GUHSD Gold Star Parent Volunteers for the 2013-14 School Year
2013-2014 Gold Star Parent Volunteers Recognized
At the Governing Board meeting last night we honored Gold Star Parent Volunteers. The Gold Star Parent Volunteers program was developed in 2011 to recognize a parent from each school site who goes above and beyond to assist our schools in a variety of different ways.
It was wonderful to hear the stories of service to our schools as each principal introduced their Gold Star Volunteer. We thank you for your efforts on behalf of our students.
2013-14 Gold Star Parent Volunteers:
El Cajon Valley High School – Michelle Strange
El Capitan High School – Jeff and Natalie Suttles
Granite Hills High School – Sandy Sexton
Grossmont High School – Chrystal Thompson
Monte Vista High School – Lisa Stewart
Mount Miguel High School – Dana Miller
Santana High School – Darlene Homer
Valhalla High School – Nancy Gannon
West Hills High School – Cindy Lococo
Final exams are underway and graduation ceremonies are just around the corner, signaling the end of another school year. I am continually impressed by the dedication and quality of our staff as evidenced by the impact we’re having on the lives of our students.
I extend congratulations to the Class of 2014 and their families. As graduation occurs next week, we reflect upon our many accomplishments as we wish our 5,095 graduates continued success. We trust they leave us prepared for a great future and with many fond memories of their educational experience.
I thank each employee for your hard work and continued commitment to our students’ success. I also want to acknowledge the administrators, certificated staff and classified employees who are retiring. Thank you for your years of service and commitment to public education.
Please note, the first day of school for students in the fall is Tuesday, September 2. The Superintendent’s Newsline will return at that time.
I close by wishing you a wonderful summer. I hope that you will take time to rest, enjoy the company of your family and friends, and reflect upon the wonderful work that you performed this year. Following is a sampling of recent photo highlights that showcase student and staff accomplishments, including several recognitions from last night’s Governing Board Meeting:
REACH Academy graduate Jaycee Reid addresses the Governing Board to share the positive impact School Secretary Karen Nazzal, Teacher Amy Archer and REACH Director Jenine Henry have had on her life
Santana High School’s Engineering Team is recognized for its First Place finish in the State Engineering Design Competition
The Mount Miguel Color Guard presents the colors as Cadet First Sergeant Marie Cris Cruz sings the National Anthem and the battalion salutes at the annual JROTC Awards Ceremony
Board Recognition of State 2014 CIF-SDS Gymnastics Division I Champions, West Hills
Monte Vista student Nia Abreau-Boxill, winner of the Superintendent’s Choice Award with Superintendent Swenson. Her Art teacher is Bob Davis.
Board Recognition of State 2014 CIF-SDS Boys’ Volleyball Division III Champions, Santana
Special Education’s June Celebratory Dance was held on Tuesday, June 9, at the Elks Lodge in El Cajon
Board Recognition of outgoing Student Board Representative Ryan Pena and Alternate Kyra Dacunha for the 2013-14 School Year
Introduction of incoming Student Board Representative Alexis Delmar for the 2014-2015 School Year
Board Recognition of State CIF Model Coach Cathy Elgas from Granite Hills. The California Coaches’ Association has selected her as the Southern California Coach of the Year in Girls’ Swimming and Diving
Superintendent Swenson with 2014 Cox Cares Scholars from Valhalla, El Cajon Valley and Grossmont High Schools
Director of Child Nutrition Vince Scimone and Superintendent Swenson man the grill at the Classified Employees Picnic on May 29