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Celebration of Life for Young Alpine Resident Jenifer Wood – April 29, 2017

Please join us in celebrating the amazing young life of Jenifer Lynne Wood on April 29, 2017 at 11am in the Granite Hills High School Gym (1719 East Madison Ave., El Cajon, Ca.) Jenifer passed away unexpectedly and her family misses her dearly. Jenifer lived in Alpine and was an amazing, bright young girl who was always laughing, smiling and had such and impact on everyone around her. She attended Joan MacQueen Middle School last year with the 2016 class. She was an all star cheerleader with Hot Stuff cheer in El Cajon and also cheered for Alpine Pop Warner Cheer for 2 seasons. She was a freshman at Granite Hills High School where she was on the JV gymnastics team. She loved working with animals and volunteered at Splash of Passion and Whispering Winds in Julian. She was in 4h where she worked with horses, goats and archery. She also enjoyed skeet shooting, riding her horses, and spending time with her friends and family. She was such a bright, young girl who loved to be involved in her community and made such an impact in others lives. Cards, flowers and donations can be sent to 1397 Sunhaven Rd, Alpine CA 91901. For more info please contact Brittni Engle at 619-922-2943 or EMAIL HERE

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The Tough Talks: Free Parenting Workshop at Granite Hills – May 15, 2017

Granite Hills High School PTSA presents “The Tough Talks“, part two of a two-part parenting series presented by Cara Day, M.A. The workshop will take place on Monday,  May 15, 2017, 6–7:30 pm at Granite Hills High School’s Student Support Center. This is a session designed by you. Your most pressing parenting dilemmas solved. This session will be entirely based on anonymous questions submitted in writing by you at the event. Learn how to answer the most difficult questions and handle the most difficult situations teens face from the world at large, as well as those they create for themselves. No topic off-limits!

Current Events: Terrorism, natural disasters Personal: Sex, drugs, other temptations and pressures.
Family: Relationships, independence Friendships: Gossip, drama Romance: Young relationships.

Cara Day is an innovative educator, mother of five, family coach, and a parenting expert. For more info on Cara Day, M.A. visit For more information on this event, contact Marsi Walker at (619) 504-2908 or Amy Saflar at (619) 991-9291. Granite Hills High School is located at 1719 E. Madison Ave. El Cajon, CA. 92019.


Winning Ways to Speak: Free Parenting Workshop – April 25, 2017

Granite Hills High School PTSA presents “Winning Ways to Speak“, part one of a two-part parenting series presented by Cara Day, M.A. The workshop will take place on April 25, 2017, 6 pm – 7:30 pm at Granite Hills High School’s Student Support Center.

In this FREE parenting workshop, you will:

  • Get the do’s and don’ts of communicating with teens – Where most parents go wrong, even when their heart is in the right place
  • Gain the language and skills to help your child develop a strong inner compass
  • Experience a winning formula for communication that can become your second nature
  • Learn powerful communication skills that will help you navigate difficult discussions that sometimes escalate, so you can strengthen and bind your family
  • Become your child’s go-to person on topics you never dreamed they would share with you

This workshop is for ADULTS ONLY. All attendees will receive a free copy of Cara Day’s Winning Ways to Speak. The second part of the two-part series, “The Tough Talks”, will take place on May 15th. Click here for more information. Cara Day is an innovative educator, mother of five, family coach, and a parenting expert. Come experience her interactive presentation designed just for us! For more info on Cara Day, M.A. visit For more information on this event, contact Marsi Walker at (619) 504-2908 or Amy Saflar at (619) 991-9291. Granite Hills High School is located at 1719 E. Madison Ave. El Cajon, CA. 92019.

Cara Day Parenting Workshops

Granite Hills AYFC (Alpine Youth Football & Cheer) Registration – April 6, 2017

Attention parents: Granite Hills AYFC (Alpine Youth Football & Cheer) is having sign ups April 6, 2017 at GHHS (Granite Hills High School) from 5:00-7:00pm. Then on May 7 we will be at Baron’s Market in Alpine from 12-2pm. For more info email or more information can be found at:

GHHS Granite Hills Eagles Registration 2017

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