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January 17, 2022

Crosswalk upgrades complete near Gilroy High School

Work wrapped up recently on various upgrades to the crosswalk at the intersection of West 10th Street and Orchard Drive. Curb extensions, refuge areas to provide a shortened pedestrian crossing distance and green bike lanes are among the additions for the crosswalk that is...

Crews break ground on South Valley Middle School modernization

Gilroy’s school board in the mid-1950s was relieved when they received a bid that was within their budget to replace the seismically unsound high school near downtown. The bid was for $467,000, the only one under the budget of roughly $500,000, according to history compiled...

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...