Building Blocks – Fall 2018 Gresham-Barlow School Bond Quarterly Newsletter

FALL 2018

Image shows students enjoying new playground at Hollydale Elementary

New school playgrounds open this summer across district

New or significant improvements are completed at playgrounds at Hogan Cedars, Powell Valley, Deep Creek, East Orient, Highland, and Hollydale, and are underway at the two brand new schools opening at North and East Gresham.
Image shows rendering of new auditorium at Gresham High School, currently under construction.

Auditorium upgrades promise to inspire arts appreciation

Barlow’s auditorium will undergo a substantial overhaul that will replace sound equipment, lighting equipment, and build much larger dressing rooms. Construction has also begun on a brand-new, 550-seat auditorium on the southern edge of Gresham High School’s campus.
Image shows construction crews installing new, internally locking doors at Powell Valley Elementary School

Bond-funded classroom security measures installed at schools across the district

The investment in improved door locks and increased campus security reflects the continued priority that Gresham-Barlow School District places on student and staff safety.
Image shows students and administrators participating in groundbreaking ceremony at Barlow High School this June.

New and Upgraded Radio System coming to Gresham-Barlow Schools, Buses

This summer, a new, state-of-the-art base radio station will be installed at every school and district level building throughout the Gresham-Barlow School District. The district is also investing in an additional 400 new two-way hand-held radios, and radios on every Gresham-Barlow School District bus.


All of these stories are included in the Fall 2018 version of the Building Blocks quarterly newsletter, mailed to all households within the Gresham-Barlow School District. You can view the copy of the newsletter, as well as additional photographs of construction progress, here.

Image shows map of schools across district, with photos of construction projects underway.

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