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Parent Forum: “TOP 5 Lessons to Share with your Teen Before Leaving Home” – March 20, 2017

help im moving out on my own GHHSGranite Hills High School PTSA invites you to attend our first Parent Forum “Learn the TOP 5 Lessons to Share with your Teen Before Leaving Home”. Monday, March 20, 2017 from 6:00 ­ 8:00 p.m. at Granite Hills High School Student Support Center. (1719 E Madison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92019) Presented by Linda Levin, MA. You will learn ways to teach your teenager: How to live away from home and handle roommates, How to deal with school issues on their own, How money matters‑‑not falling into common traps, How to maintain a balanced life with all the entrapments of college, How to be safe and make smart choices, including relationships. First 30 attendees will receive a copy of the book, “Help! I’m Moving Out on My Own” By Linda Levin, M.A. Refreshments will be served following the presentation. For additional information, contact Marsi Walker 619-­504­-2908 or Amy Saflar 619­-991-­9291

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Granite Hills Youth Football is Looking for a Few More Players

Granite Hills Eagles AYFC (Granite Hills Eagles American Football and Cheer) Wants You To Join Our Team! It doesn’t matter if you are new to football, or cheer, or have years of experience, we welcome you to join our growing football community! $25 off now for new sign ups and family that refers them $25 next season. PAYMENT PLANS OR SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. Our 2016 season is right around the corner so stay informed of signup dates, and important information by liking us on Facebook, or by going to our website at or our Facebook Page

Great Reasons To Join Us! Learn teamwork and camaraderie, Learn fitness, discipline, and responsibility, Create memories and life-skills that will last a lifetime, Learn football from well respected coaches, Be a part of the growing success at Granite Hills, Have fun and be a part of something special, 2015 12u division Cheer Champions & Create life long friendships! For information contact Maggie Ransdell at (619) 917-6564 or email







5K Fun Run, International Fair & Battle of the Bands at GHHS – May 7, 2016

International Fair & Battle of the Bands 5K FUN RUN May 7, 2016 at Granite Hills High School (1719 E. Madison Ave., El Cajon, Ca. 92019. 8am: 5KFun Run, 9am: International Fair, 3pm: Battle of the Bands! Enjoy Food Trucks, Free Cultural Crafts & Performances, Silent Auction and our Annual Battle of the Bands Competition! All proceeds will benefit GHHS students! Come enjoy family fun for everyone! For more information please contact Amber Holmes at or visit

GHHS International Fair & Battle of the bands 2016

FLAG Exchange Student Program Seeks Local Host Families in Alpine

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My name is Karen and I am a local coordinator for Foreign Links Around the Globe (FLAG) here in SD. FLAG is a non-profit exchange program certified through the department of state, working with students from over 51 countries worldwide. Our vision is to promote global understanding and world peace by providing families and youngsters from across the globe with the best intercultural experience. Our students are J-1 visa students, arriving from one of four Scholarship Programs or Sponsored Programs, through the U.S. Department of State. The programs are: American Serbia Montenegro Youth Leadership Exchange (ASMYLE), Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX), Youth Exchange and Study (YES), and Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX). Each of the students chosen have participated in a highly competitive merit-based scholarship award process administered by the US Embassy serving their country. Selection criteria includes academic achievement, community leadership and the potential to use their exchange experience in a positive way when they return home.

We are looking for Host Families in East County – Alpine and El Cajon for potential Granite Hills High School students. Host families commit to providing students with a loving home, 3 meals a day, and a bed. In return, families learn about new cultures, build life-long relationships, and foster a better understanding of America.

NAME: Karen Arevalo
TELEPHONE: 334-648-6444


Granite Hills Eagles Cheer Clinic – September 9 & 10, 2015

CHEER CLINIC 2015  – Four hour instructional clinic from the Granite Hills Cheer Squads Learn a halftime performance to perform at a GHHS Football game at Granite Hills High School!   Clinic Wednesday & Thursday at the GHHS Quad September 9th & 10th  @ Granite Hills High School Registration- 4:30 PM Instructional Clinic 5:00PM – 6:30PM. Performance Date: Friday, September 11th  Granite Hills High School Game time – 7:00 p.m.    Cost $40 per person Includes clinic, snack, T-shirt, and admission into football game for each participant! More details here:  Clinic flyer and Registration Form (2) Gymtrix 7-2015 Clinic flyer and Registration Form (2) Gymtrix 7-2015-1 Clinic flyer and Registration Form (2) Gymtrix 7-2015-2

Alpine Kiwanis Congratulates Outstanding Granite Hills Students!

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Jake Palmer


Just wanted to brag about some of our Alpine kids…. Last Wednesday evening was Granite Hills Senior Awards Night where 185 students received their honor cords and were recognized for their academic excellence. 37 of these students were products of our Alpine Schools.  Graduating with a 4.87 GPA was Isaac Myres who was one of three Valedictorians in the class of 2014.

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The Myres family – Sara, Isaac, Miranda and Garth. Miranda is the last of six Myres’ children to pass through the Alpine schools and continue on to Granite Hills High School.

What brings me to the Senior Award Night each year is the presentation of the Kiwanis Alpine Challenge scholarships.  Each year two students are identified by their counselors at the beginning of their Sophomore year and sign contracts with Kiwanis to keep their grades up, have good attendance, and remain drug free.  At the beginning of their Senior year they receive a laptop computer to help them through the college application process, and upon graduation, are rewarded with a $3,000 scholarship.

This years recipients were Jose Garcia and Jacob Palmer.  Jose is graduating with honors, and Jake completed the very rigorous International Baccalaureate program.

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Jose Garcia, Kiwanian-Pam Price, Jake Palmer


Congratulations to all our Alpine graduates!  We are SO proud of you!


Corinne Lewis


Granite Hills High School Choir Fundraiser at Greek Village Grill – January 23, 2014

GHHS_Eagle_untitledThe Granite Hills High School Choirs will be holding a fundraiser on Thursday January 23rd at Greek Village Grill. All purchases from 7am – 9pm will count towards the fundraiser.

You can either bring in a flyer or just mention the Granite Hills choirs when you order. A number of choir students live in Alpine so come support our local kids!


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Motorcoach Excursion with the Alpine Kiwanis to the Tournament of Roses Parade – January 1, 2013


This event is also a fundraiser in hopes to raise $2000.00 for two graduating seniors who are members of the GH key club and have shown the importance of  community service and helping the less fortunate.


Rose Parade 2013

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Alpine High School Student Selected as Semi-Finalist for California State Board of Education

Casey Lind, a junior at Granite Hills High School, has been selected to be one of six semi-finalists vying for a one-year term student position on the California State Board of Education.

Casey Lind

11-3-13  Alpine just may have a local teen representative in Sacramento. Casey Lind, a junior at Granite Hills High School, has been selected to be one of six semi-finalists vying for a one-year term on the California State Board of Education. Each year, high school juniors from across the state apply for consideration to be selected for the one student position on the State Board of Education (SBE). Hundreds apply, and twelve semi-finalists are selected to proceed to the next step in the application process. On Saturday, November 2, Casey travelled to Sacramento and is participating in a statewide, five-day Student Advisory Board on Education conference. All semi-finalists will make presentations about their interest in, and qualifications for, the student member position.

Casey attended Shadow Hills Elementary and Joan MacQueen Middle School before entering Granite Hills in 2011. She has been an active participant in the Culinary Arts Pathway at Granite Hills, and this year was chosen to be the Career Technical Education (CTE) Ambassador for the Culinary Arts Pathway at Granite Hills, promoting the program throughout the district. Additionally, Casey was recently accepted into the National Honor Society based on her outstanding academic performance coupled with her additional involvement both inside and outside of the school environment.

Casey is concerned about low test scores and high dropout rate across California. She is an advocate for a program recently implemented at Granite Hills, the “SOAR” program, Students Organized to Achieve Success. Through this program, students tutor fellow-students who are struggling or just need a little extra assistance with their homework. This program is a benefit to both students, resulting in a double benefit to the high school population.

Granite Hills Assistant Principal, Dale Sheehan, Ed. D., commented on Casey’s qualifications, “It is evident that Ms. Lind is frequently selected as a leader because of her ability to have a positive impact on the people around her. She has been a dedicated athlete, participating in cross country and track and field since her freshman year. Ms. Lind demonstrated excellent leadership skills and is the current team captain… Ms. Lind excels in these leadership roles as she has demonstrated her ability to plan meetings, promotional strategies, discussions, and outreach programs.”

Casey is also known for her commitment to her community. “Outside of school, Casey is generous with her time by giving back to her community and helping others,” says Laura Whitaker, Principal at El Capitan High School. “For the last several summers she worked at Forest Home Camp as a childcare assistant, and she also was a peer leader with the other assistants…She also regularly visits one of the local nursing homes where she spends time with the elderly residents there. Casey has a vibrant and friendly personality, and she has a true heart for serving people.”

On November 4, the students at the conference will vote on the finalists and narrow the group down to six students.   On November 5 and 6, the current State Board of Education will narrow the group to three finalists, after which Governor Jerry Brown will select one teen to be the Student Board member. The Student Member on the State Board of Education is responsible for providing the “voice of the student” to the Board, conveying student concerns and informing students of Board activities. They will be a full voting member, directly contributing to decisions affecting all K-12 students in the state of California, a population of nearly 7 million.

Article submitted by Amy & Jim Lind

Granite Hills Girls Volleyball Jr. High Clinic – May 10 & 11, 2013

Volleyball camp Granite Hills High School