The Oregon City School District recently recognized its 2009 Teacher and Classified Employee of Distinction.
Teacher of Distinction: Lisa Normand, Ogden Counselor
Classified Employee of Distinction: Dorothy Pence, Ogden Instructional Assistant.
Congratulations to both Lisa and Dorothy!
Pictured, from left: Lisa Normand, Ogden Principal John Olson, Dorothy Pence.
Nominees are selected from employee groups on a rotating basis each year. This year, representatives were chosen from instructional assistants and Ogden Middle School.
Clackamas Community College has partnered with the Oregon City Service Learning Academy to provide students the opportunity to earn college credit for their internship participation hours. Students must register through CCC, complete an online application identifying the Oregon Skill Sets to be achieved, complete sixteen hours of career preparation coursework, and maintain weekly log sheets that specify skills learned and hours spent at their internship site. Students have the opportunity to earn up to twelve credits per year, at no charge to the student. For the first semester, a total of thirty-nine OCSLA students applied for CCC credit. Together they participated in 2635 internship hours and a total of seventy-eight credits were earned. David Blessman, CCC Career and Resource Center Department Chair, presented each student with a certificate of credit earned.
Recently the Oregon City Robotics team competed in Seattle at the Microsoft Regional Tournament. This was the largest Regional in the US this year, with 64 teams from Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, New Hampshire, Florida, Canada, and one all the way from Istanbul, Turkey.
Oregon City managed to secure their spot as one of the top 6 teams to advance to the World Finals by winning the coveted Engineering Inspiration award. This award Celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community. Which once again shows, it's not about the robot, but how wonderful a team we have, that gets us to the World Finals.
We will be leaving on April 14th and returning on April 20th from Atlanta,GA. We have lots to get done between now and then, like raising $30,000 so everyone can make it for flights, hotel, transportation, meals, parts, marketing materials and shipping costs. Everything needs to get booked this week, so hopefully so we can get rooms and flights first.
Download the UpFront Newsletter below which includes:
- Looking Forward, a Message from the Superintendent
- Easterly Earns National Certification
- Extreme Makeover: Redland Library Edition
- Going Green to Save Some Green
- Jennings Lodge Wins State Achievement Award
- Support Students: Come to the Auction
- Oregon City Schools Foundation 10th Annual Auction and Social Donation Form
- School Directory and Calendar
Also just released is the Community Education Schedule for Spring 2009, which can now be accessed online including online enrollment at activityreg.com
Oregon City School Board Ratifies Contract Agreement & Calendar Adjustments to Help Offset Shortfall
At the last session the Oregon City School Board approved an agreement with teachers, classified staff and administrators that will reduce salaries by five days this year as a cost saving measure to offset lower than anticipated state funding
The contract modifications negotiated with the Oregon School Employees Association and the Oregon City Education Association will result in a 2.6% pay cut for teachers and similar reductions for administrators and classified staff resulting in $1.1 million savings for the district. The contract modifications directly offset reductions to school funding announced by Governor Kulongoski in November.
In reducing five days, the district will not make up three snow days from December and the two other days will be negotiated: one a teacher in-service day and one an instructional day.
"These are difficult times for Oregon families and Oregon schools," said Superintendent Roger Rada. "We greatly appreciate the cooperation of our employees in making these reductions."
He adds that the agreement illustrates the extent the district, OCEA and OSEA are willing to work together to solve the shortfall while focusing on student learning.
Personnel contract modifications are being negotiated across the state as school districts scramble to reduce expenditures as resources dwindle. Amid declining enrollment and reduced state funding, the Oregon City School District is facing a shortfall of more than $6 Million dollars for the 2009-10 school year.
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Download the Upfront Newsletter below which includes:
- State of the Schools, a Message from the Superintendent
- School Report Cards put Oregon City at the Head of the Class
- A Message from the Oregon City Schools Foundation
- Best of Times, Worst of Times
- Oregon City Schools Partner to Keep Students Safe
- Students Can Attend College at Oregon City High School
- Positive Behavior Supports Pave the Way to Better Achievement
- Family Focus Forum, A Helpful Confab for Parents
- How Did They Do That? High School Scores Soar
- and a School Directory and Calendar
Also just released is the Community Education Schedule for Winter 2008, which can now also be accessed online including online enrollement at activityreg.com
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