School District News

50 Years of Fabulous
Homecoming is special this year as Gladstone High School celebrates 50 years educating Gladstone students. Alumni & community members are invited to join us on Friday, October 21 at 5 p.m. for school tours and an open house. The football game starts at 7 p.m., with a food drive to support the Gladstone Food Pantry & Backpack Buddies. Those donating at least 2 food items will receive a $1 discount on game admission.

Gladstone Education Foundation seeks new members
The Gladstone Education Foundation is seeking applicants to join its Board of Directors. Since 2000, the Foundation has raised private funding to promote academic achievement and enhanced learning opportunities for Gladstone students, educators, and youth organizations.

More information about the Gladstone Education Foundation and applications for Board positions are available on their website: For details, call Tammy at 503.655.2777. Applications are due October 31.

Financial aid workshops help families plan for college & career
Gladstone High will offer two financial aid workshops, both in the school cafeteria. From 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, October 24, there will be a presentation by the Assistant Director of Financial Aid from Lewis & Clark College. From 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, a financial Aid Advisor from Clackamas Community College will present. All are welcome regardless of the college or trade school they plan to attend.

College Savings information night
Whether your child goes to college or trade school, higher education will help them find success. To learn strategies to save for your child’s future, join us for an hour-long presentation by the Oregon College Savings Plan in the John Wetten cafeteria  with sessions starting at 5:30 or 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 27. JWE families who sign up can enter a drawing to win a $529 savings account for their child.  For more information, visit 

Sign up now for fall activities
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.”