School News

  • Wilson Leadership Students – On Monday, February 24, Schools Committee members met with three Wilson leadership students to firm up the SWNI/Wilson connection.  Wilson students need community support on projects that focus on schools.  A major project is raising funds for the Community Transitional School through a variety of events, and they want to expand this to the larger community.  Students will come to the March SWNI Board meeting to discuss their projects and the SWNI/Wilson connection  There will be Wilson students helping with the May 10 community cleanup.  They are also available to come to your NA meeting to talk about their experiences and learn about the neighborhood.  Their talks are timely and frank, sharing refreshing viewpoints you probably haven’t heard before.  Are there neighborhood projects needing student support?  Call Will Fuller at 503-764-5501 or email schools@swni.org for more information or to schedule Wilson student appearances.
  • State of SWNI-area Schools – At our March 20 meeting, we will discuss findings from our survey on program changes based on current funding and other resources for this year compared to last year.  Wilson HS’s new principal, Brian Chatard, will join us to share what’s new at Wilson and to put an on-the-ground perspective to the discussion.  All are welcome at that meeting.
  • How does the new teacher’s contract affect SWNI-area schools? The committee will review the new teacher contract, and the impact of changes like 150 new teachers and longer school years on our local schools.

Next meetingThursday, March 20, 2014, 7 to 9 PM at Room 4, Multnomah Center 7688 SW Capitol Hwy at 31st.