Jennings Lodge Campus 18521 SE River Road, Milwaukie, Oregon 97267 |  Phone: 503-785-8035  Fax: 503-654-9240

Candy Lane Campus 5901 SE Hull Ave., Milwaukie, Oregon 97267 | Phone: 503-785-8150  Fax: 503-654-2693

November 2018 Bond Proposal

Make critical safety and security improvements at every school in the district, invest in hands on learning/CTE facilities and replace an aging Gardiner Middle School and renovate Ogden Middle School. Learn more and share your input at

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SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) Program

SMART is Oregon’s leading nonprofit program dedicated to early literacy, serving kindergartners through third-graders at risk of low literacy and its associated negative outcomes. SMART’s vision is simple yet profound — to transform our children’s future through reading.

SMART gives students the two things they need most to learn to read: adult attention and books. Caring adult volunteers read individually with two children for one hour a week during the school year. SMART children also receive two new books per month to keep and read with their families, extending a culture of literacy and love of learning into the home.

Since 1992, SMART has served more than 90,000 Oregon children, donated more than 1.3 million books, and coordinated more than 2.1 million volunteer hours.  SMART currently works with 10,500 students, 850 of which live in our area.

SMART’s mission is clear—to link children and books through volunteers.

SMART serves schools with 40% or more of the students on the free or reduced lunch program.  

For more information, or to register as a SMART volunteer, visit the SMART website at

SMART (Comenzando a desarrolar un buen lector)

SMART es un programa sin fines de lucro dedicado a la lectura temprana, trabajando con los niños de kinder hasta el 3er grado que estan en riesgo de bajo nivel de aprendizaje.  La visión de SMART es simple pero profunda--transformar el futuro de nuestros niños a travez de la lectura.

SMART provee con dos cosas muy importantes para que los niños aprendan a leer:  atencion individualizada y libros.  Los niños también reciben dos libros nuevos cada mes para leer con su familía.

La missión de SMART es muy clara conectar a los niños con libros atravéz de los voluntarios.