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Teachers prepare to welcome 14,500 students on Monday

August 2012- While families across the district have been enjoying their final days before the start of school, teachers across Glendale Union High School District have been busy preparing for the first day of school.

Beginning in July, 80 new teachers gathered with master mentor teachers from across the district for a series of professional development activities. These annual workshops help the district’s newest professionals learn about their school’s culture, the Essential Elements of Instruction, the district’s learning system, classroom management, technology and many other things. The district’s mentoring program has been recognized among the elite programs in America. (insert picture professionaldevworkshop4 and DSC00478)

                              GUHSD Back To School Professional Workshop   GUHSD Back To School Professional Workshop

Administrators across the district have been involved in many professional development activities, including learning more about and how to implement the new Common Core Standards.  In addition to the standards review, the coordinators worked alongside the administrators to review performance data from the previous year. (insert picture cnidataday2)

                                                                    GUHSD Back To School Curriculum and Instruction

Back to school event: Summary of the event (insert pictures DSC06236; 035; DSC06235; 050; 060; 081;98)

GUHSD Superintendent Gene Dudo
GUHSD Back To School Fight Songs
 GUHSD Governing Board President Ian Hugh
 GUHSD Back To School NJROTC
 Estevan Carreon
 GUHSD Back To School NJROTC
   GUHSD Choir Directors



New construction complete: After the community approved an $80 million bond in November, the district immediately went to work to rebuild classrooms at both Greenway and Thunderbird campuses. After only 101 days, Phase I of the construction project is complete. McCarthy Building Companies began work on both campuses in March and demolished old buildings prior to starting construction on the new, two-story classroom buildings, using concrete tilt-wall construction. The building at Greenway represents 42,000 square feet of general classroom space and the one at Thunderbird totals 60,000 square feet. A time-lapse view of the raising of the walls and progress at the Greenway campus through May can be viewed (insert link an photos)