District plan for new funding based on public input
The Student Success Act will bring Gladstone Schools over $1 million per year starting in fall 2020. The district plan for how to spend these funds to boost student achievement will be based on input from parents, staff and students gathered in fall 2019.
Find out the latest about the plan.
Kraxberger robotics teams compete
The two robotics teams from Kraxberger Middle School had a strong start to their competition season after 19-round contest in Philomath. Team 8132 earned the Think Award for removing engineering obstacles through creative thinking, and Finalist Alliance Award for making it to the final match. Team 8188 earned the Innovate Award for bringing their ideas from concept to reality, and took third place in the Connect Award for connecting with their local STEM community.
Kraxberger kids help create butterfly hill
Pollinators like butterflies and bees are at risk due to habitat loss, urban development, and overuse of pesticides. That’s why Karen Zerzan’s sixth grade class from Kraxberger Middle School is helping to create a butterfly/pollinator hill at Gladstone Nature Park, located two blocks from their school.
“Students come for half an hour each week. We planted some milkweed last week and did some sheet-mulching to create a bed for plants,” said FOGNAP leader Nancy Eichsteadt. “On their next visit they plan to make a video and install leaf molds they made in a previous class.”
Kraxberger singers qualify for All-State Choir
Kraxberger Middle School students Marley Jo Iden [grade 8], Eowyn Coombe [grade 7] and Mikayla Bradley [grade 8] qualified for the Middle School All-State Choir.
“They will get the opportunity to sing with top middle school singers from across Oregon this in January in Eugene,” said Choir Director Josh Weir. ”They will also get to work with world-renowned conductors.”
Kraxberger Gearheads donate to school programs
The fundraising efforts of the Kraxberger Gearheads robotics club have been so successful that they routinely give grants to support other programs at their school. Recently they donated $500 to the school’s leadership program for gardening supplies, and $500 to the school.