Building for Our Future

  • The Oregon School District is moving forward with the first phase of the plan to address population growth that was approved by the community in the November 6, 2018 ReferendumThe Oregon School District has a longstanding history of working together with the community to plan for our future. Together, we have been able to proactively plan for the needs of our District into the future.

    Read more about the solution below.

The Solution: A Two-Phased Plan

  • After months of examining data, holding workshops and listening to community feedback, the Board selected a two-phased plan:

    • Phase 1 (Now!): Build a K-6th grade elementary school, that will open for the 2020-21 school year. The school will be located in the Terravessa development in the northern part of the school district (Fitchburg).

    • Phase 2 (Future): Build a 6-8th grade middle school located southeast of the Hwy 14/MM interchange.  Reconfigure schools to the following:
      • The three K-4 elementary schools convert to K-5
      • K-6 elementary school converts to K-5
      • Rome Corners Intermediate converts to K-5 elementary school
      • Oregon Middle School converts to a 6-8 building 

Designed to Inspire Learning

  • A design team consisting of 19 members, including school faculty, staff, parents, and a community member was assembled to guide the elementary school building design process. The team was charged with ensuring that the school design is aligned with mission and values of the Oregon School District and meets our educational goals. The school was designed to provide a safe, effective, and inspiring learning environment for all children.

    The design incorporates features known to create relevant and empowering learning opportunities, including warm and inviting classrooms, group collaboration spaces, small group instruction rooms, and outdoor classrooms. In addition, the building has been designed to efficiently use and conserve energy. Notable features include solar panels, geothermal heating & cooling, and being strategically located to take advantage of natural light. 

    Entrance

    Interior

Groundbreaking Ceremony Photos

  • On June 6, 2019, we held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the fourth elementary school in the City of Fitchburg. The ceremony included remarks from Superintendent Brian Busler and School Board member Courtney Odorico. The event finished with ceremonial dig by OSD students and dignitaries.