Schools partner with community groups in holiday giving
Again this year Gladstone Schools will partner with Gladstone Fire, Kiwanis, and Rotary to provide 150 Gladstone families with food and holiday gifts. To donate new toys or non-perishable foods, use the blue donation barrels located at Gladstone Fire Department, Gladstone Library, US Bank in Gladstone, Mr. Rooter, Air Stream, Baskin Robbins, Gladstone Card Room, YMCA, Latus Motors, Somerset Lodge [8330 Cason Rd.], and Shari’s Oregon City Shopping Center.
Registration begins for January driver education classes
Gladstone’s community school program is now accepting applicants for a Driver Education class starting January 9. The class runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Gladstone High. Registration and information is available online by visiting www.gladstone.k12.or.us and clicking on the Learning For Life button. To register by phone, call 503.650.2570.
Campus visit builds publication skills: Twenty journalism and yearbook students from Gladstone High visited the University of Oregon in October for a publications conference with high schoolers from across Oregon. “Students were impressed how much they learned,” said teacher Siri Carlson. “They spent the day in workshops with journalism and media experts who shared cutting edge strategies for publications.”
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.”