Benson Polytechnic High School Alumni Association

Portland Public Schools should raise cap on Benson High enrollment: Agenda 2013

The Oregonian’s Editorial Board is the latest to join the growing refrain, calling for Benson’s enrollment cap to be re-examined.  You can read the full article here: Portland Public Schools should raise cap on Benson High enrollment: Agenda 2013  

Benson Polytechnic: Limited By District, Desired By Students, Employers

OPB’s Rob Manning has filed a report which further examines the enrollment cap placed on Benson by PPS.  You can read the report here or listen to it below:

A letter from Dale Jensen ’45

The following letter was sent to Principal Campbell from Dale Jensen ’45 earlier this year. He gave us permission to republish it here: —————————————————————- To: Principal, Benson Polytechnic High School From: Dale Jensen Subject: Benson Alumni Success Dear Principal, I … Continue reading

BPHSAA Chairman speaks out against enrollment caps

BPHSAA Chairman, Rob Johns ’77, recently toured Benson with OPB Radio’s Rob Manning and Principal Carol Campbell to see the effects that the 2-year old enrollment cap have had on Benson’s programs.  You can listen to Rob Manning’s report here: … Continue reading

Celebrate 90 years of KBPS

When: Saturday, March 23rd from 5-7pm Where: KBPS Building (map) More details to come. If you interested in helping to plan the event, contact Kevin Flink

Benson Freshmen lose 868 pounds

More great news about the positive difference Benson’s increased focus on health and wellness is making in the lives of its students.  KGW News recently filed this report:

Tech Show featured on KGW-TV with Drew Carney

Watch this great segment where Drew Carney previewed this year’s Tech Show by assisting in the foundry.

Class of 1983 – 30 year

The class of ’83 has a great Facebook group setup that is in the process of organizing the upcoming reunion.  You can find it here: If you don’t use Facebook, you can email your contact information to John Olson … Continue reading

Portland Tribune features KBPS

The Portland Tribune recently featured an interview with Kevin Flink, longtime Benson radio instructor and current KPBS operations manager.  The article has a great summary of all the positive changes Flink has instituted since his return.  You can read more … Continue reading

OIT and Benson form partnership

The pathway to quality technical careers became a little more clear last Friday.  On February 1st, the leaders of Benson High School and the Oregon Institute of Technology entered into a partnership that will provide a multitude of new opportunities … Continue reading