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The Gresham-Barlow School District
Employee Newsletter
March 2019


Exciting and groundbreaking work is taking place this spring as we #BuildGBSD!

Our Construction Pilot Project will lay the foundation for the Gresham-Barlow School District to expand its career pathways for students preschool to postsecondary! More.


Professional growth and collaboration opportunities for teachers
The Collaboration Grant fosters professional growth and collaboration opportunities for teachers through:
  • Reflective Conversations
  • Professional Growth Specialists
  • Professional Growth Academy
Congratulations to Gresham High School student Ian McMurray for his winning logo design! Learn More
Campaigns For Classrooms – Investing in Your Classroom
The Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation has teamed up with FoundationGIVE to create a crowdfunding platform for district educators. Beginning this year, the GBEF will be using Campaigns For Classroom as a way to disburse classroom grant funds.
  • It is easy to use
  • 100% of donations are directed back to the campaign creator
  • This year, the foundation will use its classroom grant budget to fund classroom campaigns that align with their grant guidelines.


March 4-8, 2019 was Classified Employees Appreciation Week
March 4-8 was Classified School Employees Week in the Gresham-Barlow School District. At the March school board meeting, the celebration included honoring Oregon School Employee's Association First Vice President Tia Ross. Thank you for all you do classified staff members!
GBSD educators strive to inspire creative and innovative thinkers and Clear Creek Middle School's science and STEAM teacher, Tom Erickson, is doing just that. In February, Mr. Erickson was recognized as K103's Honor Roll Educator of the Month! Congratulations!
Thank you to our dedicated staff members who worked on our school grounds during the various winter storms. Gordon Russell Middle School head custodian Jessica Hauck and others are making a difference for our students!
The School Board recognized Gresham High School math teacher Karissa Slack at the January Board Meeting for attaining National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification.
Dates to remember
  • March 25 - March 29: Spring Break, No School
  • April 4: Board Work Session, GBSD Public Safety and Schools Building - 6 p.m.
  • April 4: Board Business Meeting, GBSD Public Safety and Schools Building - 7 p.m.
  • April 8 - April 12: National Library Week
  • April 11: Budget 101 Meeting, Center for Advanced Learning - 7 p.m.
Inspire and Empower Each Student
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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