OCSD Names Gary McCormick Interim Principal At John Mcloughlin Elementary

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

Upfront Newsletter Summer 2011

Download the UpFront Newsletter (PDF) which includes:

  • Reflecting on Education's Challenges and Successes, a message from the Superintendent
  • Jaimie Hays Hits the Target in JROTC
  • Oregon City Community Education Classes and Activities
  • New Faces in New Places
  • Foundation Sets Fundraisers
  • McLoughlin Students Serve Community, Honor Student
  • OCHS Senior Wins Ski Gold
  • JROTC Builds Better Citizens 
  • OC Schools Honored for AP Successes
  • School Directory and Calendar

UpFront Newsletter (PDF)

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Four Ochs Students Named 2012 National Merit Scholarship Scholars

Four Oregon City High School students met the requirements to enter the 2012 National Merit Scholarship program.

OCHS students Taylor Kerr, Nathaniel Meeker, Andrew Rondema and Melanie Yoshimura met the requirements. These high performers have shown outstanding achievement potential based on their score on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) test taken in their junior year of high school.

"Academically these 4 students are the best in the class of 2012. We are very, very proud of their accomplishments," said OCHS Principal Nancy Bush-Lange.

Oregon City School District Presents Annual Leadership and Professional Development Awards

Recently the Oregon City School District presented two annual awards chosen by administrators - the Jane Adrian Leadership Award & the Al Gallagher Professional Development Award.

OCHS secretary Linda Downs was named the recipient of the Jane Adrian Leadership Award.

"Linda has been Chairman of the Oregon City School District's Staff Development for years," reads her nomination. "[She] is one of the people this district can thank for the high level of expertise exhibited by our Classified Staff"

Maureen Davis, Ogden Middle School teacher and secondary literacy TOSA, was named the recipient of the Al Gallagher Professional Development Award.

OCHS English Teacher to Be Honored with Celebrate Literacy Award

Oregon City High School English Teacher and Literacy Coach Kathy Haynie has been named a Celebrate Literacy Award winner by the Portland Council of the International Reading Association.

"Our school chose literacy as the area we most wanted to improve 6 years ago," says OCHS Principal Nancy Bush-Lange. "Under the leadership of Kathy Haynie, we have excelled both in reading and writing. She is very, very deserving of the Celebrate Literacy award."

School Board Amends Calendar to Make Up for Snow Days, Final Day of School Changed

The Oregon City School Board approved adding two additional instructional days to the school calendar for this year at their regular meeting this week. The days serve to make up for instructional days students missed when school was cancelled for inclement weather in November & February.

Superintendent Roger Rada says that after taking five furlough days to help balance the district budget, the board felt that it was important to make up these two days rather than asking the state for a waiver.

The last day of school for kindergarteners will be June 13 and June 14th for all other grades.

If you have questions regarding the changes to the calendar year, please contact your child's school.

Oregon City School District is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Early Childhood Education and Child Care

School Supply Drive

Each year your donations to the KGW school supply drive helps our students get the supplies they need. Visit their website to learn more. 

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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