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. Read more...
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.” Read more...
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)
Extra GRADUATION TICKETS will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to parents and guardians ONLY on Tuesday from 9:00am to 11:00am and again from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in the Main Office. The cost is $10 per ticket, cash only. No checks will be accepted. Extra tickets will not be sold to students.
All student athletes need to have new physicals (2015-16 physicals will not be valid), insurance and the Athletic Packet completely filled out before they can participate in summer camp or tryouts. Here is a list of the summer camps and fees.
Student athletes also need to fill out their physical history form (click here to download the history form) and a completed 2016-17 Athletic packet (click here to download the packet).
LCAP TECHNOLOGY SURVEY
In order to capture data for use in the District Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), revising of the District Technology Plan, and for planning for the next school year, the San Gabriel Unified School District encourages all parents and 3rd through 12th grade students to participate in a survey. Please access the survey at the link that applies to you:
Once logged in, the survey should take between 5-10 minutes. The deadline to take the survey is May 30th. We hope you participate in this activity. Your voice is important and we want to hear it!
Bullying Survey for Parents
The San Gabriel Unified School District is conducting an anonymous and voluntary parent survey on bullying at school this year. The results of this survey will help our district address bullying issues; educate students, staff and parents; and promote an environment of safety, respect and belonging for all students.
The survey will be available online May 23 – June 1 at the links listed below. A paper copy of this survey is available in all school offices and at the district office if you would prefer not to take the survey online.
The 2016-17 ASB has been announced!
President Karina Gomez, Vice-President Izel Gutierrez, Treasurer Evelyn Xiong, Secretary Sam Trinh, Senior Class President Simon Chau, Senior Class Vice-President Sandy Chen, Junior Class President Kelly Alberto, Junior Class Vice-President Maria Lopez, Sophomore Class President Valerie Nea, Sophomore Class Vice-President Annie Phun, Freshman Class President Kenneth Yao, Freshman Class Vice-President Amanda Brunjes.
Additional ASB members are:
Grace Gibbons, Diego Ruiz, Jesi Zhang, Brandon Le, Brian Sam, Samantha Holguin, Alex Wu, Jasmine Miranda, Asiana Gluski, Andy Doan, Jessica Lopez, Caia Rice, Dennis Wong, and Jenny Nguyen
Thursday, May 26
Senior check out day
8:00 AM - 2:55 PM
Last day for Seniors (full day, regular schedule). Caps & gowns will be distributed in the Career Center beginning at 2:00.
Friday, May 27
Track & Field
CIF Southern Section Masters Meet @ Cerritos College (TBA)
Seniors - graduation rehearsal
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
All Gab Seniors, Graduation rehearsal, Large Gym
Monday, May 30
Tuesday, May 31
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
For 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. Period 1 & 4 finals
Seniors - graduation rehearsal
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
@ Santa Anita Racetrack, 285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007
To see Gabrielino High School in action visit
Check out how our students THINK BIG!
The Social Network
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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.
Screaming Eagle Daily Bulletin
Check out what's going on at Gab!
2015-16 School Theme
A Commitment To Constant And Never-Ending Improvement (CANI)
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!