Download the UpFront Newsletter (PDF) which includes:
- Message from the Superintendent: State of the Schools: Strong and Future Focused
- Oregon City Pioneers Modern Kindergarten
- For Alan Rempel, Learning is a Chemical Reaction
- School Board Sets Lofty Goals for Students, District
- Family Focus Forum; Better Parenting, Happier Families
- Talented and Gifted Fair Inspires
- Oregon City High School, District, Test Scores Soar
- Oregon City Schools Ace New Reporting Requirements
- Future Focus Gives Freshmen Good Start
- Oregon City Community Education
- School Directory and Calendar
NOTE: The bar graph on the 6th page representing writing assessment for 4th and 7th grade is for the 2007-2008 school year. The 11th grade assessment numbers are for 2012 as stated in the title of the graph.
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At Gaffney Lane Elementary there is a heavily used trail path to school that would often get very muddy and wet. When Ryan Kozak, Oregon City High School student, heard about the trail and students arriving to school with wet and muddy feet, a community project idea was born. Ryan, a long time Boy Scout, has been involved in many community projects, but helping to improve the Gaffney Lane grounds would be his opportunity to take the lead.
He enlisted the help of fellow scouts and others from the community for his Eagle Scout project to improve the Gaffney Lane grounds. "It wasn't easy to put this project together, but well worth the time. I believe it serves a need in the community and will be used and appreciated for years to come," said Ryan. Under his leadership the trail path was greatly improved and a new park bench was added.
"Ryan and his troop did a great job on the path and bench. He provided a valuable and much appreciated service to Gaffney Lane and our community," said John Olson, Gaffney Lane Principal.
The World Affairs Council of Oregon selected Lynn Elliot of Jennings Lodge Elementary as their second annual K-12 Global Educator of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding teachers who take the initiative to incorporate global studies into their classroom.
Years ago, Lynn took a class at PSU that involved a trip to the Multicultural Resource Center where she met Karen Ettinger and learned about multicultural boxes that contained lesson plans, information and artifacts about a particular country. At first, Lynn was just excited about how she could use these materials and concepts in her own classroom, but then a bigger idea came to mind—Why not create a multicultural night to make global awareness a school-wide event?
The Oregon City School Board voted 5-2 to initiate the purchase of a 10.543 acre property located near Glen Oak Road because of its long term strategic value to the district. The property is adjacent to Oregon City High School, Clackamas Community College and an undeveloped city park.
Congratulations to the students, staff and communities of Beavercreek Elementary and the former Mt. Pleasant Elementary for receiving national recognition from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for working to improve student and staff wellness. Former President Bill Clinton honored Beavercreek Principal Scott Curtis and former Mt. Pleasant Principal Carol Kemhus with bronze status awards on behalf of both schools at a conference sponsored by the Alliance in Little Rock, Arkansas held October 20-22, 2012.
"I am proud of our schools in Oregon City working hard to provide PE activities and evaluating how we can provide healthy opportunities for our kids," Carol Kemhus said.
The report cards are designed to communicate and celebrate the many good things that are happening in schools. The report card may also assist in initiating discussions about areas targeted for improvement. Demonstrating that schools are accountable, the report card displays consistent and reliable information about academic achievement, attendance, graduation, participation, and student growth, in addition to key school statistics, demographics, and an overall rating. This will be the final year Oregon releases the current version of the school report cards. As part of the state’s federal flexibility waiver, the school report cards will be redesigned to provide better information to parents and communities on how our students, schools, and districts are doing.
- Oregon City High School
- Gardiner Middle School
- Ogden Middle School
- Beavercreek Elementary School
- King Elementary School
- McLoughlin Elementary School
- Springwater K-8 Charter School
View the district report card (PDF) to see all school ratings in the district.
Recently, staff from around the district organized into teams to compete in a kickball tournament. The event took place at the John McLoughlin field and provided a great opportunity for staff to "kick off" the new school year. Everyone that attended had a great time and the Oregon City Service Learning Academy team earned bragging rights for the year by winning the tournament.
Special thanks to:
- Lynn Barry for organizing the event
- Todd Kemhus for setting up the fields
- Cameron Seward, Bjorn Fernaeus, Bud Nodurft and Travis Nodurft for all the great photos
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