Oregon City School District Skip to content Skip to navigation

Oregon City High School Scarlet Brigade Performs at The Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Ceremony in Hawaii

In November the Oregon City High School (OCHS) Scarlet Brigade, a group consisting of the Cheer team, Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC), Flag Team and Band, performed at the 75th Pearl Harbor Anniversary Ceremony in Hawaii. The prestigious invitation was extended two years ago, and OCHS was honored to receive the opportunity.

The 147 students along with staff and volunteers flew to Hawaii to perform in the Waikiki Holiday Parade alongside 1,000 student musicians from across the country and Japan. Two years of intense preparation and fundraising efforts made the trip possible. 

"I was so proud that our students were invited to participate and represent Oregon," said Tom Lovell, OCHS Principal. "It was amazing to see the dedication of our students set a goal and not stop until they reached it."

Oregon City School District & Clackamas Parenting Together present: Get Prepped for Preschool

Oregon City School District and Clackamas Parenting Together are hosting a special evening for parents of preschool aged children on Tuesday, January 17th -- Get Prepped for Preschool!  This unique preschool fair will provide an opportunity for parents to meet teachers and staff from over 30 preschool programs throughout the area, as well as hear from early childhood education professionals about the best ways to prepare their children for the transition into school classrooms.

This free event will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the main gym at the Jackson Campus (CAIS) and will also include hands-on activities for children, as well as door prizes and refreshments. Visit the Facebook event page for more details

No registration is necessary.

Please contact Debbie Cole,  Family Liaison at Oregon City School District with any questions.
Debbie.Cole@orecity.k12.or.us
503-785-7864
 

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. 

Pages

Subscribe to Oregon City School District RSS