In preparation for the release of the student score reports, the California Department of Education, has posted the new video Understanding Your Child’s Score Report on the CAASPP Communications Toolkit Web page. This video describes and explains the new 2015 CAASPP Student Score Report.
We are looking forward to an exciting 2015-2016 year. You can now register your student by going onto your Aeries Parent Portal Account. If you have not set up your Aeries Parent Portal Account, please see the directions. If you have set up your account, please see the Online Registration/Data Confirmation directions.
Mrs. Cherri's class, with the help of Garden Grove Community Artist, Robin Mancaro, have created an amazing mural to be put up in our community. See if you can find it on our streets.
Josephine (Joey) Hernandez, a 16 year old, Visually Impaired student, submitted artwork, along with over 350 other entries, won FIRST PLACE. She is invited to Louisville, KY to be presented with her award, at the APH Insights Art Competition 2015. Congratulations joey!
Bolsa Latinos Unidos group attended conference on June 6th, with over 200 - GGUSD Latinos Unidos members.
Jair Fabian, was accepted into the 2015 UCI Youth Science Fellowship Program. It will be an exciting summer for him, in which he will have the opportunity to see cancer research at the front line. He will be working alongside cancer researchers, learning and making the BGHS and Latinos Unidos family very proud.
Please see attached for Parents United, Freshmen Orientation, Yearbook, Lifetouch Pictures and Bolsa Purchase forms. These can be downloaded and brought to registration as additional purchases.
We are proud to announce, Bolsa Grande High School (BGHS) is the recipient of the California Gold Ribbon Schools Award. The new award is in lieu of the California Distinguished Schools Program and recognizes middle and high schools that have impacted students’ lives by implementing an exemplary program. In 2009, 38% of students at BGHS were eligible to attend a four-year college. To address this disconnect between student’s A-G rates and the disproportionate number of students not being accepted to a 4-year college, BGHS created Senior College Focus. The fundamental core of the program is that every student understand all of their post-secondary options and take an active role in the college application process at the end of their senior year end up at the most competitive educational institution based on their ability to be successful. Through the efforts of teachers and staff, Senior College Focus has increased the number of students meeting A-G to 64% in 2014 with 77% accepted to a four-year college. According to State Superintendent of Public Education Tom Torlakson, “These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching. They provide great examples of the things educators are doing right - embracing rigorous academic standards, providing excellence and creativity in teaching, and creating a positive school climate.” For more information, please read the news release from the California Department of Education.
Victoria Le - Bolsa Student - Scholarship Winner. Congratulations!
Bolsa is excited to offer a variety of Career Pathways. Career and technical education (CTE) prepares both youth and adults for a wide range of careers and further educational opportunities. These careers may require varying levels of education which could include: industry-recognized credentials, post-secondary certificate programs, apprenticeships, trade schools, community college and UC/CSU degrees.
CTE is at the forefront of preparing students to be “college- and career-ready.” CTE equips students with:
•core academic skills and the ability to apply those skills to concrete situations in order to function in the workplace and in routine daily activities
•employability skills (such as critical thinking and responsibility) that are essential in any career area
•job-specific, technical skills related to a specific career pathway
Out of 10,000 artworks, Margaret Tran's caricature of Ms. Z was selected to be exhibited in the "1,000+ pieces of visual artwork," from all Orange County's students will be on display during Imagination Celebration inside South Coast Plaza, Carate & Barrel wing. Please stop by and check it out.
Jeanette Zambrano and Tracy Van have signed a Letter of Intent and Received athletic scholarships. Jeanette will be going to San Jose State on a Cross Country and Track Scholarship. Tracy will be going to UCR on a Tennis Scholarship. Way to go Lady Matadors!!
The next SAT Test Date is 6/6/15. Registration is due 5/8/15, but late registration is 5/27/15.
The next ACT Test Date is 6/13/15. Registration is due 5/8/15, but late registration is 5/22/15. See your counselor for more details.
Congratulations are in order to our very own Bolsa Grande Culinary Team consisting of Fred Figueroa, Jonathan Soriano, and Phong Tran along with Culinary Instructor, Ms. Heremans. The Team competed April 26th, in the, “Cooking Up Change – Kid Healthy; Students Transforming the Future of School Food” Competition in which students are challenged to create a healthy lunch, meeting dietary guidelines and a budget of $1.50. Team Bolsa presented their amazing Sunrise Jicama Tacos. The meal was evaluated by a panel of 15 judges including famous chefs and food critics, and, after an intense 14 hour competition, brought back the win of, “Audience Choice: Best After-School Snack.” Congratulations once again to our wonderful Bolsa Grande Culinary Team!
Click here to see highlights from the Tet Parade!