Archive for the ‘Spring 2009’

  • News from Schools: Palmdale City Council Honors Ed Trust Awardees

    At the May 6 Palmdale City Council meeting, 17 students who won the GEAR UP Educational Trust Awards at Shadow Hills Intermediate School were honored with a Certificate of Achievement.  Each student also had a […]

    by in Spring 2009 on May 19th, 2009 at 12:05 pm
  • School Leadership: GEAR UP Principals Institute

    The second GEAR UP Principals Institute was held March 30, 2009, at the Hilton Oakland Airport with 52 Principals from schools involved in the planning phase in attendance. Participants shared and explored leadership philosophies, management […]

    by in Spring 2009 on May 19th, 2009 at 12:05 pm
  • Meet Regional Coordinator Don Mar

    After retiring as an elementary principal in 1994, Don Mar has continued to share his experience with educators in a variety of ways. He joined the GEAR UP team as a Regional Coordinator in 2000 […]

    by in Spring 2009 on May 19th, 2009 at 12:05 pm
  • California GEAR UP Welcomes 45 Middle Schools

    California GEAR UP has selected 45 middle schools to continue their efforts to develop a college-going culture with California GEAR UP. These schools participated in school-site sessions that included an orientation to GEAR UP, facilitation […]

    by in Spring 2009 on May 19th, 2009 at 12:05 pm
  • A School on the Move: Winton Middle School

    Located in Alameda County in the city of Hayward and part of Hayward Unified School District, Winton Middle School enrolls 650 students in grades 7 and 8. In 2008 the main student ethnicities were 67% […]

    by in Spring 2009 on May 19th, 2009 at 12:05 pm
  • A School on the Move: White Middle School

    (photo caption) James Noble, Principal, with his Leadership Team members: Rebecca Fitzpatrick, Assistant Principal Counseling Services; Shannon Barnes, Counselor/International Baccalaureate Coordinator; and Jesus Nunez, Assistant Principal /GEAR UP Site Contact Located in city of Carson […]

    by in Spring 2009 on May 19th, 2009 at 12:05 pm
  • California GEAR UP: Local, Statewide and Federal Engagement

    California GEAR UP has been deliberate and instrumental in focusing attention on early intervention, middle grades reform, and strategic resources for the adult middle grades community. Moreover, the current state of education in California has […]

    by in Spring 2009 on May 19th, 2009 at 12:05 pm
  • Update on GEAR UP/IBM Traducelo Ahora Grant Program

    The GEAR UP/IBM Traducelo Ahora grant, an internet-based Spanish-English translation program, is being implemented at four middle schools to evaluate its effectiveness in improving communication between families and schools. Successful communication between teachers and parents […]

    by in Spring 2009 on May 19th, 2009 at 12:05 pm
  • GEAR UP Spring Counseling Institutes

    Linda Loya, GEAR UP consultant, led the Southern California counseling sessions. The Gallery Walk sparked discussions.  Participants wait their turn to post and share ideas during the Gallery Walk. A counselor proudly displays his GEAR […]

    by in Spring 2009 on May 19th, 2009 at 12:05 pm