Welcome To Portola Middle School  -  Character Counts at Portola -- Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship
Friday, October 24, 2014
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
I am honored and proud to be the principal of Portola Middle School snd Highly Gifted Magnet. Portola Middle School maintains high expectations of our students, faculty and staff. Students are provided with an academically rigorous, challenging, and enriched learning environment. The excellent teaching staff strives to provide students with a nurturing classroom environment, which allows for positive student/teacher interactions and connections. Students are taught how to develop and use critical thinking and analyzing skills, and are encouraged to express themselves.
Parents are encouraged to be active participants in their children’s lives and education. Parents are asked to review their child’s Portola Middle School Agenda Book on a daily basis. Parents are encouraged to monitor their children’s progress by contacting teachers by phone, email, or scheduling conferences, in addition to attending Friends of Portola meetings, Open House, and Back to School Night. Grade reports are generated every 5 weeks to keep parents abreast of their children’s grades, work habits, cooperation and attendance.
Portola Middle School teachers motivate students to want to learn, excel and succeed. This is evident in our successful increase in API and AYP scores through recent years. Our outstanding Highly Gifted Magnet, GATE/Gifted program, award winning drama, music, drill team and leadership program, and culturally diverse student population makes Portola Middle School a positive, safe, and committed student oriented learning environment.
As principal, my goals are to provide our students with the necessary tools to be productive, successful, and life-long learners, and be trustworthy, compassionate and tolerant to all. Through intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, Portola Middle School students learn how to open doors through education and success, which will allow them the ability to pursue their own future goals and dreams and turn them into realities.
Dr. Stephanie McClay
© Gaspar De Portola Middle School, 18720 Linnet Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
Phone: (818) 654-3300 - Fax: (818) 996-0292
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