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PPS Schools To Close A Week Early For Spring Break Due To Coronavirus

By Sam Peterson, Reporter

March 13, 2020

Portland Public Schools shut down classes early for spring break, capping a whirlwind week of closures and cancellations due to fears of the coronavirus spreading, according to an announcement made the evening of March 12. Students in the district, including Cleveland, are off from school starting Monday, March 16 until Wednesd...

COVID-19 Virus Impacting Lives at Cleveland

By Ally Keefe, Reporter

March 11, 2020

The virus COVID-19, which originated in Wuhan, China, has begun to impact life in Oregon as the virus spreads throughout the world. Events locally are being canceled, and while schools are not seeing a large drop in attendance, health officials are closely monitoring those infected in efforts to try to keep the deadly virus...

IB Extended Essay Showcase

IB Extended Essay Showcase

March 11, 2020

Wednesday, Feb. 4 marked the annual tradition of Cleveland High School’s IB Extended Essay showcase.  ...

What’s Cookin’ : March Edition

What’s Cookin’ : March Edition

By Lena Tinker, Arts&Life Editor

March 9, 2020

“What’s Cookin” is our newest monthly column in which your Clarion staff will share old and new re...

Zoey Weesner crowned Rose Festival Princess

March 4, 2020

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Interim Principal Paul Cook settles in to his old post

Interim Principal Paul Cook settles in to his old post

By Nate Davis, Reporter

March 4, 2020

Leo Lawyer shocked the school by announcing his sudden resignation during a staff meeting held before sch...

U.S. Students Fall Behind International Assessment

By Sylvia Strupp, Reporter

March 4, 2020

In the few weeks since Dec. 3, US news outlets were reporting dire news over the future of our students. The reason? An international test showed that US students scores were plateauing and the economic class gap in scores had widened. A little over a year ago, students around the world were given a test called the Progr...

Cleveland’s Hall Of Fame Welcomes New Members

Cleveland’s Hall Of Fame Welcomes New Members

March 4, 2020

Cleveland welcomed five new inductees, along with an entire team, to its 27-year-old Mel Krause Athl...

An Early Look At Cleveland’s Future Face

By Sylvia Strupp, Reporter

March 2, 2020

The Cleveland remodel project is taking its first steps, and revealed the conceptual renderings of what the high school could look like at its Conceptual Master Planning Committee meeting on Dec. 9 in the library. The committee outlined in this conceptual stage that they are working out the loose, bare design of the school, ...

Students Vote For Rose Festival Princess

Students Vote For Rose Festival Princess

By Yanling Joslin, Reporter

February 27, 2020

It’s that time of year when schools in the greater Portland metro area choose  young women to represe...

New Safety Measures

By Rael Wendrow, Reporter

February 14, 2020

Prior to winter break, everyone has seen men in orange installing speakers around the school. They’ve been placed in the hallways, auditorium, cafeteria, and even the bathrooms in order to help alert students and staff for emergencies, drills and announcements outside of the classroom. “One of the challenges that we have right ...

Principal Lawyer Resigns

By Patrick Brown, reporter

February 12, 2020

Leo Lawyer, Cleveland High School’s principal, announced his resignation today, ending a brief tenure at the Southeast Portland high school. Lawyer, hired in June, 2019 from Neah-Kah-Nie Middle School, announced his resignation via letter Wednesday morning. While he didn’t give an explicit reason for the resignation, he expr...

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