Community. Integrity. Perseverance.

Sign up now for summer camps & recreation
Gladstone’s Community School program offers a number of summer day camps and  recreation classes, from soccer, baseball, basketball, football, several types of dance, and martial arts. Sign up now: https://apm.activecommunities.com/gladstonesdcommed
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Kraxberger offers summer school program
Students starting grades 6 to 8 can attend summer school at Kraxberger Mondays to Thursdays from July 25 to August 11. This includes reading, math, P.E., technology, art, and drama. Lunch and transportation will be provided. 
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Kraxberger to add electives, 7-period schedule
To increase elective opportunities for all students while continuing academic support programs, next fall Kraxberger Middle School will switch to a seven-period school day. The decision was made after the full staff conducted a multi year, in-depth study of the impacts of this model on student success.

“Students love choices,” said Principal Heather Bailey. “It’s often a student’s elective class that motivates them to attend school regularly and connect with a teacher.”

Electives also provide engaging ways to teach skills like collaboration, attention to detail, and time management while reinforcing academics like reading, writing, and math.

This fall, Kraxberger plans to offer some new elective classes, including STEM, 6th grade success, and drama.
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Kraxberger expands club options
Kraxberger Middle School just launched a wide array of clubs designed to help students connect to their school community. New options include Track, Ping Pong, Homework Club, Writers Club, Students Advocating for Equity [SAFE], and Environmental Club.

The long success of Kraxberger’s Gearheads Robotics Club and E-Recycling Club have shown many benefits for middle schoolers.

“All of these clubs provide a safe space for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders to make and grow connections with teachers, staff and peers,” said program coordinator Jammie Landis. “Kids can learn new skills while having fun and building community within their school.”