VUSD seeks students to serve on the Inclusivity Task Force starting fall 2019. During the 2018-19 school year, the task force members focused on dress code. Topics for the 2019-20 school year will be determined by the membership of the task force. Click on the article for a link to apply. Application due May 24, 2019.
GWHS Spring semester finals will be held on June 5-7th. One those days, we will be on a modified schedule with classes ending early each day. Click on the article to see the schedule.
Fresno State will be hosting the Central Valley Emerging Leaders’ Summit on the Fresno State campus July 31, 2019 to Aug. 2, 2019. This free summer program is an excellent opportunity for high school students to build their leadership skills. The selected students will cultivate their leadership skills and competencies through hands-on activities and explore college pathways to better prepare them to make decisions regarding higher education. Click on article for more information.
The Young Leaders Academy is a four-week long program open to high school students between the ages of 14-18. The goal of this program is to provide students an opportunity to develop their skills in leadership, team-building, problem solving and to understand the role of county government and civic engagement. The Young Leaders Academy is free of charge. The program will run from July 8 to July 31, 2019. Click on the article for more information.
Congratulations seniors! Our GWHS Class of 2019 earned over $350,000 in scholarships! We are so proud of all of your hard work and wish you all the best as you move onto college and open this next chapter in your lives. Keep up the good work and good luck! Click on article for more pics from the evening.
Golden West's very own Fred Avalos received the Visalia Unified School District Employee of the Year Award. He was honored at the Visalia Masonic Center. It is a very well deserved award for his dedication to our students and staff.
Once again, the Business Finance Academy juniors enjoyed an amazing Mentor Dinner. This evening, students heard from Steve Marashian, retired general manager from the Fresno/Fig Garden Banana Republic, and Sergio Perez, current general manager of this successful retail establishment.
This past Wednesday, after more than a years work, the Tim Ainley Hitting Facility was officially dedicated at the GW Baseball field. This project was honor the man that set the foundation for Blazer Baseball, Tim Ainley. Tim was the first GWHS baseball coach and coached the Trailblazers from 1980-1985. Tim was instrumental in establishing a strong tradition of Trailblazer baseball built on the principles of Character, Integrity, Work Ethic, Passion, a Family Environment, and Love for the Game.
The GWHS Orchestra competed in the CMEA festival this past week. I am happy to announce we have continued the streak by also earning unanimous superiors in both the Advanced and Intermediate orchestras.
On Tuesday night, GWHS Chemistry teacher Jennifer Verissimo appeared on and competed in Ellen's Game of Games TV show. How did she do you ask? Click on the article to see a clip from the show.
Veteran Golden West HS teacher Elaine Rubio has been recognized as KSEE 24 “Educator of the Week” for her caring and unrelenting compassion for her students. Mrs. Rubio has been teaching, molding, encouraging and inspiring GWHS students for just shy of four decades. Click on the article to see the KSEE 24 news broadcast video.
The City of Visalia is seeking input from community members like you! Visit this page to learn more and to take the City of Visalia Community Outreach Survey and Housing Survey.
For students intending to participate in VUSD's Summer University Learning Program hosted at Valley Oak Middle School and Ridgeview Middle School. This program is open to all incoming 7th and 8th graders only who are or will be attending a Visalia Unified Middle School.
Visalia is proud of its quality K-12 education, with a foundation of 38 traditional elementary, middle and high school campuses. Visalia Unified School District stays abreast of technological changes and secures funding necessary to build new campuses to keep up with Visalia’s strong population growth.