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Oregon State Testing Opt-Out Information
This year all students will take the state assessment tests in Language Arts and Math. 8th-grade students will take a Science test in addition to the Language Arts and Math. Clear Creek is tentatively scheduled to test in April/May--there will be more information in the coming months. The tests are not timed so your child can take as long as he or she needs to fully demonstrate what he or she knows and can do.
We know that an end-of-the-year test cannot possibly tell us everything about your child’s academic progress. However, the results do act as a snapshot of your child’s strengths and areas for improvement and can be used as a way to ensure they are getting the support they need. Additionally, the tests help Gresham Barlow School District’s efforts to equitably distribute resources and support student learning. When fewer students take the test, we are left with an incomplete and inaccurate picture of how our students are performing, and this limits our ability to address issues, better serve students, and continue to improve our educational system.
Should you wish to opt your child out, please complete the appropriate online form below.
If you have questions, please reach out to Jeannie Seamone, Assistant Principal
Clear Creek Middle School qualifies for free breakfast and lunch for all students.
See the district webpage for more information.
AT ALL SCHOOLS, a la carte purchases have a cost to the family and must be pre-paid by account or in cash. A la carte purchases include milk without a school meal, bottled water, chips, cookies, and other snack and beverage items that are not part of a school meal.
All students have a meal account that follows them throughout their career at GBSD. This account is accessed when getting a meal using the student ID number, which is also the child’s PIN. Money may be added to the account by sending cash or check with your student to the cafeteria in the morning. Checks should be made out to Gresham-Barlow Nutrition Services. You may also add money by credit card using mymealtime.com. MealTime charges a small transaction fee for online payments.
22-23 School Supply Information
Starting with the 2022-23 school year, Gresham-Barlow School District will be supplying elementary and middle school students with basic school supplies. Families will still need to provide their students with a backpack and a reusable water bottle.
They will receive the supplies on their first days back at school.
2022-2023 school year - If you need to talk with a counselor?
Please feel free to send an email to your student's grade level Counselor listed below:
Darcie Locke (7th grade and new 8th graders A-L)
Nicole Anderson (8th grade returning students)
Katie Ann Beam (6th grade and new 8th graders M-Z)
If you would like to arrange a meeting, please click on this link to request:
Join the conversation!
Every voice matters at Clear Creek Middle School
Distrist transfer information is now available to those interested in attending a Gresham-Barlow school.
Please visit our transfer page for all dates, forms and deadlines.
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Courses introduce students to vehicle maintenance and diagnostics
GBSD announces administrative hires
Principals named at Gresham HS, Gordon Russell MS, and Hall ES
Students use creativity to express themselves in Gresham High School’s integrated media program
Students graduate with a professional portfolio and ready for post-secondary learning opportunities
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Elise Catanese
Hello Clear Creek Families and Community,
I am excited to be joining the Wildcat community and returning to Clear Creek Middle School as the new principal this year. I began my educational career in the Gresham-Barlow School district 23 years ago. Throughout my journey, I have taught science at both Damascus Middle School and Gordon Russell Middle School. After eight years of teaching, I transitioned to assistant principal at Clear Creek Middle School. I was at Clear Creek for two years before becoming the assistant principal at West Orient Middle School. I was at West Orient for thirteen years, three years as assistant principal and 10 years as principal. Now I have come full circle and returned to Clear Creek. I have to say that it feels great to be back and I’m looking forward to a new adventure.
My main goal as an incoming principal is to create a positive school climate that is welcoming, safe, and fosters a sense of belonging for all students, staff, and the community. In addition, we will carry on with the great work, celebrations, and successes that have been part of the Clear Creek tradition.
Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting you all in the fall.
In the meantime, enjoy the remainder of your summer break!
Principal, Clear Creek Middle School