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August 6, 2020

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...

Locals graduate from Monte Vista

Nearly 60 students from Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Martin, Hollister and San Juan Bautista were among the 166 to graduate from Monte Vista Christian School May 24 in Watsonville. More than 300 students from the five communities attend the K-12 private school.

Two Gilroyans among Mt. Madonna grads

Priyanka Bharghavan of Morgan Hill was a co-valedictorian of the Class of 2019 at Mount Madonna School, located on Summit Road west of Gilroy. The 2019 high school graduation ceremony honored 11 graduates on June 13 at the school’s...

Students serve community

Elementary students at Pacific Point Christian School in Gilroy have been busy with service projects this year. According to elementary school principal Amanda Riley, the club started in December, and the students have done seven service projects this year. The students give...

School closing imminent in 2020

As enrollment at Gilroy elementary schools continues on a downward trend—which directly affects the amount of state aid they receive—the closing of at least one school is becoming more likely, say school officials. There are 54 empty classrooms in...

School board approves $129 million budget

Facing twin challenges of fewer students and less money, the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education approved an annual budget for the 2019-20 school year that includes nearly $3 million in budget cuts from the previous year and dips into cash...

Ask questions

Christopher High School salutatorian Gabriel Campuzano's speech from the 2019 commencement Kubra Sait once stated, “Asking questions is the first way to begin change.” Questions are asked on a daily basis—something that’s become essential to our...