• PPS Pulse: September 10, 2019

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Best of PPS Film Festival highlights student filmmaking; first day of kindergarten


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    Inaugural Best of PPS Film Festival will celebrate student filmmaking

    Two teachers wanted to find a way to celebrate the filmmaking accomplishments of their students. That was the genesis of the first Best of PPS Film Festival that will be held Sunday starting at 4 p.m. at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd.).

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    Kindergartners start their education journeys

    Schools throughout PPS welcomed more than 3,500 first-time kindergarteners to classes last week. At Rose City Park Elementary School, the older kids lined the halls clapping in the kindergarteners as they began their education journey as proud PPS students.

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    A busy summer of bond work in PPS

    This past Saturday a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the opening of the newly modernized Grant High School. Grant was completed after a two-year construction period and is the last project from the landmark 2012 School Improvement Bond.

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    Recology employees help spruce up Ockley Green

    Employees from Recology turned out in force recently to help get Ockley Green Middle School ready for the 2019-20 school year. Staff from Recology (an employee-owned resource recovery and landfill diversion company) and their families, along with their colleagues from Washington and California, gardened, painted, landscaped and cleaned Ockley Green’s campus and also donated school supplies and inspirational posters for the school year. Thank you to a great community partner.

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    Student Health Centers offer free medical services to all PPS students

    The health of students is one of the biggest priorities for Portland Public Schools, and thanks to partnerships with health organizations, all of our students have access to free medical services.

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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: Coordinator: Lindsay Trapp. Editor/writer: Mike Tokito. Designer: Louise Tollisen. Videos: Multimedia Services. Translations: Language Access Services.
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