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September 28, 2020

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...

Learn from the present

Gilroy High School Salutatorian Christopher Arellano Reyes' speech from the 2019 commencement ceremony While writing this speech, I realized that summing up the last four years of high school is pretty difficult to do within five minutes.  As I...

Relationships offer lessons

Gilroy High School Valedictorian Diego Hsu's speech from the 2019 commencement ceremonyIt is my honor to represent this astounding,graduating class of 2019. First and foremost, I would like to especially thank the administration, the teachers and the faculty members behind the scenes...

Fail to achieve

Valedictorian Christopher High School John A. Perales Jr.'s speech from the 2019 commencement ceremony Fellow graduates, teachers, staff, school board members and distinguished guests. Welcome to the graduation for the Class of 2019. Before I...

Beautiful weather welcomes Class of 2019

Nearly 900 Gilroy Unified School District graduates took part in four different commencement ceremonies throughout town as members of the graduating class of 2019 earned their high school diplomas under sunshine and warm temperatures “I am very proud of the Class of 2019,...

Gavilan College on lookout for 1967 alumni

Gavilan College is digging deep into its roots for the upcoming 100th Centennial Gala celebration and wants to honor its Class of 1967, the last graduating class from when the community college was located in Hollister. “It’s proven extremely...

Dispatch presents Class of 2019 Senior Spotlights

Each year, the Gilroy Dispatch profiles a few outstanding soon-to-be Gilroy Unified School District graduates. Selected from recommendations of staff at Christopher and Gilroy High Schools, these seniors represent some of the best Gilroy has to offer. Their comments...

Gilroy’s commencement ceremonies next week

Gilroy High School’s Class of 2019 will receive their diplomas at 6pm June 7 on the 750 W. 10th St. campus, while Christopher High School will distribute diplomas to its graduating seniors at 6pm, June 6 at the 850 Day Road campus.