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December 6, 2022

Gilroy school board to appoint trustees

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Four seats on the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education will not be on the November ballot, after only one candidate filed for each of the open positions. Instead, the board will appoint members to the seats on Sept. 22, per state Education Code,...

Gilroy FFA shines bright at Santa Clara County Fair

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The Gilroy High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) students found much success at the Santa Clara County Fair in late July. Gilroy FFA had 22 students participate in this year's fair.  Students brought home top prizes, which included but not limited to: Caitlyn Correia,...

Record temperatures take a toll on South Valley

The historic heat wave that has gripped most of California this week has resulted in broken temperature records, prompted cities and counties to open public “cooling centers” for the vulnerable, limited outdoor school activities—and might have even damaged a stretch of highly traveled asphalt...

Rotarians organize supply drive as school year begins

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Shortly after lunch during their weekly meeting on Aug. 16, members of the Rotary Club of Gilroy got in a line, grabbed a backpack and stuffed it with notebooks, erasers, pencils and more school necessities that were laid out across a long row of...

Graduates receive $2K scholarships

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Since 2008, Wafelbakker Anderson Orthodontics has provided $1,000 scholarships annually to five high school seniors from area high schools. This year, they doubled the amount of the scholarships to $2,000. Recently receiving scholarships were Cecilia Souza of Gilroy High School, Kianna Quinones of Christopher High School...

Classes to begin later for high schoolers

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Many high school students in Gilroy will start classes slightly later beginning in the fall due to a new state law. Senate Bill 328, authored by Sen. Anthony Portantino, requires middle schools and high schools to begin no earlier than 8am and 8:30am, respectively. Signed...

Local student heading to Germany through exchange program

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ASSE International announced that Christopher High School student Fianola Fellows is one of 250 high school students from across the United States to be awarded the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year.   CBYX is an exchange program co-sponsored by the U.S....

Demolition underway at South Valley Middle School

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Many of the nondescript white, green and yellow buildings along IOOF Avenue where, for nearly seven decades, countless Gilroyans have learned life skills within their walls have been reduced to rubble. With students out on summer break, construction crews took the next step in South...

Photos: Christopher High School graduation 2022

Christopher High School graduated 334 students for the Class of 2022 during a ceremony on June 9.

Mount Madonna School celebrates graduates

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Mount Madonna School announced Grace Timan as its Class of 2022 valedictorian and Ben Pearson as salutatorian.  Timan, who started attending MMS as a preschool student, and Pearson in kindergarten, earned this distinction through hard work and focused effort, edging out their peers at the...