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Employee Newsletter
March 2018


Last fall's academic audit of the school district identified how our district and schools can improve

Learn about recent work to analyze those results, identify areas of urgency, and narrow them down to three priorities. More
STEAM: Saving lives one hatch at a time
Clear Creek Middle School's STEAM class is a top ten finalist in Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow Contest. They are sending two students to NYC to make an in-person pitch for the grand prize! Read more about their journey and how you can help


Security summit highlights school district's commitment to student safety
Thanks to the 2016 school bond, safety and security improvements are coming to every school in the district. Learn more

Gresham-Barlow graduate competes at the Winter Olympics
Former Sam Barlow High School Bruin Sam Michener made us proud at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Read more about his huge accomplishment

Teachers embrace a new scheduling model and other changes to help special needs students thrive
Dexter McCarty Middle School staff recently made changes at their school to better meet the needs of special educaion students. Learn about the changes that are making a difference

Apply for an Innovation Grant

The Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation is accepting proposals from district teachers, administrators, and program directors until April 3. Learn more



March 5-9, 2018 was Classified Employees Appreciation Week
The Gresham-Barlow School Board honored our classified staff members by adopting a resolution at the March 1 school board meeting declaring March 5-9 Classified School Employees Week. The celebration also included honoring Oregon School Employees Association Co-President Erika Fuller. Thank you for all you do classified staff members!
Barlow High School graduate Sam Michener competed in the Winter Olympics as part of a 4-man bobsled team! His mom, Sherry, is a GBSD team member and sent us this picture from PyeongChang, South Korea.
East Orient Elementary School's annual spelling bee was a huge success! Congratulations to Aubrey, who was our spelling bee champion!
East Gresham Elementary
School teacher Kathryn Girard and her 16-17 5th graders were published in the book "Up Close and Personal with Reading" by Sheryl Green.
Dates to remember
  • March 22: Budget 101, Center for Advanced Learning - 7 p.m.
  • March 26 - March 30: Spring Break, No School
  • April 5: Board Work Session, GBSD Public Safety and Schools Building - 6 p.m.
  • April 5: Board Business Meeting, GBSD Public Safety and Schools Building - 7 p.m.
  • April 12: Board Work Session, Center for Advanced Learning - 6 p.m.
  • April 26: Board Work Session, Center for Advanced Learning - 6 p.m.

Every Student Prepared for Success
Questions or Comments? Contact Athena Vadnais | 503-261-4550
Gresham-Barlow School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of this district and the board of education that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups in any educational programs, activities or employment.
Gresham-Barlow provides equal access to individuals with disabilities.
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