Monday September 22, 2014
Join educators and policymakers all over the nation in celebrating the GEAR UP students, families, educators, and our many partners that work tirelessly to make higher education possible for so many. Join the campaign by:
- Share the Congressman Fattah’s Video and Secretary Duncan’s Letter locally. Link to the Congressman’s Youtube video and download Secretary Duncan’s letter (see below) for use in your local campaign–let’s get the word out at all levels!
- Getting social on Twitter and Facebook. Ask your students, teammates, and partners to let the world know what GEAR UP means to them on social media. We’ll be sharing why we love GEAR UP every day and want to hear from you too! Be sure to use the hashtags #iheartGEARUP and #GEARUPworks and follow us at @ and @edpartnerships and on Facebook.
Richfield Elementary School coordinated the celebration of its 100th anniversary with students, staff, and community for National GEAR UP week. In the spirit of academic excellence, Mrs. Spannaus was awarded her plaque for 2013/2014 teacher of the year. Later that evening, students were challenged to GEAR UP for the school’s 100th annual spelling bee.
Elk Grove Unified School District Resolution Supporting National GEAR UP Week in California and in Elk Grove. Elk Grove Unified and California GEAR UP has one of the longest and most successful partnerships in the history of GEAR UP going back nearly 15 years.
Updated September 23, 2014
Tincher Preparatory in Long Beach celebrated NGUW with a college door decorating contest, spirit day, and college vocabulary and college goal setting activities.
Hudson Middle School enjoyed some ‘March Madness’ fun for NGUW as well as door decorating contests and DREAM Wall activities.
The Accelerated School had a blast preparing a DREAM Wall banner.
Jones Junior High in Baldwin, Park has activities scheduled for EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK!
In collaboration with local leadership from the Walmart Mi Futuro program, Vista Preparatory Academy is celebrating National GEAR UP Week with a guest presentation from Officer Macintosh of the California Highway Patrol. Officer Macintosh covered a range of topics including the postsecondary education and training required to serve in local, state, and federal law enforcement. Vista students left with a better understanding of criminal justice administration and Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST), and the local colleges and universities that offer such career pathways.
Updated 9/24/14 3:53pm
We received a letter of recognition from Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today! “Superintendent Torlakson continues to be a champion of education in California. The California State GEAR UP program extends appreciation for the letter of recognition for National GEAR UP Week from the Superintendent.” ~Shelley Davis, Director
Updated 9/25/14 11:24pm
The 8th grade class at Shasta Lake School spent National GEAR UP Week at Shasta College exploring technical career pathways. Students received college and career presentations from law enforcement, truckers, technology support, state, and local government officials.
Updated Updated 9/26/14
Valley High School GEAR UP staff honored NGUW 2014 and the 10th Grade GEAR UP cohort by playing the girls basketball team….and won!