Schedule change an opportunity for extra student support
Moving the start and release times at GHS up 15 minutes created an opportunity for after school support with teachers each day from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Students who are failing any class are required to attend to get the help they need to raise their grades.
138 GHS students volunteer to help Gladstone neighbors
For the 5th straight year, athletes and student leaders from Gladstone High School volunteered on a rainy Saturday, taking on outside chores for seniors across the community. At this year’s event, 138 students joined forces with 19 staff members and five community volunteers, tacking outdoor chores at 22 different sites. They raked leaves, mowed lawns, pruned hedges, and spread bark mulch. Besides helping senior citizens, they also tackled trail improvements at the Gladstone Nature Park.
GHS girls robotics takes second place
Competing against a city-wide competition with 20 teams, Gladstone’s girls robotics team finished second at the Girls Generation competition at Catllin Gabel. “Our team had the most consistent and fastest climbing robot in the competition,” said head coach Steve Stewart. “The students worked hard for two weeks designing, building, wiring, and programming the robot for this competition.” The goal of the girls-only competition is to increase the number of girls involved in STEM learning: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
GHS athletes learn CPR
Athletes from Gladstone High School gathered for hands-on CPR instruction from the Gladstone Fire Department. The goal of the effort is to ensure that each team has students trained to respond in the event of a medical emergency during practices or games.
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]