• PPS Pulse: April 16, 2019

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Alliance at Meek students create book on mushrooms; James John, West Sylvan teams win state titles in Battle of the Books

     

    PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS | APRIL 16, 2019
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    Alliance at Meek students combine science and media skills to produce book

    The question at the heart of the book created and published by students at Alliance High School at Meek is simply: “Can I eat it?” The book, “Field Guide to the Fungi of Opal Creek,” was a collaborative effort between the school’s science and media wings.

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    Meet an artist and some musicians who will be featured at HeART of Portland

    The HeART of Portland, Portland Public Schools’ annual arts showcase, starts Tuesday, April 16, at the Portland Art Museum. Meet some of the talented students whose work will be featured – the artist who created the painting used on the event poster, and a 30-piece orchestra that will perform at Tuesday’s opening reception.

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    News & Notes: Benson’s Ciera Ellington and Eric Knox, Grant’s Aaron Deloney earn All-State awards

    The accolades keep coming for the Benson High School girls basketball team, which last month won the first state championship in program history. Last week, the Techsters’ top player and coach won awards on the Class 6A All-State teams.

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    James John and West Sylvan win state titles in Battle of the Books

    Two teams from Portland Public Schools won state championships at the Oregon Battle of the Books at Chemeketa Community College in Salem on April 6. James John Elementary School’s team won the title for grades 3-5, and West Sylvan Middle School’s squad prevailed in the 6-8 division.

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    Board report: Proclamation recognizes National Arab American Heritage Month

    April is National Arab American Heritage Month, and Portland Public Schools has joined the recognition of the important contributions by Arab Americans.

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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: Translation and Interpretation Services.
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