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.
Golden West Band and Orchestra is proud to announce our fifth annual “Visalia River Run” 5k and 10k to be held on Saturday May 11. Registration can be found online at Active.com by searching Visalia River Run. Alternatively, you can fill out the paper registration form and turn it in to the front office of Golden West High School. Early registration ends this April 30. Click on the article for more information
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Spring Fling
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM School Site Council