School notes for March 8
Seventh- and eighth-grade health students at Gardiner Middle School learned hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), an emergency procedure used on people experiencing a heart attack or drowning. CPR is a graduation requirement in Oregon schools.
"This is an important life skill, and you never know when you may need it," said health teacher Tami Archer. "Students leave class with the confidence that if they're needed in an emergency they would know what to do."
The procedure is taught to the rhythm of the popular 1970s disco tune "Stayin' Alive."
Ogden students learn forensic science
Seventh-graders at Ogden Middle School learned about the science behind criminal investigations from Brian Robertson, a forensic scientist with the Oregon State Police.
"Robertson introduced the students to the different disciplines in forensic science, including latent prints, controlled substances and toxicology," said English teacher Evan Howells.
He also shared how he uses skills taught in middle school in his daily work, from reading, writing and organization to collaboration and using inquiry skills to find solutions to problems.
Gladstone begins kindergarten registration
Children who will be 5 by Sept. 1 are invited to join their parents at the Gladstone March into Kindergarten orientation event. The event includes classroom tours, a school bus ride, a raffle and the opportunity to pick up registration packets.
The event is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, 18905 Portland Ave. For more information, call Heidi Smith at 503-496-3939.
"Kindergarten is a unique time of growth and learning," said Gladstone Center Director Jere Applebee. "Children in our full-day program benefit from technology-rich classrooms, strong academics, creative play and weekly instruction from specialists in art, music, physical education and science."