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.
This year the Visaila River Run is Saturday, May 9th. The Visalia River Run takes runners along the beautiful St. John's River Trail. Both groups will head to Cutler park for an out and back. On return the 5k runners will head back in to Golden West to conclude their race while the 10k runner continue on to Ben Maddox. The 10k runners will make a loop at the St Johns Riverwalk Park and head back to Golden West. 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 good health and staying safe. Many of us are dealing with the grief that comes from losing routines and the way we are used to connecting with our friends and family. Through all of this, I am amazed and grateful for the dedication of our employees who are providing instruction and nutritional services to our students during this unprecedented and unpredictable time. Click on the headline to read more...
At this time, VUSD schools are closed through May 1, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, it is likely that we will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. We will finalize and announce those plans as soon as it is prudent to do so. Click on the headline to read more.
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.