Graduation will be held Tuesday June 2, 2020 from 8:00 AM -1:00 PM in a drive-thru format at the Golden West Parking Lot. All graduates and families must enter the access road Heading Northbound on Lovers Lane (No left turn will be allowed from Lovers Lane . VPD will be on site guiding traffic.) Only one vehicle will be permitted per graduate (No Limos or busses). All families must remain in their vehicle and COVID-19 precautions will be in place. Click on the article for more information.
Student's that have successfully completed a Driver's Education/College and Careers with a C or better may request a DMV Pink Slip. (Must have completed the Course in December 2019). Student also must be 15 years and 6 months BEFORE August 13, 2020. Full Legal Name must be submitted. Click on the article for the link to request a DMV Pink Slip.
Beginning Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Golden West will start its property drop-off and pick-up schedule. Your student will be assigned a specific day and time to come to Golden West. Items that need to be returned include: band uniforms, athletic uniforms, choir uniforms, Dance Show costumes, district owned instruments, textbooks, and library books. PLEASE BRING YOUR STUDENT ID! Click on the article for more info and schedule.
Congratulations to all the seniors who are being awarded a scholarship. We are very proud of our Golden West High School Class of 2020. You have done an excellent job over the years and have been resilient during this difficult time with the closure of school during the end of your senior year. We want to commend you and celebrate you as you make your journey forward towards the next steps in life.
Good Afternoon Class of 2020, if you ordered a cap and Gown from Jostens you may pick up your cap and gown on Wednesday April 29, 2020. Due to COVID-19 we will be conducting a DRIVE THRU distribution. We ask that you please follow the parameters for pick-up. Click on the article for more information.
AP students and parents, there are a lot of changes happening with your AP classes and the upcoming AP Tests. Click on the article for the most up-to-date information. Keep checking back here, as well as with your AP teacher to stay informed!
During this time of school closure, teachers will be available through to contact by phone or email. Click on the article to see teachers office hours and contact information.
Parents and students, if you have any questions or concerns regarding registration or linked learning academies, please feel free to contact your counselor. Click on the article for contact information.
As part of our efforts to support families during the school closure, Visalia Unified School District will be offering a grab-n-go meal service at more than two dozen locations across the city including selected elementary and middle school sites, as well as selected VUSD school bus stops. This service will begin on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and run through Friday, April 3, 2020. For a complete list of times and locations, please click on this article to see the program flyer.
This is Dr. Tamara Ravalín, Superintendent of Visalia Unified School District with an important reminder regarding COVID-19 and school closures. This is a reminder that schools are closed beginning Monday, March 16 through April 13. Click on the article to read the whole message from Dr. Ravalín.
Golden West High School will be on a modified testing schedule the week of March 16-20 for the CAASPP and ELA Tests. The "Performance Task" portion of the test will be administered the First Day, while the CAT/CAST portion will be held on the second day. Click on the article to see the testing and bell schedule for the week.
Congratulations to Golden West’s Science Olympiad team, who received 12 medals at the regional Science Olympiad competition this weekend! We placed in the Top 4 in Astronomy, Chemistry Lab, Circuit Lab, Experimental Design, Fossils, and Machines! Click on the article to see some pics of the team.
Golden West’s 14th Annual Dance Show, Let’s MOViE is next Thursday and Friday March 19 & 20th @ 7:00 PM at the LJ Williams Theater. Come watch all of our dance classes perform to songs from some of our favorite movie soundtracks. Tickets are $10 each and are available now in the dance room, finance office, and on the Golden West webstore.
Are you interested in singing at Golden West next year in one of our award winning choirs? GW students not currently in choir who wish enroll in choir next year can sign up for Beg Soprano/Alto Choir or Bass Clef Chorus which are un-auditioned choirs and open to everyone on campus. Students wishing to sing next year in an auditioned ensemble such as Advanced Treble Choir or Blazer Choir may audition for Mr. Raheb at anytime at lunch before March 30. Click on the article for more information.
Tickets are still available on the webstore (with credit card) and at the finance office (cash or check). The tickets will continue to be for sale during lunch and before/after school until March 3rd . You must have a completed permission slip and student ID to purchase your ticket. Tickets are $240. Permission slips are available in the attendance office and on the wall of the finance office. Click on the article for more information about Grad Night.
Golden West's Ella Niederreiter and Jonathan Cruz were the recipients of the Tulare County "Pursuing Victory With Honor" Award from the Tulare County Office of Education Charater Counts program. These exceptional student/athletes were recognized at a luncheon hosted by the Visalia Downtown Kiwanis. Click on the article to read more.
Mrs. Edwards has been subbing in our Industrial Education department for the majority of the first semester. Mrs. Edwards has had the students do a variety of projects, that have to do with some kind of construction, to keep them engaged and learning about building. Click on the article to see pictures of some of the projects that have been created in class.
Need some extra help with homework? Golden West XL offers tutoring before AND after school! AM tutoring is available Monday from 7am until 9:15AM and Tuesday thru Friday in the Library from 7AM until 8:15AM. PM tutoring is available Monday thru Friday in the library from 3:21-6PM. Click on the article for the full tutoring schedule.
Golden West Apparel is now available online at the Golden West Apparel Shop! Go to the Golden West home page and click on the GWHS Apparel Online Store link on the right side of the page to get your gear today! Or go to https://goldenwest.spirittees.com/
As you may know, Golden West High School is going through WASC accreditation. In order to assist us in our continuous school improvement, we are asking parents to take a survey to let us know how we are doing in serving our students and our community. We will use your feedback to continue to improve our school. Click on the article for more info and links to the survey.
Como ya sabrán, Golden West High School está pasando por la acreditación WASC, Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Para ayudarnos a mejorar nuestra escuela, siga el enlace de página web debajo para informarnos cómo estamos serviendo a nuestros estudiantes y nuestra comunidad. Usaremos sus comentarios para continuar mejorando nuestra escuela.
Saturday Academy is a unique opportunity for students to make up missed days of school. The Saturday sessions are designed to meet the needs of the students. A variety of different activities may be offered, for example, project-based learning, technology, art, STEM, or enrichment opportunities. Students may also have the opportunity to complete and/or make-up missed assignment.
I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones in continued good health and staying safe. Many of us are still grappling with the changes that have affected our lives and our community. Although we are finding creative ways to deal with the personal loss that comes from losing routines and the way we are used to connecting with our friends and family, it is difficult. I continue to be impressed and thankful for the dedication of District staff who are providing instruction, social and emotional support, and nutritional services to our students. Click on the headline to read more...
Unfortunately, we have determined that we will not be able to hold our traditional commencement and promotion ceremonies as COVID-19 tallies continue to climb in our county and state. This is a heartbreaking decision for all of us, but we must make this decision now so that our schools can focus on making the alternative ceremonies special. Click on the headline to read more...
Based on the COVID-19 Shelter in Place order, the potential health risks of students using our farm facilities, the risk of financial obligation to students and spread of this virus amongst students, VUSD farm facilities will remain closed to students and will not be open for housing student livestock until further notice. Click the headline for additional information.
We understand how important it is to attend to the social and emotional needs that arise during this time of uncertainty related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and school closures. If you need social emotional support or encouragement or just someone to talk through worries and concerns you have, our school psychologists and school social workers are here to talk with you. Click on the headline to read more.
Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) offers a powerful means to explore and express our emotions, build relationships, and support each other – children and adults alike – during this challenging time. Visit the VUSD Social Emotional Wellness Resources During COVID19 website to find resources and tools to help support the social emotional wellness of students, parents, and educators.
Do you live in Visalia and have a child who is turning 4 years old on or before December 1, 2020? If so, you can begin enrolling your child for the 2020-2021 school year. Click on the headline for more information, including locations and enrollment requirements.