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Holcomb Fourth Graders Use Engineering Skills in International Contest

This year a group of enthusiastic Oregon City School District fourth-grade students from Holcomb Elementary and their teacher, Siri Anderson, entered The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. The contest, sponsored by Mad Science and RubeGoldberg.com, challenges teams of elementary school students around the world in grades K-6 to design and build a Rube Goldberg machine.

Water Quality Testing

Lead in the drinking water in schools across the nation has become a hot topic of concern. Most schools, including those in Oregon City School District, do not routinely test drinking water. However, in response to recent national and local concerns regarding water quality, immediate steps have been taken toward voluntarily testing starting in June of 2016. 
Pixis Labs has tested water samples from all school facilities during June and July of 2016. On this page you can view a comprehensive report including test dates, results, and our remediation plans. 
Water sources are tested routinely by the appropriate jurisdiction. All of the water for our schools is provided by the City of Oregon City, Oak Lodge Water District and Clackamas River Water. You can find additional information about water testing, and other frequently asked questions by visiting their websites. 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Water Testing Process 2016 (PDF)

Water Testing Schedule 2016 (PDF)


Remediation Plans

Any faucet that didn't pass initial testing is being replaced and will be re-tested. Once faucets are replaced and re-tested those reports will also be on this page. 


Let's Talk Schools

Oregon Rising is a state-wide conversation focused on hearing what kind of education you want your community’s kids to receive. It is a non-partisan effort and it is not related to a bond or ballot measure.

Oregon Rising simply asks about your dream for Oregon’s kids. Share your voice! 

Step 1

Watch the Oregon Rising introduction video. 


Step 2

Take the Oregon Rising survey online. 

Step 3

Watch the Oregon Rising State of the Schools video. 

Oregon Rising is made possible by the memberships of the state’s organizations for teachers and educators, superintendents, administrators and elected school board members: COSA, OSBA and OEA. Learn more at www.oregon-rising.org.

Scott Curtis Selected as the Principal of Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences

After a rigorous selection process, Scott Curtis was selected as the Principal for Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences (CAIS) in Oregon City beginning in July. 

Mr. Curtis is currently the Principal at Beavercreek Elementary in the Oregon City School District where he has worked for the past eight years as a dedicated leader and educator. Before his time at Beavercreek Elementary, Mr. Curtis has had positions as a middle school principal and as a high school assistant principal. As a teacher, he taught science and mathematics, disciplines that are part of the foundation of CAIS. 

“I believe CAIS is doing some of the most exciting educational innovations in the region,” said Scott Curtis. “The career-ready and highly skilled students graduating from CAIS are well prepared to enter their chosen industry and find immediate success in both the local and global workforce.”

"Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences is designed to prepare an innovative workforce for the future,” said Larry Didway, Superintendent. “Scott Curtis is a highly skilled, competent and passionate leader who will continue to develop CAIS into the regional model of partnership with industry that it strives to be.”

Mr. Curtis will take over for Kyle Laier, who accepted the Principal position at Newberg High School beginning next school year. The district immediately launched a search for a new principal to begin at Beavercreek Elementary School on July 1, 2016. 


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