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February 26, 2024

Flores announces retirement from Gilroy school district

Deborah Flores, who has led Gilroy Unified School District as superintendent for 16 years, will retire on June 30. Flores made the announcement during the Jan. 12 GUSD Board of Education meeting. “This was one of the hardest decisions I have made in my life,” she...

Gilroy FFA shines in fall competition

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Members in our Gilroy FFA Chapter have been challenged to develop critical thinking skills and effective decision-making skills, foster teamwork and promote communication while recognizing the value of ethical competition and individual achievement through Career Development Events (CDEs). Since the middle of September our...

Christopher High School senior prepares to march in London New Year’s Day Parade

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Tyler Arakaki still can’t quite believe he got chosen to march in the London New Year’s Day Parade. But, when the Christopher High School senior and his mother Roberta fly into the historic capital of England this week, it’ll become a reality, even if it...

Gilroy FFA competes in annual competition

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On Nov. 17, 14 Gilroy FFA members traveled to Westmont High School in Campbell 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...

Gutierrez leads Gavilan College race

Gabriel Gutierrez
For the Trustee Area 3 seat on the Gavilan College Board of Trustees, school psychologist Gabriel Gutierrez held a more than 1,000-vote lead over education nonprofit executive Tara Bevington, according to the most recent results available. The seat represents western Gilroy and San Martin. Gutierrez was...

Enrollment rebounds at Gavilan College

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Gavilan College announced recently that enrollment increased this semester following a steady decline that was exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the college, enrollment increased to 12,139 for the fall 2022 semester, up from 11,227 the previous year. Enrollment stood at 17,140 in 2017...

PHOTOS: Gilroy, Christopher high schools celebrate Homecoming

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Students and staff at Gilroy and Christopher high schools got into the spirit with a series of activities for Homecoming Week on Oct. 10-14. The festivities featured parades through Gilroy on Oct. 13, and culminated in the teams’ football games. Gilroy edged Independence 14-8...

PHOTOS: Garlic City Classic

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High school marching bands from across the region gathered at Gilroy High School on Oct. 15 for the Gilroy Garlic City Classic competition.

Gavilan College dedicates new bridge to longtime faculty member

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Susan Dodd cemented her legacy in Gavilan College lore long ago, but now, it can be seen in the most literal sense. A new concrete-and-steel pedestrian bridge that spans over the college’s main road, connecting the central Gilroy campus to its athletics facilities, was celebrated...

Gilroy school board to appoint trustees

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Four seats on the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education will not be on the November ballot, after only one candidate filed for each of the open positions. Instead, the board will appoint members to the seats on Sept. 22, per state Education Code,...