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Renowned Story Teller Diane Ferlatte with Eric Pearson perform at Del Mar

On Tuesday February 13th, Storyteller Diane Ferlatte performed for the students at Del Mar. Ms. Ferlatte, accompanied musically by Mr. Pearson, told stories of United States history that involved African American slaves and their significant contributions to our countries development and establishment. Her "We Were There", "stories about ordinary African Americans who did extraordinary things" performance was enlightening and informative to our students and staff. With period music from Mr. Pearson, it was a great experience for our students.
We thank The San Gabriel Education Foundation and Mrs. Anguili and The Music Center of LA County for bringing Ms. Ferlatte and Mr. Pearson to our campus. It was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.
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Congratulations to Del Mar Student Governing Board Represenative Bella Luevano

Congratulations to our new Governing Board Student Representative, Bella Luevano. On Tuesday January 16th, Bella was sworn in by Governing Board President Mrs. Cristina Alvarado. Bella was elected by her peers to serve as a replacement for our previous Board Rep. Bella has been involved in many aspects of Del Mar including our Peer Helping program and as a classroom aide in our La Casa pre-school aide program. Bella is a great example to her peers as someone who continues to persevere in difficult times.
We are very proud of her and know she will be an excellent representative for Del Mar and the students of all of our schools.
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First Trimester Awards

Congratulations to all of our students who received awards for their work in the First Trimester. Students received awards for Principals Honor Roll, 100% Attendance, Credits Earned, Counseling Awards and Outstanding Achievement in English, History/Social Science, Math, Science and Physical Education.
We are proud of all of our students and today, especially our First Trimester Achievers.
For a list of all the award winners please click on this article. For pictures, please go to the Photo Album, First trimester Awards file.
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Congratulations Student of the Week Juan Yanez

Congratulations Student of The Week,
Juan Yanez!
Juan was chosen by his teachers for his friendly attitude, for getting his work done on time and sometimes even before hand. Juan is a natural leader at Del Mar and his personality and willingness to help others shows through at school. He is an outstanding athlete and plays on our sports teams as well.
Congratulations Juan
We are proud of you!
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Partnerships at Del Mar

We have kept an ongoing partnership with Planned Parenthood who comes weekly to talk to students about at-risk-teen behaviors. Planned Parenthood has been with us for 5 years and we have seen a marked decrease in some behaviors as a result. We have also started a partnership with Pacific Clinics to teach a weekly class on alcohol and drug awareness. This class will help our students be informed to make wise choices when presented with at risk opportunities. We also welcome our local San Gabriel Public Library Teen Liberian, Fiona Reimers who will come monthly to work with students on nutrition, financial and personal responsibility issues. All of these workshops are designed to empower our students with a knowledge base to make healthy and safe decisions.
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SEF sends Del Mar students to the ballet!!

The San Gabriel Education Foundation sent Del Mar and it's students to a performance of the Malpaso Ballet Company from Cuba. On Friday December 1st, SEF paid for a field trip to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles to see a matinee performance of this world famous ballet troupe. It was an opportunity for Del Mar students to receive a new cultural and arts experience that they nay never have had. Thank you to SEF for their ongoing support of Del Mar HighSchool students, staff and community!!
To see other pictures. Go to the "Photo Album" and Field trip pics.
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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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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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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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