The School Board made changes to this year’s school calendar.
• Friday, April 19 will be a regular school day.
• Wednesday, May 8 all Gladstone schools will be closed.
The School Board made these calendar changes to ensure our students get their full allotment of instructional hours in the event of a possible May 8 statewide teacher day of action related to insufficient school funding.
Gladstone graduation rate hits historic high
Gladstone’s class of 2018 had a district graduation rate of over 88 percent, up nearly 3 percent from the previous year. The rate, a historic high, is more than 9 percent above the state average. In the past five years, the district raised the graduation rate over 9 percent.
Education Foundation raises over $57,000 for schools
Over 280 people attended the Gladstone Education Foundation [GEF] dinner and auction, netting $57,000 for Gladstone schools and youth programs. Of that, $13,000 will support development of a new dental clinic at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families.
“We are so fortunate to witness the generosity of the Gladstone community when the opportunity arises to support its children,” said GEF President Terry Marsh. “Auction attendees responded overwhelmingly to support youth dental services. Many uninsured children will now have the opportunity to receive dental care to keep them healthy and promote their self-esteem.”
Register for sports, arts, dance & driver education
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.