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Upcoming Events



    Tell us what you think!

    The Gresham-Barlow School Board is conducting a superintendent search to replace Dr. Katrise Perera who resigned on June 30. While the board conducts the search, James Hiu is serving as Acting Superintendent. 

     Your participation is essential

    The school board needs your input to help with the process of selecting the next superintendent. To gather feedback, the school board is using a tool called ThoughtExchange so as many people as possible can participate. You can participate in a variety of languages including Spanish or Russian.

    The School Board wants to know:

    What should the new superintendent know about our District, and what important skills and qualities would help them be most successful in the role?

     To participate, visit: bit.ly/GBSuptSearch

    Dinos que piensas! 

    La Junta Escolar de Gresham-Barlow está realizando una búsqueda de superintendente para reemplazar a la Dr. Katrise Perera, quien renunció el 30 de junio. Mientras la junta realiza la búsqueda, James Hiu se desempeña como superintendente interino. 

    Tu participación es esencial

    La junta escolar necesita su opinión para ayudar con el proceso de selección del próximo superintendente. Para recopilar comentarios, la junta escolar está utilizando una herramienta llamada ThoughtExchange para que puedan participar tantas personas como sea posible. Puede participar en una variedad de idiomas, incluido español o ruso.

    La Junta Escolar quiere saber: 

    ¿Qué debe saber el nuevo superintendente del Distrito, y que habilidades y cualidades importantes le ayudarán a tener más éxito en el puesto? 

    Para participar, visite: bit.ly/GBSuptSearch

    Мы хотим знать ваше мнение!

    Школьный совет Грешем-Барлоу ищет суперинтенданта, чтобы заменить доктора Катрис Перера, которая ушла в отставку 30 июня. Пока совет проводит поиск, Джеймс Хью исполняет обязанности суперинтенданта. 

     Ваше участие очень важно

    Школьному совету необходимо ваше участие в процессе выбора следующего суперинтенданта. Для сбора отзывов школьный совет использует ThoughtExchange - инструмент, который позволит участвовать как можно большему количеству людей. Вы можете участвовать на разных языках, включая испанский и русский.

     Школьный совет хочет знать:

    Что новый руководитель должен знать о нашем округе и какие важные навыки и качества помогут ему добиться наибольшего успеха в этой должности?

     Чтобы принять участие, посетите: bit.ly/GBSuptSearch

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  • Student Health Centers

    Click Here for all sites available


    • Sports physicals
    • Regular exams
    • Illness and injuries
    • Vaccinations
    • AND More
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  • After-School Classes on Wednesdays 11/3-12/15

    National Art Society


    VILS Student Tech

    Unified Sports

    Boys Basketball 11/8


    Bus Route Availability

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  • El Programa Hispano Catolico (EPCH) manages the CCMS after school SUN program.
    Currently, they are hiring for a site manager and an extended day coordinator.
    Please review the postings and related requirements and skills if you are interested in this position.

    Updated: After careful consideration and collaboration, we regret to share with you all that we are canceling the Fall SUN session scheduled for October 25-December 9th. Please read this letter for further information.



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  • Online Registration Information-Please read carefully.

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    The Wildcat Weekly Archives



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  • Return to Learn Health and Safety Plan for 2021-22

    GBSD schools are taking health and safety precautions based on state guidance to maintain a safe learning environment. Review our Health and Safety Plan to learn about the precautions in place.
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  • 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 (6th grade) 

    Nicole Anderson(7th grade)

    Katie Ann Beam (8th grade)

    If you would like to arrange a meeting, please click on this link to request:



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  • 2021-2022 Middle School Calendar 



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  • Parent / Student Information,
    Rights and Responsibilities Handbook

    R R 21-22 English.pdf

    R R 21-22 Spanish.pdf

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  • 21-22 School Supply Information 

    Starting with the 2021-22 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 backpacks and reusable water bottle.


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  • CCMS Equity Statement

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  • The State of Oregon now requires schools to notify parents of their immunization exemption rates for each required vaccine.  These rates will now be posted on our school’s website, in our school office, and sent home to parents twice a year.  The rates attached are the exemption rates as of last spring.  Schools are required to publish this information twice each school year.  Approximately the second week of March we will post the updated rates.  These new rates are collected and tallied in mid-February.

    El Estado de Oregón requiere que las escuelas notifiquen a los padres de las tasas de excepciones de inmunización para cada vacuna requerida. Estas nuevas tasas serán publicados en la página web de nuestra escuela, en la oficina de la escuela, y se enviaran a los padres dos veces al año. Las tasas adjuntas son las tasas de exención en cuanto la primavera pasada. Las escuelas están obligadas a publicar esta información dos veces cada año escolar. Aproximadamente la segunda semana de Marzo vamos a publicar las tarifas actualizadas. Estas nuevas tarifas son coleccionadas y contadas a mediados del mes de Febrero.

    Immunization and Exemption Rates 20-21

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  • Join the conversation!

    Every voice matters at Clear Creek Middle School

    Let's Talk!

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  • Receive School Reminders/Updates via Text Message!

    Sign up to receive messages from your child's school and GBSD!

    Learn more here

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  • Transfer Information

    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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District News

Principal's Message



Degrees and Certifications:

Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) Educational Administration from Concordia University-Portland (2017) Continuing Administrator License Certificate (CAL) from Lewis & Clark College (2012) Initial Administrator License Certificate (IAL) from Lewise & Clark College (2007) Masters of Science (MS) Technical/Professional Writing from Portland State University (2005) Continuing Teaching License Certificate (CTL) from Portland State University (2005) Initial Teaching License Certificate (1999) Bachelors of Arts (BA) English from University of Portland (1999) Bachelors of Science (BS) Secondary Education from University of Portland (1999)

Dr. David Atherton

Clear Creek Middle School is a student-focused and supportive learning environment. Our mission is that a focus on Respect, Responsibility, Relationships, and Results will guide our decisions and interactions with students, staff, families, and community members. Our continued efforts as a PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) school promote and reward desired behaviors rather than focusing on punishing students.  Our focus is to encourage students’ social-emotional growth, building skills to make the right decisions as a community member in and out of the school to be future-ready as a 21st Century Learner.

We continue to support the 4Rs seeking to sustain success. While success is defined as a destination, we want it to be sustainable for our students in high school and after graduation as life-goals, and directions, change. If students have the knowledge and skills to adapt to learning situations, then they will sustain success in their lives, positively contributing to society. We realize that while students spend a lot of time at CCMS, families need additional support outside of school time. To that end, our staff works to provide wraparound services, connecting students and families with community resources and social services.

As we continue to work towards these goals, we want to ensure that we are communicating effectively and receiving feedback from a variety of stakeholders make the best decisions. We primarily use email and our website to keep families updated on school events, as requested by families in surveys.  Ensure your email address is updated in ParentVue. For families who do not have electronic access, we provide copies in the office or by request.

Just as we expect students to grow, our staff also pursues personal and professional learning and growth.  For students to be future-ready, staff continues to explore emerging practices to be 21st Century educators for 21st Century students.

Our School Improvement Plan has three objectives with eight supporting targets:

  1. All teachers will use instructional strategies and initiatives that are grounded in evidence-based practices, strengthen the core academic program, increase the quality and quantity of learning time, and address the learning needs of all students:
    1. AVID and Culturally Relevant Teaching practices;
    2. Differentiated instruction for English Language Learners and Special Education inclusion in mainstream classes;
    3. Instructional Technology use to promote student engagement, learning, and growth through Google Classroom and Applications.
  2. School leaders will actively promote a shared vision for equity, cultural competence, and high expectations:
    1. Student social-emotional learning through Culturally Relevant Teaching, Cultural Proficiency, Trauma-Informed Practices, student-focus groups, and targeted advisory lessons to teach or reteach social situational behavior and language;
    2. Student growth mindset based on rigor, relevance, and perseverance;
    3. Staff communication to engage families through Google Classroom, Parent/StudentVue, meetings, phone, and email to celebrate successes and provide needed support.
  3. All instructional staff at the school will be engaged in aligning instruction and local assessments to state standards:
    1. Staff Professional Learning Teams focus on intentional alignment of Common Core Standards, curriculum resources, instructional best practices, and assessments for student-learning;
    2. Students learn academic language needed to succeed in any learning environment or post-secondary options.

We look forward to partnering with you to support your scholar’s social, emotional, academic, and physical growth. Our highly skilled and dedicated staff want to work with you to help this growth for every student to succeed.



David Atherton, Ed.D.


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