Thursday, February 25, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Barron Park Holi Celebration!

If you are interested in helping at the event, please sign up here:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

WANTED: Parent Representatives for 2016-2018 Gunn Site Council

Site Council needs two (2) parent representatives to serve a two-year term, starting next August. Are you interested? Here are the FAQS:

WHO CAN SERVE: Any Gunn parent who wants to work on policy development and financial decision-making in a cooperative setting with 4 faculty, 3 staff, 3 other parents and 4 students. Each representative serves a 2-year term. A maximum of 4 consecutive years (2 terms in a row) is allowed, according to the bylaws. Thus, two of the four parents on Site Council are up for re-election or replacement each year. (YOUR CHILD MUST BE A SOPHOMORE, FRESHMAN OR 8TH GRADER THIS YEAR IN ORDER FOR YOU TO SERVE.)
WHAT DOES SITE COUNCIL DO: Around $23,000 in funds from state and district grants are given to Site Council to spend on departmental projects which are "new and innovative" and/or significantly benefit our students and staff...everything from "pilot classes" such as the Algebra Restart class, Multi-cultural Literature, curriculum, updating classroom technology, Mirrorless Digital Video Camera Expansion in CTE and Marine Biology Course Curriculum Development in Science to Graphing Calculators for Mathematics Students.  Each spring, we issue a call for proposals from every department on campus for the following year. Each project is evaluated to determine its effectiveness in meeting its projected goals. We additionally work on the School Plan, and work on WASC, as well as issues that crop up through the year. 
WHEN DO WE MEET? You must be willing to devote 2.0 hours a month for 1 or 2 monthly meetings on Monday afternoons at 4:00 here at Gunn in the Staff Lounge.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS ARE NEEDED? You must have a child enrolled at Gunn High School, possess some financial and/or policy decision-making abilities, and be able to attend meetings at least once a month. No, you do not need to be a CPA or CEO - just genuinely interested in taking the time to learn how Gunn operates and a desire to improve life and learning here for our students and staff. 

HOW DO YOU APPLY? Go to the link below and submit to the Site Council office NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26. The slate of candidates will be published and posted on a google doc - one vote per household is allowed. Paper and/or e-ballots will be tabulated with the results posted in April or May.
Questions? Please call the Site Council desk in the Main Office at (650) 849-7932 or email to Otherwise, click on the link below. You may also fax it to (650) 493-7801, mail it to Gunn at 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306, or email the needed info