Education Foundation plans auction
To raise funds for education and youth programs, the Gladstone Education Foundation plans an auction and dinner on Saturday, February 20, at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds. The event will have a Country Chic theme.
Those interested in event sponsorship, donating auction items, or purchasing tickets should call GEF Executive Director Tammy Tracy at 503.655.2777.
Sixth grader trains guide dog
Avery Williams, a sixth grader at Kraxberger, recently completed a two-year service project, raising a guide dog puppy to serve a blind person. She attended training sessions and worked daily to socialize and teach basic skills to Truckee, a golden Labrador retriever. This summer, her hard work paid off, Truckee completed training and began assisting his new owner. Avery plans to start training her second guide dog in December.
Gearheads recycle old electronics
The Kraxberger Gearheads will recycle your old flat screen TVs, audio equipment, computers, printers, cords, cables, chargers, server racks, servers, and routers. In addition, they also take donations of metal and recyclable cans and bottles.
To schedule pickup of your donations, email mentor Shawn Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save time — eat breakfast at school!
Tired of the morning rush? Have your student eat breakfast at school. Students eligible for free lunch can get free breakfast, too. For others, the cost is just $1.50.
History teachers visit Egypt!
Egyptian history is part of social studies classes at Kraxberger Middle School in Gladstone. When Kraxberger teachers Lori Chambers, Amy Otto, and Laura Fuller had an opportunity to travel to Egypt this summer, they found a way to bring their students along, setting up a travel blog to share their adventures.
Before school was out, the social studies department encouraged students to follow their travels and post questions on the blog, http://ottoegypt.blogspot.com/. Full of travel photos and the teachers’ adventures, the blog covers history and cultural topics ranging from the 2011 Arab Spring and Egypt’s presidential election to religious customs, wildlife in the Red Sea, and contemporary Egyptian foods.