The students at Prescott Elementary School had a lot to be thankful for on November 16th when they all received new winter coats. Billy Sorenson and his group of friends and family made students smile while passing out new coats. His generosity was overwhelming when students shouted, “This is the best day ever!” or “I’ve
Parkrose Middle School Revalidated as an AVID National Demonstration Site for three years. Parkrose Middle School is in an elite category among the approximately 5,600 AVID schools in 44 states, the District of Columbia and 16 countries and U.S. territories. We commend the staff, students and families of Parkrose Middle Sch
In summer 2012, kindergarten teacher Heather Bailey was promoted to principal and put in charge of Northeast Portland's Russell Elementary.
Before the school year started, the newbie principal got a call: Her school ranked in the bottom 15 percent statewide and was placed on Oregon's official list of low-performing schools.
On Wednesday afternoon, October 5, 2016, the Parkrose School District Equity Team met for the first time in the 2016-2017 school year under the leadership of Dr. Karen Gray. This team is made up of the Superintendent, Board members, teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, community and partners in our community work. Everyone is welc
We are Parkrose. We are teachers, students, musical, creative, thinkers, determined, support, forward thinking, resilient, graduates...we are the Future!
On August 26th and August 29th, Parkrose hosted its 44 new teachers to a new teacher orientation. The orientation included a district wide bus tour to visit all our elementary schools and learn more about our community. We focused our time on the importance of building relationships and learning the essential teaching strategies t
Senior Jamari Gilbert was selected (out of hundreds of applicants) as an AVID Summer Institute student speaker! He represented Parkrose and shared his inspirational story to thousands of educators at the San Diego 1 Summer Institute. He also won a scholarship for being selected!
Here are a few wonderful things that have been happening within the Business and Operations departments thru the FY 2015-16 year:
- The District worked with the state to receive funding to purchase approximately 16 new buses to replace the older
Sophomore Luis Soto-Nampula had the opportunity to introduce Governor Kate Brown at the Portland Workforce Alliance (PWA) Career Expo Breakfast.
Luis was selected by the PWA staff to introduce the Governor during their annual career expo breakfast. The breakfast was attended by business leaders, educators and government officials. The
The Parkrose Middle School raised over $14,000 on behalf of Abigail Kozhokar led by teacher Laura Queen. The Sparrow program is intended to empower kids and their families who are in medical need. Parkrose students and staff donated money and volunteer time to support Abigail. Their selfle
Russell Elementary was honored with the opportunity to host New York Times Best Seller Children's author Judy Sierra. Furthering our pursuit of excellence in reading and writing, Ms. Sierra generously outlined her process for writing books.
She presented at two assemblies, focusing on how books are published and why she uses specific