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30 Oct

About this Campaign


My students remind me each and every day how fortunate I was to have people that supported and believed in me. How blessed I was to be given equal opportunities to learn, develop and grow as any other student despite my socioeconomic status growing up.  Many come from low-income families that struggle to put food on the table or a roof over their heads. Over 90% of our student body is identified as living at or below poverty level, and 30 of our families are identified as homeless.

Despite these struggles my students are engaged and active learners that show an eagerness to learn on a daily basis. I have a diverse classroom that includes 9 students on IEP's, 8 English Language Learners, and 3 students transitioning from a self-contained classroom into a general education room. Our moto, "We will succeed! No excuses. No exceptions."


Books!!  Books!!  Books!! The Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) committee selects 16 books each year that will be used for that years competition.  Our 4th and 5th graders are so excited about reading the "Oregon Battle of the Books" books! This will be our 4th  year participating in this exciting program. As a Title 1 school we were always looking for ways to encourage our students to become readers, and have found success with OBOB. This past year our school was recognized by the Gresham-Barlow school district for our growth in reading scores. OBOB played an important role in that growth.

Soon we will build teams and the students will start asking each other questions and preparing for our first battles coming up in late February. Besides just more time in interesting and motivating books, our students are working on developing their higher level thinking skills- the ones that will help them be successful in high school and beyond! In a few weeks we will have a winning team and on March 14th that team will be heading to the regional battles! So, many of our 4th and 5th graders are able to access them, regardless of their reading levels.