School District News

What do you think?
As Gladstone Schools prepares to invest an added $1.4 million per year in our students, we want to know about your child’s education experiences, your family’s education needs, and what would help your child succeed. Please take a few minutes to take two surveys:
Youth Truth Survey: http://ytsurvey.org/gsdfamily19 
District Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GladstoneSSA

District seeks public input on school technology plan
Gladstone Schools is seeking community members to help update the district’s technology plan. This is a short-term commitment:
• Wednesday evening, October 23
• Saturday morning, October 26
• Tuesday evening, November 5 
For information, contact Lennie Bjornsen at bjornsenl@gladstone.k12.or.us or call 503.780.2658 by October 22.

SMART seeks site coordinators in schools
Start Making A Reader Today [SMART] is seeking site coordinators to volunteer in preschools and elementary schools in Gladstone. SMART volunteers help children develop a love of reading by sharing books with adult mentors two times a week. The program runs October through May during school hours with a minimum volunteer commitment of one day per week. To apply, visit www.getsmartoregon.org/volunteer

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.

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.