Clackamas Middle College

Principal's Message

February 1, 2017


Moving into the shortest month of the year there are a few things to highlight at Clackamas Middle College.  Because of school closure from the inclement weather, our schedule and days in February have been modified. Also, during the month of January, we will continue to work with building our students’ higher order thinking skills around questioning and discussion, along with building skills to work in groups.  Last but not least, we will be attending middle schools to promote Clackamas Middle College to interested students and parents for the 2017-2018 school year.


This month our schedules have changes a bit due to the closures in December and January.  The week of January 30th- February 3rd will be a regular school week.  The week of February 6th-February 9th, however, will change to a half day schedule due to district semester finals at the traditional comprehensive high schools.  The schedule for CMC’s College Prep Program will be:

  • Period 1- 8:50-9:20am
  • Period 2- 9:25-9:55am
  • Period 3- 10:00-10:30am
  • Period 4- 10:35-11:05am
  • Period 5- 11:10-11:40am


There will be no school for students on Friday, February 10th due to a teacher work day.  Also, on Friday, February 10th, CMC is taking students to a Winterhawks game.  Please contact Crystal for more information.


In the fall teachers, have been working on building higher order thinking skills around questioning and discussion, along with improving skills while working in groups.  We will continue this work and implement into classes so our students are successful when they transition to our college programs.


This month we will be attending expos, and informational nights at the district middle schools to recruit new students for next year and spread information about Clackamas Middle College.  Open House information will be given to interested students.  We will also be hosting our first Open House of the year on Tuesday, February 21st from 5:30-6:30pm.  All families and students interested in CMC for 2017-2018 school year should attend this event. 


We continue to be excited as we watch our students pursue excellence both through our high school class, and at Clackamas Community College.  The staff at CMC is impressed with our students’ growth and is proud to be part of our students’ education.  


As always, make sure to check the calendar for events and information.  We, at CMC, want to make sure we are providing a quality education and unique opportunities to each student who comes through our school.


Thanks and have a wonderful new year.




Brian Sien, Ed.D


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