Daily Announcements for:
Monday, December 5, 2016

Remember, the student store is open before school from 8:10-8:20 and after school from 3-3:10. You can spend either cash or your charger cards!

Attention all students! iPads should NOT be left in the cubbies outside the lunch room, and especially not on the ground. Even if you leave them in your binder, they can be stolen or stepped on. If your iPad disappears or is broken because you left it unsupervised during lunch, you are still responsible for the cost. Put your iPad in your locker before lunch!!

Students: When you are assigned detention by a classroom teacher, you will NOT receive a reminder slip. Please make sure to mark the date in your planner and attend. if you do not attend your assigned detention it COULD result in a referral and double detentions.

The All Star Game is cancelled for December 2nd, due to lack of interest and attendance.

Student Council we will meet Thursday from 3:05-3:45. Please be there we will be having officer elections!

As of today our Sparrow total is $1439.00. Parkrose we have completed 65.9 hours for Ben. We made a commitment for all of us to do one hour of community service to help Ben. For every hour completed $10 is placed in Ben's account. Vouchers are available in B203 any time. Be Sparrow Strong and spread a little kindness by helping someone out.

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Good Attendance
These kids didn't miss a day of school
Good attendance is critical for success in Middle School. You must be present to participate and learn! Chronic non-attendance is defined as attending school less than 90% of the time. If you miss more than 2 days of school a month, you are chronically absent! These students pictured attended school EVERY day this past school year. Work hard at ...
First MS AVID Dance
Making Friends at AVID Dance
Sixth graders make friends at their first AVID dance at Parkrose Middle School...
MS AVID Showcase
PMS Hosted a Fall and Spring AVID Showcase
This year Parkrose Middle School hosted a fall and spring AVID showcase where we had over 500 educators from around the state and the northwest visit our classrooms and see the great work that our teachers and students are doing on a daily basis. During these days our guests observed students and teachers hard at work using W.I.C.O.R. strategie...
Meet Our New Sparrow
Meet Ben, an adorable boy who needs our help.
Parkrose Middle School's 2016-2017 Sparrow is Benjamin Bobosky. He is an adorable 2 1/2 year old who has Spastic Quad Cerebral Palsy and needs our help. Ben's Story: When Benjamin was born premature at 31 weeks, he weighed only 3 pounds 2 ounces. On the first day of his life it was discovered that he had suffered a significant bra...
2016 Oregon MESA
Engineering Challenge at Portland State
A group of students participated in the 2016 Oregon MESA Engineering Challenge at Portland State University on May 20th. This year, the challenge was for students to design a prosthetic arm out of inexpensive materials that was powered by a small micro circuit board....
Socratic Seminars
Seventh grade Social Studies having a Socratic Seminar
Seventh grade Social Studies having a Socratic Seminar about a primary source document. Students were discussing if the source is credible for their research. The Socratic seminar is a formal discussion, based on a text, in which the leader asks open-ended questions. Within the context of the discussion, students listen closely to the co...
Willamette University Visit
Eighth grade AVID visiting Willamette University
Eight grade AVID visiting Willamette University following a tour of the Oregon State Capitol building. To enhance their understanding of the US government and Constitution, students visited the Capitol. Afterward, they toured Willamette University and had lunch on campus. It was a great experience to make their Humanities class come alive, visit a...
Pajama Fundraiser
Students wore pajamas to raise money for Sparrow.
Eighth graders wore pajamas to raise money for our Sparrow Abigail at Parkrose Middle School....
Collaborative Instruction
Teachers align their curriculum using assessment
During the school year our teachers spend time on Wednesday early release days working collaboratively to design instruction, align their curriculum and use results from student assessments to address areas for additional support and teaching. Some days we spend this time working by grade level and content departments and other days we s...
MS Sun Program Activities
Spring trimester was packed full with activities.
Spring trimester has been a successful one for the SUN Program at Parkrose with activities such as track and soccer being very popular. Regular favorites such as our VIBE Art and Guitar classes also did well. Thanks to everyone for a great Spring term and we are looking forward to the next academic year! ...