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Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences in Oregon City to Host Regional Robotics Competition

Recently the Clackamas Academy of Industrial Science (CAIS) SKYNET 2550 Robotics team won first place at a tournament in Wilsonville. This week the CAIS Robotics team will compete on their home turf at the regional robotics competition where over 30 teams will come together. 

The event is part of the FIRST organization, which stands For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. Throughout the year students work together to build and program their robots in preparation for competitions. 

CAIS Campus
1306 12th St, Oregon City, OR 97045

Dates and Time:
March 23: Setup
March 24th: Competition from 8am - 8pm
March 25th: Competition from 8:00am -12:00pm and championship rounds from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Anyone is welcome to attend and watch the event.  Volunteers are always appreciated and can signup on the FIRST Website

Oregon City Schools To Open Its Doors During Open Enrollment Period

To apply, please complete the online form before the April 1st deadline [English] [Spanish].

For the 2017-18 school year, Oregon City Schools is now accepting applications for open spots in Kindergarten at Jennings Lodge and ninth and tenth grades at Oregon City High School. 

Applications must be received by April 1st, 2017. If there are more applicants than open spots, a lottery will determine admission. Families will be notified of admission by mid-April. Students admitted are considered permanent residents of Oregon City unless they withdraw. 

Jennings Lodge is home to both our regular education program and a bilingual Spanish program. 

Beyond having the highest graduation rate in the state, Oregon City High School offers the following:

  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • College Credit Courses
  • Rich Offering of Electives
  • Over Thirty Activity Clubs
  • Nationally Recognized Athletic Programs
  • Award-Winning Band and Choir
  • Art and Drama Courses
  • Army Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC)

To apply, please complete the online form before the April 1st deadline [English] [Spanish].

Para solicitar, por favor llene el formulario en internet antes de la fecha límite (1 de abril).

Pioneers Pilot First Unified Sports Basketball Team

Oregon City High School’s FIRST Unified Basketball Team recently played their inaugural games in a tournament hosted by Forest Grove School District. Unified Sports is a new branch of Special Olympics.

With only two practices under their belt, the Pioneer team came together and played fantastic basketball. Players Exhibited team spirit, comradery, sportsmanship, respect and honor for other teams. They had a blast and won all three of their games.

Unified Sports is an excellent way to share a sense of community and promote kindness, respect, and support of one another. It is an inspiring program that brings opportunity to students with varied intellectual abilities. Unified Sports provides players a healthy athletic activity and the pride of being on an athletics team.  

The hope for the program is that it will be a great way to help cultivate strong community unity with the inclusive spirit that represents Unified Sports. The program helps to generate awareness of the diversity within our community, building a foundation of inclusion for all students.

"I am so grateful to Steve Allen and all of the supportive staff at Oregon City School District and Oregon City High School for supporting my son and his idea to start this program," said Josie Rankin-Lary, parent. "Eventually, we hope to see unified sports for soccer, track, and golf."

In the News: How Oregon City High School Got 94 Percent of Students to Graduation

Last week, the faculty got concrete affirmation that the amped-up care and attention they shower on students is paying off: Oregon City's on-time graduation rate rose by 5 percentage points to reach 94 percent, including 91 percent among low-income students. That's an accomplishment unmatched by the 40 other big high schools in the Portland area.
Read the full article at OregonLive.com. 


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