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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Gilroy native Jeremy Dirks was promoted from vice principal at South Valley Middle School to principal at Christopher High School for the 2018-19 school year, according to a July 6 press release. Dirks, who spent three years as assistant principal...
Gilroy Unified School District’s top executive is confident that a new contract for the teachers union will be reached before the start of the 2018-19 school year. Superintendent Deborah Flores has been part of negotiations with the Gilroy Teachers Association,...
The Gilroy Unified School District’s Board of Trustees approved a $126 million budget for the 2018-19 school year at its June 14 meeting. The budget, which can be viewed on the district website, www.gusd.k12.ca.us, includes $128,031,802 in total general fund...
One South Valley Middle School student, along with  her entire family, got a welcome surprise June 6 as she was being recognized at the eighth-grade promotion ceremony held on the Gilroy High School campus. As student Angelina Zuno was making...
Jennie Kim Christopher High School Class of 2018 Valedictorian Speech Good afternoon to Christopher High School’s lovely staff, families, friends and, of course, my fellow class of 2018. First, please let me thank our guests who are joining us today, our families...
Christopher High School graduate Lenai Garcia, above second from left, poses for a picture with her family after the completion of the 2018 commencement ceremony June 8. Garcia, who will be attending San Francisco State in the fall, was...
Graduates honored at the 98th annual Gavilan College Commencement were treated to a special outdoor ceremony May 25 on the main Gilroy campus. Eight hundred sixty-one students received at least one degree/certificate, including 205 Associate in Arts, 132 Associate in...
If a new contract agreement cannot be reached over the summer months, Gilroy teachers have voted to strike at the start of the 2018-19 school year. In a June 6 vote of 544 Gilroy Teachers Association members, the union reported...
With more than 60 years’ combined experience in education, Gilroy schoolteachers Susan Freiberg and Jeff Manker will retire with a litany of accomplishments. Here is some insight into their journeys: Freiberg, who started teaching at Brownell Fundamental in 1979, taught seventh...
Gilroy High School’s Class of 2018 was the first to receive diplomas this week, at a June 7 commencement ceremony on the 750 W. 10th St. campus, as their crosstown peers at Christopher High School were set to walk...

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