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Board Recognitions

Members of the Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Deborah A. Flores are proud of all of the accomplishments that occur throughout the school year.

Recognitions provide the opportunity to acknowledge students, staff, school sites, community members, and organizations for their amazing accomplishments and contributions.

2018-19 GUSD Board Recognitions

November 1, 2018 GUSD Board Recognitions

Christopher High School CAASPP Recognitions/ National Merit Commended Scholar Recognition/ National Hispanic Recognition Scholars/ DELAC & Parent Conference Planning Committee

At the November 1, 2018 GUSD Board Meeting, the Gilroy Unified School District was pleased to recognize 31 students who received the highest score possible on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress tests in English Language Arts and/or Mathematics, including nine students who had highest possible scores on both the ELA and Mathmetics section of the test!

The Board of Education also recognized Niet Khay, a senior at Christopher High school who was named a National Merit Commended Scholar in the National Merit Scholarship Program.  The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students across the country who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies.  About 1.6 million juniors in the United States entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT).  The nationwide pool of commended students represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. 

The Board of Education also recognized three students who were named National Hispanic Recognition Scholars.  Every year, the College Board recognizes about 5,000 of the 250,000 Hispanic/ Latino juniors who take the PSAT/ NMSQT.  These students represent the top 2.5% of Hispanic and Latino test takers in the nation.  These students are Alan Castillo and Anthony Sainez from GECA and Matthew Ogden from Christopher High School.

October 18, 2018 GUSD Board Recognitions

GECA and Gilroy High School CAASPP Recognitions/ National Merit Scholar Recognitions

At the October 18, 2018 GUSD Board Meeting, the Gilroy Unified School District was pleased to recognize 40 students who received the highest score possible on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress tests in English Language Arts and/or Mathematics, including nine students who had highest possible scores on both the ELA and Mathmetics section of the test!

The Board of Education also recognized six GECA students who were named Commended Students or Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.  The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students across the country who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies.  About 1.6 million juniors in the United States entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT).  The nationwide pool of commended students and Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. 

Two GECA students were named National Merit Commended Scholars by scoring in the top two-thirds of high scorers on the PSAT/ NMSQT: Luca Orth and Nolan Anderson.  

Four GECA students were also named National Merit Semifinalists.  These students are part of a group of 16,000 throughout the country who in the top one-third of scorers on the PSAT/ NMSQT exam. Of those 16,000 students, 15,000 will be named National Merit Scholarship Finalists in February and will be eligible to receive a Merit Scholarship award.  Honorees included: Alan Apte, Andrew Dinh, Samantha Melton and Darice Wong.

 

 

October 4, 2018 GUSD Board Recognitions

October 4, 2018 GUSD Board Recognitions

Elementary School CAASPP Recognitions

At the October 4, 2018 GUSD Board Meeting, the Gilroy Unified School District was pleased to recognize 28 students who received the highest score possible on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress tests in English Language Arts and/or Mathematics. The 28 students that were recognized came to us from six of our eight elementary schools, including two students who had highest possible scores on both the ELA and Mathmetics section of the test!

September 20, 2018 GUSD Board Recognitions

September 20, 2018 GUSD Board Recognition

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Celebrating the Gilroy Garlic Festival 

To date, the Gilroy Garlic Festival has raised more than $11.5 million dollars for local schools and non-profit groups—and has given the city of Gilroy a sense of true community pride as well as instant worldwide recognition.  Many thanks to the Gilroy Garlic Festival for all of the support they have offered Gilroy Unified School District schools since 1979.

August 23, 2018 GUSD Board Recognitions

August 23, 2018 GUSD Board Recognitions

Eliot PBIS

Eliot Principal Patricia Pelino receives a PBIS award from Superintendent Flores

Luigi Aprea PBIS

The Luigi Aprea PBIS team receives an award from Superintendent Flores

Brownell PBIS

Brownell Assistant Principal Mike Nebesnick receives the PBIS plaque from Superintendent Flores.

Antonio Del Buono PBIS

Antonio Del Buono Principal Velia Codiga receives a PBIS plaque from Superintendent Flores

Mt. Madonna PBIS

Mt. Madonna High School Principal Dianne Padilla receives the PBIS plaque from Superintendent Flores.

California PBIS Coalition Recognition

The GUSD Board of Education was pleased to honor six schools recognized by the California PBIS Coalition for their work in implementing evidence-based interventions to support all students both academically and behaviorally. The program is defined as a framework for enhancing the adoption and implementation of a continuum of evidence-based interventions to achieve academically and behaviorally important outcomes for all students. The relationship between academic and social behavior student success is established and individual student success is emphasized.  Each year, the California PBIS Coalition recognizes schools for the various levels of PBIS implementation ranging from Bronze to Platinum.  Six of our schools applied for various levels of recognition with evidence of their practice in Spring 2018. 

  • Rucker received a Bronze distinction.
  • Brownell, Eliot, Luigi Aprea all received a Silver level distinction.  
  • Antonio Del Buono was recognized by the Santa Clara County Office of Education as achieving Gold level implementation
  • Mt. Madonna was recognized by SCCOE with the ultimate level: Platinum implementation.