School District News

District plan for new funding based on public input
The Student Success Act will bring Gladstone Schools over $1 million per year starting in fall 2020. The district plan for how to spend these funds to boost student achievement will be based on input from parents, staff and students gathered in fall 2019.
Find out the latest about the plan.

GHS athletes achieve Academic All-State Honors
Two Gladstone High  teams received recognition as athletes maintaining high academic achievement. The girls cross-country team had the state’s third best academic standing, with a 3.84 average grade point average. The football team also qualified for Academic All-State, with a 3.0 average grade point average.

Gladstone middle schoolers qualify for All-State Choir
Kraxberger Middle School students Marley Jo Iden [grade 8], Eowyn Coombe [grade 7] and Mikayla Bradley [grade 8] qualified for the Middle School All-State Choir. “They will get the opportunity to sing with top middle school singers from across Oregon this in January in Eugene,” said Choir Director Josh Weir. ”They will also get to work with world-renowned conductors.”

Wetten jog-a-thon raises over $24,000
Students at John Wetten raised more than $24,085 at their fall jog-a-thon. The top student fundraiser was Samael Perez, who brought in $1,020 single-handedly. Some of the funds raised will cover the cost of events throughout the year, including the dance party, the school carnival, staff appreciation, and staff conference dinners. In addition, the funds will be used for classroom supplies, field trips, technology, and school activities.

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.