In conjunction with the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce's upcoming Community Service Awards Luncheon, the Oregon City School District will honor two of its own for excellence in the classroom and beyond. This year's awards were announced at the District's March Board meeting last week.
MaryEllen Winterhalter was honored as the district's Employee of Distinction & Steve Wehrley was honored as the Teacher of Distinction.
Ginger Redlinger, CAIS Principal & ELL Program coordinator nominated both Winterhalter & Wehrley.
Winterhalter is the District's Homeless Student Liaison in the Special Programs Office.
"She has created created an atmosphere of support and safety for our most impoverished students. She is respected by both her co-workers and her supervisors and is loved by all staff members in her department," Redlinger wrote in her nomination form.
Wehrley is a new CIAS teacher and also teaches mathematics at OCHS.
"He listens to students and parents in order to solve problems collaboratively to the benefit of the student. He is very excited about his teaching, and his students respond accordingly," Redlinger wrote.
The Oregon City Chamber of Commerce Community Service Awards Luncheon will be held on April 15th.
Bruce Reece at Oregon City High School Named Athletic Director of the Year for the 6A Classification
Bruce Reece has be named Athletic Director of the Year for the state of Oregon for the 6A classification! Congratulations Bruce, you are very deserving of this award!
Oregon City School District Named to AP Achievement List by the College Board for Significant Gains in Advanced Placement Access and Student Performance
Oregon City School District is one of two districts in Oregon, and one of 388 school districts in the nation being honored by the College Board with a place on its AP Achievement List.
From 2008 to 2010, Oregon City School District 62 has increased the number of students participating in AP from 179 to 272, while improving the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher, the score typically needed to earn college credit, from 70% in 2008 to 84% in 2010.
"When you consider that there are over 30,000 high schools in the U.S. and that OCHS is one of 388 to receive this award, this is an incredible achievement," said Superintendent Roger Rada. "My hats off to our staff and students."
In September of 1991, a great American writer passed and left behind some great literature. Books like “The Cat in the Hat”, “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”, and “Green Eggs and Ham” will always and forever be on bookshelves across America. To show an appreciation for his contribution to literature and somewhat celebrate his birthday, Oregon City High School participated in an event called “Read Across America”.
To learn more about this event read the full story on the OCHS website.
Download the UpFront Newsletter (PDF) which includes:
- Keeping Our Commitment to Oregon City's Kids, a message from the Superintendent
- OC Teachers Move to the Head of the Class
- Finding your Favorite Community Education Classes
- CAIS Student Landen Soars
- OC Schools Foundation Grows
- Hands On Oregon City Schools for Big MLK Spruce-Up
- School Counselors Hold Schools Together in a Tough Economic Climate
- Raising the Bar on Achievement
- Board Seeks Community Support to Restore Two Weeks of School
- Gaffney's Barnes and Noble Book Fair a Hit
View Community Education classes online, with online registration!
Six Oregon City High School students will represent their school at the upcoming 2011 Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Service Championships, held in Camp Perry, Ohio.
For more of this story visit Oregon City News Online.
Oregon City School District has named Gardiner Middle School principal Chris Mills to be the next Director of Human Resources. Current human resources director, Larry Didway, was selected by the board last spring to become superintendent on July 1, 2011.
Mills has served as principal at Gardiner since 1996. He is a former counselor, math teacher and football and baseball coach. He was named Oregon's Middle School Principal of the Year in 2009.
Current vice principal, Kelly Schmidt, will succeed Mills as Gardiner Middle School principal.
Oregon City School District is an equal opportunity educator and employer.