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April 19, 2024

GECA recognized as top school

Gilroy Early College Academy made this year’s list as one of the top 10 public school sites in the state.  Gilroy Unified School District last month announced GECA was awarded a “Best High School” award for 2020 by U.S. News and World Report.  The school was...

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...

Gavilan reports Covid-19 case on campus

Gavilan College learned over the weekend that someone who had been working on campus tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the college to do a deep cleaning before it can reopen its doors.   College spokesperson Jan Bernstein-Chargin said they reported the most recent case to Santa...

Gilroy FFA members compete in sectional event

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On Jan. 19, 21 Gilroy FFA members traveled to Hollister High School to compete against five other schools at the annual sectional Super Saturday LDE competition.  Through Leadership Development Events, participating FFA members in grades nine to 12 are challenged to develop critical thinking skills...

Election 2020, Gilroy Unified School District: Melissa Aguirre: Make decisions in students’ best interests

Melissa Nicholson Aguirre understands the concerns and frustrations from those on both sides of the Zoom screen. Aguirre is a second grade teacher in the Morgan Hill Unified School District, and the oldest of her two children is in first grade in Gilroy Unified. “I understand...

Brownell Middle School modernization project is nearly complete

Once students are allowed to return to the classroom, middle schoolers will be envious of those who attend Brownell Middle School. Construction is nearly wrapped up on a three-year, $71 million renovation project that transformed the post-World War II era-constructed school into a technologically advanced...

GECA honors grads with virtual ceremony

Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy became one of the first schools in Santa Clara County to honor the Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement.  The YouTube video was posted May 21 and it included all 69 graduating seniors, allowing students and families...

South County Annex opens

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The Santa Clara County Office of Education celebrated the opening of the South County Annex in Gilroy on Oct. 22, described as a hub for health services, early learning services, migrant education, and alternative educational opportunities for students and families across the county. The center,...

Antonio Del Buono school will close at end of 2019-20 school year

The board of trustees of the Gilroy Unified School District voted Sept. 5 to close its first elementary school in 17 years, and one of its newest: Antonio Del Buono in north Gilroy. The school board vote, with trustee Enrique Diaz objecting, followed a gloomy...

Gilroy Sex Offender Teacher Set Free

A former Gilroy High School teacher has been sentenced to time served, or 16 months of a possible 11-year prison term, for soliciting nude photos of young boys and other sex crimes.

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