Congratulations to Cascade Precision's newest inter...
Sandy High advanced manufacturing seniors were recently interviewed during class by Jake Cansler, owner of Cascade Precision Inc. Upon completing the interviews, Mr. Cansler hired three students for paid internships - Caleb Collins, Jacob Lei, and Dominick Browning . These interns will rotate into different positions within Cascade Precision Inc. Cascade Precision Inc. is located in Boring, Oregon, and produces a wide variety of quality manufacturing components and assemblies. Manufacturing Instructor Paul Panula said, "I'm super thrilled these students have careers immediately after high school!" SHS student Jacob Lei being interviewed by Jake Cansler Paul Panula, Caleb Collins, Jacob Lei, Dominick Browning, and Jake Cansler
Monday, May 01 2023
Calendar approved by school board
The Oregon Trail School District Board of Directors has approved calendars for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years. The calendars are similar to the 2022-2023 calendar; however, some of the non-school days have been moved to offer more long weekends for families in February, April, and May. The number of student contact days and employee work days remains the same. The district reviewed calendar options with teachers, school site councils, and the Superintendents Leadership Council (parents from each of our schools) and, based on their feedback, presented the attached calendars to the Board of Directors for approval. To assist parents who need childcare, Champions will be available to provide childcare services at one or more of our campuses on many of the non-school days.
Thursday, Apr 13 2023
Oregon Trail middle school students benefit from acc...
Oregon Trail School District 8th-grade students recently toured Sandy High School and were able to see the school’s Career & Technical Education (CTE) classes in action. Sandy High students demonstrated the work they have accomplished in their classes, and the 8th graders participated in some hands-on activities, including flying drones and operating robots. Sandy High’s Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses remain a high-leverage point for student engagement. Hands-on learning through CTE courses has the added benefit of demonstrating the usefulness of other core content courses, such as Math and Language Arts. Nearly 97% of the students involved in a CTE program graduate on time. This year, our middle schools began offering 8th-grade students the opportunity to earn high school credits for English 9, Spanish 1, and Algebra 1 classes, creating capacity for equitable access to courses with increased rigor. Next year, middle school schedules will be reorganized to create time for students to participate in CTE and STEM electives that articulate with Sandy High programs of study. These electives will help further engage students before transitioning from middle to high school. The new schedules will also create time for additional social studies courses. The 2023/24 middle school electives will include the following: Food Science Vet Science Engineering & Design Intro to Engineering: Drones-Robotics Environmental Science Sandy High CTE programs include: Agriculture Art Production Automotive Tech Computer Science Engineering Health Sciences Manufacturing Tech
Monday, Apr 10 2023
REMINDER: Inclement Weather Protocols
When inclement weather is forecast, student and staff safety is our priority. If it is determined conditions are unsafe for students and buses to travel, schools will likely be closed. If there is a possibility of improvement, schools will likely be on a two-hour late start. Snow routes will be designated as recommended by the transportation supervisor. If appropriate, specific buildings rather than the entire district will have a late start, be closed and/or put on snow routes. Near 6:00 am parents, staff, and the media will be notified of a late start or closure. By 8:00 am , if a late start was called, parents, staff, and the media will be notified of a closure, if necessary. Always be prepared for transportation delays during inclement weather. Please note : If Welches School is closed, and all other district schools are open, Sandy High students from the Welches area will be picked up at the Hoodland Thriftway parking lot at 7:00 am. If Welches School is closed, and all other district schools are 2 hours late, Sandy High students from the Welches area will be picked up at the Hoodland Thriftway parking lot at 9:00 am. View snow routes and inclement weather process here . Late Start schedule Current Start Time Late Start Opening Time End of Day School Firwood 9:05 11:05 3:55 Kelso 9:05 11:05 3:55 Naas 9:05 11:05 3:55 Sandy Grade 8:20 10:20 2:53 Welches 9:05 11:05 3:55 Boring Middle 8:20 10:20 2:53 Cedar Ridge 8:20 10:20 2:53 Sandy High 8:05 10:05 3:05 OTA 7:45 9:45 2:45
Thursday, Feb 23 2023
February Sessions of Little Steps program begin this...
Monday, Feb 06 2023
SHS students apply their engineering skills
Students in Sandy High's 'Intro to Engineering: Robotics/Drones' class worked in teams to build robots, then the teams competed. The course, taught by Zach Duell, exposes students to basic skills of coding and engineering, and prepares them for the more advanced robotics and drone engineering courses.
Friday, Jan 27 2023
Sandy High’s graduation rate remains steady
The Oregon Department of Education released their statewide report today showing Sandy High's graduation rate remains steady. The 2022 rate for students attending classes at Sandy High is 91.2%. When including students in alternative programs, the rate is 86.7%. As a comparison, Oregon’s statewide rate is 81.3%. Sandy High’s Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses continue to be a high-leverage point for student engagement. Nearly 97% of the students involved in a CTE program graduated on time. Hands-on learning through CTE courses has the added benefit of demonstrating to students the usefulness of other core content courses such as Math and Language Arts. Sandy High Principal Sarah Dorn said, “We recognize the need to meet all of our students where they are, while also maintaining rigorous academic offerings.” Academic supports include: After-school tutoring Credited summer school courses Academic plans developed with students and families, providing specific interventions and opportunities to recover credits. Student Success Coaches and community liaisons working directly with students, families, and their teachers to provide targeted opportunities to stay on track for graduation. Advisory teachers tracking student data to ensure all students are meeting attendance and academic expectations. CTE programs that are regularly reassessed to meet industry needs and student interests, and Middle school programs that articulate with Sandy High programs to ensure continuity within the learning experience. Principal Dorn added, "We will continue to support students in any way that will help them graduate and become positive contributors to their future workplace and community.”
Thursday, Jan 26 2023
Crisis help at your fingertips
If you or somebody you know is having a Mental Health Crisis or there is a concern for student safety, please contact 911 or go to the Emergency Room. National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988 Clackamas County 24/7 Crisis Line 503-655-8585 Speak Up for Safety: call or text 971-529-0292 or email SpeakUp@stu.ortrail.k12.or.us
Tuesday, Jan 24 2023
Nominate your favorite teacher!
Anyone can nominate an exemplary OTSD teacher at: https://oregonteacheroftheyear.org/nominate/ .
Friday, Jan 20 2023
Blaze will be at Sandy High this Friday!
Blaze, the Portland Trailblazers mascot, is coming to Sandy High for the January 20 Varsity game against Gresham. The game starts at 6:00 p.m. Come for the game and stay for a photo with Blaze!
Thursday, Jan 19 2023