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    All students will show continuous progress toward their personal learning goals developed in collaboration with teachers and parents, and will be prepared for post-secondary education and career success.

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Rock Creek School History

History Of Rock Creek Elementary

When McKinley School exploded with a student population of over 600 students in 1973, Rock Creek School became a reality. Mr. Darrell Wilson was named principal and the staff was selected.

The following year three new elementary buildings were scheduled to be opened as part of the Beaverton School District. Hiteon, Kinnaman, and Rock Creek were all built with the “Open Classroom ” concept, and all three staffs attended a workshop in August of 1974 to prepare to function as a team within this new design.

When school opened in the fall of 1975, construction delays prohibited the opening of Rock Creek. Staff and students were then temporarily housed at McKinley. Each school functioned separately under one roof, requiring use of the gym and portables for the twelve classrooms that Rock Creek needed. The boys locker room served as faculty room, a supply room was the office, and Mr. Lebold rolled his piano from room to room for music.

In January of 1975, excited students and relieved faculty arrived at the new building. The fourth grade needed a half time teacher and Miss Susan Guyton was added to the staff. So with three fourth grades and two at grades one through six, Mrs. Orazetti and the staff planned the first Media Center. Rock Creek School was finally a reality. The students selected the Rocket as the official emblem for the school.

In the years since, many exciting things have occurred at Rock Creek thanks to the students, staff, and parents. Rock Creek served as a pilot school for the “Family Style” lunch program under the direction of Marge Koch. In 1976 a Bicentennial quilt was made by the students. Then in 1978 as part of an Environmental Education Project, the first paper drive was held. Funds collected were used to purchase the fencing and outside benches that still serve the school. In 1995, Rock Creek proudly celebrated 20 years and held an Open House and Art Lit Fair, provided a “birthday party” for the entire school, and the Parent-Teacher Club purchased the school sign on 185th Avenue to identify the school.

Like all Beaverton Schools, Rock Creek has had excellent leadership with Darrell Wilson, Bob Henry, Larry Bosshardt, Dorothy Danner, Dr. Allan Deckard and Brian Horne. Arlene Hirsch became the current principal in 2007.

Rock Creek Elementary School served many students from the Rock Creek area and then in September 1988, happily opened its doors to accommodate Rock Creek 8, 10, and Allenbach Acres.

The north wing was completed in the summer of 1989 and with it came the Early Intervention Program which was originally a joint program for handicapped 0-5 year -olds with Washington County Mental Health. Washington County ESD assumed the responsibilities of the Early Intervention Program in the fall of 1992.

Rock Creek School continues to grow in numbers and in its ability to meet the needs of students. Rock Creek is a special place. It is a place where learning has a high priority, where teachers value the needs of students, where students respect teachers and where parents, students, teachers, and staff work together as learners and givers. Rock Creek is special because you help make it so.

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