What’s new at John Wetten?

Gladstone opens fall applications to non-residents
Those living outside the Gladstone School District can apply now to attend Gladstone Schools in 2018-19. Open Enrollment applications are available hereApplications are due April 1 for spots in grades K to 10. For more information, call Natalie Weninger at 503.496.3935.

Outstanding programs include:
• Kindergarten science, music, P.E., and art
• Elementary technology, music, library, and P.E.
• Culture of Care for grades K to 8.
• Middle school AVID college readiness program.
• 5-day Outdoor School for all sixth grades
• 36 college-level high school courses
• on-site career-technical classes

Nominate an outstanding teacher by January 31
The nomination period for the Oregon Teacher of the Year closes at the end of January. Anyone can nominate a teacher and all Oregonians are encouraged to nominate their favorite teacher today at oregonteacheroftheyear.orgThe 2019 Oregon Teacher of the Year will receive a $5,000 cash prize (with a matching $5,000 for their school). He or she will serve as a spokesperson and representative for all Oregon teachers. New this year, Regional Teachers of the Year will each receive a cash prize of $500 and will be celebrated across the state.

Car dealers support John Wetten Elementary
Students at John Wetten Elementary will benefit from two grants awarded by local car dealers. Carlos Martinez, general manager of Town and Country Honda, first presented a check for $1,000 from Northwest Honda Dealers, and then matched it with a $1,000 grant from his local dealership. Martinez said the school was chosen for the grant because of its dedicated teachers and strong base of parent volunteers.

Education Foundation grants benefit Gladstone kids
This month the Gladstone Education Foundation [GEF] awarded nearly $21,000 to support 19 school and community projects. Funding went to all four schools in the district as well as two non-profits, the Clackamas Bookshelf and the Gladstone Kids Clothes Closet.  The grants will provide funding to support technology in the classroom, technology in the library, art equipment, science materials, construction materials, learning tools for ELL students, photography equipment, weights for high school students, Master clinicians for band students at two schools, and more.

Elementary reading scores jump
In the past two years, students at John Wetten Elementary have made tremendous gains in English Language Arts. State test scores from last spring showed fifth graders beat the state average by 5.3 percent, fourth graders by 11.4 percent, and third graders by 13.3 percent.

Join the Leopard Pride Parents Group!
We invite you to join our community of parents and faculty working together to provide student enrichment.  To get information send an email to JWEPFO@gmail.com.