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What’s it like to be a school principal?

Local business leaders learned what it takes to manage a public school when they shadowed OTSD principals during the annual Principal for a Day event, sponsored by the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce Career Education Committee. Participants witnessed the array of talents and expertise necessary for creating a positive school climate, building relationships, being an […]

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Kim Anderson: An educator in emotions

  By utilizing her own experiences – and a thoroughly constructed comprehensive guidance plan – Firwood Elementary School Counselor Kim Anderson has tried to prove in the last year that she is an adult the students can trust. Read the Sandy Post article ( Story and photo by reporter Brittany Allen  

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Exclusion Day is February 15

A letter was sent out in November to the families of students who are not up to date on their immunizations, or who do not have an immunization record on file with the school.  The Clackamas County Health Department will be sending letters with exclusion orders to families who are incomplete.  If we have not received the immunization […]

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Welches Schools Receive HEAL Grant

Congratulations to Welches Schools for being awarded a Clackamas County HEAL grant! Welches will receive $8,000 toward the renovation of their playground! The HEAL grant, which stands for Healthy Eating Active Living, will help bring creative structures and nature-inspired upgrades to the school playground. Please contact the school office at (503)622-3165 if you are interested in joining the playground […]

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Revised calendar addresses school closures

The OTSD Board of Directors has approved a revised 2016/2017 school calendar to address weather related closures. The calendar was developed with staff and parent input, and adds back critical instructional time while not compromising family calendars or high school graduation. Read more

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Building strength and agility

Kelso students are enjoying their new 40X8 foot rock wall, funded with proceeds from the school jog-a-thon. The wall has made an immediate impact on the school’s physical education program, helping kids build their strength and agility.

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Outstanding spokespersons for freedom

Three Sandy High Sophomores entered the annual VFW Voice of Democracy contest this year and were presented with certificates to honor each as an “Outstanding spokesperson for freedom.” Rocio Petravicius placed 2nd at the post level and was awarded $200.

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Congratulations to OTA!

Oregon Trail Academy is now officially an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School with all three programs: Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP)! OTA is the only in situ (single campus) K-12  IB World School in the Northwest.   

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