In October, 40 GATE students and their parents visited the City of Hope to learn about the good work that they do with both cancer and diabetes patients, and decided to run a blood drive in February. On February 6, the GATE program sponsored its first Blood Drive for the City of Hope in which 32 units of blood were donated by parents and district office personnel! Each month, the City of Hope administers approximately 3,000 blood transfusions and thus is in constant need of donors. Thank you to all who donated and volunteered to make this drive a success!
Over 40 families participated in Stanton Elementary School's 4th and 5th grade Parent Coding Night. Mrs. Prouty and Ms. Krieter, the event coordinators, taught parents why being exposed to computer science is so important. In addition to a presentation, students and parents had a chance do some coding of their own.
Sandburg Middle School, under the coordination of its ASB student leadership group, helped raise over $3000 for children at nearby City of Hope. CLICK HERE for a link to the article in Glendora City News.
The 6th Annual GUSD Chess tournament for students in grades K-5 occurred on December 6 at Sellers Elementary. Sponsored by The Chess Institute (an after school program that has served some GUSD schools for over 7 years), this tournament provided a chance for students to compete locally as individuals and as a school. The winner of the traveling school trophy this year was Sellers Elementary.