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July 23, 2024

HSD schools embrace Mental Health Awareness 

Hollister School District sites enthusiastically participated in the recent Mental Health Awareness Week with a variety of activities for students and staff members.  District schools held activities for Mental Health Awareness Week from May 13-17. The days’ themes included Meditation Monday, Thoughtful Tuesday, White Out...

South Valley resident earns UC Santa Cruz scholarship

Cipriano Echezarreta, a graduate of the Gavilan College Class of 2024 who will transfer to UC Santa Cruz in the fall, was awarded the prestigious Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Scholarship.  Echezarreta, a resident of San Juan Bautista, is an environmental science major whose career...

Gavilan College hosts graduation ceremonies for Class of 2024

Over the past week, Gavilan College has hosted thousands of visitors and ceremoniously conferred hundreds of degrees, certificates and other accolades to members of the Class of 2024 who have completed their studies in a variety of academic programs.  The college held its 104th annual...

Five schools recognized for Capturing Kids’ Hearts training

The Hollister School District is proud to announce five sites have been named as Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools for 2023-24.  The five recognized sites this academic year include the Accelerated Achievement Academy, Calaveras Elementary School, Cerra Vista Elementary School, Ladd Lane Elementary School...

Santa Clara Family Health Plan donates $100K to Gavilan College 

Santa Clara Family Health Plan, a community-based health plan in Santa Clara County that creates opportunities for better health and wellness for everyone, has committed $100,000 to Gavilan College to support students pursuing careers in healthcare, says a press release from Gavilan.  The donation is...

County office celebrates School Employees of the Year

The San Benito County Office of Education held its annual Certificated and Classified Employee of the Year Celebration on April 17.  Each year, schools in San Benito County are invited to select one Certificated and one Classified employee who has had a significant impact on...

Gavilan College presents ‘Cabaret’ starting May 3

Gavilan College’s Theatre Arts Program will present the musical Cabaret for the spring production.  The show opens at 8pm May 3, with subsequent performances on May 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18. An afternoon performance is scheduled for 2pm May 11, says a press release...

District purchases 49-acre site for second high school

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The San Benito High School District recently acquired 49.68 acres for a second high school.  The property is located south of Wright Road in northwest Hollister, and it meets many of the criteria for a new high school offered through feedback from the 60-member Facilities...

Youth take stage at Bach To Blues show

The Hollister High School Winter Percussion Ensemble took their talents to the stage earlier this month.  The youth band, led by Director Michael Tabrizi, performed March 16 at Gavilan College for the annual Bach To Blues concert at the college’s theater at the main campus...

Gavilan College to host Poppy Jasper Film Fest opening ceremonies

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The 2024 Poppy Jasper International Film Festival will take place April 10-17, with an opening night celebration set to take place at Gavilan College.  The festival’s April 10 opening ceremony, scheduled to begin at 8pm, will feature local guests and dignitaries, including a land acknowledgment...

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