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Congratulations to Sandy High Artists!

Scholastic Art Awards Dan Shanklin, SHS Art Teacher Congratulations to the Sandy High School art students who participated in the 2018 Portland Metro Scholastic Art Awards, which is part of a national competition to recognize student artwork.  It was a record-breaking year for the Portland Metro competition, with over a thousand more entries than last […]

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Vaccinations are available at the School Based Health Center

School Exclusion Day is February 21, 2018 Vaccines are required by law for children in attendance at public and private schools, preschools, childcare facilities, and Head Start programs in Oregon. Starting on February 21 children whose school records show missing immunizations will not be allowed to attend school. Clackamas County Public Health will work with […]

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OTA teacher Nancy Blaesing with her kindergarten students

OTA teacher prepares children to be ‘world players’

Nancy Blaesing imparts worldly wisdom to students in Boring, around the world With a family of educators, teaching was a given for Nancy Blaesing. Her father has a doctorate degree in education, and she is the youngest of five children, four of which are also teachers. “It’s kind of a family deal,” she joked. “I […]

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Firwood teacher Susan Tong with students

Teaching reading comes naturally to Susan Tong

Firwood reading specialist tailors lessons to students’ individual learning styles For Tong, reading as a main subject was a no-brainer, though she has taught multiple subjects as a teacher in a self-contained classroom for 23 years. Besides working as a reading specialist, Tong also helps teachers with professional development and models best practices for teaching […]

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Ribbon cutting with staff & board members

Cedar Ridge staff & students celebrated with the community

  Students, parents, and community members attended the Cedar Ridge Open House and Ribbon Cutting last night. Many of them had attended the school when it was Sandy High. OTSD Board Chair D.J. Anderson welcomed everyone to the event and stated, “We are proud to be able to give Cedar Ridge students the learning environment […]

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DJ Anderson accepts awards from Len Tobias

OTSD is honored to partner with Sandy Fire!

Oregon Trail School District was presented with Sandy Fire District’s Board Award at their annual awards banquet on January 6. The award recognizes the dedication and commitment of community business partners. We are honored to partner with Sandy firefighters to achieve safer schools!

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Cedar Ridge Counselor Becky Curry

Cedar Ridge counselor helps adolescents navigate cyber age

Becky Curry has guided preteens through digital and non-digital eras at Sandy middle school If someone told Becky Curry she was going to be a middle school counselor when she was in college she wouldn’t have believed it. Fourteen years and a master’s degree in educational counseling later, she’s still helping guide students at Cedar […]

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