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April 12, 2024

Gavilan College awarded $1.5M to create juvenile justice program

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Gavilan College was awarded $1.5 million to create a program to serve students in juvenile detention. The funds, awarded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, will create the “Gavilan College Higher Aspirations Juvenile Justice Program” over the next five years, a part of the...

Ceremony celebrates South Valley Middle School’s transformation

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The past three years have been anything but routine for the students and staff at South Valley Middle School. Not only did they have to contend with the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced students to learn from their homes, but they also navigated two years of...

Gilroy school district ratifies teacher contract

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The Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education approved an agreement Nov. 9 with the teachers’ union that increases salaries and lowers class sizes in some grades. The tentative agreement between the district and Gilroy Teachers Association was reached on Oct. 25 after nearly a...

Office of Education expands special education programs at South County Annex

The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is expanding special education offerings to include services for students in grades 6 and up at its South County Annex in Gilroy. The expansion will begin in early November and will support both Gilroy Unified and Morgan...

Girl Scouts install ‘Buddy Bench’ at San Martin/Gwinn school

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Girl Scout Troop 62658 recently completed a “Buddy Bench” at San Martin/Gwinn Elementary School. The project was for the troop’s Bronze Award, the highest award that a fourth- or fifth-grader can earn. It is a community-based project where girls are encouraged to make a positive...

Mount Madonna School hosts Peace Day commemoration

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“I wish to begin with a word from the Dalai Lama, ‘If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another,’” shared 12th-grade student Beatrice Miller, in her address to the Mount Madonna School (MMS) student body, faculty and guests during the school’s commemoration...

Exhibit showcases work of Nacho Moya

Nacho Moya, recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Award and the Poppy Jasper award, comes full circle as a Gavilan College alum this fall for an evening art exhibit at the Gilroy Campus, starting at 6pm Oct. 13.  Gavilan College’s “El Centro,” the...

Supes fund school-based wellness centers in Santa Clara County

A $12 million grant program to create and expand school-based behavioral health wellness centers in Santa Clara County was approved Aug. 29 by the county Board of Supervisors.  Most of the grant money will be awarded to school districts to help establish new campus wellness...

Gilroy teachers demand raises, smaller classes

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UPDATE: Teachers respond: Teacher salary data needs clarification Dozens of teachers within the Gilroy Unified School District have shown up en masse to recent Board of Education meetings, demanding district officials give teachers a raise while also improving students’ experiences. The Gilroy Teachers Association and district...

PHOTOS: Pacific Point celebrates Class of 2023

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Pacific Point Christian Schools recently celebrated its Class of 2023. There were 13 graduates this year at the Gilroy-based school. Natalie Orellana was the valedictorian, and Leia Guardiola and Kylie Kennedy were salutatorians. All 13 students graduated with honor awards, and more than 32...