Principal's Message

Dear Eagle Family,

Last summer my husband and I spent two weeks in Hawaii. I am not much of a souvenir buyer, I actually hate shopping with a passion, but when we travel there are two items that I look for: a holiday ornament, and a quilt that represents the place we are visiting.  Holiday ornaments are usually easy to find, but that is not true for quilts.  I have found that ornaments come in all shapes and sizes and are often machine produced.  A quilt is different, it tells a story, and is the result of hours, days, sometimes even years of meticulous work.  Quilts are made of multiple pieces, each with its own meaning, stitched together by hand and sewn onto a backing.  They can be a reflection of the area the quilt maker is from, or of the person the quilt is made for. Regardless of the reason for its creation, the pieces of a handmade quilt will always carry meaning.

At the beginning of each new school year, I reflect on the history of the school.  Gabrielino opened its doors in 1994 and started with a teaching staff of 18.  That original staff consisted of people who were not afraid of voicing what they believed was best for students.  They were individuals who were able to mesh different ideas and experiences into shared expectations for the new school. They were the first patches in the fabric of the Gabrielino quilt.


Common Core Corner

Understanding the CAASPP Results
Recently 11th grade students received their CAASPP Score reports in the mail. To better understand these reports and what GHS is using the data for check out the presentation given at a recent parent seminar.
CAASPP Parent Seminar Presentation OR view a short video on the score report here.

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 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


The Bulletin Board (News and Information)

Gab's last LATE START DAY is Wednesday, May 11th.  All students not taking AP tests need to be at school at 9:30 on Wednesday.

AP Testing
 takes place through May 13th.  ALL other students have a normal schedule! If your student is taking an AP test, here is the rest of the schedule:  

PROM NIGHT is Friday, May 13th!  The school day on the 13th is a minimum day with 6th period ending at 11:25.  Please make all prom prep appointments after school.

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 6
The 19th Annual GHS Screamin’ Eagles Speech Showcase, Goodson Theatre.  Admission is free
2:00 PM
Almont League Finals @ Schurr
Saturday, May 7
The 19th Annual GHS Screamin’ Eagles Speech Showcase, Goodson Theatre.  Admission is free
Tuesday, May 10
3:15 PM
vs. Marshall.  Varsity away, JV home (no Frosh game)
3:15 PM
vs. Mountain View. Varsity away, JV home

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Today, 5/6/2016
High: 65 Low: 53
Chance rain showers
32% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/7/2016
High: 67 Low: 52
Chance rain showers
30% chance of precipitation.

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Tongva Tutors

Gabrielino's Tongva Tutors after-school tutoring program for all levels of English, Math, Science and History as well as ELD support is open to all Gab students!  Students can get help on homework, prepare for quizzes, and get assistance on projects from teachers and other students. See below to download the schedule. 
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2015-16 School Theme

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

School Vision

Building on the strengths, talents, and passions of all students

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!