1572 new door locks were installed across the district, keeping students and staff safer. When the schools in Oregon City were initially built, the only way to lock classroom doors, was from the outside using a key. These locks were used as a way to keep the “valuables” of each classroom secure.
As architects gathered community input on the design of the new Gardiner Middle School, some of the most in-depth ideas came from students at Gardiner and Ogden middle schools. Thirty sixth graders in the bilingual program at Gardiner are part of a national school design contest called