On September 26, we welcomed local author Daniel Acosta who came to talk to the students about San Gabriel in the 1970s and his book, Iron River. He discussed goal setting and choosing a path for life that makes you happy and productive despite the hardships and detractors who don’t want to see you succeed. An important lesson for our students.
Mr Acosta grew up in San Gabriel and taught for many years at Mark Keppel High School. Mr. Acosta is a part of our partnership with the San Gabriel Library and Mrs Fiona Reimers and her Adult 101 program. We are thankful that Mr. Acosta was able to share his life and his book with our students. Not coincidentally, his son Dante is a proud graduate of Del Mar.
We thank Mrs. Reimers for bringing Mr. Acosta to our students today.
Congratulations to our Student of the Week for October 14 - 18, Gia Gallo.
Gia was recognized by her teachers for the person that she is. While she is an excellent student who does all of her work in a conscientious manner, Gia’s best attribute is the she comes to school, does what students are supposed to do and has so much fun doing it. Her personality, smile and attitude make her someone that people just enjoy being around. She is such a positive influence on our students and staff. All the teachers describe her being “spunky” and friendly. That is a great description of who Gia is.
Congrats Gia we are so proud of you!!
On Wednesday September 18th, Del Mar students took a field trip to Moorpark College to visit their animal training zoo. Students received a "back stage" tour of the facilities and were able to interact with the college students who are in the program. The Moorpark program is the only one of its kind in the United States and students come from around the world to participate in and receive training certification from this program. We love for our students to see the facilities and hear about the program and possibly spark an interest in a career field they may not have known existed. Thank you to Mrs. Masri and our Del Mar staff for setting this trip up and making it a huge success.
Please go to the "photos" tab and click on the "Moorpark Field trip" to see more pictures.