The Guardian Gazette

Student News, January 30

Message From Principal H

Dear IBW Students,

Congratulations on finishing the first semester of this school year. I hope your finals went well and you feel good about the progress you are making so far. Grades should be available in a day or two. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your teachers. If any of you are receiving an Incomplete, please make sure you follow your teacher's credit completion contract. Please remember that all student forecasting is due this Friday. If you haven't checked in with your counselors yet, please do so as soon as you can.

Go Guardians!

Schedule This Week: January 30 - February 3

Monday - A Day

Tuesday - B Day

Wednesday - A Flex

Thursday - B Flex

Friday - All 8

Important Upcoming Dates

January 31 - Extended deadline for Seniors to submit Senior Photo for Yearbook
February 1 - Seniors - CRLE's, MyPlan and Resume due
February 3 - Final day to forecast for 2023-2024 School Year (9-11 graders)
February 10 - Red Cross Club Blood Drive
February 14 - ASB Application Deadline
February 15 - Immunization Exclusion Date

Yearbook News

January 31 - Extended Deadline to submit Senior Photos for Yearbook

Hey Seniors! Help out the Yearbook Staff and email your senior photo as soon as possible to, Photos are now due by January 31st! Photos should be portrait and not landscape (up and down not side to side) while also keeping them school appropriate.

Pre-Order your Yearbook now!
The only way to guarantee receiving a yearbook is to pre-order one on SchoolPay. We currently have about 750 books pre-ordered and so at this time, we are only planning to purchase 850 based on this number. There will be no reprints and all remaining yearbooks that aren't pre-ordered will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. Don't delay!

February 14 - IBWHS ASB Application Deadline

Current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders of Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School-- applications are now available to run for an Associated Student Body position for the 2023-2024 school year!

Applications can be found outside Room 143 or online via email request to Ms. Griffin at

These are the positions available:

  • Co-Presidents: Faces of school, coordinates between committees, runs ASB meetings and class rep meetings, schoolwide announcements, alternate District Student Council. (11th Only)
  • Treasurer: Manages budget, tracks expenditures and revenue, leads committees on funding requests and fundraisers. (10th & 11th)
  • Secretary: Notes at all ASB meetings, tracks committee tasks weekly. (9th through 11th)
  • Communications: Runs social media accounts, creates templates for formal communications. (9th through 11th)
  • Events Coordinator: Directs dances, larger fundraisers, and grade-level/schoolwide events. (9th through 11th)
  • District Student Council/School Climate: Attends weekly meetings with PPS for District Student Council and coordinates with school administration regarding student culture. (9th through 11th)
  • No Place for Hate Representative: Attends No Place for Hate meetings, leads and maintains a culture of respect within the classroom, creates lesson plans for Leadership in accordance with NPFH. *Required to attend NPFH training and take Leadership & Government course in '23-'24*. (9th through 11th)
  • Athletics/Spirit: Maps out themes for the year for games and spirit weeks, attends and/or boosts athletic events, organizes Color Wars events, coordinates with budget to secure prizes for spirit. (9th through 11th)

Please reach out to Ms. Griffin with any questions! We look forward to receiving your applications soon

2022-2023 ASB Officers

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Do you need to get caught up on immunizations?

Immunizations promote wellness by protecting students and school staff against vaccine-preventable diseases. School Districts are responsible to collect proof of student immunization status to ensure that students and staff are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. PPS is required to exclude students who fail to provide proper documentation of immunization by the 3rd Wednesday in February (February 15, 2023). Immunization laws apply to all children attending public, private, charter and alternative schools (ORS 333-050-0030). See the flyer below for some upcoming Immunization Clinics.

Forecasting for the 2023-2024 School Year is due THIS FRIDAY!

The deadline to complete Forecasting for next year is this Friday. This is the process where you pick your classes for next year. You have now had the information for 2 weeks and most of you have not completed the process yet. All of the information you need is in a packet you received or it can be found on the Ida B. Wells website here:

You must fill out their forecasting worksheet, enter the courses into StudentVue and then meet with your counselor to finalize your choices. Students MUST enter the courses into Studentvue to ensure they have a schedule for next year. Students, see your counselor early this week to complete the process. If you wait until Friday, the lines to see counselors will be VERY LONG. Students, you can see you counselor before school, at lunch, at FLEX and after school.

AP Exam Information

AP Exam Late Registration - Opens early February 2023: If students missed registration and want to sign up for a test during the late registration period in February, they should fill out this form now. Then they will register in February and will pay the $40 late fee in addition to their exam fee.

Personalized Student Schedules: The district emailed all students a personalized schedule in late November. Make sure you received it! More AP information is on our AP website!

If you have any AP Exam questions such as cancellations, refunds, exam conflicts, etc., please use this link to AP Exam Details and FAQ on the PPS AP website here


Career Center News

The Winter issue of IBW Career Happenings Newsletter is now available -

Attention IBW Juniors!
You are attending… the NW Youth Careers Expo - All Juniors Field Trip

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023 (B Day)

Departing IBW at 9:30AM; Arriving Oregon Convention Center at 10AM

Departing Oregon Convention Center at 11:30AM; Returning to IBW by 12:15PM
Lunch to be extended

This is an in-person career exploration opportunity to connect the Class of 2024 to the region's amazing diversity of career opportunities, along with the skills and education needed for those jobs. The Expo includes hands-on learning, demonstrations, mock interviews, career workshops and the chance to talk directly with professionals about college and career options. The following industries will be represented: Arts & Communication, Business, Sports & Apparel, Design & Construction, Energy, Health Care, Technology & Engineering, Manufacturing, Public & Human Services, Public Safety, and Transportation.

Permission slips will be distributed in Junior English during the week of February 6th and are due by Thursday 2/16/23.

This experience counts as a CRLE toward graduation when a reflection assignment is submitted.


For news that is more pertinent to Parents/Guardians, please see the Guardian Gazette, Family Edition that comes out each Thursday and is posted on the homepage of our website

Athletic Weekly - Week of January 30

Greetings Sports Fans!
The second semester is underway! When I was teaching social studies here, I would always start the first day off with, “everyone starts with an “A”, it is your job to maintain it if it is important to you.” Best of luck to everyone second semester. We had a great week of basketball last week. On Thursday, we hosted the Cleveland Warriors in a Men’s Basketball showdown and was it a doozy! The game was back and forth. The Guardians went down by as many as ten points late in the fourth quarter. We scratched and clawed our way back. With 18 seconds left, Diggy Griffin had a chance to put us up by two points but missed the front end of a one and one. Cleveland came down and scored with 2.3 seconds left. We had to go the full length of the court for a potential tying or game winning shot. Coach Canalin called time out, drew up a play. Lucas Devlin heaved a pass to Diggy after a back screen, caught the ball, pulled up from three and was fouled! He ended up sinking all three free throws and we came out on top 68-67. One of the best high school basketball games I have seen. On Friday, the Women’s Team traveled to Lincoln for a Battle of the Birds showdown and played a stellar game. They too were down ten points late in the fourth quarter and had a furious comeback led by Dana Savage who hit four three pointers in the quarter. The Guardians ended up winning the game 58-56. The Cheer Program traveled to Roseburg over the weekend and posted another great performance and continues to improve. The JV Team Stunt Team took first place and the Varsity squad posted their best score of the season and finished 6th in their division. According to the coaching staff, “the varsity division was by far the toughest they have been in all season and the squad continues to improve.” Great to Be A Guardian! To continue reading the Athletic Weekly, click here:

Athletic Schedule - Week of January 30

Click here to see the schedule for the week of January 30

Guardian Athletes-of-the-Week - Week of January 23

Read more about their accomplishments in the Athletic Weekly

Winter Athletic Media Guide

Check out the Winter Athletic Media Guide for Team Photos and links to Schedules and Rosters.
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Register now for Spring Sports! Current Registrations 137/450

Spring registration is open in FamilyID now for baseball, softball, tennis, golf, track and field and lacrosse! We currently have 137 Spring registrations. That number should grow to somewhere around 450 so we have a long way to go! Please register early as it helps out the Athletic Department and also lets the coaches know of intent to participate and gives them a way to communicate about practice days/times, tryouts, etc.

2023 IBW Men's Lacrosse Registration is OPEN!

Lacrosse is a Club sport open to players of all levels and experience. Information about the team and program can be found at or email Practices start Monday, February 27!

Registration is a 2-STEP process:

1. Club registration and payment. Payment plans are available. and click 'Register' in the upper right corner

Goalie's receive 50% discount!

2. Family ID - register player for 'Spring season' and complete all the waivers and submit current student physical.


CommuniCare Club Fundraiser

We are the CommuniCare Club at Ida B. Wells. We will be granting money to organizations that are local to the Portland area that focus on preserving natural areas and spreading environmental awareness. We believe supporting the environment will create a healthy community and a better future. We will focus on organizations that support the preservation and restoration of the environment as well as organizations that spread awareness and encourage activism. We would like to see less pollution in outdoor spaces, cleaner local waters, a safer city, and hope for the future of our planet.

Each dollar donated will be matched x10. Here is the link for people to donate online:

February 10 - Red Cross Club Blood Drive

Happy New Year! Start 2023 off right and please use the link below to sign up for our upcoming blood drive on Friday, February 10th at Ida B. Wells:

Club News

It's not too late to join a club and the start of 2nd semester is a great time to do so! Here is the list of all the available clubs 2022-2023 Clubs at Ida B Wells High School

For up-to-date information about club meetings and special events follow @idabwellsclubs on Instagram
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