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ALL INCOMING 9th GRADE PARENTS

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Principal's Message


When I sat down to write this message, I struggled to find the right opening to capture life at Gabrielino over the last few months.  I needed the perfect quote.  When I need inspiration, I turn to UCLA’s legendary coach, John Wooden.  Coach once said “Be at your best, when your best is needed.”  His words capture perfectly the work of the GHS community.

 

Our biggest event this winter was the WASC  Mid-Cycle Accreditation Visit that took place on February 19th.  Two educators from the 2011 Visiting Team, Dr. Jeanette Gehrke and Mr. Earl Carter, returned to GHS to determine if adequate progress has been made on the recommendations from the last visit.  The team met with parents, students, teachers, leadership, and observed classrooms throughout the day.  Their response was extremely positive.  At the exit meeting Dr. Gehrke and Mr. Carter described our school as “incredible”. They were impressed with our progress and the many changes that have been made.  But more importantly, they were moved by how often Gabrielino was described as being a “family”.  For me, that was the best part of the visit.  I am very happy that the team recognized what we know so well, that GHS is a special and unique school.

 

Besides the WASC visit, January and February were filled with special events: the Annual Ovarian Cancer Night, was hosted by the Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball programs, Gab Talks and Gab Week were a success, Cash for College Day gave our seniors the chance to complete their FAFSA forms, Youth In Government students had a tour of the City and held a simulated City Council Meeting, FBLA and Speech and Debate qualified students to the State Championships, and four athletic teams-Wrestling, Girls’ Soccer, Boys’ and Girls’ basketball, brought home league championships-the most GHS has earned in one season of sport!

 

This month will be a busy one at GHS.  This week the school is hosting the seventh workshop in the Parent Seminar Series.  The topic is the new CAASP testing program.  We encourage all parents, especially  those of 11th grade students, to attend and learn how the new state testing program works. Other upcoming events include: the sophomore class taking the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) on the 17th and 18th, the Senior Assembly and panoramic photo on the 18th , and 8th Grade Parent Night on the 24th.  We will finish the month with Open House and the Art Expo on March 26th

 

Over the last few months, everyone was at their best, when their best was needed, but we are not done yet. This an exciting time for GHS as college acceptances are coming in daily, underclassmen are registering for next year’s classes, and faculty and staff are planning the big events to end the year: State and AP testing, the Prom, Renaissance Assembly, Yearbook distribution, Senior Awards, and the most important event of all-graduation! 


GHS, I encourage you to continue to “Be at your best, when your best is needed.”   Let’s finish the year strong!  Go Eagles!



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Soaring Eagles

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The Bulletin Board (News and Information)

Congratulations to Gab’s SPEECH & DEBATE team who finished in 2nd place at the state tournament this past weekend!  This is the Gab’s highest placing in school history!  Way to go, Eagles!

Get-ahead SUMMER SCHOOL (for SGUSD students only) can be found at
The new CAASPP testing for all Juniors (11th graders) continues this week and next.  All 10th graders will take the NCLB Science test on April 21st and they need to be on campus at 8:00.  See the calendar below or click on the GHS web calendar for school start times.



GHS parents and students:
 There are two more LATE START DAYS: April 29 and May 6.  ALL STUDENTS need to be on campus no later than 9:30 on late start Wednesdays.  Thank you.

To see Gabrielino High School in action visit
EAGLE TV

Featured This Month
View our yearly theme video to find out all the ways our students are
INSPIRING IMAGINATION!!

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 20
GHS CAASPP Testing day
8:00 AM - 2:55 PM
CAASPP Testing (all Juniors) from 8:00 to 10:30

EVERYONE follows this schedule:
1st Period 10:40 — 11:48
Lunch 11:48 — 12:28
2nd Period 12:34 — 1:42
3rd Period 1:48 — 2:55
GHS Baseball
3:15 PM
Frosh @ South El Monte
Tuesday, April 21
GHS CAASPP Testing day
8:00 AM - 2:55 PM
CAASPP Testing (all Juniors) from 8:00 to 10:30

EVERYONE follows this schedule:
4th Period 10:40 — 11:48
Lunch 11:48 — 12:28
5th Period 12:34 — 1:42
6th Period 1:48 — 2:55
GHS Boys Golf
2:30 PM
@ Duarte (San Dimas Canyon GC)
GHS Boys Volleyball
3:30 PM
Large Gym here vs. San Gabriel Academy.  Varsity at 3:30, JV at 5:00 

Every Day Counts!!!

How important is attendance? Students are more likely to succeed in academics when they consistently attend school. Students who are frequently absent do not acquire the skills they need or make the academic progress necessary to succeed beyond school. Coming to school EVERY day ensures that a student gains the tools he or she needs to live a quality life.  Remember EVERY STUDENT COUNTS!


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 Check out THE BIRD'S EYE VIEW of what's going on at Gabrielino!
April 21.pdf
2014-15 School Theme

School Motto
Pride-Tradition-Honor
School Mission
A Commitment To Constant And Never-Ending Improvement (CANI)

School Vision

Building on the strengths, talents, and passions of all students
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Common Core Corner

What is Common Core?
     The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy. (visit the Common Core website here.)


What is Smarter Balanced Assessments?
     The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is developing a system of valid, reliable, and fair next-generation assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS); in English language arts/literacy (ELA/literacy) and mathematics for grades 3-8 and 11. The system—which includes both summative and interim assessments for accountability purposes and optional interim assessments for instructional use—will use computer adaptive testing & technologies to the greatest extent possible to provide meaningful feedback and actionable data that teachers and other educators can use to help students succeed. (visit the Smarter Balanced website here.)

What is GHS doing to get ready?
In preparation for the new standards and the new SMARTER Balanced Assessments anticipated in the spring of 2015, Gabrielino departments met at the opening of school to craft performance tasks according to the district-wide Single Plan goal:

“One common performance task for each course at each level that is assessed with a common rubric and collaboratively evaluated developed according to the assessment matrix.

Check out a short explanation of the difference between Common Core and the California State Standards:
ca standards versus common core.pdf

Lots of good resources provided by the State of California
A Look at the CCSS Five Big Ideas
A Look at the CCSS Five Big Ideas in Spanish
Highlights for ELA, Social Science and Science.
ELA Highlights in Chinese
ELA Highlights in Spanish
Highlights for Math
Math Highlights in Chinese
Math Highlights in Spanish

More Resources

Achieve the Core:  Introduce the Common Core to Parents and Community Members

http://www.achievethecore.org/common-core-intro-for-parents

California Department of Education (CDE) Resources for Parents and Guardians

http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/ccssresourcesparents.asp

http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/tl/whatareccss.asp

CDE Common Core Resources Web page  

http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/

California Department of Education (CDE) Resources for Parents and Guardians  (Multilingual Resources)

http://inet2.cde.ca.gov/cmd/translatedparentaldoc.aspx?docid=7935-7940,8243-8255

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Practice Tests

http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/

Smarter Balanced Resources for Engaging Parents and the Public

http://www.smarterbalanced.org/k-12-education/common-core-state-standards-tools-resources/