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June 11, 2021

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...

Tim Pierleoni takes over as Gilroy High’s new football coach and athletic director

In a move that has caught many off guard, Tim Pierleoni has left Christopher High to become the new athletic director and football coach at Gilroy High. Pierleoni, 58, had been Christopher’s only head football coach since the program’s inception 12 years ago. A...

Gilroy schools plan to fully reopen on Aug. 18

If Santa Clara County’s Covid-19 numbers continue on a downward path, all Gilroy schools will reopen on Aug. 18. The Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education on May 6 unanimously approved a plan for a five-day-a-week in-person schedule beginning on the first day of...

Virtual Learning Academy now enrolling students

Teachers say a growing program through the Gilroy Unified School District is reaching students who learn more effectively outside of the traditional classroom setting. Called the Virtual Learning Academy, the program, wrapping up its first year, offers online instruction through learning provider Edmentum. Students from kindergarten...

Attorney: Group demands schools reopen

An attorney representing a group of Gilroy parents threatened a lawsuit if the Gilroy Unified School District does not offer in-person learning for middle and high school students before the end of the school year on June 4. In a May 2 letter, which was...

Gilroy elementary students return to the classroom after more than a year

For some, it was their first time stepping onto a school campus. For others, it was a return to a sense of normalcy that had been lost more than a year ago. But every one of the students who walked into a classroom at Luigi...

Garlic for elephants: Ken Christopher pens book for elementary students

Ken Christopher sat in the library at Las Animas Elementary School, where he was being asked the tough questions. Why did the bear get the honey, and not the bees? Shouldn’t the elephant have a peanut instead of garlic? The executive vice president of Christopher Ranch...

Students collect underwear for homeless

Christopher and Gilroy high schools teamed up to collect 825 pairs of underwear for the homeless. The schools held the drive on March 19, and were later delivered to the Gilroy Compassion Center for distribution. At Christopher High School, the Community Service Committee organized...

What 3-foot social distance means for return to California schools

New state and federal Covid safety guidelines that reduce the recommended minimum distance between students from 6 feet to 3 feet should make it easier for California schools to return students to classrooms full time, but most districts are not likely to make the...