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Awards

Awards And Recognition

2021 CSU MAPS Scholarship Award - Chase Saesee

Chase Saesee is selected as a 6th grade MAPS Scholarship Award winner. 

C Saesee accepts scholarship
 
C Saesee with students and signs

2020-21 CSU Bakersfield Citizen Scientist Fellow - Ms. Downs

Ms. Downs is selected as the CSU Bakersfield Citizen Scientist Fellow for the 2020-21 school year. Her work leading students through an in-depth study of the Asian Citrus Psyllid leads to a CUE presentation and feature in California Bountiful. 

BioBlitz advert
 
CUE Conference Title Page

CA Bountiful Photo Shoot

2020 Slick Rock Student Film Festival Winner - Jordan Smith

Jordan Smith took home the top prize for the Middle School General Advertisement category with his commercial for the Visalia Rawhide Baseball Club. 

J Smith with Slick Rock student award
 
Ms. Downs with Slick Rock teacher award

J Smith walks red carpet
 

2018-19 Employee of the Year - Ms. Dinkins

In May, GLC staff, students, and parents celebrated the selection of Ms. Dinkins (Senior Administrative Assistant) as VUSD's 2018-19 employee of the year. 

Ms. Dinkins with award
 
Ms. Dinkins with GLC staff

Ms. Dinkins with Employees of the Year

2017-18 Teacher of the Year - Ms. Mohs

In May, GLC staff, students, and parents celebrated the selection of Ms. Mohs (grade 1/2) as VUSD's 2017-18 teacher of the year. 

Dr. Oto presents Teacher of the Year award
     
GLC staff, students, and parents celebrate with Ms. Mohs
     
Ms. Mohs with GLC students

CA Retired Teachers' Association Grant

A huge thanks to the California Retired Teachers' Association for their generous grant to support our new school garden! Here they are pictured with Ms. Downs' grade 5/6 classroom. Thank you, CA RTA!

CA RTA Rep with Ms. Downs

Rotary Club Grant

A huge thank you to the Rotary Club of Downtown Visalia for grant money to paint interactive games on our blacktop. These games are used by students during recess and help teach important personal and social skills such as taking turns, team work, and the benefits of physical activity.

Thank you to Rotary Club
     
Playground Stencils

Visalia Education Foundation

A huge thank you to the Visalia Education Foundation for awarding GLC grant monies to support the development of our school garden. Grade 5 and 6 students created garden designs as part of their Project-Based Learning (PBL) activity.

VEF grant recipients

Tulare County Farm Bureau Grant

Huge thanks to the Tulare County Farm Bureau for their generous grant to start our school garden. GLC was one of three different VUSD schools who received grant monies from the TCFB.

TCFB Grant Recipients

2016-17 Teacher of the Year - Ms. Downs

In November, Ms. Downs was recognized as VUSD's 2016-17 Teacher of the Year at the annual TCOE Excellence in Education breakfast.

TCOE Educators of the Year breakfast