Principal's Message

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,

Welcome to another exciting year at Portola Middle School! As we embark on this new journey together, I am filled with gratitude and enthusiasm for the opportunities that lie ahead. I want to extend a warm welcome to our returning students, and an even warmer one to those joining our Matador family for the first time. We are thrilled to have each and every one of you with us.

Together, we form a diverse and vibrant community where all student’s unique talents and strengths are celebrated. We firmly believe that each one of you has the potential to achieve greatness, and our dedicated team of teachers and staff is here to help you unlock that potential.

As we embrace the new school year, we want to emphasize the importance of collaboration and partnership. We believe that strong communication between school and home is key to your child's success. Parents and guardians, your active involvement in your child's education is invaluable. We invite you to attend school events, participate in parent-teacher conferences, and engage with us through our various platforms. Together, we can create a supportive network that nurtures our students' growth.

To our Matadors, I encourage you to dream big, set ambitious goals, and never give up on your aspirations. Every challenge you encounter is an opportunity to learn and grow. Our teachers and staff are here to guide and support you every step of the way.

At Portola Middle School, we are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all. Let us celebrate our differences and learn from one another, making our school a place where everyone feels valued and appreciated.

Throughout the year, we will offer a range of academic, cultural, and extracurricular opportunities to help you explore your interests and discover new passions. Together, we will learn, create, and share memorable experiences that will shape us as individuals and strengthen our school community.

I am excited about the year ahead, and I am confident that, together, we will make it a remarkable one. Let us celebrate our achievements, overcome challenges, and grow as a community.

Thank you for entrusting us with your child's education. Let's make this an outstanding year!

Warmest regards,

David Mannen

Dave Mannen

Principal, Portola Middle School