Gladstone Education Foundation awards $21,500 in grants
This fall, the Gladstone Education Foundation [GEF] invested more than $21,500 in 10 education projects across the district, from sports equipment and microscopes to robots and dyslexia supports.
Inspired by watching a TED talk in class, students in Kraxberger Middle School’s AVID college preparedness program wrote a proposal with the goal of attending a TEDx event.
Gift ideas: sports, arts, dance & driver education classes!
Gladstone’s community schools program offers low-cost classes and recreation programs for children, teens, and adults. Youth classes range from hip-hop and ballet to martial arts, sports, and driver education.. Adult courses include watercolor and oil painting, yoga, first aid, investing, and Spanish. To register, call 503.650.2570 or visit the website.
Kraxberger Rising takes middle school to the next level
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 Wellness Center to help students learn self-regulation skills and 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]