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September 28, 2020

Schools closed for rest of year

The Santa Clara County Office of Education took another big hit Wednesday as schools sites within the district were officially shut down through the end of the Spring semester.

Schools prep for distance learning

The Santa Clara County Office of Education announced this week that school closures throughout the county will extend past May.  Dr. Deborah Flores, superintendent at Gilroy Unified School District, posted an update on the website, saying that the school...

Gilroy schools distribute free meals to students

By Juan Reyes Solorsano Middle School seventh-grader Jason Kern took a stroll inside the cafeteria last week to pick up his lunch. He went with a bean and cheese burrito, a salad and some chocolate milk,...

Christopher High band performs in SF parade

The Christopher High School Marching Band was one of many marching bands from throughout the country that performed in the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco on Feb. 8. More than 100 groups participated in the parade,...

Gilroy Elks honor students

Gilroy Elks Lodge honored four students and their families recently at the Americanism Essay Recognition Dinner. The students are from Niki Estacio’s fifth-grade class at Rucker Elementary School, who were judged to be the best writers in the...

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...

Lady Gaga gives to Gilroy schools

The beginning of the school year can be rough for anyone. For hundreds of students in the Gilroy Unified School District, the new school opens on an especially tragic note, a little over two weeks after the Garlic Festival shooting. Lady Gaga on Friday, Aug.9...

Schools offer support to students, employees

With hundreds of local students, school employees and their families volunteering at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival—many on Sunday when a gunman opened fire on the festival crowd—school district officials in both Gilroy and Morgan Hill offered crisis support counseling services for...

G-Fest parking allowed at three school district sites

Local school district leaders have agreed to allow parking at three of its sites for the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, July 26-28 at Christmas Hill Park. A memorandum of understanding, approved by Gilroy Unified School District’s Board of Education...

Contaminants discovered in soil at Brownell, South Valley

Gilroy Unified School District has hired an environmental firm to remove soil with “higher than normal levels of arsenic in the dirt” at Brownell Middle School, 7800 Carmel St. According to the documents, a soil sample in the Preliminary...