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Author Rick Riordan Came to Town!

Oct 9, 2017 - East Hill Church in Gresham

On October 9th, 2017 at the East Hill Church in Gresham, best selling author Rick Riordan came to speak about his writing career and his many successful book projects. Brought here by the Clackamas Barnes & Noble book store, students, parents and staff of the Gresham-Barlow School District were able to attend this major author event and nine GHS students volunteered to help out with issuing autographed books, directing people to seats...etc... See below for photos of the event and our students in action!

- Of the eight cities that comprised this tour that started at the Library of Congress in Washington DC, Gresham was the only city on the entire West Coast where he spoke.

- Mr. Riordan started writing in order to satisfy his son's desire for Greek mythology after he ran out of actual Greek mythology to share with him.

- Mr. Riordan worked as a middle school English teacher for fifteen years.

- Mr. Riordan used kids and staff from his own classes and school as characters in his first novel.

- Mr. Riordan was rejected by 13 of 14 publishers.

- Mr. Riordan has approximately 35 million copies of his books in print in America alone.35 million copies of his books in print in America alone.

- His advice to young writers: Write a lot, read a lot and be persistent... If he had stopped writing after the first publisher rejection, or the fifth, or the tenth, where would he be now?



Gresham High School/Sam Barlow High School Book Fair!

Oct 7, 2017 - Clackamas Town Center Barnes & Noble Bookstore

On Saturday, October 7th Gresham High School and Sam Barlow High School held a book fair fundraiser for our libraries at the Clackamas Town Center Barnes & Noble bookstore. Customers who voiced their support for either school at the registers earned our schools a percentage of that purchase! Our library programs earned 25% of all sales during the fair to purchase books and needed resources for the students of Gresham High and Barlow High. A GHS and SBHS student art show will also be featured during the event. Thanks to all who supported our efforts to bring more resources to our high school students!

Library eBooks - 24/7 Reading

If you are looking to do some after-hours reading, our Gresham High School Library has great eBooks available all-year-round! Through a grant from the Gresham Barlow Education Foundation, our GHS Library has more than 600 eBook titles available for student and staff use. Just use your school Google login and password to check out eBooks any time you want!

For more information on how to download and use our eBooks you can click on this link: Library eBooks

To go directly to our eBooks and to log-in to your Gresham eBook account click on this link: Mackinvia

Our eBooks are available 24/7, 365 days a year, so check one out today!

Author Matthew Desmond Visits GHS

March 10th 2017

Through the efforts of Mrs. Roberts, Multnomah County Library and many other local organizations, best selling author Matthew Desmond came to Gresham High to speak to our students about his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Mr. Desmond spoke to students in our library about his work and his writing process. See below for pictures of this special event.


Great Books at the Movies 2016 Contest Winners

December 1st 2016

The winners of the Great Books at the Movies 2016 contest have been chosen! From the hundreds of entries this year, these are the four winners:

Jeremiah Daniels - The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Catherine Carballo - A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Maria Ayad - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Chelsea Davis - Divergent by Veronica Roth (Autographed copy)

Thanks to everyone who participated this in this year's contest. Keep your eye out for other Library contests in the future!

Great Books at the Movies Contest 2016!

November 2016

To celebrate the release of the big-screen adaptations of Miss Peregrine's Home From Peculiar Children, The Fifth Wave, and A Monster Calls our Library will be holding a contest giveaway of the original books that these three block-buster movies are based on plus one special prize.

The four prizes include:

One special movie edition of Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrine's Home From Peculiar Children

One special movie edition of Rick Yancey's The Fifth Wave

One copy of Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls


One autographed hardback edition of Veronica Roth's Divergent signed by Ms Roth herself!

To enter the contest, you just need to checkout any print book or magazine from the Library during  November. Each time you checkout items from the Library, you’ll get a chance to fill out an entry ticket for the contest. The official drawing for the prizes will be held on Thursday, December 1st, so get down to the Library and checkout a great book today!

GHS Library Celebrates Veterans' Day
November 2016
 Gresham High staff and their relatives share their experiences as veterans of the United States Armed Forces. This special display of service memorabilia and photos was made possible by donations from our wonderful staff. This year's contributors include Mr. Brittain, Mr. Mayner, Mr. Jacobsen and Mr. Wong. See the photos below!


Banned Books Week Display

September 25th - October 1st 2016

For those of you who don't know, this Sept 25th through Oct 1st is national Banned Books Week. Begun in 1982, this is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read and calls attention to the attempts to deny access to books at libraries around the nation. You can see the display in the Library and pick up your own "I Read Banned Books" pin in the Library during this week. For more information on Banned Books Week and the issue of intellectual freedom, go to


2016 GHS Banned Books Display


Pocket Poems in the Library

May 2016

Sophomore English students of Mrs. Work and Ms. Hanson share their insightful works of "pocket poetry" in a dazzling display. Swing by the Library to check out their amazing literary creations!



Author Veronica Roth Visits Gresham High School!

February 29th 2016

New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth visited Gresham High School on February 29th 2016! Creator of the wildly popular Divergent series of young adult novels, Ms. Roth held a presentation/Q&A session in our auditorium with our students and staff. Ms. Roth shared her insights on the writing process and the need to be persistent when pursuing your dreams and aspirations. See below for images of Ms. Roth's visit to Gresham High!

Photos taken by Mr. Brad Cook



Art in the Library

Stellar paintings by students of Ms. Paris populate the Gresham High Library. Check out the photos below for samples of these pieces of art!

Library Celebrates Gresham High School History!

The GHS Library staff have put together a special display of photos and artifacts that showcase the long and proud history of Gresham High School! See the photos below for a sample of what you can see in our Library.

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