Archive for the ‘Spring 2008’

  • California GEAR UP and TEAM GEAR UP Collaboration

    TEAM (Together Expect and Achieve More) GEAR UP, a local partnership grant, brings together 13 middle schools with the Imperial County Office of Education and the Imperial County P-16 Council.  Through this partnership school districts […]

    by in Spring 2008 on June 4th, 2008 at 11:06 am
  • GEAR UP Educational Trust Awards: Engaging Students And Parents

    Story Note:  The California GEAR UP Program has established Educational Trust Awards with Scholarshare for individual middle school students.  Award recipients are nominated by GEAR UP schools to receive these awards.  The purpose of the […]

    by in Spring 2008 on June 4th, 2008 at 11:06 am
  • Valley High School Counseling Program Wins Award

    In March 2008 the Valley High School Counseling Program was selected to receive the prestigious H.B. McDaniel Group Award for the 2007-2008 school year.  The nomination, based on letters of recommendation, noted that the “program […]

    by in Spring 2008 on June 4th, 2008 at 11:06 am
  • Counseling Institute Facilitators: Linda Loya and Qiana Patterson

    Linda Loya taught junior high school Spanish for two years, spent 35 years at Huntington Park High School, teaching Spanish and then served from 1986 to 2005 as college counselor.  After retirement from full time […]

    by in Spring 2008 on June 4th, 2008 at 11:06 am
  • Counseling Institute: All Counselors Are College Counselors

    Over 100 participants pre-registered for the three one day Counseling Institute sessions provided by California GEAR UP.  In the first session at the Embassy Suites in Downey, 36 participants learned about the paths to college […]

    by in Spring 2008 on June 4th, 2008 at 11:06 am
  • GEAR UP Family Initiatives Project: Reaching Into the School Community

    The Family Initiatives Project (FIP) continues to develop creative ways to strengthen the connection between families and schools.  Project staff focuses on providing information and resources to increase family participation in the overall student life […]

    by in Spring 2008 on June 4th, 2008 at 11:06 am
  • GEAR UP School Happenings

    In January 2008 a “College-Going School Rally” at Visitacion Middle School featured students with large placards showing the “A-G” Requirements and the four types of California higher education options:  10 University of California (UC) undergraduate […]

    by in Spring 2008 on June 4th, 2008 at 11:06 am
  • The Power Of Facilitation

    The beauty of using facilitation to initiate and spark change(s) lies in its simplicity. All school staff members can make use of it because its power—largely untapped—rests within each person. Every GEAR UP facilitator undergoes […]

    by in Spring 2008 on June 4th, 2008 at 11:06 am
  • GEAR UP Partner: Parent Institute for Quality Education

    Since July 2007, many families have completed Parent Institute for Quality Education classes at GEAR UP schools.  These sessions offer valuable information on what is needed for students to be successful in school.  Families, parents […]

    by in Spring 2008 on June 4th, 2008 at 11:06 am