What’s happening at GHS?

Thank you, School Board!
This month, we want to celebrate the contributions our Gladstone School Board makes to our schools.

These seven elected volunteers contribute countless hours to set policy, approve the budget, and oversee essential decisions about education in our community.

Gladstone High launches IT pathway
This fall Gladstone High School launched a new Information Technology pathway to prepare students for high wage, high demand careers in coding, game and application design, website development, software engineering, and data administration.

The new classes include Information Technology, Networking, Linux, Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking, and Server Management. For just $10 per credit, students can earn four to six college credits per class [up to 22 total] in the IT Pathway. They can also take exams to earn CompTIA Industry Certifications.
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Aspiring teachers help children build reading skills
This school year 70 students from Gladstone High will participate in the Tutor Practicum elective. This program gives teens the opportunity to explore careers in teaching, social work, or childcare through hands-on experiences working with younger students in school settings.

Most students volunteer at the GCCF kindergarten or at John Wetten Elementary. However, all four Gladstone schools have some GHS tutors. At the GCCF, teens work one-on-one reading with children. First the student reads to the tutor, and then the tutor reads to them.
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Asher Gonzolez wins national academic honor
Gladstone High senior Asher Gonzolez received the National Hispanic Recognition Award from the College Board for his excellent scholarship and his outstanding performance on the PSAT, a national exam. He is currently ranked first in his class and is a member of the National Honor Society.
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Symphonic Band wins state championship
The Symphonic Band from Gladstone High School won this year’s 4A State Championship, outpacing second place finisher Mazama High School by 39 points.  Watch them perform.

Judges lauded the band for their expressive phrasing and sensitivity, their confident and clear technique, their superb collaboration, and their skill in sight reading.
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At GHS, 87% of students take Career/Technical courses
At Gladstone High School, 87% of students take career/technical [CTEC] classes before graduation. That’s 13% above the state average, and also significantly higher than all neighboring districts, The CTEC Consortium study compiled enrollment from three cohort years from 2017 to 2020. The data can be found here: https://gladstonekids.com/CTEC

“Gladstone’s CTEC classes range from medical terminology, construction technology, and video production to accounting, engineering, and cyber security,” said Principal Kevin Taylor. “Beyond that, we also offer many AP, dual-credit and CCC classes to prepare students for college.