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District News

The Gresham-Barlow School District has a lot of good news to share!

We're known for high quality employees who are committed to the students they serve
and for outstanding young people determined to make the world a better place.

 

Gresham-Barlow School District's Community Newsletter

Spring 2015 edition of "Gresham-Barlow Schools Today" (pdf)
Fall/Winter 2014 edition of "Gresham-Barlow Schools Today" (pdf)
Spring 2014 edition of "Gresham-Barlow Schools Today" (pdf)

District News Releases
 
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Release Date: December 1, 2016

Superintendent Schlachter to retire at end of school year

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Release Date:
August 23, 2016

Gresham-Barlow School District final water testing update

Gresham-Barlow School District's final results of water quality testing posted

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Release Date: 
August 4, 2016

Gresham-Barlow School Board votes to lower amount of proposed school bond

Gresham-Barlow School District receives $8 million matching grant from state for school construction to help stretch local dollars and address urgent school building needs

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Release Date:  June 13, 2016

Gresham-Barlow School Board commends Schlachter in sixth year of superintendency

Evaluation of superintendent states Superintendent Schlachter presents strong leadership

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Release Date: June 10, 2016

Gresham-Barlow School Board moves forward with plans to put school bond on the November ballot

Every school building impacted by bond—safety and security upgrades, improvements to technology infrastructure, replacement of roofs, and heating and cooling system upgrades
 
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Release Date: June 9, 2016

Gresham-Barlow School District adopts 2016-17 budget

Budget maintains 2015-16 staff additions, updated curriculum and instructional materials,
and restores co-curricular program at the middle school level
 

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Release Date: June 9, 2016

Gresham-Barlow School District water testing update

The district announces voluntary testing for lead in the drinking water of the district's schools
 

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Release Date: May 13, 2016

Gresham-Barlow School District proposes 2016-17 budget

Proposed budget maintains 2015-16 staff additions, updated curriculum and instructional materials,
and restores co-curricular program at the middle school level
 

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Release Date: May 9, 2016

MHCRC TechSmart Initiative funds K-3 Literacy Innovation Project in Gresham-Barlow Schools

Gresham-Barlow School Board and Superintendent Schlachter accept check for $1.37 million
from Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission
 

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Release Date: April 25, 2016

Gresham-Barlow School District to hold community feedback meetings on proposed school bond projects

Share your thoughts and ideas as you learn more about
the proposed school bond
 

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Release Date: March 30, 2016

Environmental Protection Agency recognizes the Gresham-Barlow School District with 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

School district recognized for its sustained leadership 
to protect the environment


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Release Date: March 17, 2016

Gresham-Barlow School District selects principal for
​Gresham High School 


Schaefer to take over the reins July 1 

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Release Date: February 18, 2016

Gresham-Barlow School District launches mobile app to keep community informed and involved

Gresham-Barlow School District today launched an official mobile app

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Release Date: January 15, 2016

Gresham-Barlow School District selects Koch for student support services executive director position

Gresham High School principal to begin work in new position July 1

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Release Date: January 11, 2016

Governor Brown proclaims January School Board Recognition Month

Gresham-Barlow board members honored

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Release Date: December 29, 2015

Volunteers needed to help students become better readers

Do you or someone you know want to become more involved 

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Release Date: December 3, 2015

Gresham-Barlow schools achieve re-certification in the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program

School district is leader in the country for managing energy use


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Release Date: October 2, 2015

Assistant wrestling coach arrested

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Release Date: August 25, 2015

Volunteers needed to help students become better readers

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Release Date: July 14, 2015

Gresham-Barlow School District to hold community meetings on the future of West Gresham Elementary School

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​​Release Date:  June 8, 2015

Springwater Trail High School Principal Named

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Release Date: June 8, 2015

Hall Elementary School Principal Named

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Release Date: June 8, 2015

School board commends Schlachter in fifth year of superintendency

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Release Date: June 5, 2015

Gresham-Barlow School Board adopts 2015-16 budget

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Release Date: April 20, 2015

Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation names Moen executive director

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Release Date: April 3, 2015

Gresham-Barlow School District to begin planning for budget cuts to next year's budget 

Forums planned to provide information about the budget situation and collect feedback

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Release Date: March 5, 2015

Gresham-Barlow School District announces administrative changes for next school year

The Gresham-Barlow School District today announced a series of administrative changes for the 2015-16 school year.

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Release Date: March 2, 2015

Gresham-Barlow School District holds recruitment fair for substitute teachers
 
Substitute teachers needed for Gresham-Barlow and other area school districts
 
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Release Date: March 2, 2015

Answer the Call - 13th annual Phone-a-thon about to begin

Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation raising funds to benefit literacy programs in every school

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Release Date: February 25, 2015

West Gresham Elementary School to hold 'Celebration of Life' for Stacia Fogle

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Release Date: February 6, 2015

Gresham-Barlow School Board votes to move forward with planning for
full-day kindergarten

 
Research shows kindergarten students who participate in full-day programs read at higher levels
 
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Release Date: October 31, 2014

Gresham High teacher named Oregon Teacher of the Year

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Release Date: September 12. 2014


Gresham-Barlow School District seeks applicants for Budget Committee

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Release Date: August 18, 2014

Volunteers needed to help students become better readers

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Release Date: July 16, 2014

Gresham-Barlow School District selects principal for Dexter McCarty Middle School

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Release Date: July 11, 2014

Gresham-Barlow School Board fills board vacancy

School board appoints Sharon Garner to position

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Release Date: July 11, 2014

Gresham-Barlow School District selects principal for Highland Elementary School

 
Release Date: July 9, 2014

Gresham-Barlow School District announces administrative changes for
upcoming school year

 
New principal announced for elementary school, search underway to fill middle school principal position

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Release Date: June 14, 2014

Gresham-Barlow School Board adopts 2014-15 budget

After years of cuts, budget maintains current staffing levels, restores full school year

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Release Date: June 14, 2014

School board commends Schlachter in fourth year of superintendency

Superintendent of Schools recognized for focused leadership, use of data to make instructional decisions
Release Date: June 14, 2014

Gresham-Barlow School Board seeks applicants for board vacancy

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Release Date: June 14, 2014

School board commends Schlachter in fourth year of superintendency

Superintendent of Schools recognized for focused leadership, use of data to make instructional decisions

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Release Date: May 27, 2014
 
Boil water alert lifted
 
Clear Creek Middle School back to using drinking water system
 
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Release Date: May 23, 2014
 
Drinking water system shut down at Clear Creek Middle School due to Boil Water Notice
 
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Release Date: May 9, 2014
 
Gresham-Barlow School District receives $1.8 million School Improvement Grant (SIG)
 
New principal selected to lead effort to improve student achievement

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Release Date: April 29, 2014
 
Gresham-Barlow School District awarded organizational assessment grant
 
Assessment team will review district’s performance in seven core components

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Release Date: April 25, 2014

Gordon Russell Middle School Principal Named

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Release Date: April 24, 2014

Gresham-Barlow School District proposes 2014-15 budget

Budget plan restores a full school year and maintains current staffing levels

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Release Date: March 21, 2014

The Right Brain Initiative and Gresham-Barlow School District bring the arts to all elementary students

Public reception and student art opening on April 14th will honor partnership

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Release Date: March 7, 2014
 
Declining enrollment in Damascus prompts school board to merge schools

Elementary and middle schools will combine to form K-8 school in current Damascus Middle School building

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Release Date: February 7, 2014
 
Gresham-Barlow School District announces administrative changes for next school year

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Release Date: February 6, 2014

Gresham-Barlow’s two large high schools see double digit increase in graduation rate over four years

Every year more Gresham-Barlow students graduate on time ready for college or career

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Release Date: January 22, 2014
 
Gresham High School teacher named the best in state by the Oregon Council for the
Social Studies

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Release Date: January 7, 2014
 
Gresham-Barlow School District placed on College Board’s 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll for Sam Barlow High School’s significant gains in advanced placement access and student performance
 
Gresham-Barlow School District one of three in Oregon to receive honor 
 

Release Date: December 30, 2013
 
Make a difference: Help a child grow their reading skills
 

Release Date: September 16, 2013

Gresham-Barlow School District seeks applicants for Budget Committee

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Release Date: September 9, 2013
 
Students return to schools grounds beautified by community volunteers
 
Local churches join together to pull weeds, paint, and prune
 
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Release Date: September 5, 2013
 
Gresham-Barlow School District holds informational meetings on school bond proposal
 
School bond package would renovate schools, upgrade technology, improve security, and add classroom space
 
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Release Date: June 10, 2013

School board commends Schlachter in third year of superintendency

Superintendent of schools recognized for his focus on effective classroom practices and bringing the community together for long-range planning
 

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Release Date: June 7, 2013

Gresham-Barlow School Board votes to put bond on the November ballot

 
School bond package would renovate schools, upgrade technology, improve security, and add classroom space

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Release Date: June 7, 2013

Gresham-Barlow School Board adopts 2013-14 budget

Concessions by employee groups lessen number of layoffs

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Release Date: May 31, 2013
 
Gresham-Barlow School District announces leadership changes for coming school year

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Release Date: May 17, 2013
 
Gresham-Barlow School District announces administrative changes for 2013-14

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Release Date: April 26, 2013
 
Gresham-Barlow School District proposes 2013-14 budget
 
Budget plan strategically protects key areas while making reductions of $5 million
 
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Release Date: April 5, 2013
 
Gresham-Barlow School Board moves forward with plans to put school bond on the November ballot

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Release Date: March 8, 2013
 
Citizens committee recommends school bond to upgrade school buildings, increase safety, and update technology

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Release Date: February 8, 2013
 
Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation's Eleventh Annual Phone-A-Thon to raise funds to help struggling students improve their reading skills

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Release Date: January 18, 2013
 
Gresham-Barlow School District holds community forums to get input
on possible school bond measure


Community members from all walks of life encouraged to attend to share ideas, opinions, and suggestions

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Release Date: January 7, 2013
 
Volunteers needed to help students improve their reading skills
 
Oasis Program provides training, materials, and support

Release Date: October 22, 2012

Community & business leaders to be 'Principal for a Day'

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Release Date: October 11, 2012

Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation Accomplishes $100,000 Commitment.

2012 Phone-a-Thon completes four-year pledge

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Release Date: September 26, 2012

Gresham-Barlow School Board holds education summit to determine how schools can best meet the needs of today's students.

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Release Date: September 18, 2012

Gresham-Barlow School District seeks applicants for Budget Committee

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Release Date: August 30, 2012

Hundred of volunteers clean and beautify school grounds

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Release Date: August 14, 2012

Volunteers needed to help students improve their reading skills

Oasis Program provides training, materials, and support

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Release Date: July 12, 2012

School board commends Schlachter in second year of superintendency


Superintendent of schools recognized for efforts to focus school district on key objectives

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Release Date: June 28, 2012

New principal selected for Sam Barlow High School

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Release Date: June 18, 2012

School Board approves bargaining agreement with the Oregon School                   Employees Association
 
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Release Date: June 15, 2012

New director selected for the Center for Advanced Learning

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Release Date: May 29, 2012

Tentative agreement reached in negotiations between Gresham-Barlow School District and Oregon School Employees Association

Interest-based approach yields agreement after three days of negotiations

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Release Date: May 18, 2012

Gresham-Barlow School District announces administrative changes for next school year

New school principals announced for two elementary schools

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Release Date: May 14, 2012
 

Author Ann Rule to speak at annual 'Bagels & Books' event

 

Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation—Supporting Kids in the Classroom

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Release Date: May 9, 2012

Principal selected for Highland Elementary School

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Release Date: May 4, 2012

School board approves agreement with teachers union

Settlement prevents teacher layoffs and cuts to programs

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Release Date: April 25, 2012

Tentative agreement reached in negotiations between Gresham-Barlow School District and Gresham-Barlow Education Association

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Release Date: April 23, 2012

New principals announced for Clear Creek Middle School and West Orient Middle School

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Release Date: April 6, 2012

Gresham-Barlow School District responds to reports teachers association will hold
strike vote April 1
1

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Release Date: March 27, 2012

EPA recognizes Gresham-Barlow School District with 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award

GBSD Superintendent participates in Business Roundtable with CEO's from across the nation to share benefits of energy efficiency.
 

Release Date: March 16, 2012

District and Teachers Association to return to the bargaining table March 20

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Release Date: March 13, 2012 

Gresham-Barlow School Board votes to implement final offer in teacher negotiations
            
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Release Date: March 9, 2012 

Gresham-Barlow School Board to consider implementation of final offer in teacher negotiations
 
Superintendent's recommendation comes as critical deadlines loom

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Release Date: March 2, 2012

Adventist Medical Center brings tobacco insider to educate youth in Gresham

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Release Date: February 24, 2012

Gresham-Barlow School District announces limited openings next school year for students living outside district boundaries
 

Release Date: February 8, 2012

Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation's Tenth Annual Phone-A-Thon to raise funds to help elementary students improve their reading skills


Release Date: January 12, 2012

Governor's top education advisor to visit Gresham-Barlow Schools
 
Trip to highlight innovative programs

Release Date: December 16, 2011

Former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury to speak at Gresham High School
 

Release Date: December 8, 2011

Interim principal selected for Highland Elementary School
 
Release Date: October 24, 2011

NECA-IBEW donates $30,000 for new scoreboard at Gresham High School

Release Date: October 19, 2011

Community & business leaders to be 'Principal for a Day'
Release Date: October 5, 2011

More than two hundred attend Gresham-Barlow School District forum on bullying

Parents, students, and educators learn how to deal with destructive behavior

Release Date: September 19, 2011

Gresham-Barlow School District holds Bullying Prevention Forum

Event aimed at providing resources for parents and students

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Release Date: September 8, 2011
 
Gresham-Barlow School District seeks applicants for Budget Committee

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Release Date: August 23, 2011

New director selected for ACE Academy

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Release Date: August 23, 2011

Hundreds of volunteers clean up and beautify school grounds

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East Hill Church makes $15,000 donation to Gresham-Barlow School District
 
Generous donation will help keep after-school program running

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