Today during a student rally to encourage students to their best on the upcoming CST exams and recognize those students who scored PROFICIENT and ADVANCED on last year's tests, Principal Barbara Lawrence-Emanuel and the GHS students surprised one of their instructors. Karen Seretilli received an emotional and wonderful surpise - her son returned home from a tour in Afghanistan. See photos and more on the Gonzales High Facebook Page
When you look school by school - there are schools that out ranked us - but when you look at an entire district - (Data taken directly from CDE Dataquest
Gonzales High School Students learn about colleges and careers -- Gonzales High Teachers and community volunteers were at booths sharing information about the colleges they attended and how to prepare for different careers. Thanks to all of the adults who shared some very practical information and advice with our students. Thank you Claudia Aguilar and UCSC Gear-up staff for making this day a great success! To see photo go to the GUSD Facebook page
Congratulations to all members of the GHS staff. Principal Barbara Lawrence-Emanuel and her team of teachers and support staff put in a great deal of work to prepare for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) visit last semester and their efforts were rewarded with the highest accreditation Gonzales High School has received in quite some time. Gonzales High School was awarded a six-year accreditation (until June 30, 2019) with a two-day mid-cycle review. This is outstanding and should be celebrated by all!
If you have a junior or senior who is heading off to college, you may want to read this month's edition of Parent Further.
In addition, you will find a webinar to assist in "Preparing Kids for College, Work, and Life: Why Parents Matter When It Comes to College Readiness"
To learn more follow this link to ParentFurther
GUSD Teachers and Support Staff meet to hear the presentation from Bob Brunson of Monterey County Behavioral Health on how we can work together to support the emotional needs of our students. The information was based on the book, How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children, by Dr. Newmark. Staff learned about the five critial needs to feel RESPECTED,IMPORTANT, ACCEPTED, INCLUDED and SECURE.
This same presentation was offered to community members and parents in both English and Spanish in the evening!
Come hear the presentation on "How to Raise Emotionaly Healthy Children" and how we can work together to create an environment where all children and youth feel valued and respected. Meeting the critical needs of our children and youth will help create safer schools and a safer community in Gonzales. There will be two seasons; one in Spanish and one in English. Childcare will be provided. Please join us at 6 PM in the Gonzales High School Band room.
Raising Emotionally Healthy Children by Dr. Newmark