School District News

Stacie Moncrief appointed to School Board
The Gladstone School Board appointed Stacie Moncrief to fill an opening on the board after Sharon Soliday resigned in June. A 13-year resident of Gladstone, Moncrief is an elementary school principal in the David Douglas School District. She has worked in education for 22 years and has two children attending Gladstone schools, a seventh grader and a fifth grader.

School registration & back-to-school information
What are the key dates and events families need to know about to get kids registered and ready for school? Find out here.

Stadium rentals fund turf replacement
When Gladstone High installed artificial turf in 2006, the district knew it would need to replace it in 8 to10 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.

Keep kids busy all summer long
Need a plan to keep your kids active, learning, and busy all summer long? Look no further: our Summer Activity & Resource Guide has opportunities for every age. 

Summer recreation program offers sports, arts, day camps
Gladstone’s community schools program offers low-cost summer classes, day camps, and activities for children, teens, and adults. Youth classes range from theater, guitar, hip-hop and ballet to martial arts, sports camps, day camps, driver education, and babysitting classes. Adult courses include watercolor, mosaics, and garden art as well as canning, yoga, first aid, investing, ukulele, and much more. To register, visit or call 503.650.2570.

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 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]