PPS Pulse: October 15, 201910/15/2019
In this week's PPS Pulse: Middle school singers preview their future at Franklin; schools prepare for earthquake in Great Shakeout
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Franklin Fall Festival gives middle school singers a glimpse at their future
When Lent teacher Chris Meade took his middle school choral students to the recent Franklin Fall Festival, he watched in amazement as they entered the fully modernized high school’s state-of-the-art auditorium.
West Sylvan students get life lessons from a championship boxer
If you’re a boxing fan you probably know the name Cam Awesome. If not, you should -- Cam is a seven-time U.S. and Golden Gloves boxing champion, and he’s a vegan, featured in a Netflix movie, and is a motivational speaker for young teens. He was recently at West Sylvan Middle School, where he shared his life mantra of, “Never be afraid to fail.”
PPS schools will again practice earthquake preparedness in Great Shakeout on Oct. 17
Portland Public Schools will join thousands of other school districts in the United States in participating in the Great Shakeout, a national earthquake preparedness event on Thursday, October 17 at 10:17 a.m.
Dates have moved up for middle school focus options
Families who currently have students in the fifth grade in Portland Public Schools should take note of an important date change. If your students wants to attend a focus option school in the middle school years, the window to apply for the 2020-21 lottery is:
- Opens: 8 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5
- Closes: 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3
Want to help encourage safe, healthier routes to school? Take this survey
The City of Portland’s Safe Routes to School program encourages families to use active transportation (typically walking or biking) as a safe, convenient, accessible and desirable option for getting to and from school. It needs your help.
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