PPS Pulse: February 11, 20202/11/2020
In this week's PPS Pulse: Roosevelt holds its 5th Hoodies Up event; 67 student artists get gold recognition
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Roosevelt High holds 5th annual Hoodies Up event
Roosevelt High School held its fifth annual Hoodies Up event last week. The gathering happens annually on Feb. 5, the birthday of Trayvon Martin, the teenager who was shot and killed in 2012, a rallying point for the start of the Black Lives Matter movement. Roosevelt students filled the auditorium for speeches and performances, and students and parents created black banners that adorned the hallways throughout campus. The event was organized by students from the Black Student Union, Senior Inquiry and Ethnic Studies.
Connect to Kindergarten events are underway
For parents about to send a child to school for the first time, kindergarten can seem like a daunting challenge. But if you have a child who will attend kindergarten in Portland Public Schools in the fall, our Connect to Kindergarten events can help ease the transition.
Please answer questions to help set policies that will guide enrollment and program balancing work
As Portland Public Schools continues a multi-year process to balance student enrollment and programs across our district, the Board of Education is undertaking revisions to three policies that will guide the work.
67 student artists from PPS win top recognition, get pieces displayed
Art pieces created by 67 students from Portland Public Schools are being displayed at the Pacific Northwest College of Art after they won gold key recognition in the Portland Metro Scholastic Art Awards.
Modernization projects at Lincoln, Madison and Kellogg are taking shape
Work is continuing on three major modernization projects made possible by Portland voters passing the 2017 Health, Safety and Modernization Bond. The rebuild of Lincoln and Madison high schools, and the construction of a new Kellogg Middle School, are at different stages; here is an update.
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