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New Pre-Kindergarten Learning Opportunity for Ages 4-5

Oregon City School District is starting a new pre-kindergarten program targeting 4 and 5 years olds called More@4. The fee-based program will be held at Holcomb Elementary School and is open to any area residents. Teacher, Jessica Hines, will lead the program.

“As a teacher, Jessica strives to meet academic standards while enhancing each child’s learning through exploration and play,” saysCheryl Howell, Program Supervisor.

Learning opportunities include:

  • Creative Curriculum
  • Free Play
  • Story Time
  • Music
  • PE
  • Art

“The More@4 program allows students to gradually adjust and become familiar with a school environment, preparing them for a smooth and positive transition into kindergarten and for life long learning,” says Michael Sweeten, Holcomb Principal.

Beavercreek Elementary and Former Mt. Pleasant Elementary Gain National Recognition

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.

Seven Oregon City Schools Rated Outstanding on State Report Card

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. 

Top Five Reasons for Students to Ride the School Bus

1. Increased Safety! Riding the school bus is nearly 800% safer* than traveling by passenger car. In fact, school busses are the safest* form of transportation.

School buses also help keep our campuses and neighborhoods safer. Each additional passenger car adds congestion and danger for all students on or near school grounds.

2. It saves money! It saves families from having to buy additional and expensive gas and reduces our dependence on foreign oil.

3. It’s Green! It serves as a good example to our children about the importance of keeping our planet healthy. Each year school buses help keep an estimated 17.3 million cars* off the roads surrounding schools each morning!

4. Reduced congestion! Most school parking lots are already well over capacity. With additional students going to our middle schools we are expecting increased congestion. In many cases students who ride the bus will arrive home before their peers that get picked up in a passenger car.

5. Student downtime! Students can enjoy time with friends, listening to music or reflecting on their day. Our transportation department is committed to ensuring a physically and emotionally safe environment on each bus. Our bus drivers have been trained in the Positive Behavior Support program that each school uses.

If you have any questions feel free to call the transportation department at 503-785-8540.

New School Attendance Boundaries Adopted

On May 14, 2012, the Oregon City School Board unanimously adopted new school attendance boundaries to be implemented next school year. The new boundaries are necessary as a result of the recent board decision to close King and Mt. Pleasant elementary schools and move all 6th grade students to middle school. All families with elementary and middle school students will receive letters from the district and school with more information by early next week.

Attendance Boundary Maps
Attendance boundary maps for each elementary and middle school are available below in PDF form, with former attendance boundaries also available

New Gardiner Middle School Attendance Area

New Ogden Middle School Attendance Area

Additional Information
Please see the following links for additional information about the development and implementation plans for the proposed new attendance boundaries.


District Awarded $20,000 Grant to Support Outdoor School

The Gray Family Environmental Foundation recently awarded Oregon City School District a $20,000 grant to help send 546 elementary students to Outdoor School.

Outdoor School allows students the chance to learn about the natural world. There is something special about combining students with the outdoors. Qualified staff help guide the student’s natural exploring to create an unforgettable educational experience.

At Outdoor School, the study of ecology, science, math and conservation of natural resources takes on real meaning. Through hands-on activities, students develop an understanding of the environment and how the parts fit together. Students develop an appreciation of the natural world and their place in it.

Social growth also occurs as the students learn, live and play together in supervised groups. The extent to which Oregon's youngsters learn to understand and use their natural resources today will largely determine their economic security in the future.

We greatly appreciate the generous grant from the Gray Family to help support this amazing experience for students!

Getting Ready for Back to School

Health Care
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.

School Supplies
The school supply page has a list from each elementary and middle school.  

Lunches and Nutrition
The Nutrition Department  has information on menus, payment information, and free and reduced meal applications.

The Tranportation Department has general and boundary information as well as routes and schedules posted for all schools. 

School Information
All general school information is posted on the schools page

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