Upcoming Events



    Sunday Oct 21- Friday Oct 26


    Sunday 10/21 Drop Off

    Gates open 2pm

    Drop off student no later than 2:30pm


    Friday 10/26 Pick Up

    1:10pm Pick Up

    Parent MUST sign student out in Cafeteria!!



    Domingo 21 de Octubre - Viernes 26 de Octubre


    Domingo 10/21 Entrada

    Puertas se abren a las 2 pm

    Dejar estudiantes a más tardar a las 2:30 pm


    Viernes 10/26 Recogida

    1:10 pm Recoger

    ¡Los padres DEBEN firmar la salida del estudiante en la cafetería!


    *If your student lost or did not received a packet click here to download the infomation.

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  • Parent/ Visitor School Arrival Procedures   

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  • Are you a proud Wildcat? Order your CCMS Gear here!


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    Picture Retake Day is Almost Here!

    Thursday September 27

    Picture retake day is quickly approaching. If you were not at registration and your student does not have a school ID, your student will get their picture taken.  If you want retakes from Aug 21 registration day your student MUST bring their picture packet in order to get new pictures taken."

    Here is the link to preorder: https://ios.mydorian.com/Identify

    The access key for Clear Creek is:  JFW2T6WD


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  • Fee List 2018/19

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  • Changes coming to 2018-19 breakfast and lunch program

    Learn more

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  • CCMS Student Supply List 

    Supply List (All Grades)

    • 1 package Binder dividers
    • 1 pack highlighters, variety 3-5 colors
    • 1 Binder, 3" three-ringed
    • 2 Notebooks, spiral 70 pg college ruled
    • 1 Binder, 3-hole pouch to hold pencils & supplies
    • 1 Glue, Elmers
    • 1 set earbuds with standard 3.5mm adaptor
    • 1 package eraser, pencil top
    • 1 Paper college ruled 200 pk
    • 1 Scotch tape (w/ disposable dispenser)
    • 1 Pencil sharpener, manual handheld
    • 1 box Pencils #2 (or mechanical w/ lead)
    • 1 box Pencils, 12 colors
    • 1 Combination Lock for PE locker
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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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  • Immunization Results 2018

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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

Dr. David Atherton



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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