Supporting PPS Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

FPPS is committed to increasing hands-on, rigorous opportunities in STEM for all Portland Public Schools students. It is critical to build interest and confidence in science early. We are working closely with PPS to support STEM curriculum development, purchase texts and supplies, and to create a mobile makerspace that will engage all elementary school students […]

Thank you Consigli Construction Co. for back to school supplies!

Thank you to Consigli Construction Co. for this thoughtful and generous donation!  25 new backpacks filled with school supplies like markers, colored pencils, notebooks, crayons, erasers, glue sticks, pencils, pencil cases, and child sized masks. Portland Public Schools will to distribute them to students in need as we start the new school year.

Step Up Award Winner: Didon Maombi Heri

Step Up Award Provides Financial Assistance to Portland High School Multilingual Student in the Make It Happen! Program The Foundation for Portland Public Schools is thrilled to announce Didon Maombi Heri as the latest Portland High School student chosen to receive the Step Up Award, now in its 4th year. The Step Up Award at […]

Thank you Eastpoint Christian Church

We’d like to thank Eastpoint Christian Church in South Portland for their unbelievably generous donation to the Families in Crisis Fund. They donated $23,500 from their Easter offering to support PPS students and families who are in homeless situations or who are at risk of becoming homeless. We will use this money to help pay […]

Video: National Award to Portland Public Schools’ Program “Make It Happen!”

The Portland Public Schools, with its Make It Happen! program, was announced as a Grand Prize winner in the National School Boards Association (NSBA) 2021 Magna Awards program. The below video was created to celebrate Make it Happen! and the accomplishments of all the multilingual students participating in the program.