OMSI visits Gardiner Middle School; Gladstone groups team up to deliver holiday cheer

Representatives from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry visited Gardiner Middle School, providing hands-on science learning for talented and gifted students in Oregon City.

Students learned laboratory techniques to extract DNA and practiced forensic science to examine their own fingerprints. Evidence analysis and analytical thinking were part of the lesson.

Gladstone groups team up to deliver holiday cheer

Student leaders at Gladstone High School helped organize the annual Adopt-a-Family holiday project in Gladstone, working to order specific toys for each child and sort a mountain of food donations from the community.For many weeks this fall, four Gladstone groups were in a flurry of preparations to make the holidays brighter for neighbors in need.

"Working together is so much fun," said Mike Funk of the Gladstone Fire Department. "The Gladstone Fire Department gathered food donations and raised funds to purchase toys. Kiwanis donated hams. Rotary donated gift cards, gloves, and hats. And our amazing Gladstone High students ordered specific toys for each child, organized a mountain of food donations, and helped load up delivery vehicles."

Wearing Santa hats and other festive attire, volunteers from all four groups joined forces with City of Gladstone staff and employees from Latus Motors to deliver the food and gifts to 120 Gladstone families.

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