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January 17, 2022

MHUSD board to hold Aug. 7 meeting

The Morgan Hill Unified School District’s Board of Trustees will convene for an Aug. 7 meeting, more than a month after their previous meeting, to an abbreviated agenda that includes only three general business items.

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...

Morgan Hill celebrates graduates

Parents, families, siblings and friends of Morgan Hill Unified School District’s Class of 2020 lined a Saturday morning parade route cheering on more than 600 graduates from three high schools.

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...

JAMM celebrates new, upgraded multi-purpose room

Morgan Hill Unified School District officials earlier this month celebrated the completion and opening of a new band performance facility at Jackson Academy of Math & Music. The new multi-purpose room and renovation project at JAMM, which is located on Fountain Oaks Drive in east...

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...

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...

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.

Oakwood grads to walk in Aug. 1 ceremony

While most high schools in the area will conduct online graduation ceremonies due to Covid-19 restrictions on large gatherings, Oakwood School has decided to postpone its celebration and conduct an in-person commencement on Aug. 1.

High school test scores sag

The latest state standardized test scores for 11th graders show that while Morgan Hill students continue to outpace statewide averages in English, the local scores have sagged over three years and Live Oak continues to fall below state averages in mathematics. State Superintendent of Public...