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High School Graduations Are Upon Us  Patch.com

High School Graduations Are Upon Us - Gilroy, CA - The following list encompasses local high school graduations coming up in June.



Gilroy man arrested in fatal DUI crash  Gilroy Dispatch

An 18-year-old Gilroy man is accused of fleeing the scene when a juvenile passenger was ejected from the suspect's vehicle and died after an alleged DUI ...



Gilroy High principal leaving after decade  Gilroy Dispatch

For the first time in a decade, Gilroy school leaders will be searching for a new principal at Gilroy High School after veteran administrator Marco Sanchez ...



Fallen, but not forgotten  Gilroy Dispatch

The Gilroy Memorial Day Parade Committee, along with the American Legion Post No. 217, will honor our fallen but not forgotten heroes on Memorial Day, ...



Annual Gifted Games set for April 26 in Gilroy  Gilroy Dispatch

The annual Gifted Games, which allows students with disabilities to participate in athletic events in a non-competitive atmosphere, will be held Friday, April 26 at ...



Gilroy High wrestling near perfect  Gilroy Dispatch

There is no such thing as perfection in wrestling, but the great ones strive for it everyday. Last Saturday in the Pacific Coast League Gabilan Division ...



Suspect Arrested After Officer-Involved Shooting, Chase at Gilroy High School  NBC Bay Area

An officer-involved shooting on the campus of Gilroy High School prompted the evacuation of the school's football stadium during a youth tournament Sunday ...



Gilroy basketball alive and well  Gilroy Dispatch

It was early October, and there was a distinct possibility Gilroy High would have to do the unthinkable: cancel the varsity girls basketball season. Without a coach ...



Gilroy baseball aims to make CCS again  Gilroy Dispatch

In the last couple of years, the Gilroy High baseball team has had some heavy hitters in the lineup, players who were a threat to hit a home run on any pitch.



Student numbers dropping in Gilroy  Gilroy Dispatch

Despite a booming housing market in South County, with a substantial increase in inventory over the last decade, Gilroy schools will serve nearly 650 fewer ...



Gilroy wins unprecedented 17th straight title  Gilroy Dispatch

The Gilroy High wrestling dynasty shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. In fact, it seems like the Mustangs are inching up to a higher level. A year after ...



'Sleepy' is a nightmare for opponents  Gilroy Dispatch

His nickname may be Sleepy, but don't mistake Nick Villarreal's calm, laid-back demeanor for an inability to get excited or pumped up. The Gilroy High junior lets ...



GECA named 2019 Calif. Distinguished School  Gilroy Dispatch

Dr. TJ Owens Early College Academy was among 162 middle and high schools recognized as a 2019 California Distinguished School by the State Dept. of ...



Christopher Ranch donates to Gilroy schools  Gilroy Dispatch

Ken Christopher, executive vice president of Christopher Ranch, last month presented Gilroy High School principal March Sanchz with a $15,000 check to cover ...



Gilroy has reason for high expectations  Gilroy Dispatch

In the immediate aftermath of a 2-0 defeat to Lincoln High last year in the opening round of the Central Coast Section Division I playoffs, Gilroy High boys soccer ...



Gilroy High School wrestling students celebrate coach's UFC title  KGO-TV

Daniel Cormier now has two UFC titles under his belt, light heavyweight and heavyweight, which he won Saturday night. He's become only one of two fighters to ...



Sí, Se Puede  Gilroy Dispatch

The nearly 700 students and staff at San Martin/Gwinn K-8 school got some surprise visitors at their annual school-wide celebration of Cesar Chavez Day, ...



Gilroy aims to win division title  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy High boys basketball coach Mike Suarez believes this year's team can develop into something special. The Mustangs, who entered the week with a 3-2 ...



Gilroy aims for CCS title repeat  Gilroy Dispatch

Even though the Gilroy High softball team won last year's Central Coast Section Division I playoff championship, it is acting as if it didn't. In other words, the ...



Gilroy steps into high expectations  Gilroy Dispatch

After going undefeated and winning its first-ever Central Coast Section championship, what can Gilroy High possibly do for an encore? What we do know is that ...



Six finalists chosen for student cooking competition  Gilroy Dispatch

Six Gilroy Unified School District elementary school students were selected as finalists for the 2019 Future Chefs Competition, according to a Jan.



GUSD elementary school on chopping block for 2020  Gilroy Dispatch

Declining enrollments and increased wages and benefits could force the Gilroy Unified School District to close an elementary school by the 2020-21 school year ...



Gilroy cross country on the fast track  Gilroy Dispatch

In a sport where it's a race against the clock, Maddie Eastus performs a delicate balancing act. The Gilroy High sophomore has been the team's second fastest ...



Cougars peaking at the perfect time  Gilroy Dispatch

After a somewhat slow start in Pacific Coast League Gabilan Division play, the Christopher High baseball team seems to be playing its best with a couple of ...



As Gilroy grows, school enrollment drops  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy real estate agents are reporting that 1,218 single-family homes, condos and town homes were sold in the city in the last two years, yet Gilroy schools are ...



High schoolers teach STEAM lessons  Gilroy Dispatch

A self-motivated group of local high school students, calling themselves “STEAM4Students,” has been teaching afterschool lessons for the last three years at ...



Gilroy honors school staff for 'invaluable' service  Gilroy Dispatch

Four Gilroy Unified School District employees were named award recipients in the 2019 Employee Recognition Program. The four, one from each of the district's ...



Gilroy field hockey wraps up season  Gilroy Dispatch

It was déjà vu for the Gilroy High field hockey team in its opening match of the Central Coast Section playoffs. Matched up against Willow Glen—the Mustangs ...



Student honored at Young Artists Showcase  Gilroy Dispatch

Christopher High School senior Maia Nantais was one of 26 winners in the 2019 Young Artists Showcase selected by the Santa Clara County Office of ...



Gilroy water polo building success  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy High water polo coach Doug Pickford has visions of building a program where both teams are consistent and competitive. The Mustangs are seemingly ...



Rod Kelley, Gilroy Prep among top Bay Area schools  Gilroy Dispatch

A trio of South County schools—two in Gilroy and one in Morgan Hill—were named among the top schools in the Bay Area for lowering the achievement gap, ...



Christopher looks to put it all together  Gilroy Dispatch

With four returning starters off last year's team, Christopher High has high hopes to capture the Pacific Coast League Mission Division championship this season.



Locsin grows stronger through adversity  Gilroy Dispatch

After a tumultuous junior year, Cisco Locsin's comeback came full circle at two points this season: In the season-opener against Liberty Union of Brentwood and ...



Gilroy the front runner for league title  Gilroy Dispatch

Meghan Popma grew up with two older brothers who never took it easy on her. The Gilroy High senior credits her upbringing for helping her to develop into a ...



Christopher High School Principal Named  Patch.com

From GUSD: The Gilroy Unified School District (GUSD) is pleased to announce that Jeremy Dirks has been selected as the new principal for Christopher High ...



Catholic high school denied again  Gilroy Dispatch

A Catholic high school has been talked about in the South County for nearly a decade, but the Diocese of San Jose has run into a series of setbacks getting its ...



These Mustangs go in the fast lane  Gilroy Dispatch

The Gilroy High swimming quartet of sophomore Alexa Bennett, junior Ellie Pickford, and freshmen Hannah Stelzner and Payton Reeder face a good problem: ...



Gilroy aims to compete in every match  Gilroy Dispatch

In the midst of a 5-0 loss to San Benito High in a Jan. 10 Pacific Coast League Gabilan Division match, Gilroy High sophomore Sarah Fox kept on competing for ...



Ryan Reyes signs with Fresno State  Gilroy Dispatch

It's been a long way coming for Gilroy High senior Ryan Reyes, who started wrestling at 3 years old. From Fresno to Gilroy and soon back to Fresno, Reyes, who ...



Ex-Hollister cop saw 'ghosts' during rampage on Gilroy High athletic field  KSBW Monterey

A former Hollister police officer was high on methamphetamine when he caused chaos with a stolen car in front of hundreds of youth football players at Gilroy ...



Christopher poised for strong season  Gilroy Dispatch

If the Christopher High baseball team intends on contending for a Pacific Coast League Gabilan Division championship, it will need to pitch like it did in the first ...



Vizcarra superb in signing with Cal Poly  Gilroy Dispatch

When Dan Vizcarra first started wrestling in the seventh grade, he was baffled by the fact that his parents—Elias and Veronica—kept on taking him to club ...



Family continues to mourn  Gilroy Dispatch

Steven Juarez's family and friends gathered at the scene of his death Feb. 25 to remember the Gilroy native who died one year ago while in police custody.



Five new principals join Gilroy for 2019-20 year  Gilroy Dispatch

A quintet of new administrators will welcome students and families at their respective schools at the onset of the 2019-20 school year in Gilroy Unified School ...



Christopher, Gilroy open with CCS wins  Gilroy Dispatch

The up and down thrill ride that has been Christopher High's season reached its apex in a nail-biting 1-0, 8-inning win over Hillsdale in the opening round of the ...



Pacific Point launches football team  Gilroy Dispatch

Pacific Point Christian School will be fielding its inaugural football team in the fall. The private school in Gilroy—with a high school enrollment of 75—will play in ...



Cougars look to make move in Gabilan  Gilroy Dispatch

Christopher High softball coach Amanda Tellez believes ace Gabriella Howard has pitched every single game for the Cougars for the last three-plus seasons, ...



Gilroy's schools banned Roundup in 2016  Gilroy Dispatch

As lawsuits are piling up against the makers of the herbicide Roundup and some cities and counties in California are cutting back or considering bans on its use, ...



Gilroy school board swears in new trustees  Gilroy Dispatch

In a meeting of firsts and lasts, Gilroy Unified School District ushered in new trustees and honored departing members last week. First-term Board of Education ...



Christopher swim dynasty extends streak  Gilroy Dispatch

Christopher High had its prom last Saturday starting at 6 p.m., meaning students attending the event start to get ready several hours before that. For the members ...



Support staff gets 6% in retroactive raises  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy school district negotiators agreed to a new contract with its support staff that was then ratified by the board of education at a Feb. 14 meeting. The Gilroy ...



UFC champ, Gilroy resident to become high school wrestling coach  KGO-TV

Gilroy High School is adding some star power to its coaching staff.



Freshmen play key role at Christopher  Gilroy Dispatch

Even though Jenna Urrabazo, Taylor Mejia and Jessica Schween play for a strong club program, it can be intimidating for freshmen to burst onto the high school ...



New math building nears completion at GHS  Gilroy Dispatch

In a concerted effort to capture equity among its two high school facilities as well as expand capacity for a growing population, Gilroy district officials have ...



Assistant Principals Named For 3 GUSD Schools  Patch.com

Assistant Principals Named For 3 GUSD Schools - Gilroy, CA - "All three of these leaders are well-respected in their fields," said Gilroy Unified Superintendent ...



Gilroy loses power for two hours  Gilroy Dispatch

About 22,000 electricity customers—nearly the entire city—were without power in Gilroy the morning of May 3 . The electricity shut off around 8:38am on May 3, ...



Seniors to drive Christopher High offense  Gilroy Dispatch

Football is a 'what have you done for me lately' kind of sport and Christopher High coach Tim Pierleoni knows it. One year after winning the Central Coast ...



Gilroy Unified names two new principals  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy native Jeremy Dirks was promoted from vice principal at South Valley Middle School to principal at Christopher High School for the 2018-19 school year, ...



Former Gilroy School Teacher Arrested in Campbell for Alleged Sex Crime  CBS San Francisco

CAMPBELL (CBS SF) — A man who has previously been convicted of catfishing students while teaching in Gilroy was arrested Tuesday in Campbell for ...



Gilroy HS pool project on the horizon  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy High School's two swimming pools will be merging into a single large competition pool, as early as next year. The Gilroy Unified School District staff had ...



Union boss: 'Strike is not inevitable'  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy teachers are holding out hope that they won't strike, that a deal can get done by Sept. 14, when union and district negotiators are scheduled to hear the ...



GECA ranked among top schools in nation  Gilroy Dispatch

Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy is among the top high schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. Gilroy Unified School District's ...



School bus driver selected as Norcal's best  Gilroy Dispatch

Local school bus driver Maria del Carmen Collins was on her normal afternoon route May 3, 2018 when an impaired driver slammed into the bus she was ...



Student cooks way to Future Chefs title  Gilroy Dispatch

El Roble Elementary School fourth grader Julia Finucane's mother was skeptical of the ingredients her daughter planned to fuse together for her entry in the fifth ...



Sylva looks to go faster, higher, longer  Gilroy Dispatch

Keola Sylva had a breakout 2018 season, finishing with the second best mark in the triple jump among all Central Coast Section athletes. When the Christopher ...



'Welcome to Gilroy and California'  Gilroy Dispatch

The Garlic City secured a new spot on the California state map as the month of March began. The Gilroy welcome center is now a designated state welcome ...



Christopher into CCS title game  Gilroy Dispatch

This is the golden era for the Christopher High girls soccer team. Two years ago, the Cougars showed plenty of promise and finished with a winning record.



Former cop in GHS incident charged  Gilroy Dispatch

Former Hollister Police Officer Chad Browning has been charged with four crimes in relation to an alleged Sept. 9 crime spree that started with vehicle theft in ...



Top chefs headline 2019 Garlic Festival  Gilroy Dispatch

James Beard Award-winning chef, restaurant owner and Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio will be appearing at the 41st annual festival and will host the Great ...



Christopher's Davis makes history  Gilroy Dispatch

When Julia Davis was in the fourth grade, she was like any other active kid, trying out a variety of sports. Davis' mom, Tania, mentioned field hockey to her after ...



Christopher aims for historic season  Gilroy Dispatch

The 2017-2018 season was one of historic proportions for the Christopher High girls soccer team. The Cougars established a couple of firsts in program history, ...



CHS seniors named scholarship semifinalists  Gilroy Dispatch

Christopher High School seniors Austin and Dylan Ellemberg were both named semifinalists for the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship Program, ...



Gilroy, MH teachers recognized by county  Gilroy Dispatch

Morgan Hill Unified School District's Debra Chappell and Gilroy Unified School District's Rachael Cornaggia are among 36 top teachers who were honored “for ...



Fifth-grade class earns invite to WE Day  Gilroy Dispatch

Mount Madonna School fifth-grader Aidan Rassech, of Gilroy, was to walk the red carpet at the Forum in Inglewood April 25 after being selected to participate in ...



New offer by GUSD could end impasse  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy teachers and their bosses agree they made some headway in contract negotiations last week, with the district claiming this week that “both the district and ...



Christopher rolls past Gilroy  Gilroy Dispatch

It was never close. In the rubber match between the two largest high schools in the city of Gilroy, Christopher High left no doubt as to who was the superior team.



South County Catholic HS plans hinge on LAFCO's decision  Gilroy Dispatch

The Diocese of San Jose said fundraising, a construction timetable and overall project costs have been put on hold until the Local Agency Formation ...



Cormier starts new Gilroy wrestling era  Gilroy Dispatch

The Gilroy High wrestling program—one of the great prep sports dynasties in California—received a jolt of star power when Gilroy resident Daniel Cormier was ...



Christopher aims to make history  Gilroy Dispatch

The road to the Pacific Coast League Gabilan Division championship goes through Carmel High, which has won the division title since the 2016 season.



GUSD promotes 3 to assistant principal  Gilroy Dispatch

Three new assistant principals will soon be helping to welcome students and parents at Gilroy Unified School District campuses. trio of new administrators, ...



GUSD teacher featured in county PSA series  Gilroy Dispatch

South Valley Middle School teacher Rachael Cornaggia was featured in the latest edition of Santa Clara County Office of Education's “Why I Teach” video public ...



What Seattle teaches Gilroy  Gilroy Dispatch

I was fortunate to attend the National Main Street Conference in Seattle in March with three fellow board members and Nancy Maciel, coordinator for the Gilroy ...



Christopher girls play inspired golf  Gilroy Dispatch

For Samantha Vogel, playing golf has been downright inspiring. The Christopher High senior started hitting balls on the range when she was 5 or 6, but it was ...



Rafael Tizoc Trevino-Marquez  Gilroy Dispatch

Rafael Tizoc Trevino-Marquez known as Gordo to family and friends was born on February 28, 1979. At a young age he was precocious, adventurous, loving, ...



Jubenal Rodriguez, Gilroy High School, Awarded Week 3 Coach of the Week  49ers.com

The San Francisco 49ers Charlie Wedemeyer Coach of the Week award for week three goes to Jubenal Rodriguez (pictured in the white shirt) from Gilroy High ...



A gold medal day  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy High School special education students compete in the 14th Annual Gifted Games at the Mustangs' football field April 26. The entire student body ...



Teachers, district reach agreement  Gilroy Dispatch

The Gilroy Unified School District late Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 18, announced it had reached a tentative agreement with the Gilroy Teachers Association on a ...



Navigator Schools wins state appeal  Gilroy Dispatch

Navigator Schools, which has campuses in Gilroy and Hollister, was recently granted a third charter petition to open a school in Watsonville by the state Board of ...



Veteran Gilroy teachers call it a career  Gilroy Dispatch

With more than 60 years' combined experience in education, Gilroy schoolteachers Susan Freiberg and Jeff Manker will retire with a litany of accomplishments.



Ex-Hollister officer confirmed as suspect in Gilroy police shooting  The Mercury News

Chad Browning, who was arrested after being shot during a confrontation with Gilroy police, is a former Hollister police officer who served in the mid-2000s, ...



Davis twins excel on and off the field  Gilroy Dispatch

Christian and Tyler Davis have competed against each other their entire lives. When the two Christopher High senior twins lived in Hawaii from age 5 to 8, their ...



Christopher aims to bring intensity  Gilroy Dispatch

No matter what happens on the scoreboard this season, the Christopher High boys basketball team will be known for its tough and intense play. Cougars coach ...



Chamber to host legislative summit  Gilroy Dispatch

Washington and Sacramento politicians and local elected officials will be descending upon Gilroy next month to discuss policy issues and how they impact ...



Real estate trends hit Gilroy schools  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy realtors are reporting that 1,218 homes (single family, condos and townhomes) were sold in the last two years, yet Gilroy schools are facing a ...



Gilroy captures Division I championship  Gilroy Dispatch

In a game that was every bit as good as advertised, the Gilroy High softball team edged San Benito 4-3 in the Central Coast Section Division I playoff ...



Gilroy-Morgan Hill win championships  Gilroy Dispatch

For the first time in Gilroy/Morgan Hill National Junior Basketball (NJB) program history, two of its teams placed first in the All-Net National Tournament in Los ...



Gilroy sets the standard in South Valley  Gilroy Dispatch

The Gilroy High field hockey program has been one of the gold standards in the Central Coast Section for the better part of a decade. Part of the sustained ...



Two programs bring insight to Gilroy PD  Gilroy Dispatch

Signups are open for two Gilroy police programs designed to introduce community members of all ages to career options in law enforcement. The Police ...



Updated: Charter schools fear impact of proposed rules  Gilroy Dispatch

Gov. Gavin Newsom late on Tuesday, March 5 signed into law Senate Bill 126, which ensures that all corporate charter schools are held to the same ...



Christopher volleyball always solid  Gilroy Dispatch

Allison Duross doesn't get intimidated whenever she has to play the best teams in the Central Coast Section. After all, the Christopher High junior outside ...



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