Demo Family Memo 2.3.2023
Weekly News from Jefferson High School Middle College
Jefferson High School-Mission
Message from the Principal
Its once again a GREAT WEEK TO BE A DEMO!!!!! There are so many things to celebrate in our community, but none more important than BLACK HISTORY MONTH! We will have celebrations district-wide and at Jefferson, where we will uplift and celebrate the hard-work that our Black Ancestors have done for our community.
We hope to see you at our upcoming events! Please review the information within this weeks newsletter!
DEMOS I SAY!!!!!!!!
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This Week's Schedule and Upcoming Events
February 6 A Day
January 7 B Day
February 8 A Day Flex, PTSA Meeting Blazer Room (Commercial Street Side)
February 9 B Day Flex
February 10 All 8 Day
Looking ahead: No school for students on Friday, February 17 and Monday, February 20th.
Stars of Jefferson: Black Shines Brighter
Our Black Student Union is hosting the opening reception with food, performances and music on Friday, February 3rd 5-7pm
Student artwork will be on display February 3-11
Credit Recovery, Saturday School Sign Ups
Students who did not not complete coursework for semester one, but are near completion, will be invited to participate in Credit Recovery at Jefferson High School. Jefferson teachers will support students Saturdays in February and March to finish semester criteria. We will host Credit Recovery On Saturday, February 25th, March 4th, and March 11th from 9-12:00. Sign ups and information to follow.
Portland Evening Scholars, Spring Sign Up
Classes will be held at the following schools: ● Franklin HS ● Grant HS ● Alliance HS (Kenton Campus) ● McDaniel HS ● Roosevelt HS
For more information contact: The Portland Evening Scholars office at 503-916-5720 or Emily Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org (school counselor) or contact Jefferson School Counselor's Sean Betker, email@example.com or Anya Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday Student Flex: Hosted by Multnomah County Library
Jefferson Redesign: Design Advisory Group Application Deadline (TODAY)
Application process for the Jefferson Design Advisory Group closing soon!
PPS is looking for volunteers to join the Jefferson High School Design Advisory Group (DAG). The Jefferson High School Design Advisory Group will meet every 6 weeks for approximately six months and will include members representing students, teachers, alumni, industry professionals, parents, school programs, potential site partners, school administration and a school board representative.
To apply click here For more information visit the Jefferson Modernization Webpage and check out the Jefferson DAG info sheet.
Applications will close on February 3rd at the end of the day.
DAG members perform in an advisory role only. Decisions on project details are the responsibility of the Office of School Modernization in collaboration with other District leadership.
Students seen in violation will be asked to immediately remedy the situation or asked to leave for the day. Please review the following pictures below
Lacrosse Opportunity and Athletic Updates February 6-12th
Want to play lacrosse? All prospective players from McDaniel, Jefferson, Benson, and Roosevelt High Schools interested in playing lacrosse are invited to join Grant High School girls’ lacrosse. No experience necessary. Check out our website https://ggl.grantgirlslacrosse.org for all things lax!
General informational meeting is Feb. 7th at 6:00 at Grant High School: lower commons.
Middle College Updates
Textbooks for winter term are now available. Please check with Middle College coordinators for details. If your student has textbooks from previous terms, please return them to the Middle College office.
Students should be following their PCC schedule on flex days.
PCC Middle College Office is now open on Fridays, 9am-4pm
Tutoring at Jefferson
3:45 – 4:45
MONDAYS: Spanish B32, English and Social Studies C10
WEDNESDAYS: Math B33
THURSDAYS: Math B33
Questions? Talk to Mr. Causey in c4 or email@example.com
School Social Worker
Kiante Holmes (she/her)
(call or text)
Anya Hall (A-J)
Grades 9-12 Last Names A-J
971-231-9308 (call or text)
Sean Betker (K-Z)
Grades 9-12 Last Names K-Z
(971)231-9316 (call or text)
- There are several way to excuse your student’s attendance:
Leave a message on our Attendance Line! 503-916-5180
Send your student with a note
For all day Attendance, excuse it using Parentvue!
SUN School and SEI
After school Programing @SEI Center Monday & Wednesday 4pm-7pm transportation provided
After school SUN SCHOOL Programing Tuesdays and Thursdays at Jefferson firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
- 9th - Kizzy Nash email@example.com
- 10th - May Patten firstname.lastname@example.org, Leander Barney Leanderb@selfenhancement.org
- 11th - Ebony Sims email@example.com, Tyler Brown firstname.lastname@example.org, Andre Conroy email@example.com
- 12th - Kirsten Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org , Justin Johnson email@example.com
Parent Coordinators: Vanessa McGee firstname.lastname@example.org Kristen Wildanen Kristenw@selfenhancement.org , Raul Velasquez email@example.com
Program Manager: Marcus White Marcus@selfenhancement.org cell (503-891-1266)