School District News

Winter recreation programs make great holiday gifts!
Gladstone’s community education program invites you to launch your holiday shopping or jump-start your New Year’s resolution by choosing a winter recreation class. Adult options range from Spanish, first aid and quilting to barbecue cooking, and country line dance. Youth options include sports, hip-hop, driver education, ukulele, and more. A full list of options is at http://gladstone.k12.or.us/district-departments/community-education/. For more information, call 503.650.2570.

Education Foundation grants benefit Gladstone kids
This month the Gladstone Education Foundation [GEF] awarded nearly $21,000 to support 19 school and community projects. Funding went to all four schools in the district as well as two non-profits, the Clackamas Bookshelf and the Gladstone Kids Clothes Closet.  The grants will provide funding to support technology in the classroom, technology in the library, art equipment, science materials, construction materials, learning tools for ELL students, photography equipment, weights for high school students, Master clinicians for band students at two schools, and more.

Kraxberger Rising: a blog post from Superintendent Bob Stewart
Kraxberger Rising will help our middle schoolers rise up to meet the challenges of today’s students through help in three targeted areas:
• A Student Resource Center to provide on-site clothes, food, school supplies, and social services.
• A Student Celebration Center, a gathering place to honor kindness, community, performing arts, and academic success.
• A Family Resource Center where middle school parents can mentor and learn from each other, and families can connect with support programs. [Read the full Blog]