School District News

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]

Stadium rentals fund turf replacement
When Gladstone High installed artificial turf in 2006, the district knew it would need to replace it in 8 to 10 years. For 11 years, the district set aside field rentals from outside groups and fees from the owner of an on-site cell tower for eventual turf replacement. This summer, new turf was installed using the collected savings, which provided enough funds to cover the cost.

Fall recreation program offers sports, arts, 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, visit or call 503.650.2570