August 1, 2018
With one more month to enjoy during the summer, we are getting geared up for the 2018-2019 school year. As I look toward the new school year, it will be important for us to continue to serve our students through our quality approach to education. It is also important for us not to settle with just a high school diploma for our students, but to challenge and support them toward earning not only a high school diploma, but a college degree or certificate.
Our quality programming and results show me as a school leader that our school is headed in the right direction. This is a credit to our students, staff and community. At CMC, we offer a consistent, high quality education to all of our students. We are looking to perfect the craft of implementing college readiness skills and standards in every classroom in our College Prep Program as well as to improve our college atmosphere and culture in our school. I am also pleased to announce that in 15 years’ time, our graduates (782) have earned over 54,586 college credits. That equates to an average of 70 college credits per students over the last 15 years. We are proud of every one of these graduates and the work they have accomplished throughout their time at Clackamas Middle College.
As we continue to improve the education of our students, we have consistently tied our learning to standards-based teaching. This has given our teachers a compass from which to teach their curriculum. It has also helped to challenge our students toward understand college readiness skills. This is important because focusing our environment, curriculum, instruction and assessment toward these standards will help to ensure college success for every one of our students.
This year we will continue to help support our students through our College Readiness Seminar (CRS) class which builds college and career readiness. In CRS, each student builds a better understanding toward his/her future. It will help students with the planning and transition to the world of college and careers during and after they leave CMC.
As the school year gets closer, please look to our website and mailings for information regarding our calendar, activities, shuttles etc… We want to make sure you are aware of any announcements as they pertain to CMC and your child.
We are very excited about the upcoming school year. We believe we can improve our educational system to provide our students with an innovative, unique, and quality education for preparation for life after high school. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Thanks for your support and best wishes for the summer...
… I am College…
Brian Sien, Ed.D