After Thanksgiving, the holiday season kicks off with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. What’s next? #GivingTuesday is a special day to support the charity of your choice with financial contributions.Gladstone students and families. are helped every day by over a dozen non-profit agencies. This #GivingTuesday, November 28, we invite you to consider a contribution to any of these fine organizations. Because these partners are what the Gladstone School District is thankful for.
Kraxberger Rising: a blog post from Superintendent Bob Stewart
Gladstone has many traditions, and one of my favorites is the Gladstone Education Foundation Dinner/Auction Fundraiser. This year’s event delivered on its promise of a fun evening to unify our community in support of Gladstone students and staff. I’m proud to say the dinner/auction was the most successful fundraiser thus far, exceeding donations from past fundraisers. [Read the full Blog]
Gladstone offers fall recreation programs
From line dance and Spanish to investing, crafts, and cooking classes, the Gladstone Community Schools program offers dozens of affordable course options for all ages. Youth options include driver education, martial arts, dance, sports, and music classes. A full list of options is at http://gladstone.k12.or.us/district-departments/community-education/. For more information, call 503.650.2570.
138 teens help with Give it Back Day
For the 5th straight year, athletes and student leaders from Gladstone High School volunteered on a rainy Saturday, taking on outside chores for seniors across the community. At this year’s event, 138 students joined forces with 19 staff members and five community volunteers, tacking outdoor chores at 22 different sites. They raked leaves, mowed lawns, pruned hedges, and spread bark mulch. Besides helping senior citizens, they also tackled trail improvements at the Gladstone Nature Park.
Classroom technology expands
A dramatic increase in classroom technology is one of the biggest education changes in Gladstone schools over the past four years. Since fall 2014, Chromebooks have become the most widely used technology tool, with nearly 1300 devices spread across the district. Another tool used in Gladstone classrooms is the iPad, with about 130 devices spread across the four schools. Most iPads are used with special education students.