California GEAR UP Schools

National GEAR UP Day at Edward Harris Middle School

Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School celebrated National GEAR UP Day on Friday, September 18, 2009.  During the week students filled out “Our GEAR UP Dreams” cards which included the college from which they want to graduate and the degree they wish to achieve. Thursday, Sandy Carpenter-Stevenson, the GEAR UP Regional Coordinator, spoke with the Harris staff about California GEAR UP. On Friday, the GEAR UP Dreams Wall with all the future college graduate’s dreams was unveiled in the multipurpose room and teachers celebrated the occasion by wearing college t-shirts. Keep up the great work!

Franklin Middle School is GEARING UP California Style

Students at Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Vallejo, CA pose in front of their GEAR UP bulletin board. Teachers at Franklin are preparing to implement GEAR UP services at their school by changing all teacher team names on campus to that of community college and UC colleges. They are also sending oversize thank you letters to their US Senators and Representatives to show their gratitude in supporting America’s future leaders….the students of Franklin Middle School.

Rivera Middle School Celebrates Students Dreams

Rivera Middle School in Merced, CA is celebrating National GEAR UP Day by having a dream wall in their gym. All day on Friday, September 18 students will be talking about their college and career dreams in class and walking down to the gym and placing them on the wall.  We are looking forward to posting photos of the wall when completed! Thanks Rivera!