Clackamas Middle College

Principal's Message

April 1, 2019


As we begin the third and final trimester of the year, I would like to bring attention to exciting and informative events we will be hosting to finish out the year. The events to come in the future, focus on state assessments, preparation for graduation and enrollment for next year.


We are looking to administer the Smarter Balanced Assessment to all our juniors in May.  In the last two years, our students have performed wonderfully on this assessment by leading the state in reading, writing and math.  To minimize scheduling conflicts for our juniors due to this assessment, we will be holding these assessments during two days in May.  All juniors enrolled at CMC should attend both of the sessions.  


On Friday, May 3rd, all juniors will be assessed in math.  The testing will take the whole day to ensure maximum efficiency for our staff and students.  On Friday, May 17th, all juniors will be assessed in English, Language Arts (ELA).  This test will also take the whole day to complete.  Students in CMC's College Prep Program won't have to attend classes on these two days as our whole school will be focused on the new state assessments.  All other students in CMC's college programs will be expected to attend college classes as scheduled.  A letter will be sent home during the last two weeks of April to notify parents of these two days.


As we move closer to graduation, we will be coordinating with graduating seniors to ensure completion of their essential skills, credits, senior projects and other graduation requirements.  Please check our website for information pertaining to graduation coordination.  We are planning to graduate around 80 students this year so communication is the key to success.  


On Wednesday, April 17th, we will be hosting an Open House for prospective students and families. Please check the website calendar and announcements for the specific times.  If you are interested in CMC, please plan on attending.  


These events prove to keep us busy as we move into the homestretch of our school year.  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 just one more trimester to go...


… I am College…




Brian Sien, Ed.D