Cleveland High Schools newest principal, Jo Ann Wadkins, in front of Cleveland on freshmen registration day

Jo Ann Wadkins – Our Neighborhood Principal

August 29, 2020

On June 25 Cleveland High School announced their newest principal, Jo Ann Wadkins, after the resignat...

Cleveland's newest Principal, Jo Ann Wadkins, at Lincoln High School where she taught for fifteen years - credit PPS Admin Staff Bio

Cleveland High School Welcomes Jo Ann Wadkins as Newest Principal

June 25, 2020

Cleveland High School announced Jo Ann Wadkins as their new Principal starting in the 2020-21 school ...

Students while distance learning - Graphic by Stella Tinker

Distance Learning with the Cleveland Students

June 22, 2020

Over the past three months, students have accomplished something never seen before in education: a com...

Distance Learning with the Cleveland Staff

The tools of distance learning: Students had to have a computer in order to connect with their teachers and classmates once distance learning became mandated.

By Lena Tinker, Arts and Life Editor

June 11, 2020

Wednesday, June 10, marked the official end of distance learning in Portland Public Schools and in school di...

Matt Sten

Sten a finalist for OnPoint Credit Union Educator of the Year

May 28, 2020

Cleveland’s Matt Sten is one of two finalists for the Oregon-based OnPoint Credit Union educator o...

Senior Ruby Beard

IB Extended Essay Showcase

March 11, 2020

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

Interim Principal Paul Cook settles in to his old post

Principal Cook smiling at his desk

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...

Students Vote For Rose Festival Princess

Pearl Cook and Zoey Weesner at the Rose Princess Assembly

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...

Cleveland Speech And Debate Team Rich in Talent, but Short on Volunteers

By Sylvia Strupp, Reporter

January 7, 2020

Cleveland’s speech and debate team, the Cannibals, coached by John “Gonzo” Gonzales and Matthew Parker, has had no shortage of talent over the past decade. In the last eight years, the Cannibals have won six Oregon School Activities Association speech and debate titles. The team is comprised of three squads (two beginning se...

Updates on School Renovations

By Sylvia Strupp, Reporter

October 18, 2019

Most PPS students have heard of the School Improvement Project. It’s the initiative to modernize district schools, first funded in 2012. This project focuses on updating arts and science buildings and maximizing seismic safety and water quality. Grant High School, the third of the first three high schools to be modernize...

Peter Predisik, Michael-Ann Scardino-Moore, Lily Rayor, Paris Davis, and Ari Periche speaking at the student panel on May 1.

Addressing Hate Speech

May 24, 2019

In late April 2019, a cake decorated by two students in a Cleveland culinary class made headlines locally an...

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