4 posts categorized "Portland Public Schools - districtwide"

Trillium Preschool has openings for school year 2012-2013!

July 02, 2012

Trillium Preschool is hosued inside Trillium Charter School in North Portland at N. Interstate Ave. and N. Killingsworth. We are currently enrolling for the upcoming school year!

We are a Reggio-inspired program working in a constructivist way: we view and value children as capable and curious learners and see the role of the teacher as a partner in that learning. We enjoy a low child-teacher ratio, ongoing professional development, a beautiful and engaging environment and the joy of childhood!

We have options for full time and part time, mornings or full days. Call or email to schedule a tour and visit us. You are welcome!

Our website and contact information: http://trilliumcharterschool.org/preschool/



Cell Phone Towers Near Schools

January 11, 2010

I just became aware that a cell phone tower has gone up across the street from my public school. I am looking for resources and advice on how the parents can work to remove this. I would appreciate any resources related to the science and policy of cell phone towers near schools. 

Thank you!

Enhancing Opportunities for Advanced Learners in Portland’s Schools

April 28, 2009

Blackbird Wine Shop
3519 NE 44th Ave @ Freemont
Wednesday, April 29, 7:15PM  

Featuring School Board Candidate Scott Bailey

Hosted by PPS Parents Craig Daniels and Jeff Strange

Please join us to hear Portland School Board candidate Scott Bailey address and field questions on improving opportunities for advanced learning in Portland's public schools.

Scott supports a policy that would enable K-8 students to demonstrate proficiency in individual subjects and, having done so, to study at the next grade-level in those subjects. For instance, 5th graders who are ready to study 6th grade math will be allowed to do so.

Such a policy would be a big step toward meeting the needs of rapid learners and would promote district-wide equity by strengthening neighborhood schools.

Please come engage Scott on this and other advanced learning topics, whether they be IB or AP courses, dual enrollment, early entry, TAG, ACCESS, online learning or other programs, approaches, or potential innovations you might imagine.

Hors d'oeuvres will be served. A wine tasting is optional for $5.

More information about Scott can be found at http://www.scottbaileyforportland.com/


PPS seeks your input on High Schools

April 24, 2009

Dear Families and Community Members,
 I'm sure you've heard that Portland Public Schools has started the process of redesigning our high school system. It is a top priority for me to ensure we have high schools that inspire and challenge all students and give them what they need to prepare for college or work, and to be responsible, involved citizens.

After hearing from students, teachers, principals and the community over the past six months, PPS has developed a set of "Big Ideas" for improving our high school system.

In the coming weeks, we will be hosting two meetings for community members to explore and provide feedback on these Big Ideas and offer their own ideas for improving the system. The meetings are:
Wednesday, April 29, 6:30-9 p.m.
Franklin High School, 5404 S.E. Woodward St. (map)

Saturday, May 2, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Madison High School, 2735 N.E. 82nd Ave. (map)

You can learn more about the Big Ideas and submit feedback online at www.highschools.pps.k12.or.us. You can also watch the video (above) in which students and teachers comment on high schools and discuss what they need to accomplish.