New Principal Named for Beavercreek Elementary School

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.

Custodial Training Classes A Success

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 Employee Insurance Plans Selected

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 Now Accepting Applications

Oregon City Service Learning Academy, a district operated charter high school, is now accepting applications for the 2008-09 school year.

UpFront Newsletter Summer 2008

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

UpFront Newsletter Summer 2008 (PDF)

Community Education Summer 2008 (PDF)

Oregon City Destination Imagination Teams Score Big!

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.

For more information visit Destination ImagiNation,
Oregon Destination ImagiNation
and Ogden's DI Team

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.

Early Childhood Education and Child Care

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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