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December 7, 2021

Brownell Middle School renovation complete as students return to class Aug. 18

The beginning of the school year and return to in-person instruction on Aug. 18 will be a welcome change for most middle- and high-schoolers, who haven’t been in the same physical classrooms since the pre-pandemic times of March 2020. It will be especially different for...

State to require all K-12 teachers to get vaccinated or test weekly

K-12 teachers across California will be required to prove their full vaccination status against Covid-19 by mid-October or be subject to weekly testing, state officials announced Wednesday.  The requirement via public health order from the California Department of Public Health will take effect Thursday, according...

Gavilan College mulling Covid-19 vaccination mandate

Gavilan College is looking to require all students and employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 as in-person classes resume in the near future. At its first public meeting under the same roof since March 2020, the college’s Board of Trustees on July 13 voted unanimously...

Local graduate heading to Stanford

At 18, Presentation High School senior Isabella Correa is co-president of The Tech Interactive’s Student Board, has devoted more than 800 hours to robotics projects and will intern as a systems engineer summer at Lockheed Martin this summer.  The Gilroy student (who grew up in...

Community celebrates Gilroy High seniors

The night before graduation, Gilroy High School celebrated its seniors on June 3 with the Safe & Sober Grad Night, organized by parent volunteers with support of community donors.  The event was held in a drive-thru fashion through the school’s parking lots. Students began in...

PHOTOS: Gilroy High School’s Class of 2021 celebrates in person

Gilroy High School celebrated its nearly 340 graduates with a socially distanced in-person ceremony on its football field June 3. The event included speeches by valedictorian Audrey Kaefer and salutatorian Nathanael Gorelik. Principal Greg Kapaku said the students have “witnessed trials and tragedy never...

Christopher High grads treated to garlic lunch

It’s been more than a year since all of the seniors of Christopher High School have been on campus at the same time. So when their graduation practice session concluded early on June 3, the 340 graduates didn’t want to leave, preferring to stay...

Gilroy’s Class of 2021: Senior Spotlights

Selecting students for the Gilroy Dispatch’s annual senior spotlight honor is no enviable task. That’s why we make the principals, school counselors and staff sort it out. These students have navigated the labyrinth of high school hurdles, and we are inspired by their optimistic...

Commencement 2021: Graduating twins reminisce on the ‘good old days’

Brett Archer, a superfan of the former NBC sitcom “The Office,” is drawn to a quote from the series finale. "I wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days before you actually left them,” Andy Bernard, a character played...

GECA celebrates graduates in Gilroy Unified’s first in-person ceremony since 2019

For the first time in a year, seniors at Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy were in the same place at the same time. May 27 also marked the first in-person graduation ceremony within the Gilroy Unified School District in two years, after 2020...