Ida B. Wells High School

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  • Student and Family News, May 23

    Dear IBW Families,

    Welcome to the last full week of school before finals.  Portland Parks and Rec is seeking community members to join a committee to recommend new names for “A” Park and Wilson Outdoor Pool. Because of the close relationship between Ida B. Wells High School and Wilson Outdoor Pool, PPR would love to have students from Ida B. Wells participate!  Please encourage your student to apply:

    • Time Commitment: 3-4 meetings between June – December 2022

    • A stipend of up to $300 will be available

    • Applications are due Wednesday, June 1 at 9am.

    Filip Hristić, Ed. D
    Principal, Ida B. Wells HS

    OUR SCHOOL
    Schedule This Week
    Monday - A Day
    Tuesday - B Day
    Wednesday - A Day
    Thursday - B Day
    Friday - A Day
    Coming Up
    May 24/25 - OwlAntics Concerts (Choir/Orchestra/AP Theory)
    May 25 - 8th Grade Visitation Day
    May 26/27 - Cord and Award Pick Up for Seniors
    May 30 - No School, Memorial Day Holiday
    May 31 - Band Concert
    June 1 - Seniors Last Day of School/Mandatory Meeting
    June 2 - Senior Awards Ceremony and BBQ
    June 3 - Flag Football Jamboree
    June 4 - Rose Festival Starlight Parade - IBW Marching Band, Cheer and Color Guard
    June 8/9/10 - Finals
    June 10 - Last Day of School
    June 11/12 - Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races (see Student Activities below)
    Yearbooks - 2021-2022 and 2020-2021
    The 2021-2022 Yearbook should be arriving next week. Our goal is to distribute them beginning 6/1 during Flex. If you didn't order a yearbook, they will be available for sale on a first come first serve basis for $65. Supplies are limited. We will also be selling copies of the 2020-2021 yearbook at that time for $30. Cash or check only. All credit card purchases must be made through Ana Curtis.
    Summer and Chromebooks - Action Needed by All IBW Students and Families by May 27
    Step 1: Decide if you are going to keep your school Chromebook over the summer
    If you plan to use a school Chromebook next school year, we prefer that you keep your Chromebook over the summer.

    Step 2: Fill out the Google Form by Friday, June 3 to let IBW Staff know if you are keeping your Chromebook over the summer, returning it, or do not have a school Chromebook.
    You will need your Chromebook with you when you fill out the form

    • Are you returning to IBW in the fall and want your Chromebook over the summer?

    Please fill out this permission slip. We will use this information to confirm your plans. 

    • Are you leaving IBW OR do not want to keep your Chromebook over the summer?

    Please return your Chromebook to the library or College and Career Center before school, at lunch, after school, or flex when it is no longer needed.

    Step 3: Keep your Chromebook safe over the summer or return it when it is no longer needed

    • If you are returning your Chromebook this school year, you can return it when it is no longer needed for school work. This date will be different for many IBW students, so we are not setting a universal due date.

    • Please bring your Chromebook, the bag, and the charger to the Library or College and Career Center for staff to check it in. We will tell you if your account is clear.

    What if I never use my school Chromebook and do not want it?
    If your Chromebook is no longer needed, please return it to the Library or College and Career Center before school, after school, lunch, or flex. However, if you return your Chromebook and need one later, we may not have one available to check out to you. We are also unable to provide any technical support on student’s personal devices. Please only return it if you are certain you will not need it at all this school year.

    What happens if I don’t return it or fill out the permission slip?
    Please note, the fee for losing a Chromebook is $450. If you do not return your Chromebook or fill out the permission slip, your Chromebook will be marked as lost, locked to prevent use, and the fee will be assessed. If you return the Chromebook later, the fee will be deleted

    What if I am graduating?
    If you no longer need your Chromebook, return it to the Library or College and Career Center. If you are still using it, you can return it during Senior Checkout.

    What if I have questions?

    • If you have questions regarding your Chromebook account or a specific device, please contact come to the Library or College and Career Center outside of class or email idabwellslibrary@pps.net

    • If you think we have made an error regarding your Chromebook checkout account, please have your student come to the Library or College and Career center with any Chromebooks in their possession.

    • If you have questions regarding the fee, please contact Erica Caldwell at ecaldwell@pps.net

    Bring Back the Books! 
    Please bring back all library materials, textbooks, and calculators that you are no longer using for classes to the library. If you are not sure what is on your account, go to My.pps.net, click on “Library Catalog,” and login with your PPS Account. Then, click both “Checkouts” and “Fines” under “My Stuff.” If you have a Chromebook checked out, it will not appear on your library account. It is a separate program. Questions? Email idabwellslibrary@pps.net
    Science State Testing – Begins Monday, May 23rd
    The Oregon Statewide Assessment (OSAS) testing in Science for 11th graders will begin on Monday, May 23rd. For students scheduled to take the exam, it will take one to two class periods to complete.

    If you are scheduled to take the exam during your Science class, go directly to the library to sign in.  Make sure to bring your charged chromebook. Your teacher will know that you are testing and you will not be marked absent as long as you sign in when you enter the library.
    News for Seniors, Class of 2022
    STAY INFORMED
    6 days of school remain and a total of 16 until Graduation Day!  Please watch for a Senior Slideshow coming out soon with more detailed information about Graduation (time/location for arrival and all the burning questions you have). Make sure to check your PPS email, school Social Media and Trivory often for updated information. And be sure to reach out to your counselor, administration or the main office if you have questions or concerns.
    SENIOR NEWSLETTER
    The May 2022 Senior Newsletter Please read this newsletter carefully as it is also filled with all the important dates and details you will need to make the last days go smoothly.
    CORD, AWARD, MEDALLION PICK UP
    Seniors can pick up their cords, awards and medallions on Thursday and Friday (May 26 and 27) at lunch time. Counselors will be handing out the items in the main hallway outside of the gym. Please remind your senior to stop and pick up their items during lunch on those days.
    SENIOR BBQ - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
    On Thursday June 2nd, Boosters will host the Senior BBQ for graduating seniors and the IBW teachers & staff.  We need lots of volunteers for this returning traditional send-off, both Senior parents and those without Seniors.  Please sign up here:  https://signup.com/go/BmkyDNM​

    Senior parents - volunteering is your only ticket into this BBQ following the Senior Awards Assembly.  Please find a task that works well for you!
    NOT PLANNING TO WALK AT GRADUATION?
    Please let our counseling department know. Please email Sharon Dailey at sdailey@pps.net
    GRADUATION TICKETS
    Complete the Graduation Ticket Form here  (or in the newsletter) Tickets are electronic-only and we need important information from all families that plan to attend Graduation on June 9th.  We still have over 100 families that need to fill out this form.   Tickets will be distributed AFTER Senior Check Out on June 1st and no later than 5pm on June 3rd. Complete details are in the May Senior Newsletter.
    ADA/LIMITED MOBILITY SEATING AT GRADUATION
    All tickets will be issued as general seating.  However, if anyone in your party needs assistance with seating or ADA seating, Providence Park Guest Services will be available at the gate to assist you with appropriate seating. You do not need to request special seating on the Graduation Ticket Form.
    PHOTOS AT GRADUATION - SELFIE NEEDED BY MAY 27
    Visual Impressions is our photographer at Graduation this year and they need your help! Last week, they sent a personalized email to your PPS account.  Find it and upload a selfie by May 27 to the personalized link in the email!  They have amazing facial recognition software that will allow quick and accurate linking of your graduation photo to your account, letting you and your family receive and order photos quickly.  Don’t find the email from Visual Impressions?  Check your spam/junk folder for the email.  If not located, email Schools@visualimpressions.org immediately.
    GRAD NIGHT - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
    PLEASE SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER  - click HERE
    Things are looking good for volunteer help for the kick-off of the evening but we still need 3 more volunteers for check-in and to chaperone/ride the bus. This shift starts at 9pm.  

    We still currently need A LOT of help at the venue.  Each shift is 2 hours and you have options to do just one shift or multiple shifts for different activities/stations. It will make the time fly by!!   PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY!
    ACADEMICS
    Credit Recovery Options
    SUMMER SCHOLARS
    PPS Summer Scholars registration is now open. This is for students who earned an F or NG in a class needed for graduation. Counselors have to register students for classes, this is not something you can register for on your own. If you have questions about your credits, please see your counselor before/after school, at lunch or during flex time. Here is a link to the Summer Scholars website for more detailed information:  https://www.pps.net/domain/4358
    END-OF-YEAR CREDIT COMPLETION CAMP AT IBW
    Students will be invited by their teacher to attend our Credit Completion Camp that will run from June 15th to the 22nd. They will be invited if they are receiving an incomplete for a class and need a little more time to finish up. There will be teachers here to support students in finishing assignments or assessments.
    Hello 22/23 AP Seminar Students!
    Click here for INFO SLIDE DECK.  We will be having a family info meeting on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30 to give out some important information for the 22/23 AP Seminar course, do some Q/A and meet a couple of program alumni. The meeting will be on the front patio near the main entrance and will last about an hour.   If you are not able to attend, please let us know so we can get your information to you directly. We will also post the information from the meeting on the AP Capstone page on the school website.  If you did not forecast for AP Seminar and want to, please see your counselor as soon as possible.
    COUNSELING
    News from the Career Center
    SUMMER ENRICHMENT DEADLINES APPROACHING THIS WEEK!
    Students apply NOW for amazing hands-on career learning opportunities this summer. Many are FREE and often provide monetary stipends to students!  For details about these opportunities, employment, volunteer opportunities and more, see https://www.pps.net/Page/16186

    PWA Summer Career Impact Academy - Deadline May 25th!
    https://www.portlandworkforcealliance.org/summercareeracademy/
    PPS students entering grades 10-12 in the fall can apply for the PWA Career Impact Academy, June 27-30th. Learn more and fill out the interest form here

    Summer Transportation Camp at Portland State University - Deadline May 25th!
    July 31, 2022 - August 5, 2022 - An immersive introduction to transportation careers and the workings of transportation systems in Portland. Apply today for this free one-week summer camp opportunity To get a sense of the camps, please see our Flickr photo albums of past years.

    PWA Creative Careers Mentorship (paid summer experience) - Deadline May 27th!
    Students entering grades 10-12 in the fall can apply for the PWA Creative Careers Mentorship, July 12-15, 2022. Learn more and fill out the interest form here.

    Portland Metro Fire Camp for Young Women - Deadline May 30th!
    Attend a FREE hands-on training camp and learn what it takes to be a firefighter. Open to female identifying participants aged 16-22. Apply today and choose a date: In Portland - July 8-10; In Tualatin - July 15-17

    Brand Camp with Portland Gear! - Deadline May 30th!
    Youth ages 16-23 will have the opportunity to learn branding and entrepreneurship from Portland Gear team and other creative professionals. More info: Click Here; Watch this Video. Apply now - Click Here and choose from: July 25th - July 29th; August 8th - August 12th.

    Are you interested in a career in Architecture? Apply for ARCH High Summer Program - Deadline May 31st!
    PSU School of Architecture seeks youth ages 14-21 to apply for ARCH High, a FREE and stipended program supporting BIPOC, Latinx, Queer, Non-Binary and other marginalized or underresourced students in addition to first-generation college applicants. July 5 - July 28th, Tuesdays-Thursdays from 9:30AM - 3:30PM. Apply now at ARCH HIGH Summer Immersion Program Application Link

    Legacy Health Summer Volunteer Program - Apply ASAP!
    Volunteer at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center for 50 hours over the summer (ages 16-18). Complete and submit an  application, interview form and referral form from your counselor prior to being scheduled for an interview. Contact Casey Kadderly at the Volunteer Office at 503-413-7012 or kkadderl@lhs.org 

    TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) Summer Camp (Portland)
    During this week-long camp, students will be guided into an entrepreneurial mindset of solving problems through invention. Gain confidence, friends and come up with fun ideas for the year! Camp meets, Mon - Friday  8am-12pm. Choose from: July 18th - 22nd and August 1st - 5th
    Register for Summer Camp; Learn more

    Summer Business Institute at Portland State University - Deadline June 30 @ 11:59 PM
    Attend both weeks - Virtual, 7/18-7/21 & In-Person 7/24-7/29 (Food and housing provided). PSU's Summer Business Institute (SBI) is an opportunity for underserved (Based On: Race, Class, Gender, Sexual Orientation, First-Gen Student, Ability, etc.) HS students to explore the world of business. Open to rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Program Fee: $100, Scholarships are offered. Apply: https://bit.ly/3xZEPpo

    Diverse Future Educator Internship - See all the details on the flier. Apply through Summer Works If you're in 10th, 11th and 12th grades, BIPOC or bilingual, and interested in education careers apply to intern AND receive free College credits for taking a PCC education course (ED 100 - Introduction to Education)

    Class of 2022 Land Your Job in Tech through Goodwill Software Development Bootcamp. June 21-September 23. Apply at https://bit.ly/38eGM6F

    News from the College Center for Juniors
    COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY WORKSHOP: MAY 24TH

    Join Ida B Wells College Center, Kenyon College, Sarah Lawrence and Reed for a College Application Essay Workshop.

    This event is meant to be more inspirational and informative for students who may have never considered a private school as well.

    Event description:"What makes a college application essay successful? Join this session to learn how to brainstorm topics, discover a writing process that works for you, and understand what admission committees are looking for in an essay. Join Chris Renaud, Kenyon College - Senior Associate Director of Admissions; Duncan King, Reed College - Assistant Dean of Admission; and Liam George, Sarah Lawrence College - Associate Director of Admission, to get tips on writing your strongest college application essay."

    Event Details: May 24th, 2:05 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

    • The event is during the 8th period.  Sign up in Maia Learning under University Visits to attend.   We will take attendance when you check in at the College & Career Center.

    Zoom Link: https://pps-net.zoom.us/j/86475181543

    College Essay

    IBW SUMMER COLLEGE PREP CAMP FOR RISING SENIORS
    We are excited to offer a new opportunity to help support your post-secondary plans. IBW Summer College Prep camp will be offered over July and August. We will be exploring colleges, finding scholarships, helping write your college essay, and much more. Complete the registration form below and please provide feedback to help support the planning. Registration Form: https://forms.gle/2wDXpXRWbrue86h97

    Current Programs Dates
    July 26-28: Times 11:00a.m-1:00pm
    August 2-4: 11:00a.m -1:00p.m
    News from our Social Worker
    SUPPORTING IBW'S PANTRY
    Our social worker, Britni Locke, would like to restock the IBW Pantry one more time before Summer. Not only is her daily snack inventory very depleted, but she would like to have the inventory to send some bundles home for families to use over Summer months. The signup link includes what is most needed, instructions for delivery and options to have items shipped.  All your contributions go directly to students at Ida B Wells.  If you need additional support, please message blocke@pps.net.

    FAMILIES & COMMUNITY
    Boosters
    SENIOR BBQ - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
    On Thursday June 2nd, Boosters will host the Senior BBQ for graduating seniors and the IBW teachers & staff.  We need lots of volunteers for this returning traditional send-off, both Senior parents and those without Seniors.  Please sign up here:  https://signup.com/go/BmkyDNM​

    Senior parents - volunteering is your only ticket into this BBQ following the Senior Awards Assembly.  Please find a task that works well for you!
    CONCESSIONS - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SPECIAL EVENTS
    Concessions will be open for a couple of special events coming up and we need volunteers to work the shifts. Here's the schedule and link to sign up: https://signup.com/go/ycboLia
    IBW MERCHANDISE
    You can purchase gear online https://www.schoolpay.com/parent/mip/MdCF
    Pick up is in the Main Office after you receive notification that your order is ready

    By popular demand, we now have YOUTH hoodies! They are available now on Schoolpay for $30.  Same hoodie quality and graphic as the adult version.  Youth sizes Small through Large.  We don't carry XL because it's the same as an adult Small.

    Youth Hoodie
    ATHLETICS
    Athletic Weekly
    Look for the Spring Wrap Up next week!
    Athletic Contests
    Playoff Games - Week of May 23:https://www.ibwathletics.com/this-week
    2022-2023 Athletic Registration
    FamilyID will open soon to register for athletics for the 2022-2023 school year. Stay tuned....
    Flag Football Jamboree - Friday, June 3rd
    Join us for a fun-filled evening of flag football! There will be three flag football games throughout the evening. Grab your friends and sign up to join a team to participate in one of the games:

    ❖ 5pm – Jackson vs Robert Gray 7/8th Graders

    ❖ 6:30pm – 11th Grade Boys vs Alumni

    ❖ 8pm – IBW Girls - Seniors vs 9th-11th Graders

    Please see this flyer for more information and how to sign up!  Flag Football Flyer
    STUDENT ACTIVITIES
    DRAGON BOAT TEAM PREPARING FOR ROSE FESTIVAL RACES
    After a 2-year hiatus, the IBWHS Dragon Boat team has been practicing for the past 2 months under the direction of IBW teachers, Nathan Whitby and Andrew Butterfield for the Rose Festival races that will be held June 11 and 12th on the Willamette River (near the Hawthorne Bridge).  Mark your calendar and come out and cheer on the Guardians.  For more general information about the Dragon Boat Races, click HEREPhoto credit, Jamie Repasky
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    Student and Family News, May 23

  • Student and Family News, May 16

    Dear IBW Families,

    Last week Multnomah County health officials made an announcement about masking, due to the current COVID-19 surge.  The Multnomah County Health Department is asking people to wear masks indoors until new coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations start to fall, and they strongly recommend that people wear masks in schools. The current increase in COVID-19 cases is expected to peak in mid-June, when PPS’s school year ends.  In alignment with this public health guidance, Portland Public Schools strongly recommends that all staff and all students wear masks at schools, in district office buildings and at other indoor events beginning Monday May 16th to the end of the school year. This recommendation includes masking at important end-of-year events such as prom, school performances, assemblies and indoor graduation events.

    Filip Hristić, Ed. D.
    Principal, Ida B. Wells HS
    OUR SCHOOL
    Schedule This Week
    Monday - A Day
    Tuesday - B Day
    Wednesday - A Flex
    Thursday - B Flex
    Friday - All 8
    9th Grade Opportunities are Coming Up!
    PIZZA AND CRAM! MAY 18TH AND 19TH, 3:30-5PM, ROOM 118
    9th graders are invited to come study, work on make-up assignments and assessments on Wednesday 5/18 and Thursday 5/19! Please join us to get some work done and have a piece of pizza! Look for an invitation from your 9th grade team teachers.
    9TH GRADE FIELD DAY, MAY 23RD
    9th grade teams will meet their teachers on the practice field for 75 minutes of games, teambuilding and fun! Your student will be excused from 1 class period(Team A=1st period, Team B=2nd period, etc).  Please dress comfortably, wear tennis shoes and your 9th grade team guardian shirt! We look forward to playing and connecting with you and the team at Play Fit Fun on Monday!
    2022-2023 ASB/Class Representative - Applications Due!
    Are you interested in running for an ASB or Class Representative position for the next school year? Any student can apply! Come see Ms. Satoorian in room 143 for more information and to get an application during lunch or flex this week. Don't wait, because applications are due THIS FRIDAY.

    Chromebooks - Action Needed by All IBW Students and Families
    Step 1: Determine if you have a school Chromebook checked out 

    By Tuesday, May 16th, email notices will go out to all students who have a Chromebook currently checked out. Please check your student’s PPS email for this notification. The subject line is “PPS Chromebook Checkout Notice and Summer Permission Slips” and it is from idabwellslibrary@pps.net.

    Step 2: Fill out the Permission Slip in the email notice for each student in your family OR return your Chromebook

    • Are you leaving IBW OR do not want to keep your Chromebook over the summer?
      Please return your Chromebook to the library or College and Career Center before school, at lunch, after school, or flex when it is no longer needed.

    What if I never use my school Chromebook and do not want it?
    If your Chromebook is no longer needed, please return it to the Library or College and Career Center before school, after school, lunch, or flex. However, if you return your Chromebook and need one later, we may not have one available to check out to you. We are also unable to provide any technical support for students' personal devices. Please only return it if you are certain you will not need it at all this school year.

    What happens if I don’t return it or fill out the permission slip?
    Please note, the fee for losing a Chromebook is $450. If you do not return your Chromebook or fill out the permission slip, your Chromebook will be marked as lost, locked to prevent use, and the fee will be assessed. If you return the Chromebook later, the fee will be deleted.

    What if I am graduating?
    If you no longer need your Chromebook for the remainder of the year, return it to the Library or College and Career Center. If you are still using it, you can return it during Senior Checkout.

    What if I have questions?

    • If you have any questions regarding your Chromebook account or a specific device, please contact or come to the Library or College and Career Center outside of class time or email idabwellslibrary@pps.net

    • If you think we have made an error regarding your Chromebook checkout account, please have your student come to the Library or College and Career center with any Chromebooks in their possession.

    • If you have questions regarding the fee, please contact Erica Caldwell at ecaldwell@pps.net

    Science State Testing – Begins Monday, May 23rd
    The Oregon Statewide Assessment (OSAS) testing in Science for 11th graders will begin on Monday, May 23rd. For students scheduled to take the exam, it will take one to two class periods to complete.

    If you are scheduled to take the exam during your Science class, go directly to the library to sign in.  Make sure to bring your charged chromebook. Your teacher will know that you are testing and you will not be marked absent as long as you sign in when you enter the library.
    Yearbooks - 2020-2021 Yearbooks Still Available for $30

    Yearbook
    The last couple of years have been a blur. So much so that it seems many of you forgot to purchase last year's yearbook. What better way to remember the weirdness of an online schooling year than by purchasing the hopefully once-in-a-lifetime Distance Learning Edition of the yearbook which, based on my 17 years as a yearbook adviser, I can assure you is one of a kind. 
    And now, while supplies last, we are offering this book for the lower than ever price of $30. Do your future self a favor and pick up your copy now. These can be purchased from Mr. Higbee in room 142 with cash or check, or from Ana Curtis in the main office with a card. Get yours before it's too late!
    News for Seniors, Class of 2022
    STAY INFORMED
    24 days remaining until Graduation Day!  Make sure to check your PPS email, school Social Media and Trivory often for information. And be sure to reach out to your counselor, administration or the main office if you have questions or concerns.
    SENIOR NEWSLETTER
    The May 2022 Senior Newsletter is hot off the press!  Please read this newsletter carefully as it is filled with all the important dates and details you will need to make this last month go smoothly.
    GRADUTION TICKETS
    Complete the Graduation Ticket Form here  (or in the newsletter) Tickets are electronic-only and we need important information from all families that plan to attend Graduation on June 9th.
    ADA/LIMITED MOBILITY SEATING AT GRADUATION
    All tickets will be issued as general seating.  However, if anyone in your party needs assistance with seating or ADA seating, Providence Park Guest Services will be available at the gate to assist you to appropriate seating. You do not need to request special seating on the Graduation Ticket Form.
    SELFIE NEEDED NOW!
    Visual Impressions is our photographer at Graduation this year and they need your help! Last week they sent a personalized email to your PPS account.  Find it and upload a selfie by May 27 to the personalized link in the email!  They have an amazing facial recognition software that will allow quick and accurate linking of your graduation photo to your account, letting you and your family receive and order photos quickly.  Don’t find the email from Visual Impressions?  Check your spam/junk folder for the email.  If not located, email Schools@visualimpressions.org immediately.
    GRAD NIGHT - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
    PLEASE SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER  - click HERE
    Things are looking good for volunteer help for the kick-off of the evening but we still need 3 more volunteers for check-in and to chaperone/ride the bus. This shift starts at 9pm.  
     
    We still currently need A LOT of help at the venue.  Each shift is 2 hours and you have options to do just one shift or multiple shifts for different activities/stations. It will make the time fly by!!   PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY!
    Community Equity Council
    The Ida B Wells Community Equity Council is working to raise funds for an event to celebrate the IBW students who have worked so hard on our No Place For Hate program.   This will be a much-deserved opportunity to honor the Ida B Wells No Place For Hate Peer Facilitators and their families.  As our first No Place for Hate - CEC in-person event in years, we would like to provide a meal for these incredible students and their families as we especially recognize the Seniors in this group who additionally represent and participate in a number of our culturally specific affinity groups.  This event is scheduled for May 26th.

    Would you or your business be willing to make a tax-deductible donation to the Ida B Wells Community Equity Council so we can celebrate these students and their families who have worked so hard for much-needed change, but who have often been given so little in return?  Even small donations can make a big difference!

    Online donations can be made to the PTA here: https://www.schoolpay.com/link/IBWAffinityGroupsCommunityEvent

    ACADEMICS
    IBWHS Art Fair
    Thank you to our Art Department Team of Matt Carlson, Marie Pearson, Katie Sullivan and Andrew Butterfield for overseeing the 2022 Art Fair, a first since 2019!  And thank you to the IBW Band, Simpleton, for providing entertainment!
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    Summer Scholars - Credit Recovery Option
    PPS Summer Scholars registration is now open. This is for students who earned an F or NG in a class needed for graduation. Counselors have to register students for classes,this is not something you can register for on your own. If you have questions about your credits, please see your counselor before/after school, at lunch or during flex time. Here is a link to the Summer Scholars website for more detailed information:  https://www.pps.net/domain/4358
    Credit Completion Camp:
    Students will be invited by their teacher to attend our Credit Completion Camp that will run from June 15th to the 22nd. They will be invited if they are receiving an incomplete for a class and need a little more time to finish up. There will be teachers here to support students in finishing assignments or assessments.
    9th Grader wins Grand Prize 
    9th Grader Quinlyn Black has won the Grand Prize for Writing in the 2022 Jakob and Sala Kryszek Art & Writing Competition. This is a statewide competition through the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. Quinlyn's short story Symphony of the Sky was top submission for writing in competition across all secondary grades and private and public schools, she completed this assignment in addition to normal course load.  Congratulations, Quinlyn!
    Success at State Solo and Ensemble Music Competitions
    Congratulations are in order for all of our musicians who represented Ida B Wells in State Solo and Ensemble music competitions this weekend. Our State winners are:
    Nico Vilches - 2nd place for Baritone solo voice
    Clara Cywinski - 3rd place for solo Trombone
    George Ramsey - 5th place for Tenor solo voice
    WAVE - 4th place for Large Mixed Vocal Ensemble
    Oregon Game Project Challenge
    This weekend we had 4 teams of students participate in the Oregon Game Project Challenge.  OGPC is a year-long event where students design games based on a theme (this year it was Symbiosis).  The students did amazing work that combined programming, art, music, writing and more!    This year the game Roped Together, developed by Andy Franck, Max Richter and Miles Anderson won the Judge's Choice award!  If you'd like to see a trailer of their game follow this link: https://youtu.be/cZ8O7uAnTFI.
    The full list of participants:
    Andy Franck, Max Richter, Miles Anderson

    Thomas White, Carter Kroenke, Roland Armstrong
     
    Zoe Sidener, Grant O'Conner
     
    Kaleb Rice-Eisenbraun, Jesse Mitchell-Reese, Dorian Kodesch, Mati Moore
    Leadership Class raising money for Ukraine Crisis Fund
    Donation boxes can be found in classrooms and in the main office. The picture below is on each box

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    LEAP into 9th grade
    When: June 27-July 15, 9am-12:30pm
    Details:The Leap into 9th Grade summer program prepares incoming ninth grade students to excel in high school by building a foundation for success before starting high school.

    COUNSELING
    News from the College Center for Juniors 

    COLLEGE 101 WITH STUDENT PANEL: MAY 18TH DURING FLEX IN CAFETERIA
    We are hosting another College 101 presentation where we will be going over all the nuts and bolts of the College Application process including Letter of Recommendations, how to find your college fit and resources to make your college application process successful!  After our presentation, we will have a short Q&A with graduating seniors to talk about their College Application process.
    COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY WORKSHOP: MAY 24TH
    Join Ida B Wells College Center, Kenyon College, Sarah Lawrence and Reed for a College Application Essay Workshop.

    This event is meant to be more inspirational and informative for students who may have never considered a private school as well.

    Event description:"What makes a college application essay successful? Join this session to learn how to brainstorm topics, discover a writing process that works for you, and understand what admission committees are looking for in an essay. Join Chris Renaud, Kenyon College - Senior Associate Director of Admissions; Duncan King, Reed College - Assistant Dean of Admission; and Liam George, Sarah Lawrence College - Associate Director of Admission, to get tips on writing your strongest college application essay."

    Event Details: May 24th, 2:05 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

    • The event is during the 8th period.  Sign up in Maia Learning under University Visits to attend.   We will take attendance when you check in at the College & Career Center.

    Zoom Link: https://pps-net.zoom.us/j/86475181543

    College Essay

    IBW SUMMER COLLEGE PREP CAMP FOR RISING SENIORS
    We are excited to offer a new opportunity to help support your post-secondary plans. IBW Summer College Prep camp will be offered over July and August. We will be exploring colleges, finding scholarships, helping write your college essay, and much more. Complete the registration form below and please provide feedback to help support the planning. Registration Form: https://forms.gle/2wDXpXRWbrue86h97

    Current Programs Dates
    July 26-28: Times 11:00a.m-1:00pm
    August 2-4: 11:00a.m -1:00p.m
    News from our Social Worker
    SUPPORTING IBW'S PANTRY
    Our social worker, Britni Locke, would like to restock the IBW Pantry one more time before Summer. Not only is her daily snack inventory very depleted, but she would like to have the inventory to send some bundles home for families to use over Summer months. The signup link includes what is most needed, instructions for delivery and options to have items shipped.  All your contributions go directly to students at Ida B Wells.  If you need additional support, please message blocke@pps.net.

    FAMILIES & COMMUNITY
    Boosters
    CONCESSIONS - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
    Spring Sports concessions will be open and we need volunteers to work the shifts. Here's the schedule and link to sign up: https://signup.com/go/ycboLia
    IBW MERCHANDISE
    You can purchase gear online https://www.schoolpay.com/parent/mip/MdCF
    Pick up is in the Main Office after you receive notification that your order is ready

    By popular demand, we now have YOUTH hoodies! They are available now on Schoolpay for $30.  Same hoodie quality and graphic as the adult version.  Youth sizes Small through Large.  We don't carry XL because it's the same as an adult Small.

    Youth Hoodie
    PTA
    PTA MEETING -THIS WEDNESDAY!
    We're planning to meet in person (!!!) in the IBW library on 5/18/2022 at 6:30pm.
    New from around our Cluster
    RIEKE RETIREMENT
    Come celebrate the beloved Laura Nelsen (Taiby) who has worked as a kindergarten teacher at Rieke Elementary since 1992.  We are celebrating in the Rieke Gym on Saturday, May 21st from
    1-3pm (Open House). 
    LIBRARY
    Verselandia and Poetry Slam Winners

    Congratulations to Emma Hayes, Cara Weathers, and Anisa Ali who placed at our school slam. They each received a Visa gift card, courtesy of the PTA. Emma Hayes and Anisa Ali represented Ida B Wells at Verselandia by performing their prize winning poetry from the stage of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Both poets performed a moving poem with poise and fervor].
     
    Additionally, please join me in congratulating the winners of Verselandia:
    First Place: Nykole Jackson, McDaniel High School
    Second: Kendell Brown-Clay, Jefferson High School
    Third: Shala Santa Cruz Krigbaum, Franklin High School
    Fourth: Sera Lang, McDaniel High School
    Fifth: Piper Harmon, Cleveland High School
     
    Special thanks to the PTA for supporting our school slam.
    ATHLETICS
    Athletic Weekly
    Greetings Sports Fans!
    What a great week in Guardian Athletics!  We hosted the PIL Youth District Track Meet on Saturday. The IBW Youth Track Teams performed well!
    6th grade - boys 2nd; girls 1st
    7th grade - boys 1st; girls 2nd
    8th grade - boys 1st; girls 2nd
    In the PIL District High School Track and Field Meet, our women finished 2nd and our men 4th in both the Varsity and JV Levels. Our tennis teams both finished 2nd at the PIL District Tennis Meet. Finally, the Varsity Baseball Team finished 2nd in the PIL. Great time to be a Guardian Athlete! To continue reading the Athletic Weekly, click HERE
    Guardian Athletes of the Week
    To see who was named Guardian Athletes of the Week, click HERE 
    Athletic Contests
    Week of May 16:https://www.ibwathletics.com/this-week
    Guardian Cheer tryouts are this week!
    This is your only chance to join Guardian Cheer! There will not be any fall or winter signups allowed
    We are a no-cut program and no experience is necessary to tryout! 
    Tryout clinics for current HS students 
    Thursday May 19th 6:00 - 7:30pm
    Friday May 20th 4:00-5:30pm
    Tryout clinics for 8th graders 
    Thursday May 19th 4-530pm
    Friday May 20th 6-730pm
    Tryout performances Saturday May 21st 
     
    Athletes do not need to attend both days of the clinics, however, you can only attend the session(s) for your grade level.  Video submissions for tryouts will be allowed.  Email: Ibwcheerpdx@gmail for more information.
    Flag Football Jamboree - Friday, June 3rd
    Join us for a fun-filled evening of flag football! There will be three flag football games throughout the evening. Grab your friends and sign up to join a team to participate in one of the games:

    ❖ 5pm – Jackson vs Robert Gray 7/8th Graders

    ❖ 6:30pm – 11th Grade Boys vs Alumni

    ❖ 8pm – IBW Girls - Seniors vs 9th-11th Graders

    Please see this flyer for more information and how to sign up!  Flag Football Flyer

     
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