Thursday, December 22, 2016

Holiday Message from Superintendent Glover

Superintendent’s Holiday Open House

District Office Staff Attending the Superintendent's Holiday Open House
On Tuesday, December 20, I hosted a Holiday Open House for District Office employees to come together and enjoy a cup of cheer and some breakfast treats before we all head in many different directions later this week. I appreciated hearing the stories of plans for holiday merriment and time spent together with loved ones. Our District Office staff is committed to the betterment of our District and the welfare of our students.

District Office Holiday Luncheon

A Sampling of the Gifts District Office Staff Donated for Needy GUHSD Families
The staff in the district office held its annual holiday party on Thursday, December 22. The annual highlight included a performance by the Advanced Ensemble of the Grossmont Red Robe Choir, under the direction of Dr. Ed Basilio.

It was a fun event, made even more meaningful by the generous donations of our staff. Again this year, several families in need were selected from within our GUHSD family of schools and staff purchased clothing, gift cards, bikes and toys. After the holiday luncheon, the gifts were delivered to the families.

The luncheon itself was overseen by our talented Food Services Director, Vince Scimone and his staff. The meal was underwritten by the Superintendent’s Cabinet.

This act of combined generosity, along with all the many wonderful donation programs occurring at our school sites, embodies the true holiday spirit. I’m blessed to lead this dedicated and compassionate team.

To all GUHSD Faculty, Staff, & Administration,

I am taking this opportunity to extend a heartfelt thank you for the warm welcome that I have received over the past six months. The Grossmont Union High School District is a wonderful place to call home, and that is largely a result of the dedicated people who work here. I have had the pleasure of getting to know many of you, and I will continue my commitment to connect as often as I can with those of you doing the critically important work on our campuses.

We have much to be proud of in our schools. Our students are accomplishing great things, and our teachers are working collaboratively to deliver quality instruction for our students. The recent passage of Measure BB, will expand the effort to bring better facilities that support our academic program.

I wish each and every one of you a happy holiday. I hope you will take time to rest and enjoy your families over this well-deserved break.

Classes resume on Monday, January 9. See you next year!

~Tim Glover