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December 5, 2022

Christopher High junior selected to attend national college conference

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Angelina Begines has had her mind set on college for as long as she can remember, not only wanting to make her family proud but also as a way to thank her immigrant grandparents for making the difficult decision to arrive in the United...

Gilroy FFA sees success at competition

Eighteen Gilroy FFA members traveled to Westmont High School in Campbell on Nov. 19 to compete against five other schools at the annual Best Informed Greenhand and Cooperative Marketing competition. The Marketing event seeks to effectively prepare the students with the practices and operations of...

Council OK’s funding for school officer program

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A majority of the Gilroy City Council on Nov. 15 agreed to fund a program that will allow police officers to return to local schools shortly. The council voted 5-2 to approve paying half of the $483,383 cost for the school resource officer program in...

Gilroy FFA competes in annual event

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On Oct. 21, 24 Gilroy FFA members traveled to Live Oak High School to compete against five other schools at the annual sectional opening and closing competition.  The Opening and Closing Ceremony Leadership Development Event (LDE) is designed to develop agricultural leadership by providing members...

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,...

Officers slated for return to Gilroy schools

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The Gilroy Unified School District plans to bring back school resource officers to two high schools, part of a program to improve school safety after officials noted an uptick in fights on campus. Those against adding police officers on campus, meanwhile, say the money would...

CalMatters: California schools are running out of money

California school districts have two choices: Bite the bullet and make budget cuts now, or delay them and face even more painful decisions. That was the ultimatum Michael Fine, CEO of the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team, a school finance agency, delivered to district...

GECA earns national honors

Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy (GECA) has been named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School, joining 325 schools nationwide to receive the honor. The recognition comes from the U.S. Department of Education, as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. GECA, a high...

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...