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  •  2017-2018 Adopted Budget


    CSD Strategic Plan



    1.) Support Professional Growth & Instructional Effectiveness

    • Focus on supporting student growth through an effective instructional program
    • Work in collaboration with administration and employee groups to enhance evaluation, training and compensation systems in order to attract and sustain a quality professional staff for all students within budget limitations

    2.) All students will demonstrate appropriate individual growth in Literacy as indicted by the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). 

    • Implement Literacy Plan to fidelity
    • All students will be reading at grade level by the end of the 3rd grade.
    • All educators will utilize data to inform teaching, learning and leading
    • Implement Technology Plan to fidelity with a focus on instructional technology

    3.) All students will demonstrate appropriate individual growth in Mathematics as indicated by Measures of Academic Progress (MAP).

    • Implement the new Math curriculum to fidelity
    • Increase activities/programs/opportunities in STEM
    • All educators will utilize data to inform teaching, learning and leading
    • Implement Technology Plan to fidelity with a focus on instructional technology

    4.) Colton School District Graduation Rate will be at least 90%.

    • Focus on College and Career Readiness Standards District Wide
    • RTI model implemented to fidelity
    • Focus on preparing all students for high school graduation and beyond
    • Increase partnerships with local businesses and colleges to promote CTE programs, internships, dual credit options and school to work programs
    • Increase student grade level achievement at each grade level



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Zemar has a huge heart and more than once has stepped up to offer help to another student no matter who they are.  Zemar has spoken up multiple times regarding the desire for a really positive school culture and spoken up for those that can't or choose not to speak for themselves.  His ideas regarding positive school culture sparked and inspired building staff members to really look at how we can improve the way students interact with one another

STAFF WINNER:  Mrs. Gwen Lewis

Mrs. Lewis has been with Colton School district for over twenty years.  She was our art teacher (each class had a 45 minute a week art class) before she was a classroom teacher.  Mrs. Lewis is retiring at the end of this year.  Mrs. Lewis gives her full self to teaching, wanting the very best for each student.  She cares deeply about their education and works hard so each child can reach their potential.  Mrs. Lewis is always looking for better ways to involve and motivate her students in their learning.  Incorporating a smart board and technology in her classroom are just a few examples.  Engaging the students in fun lessons (example – Oregon Trail Game) on the computer to enhance learning is another way she excels as a teacher.


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  • School Based Health Center

    Welcome Clackamas County Health Centers to Colton School District! The Grand Opening for our new school based health center is at Colton High School on Thursday, November 2nd from 9 AM – 1 PM. The clinic will be open every Thursday from 9 AM – 1 PM for students K-12. We are very excited for this partnership to better serve our community. Please see the attached flyer to learn more information about the clinic and how to schedule an appointment.

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