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The Insider February 2020

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The Gresham-Barlow School District
Employee Newsletter
February 2020
FEBRUARY: A TIME TO CELEBRATE OUR PRIDE FOR LEADERS AND LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER
GBSD'S 2019-20 school year has also featured many celebrations
School bond renovations across the district making history and building school pride
VERIZON INNOVATIVE LEARNING PROGRAM COMES TO GRESHAM-BARLOW SCHOOL DISTRICT
Company's education initiative targets under-resourced middle schools across the country
Clear Creek Middle School and Dexter McCarty Middle School selected to receive devices for all students, teachers, and administrators in the school building along with technology coach
GBSD'S TOMORROW BUS COMING SOON
Mobile innovation lab will bring STREAM learning opportunities to students
Students will experience hands-on, real-world activities
INDUSTRY/ EDUCATOR EXCHANGES IN GBSD CREATING BENEFICIAL PARTNERSHIPS THAT LEAD TO ENGAGING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
District in second year of bringing together industry partners and educators
Partnerships underway in Construction Pathways and Multi-Media Pathways at various schools

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SCHMIDT RECEIVES OMEA AWARD
Sam Barlow High School principal receives Outstanding Administrator Award from the Oregon Music Educators Association
Each year, the Oregon Music Educators Association (OMEA) takes nominations from its members for its “Outstanding Administrator Award.” The award is presented at the annual conference banquet in January
DISTRICT AWARDED PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PLANNING GRANT FROM THE BUREAU OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
Mount Hood Community College Workforce Development is a grant partner
Meeting held in January to begin planning and bring together representatives from multiple sectors
SECOND HOME PROGRAM RECEIVES GRANT TO HELP MORE STUDENTS IN NEED OF STABLE HOUSING
Grant funds will be used to house and support two additional students needing stable housing
Program recruits community members to host students in need
GRESHAM-BARLOW SCHOOL DISTRICT: MORE THAN ONE SCORE
New brochure highlights accomplishments of the district and schools
Student engagement, safety, partnerships, and financial transparency highlighted
GRESHAM-BARLOW EDUCATION FOUNDATION: BRINGING GREAT THINGS TO THE CLASSROOM
Foundation has provided over $2.3 million in funding since its inception
-Annual phone-a-thon to raise monies for culturally diverse books

-Staff can support the foundation through payroll deduction, and fund classroom innovation grants


TECHNOLOGY TIP
Think before You Click!
- What is Social Engineering?

-Knowing what to look for can be hard if you are not familiar with how this information is used or how cybercriminals attempt to extract this data from you
Samsung has named Clear Creek Middle School its Oregon winner in the Solve for Tomorrow technology contest!
Reporters from KGW-TV and KATU News visited Gordon Russell Middle School and interviewed student Annabelle Tinio for her act of kindness: a lemonade stand she set up to raise funds for school supplies for less fortunate students.
Sam Barlow High School's Life Skills Program and AVID students put on Barlow’s annual New Year’s Dance January 10!
Dates to remember
  • February 21: School Board Strategic Planning, Gresham City Hall - 8 am - 5 pm
  • March 2: March 6: Classified Employees Appreciation Week
  • March 5: Board Work Session, GBSD Public Safety and Schools Building - 6 pm
  • March 5: Board Business Meeting, GBSD Public Safety and Schools Building - 7 pm
  • March 12: Elementary Schools - Grading Day - No School
  • March 12: Board Work Session, Center for Advanced Learning - 6 pm
  • March 13: No School - ES Curriculum & Instruction Day, MS Grading Day, HS Standards and Assessment Day
  • March 19: Budget Committee Meeting 101, Center for Advanced Learning - 7 pm
  • March 23 - March 27: No School - Spring Break
Inspire and Empower Each Student
Questions or Comments? Contact Athena Vadnais
gbsdcommunications@gresham.k12.or.us | 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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