Principal's Message


Welcome back Eagles!  The beginning of a school year is a time of anticipation. Our 9th graders look forward to exploring a new campus, finding a table at lunch, and reconnecting with older classmates they may not have been seen in a year. Upper classmen wonder whether their new courses will be tough, will their teachers be “cool”, and who will be in their classes.  Students returning to band, sports teams, clubs, speech and debate, look forward to competitions, playoffs, and championships.  The start of the 2015-2016 school year is especially exciting as we wait for the first set of CAASPP scores to be released, begin the new 9th grade College Prep and Transition course, bring back health classes, and prepare for the start of a comprehensive tutoring program.  I am looking forward to the implementation of these new programs, and the possibilities each will provide for our students.


A new year also means welcoming a new freshmen class. It is my pleasure to welcome the class of 2019 to the Gabrielino family.  I encourage our 9th graders to get involved in the extracurricular events that we offer. We have many clubs for students to pick from, and we offer athletic programs that will challenge all interested students.


As the year begins, I want to reach out to the new parents of Gabrielino as well. High school should be an amazing time for teenagers as they grow and mature. I do believe that your child’s success will be linked to their relationship with you.  Be supportive and help the staff at GHS to challenge them and foster a true sense of learning. We want our students to connect with the adults on campus, teachers, coaches, staff and/or administration.  We are here because we believe in young minds developing into lifelong learners.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have.


Each year I select a school theme as a focus for the year. Over the last six years all of the school themes have urged the GHS community to continue to grow and work together.  We moved forward with a new administrative team in 2009. Lived our vision despite staffing and budget cuts in 2010. We were the difference when faced with challenges in 2011. We demonstrated excellence in action with a 6 year term of accreditation in 2012. We showed our originality in Gab Talks, Gab Week, band field competition, and the first Art Expo in 2013, and in 2014 our students showed their imagination in national qualifying speeches, an award winning yearbook, and an expanded version of the literary anthology.   Each year the Gabrielino community lives the theme to its fullest.

This year’s school theme is to “Think Big”.  The theme encourages us to think creatively about the work we do. We also have the opportunity to revisit the themes of the last six years.  With the funding provided through the Local Control Funding Formula, we now have additional resources to “Think Big” about programs that encourage students to be original, imaginative, and open to taking a risk to make a difference.  This year I am asking everyone to “Think Big” as we continue to strive for academic excellence.


As I begin my seventh year as principal, I am reminded of how fortunate I am to be working with a community of teachers, administrators, staff, parents, students, and volunteers who are committed to ensuring all students have opportunities to grow and achieve.  It is my honor to serve as your principal.


Best wishes to all for a wonderful school year!  Go Eagles!



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Weather

Today, 8/28/2015
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Tomorrow, 8/29/2015
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The Bulletin Board (News and Information)

The Gabrielino PTSA invites you to our first “Parent-to-Parent Coffee” of the year to give parents, especially those new to Gabrielino, a chance to meet their PTSA representatives and talk with other veteran parents at Gab.  Join us on Thursday at 7:00 in the GHS Library/Media Center.

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of one of our students. At the end of July, the Gabrielino family lost George Hang. George would have been a senior this year and had so much to look forward to. Please honor George’s life by living each day to its fullest, and keep him in your thoughts and hearts.

Thank you,
Sharron Heinrich, Principal

All forms, including the Student Handbook and free/reduced lunch applications, can be found under Registration and Transcripts, Student Re-registration Materials.

GHS will be hosting our first Parent Seminar Tuesday night at 7:00pm. This session will focus on our Naviance/Blueprint program and the Parent Portal grade system. There will be a presentation in the Theater followed by a hands on opportunity to access information and ask questions.


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

Friday, August 28
Football
3:30 PM
JV here vs. Clairemont (SD)
Football
7:00 PM
Varsity HERE vs. Clairemont (of San Diego)
Tuesday, September 1
Parent Seminar Workshop (in the Goodson Theatre)
7:00 PM
Parental Portal & Blueprint-Naviance
Wednesday, September 2
Girls Volleyball
3:30 PM
Scrimmages HERE vs. San Gabriel Mission & Schurr (all levels)
Thursday, September 3
Girls Golf
3:00 PM
@ San Marino (Alhambra GC)
Football
3:30 PM
JV home vs. Don Bosco.  Frosh @ Arcadia
Girls Volleyball
4:00 PM
Varsity @ Lakewood Molten Classic
Girls Volleyball
4:00 PM
Frosh HERE vs. Rio Hondo Prep

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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Aug 28.pdf
2015-16 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

Keep up with the new changes to Math as it relates to the Common Core. View the SGUSD Common Core Math Committee's presentation to get all the latest information about these new programs

SGUSD Math Pathways
Common Core Math Committee Presentation
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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


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