Scott Curtis, 39, has been named the new principal of Beavercreek Elementary School. Curtis comes to Beavercreek from St. Helens Middle School, where he was principal. Prior to that he was the assistant principal at McBride Elementary School in St. Helens. He has taught science, math and physical education at several schools in Oregon and California and was a youth pastor at Northside Community Church in Newberg. He earned a BS in physical education teaching from George Fox University in 1991 and returned there for his MAT in elementary education which he earned in 1994. He and his wife are the proud parents of three.
"I'm really looking forward to getting to know the families of Beavercreek and continuing the great work that was being accomplished under (retiring principal) Roberta's (Stennick's) leadership" Curtis says.
Thank you to local businesses for their support!!
This year's classes were held at the Jackson Campus and included trainings on Playground Hazard Assessment, General Hazard Assessment, First Aid/CPR, Fall Protection, Confined Space, Asbestos Awareness, Lockout/Tagout, Hazard Communication, Blood borne Pathogens, HVAC Systems, Floor Cleaning and Floor Waxing. There was also a customer service class presented by Clackamas Community College. The custodial training classes this year were a great success, with help from some very generous donations from the following local businesses.
Mazatlan Restaurant - Oregon City
Haggens - Oregon City
The Grocery Outlet - Oregon City
Shari's Restaurant - Oregon City
Subway - Oregon City
The Olive Garden - Clackamas
Winchell's - Gladstone
Sodexho - School Nutrition Services Program
Thank you to everyone who helped make our training classes a success!!
New insurance plans have been selected for all current and retired staff! Please review the new plans and start to think about which option you will want. Open enrollment will start August 18, 2008 and will conclude September 12, 2008. Workshops will be offered in August and September.
To see the plans visit the new Insurance page.
Oregon City Service Learning Academy, a district operated charter high school, is now accepting applications for the 2008-09 school year.
Download the Newsletter below which includes:
- Physical education is one key to wellness
- Message from the Superintendent
- Improved Technology boost learning
- Charter Schools expand learning options
- Oregon City Service Learning Academy forges community ties
- New show wows Oregon City Viewers
- Safety First: children's well-being is a top priority
- School Directory and Calendar
Also just released is the Community Education schedule for Summer 2008
Oregon City Destination Imagination (DI) Teams Score Big! Redland Elementary and Ogden Middle School both sent DI teams to the state tournament at OSU on April 5th. Both teams placed 2nd in their divisions and the Ogden team will compete in the Global Finals at the University of Tennessee in May with 1000 teams from across the US and 20 other countries.
DI is a critical thinking and creative problem solving program that has two components: (1) performing a long-term challenge with many complex components and (2) solving an instant improv-style challenge. Ogden chose "Hit or Myth" for their long problem and used the scientific process to determine if a myth could be true or not. They decided on: Can bananas from Costa Rica cause a flesh eating disease? They did actual research at PSU's microbiology lab. This was the third year for the Ogden team to work together and their success shows well-tuned critical thinking skills, creativity and teamwork! Good luck in Tennessee! (Students of all ages are eligible to join new DI teams in September.
Contact Becky Taylor at (503) 785-8510 for details about fall informational meetings.
Oregon Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Presentation at Gardiner Middle School April 22, 2008
The Task Force for Oregon Internet Crimes Against Children will be presenting tonight, Tuesday, April 22, at 6 PM at Gardiner Middle School in the cafeteria. We are really lucky to have these experts here, especially with the increase in misuse of cell phones, Myspace and the internet. We look forward to seeing you tonight!
Who should attend: Parents and Guardians in the Oregon City School District.
Oregon City School District is an equal opportunity educator and employer.