PPS Pulse: May 14, 20195/14/2019
In this week's PPS Pulse: Groundbreaking ceremonies set for Madison and Kellogg; meet Benson track star Micah Williams
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Groundbreaking set for Madison, Kellogg construction projects
The start of construction on a modernized Madison High School and new Kellogg Middle School is only a few weeks away. To celebrate, upcoming groundbreaking ceremonies will take place at both locations. These two schools are the first major construction projects funded by the May 2017 Bond.
Benson’s Micah Williams has his eye on the Olympics
Meet Micah Williams, a Benson High School junior who is making history in track and field – not only taking down all kinds of Oregon high school records and championships, but also becoming a major presence nationally. Micah, who maintains at 4.0 GPA, has set a goal of representing the United States in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Tips and resources to keep in mind during Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Portland Public Schools’ Student Success and Health department offers some tips and resources.
Wilson teacher is finalist for Educator of the Year award
Two high school teachers from Portland Public Schools have been selected to the OnPoint Community Credit Union Circle of Excellence, with one of them, Wilson's Joe Minato, named a finalist for the organization's Educator of the Year Award.
Awards & Honors: Cleveland robotics team shines at worlds; Lincoln team wins Journalism Quiz Bowl
Pigmice, a robotics team made up of 16 students from Cleveland High School and one from Franklin, completed its most successful year with a strong performance at the FIRST Robotics Championships, also known as “worlds,” in Houston, Texas.
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