"BE BETTER THAN YOU WERE YESTERDAY"
Please join us in welcoming Mr. Jesus "Paz" Ramos, our new Interim K-8 Assistant Principal. His first day will be Monday, March 2nd.
Mr. Ramos is a graduate of Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, with a BA in Health and Physical Education and earned his Master's Degree in Curriculum and Leadership from Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho.
He began his teaching career in Nyssa as a reading teacher and went on to teach various subjects including drama, PE, ELD, Language Arts and Health. During his teaching career, he was involved in sports. He coached volleyball, basketball, football, and track.
After earning his master's degree, he went on to become a school leader in Nyssa, Parma, and Reynolds SD.
As principal of Alder Elementary in the Reynolds SD, he helped Alder to become the nation’s first Dreamer School. This meant that Alder received mentoring, extra tutoring, support at home and perhaps, scholarships as a way to propel the students into college and beyond.
He is the proud father of two daughters, three stepchildren and five grandchildren.
Mr. Ramos is excited to get to know the students, staff, and families of Colton.
The CMS office will be open Mon-Thurs 7:30-4:30. Office staff can be reached at 503-824-2319 during those hours. Please note that the office is closed on Fridays unless school is in session.
Clackamas County Mental Health Center
@ CHS every Thursday (when school is in session) from 9:00AM to 1:00PM and is open to anyone within the school district, ages 0-18. To schedule an appointment, call 503-655-8471. Additionally, if you are in need of services check out the Hilltop Behavioral Health Center through Clackamas County right in Oregon City here
Math Placement in 9th Grade
School starts at 8:35 and ends at 3:53 Monday - Thursday. Students may arrive to school at 7:30 am to see their teachers Tuesday/Thursday with prior arrangements made. On school day the doors will open at 8:20 am as teachers are unavailable until then.
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Meet Our New CMS Staff!!
Ellie Wilde is a compassionate, book-loving adventurer originally from Colorado. Growing up, she spent a lot of time camping in the Rocky Mountains and still makes it a point to go on a few camping trips each year. She moved to Portland, Oregon to complete her undergraduate degree in International Relations and English at Lewis & Clark College. After that, Ellie completed her Master's in Teaching at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling and student taught in the Lake Oswego School District. She is beyond excited to be joining the fun-loving staff here at Colton. When she isn't in the classroom, she enjoys playing board games with her family & friends, watching her son grow, going on hikes with her dogs, jetting to the coast and watching movies and reading of course!