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The FUTURE of Oregon City Schools - "Revised"

Who: Previous bond advisory workshop attendees and all interested community members
What: Meeting to discuss a future school bond
When: December 7th at 6pm
Where: Gardiner Middle School, 180 Ethel Street, Oregon City, OR 97045

Over the course of two months and twelve meetings, parents, students, staff and architects came together to discuss a proposed plan for the future of Oregon City Schools. 

On December 7th you are invited to learn how the feedback gathered at these events helped to expand and shift proposed plans for improving our local schools.

Please consider joining us to hear new proposals and provide your input. Come shape the direction forward to dramatically improve our community! 

 

Oregon City High School Staff Receives AED Training


Recently Clackamas Fire District #1 visited Oregon City High School to train staff members on how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Over 100 staff members attended the training. Student safety is a high priority at the high school as approximately 2300 staff and students are on campus daily. Having quick access to the AED’s and training on utilization of this valuable resource is very important.

Oregon City High School has five AEDs; three located in the building, one at the baseball field, and one at the football stadium. Beyond technical training, staff engaged in re-enacting scenarios that could occur within the building that would require the use of the AED. The training of the staff improves an already strong commitment to preparedness and safety at the high school.
 

“Every Kid in a Park” Initiative


Through the Every Kid in a Park initiative, each family with a 4th-grade student is eligible for a free parks pass that will allow them to enter, without cost, any national park, monument, reserve, lands or waters until August 31, 2017. No matter where you live in the U.S., you are less than two hours from one or more of the 2,000 included sites!
 

“Because no matter who you are, no matter where you live, our parks, our monuments, our lands, our waters – these places are your birthright as Americans” President Barack Obama

Oregon City library staff will be printing individual passes for all 4th grade students and will spend time focusing on different national parks. Students will learn about the parks using a variety of resources including:

  • National Geographic Kids
  • National Parks Guide USA
  • World Book Student Encyclopedia
  • “Road Trip: National Parks,” a six book series
  • “Adventures with the Parkers,” a hybrid fiction and non-fiction book

We are excited to help 4th graders get interested and ready to visit our national sites with their families. 

​Get your pass today. 

For more information about this exciting initiative, please contact Jan Snyder, District Librarian at jan.snyder@orecity.k12.or.us

Program Aims to Help Families Save for Higher Education Using the Oregon College Savings Plan

Through the Be College Ready program, families will learn how to plan for future post-secondary expenses and elementary students will get fun school supplies. 

To Be College Ready today, schools and families not only need to help prepare students for the academic challenges of the 21st Century, but also be knowledgeable about and prepared for the financial realities of achieving higher education. Research has shown that children with $500 saved for college have greater college expectations. They’re three times more likely to enroll in college and four times more likely to graduate.

"We are pleased to have a great partnership with the Oregon College Savings Plan," said Larry Didway, Superintendent, Oregon City School District. "Preparing our students for college and career readiness is what we strive for, and this program aligns with that mission." 

Any family with students between the ages of 1-18 can benefit from creating an Oregon College Savings Plan. For families in the district with kindergartners, the Be College Ready Program is providing an initial $25 deposit into these accounts to help jump start early saving.

In addition to the kindergarten incentive program, every family in the district with an elementary school student has a chance to win a $529 deposit by entering the online sweepstakes. There will be one sweepstakes winner per elementary school. 

Cori Waufle Selected as the New Principal for Beavercreek Elementary School

We are excited to announce that Cori Waufle has been named the next principal at Beavercreek Elementary School. Previously Mrs. Waufle was a Teacher on Special Assignment in the Teaching and Learning Department for Canby School District. In her role, she has coordinated the curriculum renewal process, facilitated professional development and served as a mentor to new educators. 

Mrs. Waufle brings with her over fifteen years of educational experience, and she is widely respected for her strong skills and background in instructional practices, collaboration, and communication.

"We took great care in selecting the next principal for Beavercreek Elementary," said Larry Didway, Superintendent. “Mrs. Waufle is an excellent communicator with a wealth of knowledge, and I'm confident in her ability to be a great school leader."

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