School District News

Gladstone opens fall applications to non-residents
Those living outside the Gladstone School District can apply now to attend Gladstone Schools in 2018-19. Open Enrollment applications, due April 1, are available here For more information, call Natalie Weninger at 503.496.3935.

Outstanding programs include:
• Kindergarten science, music, P.E., and art
• Elementary technology, music, library, and P.E.
• Culture of Care for grades K to 8.
• Middle School AVID college readiness program.
• 5-day Outdoor School for all sixth grades
• 36 college-level high school courses
• on-site career-technical classes

Nominate an outstanding teacher by January 31
The nomination period for the Oregon Teacher of the Year closes at the end of January. Anyone can nominate a teacher and all Oregonians are encouraged to nominate their favorite teacher today at oregonteacheroftheyear.orgThe 2019 Oregon Teacher of the Year will receive a $5,000 cash prize (with a matching $5,000 for their school). He or she will serve as a spokesperson and representative for all Oregon teachers. New this year, Regional Teachers of the Year will each receive a cash prize of $500 and will be celebrated across the state. 

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
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]