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Redland Update – December 2020

Safety and security improvements continue with the construction and Redland Elementary. Check out this video highlighting our progress.

Construction continues at Ogden, Gardiner Middle Schools

Throughout the winter, construction has continued at Ogden and Gardiner Middle Schools. Renovations of the centerpieces of the 2018 Oregon City School Bond.  safety and security improvements to schools across the district. Both schools are slated for construction to be completed by the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year.  

Ogden, Gardiner community outreach continues

Groundbreaking ceremony at Gardiner Middle School

Virtual Groundbreaking Ceremony at Gardiner Middle School

Bond funds new door locks at every school and classroom across the district

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. Today, when people […]

Ogden & Gardiner students weigh in on school design

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 SchoolsNEXT. They have been working every day in […]

Extra funds bolster Oregon City school bond projects

The Oregon City voters who approved a $158 million school bond issue last November may be surprised to learn bond projects will benefit from an added $32.9 million in funds from other sources. Thanks to the Oregon School Capital Investment Matching program, we gained an added $7.7 million,” said Chief Financial Officer Susan Dodd. “This […]

School Design Team includes middle schoolers

As Oregon City school district leaders work with architects to design the new Gardiner Middle School and renovate Ogden Middle School, they are considering not only the buildings, but also new middle school education strategies. The Middle School Design Team includes teachers and students from Gardiner and Ogden Middle Schools who will work with staff […]

Students on trading floor

Oregon City students attend sale of district bonds; Project planning begins

For eight business students from Oregon City High School, attending the school district’s bond sale was an opportunity to get a real-world look at financial operations. On December 11, teacher Brent Leong took the class to Piper Jaffray to join school district officials as $158 million in construction bonds were placed on the bond market. […]