GUHSD Celebrates 100 Years of Excellence

GUHSD Celebrates 100 Years of Excellence

August 2010 - In 2011, the Glendale Union High School District will be celebrating its 100th birthday by hosting events for the community all across the district. Be sure to visit the official GUHSD centennial website at to view pictures from the entire history of the district and learn how you can get involved.

Continue reading for a recent press release that highlights the celebration plans and the unveiling of the centennial website.

For Immediate Release: August 18, 2010
Glendale Union High School District to Celebrate Centennial

GLENDALE – Glendale Union High School District Centennial Committee representatives unveiled a website built for the district’s Centennial celebration.

Beginning in January 2011, Glendale Union will officially kick off the five month long centennial celebration, culminating with the official 100th birthday of the district in May 2011. Schools across the district will celebrate by having an event for students, parents, community members and alumni.

“The website is a source for our community and alumni to find out about school events related to the Centennial, connect with alumni groups and donate to a scholarship fund by placing either a favorite teacher or student on the Wall of Fame by using PayPal,” said Centennial Chair Kevin Clayborn. “The PayPal feature allows those who wish to contribute to the Legacy Student Scholarship fund an easy way to do so. The scholarship fund is entirely dependent upon donations and coupled with the Wall of Fame, enables the donor to honor a person associated with the district either as a former student or faculty.”

The GUHSD Centennial Committee was formed to develop a program for celebrating the district’s 100th birthday from January 2011 to May 2011. Its mission is to educate, celebrate and commemorate by sharing stories of the district’s growth and successes that started back in 1911 as a small agriculture community with 21 students to the nationally recognized district of 15,000 students in a major metropolitan area it is today.

“It is an honor to be a part of this process,” said Mr. Clayborn. “And with community support we will be able to celebrate our past and look forward to the future, a future that will serve this community for the next 100 years and beyond.”

For more information about Glendale Union’s Centennial Celebration, please visit the committee’s official Web site at or call (623) 435-6001.