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 here. Applications 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.org. The 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.
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.
Adopt-a-Family brightens holiday season
This year 115 Gladstone families had a happier holiday season thanks to the Adopt-a-Family program. The effort to serve low-income families is jointly organized by the Gladstone Fire Department, Gladstone Schools, Kiwanis, and Rotary. Families received boxes of food, toys for each child, and gift cards for teens, as well as warm blankets, gloves, and socks. Students from Gladstone High’s Student Senate, National Honor Society, and Key Club helped load up the vehicles of volunteer drivers who delivered the gifts to each family. A video about the project is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKIQCLpw9pI&t=1s