• PPS Pulse: December 4, 2018

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Whitman teacher wins $25,000 award; hands on at the Oregon Zoo

     

    PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS | DECEMBER 4, 2018
    Español | Tiếng Việt | 中文 | Русский | Soomaali
    PPS Pulse, a newsletter from Portland Public Schools.

    Whitman Elementary teacher earns $25,000 Milken Educator Award

    When Janet Do arrived at her job at Whitman Elementary School on Monday, she had no idea what awaited her. Do, a first-grade teacher, was awarded a $25,000 Milken Educator Award in a surprise ceremony at the Southeast Portland school.

    Read more

    horizontal line seperating stories
    Columbia Regional Program students get hands-on with animals at Oregon Zoo

    Students from the Columbia Regional Program took a trip to the Oregon Zoo for an exclusive chance to meet and learn about a variety of animals. The visit included talking to a veterinarian who was examining a cougar, and getting to pet the cougar while it was under anesthesia! Thank you to the Oregon Zoo for providing this special experience.

    See also: A set of photos from the visit.

    Watch video

    horizontal line seperating stories
    Over 60 students attend Student Council Summit

    Students representing each class from the nine PPS high schools met at Cleveland High School on Dec. 1 for district-wide Student Council Summit coordinated by student Board member, Nick Paesler.

    Read more

    horizontal line seperating stories

    SafeOregon brochures available for PPS community

    Since September 2017, Portland Public Schools has been encouraging its community to utilize the SafeOregon tip line to report unsafe situations, whether they involve threats of violence, fights, drugs and alcohol, weapons, bullying, harassment, intimidation, or self-harm.

    Read more

    horizontal line seperating stories
    Awards & Honors: Lincoln High publications earn ‘Best of Show’ recognition

    Two publications produced by Lincoln High School students earned awards at the recent Fall Media Day event hosted by the University of Oregon and Scholastic Press.

    The Cardinal Times was awarded first place in the “Best of Show” listing for high school newspapers. Entrants were asked to submit a copy of their best publication of the last 12 months, with issues judged on coverage, writing, visuals and layout.

    Read more

    horizontal line seperating stories
    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.
    horizontal line seperating stories
         

    PPS Web Site Link Image   PPS Facebook link image   PPS Twitter Link Image   PPS YouTube Link Image   PPS LinkedIn Link Image   PPS Flickr Link Image

    Horiziontal line, acting as a seperator.

    The District is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all its educational and employment activities. The District prohibits discrimination based on race; national or ethnic origin; color; sex; religion; age; sexual orientation; gender expression or identity; pregnancy; marital status; familial status; economic status or source of income; mental or physical disability or perceived disability; or military service.