Pete Danner Selected as the Next Principal at Ogden Middle School

Oregon City, Oregon–June 26, 2014–We are very excited to welcome Pete Danner as the new Ogden Middle School Principal at Oregon City School District. Danner comes to us from the Salem-Keizer School District where he has been a middle school administrator for the past ten years, serving as principal of both Claggett Creek Middle School and, most recently, Walker Middle School.

Mr. Danner is an experienced middle school leader recognized for creating strong relationships with students and staff as well as closing the achievement gap at both Claggett Creek and Walker middle schools.

“Mr. Danner’s experience and leadership are exactly what Ogden needs to stay on course as well as look to the future for continued growth and improvement,” said Chris Mills, Human Resources Director.

Danner’s references all describe him as a strong collaborative leader with a deep understanding of research-based instructional practices. He believes that the student is the central mission of the school. "I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to make a difference with students in my own community, and am looking forward to working parents and staff," said Mr. Danner.

Expanded Summer Camp Options Available Through Community Education

With the growing success of the Summer Adventure Camp offered by Oregon City Community Education, this year they are able to offer more trips and even more adventures.

New this summer year are day camps for middle school aged youth students. Additionally daily, weekly, monthly and full summer options are available for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade age-level students providing a fantastic and affordable alternative to traditional summer childcare.

Student campers will have a great time and stay socially engaged while learning new fun and useful skills.

Details

  • Who: Infants, Toddlers, Kindergarten-5th Grade Students, and 6-8th grade Students
  • When: June 16-August 22
  • Hours: Weekdays between 7am - 6pm
  • Where: Summer Camp Headquarters, Eastham Community School, 1404 7th St., Oregon City, 97045

Costs

Note: All options include nutritious snacks and lunch.

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

  • Weekly Rate: $200 (Buy 9 weeks, get 10th week free)
  • Daily Rate: $45 Monday-Thursday, $65 Friday (field trip day)

Pre-Kindergarten ages 4 and 5

  • Monthly Rate: $375-700 per month depending on childcare needs

Infant Care Camp

  • Daily Rate: $45

6th - 8th Grade Students

Call 503-785-8520 (press 0) to register today.

Space is limited, and camp fills up fast, register today! Unfortunately, due to the high popularity and current capacity, drop-ins are not available.

Additional Information about the camp, field trips and dates can be found online

Cyndi Panko Selected as the Next Director of Special Services

Cyndi Panko has been selected as the new Director of Special Services for Oregon City School District. Cyndi comes to us from the North Clackamas School District. Her previous experience includes seven years as a School Psychologist in the Sherwood School District and nine years as a School Psychologist and Coordinator of Special Services in North Clackamas.

While in North Clackamas, Cyndi provided oversight, direction, and coordination of special education services to eleven schools, interviewed and hired all the district’s new school psychologists, conducted multiple staff trainings, and ensured compliance of special education process and law.

Randy Nyquist Selected as the Next Oregon City High School Head Football Coach

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."

Nathan Roedel Selected as the New Chief Financial Officer / Business Manager

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."

Teacher of Distinction and Employee of Distinction

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.


Nomination Form (PDF)

Oregon City Schools Receives Large Grant to Extend Hands-on Learning

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 is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Early Childhood Education and Child Care

School Supply Drive

Each year your donations to the KGW school supply drive helps our students get the supplies they need. Visit their website to learn more. 

In The News

"High School students in the Oregon City School District continued to outperform statewide averages for math, science and reading"
Oregon City 2013 test scores: Schools outperform state averages. The Oregonian

"The nonprofit group Earth Crusaders and the Oregon City School District teamed up under an Oregon City Metro Enhancement Grant to improve their town." Earth Crusaders, school district beautify OC. Clackamas Review

"An independent national study compares school districts across Oregon and the nation for efficient cost management and effectiveness in student achievement."  Oregon City School District Gets Top Rating for Effective, Efficient schools

"They point to places such as Oregon City, where nearly every student demonstrates an ability to write cogently and correctly" The Writing Imperative. The Oregonian

"Once again, Oregon City and Forest Grove high schools posted much higher passing rates on the math exam than schools with far fewer minority and low-income students"  Test scores show Oregon high schoolers lost ground in writing, math and science. The Oregonian

 

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