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The Gresham-Barlow School District
Employee Newsletter
October 2019
A HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY

Student Success Act will be a game-changer for our schools and our community

Students, staff and the community invited to share their ideas on what's working and how we can improve access and opportunities for our students

NEW NORTH GRESHAM ELEMENTARY OPENS THIS FALL

Funded by the 2016 school bond, new school has 73,500 square feet, 30 classrooms, modern technology, secure vestibule entrance, and more

Video on school features students and staff sharing how new facility positively impacts student learning



GBSD LAUNCHES SPANISH/ENGLISH DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM



Program designed to build bilingualism and biliteracy skills


Launched at Highland Elementary in two kindergarten classes

Watch students in the Dual Language Immersion Program

develop their Spanish language through singing!

GRESHAM-BARLOW EDUCATION FOUNDATION BRINGS NEW LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO SCHOOLS
System increases students' access to books

-Connects together every library in the district
-Features visual interface for students to browse for books with a variety of filter options
-Includes educator resource-sharing tool

BEWARE OF PHISHING SCAMS

Scams can be hard to spot
-Emails frequently have an official-looking appearance
-Information gathered by thieves used to access accounts, commit identity theft
-GBSD's Technology Department has cybersecurity resources just for staff


COMMUNITY INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN 5K RUN/WALK AND KID'S FUN RUN



Sam Barlow High School Alumni Association holding event to raise money for student scholarships
5K Run/Walk takes place November 9
East Gresham Elementary Principal Kimberly Miles named GBSD's "Instructional Leader of the Year"
GBSD received the "Recycler of the Year, Youth Education" from the Association of Oregon Recyclers
Every school in the District showed its pride at the annual Teddy Bear Parade!
Dates to remember
  • November 3: End of Daylight Savings Time
  • November 7: Board Work Session, GBSD Public Safety and Schools Building - 6 pm
  • November 7: Board Business Meeting, GBSD Public Safety and Schools Building - 7 pm
  • November 11: Veterans Day - No School
  • November 21: Board Work Session, Center For Advanced Learning - 6 pm
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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