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Call for Presenters & Resource Tables: 2018 Family Focus Forum

The Family Focus Forum is Oregon City’s premier family workshop event for those with students of all ages, and we’re looking for high-quality presenters and resource table hosts like you to volunteer time and expertise!

What: The Family Focus Forum Parenting Event
When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Seeking: Quality 60 minute and 90 minute workshop presenters and resource tables focusing on providing parents with information and tools that can help them navigate through their many roles and transitions. 
Deadline: We will be accepting and reviewing submissions through November 6th via our online form.
If you’d like to give a presentation and/or staff a resource table at this exciting event, please submit your information via our online form.
This year's theme is Growing Kindness. In keeping with the theme, some topics that would be especially fitting include (but are not limited to) bullying, compassion, equity, sibling rivalry/family dynamics, sportsmanship, positive discipline, and self-care.

Feel free to share this invitation with other friends and colleagues.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to share your passion and knowledge with parents in our community.

New Paved Pathway Will Connect Oregon City High School and Clackamas Community College

The School District in partnership with Clackamas Community College recently broke ground on a new pathway linking the Oregon City High School and the college campus. 

Five community leaders with shovels breaking ground on new path

Pictured from left: Larry Didway - OCSD Superintendent, Cameron Seward - OCSD Board Member, Bob Cochran - CCC Dean of Campus Services, Ron Lee - BBL Architects Principal, Kelly Reid - City of Oregon City Assistant Planner 

"I love the symbolism of this pathway between Oregon City High school and the college and the way it represents the partnership we have together," said Larry Didway, Superintendent. "Our students benefit greatly from our connection with the college and this pathway enforces our bond and the work we do together for student success."

New Administrative Announcements

Rebekah Beck
Principal, Redland Elementary School

Ms. Beck is returning to Oregon City School District from The Dalles Middle School where she served as vice principal. She is a former Gardiner Middle School teacher. Ms. Beck is an experienced educator with teaching credentials for mathematics, science and elementary education in Oregon and Washington. Ms. Beck completed her bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in curriculum development and instruction from Eastern Washington University. She also completed the educational leadership and administration license program at University of Oregon. Her skills and enthusiasm will be a great match for the Redland Elementary School community.


Early Childhood Education and Kindergarten Readiness Programs

Students and teacher with text that reads "Now Enrolling"

Enrollment is now open for full-day and half-day early childhood education programs at multiple locations across the district. 


New for 2017-2018 - Los Exploradores Spanish Immersion Pre-Kindergarten Program 

  • Curriculum aligned with Oregon Early Learning State Guidelines
  • Convenient location at Jennings Lodge Elementary
  • Public School Environment
  • Ages 4 and 5
  • Monday - Friday
  • Full Day Program
  • Limited spots remaining


For more information visit the early childhood programs page or contact Cheryl Howell at cheryl.howell@orecity.k12.or.us or 503-785-8420 ext. 7312

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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