• choir1

  • Football jump

  • boys basketball

  • dance team 2

  • Choir Fun

  • Equestrian Team

  • superman

  • Track start

  • Girls basketball team

  • Head Superfan

  • Band at State

  • Hurdle crew

  • State Champs 4X

  • Mr. Pate

  • Sideline Store

  • leadership class

  • Theatre

  • Swimmer

  • Speech Winners

  • Dance team

Sam Barlow High School Home Page
« December 2016 »
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat


Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, and Community Members,
As you know, the safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. You also know that we continually plan and practice for emergency situations so we are ready in the event of a real emergency.
Due to our preparations, and some observant students, on the evening of December 3 we were alerted that there was a student on the roof of the school as the winter Snowball Dance was beginning.
School Resource Officer Jeff Culp was notified, investigated, and removed the student from the roof. Police say the student was cooperative and the student said he was there in a security capacity to ensure the safety of the students attending the dance. During the investigation, Officer Culp discovered the student had two unloaded handguns and handgun ammunition. Police tell us while the student did not express a plan to hurt anyone, he was arrested on multiple weapon possession charges.
Because there was no indication that there was anyone else involved, Gresham police determined it was safe to allow the dance to continue.
The police believe this was an isolated case. But they are asking that anyone who has information related to this incident or any other possible incident to call Officer Jeff Culp at 503-258-4864.
The school district has been working closely with the Gresham Police Department since the incident took place late Saturday night. As the investigation continues, the school district and the police will continue to work together.
We thank you for your ongoing support and are thankful for our students who are willing to report anything out of the ordinary. Please be sure to discuss this with your student and assure them that by working together, we can maintain a safe school environment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 503-258-4850.
Principal Bruce Schmidt
Schools closed Thursday, December 8 due to inclement weather.
Afternoon and evening activities canceled.

Typically the Gresham-Barlow School District decides whether to close school early in the morning. We are making this decision the night before because of the predicted timing of the storm.
Forecasts for December 8, 2016, show that significant snow should arrive by 10 a.m. and the snow will be followed by freezing rain and sleet.
While the roads may seem fine early in the morning tomorrow, we took into account that if an unusually strong storm hits later in the morning (as forecasted) it would be extremely challenging to get students and staff home in potentially dangerous conditions.
We hope that making this decision now will provide families with more time to make childcare arrangements.
While this decision will not be universally popular, we believe it is best to err on the side of caution. We made this decision tonight in the interest of keeping our students and staff safe.
District Announcements

Snowy, icy weather?
How to know if school is delayed or canceled [More]

2016 School Bond Election Update

Gresham-Barlow School Bond
Election Update [More]
Mobile App Available

Gresham-Barlow School District mobile app
Access to your student's school at your finger tips [More]
School Announcements
Health Insurance Information
Health Insurance Information
Now is the time to make sure your family has health coverage for everything from immunizations and ​well-child visits to dental, vision and emergency care. And you and your children may qualify for free or low-cost health coverage based on your income. For more information about the Oregon Health Plan and the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace, CLICK HERE. (Info in English & Spanish.)
Earning College Now Credits
Earning College Now Credits
Over the past two years we have worked to increase the number of Barlow courses that provide students that chance to also earn college credit. The College Now credit they earn is transcripted through Mount Hood Community College, with the hope that they will be used as transfer credits to Oregon public universities. It is our goal that the class of 2018 will be able to accrue enough of these credits to equate to a full year of college coursework by the time they graduate. To learn more about this program consult the included course list and program description. Also, feel free to contact your students counselor with questions regarding this great program.
College Now course list and program description.
Student of the Month
Student of the Month
As part of our student recognition program we send PRIDE Notes (a post card) home to students who have demonstrated Purpose, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Excellence. Each month we then compile a list of students, by grade level, and generate a ballot for staff to vote both a male and female student to become a Student of the Month. In order to spotlight our best and brightest, students receive a certificate, their picture is hung in a main hall for the month, and they get a PRIDE T-shirt.  To see the list of students who have earned this honor, select Student of the Month.
New Online Bruin Spirit Sideline Store!
New Online Spirit Sideline Store!
Order Bruin Spirit Gear at:
Sideline Store
Disclaimer | Site Map | Privacy Policy | View "printer-friendly" page | Login   
Site powered by SchoolFusion.com © 2016 - Educational website content management