Take the Successful Schools Survey
PPS invites all families to share their experience in our schools through the Successful Schools Survey, which runs through Jan. 17. The Successful Schools Survey is a chance to get the voices of thousands of families at once and provide results that will be shared with the community and school staff.
The survey is available to all PPS parents/guardians of students in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian and Somali. The survey is on line at www.pps.net/sucessfulschools and hard copies are available in your school office.
PPS PTA Student Clothes Closet
The Portland Council PTA’s Clothing Center at Marshall High School Campus has been busy this year. More than 900 students have used the resource this fall. Just last week, several businesses have donated more coats and many local high school students are volunteering at the center. For more information on how to donate to the PTA Clothing Center at Marshall, contact Sharon Meigh-Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-939-4847.
George School wins state soccer championship
Way to go team! Left in back: Ed Rosario, Center: Wendi Watson, Right in blue shirt: Alan Van de Water and Kristin Klee in the background with two students.
On Saturday, November 12, the George Middle School Unified Soccer Team, which includes both general education students and special education students, won the Gold Medal in their division in the Special Olympics Oregon State Fall Games Championship at Providence Park in Portland.
George Middle School Unified Sports is part of a program sponsored by the Special Olympics called Unified Champion Schools, which promotes social inclusion through sport. Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.
“From the beginning, our partners and athletes understood that unified sports is so much more than the game. It's about working together, helping each person to be his or her best, and being a friend.”
Annie Simpson, who co-coaches the team and also teaches speech at George Middle School. Annie shares coaching duties with Wendi Watson, a special education teacher.
The Portland Timbers hosted this event, and invited players to the sky boxes where they had dinner and then a dance hosted by the Timbers and Special Olympics Oregon.
Free preschool pilot program at Faubion