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The Gresham-Barlow School District
Employee Newsletter
December 2019


DISTRICT'S PORTRAIT OF A GRADUATE SERVES AS A GUIDE TO HELP US ACHIEVE OUR MISSION OF INSPIRING AND EMPOWERING EACH STUDENT

New early warning and intervention system
will provide educators data, supports, to assist struggling students

Student Success Act and High School Success funds (Measure 98) making investment possible

GRESHAM HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER WINS PRESTIGIOUS MILKEN EDUCATOR AWARD


Julie Rowell recognized for boosting student achievement, mentoring colleagues


Watch Julie receive her award in a surprise announcement below!
NEW EAST GRESHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DEDICATED

Funded by the 2016 school bond, new facility has secure vestibule entrance and internally locking classroom doors, 30 classrooms, modern technology, and more!

Couldn't make it to the November 12 dedication?

Tour the new school through this video featuring staff sharing how the new East Gresham Elementary has increased student engagement!

GBSD SCHOOLS SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER

Choirs and bands from across the district participate in MetroEast Community Media's Holiday Showcase

Watch Dexter McCarty Middle School's Choir perform "Feliz Navidad"
GRESHAM-BARLOW EDUCATION FOUNDATION BRINGS NEARPOD TO EVERY EDUCATOR IN THE DISTRICT
Available for both Chromebooks and iPads

-Lessons delivered synchronously on all classroom devices
-Educators can add quizzes and polls
-Catalog of 7,000 lessons in all subject areas


SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES NEW SCHOOL BOUNDARIES
Boundary Review Committee, made up of parents from across the District, met nine times to create recommended changes
Transition plan under development

DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM EXPANDING

Second program will open fall of 2020 at North Gresham Elementary
-Native Spanish and English speakers will learn together, initially in Spanish
-Program begins in kindergarten, will move up one grade level per year

GOOGLE

SECURITY

ALERTS



When Google detects suspicious login activity, such as a login attempt from a foreign country using your login and password, they block the attempt and send the user an email alert.

Learn what steps to take if you or a student receives this type of notification.
The School Board honored DMMS Assistant Principal Amy Nimz for being named best in state
Gresham Police Chief Robin Sells served as Principal for a Day October 29 at HCES
The school district hosted the November 22 Chamber AM and showed off the new East Gresham Elementary School to local business leaders
Dates to remember
  • December 23-January 3: Winter Break-No School
  • January 6: Board Work Session, GBSD Public Safety and Schools Building - 6 pm
  • January 6: Board Meeting, GBSD Public Safety and Schools Building - 7 pm
  • January 23: Board Work Session, Center for Advanced Learning - 6 pm
  • February 6: Board Work Session, GBSD Public Safety and Schools Building - 6 pm
  • February 6: Board Meeting, GBSD Public Safety and Schools Building - 7 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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