December - 2021
Quarter 2 Midterms are December 10 & Semester 1 ends January 27 (students earning final grades/credits). If students are not passing a class going into Winter Break, we are encouraging them to communicate with teachers about what work to prioritize completing during their 2 week break from school.
Forecasting is Coming!
In the next couple weeks we'll be sharing our electronic course guide & information about classes so students can start reviewing their choices for next year. In January we will share information, videos & instructions with students & families to make forecasting decisions. Stay tuned!
Noticing My Emotions Tool
The Noticing My Emotions tool is for students and their adults to:
Identify how they look and/or feel when experiencing different emotions
Have both students and their adults identify self-regulation “resiliency” tools to use to help students return to calm.
Mental Health Supports
College & Career
Welcome to NEW College Coordinator
College Applications & MaiaLearning
Maia will be used to track ALL college applications and is the portal for sending all associated documents to colleges (transcripts, school reports & letters of recommendation).
If you need assistance accessing your parent account, please reach out to your student's school counselor. Please review these Maia Learning instructions on how seniors should be using the tool to make their applications go smoothly.
Counselors & our College Coordinator will be visiting seniors in Government & Senior Inquiry classes Friday, Dec. 3. We'll be meeting with all students who have yet to complete their FAFSA/ORSAA or share their post-HS plans. If students are prepared with the needed info (SSN & tax info) we are able to help them complete their financial aid forms.
Students who demonstrate the following will be competitive:
- Leadership potential
- Outstanding character
- Service to community
- Responsibility & strong work ethic
- Commitment to education
Application closes March 1st.
Black United Fund Scholarships
The Black United Fund of Oregon (BUF) offers scholarships for students ranging from high school freshmen to undergraduate college students.
Students applying to the following colleges & who identify as a student of color should apply by January 31, 2022.
Lewis & Clark
University of Portland
Oregon Community Leadership Scholarship
The Harrington Family Foundation supports local student leaders by funding the Oregon Community Leadership Scholarship.
- Focused on community involvement vs. academic or athletic performance
- $4,000, renewable for 4 years
Deadline March 18, 2022.
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
Come learn about the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber's 2022 scholarship.
An invitation for all Latino Seniors in Oregon & SW Washington to attend a virtual info session to learn more about scholarship requirements, evaluation, process, and more!
Students should register for one of the following sessions:
MLK Essay Contest
PPS Seniors are invited to compete in the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ESSAY CONTEST.
Scholarships awarded to help defray the cost of college tuition & books.
Submission Deadline Jan. 6, 2022
- 1st Place $1000
- 2nd Place $750
- 3rd Place $500