Clackamas Middle College

Principal's Message

February 4, 2019


Moving into the shortest month of the year there are a few things to highlight at Clackamas Middle College.  This year, as we look to improve our systems around getting students college and career ready, we have collected a vast amount of data to help identify and support students in their journey to the college.  During the month of January, we continued improvements around writing and equity.  We will implement best practices around equity and writing throughout the month of February to better serve our students.  Finally, we will be visiting middle schools during the month of February at the district middle schools to recruit new students to Clackamas Middle College.  This will be followed by an Open House to the prospective students and families to provide current information regarding Clackamas Middle College.


During the fall term, our students took part in many assessments to identify their college readiness.  In early fall and early winter, students participated in a common writing assessment as well as a survey on equity to provide us with a comprehensive picture of each student, and to help measure the progress of our school.  The data from these assessments will be used in advisory and during our bi-weekly Student Achievement Planning (SAP) process to individualize support for each student.


This month we will be visiting the district middle schools to recruit new students for next year and spread information about Clackamas Middle College.  Our counselors along with current CMC students will present information to help explain our mission, vision, and how our school operates.  We will be at Rowe Middle School on Monday, February 11th, Alder Creek Middle School on Tuesday, February 12th, Happy Valley Middle School, on Friday, February 22nd, Rock Creek on Thursday, February, 28th.  Our Open House to prospective students and families will be held on Wednesday, February 20th from 5:30-6:30pm.  All those interested are invited to attend.


We continue to be excited as we watch our students pursue excellence both through our high school classes, 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 month.


… I am College…




Brian Sien, Ed.D