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Del Mar Scholarship Recipients

Congratulation to Junior Emme Quan who received a $500.00 Scholarship from Sunny Slope Water Company. She is pictured with Sunny Slope President and SGUSD Governing Board member Ken Tcheng, receiving her check.
We thank Sunny Slope for their on-going commitment to serving the students of San Gabriel and Del Mar in particular.
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SGUSD Governing Board Honors Del Mar History Team

On Tuesday May 28th, the SGUSD Governing Board honored the Del Mar History Day team that qualified six of it seven students for the State Competition in Sacramento. Board President Mr. Andrew Ammon and Superintendent Dr. John Pappalardo presented each of the members with a commemorative certificate and wished our team well on their May 5-7 competition. We thank the Board for acknowledging the hard work and success of our students. On Saturday March 25th, 7 Del Mar students participated in the History Day LA Competition at Azusa Pacific University. Our Students competed in various categories against other high schools from Los Angeles County. We were the only continuation high school competing with other traditional and much larger schools. Congratulations to Mrs. Kloster and her team. We are very proud of all of our team members who put in an incredible amount of time and effort into their projects. GO DOLPHINS!!
History Day Team:
Ciara Robledo, State Qualifier in Individual Performance
Christina Calderon and Michelle Vega, State Qualifiers in Group Performance
Jovanic Blanco and Sergio Landros, State Qualifiers in Group Performance
Kenny French, State Qualifier in Historic Paper
Isaiah Caudillo, Individual Documentary.
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Mr. Gary Cruz from USA Handball Gives Clinic To DMHS Students

On Thursday March 9th, Mr. Gary Cruz from USA Handball came to Del Mar and gave a handball and life lessons clinic for our students interested in handball. Mr. Cruz is involved in teaching, playing and promoting handball for the youth of Los Angeles and Orange County. He was excited to work with our students and will be back to continue his mentorship and promotion of the positive aspects of handball and participation in sports. Thank you Mr. Cruz!
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Meet DMHS graduate Clarissa Marquez!

We would like to introduce you to 2011 DMHS graduate, Ms. Clarissa Marquez. Clarissa is currently a political science major who has been accepted to UCLA and is applying to schools such as Brown University, The University of Chicago and the Claremont Colleges. Clarissa has done work for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and will go on to become a Lawyer. Clarissa is a great example for our students, especially our female students, that you can accomplish great things if you have a dream and are willing to work for it. We hope that she will come back to Del Mar and speak to inspire all of our students to greater things.
Congratulations Clarissa, we are very proud of you!
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San Gabriel Library Guest Speakers Come to Del Mar.

On Wednesday March first, Del Mar students were treated to workshops presented by the SG Library. Ms. Fiona Reimers, the Adult/Teen Librarian organized 2 speakers for our students. Ms. Rene Brill who discussed public speaking and interviewing skills and Mr. James Bull who spoke about personal finance. Our students truly benefit from community members and their expertise and willingness to get involved. A special thank you to Ms. Reimers for all of her hard work to get Ms. Brill and Mr. Bull for our students. She will be back as a guest speaker for students herself on April 12th. Thank you to Ms. Brill and Mr. Bull for their time and effort with our students.
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WASC Accreditation

This year we will go through a full accreditation review from the Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC). Our visit is scheduled for March 20-22nd. We will be working on the self-study on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 through December. We would love to have parent and community involvement in the writing process and encourage our stakeholders to be a part of the WASC team. If you would be interested in being a part of our writing team, please see Mr. Sellers once school begins.
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School Field Trip to Moorpark College

On Thursday January 26th, the school took a field trip to Moorpark College to visit their Animal Training Program. The program is one of a kind in the world!! Students can become trainers for the entertainment industry at Zoos and facilities such as Sea World. Our thanks to Moorpark College for giving us a back stage tour and especially to the schools Director Mara Rodriguez, for spending the day and inspiring our students. You can find pictures of our trip under the "photo albums" tab and then the "Moorpark Field Trip" tab.
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School Site Council

We are inviting all Del Mar parents and families to get involved in our school through the School Site Council (SSC). SSC is a group of family members, staff and community members who meet once a month to determine how the school will function and spend available monies. Parental involvement is a critical component of the SSC make-up. In your summer mailing packet you received nomination forms to nominate yourself or someone else for School Site Council membership. We meet on the fourthWednesday of each month at Del Mar at 2:30. We are usually done by 3:30. If you would be interested in becoming a SSC member, please call Mr. Sellers at school.
Hope to see you there!
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Del Mar HS awarded grant from San Gabriel Education Foundation!

Del Mar has received a generous grant award of $1500.00 that will fully fund our Enrichment Field Trip Program for the 2016-17 school year. With the grant monies, which will be used to pay for transportation and admission cost, we will be taking trips to the Moorpark College Animal Training school and the Museum of Tolerance. These trips enable our students to see and explore cultural and environmental opportunities that they may otherwise never have. We thank SEF for their support of Del Mar and all of the schools in the SGUSD!
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