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August 10, 2022

Local activist starts university’s first NAACP chapter

When Morgan Hill local Ellie Mae Fisher started at Texas Tech University in fall of 2018, she was shocked that there was not a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter there already.  “Why did I come here if they don’t even...

Students return to campus

Students from pre-Kindergarten to fifth grade at P.A. Walsh STEAM Academy lined up on the playground blacktop Aug. 12 before their first day of school started, almost like a normal day before Covid-19. The presence of masks on all students and teachers—a requirement on all...

State to require all K-12 teachers to get vaccinated or test weekly

K-12 teachers across California will be required to prove their full vaccination status against Covid-19 by mid-October or be subject to weekly testing, state officials announced Wednesday.  The requirement via public health order from the California Department of Public Health will take effect Thursday, according...

All MHUSD classrooms set to reopen Aug. 12

Morgan Hill Unified School District is getting ready to welcome back students for in-person learning at all 14 schools for the fall semester starting Aug. 12. All of the district’s TK-12 students will be able to return to the classroom full-time, for the first time...

Gemma Abels Scholarship available for local high school seniors

Two local nonprofits that serve South County are partnering for a college scholarship program in honor of local educator, activist and labor organizer Gemma Abels. The Edward Boss Prado Foundation and Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) South County will present two $2,500 scholarships to...

Senior Spotlight: Aleah Rafat

Selecting students for the Morgan Hill Times’ annual senior spotlight honor is no enviable task. That’s why we make the principals, school counselors and staff sort it out. These students have navigated the labyrinth of high school hurdles, and we are inspired by their...

MHUSD high schools plan live graduation ceremonies for Class of 2021

High school students graduating from the Morgan Hill Unified School District Class of 2021 will be able to walk in live graduation ceremonies late this spring, as long as the region’s Covid-19 case rates don’t spike before then. School district staff and community members are...

Safeway team-up brings more vaccines to Morgan Hill

With Covid-19 vaccine eligibility expanding as local supplies remain limited, Morgan Hill officials have turned to a national pharmacy chain to vaccinate thousands of educators, senior citizens, farmworkers and others who spend their days on the frontline of the pandemic. Throughout March, the Morgan Hill...

School district aims for March 22 return to class

Morgan Hill Unified School District officials are hoping to bring students at all grade levels back to the classrooms in time for the start of the final quarter of the 2020-21 school year.

MHUSD to host middle school information nights

The Morgan Hill Unified School District will host three upcoming online sessions for “Middle School Information Night.”