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Dougherty Elementary School Welcomes New Kindergarten Complex with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

August 14, 2017

DUBLIN, CA–Under cloudless skies on Sunday, a large group of residents, school staff and representatives from the Dublin Unified School District (DUSD) welcomed the newest extension of classrooms at Dougherty Elementary School. Located at the Northeast corner of the campus, citizens gathered for a moment to hear from a number of speakers and, to then witness a ceremonial ribbon cutting.

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Dublin High School Engineering and Biomed Academies Seek Industry Mentors

August 11, 2017

DUBLIN, CA–The Dublin High School Engineering and Design Academy (DEDA) and Biomedical Academy are seeking volunteer mentors for the 2017-18 school year. The students participating in this Mentorship Program are all 11th graders in the Dublin Engineering & Design Academy (DEDA). Students and mentors will be matched into groups of 1-2 per students per one adult mentor. The program carefully matches students to a mentor who has a similar personality type, interests, and career theme. Participating students benefit from learning how to interact with their peers and adults in a professional setting regardless of career interests.

  • “I liked having a positive influence on a young person’s life and helping them gain perspective on the choices they will make in the next few years.” – Cory, mentor
  • “My mentor was very helpful and patient with me. I came pretty confused and anxious about what I wanted to do and if I was even going to get into some colleges I wanted to go to but my mentor told me to take a deep breathe and to try to relax. She told me to have fun and to make sure I wasn’t too stressed. I shared some personal information with her and I was glad I did, she also gave me a lot of advice and ideas for what I could do in the future.” – Chloe
  • “It was a great experience to interact with students and be able to pass along crucial information that can help them in their future careers. It was also very well organized and structured in a way that I felt that the program helped me be a better mentor.” – Jefferson, mentor
  • “I’m glad I got to have this opportunity and I think especially this year, where being a junior has been challenging, it was nice to take days to just think about life with someone more knowledgeable and could offer advice.” – Divyaa, student

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Dublin High School’s Freshman Mentor Program Welcomes the Class of 2021

August 10, 2017

DUBLIN, CA–Now in its third year, Dublin High School’s Freshman Mentor Program (FMP) continues to provide each freshman with a welcoming and supportive environment that helps ease their transition from middle school to high school. Incoming FMP mentors and some faculty advisors attended an orientation at the District Office on Wednesday, August 9 to kick off the program for the 2017-2018 school year, as well as prepare for the upcoming freshman orientation on August 11.

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FMP was started in 2015 by Dublin High English teacher Jennifer Angel-Diaz and then-Vice Principal Maureen Byrne, in an effort to help support and guide freshmen as they navigate through their first year of high school.

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Dublin High School Registration Signals the Start of the 2017-18 School Year

August 7, 2017

DUBLIN, CA–After a mere nine weeks after Commencement at Dublin High School, the campus was very much “alive” on Monday. The occasion was the initiation of registration for both the Senior and Junior classes for the fall semester. Sophomores will register on Tuesday and the Freshmen will follow on Wednesday.

Gaels and their families made their way through the Student Activities payment line. Additionally, a myriad of potential activities greeted them in the Student Union. And, photographers were standing at the ready for official portraits.

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But a visual scan across the campus offered changes – some rather startling. At the north end of the campus, piles of rubble are being moved off of the site which housed once housed the Dublin Swim Center. At the opposite end of the campus and adjacent to the Sports Complex, the former EE building has been demolished. It its place will sprout the Engineering & Science building. And behind Musical Instruction and Video Production, 13 portable classrooms have been installed and will be ready for the start of instruction on Monday, August 14th.

In all, it represents the constant evolution of Dublin High School and how the Dublin Unified School District responds to constantly expanding student enrollment. For all students enrolled in Dublin Unified School District, OneDublin.org wishes all of them a positive and enriching school year.

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Life After Cal Lutheran University – Dublin High School’s Rebecca Bomfim on Entering the “Real World”

August 1, 2017

bomfim 2DUBLIN, CA–We’ve spoken with Dublin High School Class of 2012 and California Lutheran University Class of 2016 graduate Rebecca Bomfim twice during her college journey, the first time after she completed her first year at Cal Lutheran and again after she studied abroad in Florence, Italy. These Life in College profiles go full circle now with a Life After College profile with Rebecca now a college graduate and officially in the “real world”, with a full-time marketing job at an electronics manufacturer in Southern California.

OneDublin.org: What did it feel like to walk across the stage to get your diploma, if it’s even possible to remember since it happens so fast.

Rebecca Bomfim: “It’s hard because I feel like I blacked out in the moment! It’s an amazing experience because all the hard work you’ve done is wrapped into a ten second walk across the stage.”

OneDublin.org: For students trying to figure out what subject to major in, break down what it means to major in communications.

Bomfim: “Communications is a broad major that can take you into many different careers including marketing, advertising, PR, events, journalism and other fields. If you have an interest in any of those careers a communications major might be right for you. I knew I was interested in communications while attending Dublin High School, where I really enjoyed my English classes and planning events through student government. The communications classes I took in college were my favorite classes.”

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Dublin School Board Agrees to By-Trustee Area Election System, Transition in 2018

July 25, 2017

DUBLIN, CA–The headline for this article is a 4-1 vote in favor of the Dublin Unified School District moving to a “by-trustee area election system” (Yea: Megan Rouse, Amy Miller, Joe Giannini, Dan Cherrier; Nay: Dan Cunningham). This is a significant event requires a bit of a backgrounder.

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A sweeping movement that has been moderately reported upon has been sweeping up and down the state of California and within its education districts. The impetus for this movement was the successful passage under the California Voting Rights Act of 2001 (CVRA). The foundation of this legislation was to “level out” representation across municipalities so that there would be equal representation on public school boards that mirrored the civic population and demographics.

This event stimulated significant inertia in Southern California and was spearheaded by Malibu, CA based attorney, Kevin Shenkman. In short, written claims were delivered to specific school districts that challenged the value/virtue of at-large elected Trustees versus a process that would represent a “by-trustee-area specific” model. There have been many arguments that support this concept. It has been categorized in several municipalities where this has been a successful profile that has provided a path of leadership to largely under-represented communities and their constituents.

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Dublin Unified School District Exploring Change to How Trustees are Elected

July 18, 2017

DUBLIN, CA–The Dublin Unified School District just announced a potential change to how Board of Trustees are elected, moving form at-large elections to a trustee-area model. The goal would be to ensure more diverse representation on the Board. Below is the press release received from DUSD:

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