The Holiday Season is a good time to reflect and be thankful for all the good things that are happening around us. Challenges always arise no matter how hard we try or wish to avoid them. Nonetheless, we must continue to strive to focus on the positive aspects of our lives. Our loved ones, our jobs, our freedoms, these are all good reasons to be thankful and celebrate the season. These magical gifts are what make the Holiday Season so special and dear to many of us. At GUSD, we like to celebrate what’s right with our district, and we must mention some of those gifts that bring us joy.
Our schools continue to excel academically. Three of our elementary schools are eligible to apply as a Distinguished School: Cerritos, Edison and Muir. Cerritos Elementary is eligible to apply for the distinguished award for the first time. This is all very exciting news and good reasons to celebrate the season.
Our teachers, administrators and classified support staff work hard every day to bring success to GUSD. Our parents, PTA and community partners support our daily efforts that continue to make this a great school district. But most importantly, our students bring us joy through the success they regularly experience on our school campuses. These are all great gifts, and thus we must recognize them, be thankful, and celebrate them.
Wishing you and your loved ones the gifts of the season – Peace, Joy, Hope.
Richard M. Sheehan, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Webmaster's Note: Dr. Richard Sheehan was recognized as Person of the Year by the Davidian & Mariamian Educational Foundation on December 11, 2013 at Impression Banquet Hall, for his contributions to the Armenian community. We are all very proud of him.
A list of District holidays is available to help you plan your activities with your students.
Click here to view the list of holidays for school year 2013-14.
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