ONTARIO SCHOOL DISTRICT

We're O Positive.

O Positive is more than a slogan for us.
It's our way of telling a story of the many
successes that are deserving of Ontario's pride.
Are you ready to be a part of our story?

Congratulations to Pam Helfrich

For the past two years, OHS Art Teacher Pam Helfrich has been working towards National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification. Upon completion this fall, she became one of only 190 teachers in the state of Oregon to hold this certification.

NBPTS is an independent, nonprofit organization governed by a board of directors made up of classroom teachers, administrators, school board leaders, legislators and higher education officials. While state licensing systems set entry-level standards for novice teachers, National Board Certification establishes advanced standards for experienced teachers.

National Board Certification is a symbol of teaching excellence as candidates are judged their peers and must accomplish a variety of requirements. Assignments such as teaching portfolios, student work samples and taping of the candidate