Golden West News

  • GWHS Future Freshman Parent Night On Thursday, Feb 28

    Golden West High School invites future blazers (current 8th Graders) to Blazer Night Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the GW Main Gym. Our night will include information concernin: Registration, Elective Offerings, Co-Curricular Opportunities (Band, Choir, Drama, Academies, Yearbook, FFA, Dance, Deca) and Student Activities (Clubs, ASB, Link Crew, XL After School Programs, Sports). Click on the article for more information.

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  • Help Support GWHS Choir & Eat At Tahoe Joe's

    Golden West Choir's annual Tahoe Joe's Dinner is Tuesday, February 19. Dinners are available for Dine in or pick up at the Visalia Tahoe Joe's from 11 AM to 10 PM. 6 oz. For $20 choose from Joe’s Steak, Wood Grilled Chicken or Sierra Mountain Ribs. Click on the article for more information.

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  • GWHS Selected To Participate in 2019 NAEP

    GW is excited to announce that our school has been selected to participate in the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as NAEP. It is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what students across the country know and can do in a variety of subjects. Some of our 12th-graders have been selected to take assessments in math, reading, science, and writing. Click on the article for more information.

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  • GW FFA "Kiss A Cow" Fundraiser Supports Local Community

    Thank you for those of you who have participated in the past or are currently participating in our annual Kiss-A-Cow community service fundraiser. Last year we raised funds for the Visalia Police Department’s K9 Unit. Nicholas Patton attended a special presentation at City Hall that recognized organizations that contributed to the purchase of new canines for the department, the newest named appropriately "Blazer"! Click on the article for more information.

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  • Are You A Junior? Are You A Male? Are You Interested In History and Politics?

    If you are interested in history and politics, you might be interested in attending Boys State. American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. At Boys State, participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. Click on the article for more information.

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  • Valley Oak Middle School Hosts Super Hero Fun Run On February 23

    The Pulse After School Program Leadership Club at Valley Oak Middle School is participating in this year’s Step Up Youth Challenge. They will be hosting a Super Hero Fun Run on Saturday, February 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the VOMS school track. Click on the article for more information

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  • Seniors, Are You Looking For Money For College?

    The Visalia Education Foundation Scholarship Application is now available. The Foundation awards over $50,000 in scholarships to Visalia Unified School District High School seniors each year. By filling out this one application you may qualify for up to 26 different scholarships. Applications are due to Visalia Unified District Office by 5 p.m., Friday March 8, 2019. Click on article for more information.

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  • GW Students Compete at NorCal DECA

    The GWHS DECA team had a very successful NorCal DECA competition in San Ramon this past weekend. This is an extremely competitive event with over 750 students in attendance. Click on the article to see how students placed and some good pics.

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  • GW Athletic Director John DeLong Receives AD of the Year Award

    GWHS Athletic Director John DeLong was recently selected as the Central Section recipient of the Norm MacKenzie Award for 2018-2019. The MacKenzie Award is presented to an outstanding athletic director who has been in the field between one and four years. John has been recognized by his peers for his commitment to GWHS and the surrounding community.

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  • VEF presents "For the Love of Art" - DATE CHANGE... April 5, 2109

    Visalia Ed Foundation is kicking off a new program we are calling “For the Love of Art” that will blend together an art show, dinner and silent auction featuring the work of Visalia Unified high school artists. The show and auction will include paintings, pottery, sculptures, leatherwork, wood work projects, jewelry, fashion designs, welding and more. Click on article for more information. NOTE: The date of the VEF fundraiser has been changed. The new date for our event is FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019.

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  • GW Athletic Clearance... Now Online!

    Golden West is now offering online student – athletic clearance through Family ID. This is a secure and user friendly way to register for our athletic clearance.

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  • Girls Basketball Hosts Tournament in Honor of Fallen Soldier

    GWHS Girls Basketball is hosting a basketball tournament on December 12th to December 15th. The tournament is named after and will honor PFC Keith M. Williams, a former student of girls basketball Coach Russ Gostanian when he was a teacher at El Diamante High School. Keith lost his life at the age of 19 in Afghanistan fighting the Global War on Terror. Click on article for more information about how you can support this cause!

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  • All Parents and Students - There is a NEW TARDY POLICY

    Attention all students and parents regarding TARDIES: If you have 4 or more tardies in one week you will lose off campus lunch privileges or be assigned lunch detention. To avoid these restrictions, please work to be ON TIME TO CLASS! Failure to attend assigned Tardy Detention will result in loss of privileges. Example: Rallies, and extracurricular such as attending athletic events.

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  • AP Students and Parents - You Can Purchase Your AP Test Now!

    AP Tests are now on sale!! Please refer to the AP documents found on the GW Counseling Department website for information regarding the fees, dates, and deadlines for 2018/2019 AP exams. We also accept payments via credit card online at the GW webstore! March 8, 2019 is the absolute last day to pay for AP Exams!

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  • Stay Informed... Sign up for Remind

    Sign up for remind & stay informed about what is happening here at GWHS. Click to see how to sign up for Remind by class.

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  • GWHS Athletics Website - trialblazerathletics.com

    Check out the website dedicated to Golden West High School sports & its athletes. You can find current results from recent competitions, schedules and a wealth of other information about our teams & athletes.

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District News

  • 2019 Kindergarten Registration

    Kindergarten registration is coming to an elementary school near you! Click on the link to view a letter to parents that includes information on kindergarten registration such as registration dates and what you need to bring to register your child.

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  • School Board Meeting

    Live feed of the VUSD School Board meetings

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  • Click Here for Measure A Information

    Measure A is a General Obligation bond that was on the November 2018 ballot asking Visalians to support a property tax so Visalia Unified School District can improve schools, enhance safety and provide upgraded technology. Measure A passed with more than 60% of the vote.

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  • COMMUNITY PARTNER RECOGNITION

    At the January 29, 2019, Board meeting, the Board of Education and Visalia Unified School District recognized Mr. Ray Miller as an outstanding partner in education. The District is very fortunate to have a number of community partners whose efforts have a positive impact on our students and our schools. Mr. Ray Miller is an example of an individual who has generously contributed his time, support, and services to positively benefit our students.

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  • PUBLIC RECOGNITION

    At the Tuesday, January 15, Board meeting, the VUSD Board of Education recognized VUSD students and staff for a variety of achievements. The primary focus of Board recognition is to acknowledge accomplishments of District students, staff, and departments; and on January 15, the Board had the pleasure of recognizing the following VUSD students and staff:

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  • New Northwest Area School Boundaries

    Visalia Unified School District formed an Attendance Area Boundary Committee in May 2018 to bring recommendations to the Board of Trustees for the elementary school boundaries in the northwest quadrant of the District in anticipation of the newest elementary school opening in August 2019.

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  • VUSD HOLDS ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

    The Visalia Unified School District Board of Trustees held its Annual Organizational Meeting on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The oath of office was given to new and returning Board members, Board officers were elected for 2019, and 2018 Board officers were honored and thanked for their service and leadership.

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  • Visalia Times-Delta Insert October 2018

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  • Building for the Future

    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.

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