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Congratulations to Del Mar Graduate Justin Notthoff and his bride Jacky on their marriage on 6/29. We are happy to have another Dolphin in the family!
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Del Mar Graduates 30 Students

On Thursday June 1st, Del Mar graduated 30 students which included 27 Seniors and 3 Juniors from the class of 2017 at the Gary Goodson Theatre on the Gabrielino HS campus. The night was an amazing success with nine of the seniors giving speeches about their experiences at Del Mar and their thank you's to their families and the school teaching staff.
Key Note Speakers were SGUSD Superintendent Dr. John Pappalardo and Governing Board President, Mr. Andrew Ammon.
Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Live Life Well!
For some amazing pictures of graduation, please go to the "Photo Albums" tab, click on the graduation folder.
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Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

The Del Mar High School, Class of 2017!



Ashley Aguilar, BIanca Aguirre,
Gabriela Barahona-Gomez, Lauren Benavides,
Jovanic Blanco, Christina Calderon,
Angel Constanza, Ethan Cowen,
Caleb Delgado, Kenneth French,
Daysia Gonzalez, Maria Gonzalez,
Marcos Gudino, Christopher Guevara,
Garett Hall, Nathan Haugen,
Jordan Kho, Sofia Luna,
Evangelina Navarro, Augustine Ortega,
Emme Quan, Nicholas Padilla,
Desirae Piceno, Sergio Ramirez,
Ethan Retzepis, Ciara Robledo,
Isabella Suleiman, Lennin Vargas,
Michelle Vega, Delfina Velez,
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Del Mar Scholarship Recipients

Congratulation to all of the Scholarship and Award Winners from the Class of 2017!

SCHOLARSHIPS
Sunny Slope Water Company: Emme Quan
Schools First Financial: Michelle Vega, Marcos Gudino, Nathan Haugen
West San Gabriel Valley Association of Realtors: Ciara Robledo
Kiwanis Club of San Gabriel: Evangelina Navarro, Michelle Vega, Sergio Ramirez
San Gabriel Rotary Club: Christina Calderon
Gail and Lee Rosental Scholarship: Christina Calderon, Kenny French, Christopher Guevara
Roosevelt Elementary School; Sofia Luna
Jefferson Middle School: Jovanic Blanco
SGUSD Special Needs Committee: Augustine Ortega
Principal's Scholarship: Kenny French

DEL Mar SPECIAL AWARDS
Most Improved Student: Kenny French
Second Chance Award: Ashley Aguilar,Jordan Kho, Delfina Velez
Outstanding Junior Graduates; Bianca Aguirre, Gabriela Barahona-Gomez, Emme Quan
DMHS Student School Board Representative: Kenny French
Student of The Year: Christina Calderon
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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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