanks to everyone that attended the event.  It was a reminder of the commonality that we all share-that we are proud of the IBW community.  We look forward to future events and bringing even more people together. With Gratitude--
    Your 2022 IBW Fundraising Committee
    We're planning to meet in person (!!!) in the IBW library on 5/18/2022 at 6:30pm.
    Verselandia and Poetry Slam Winners
    Congratulations to Emma Hayes, Cara Weathers, and Anisa Ali who placed at our school slam. They each received a Visa gift card, courtesy of the PTA. Emma Hayes and Anisa Ali represented Ida B Wells at Verselandia by performing their prize winning poetry from the stage of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Both poets performed a moving poem with poise and fervor].
    Additionally, please join me in congratulating the winners of Verselandia:
    First Place: Nykole Jackson, McDaniel High School
    Second: Kendell Brown-Clay, Jefferson High School
    Third: Shala Santa Cruz Krigbaum, Franklin High School
    Fourth: Sera Lang, McDaniel High School
    Fifth: Piper Harmon, Cleveland High School
    Special thanks to the PTA for supporting our school slam.
    Athletic Weekly
    Greetings Sports Fans!  Once again, the weather wreaked havoc on some of our scheduling last week. With one of the wettest springs on record, we have had to make so many adjustments to our scheduling and shift contests around, especially for our Baseball, Softball, and Tennis Programs. The Track, Golf, and Lacrosse programs have had to compete in some crazy weather this year. We thank you all for your flexibility and patience as we try and navigate this unprecedented spring weather season. With that being said, we have some pretty exciting news regarding our spring programs. Our Women’s Golf Team are PIL Champions for the fourth year in a row and Claudia Barberi is the PIL Singles Champion in Women’s Tennis! Men’s Tennis also had a great showing at Districts this past week. Congratulations, Guardians!  To continue reading, clickHERE 
    Guardian Athletes of the Week
    ClickHEREto see who was chosen as this week's Guardian Athletes of the Week
    Athletic Contests
    Week of May 9:https://www.ibwathletics.com/this-week
    Wrestling News
    We are having OPEN MAT at Jackson MS for the next 4 Mondays (first 4 Mondays in May) from 5:30 to 7PM.  The door at back of school (by old tennis courts) will be open.  Yes, TODAY!
    Our new wrestling room is shaping up with new wall mats!  We’re having a strong turnout of middle school girls and boys but we’d love to have more HS wrestlers come to practice and play. Everybody is welcome - Beginners on up. Bring a friend or sibling or partner.  Hope to see you there.
    Southwest StageWorks and Playrights West proudly present
    Teen West Project:Year 10
    The Portland Ballet
    Jane Warren and Isaac Jacobowitz, both seniors at Ida B. Wells-Barnett, will perform in The Portland Ballet's production of "Current/Classic" on May 13-14 at Lincoln Hall. The Portland Ballet, a world-class dance academy in Hillsdale, draws students from all over the metro area.
    The show will feature a mixed-repertoire program of contemporary and classical pieces that showcase the academy’s advanced company dancers. Two concerts will take place May 13-14, at 7:30 p.m., at Lincoln Performance Hall at Portland State University. General admission tickets start at only $15. Information: theportlandballet.org or 503-452-8448.
    Jane Warren
    Jane Warren performs in The Portland Ballet's production of "A Christmas Carol" last November. Photo by Blaine Truitt Covert
    Isaac Jacobowitz, left, plays Young Scrooge in The Portland Ballet's production of "A Christmas Carol" last November. Photo by Blaine Truitt Covert
    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) atjfleming1@pps.netor ‪(503) 395-4735 with any questions.
    Color Guard