Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences High School (CAIS) students are doing volunteer work on a variety of projects throughout our community. Mr. Semrad’s Sustainability Science Project Class worked with SOLV on Goat Island. Last Friday the CAIS Green Team volunteered after school at King Elementary: Dakota Eells, Roman Crone, Jacob Eells, Wyatt Edwards, Hunter Edwards, Gabe Crone, Hank Kelly, and Wade Mitchell. Cody Keith’s science project is redesigning King Elementary rainwater collection system. If approved, Cody will manage the project that the entire class will construct!
CAIS students Ivan Eells, Mason Fraser, Linn Points, and Hank Kelley volunteered at the request of CAIS volunteer Dave Akers to help deliver 5,900 food items to the Molalla Food Pantry. The Molalla area has the highest unemployment in the county and many families need help with food every week. Several CAIS students work part time in Molalla. Dave Akers was a personal finance guest speaker last year and encouraged students to get involved and make a difference. In addition, Suz Maus in the Community Education Office helped the group contact Grocery Outlet so items could be purchased in bulk, which increased the total number of items donated to three different local food banks. All told the group behind the effort raised enough money in a month to provide over 10,000 items to local food banks!
The Oregon City School Board supports the efforts of the CLASS Project Design Team, but regrets that it was unable to reach agreement with the federal government on a way to utilize grant funds. Leaving a five-year 2.54 million dollar grant was a difficult decision. Not all stakeholders will agree with it. However, supporting proven strategies to increase student achievement will continue to be the focus in Oregon City. A new evaluation system for teachers and administrators is only one example of the strong work generated by this grant that will carry on.
Extended Day is an after school program that is a great option for working families that would otherwise need a daycare service. Extended Day offers students field trips, arts and crafts, enrichment classes, homework club and sport and games and serves students from the time school is out until 6pm.
All elementary schools have an extended day program. Please note Jennings Lodge and Candy Lane students are transported to Holcomb and Mt. Pleasant students to King.
Download the UpFront Newsletter (PDF) which includes:
- A Message from the Superintendent
- Success for All Special Education
- Gary McCormick to Helm McLoughlin Elementary
- Four OCHS Students Earn National Merit Honors
- Schools Fight Summer Reading Loss
- Overhauling OCSLA: Learning for Life
- Building Better Readers
- Raising the Rigor: Meeting Higher Reading Standards
- School Directory and Calendar
View Community Education classes online, with online registration!
Health Care is available through the Healthy Kids Program for any child or teen without coverage.
A student entering kindergarten needs: DTaP (Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis): 5 doses, Polio: 4 doses, Varicella (chicken pox): 1 dose, Measles: 2 doses, Mumps: 1 dose, Rubella: 1 dose, Hepatitis B: 3 doses, new requirement Hepatitis A: 2 doses.
Children that are 5 years old on or before September 1 can enter kindergarten. Children that are 6 years old by September 1 can enter into first grade. For more information visit the enrollment page.
The school supply page has a list from each elementary and middle school.
All general school information is posted on the schools page.
Oregon City School District has named retired district administrator, Gary McCormick, as interim principal at John McLoughlin Elementary beginning July 1, 2011. The current principal, Carol Sanders, will become the district's Director of School Improvement following the retirement of Roberta Herndon.
"Gary McCormick is an asset to the community and our district," said Superintendent Larry Didway. "He has continued his relationship with our schools since his retirement as a mentor for new teachers and administrators, and I know the McLoughlin community will warmly welcome him and benefit from his leadership."
McCormick served as principal at Redland Elementary School prior to his retirement in 2006. He was superintendent of the Redland School District until its merger with Oregon City School District in 1994. McCormick is currently a mentor for new administrators through the Clackamas County Mentor Consortium and a math instructor for Clackamas Community College
Oregon City School District is an equal opportunity educator and employer.