• PPS Pulse: February 19, 2020

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Cleveland High School celebrates Black History Month; high schools stage winter/spring plays

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    PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS | FEBRUARY 19, 2020
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    PPS Pulse, a newsletter from Portland Public Schools.

    City commissioner helps Cleveland celebrate Black History Month

    Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty was one of the featured speakers at Cleveland High School for an assembly recognizing and celebrating Black History Month. In the event organized by the school’s Black Student Union, Hardesty stressed the importance for all students to study their history and find their voice in education through activism.

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    Student actors set to shine as high schools stage their big plays of winter and spring

    For student actors in Portland Public Schools, years of studying and honing their craft will hit a high point of their time in school: the high school play. Starting this week, our high schools will begin performances of their big winter/spring productions.

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    Campus security agents go above and beyond

    PPS campus security agents play a critical role in the safety and social and emotional well-being of our students. They are the everyday heroes that go above and beyond to connect with students, build relationships with parents and support school staff.

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    Sports update: Cleveland wins PIL wrestling for 9th year in row; Grant girls, Lincoln boys win swimming

    Cleveland continued its run atop Portland Interscholastic League wrestling, using its depth and titles in two weight classes to win league’s district tournament for the ninth year in a row. The Warriors piled up 324.5 points at Marshall High School to outdistance runner-up Grant by 93.

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    Sampling the work of our high school journalists

    Newspapers might be sputtering around the country, but at high schools in Portland Public Schools, the fourth estate isn’t just surviving, it’s thriving. In various formats – printed, online or a combination of both – our budding reporters are telling the stories of their campuses and beyond.

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    PPS Pulse is a weekly publication that is distributed via email to district families, staff and select others. It is produced by the PPS Communications department. An archive of previous issues is available. To submit story ideas and feedback, please contact: Managing Editor: Lindsay Trapp. Senior Writer: Mike Tokito. Designer: Louise Tollisen. Videos: Multimedia Services. Translations: Language Access Services.
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