The Family Focus Forum is happy to announce an exciting series of evening workshops aimed at supporting the families within our community and providing opportunities for developing and enhancing parenting skills and strategies.
These workshops feature some of our most popular presenters, coving the topics that our attendees have said they want!
- Wednesday, April 16 6:30-8:00 p.m.
- Where: Holcomb Elementary School, 14625 Holcomb Blvd. Oregon City, OR 97045
- Register Today!
- Thursday, April 17, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
- Where: Gardiner Middle School, 180 Ethel St., Oregon City, OR 97045
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- Wednesday, April 23 6:30-8:00 p.m.
- Where: McLoughlin, 19230 S. South End Road, Oregon City, OR 97045
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We are pleased to announce that Randy Nyquist has been selected to be the Head Football Coach at Oregon City High School. Nyquist brings to the school a fantastic attitude for building relationships along with an impressive career of accomplishments. He comes from West Albany High School where he has been the Head Football and Track Coach since 1999.
"We were looking for an experienced high school football coach with a track record of success", said Tom Lovell, Oregon City High School Principal. "We also wanted someone who understands that the players are students first."
After a rigorous selection process, Nathan Roedel was selected as the new CFO/Business Manager for Oregon City School District. Nathan comes from the Oregon Department of Education where he was a financial specialist. His previous experience includes over four years as the Director of Finance and Operations/CFO and two years as the Nutrition Services Director for Newberg School District, as well as over nine years as a data technician for Hillsboro School District's nutrition services department.
"I look forward to getting to know the culture and how we will work together to plan, shape and navigate the direction of OCSD," said Nathan Roedel. "I'm excited to be a contributing member of the highly effective team."
Oregon City School District is seeking nominations for the 2013-14 Teacher of Distinction and Employee of Distinction. The licensed and classified staff members will be honored at an upcoming event. Employees, parents and community members are encouraged to make nominations.
Nominees for 2013-14 will be selected from the following locations:
Teacher of Distinction - Elementary schools in the Ogden attendance area (Beavercreek, Holcomb, and Redland)
Employee of Distinction - Custodial/Maintenance Department.
The Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences (CAIS) and Oregon City School District were recently awarded $315,388 from the Oregon Career and Technical Education (CTE) Revitalization Grant. The funds will be used to revitalize a former shop space at the former Oregon City High School campus and to create NexGen Manufacturing, a student- run business.
“We are extremely pleased that CAIS, industry partners, Clackamas Community College and the District all came together to seek and be awarded these highly competitive grant funds”, said Larry Didway, Superintendent. “Courses created as a result of this grant will create a seamless career pathway leading to certifications for local high-wage and high demand jobs.”
The Oregon City Community Education (OCCE) program will also be enhanced due to this grant. OCCE will partner with CAIS to provide students access to the new equipment and provide science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) enrichment activities to students across the district.
“Oregon City has another gem to add to its high school programs,” said Ginger Redlinger, OCCE and STEM Program Administrator. “CAIS is revitalizing the machine shop, adding a fourth year of STEM courses, and preparing students for engineering degrees while providing business expertise.”
Oregon City School District has announced that Wes Rogers, the current CFO/Business Manager, will take over as the Director of Operations. Ted Thonstad, currently the Director of Operations, recently announced his plan to retire.
“I have greatly enjoyed my time as the Business Manager, but I’m excited about this new opportunity” said Rogers. “I will strive to provide great operations for our district that support our students, staff and community.”
The Operations Department is responsible for overseeing Nutrition Services, Facilities Services, Technology Services, Community Education and Transportation.
"I am confident that Wes will provide great leadership and strategic visioning for the Operations of the district,” said Larry Didway, Superintendent. “Wes has a long history of providing fantastic support and financial prudence.”
The district is currently seeking to fill the position of CFO/Business Manager. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for the position.
Director of Operations, Ted Thonstad, recently announced his retirement after 6 years of service to Oregon City Schools. In total he worked in education for over 12 years. When asked what he will miss the most his quick response was, “I will miss the outstanding group of administrators, supervisors, teachers, and support staff committed to the wonderful students of Oregon City”.
The list of projects that Mr. Thonstad helped with during his time in here is long. Two notable projects were the huge district wide energy conservation overhaul and the middle school reconfiguration. Working with building administrators, maintenance and custodial staffs Mr. Thonstad helped to implement a plan to greatly reduce energy consumption and save general fund dollars. The middle school reconfiguration required all teams to come together and create massive change in a very short period of time.
"Ted is ready for a new pace of life”, said Larry Didway, Superintendent. “Ted has been an incredible asset to the district. He is a dedicated public servant and devoted student advocate. No one could be more deserving of a retirement.”
Oregon City School District is an equal opportunity educator and employer.