Schools partner with community groups in holiday giving
Again this year Gladstone Schools will partner with Gladstone Fire, Kiwanis, and the Rotary to provide 150 Gladstone families with food and holiday gifts. To donate non-perishable foods or new toys, use the blue donation barrels located at Gladstone Fire, Gladstone Library, US Bank, Mr. Rooter, Air Stream, Baskin Robbins, Gladstone Card Room, YMCA, Latus Motors, Somerset Lodge [8330 Cason Rd.], and Shari’s in the Oregon City Shopping Center.
Education Foundation supports Gladstone Schools: The Gladstone Education Foundation [GEF] awarded over $20,000 in grants to support school and community programs that benefit Gladstone youth. Funded projects include:
- Virtual Welding at Gladstone High
- Expansion of the Backpack Buddies program
- Leveled literacy books for John Wetten Elementary
- Books for the library at Kraxberger Middle School
- Capturing Story Creations for kindergarten
- Early literacy programs at Gladstone Public Library
- Challenge Day for 7th graders at Kraxberger Middle School
- Thursday Hour educational events at Gladstone Center for Children & Families
- A ceramics kiln for Gladstone High School
- A Shakespeare Festival Trip for Gladstone High students
Sign up now for winter activities: Looking for a special holiday gift? Is your New Year’s resolution to learn something new? Gladstone’s Community Schools program offers classes and activities for adults and kids. From ukulele and Spanish to dance and sports, you will find fun, affordable courses for the whole family! Register now by clicking the Learning for Life button.
Water & radon testing in Gladstone schools
This summer the Gladstone School District hired an independent lab to systematically test school faucets and drinking fountains to ensure a safe water supply. More than 500 water samples from the district’s five buildings were analyzed for lead and copper. Complete test results are available here.
“Protecting the health of our students and staff is a top priority,” said Superintendent Bob Stewart. “We moved quickly to remedy each problem identified before school started.”