What’s new at John Wetten?

John Wetten still visits his namesake school
John Wetten retired as principal 25 years ago, but he’s still working with students at the Gladstone elementary school named in his honor. “Mr. Wetten comes to the school three or four times a year and works with a pair of students to make bread boards,” explained school secretary Linda Alberico.  “He brings the supplies and talks to the kids about what they like, then helps them create a bread board that highlights their interest..”

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.

Kraxberger Rising: a blog post from Superintendent Bob Stewart
Gladstone has many traditions, and one of my favorites is the Gladstone Education Foundation Dinner/Auction Fundraiser. This year’s event delivered on its promise of a fun evening to unify our community in support of Gladstone students and staff. I’m proud to say the dinner/auction was the most successful fundraiser thus far, exceeding donations from past fundraisers. [Read the full Blog]

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.