School notes for March 21
Spring recreation for all ages
With classes for all ages, Gladstone and Oregon City's community schools programs offer a wide range of opportunities to master new skills or discover a new hobby.
Adult classes range from technology use, cooking and Spanish to organic gardening, art and investing. Driver education is offered for teens, and youth classes include several dance and sports options. Register at bit.ly/2lUiDaZ or 503-650-2570 for Gladstone classes, or at occe.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/home or 503-785-8520 for Oregon City classes.
Students to produce live town hall on school safety
Focusing on school safety and gun violence in classrooms, student anchors will host a 60-minute, live town-hall forum starting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21.
The show is being produced entirely by students in the Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Center Broadcasting and Social Media Program with assistance from the North Clackamas School District's journalism program.
The filming is closed to the public, but it will be recorded and shown on the Clackamas County educational access channels on Comcast channels 27/28.
The students plan to interview Milwaukie Mayor Mark Gamba, a representative of the North Clackamas School District, a student organizer for the upcoming student-sponsored marches and U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Clackamas County.
Students will have a chance to share their thoughts and ask questions during the program. The show will be recorded and shown again on the educational access channels in Clackamas County following Wednesday's live show.
Foundation seeks board applicants
The Gladstone Education Foundation is accepting applications for openings on its board of directors. Since 2000, the foundation has raised more than $1 million in private funding to promote academic achievement and enhanced learning opportunities for Gladstone students, educators and youth organizations.
"We are a motivated team of hands-on volunteers who collaborate on fundraisers and grant giving to help Gladstone students, staff and community members," said Executive Director Tammy Tracy. "We are looking to recruit some energetic and innovative folks with a commitment to schools to join us in moving the foundation forward."