Glendale High School’s Jazz Band opened the Glendale Educational Foundation State of the Schools breakfast.Crescenta Valley High School’s Marching Band ended the program.
During the program in between, the large audience heard that:
Clark, Fremont, Rosemont, and Horace Mann schools have been recognized as outstanding among schools in the state,
Glendale’s Pacific BMW is donating $50,000 this year and for each of the next two years toward Glendale Educational Foundation initiatives (the program included a list of prominent sponsors headed by The Walt Disney Company),
The district is working with the Brand Blvd. of cars on a partnership to train students in computerized auto diagnostic repairs,
A Clark Magnet High School student won a gold medal in a cinematography competition,
Glendale High School has a new state-of-the-art Bistro Program training kitchen,
Hoover High School is next in line for athletic field and facilities upgrades, and
GUSD has completed Measure K upgrades ahead of schedule and under budget.
State Superintendent Jack O’Connell delivered a punchy message, naming the new 3Rs “rigor, relevance, and relationships.” He stressed that the emerging global economy will require high-level critical thinking and excellent communication skills. GUSD Superintendent Dr. Richard Sheehan followed up with details about Glendale’s emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology,Engineering, and Mathematics), and its successful career tech programs.
Best found quote of the morning, from Franklin D. Roosevelt: “We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.”