To read the story checkout the Oregonian Article
The district did not show the President's speech on the first day of school. We feel it is important to get the school year off to a smooth start. The first few days of school are busy as we teach routines and as teachers and students adjust to the rhythms of the school day. Also, at the high school only freshmen were in attendance on Tuesday and only 7th graders were in attendance at our middle schools.
We recorded the President's speech and are encouraging teachers to view it with their students. The speech has a positive message about the value of education and the need for students to assume personal responsibility for their learning.
Families play an important role in shaping a student's attitude towards education. To that end, if students view the speech at school we encourage parents to discuss it with them at home. This can be a great opportunity for schools and parents to work together to help students foster positive attitudes about education and to help them accept personal responsibility for getting the most out of school.
Oregon City School District continues to make significant gains in student learning and achievement, according to state test scores released Monday.
Of all of the medium and large high schools statewide, Oregon City was ranked 2nd in mathematics and 4th in reading - despite facing socio-economic challenges other nearby districts do not face.
An excerpt from an article from Tuesday's Oregonian in case you missed it.
"Despite sluggish performance among high schools overall, two large metro high schools cemented their status as overachievers at teaching reading and math: Forest Grove High and Oregon City High. Both raised their achievement again this year, beating out schools with far higher levels of parent education and far less poverty."
To read more see the full Oregonian Article
Every Wednesday will be early release day. The Wednesday schedules are as follows:
Elementary Schools: 8:00am - 1:20pm
Middle Schools: 8:45am - 2:25pm
High School: 7:55am - 2:00pm
Times may slightly vary by school, please check with your school for specifics.
For more information and frequently asked questions please
Beginning next Fall, the district will release students early one day a week to allow for more teacher collaboration time focusing on student achievement. Total instruction time for the year will remain the same.
Oregon City Principal Chris Mills has been named Oregon Middle School Principal of the Year by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Mills, principal of Gardiner Middle School, was honored recently at the 35th Annual COSA Professional Development Conference in Seaside.
The Family Focus Forum Presents: Unplugging Technology and Plugging Into the Family, a Free Parenting Workshop, May 26, 2009
What: Back by popular demand! Doreen Dodgen-Magee will share information that can help every parent navigate the ever-growing world of technological entertainment and communication.
Come learn more about . . .
- The potential harmful impact of overuse of technology
- Ideas about how to minimize negative impact
- How careful consideration and planning for the use of technology can enhance both the life of your child and the health of your family
This is important information every parent will want to know. FREE childcare & dinner provided with pre-registration. For more information or to pre-register Call 503-785-8877 or email Debbie.Cole@orecity.k12.or.us
Who: Anyone in the community
When: Tuesday May, 26, 2009 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: Holcomb Elementary School 14625 Holcomb Blvd. Oregon City, Oregon 97045
Oregon City School District is an equal opportunity educator and employer.