What’s happening at GHS?

Actor Kristen Bell’s fans shower GHS with gifts
GHS teacher Emmett Pearson was among those selected by actor Kristen Bell to benefit from a school supply drive for her language arts, drama, and film studies students. More than 130 packages were delivered to Gladstone High, including multiple class sets of novels, books for film studies and drama classes, Chromebook computers, composition books, I-pads, wireless microphones, pens, highlighters, backpacks, and more.

Students seek Gladstone seniors who need help with yard work
For the sixth straight year, 150 athletes and student leaders from Gladstone High School are planning Gladstone Gives Back, a community service event  on October 20. Gladstone senior citizens and homebound neighbors are invited to contact event organizers if they need help with outside chores like leaf raking, weeding, lawn mowing, firewood stacking, or fence painting. For assistance, call Lynnda Prom at 503.655.2544, ext. 414 or email proml@gladstone.k12.or.us.

Fall recreation program offers sports, arts, driver education
Gladstone’s community schools program offers low-cost classes and recreation programs for children, teens, and adults. Youth classes range from hip-hop and ballet to martial arts, sports, and driver education.. Adult courses include watercolor and oil painting, yoga, first aid, investing, and Spanish. To register, visit www.gladstone.k12.or.us or call 503.650.2570.

Stadium rentals fund turf replacement
When Gladstone High installed artificial turf in 2006, the district knew it would need to replace it in 8 to 10 years. For 11 years, the district set aside field rentals from outside groups and fees from the owner of an on-site cell tower for eventual turf replacement. This summer, new turf was installed using the collected savings, which provided enough funds to cover the cost.