Parent Conferences on Nov. 23 & 24 from 4:30-8:30pm
- Conferences are from 4:30-8:30 each evening.
- Parents please use SignUp Genius to reserve a 15 minute block for conferences
- Parents should receive Conference Info and a Sign Up Genius link from your child's advisory teacher.
Barlow Swag Makes Great Gifts!
Check out the online Bruins Spirit Sideline Store:
National Honor Society Tutoring Sessions
NHS is hosting peer led tutoring sessions to help students in specific subject areas. This is a great opportunity for students to get help and interact with other kids. Please see the schedule given below for details.
Days and Times for Tutoring Sessions:
- Mon., Tu., Th., Fri. tutoring session will go from 12:15-1:15
- Wed.Tutoring Sessions will be from 9:30-10:30 and from 12:30-1:30
Links to the Google Meet Sessions:
- Math Tutoring Class Meets
- Science Tutoring Class Meets
- Social Studies Tutoring Class Meets
- English Tutoring Class Meets
GBSD shares update on health metrics and online instruction
DISTANCE LEARNING MODEL MEALS AND DISTRIBUTION
- Grab and go meals will start on September 14, 2020 for students enrolled in Gresham-Barlow School District.
- The current day’s lunch and breakfast for the next day will be packaged for pick-up Monday through Friday via bus routes stops or at designated school sites. Times to be determined.
- Students do not need to be present for meal pickup and meals can be picked up at the designated school locations or bus stops. The parent, student or designee must be prepared to provide the students name, students ID number and what school they normally attend.
- Gresham-Barlow Nutrition Services will be operating the regular national school lunch program, so pricing policies are in effect. To encourage cashless transactions, the Nutrition Department urges parents to utilize the on-line payment system. Please visit mymealtime.com.
Class of 2020 Graduation!
Took place June 4 from 3:00-8:00pm
at Sam Barlow High School
Here are links to videos of the graduation speakers, the commencement program, and senior award winners.
Link to copy of program: Click Here
Dear Class of 2020,Seniors, we wanted to send you all a little support during these times. Just know everyone at Barlow continues to think about you and wish you were all still roaming the halls. Wishing you the best and hope this finds you all healthy and doing well. Just open the link and enjoy!Thinking of you Seniors: https://youtu.be/
ASPIRE is a program that connects community volunteers with students to both mentor and assist them in choosing post high school options as well as completing applications for college and scholarships. Our ASPIRE Program has been instrumental in helping students succeed after high school by showing them the various options available to them. We are looking for more volunteers to become part of the ASPIRE Program and help in our College and Career Center. For more information, view this Video Clip. If you are interested, please contact Patty Neuenschwander in the College and Career Center at 503.258.4890.
Student of the Month
As part of our student recognition program we send PRIDE Notes (a post card) home to students who have demonstrated Purpose, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Excellence. Each month we then compile a list of students, by grade level, and generate a ballot for staff to vote both a male and female student to become a Student of the Month. In order to spotlight our best and brightest, students receive a certificate, their picture is hung in a main hall for the month, and they get a PRIDE T-shirt.
Sam Barlow High School Coach Jay Jacobsen receives ‘Coach of Significance' Award from the United Soccer Coaches Association
Coach honored for this dedication to student athletes and advancing the sport of soccer
Hayden honored for dedication to promoting literacy and love of reading
Certification demonstrates professional has required knowledge, expertise, and fiscal credibility to manage district finances
Degrees and Certifications:
Dear Barlow Community,
For the past 22 years I have had the pleasure of working with students as an educator. During this time, I have been a science teacher, a technology teacher, a coach, and an administrator. Through my time in the Gresham Barlow School District I have worked at both Sam Barlow High School and at Gordon Russell Middle School. In each school I have learned some very different skills and walked away from each building with some life long lessons.
The first lesson I have learned is that regardless of where you are, a major component to school success is based on the community that supports a school. Whether that is a parent group, an athletic team, an academic department, or a group of high-energy students, community is what drives a school. Yes it is important that we provide a curriculum that pushes our kids to excel in academic areas, but it is more important that we structure our school in a way that builds a community of high expectations for all. For if we do this, and we support kids, there is no ceiling for what our students will accomplish.
The second lesson I have learned is that kids don't really care how much you know, until they know how much you care. It is our job as a school to build a community where there are no invisible kids and each student knows that they are important. There must be a place where every student feels safe, has an adult to talk to, and knows that they can reach out to a mentor at any given time. When we establish a culture such as this, students feel free to explore, stretch themselves academically, and are willing to help one another accomplished goals.
The third and final lesson I have learned is that education is a process. With that in mind, it is our job to provide students with an environment that works through developmental stages over a four-years so they can gain the skills needed to graduate from high school. That means we must support them academically, provide a safe environment for social interactions, and teach behavior expectations so all students can grow and learn while at Barlow. We must understand that a fourteen-year-old freshman boy is going to learn a little different than a senior girl. We must understand that a sophomore girl is going to face challenges that a sophomore boy will be clueless about. Through this process, we need to rely upon the relationships we have formed with our students to guide them on this journey, all the while pushing them to exceed their own personal expectations.
As I think about this upcoming school year I can't convey in words how honored I am to serve as your principal and lead Sam Barlow High School. It is a great school, a great staff, and a great community that deserves the very best. While I will never claim to know it all, I will always work my hardest to provide the best experience I can for you and your students.
Bruce C. Schmidt, Jr.
Sam Barlow High School