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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."

Mike Loretz Selected as New Director of Special Programs

Mr. Loretz brings a wealth of experience and expertise ideally suited to fulfill the responsibilities of this position. He will direct all federal programs including English Language Learning (ELL), bilingual education, Title I and services to students in homeless situations, as well as oversee charter schools. Most recently, Mr. Loretz worked for the Oregon Department of Education as a leadership coach with recipients of federally funded school improvement grants. He is a former ODE federal program specialist, school principal and district director of school improvement. Mr.

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. 

 

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