River Mill Elementary News
The Estacada School District has undergone a website transition for all school websites.
The Estacada School District has undergone a website transition for all school websites. The new sites will be available at the same web addresses, and will also be available at www.estacadaschools.org. The new site was launched in an effort to provide staff with an easy, streamlined platform to update web information.
The district looks forward to providing the community with a resource to more easily find reliable, updated information about their local school district. The newly launched site is mobile-friendly, accessible to the visually impaired, and has improved translation services. District staff are excited to continue to showcase stories of our students and community via this platform.
On October 19th, the Estacada School Board participated in a tour of classrooms throughout the Estacada School District.
On October 19th, the Estacada School Board participated in a tour of classrooms throughout the Estacada School District. Students had the opportunity to engage with these community representatives and explain how they are taking ownership of their learning. Both children and adults found value in explaining how goal-setting data tracking has helped students achieve success both inside and outside of the classroom. Staff also noted that they are seeing kids adjusting learning strategies based on what the data is telling them.
School board members described the experience as a positive indicator of the good work that is occurring in our classrooms every day. The district looks forward to opening our classrooms to additional community stakeholders in the near future.
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The Estacada School District has once again been awarded the Top Workplaces 2022 honor by Oregonian Top Workplaces.
The Estacada School District has once again been awarded the Top Workplaces 2022 honor by Oregonian Top Workplaces. This is the third year in a row that the district has received this prestigious honor. The Top Workplaces distinction is earned based on the results of an anonymous third-party survey that measures employee feedback. The employees of the Estacada School District have once again ranked the Estacada School District among the echelon of top workplaces within the state of Oregon.
"This recognition is a great honor, and is evidence of the intentional efforts we have made to continuously improve in the ways that we support our staff, and integrate their voice into the work that we do," says school district Superintendent Ryan Carpenter. "Our district leaders have also done a terrific job of collecting input and using that feedback to make the changes and improvements needed to serve our employees and our students." Over the past year, the district maintained an industry-leading 92% retention rate, and continues to strive to recruit and retain talented staff to serve students and the community.
The Estacada School District is committed to maintaining a Top Workplace environment, and looks forward to continuing to recruit and retain talented educators and employees. View our current employment opportunities here: https://estacada.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx.
What a memorable week we all had. Thank you for supporting your child to participate in our spirit week.
This upcoming week is Spirit Week!
This past week, we got to participate in our first REID Friday.
During the September 19th JV Football game, a special touchdown happened in the Estacada School District.
During the September 19th JV Football game, a special touchdown happened in the Estacada School District. Members of both the Estacada team and the opposing team - Camas- showed incredible sportsmanship as they supported EHS student Ryan Hunt in scoring his first touchdown.
Ryan has autism, and this touchdown was a special moment for his family, the audience, and his teammates. Ryan's mother notes that "he feels like one of the guys, and it's totally changed his perspective on school." His mom, Heidi, also noticed that Ryan's attendance has improved because he never wants to miss a practice.
The special moment during Monday's game was just one glimpse into the support that Ryan's teammates, coach, and community have provided this school year. The Estacada School District is "all in" on inclusive practices, and this commitment to serving all students is a belief that has also been embraced by Ryan's football team.
A representative from each grade level at Clackamas River Elementary School recently made a trip to visit the district Superintendent to share their school's goals.
A representative from each grade level at Clackamas River Elementary School recently made a trip to visit the district Superintendent to share their school's goals. Students of all ages worked with their classmates to identify goals that they would hold themselves accountable to. Some of these goals included statements such as "do the right thing even when no one is watching" and "use a growth mindset."
These statements will be signed and agreed upon by all students in the district. The children of Clackamas River Elementary School are working collaboratively to improve the atmosphere and culture within their school.
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- goal setting